Determine country of origin
 
This list gives you information to find out where the labels, covers or boxes were made. The list is made alphabetically and started with the list shown on the page of the Dutch Society (see Links). Then I try to put more and other information together, to make a so complete as possible list with information about our hobby.
The information refers to the situation before 1980 where Jugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and the USSR existed as undivided countries, and East and West-Germany still separated. Since that time almost no labels were produced.
Explanation for used numbers:
(1) for match(es) in local language, (2) for a place-name, (3) for a plant name, (4) for a brandname or symbol, (5) for a pricing indication
If anybody have more information for this list, please mail it to me, so I can update this information.

   A   B   C   D   E    F   G   H   I   J    K   L   M   N   O    P   R   S   T   U    V   W   Y   Z   

A
  • A (on USSR labels)
  • AB = Aktie Bolaget
  • Abdoollally Ebrahim (3)
  • Adamjee Hajec Dawood and Co (3)
  • Allumette (1)
  • Allumettes Citanes (4)
  • Allumettière de Ninove (3)
  • Alumeto (1)
  • AMCO (3)
  • Amorfo (1)
  • Annaberg (2)
  • Appollo (4)
  • A.R.
  • A.S.
  • A.T. (4)
  • Atom (in a double circle) (4)
  • USSR
  • Sweden
  • India
  • Burma
  • French
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Esperanto
  • India
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Sweden
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Switserland
  • India
  • B
  • B (on hungarian labels )
  • B.
  • Baikal (2)
  • Baltija (2)
  • Barnaul (2)
  • B.B.
  • BDS (4)
  • Bean (4)
  • Bell (3)
  • B.F. = vB.F.
  • B. Fürth = vB. Fürth
  • BIMCO (4)
  • Bryant & May (3)
  • Brymay (3)
  • B.S.
  • Hungary
  • Czechoslovakia
  • USSR
  • USSR
  • USSR
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Bulgaria
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Austria
  • India
  • Great_Brittain
  • Great_Brittain
  • Czechoslovakia
  • C
  • Cerilla (1)
  • Cerino (1)
  • Chemicky Spolek Praha
  • Cheong Ming Match Co (3)
  • Chibrituri (1)
  • CIMCO
  • Compania Chilena (3)
  • Compania Importadora del Sur S.A.
  • Coswig (2)
  • C.S.
  • CSN
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Macao
  • Rumenia
  • India
  • Chili
  • Peru
  • East_Germany
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • D
  • D (on french labels)
  • D.D. Bean & Sons Co (3)
  • Degtukas (2)
  • Diamond Match Co (The) (3)
  • Dolar
  • Drava
  • Drevoindustria
  • Drvaca
  • Duncan (4)
  • DZA
  • France
  • USA
  • USSR
  • USA
  • Jugoslavia
  • Jugoslavia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Jugoslavia
  • Australia
  • East_Germany
  • E
  • E (on french labels)
  • Eddy Match Co (3)
  • EMCO
  • EN
  • Estanco de Fosforos
  • E.Z.
  • E.Z. (with cross_bow) (4)
  • France
  • Canada
  • India
  • Switserland
  • Bolivia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Switserland
  • F
  • F = 40 F (forint) (5)
  • Fabrica Nacional de Fosforos (3)
  • Federal Match Co PTY Ltd. (3)
  • FI (on french labels)
  • Fiammiferi (1)
  • Fosforeira Portuguesa Espinho (3)
  • Fosforeira Espanola SA. (3)
  • Fosfores (1)
  • Fyrstikk (1)
  • Hungary
  • Bolivia
  • Australia
  • France
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Brazil
  • Norway
  • G
  • Gomol (2)
  • Gosch & Co (H.E.) (3)
  • GOST
  • G.R.
  • Gyuta (1)
  • USSR
  • Denmark
  • USSR
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Hungary
  • H
  • H (on french labels)
  • Harima-Match Co Ltd. (3)
  • Haya-tsukegi (1)
  • H.E. Gosch (3)
  • Hjelpestikker (1)
  • France
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • I
  • I (on french labels)
  • Impuesto Pagado por Ingresso....
  • Industrias 'Alves & Rels' S/A (3)
  • Iskra B-Bystrica (2)
  • France
  • Chili
  • Brazilia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • J
  • J (on french labels)
  • J.H.
  • J.J.
  • J.K.
  • Jordbre (2)
  • J.R.
  • J.S.
  • J.T.
  • J.W.T.
  • France
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Sweden
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Sweden
  • K
  • K (on hungarian labels)
  • Kebrita (1)
  • KET
  • Kibrit (1)
  • Kibrit-ut Kibrity (1)
  • Kombinats Baltija Liepaja
  • Kometa
  • Korek api
  • KTO
  • Hungary
  • Arabic
  • Belgium
  • Turkey
  • Bulgaria
  • USSR
  • USSR
  • Indonesia
  • Finland
  • L
  • L (on french labels)
  • L (on hungarian labels)
  • Li, LI
  • Lidköping (2)
  • Liepsna
  • Lignimpex
  • Lucifer (1)
  • Luces (1)
  • Lume (1)
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Sweden
  • USSR
  • Hungary
  • Dutch
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • M
  • MACH = M.A.C.H. & Co
  • M.A.C.M
  • Masters
  • Match (1)
  • Matchstick (1)
  • May (4)
  • Mayak (2)
  • M.D. (4)
  • MEDA
  • Merckx (3)
  • Min 38 Bete (5)
  • M.M.
  • M.M.
  • M.M.C.O.
  • Moreland & Sons (3)
  • MZS (4)
  • India
  • India
  • Great_Brittain
  • English
  • English
  • Great_Brittain
  • USSR
  • Switzerland
  • India
  • Belgium
  • Rumenia
  • Rumenia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • India
  • Great_Brittain
  • Hungary
  • N
  • N (on french labels)
  • Namar
  • Nationale Luciferfabriek Weert (3)
  • Nile Match Company (The) (3)
  • Ninove (2)
  • Nitedals Taendstickfabrik (3)
  • NUR
  • France
  • Israel
  • The Nederlands
  • Egypt
  • Belgium
  • Norway
  • Israel
  • O
  • O (on french labels)
  • Ohio Match Co (3)
  • Osmovano Co Dolac
  • OTK
  • France
  • USA
  • Jugoslavia
  • Finland
  • P
  • Palitos (1)
  • Philippine Match Company Ltd (3)
  • Porin Tulitikkutehdas OY
  • PPZ
  • Price RE 006 of RE 009 enz. (5)
  • Pyreion (1)
  • Brasil
  • The Philippines
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • India
  • Greece
  • R
  • R.
  • Riesa (R)
  • Red Star (4)
  • RPR
  • Rozenberek (2)
  • R. & S.
  • R.T., R.T.Z.
  • Ruzemberok
  • Czechoslovakia
  • East_Germany
  • USSR
  • Rumenia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • S
  • S (on french labels)
  • S (on hungarian labels)
  • Saffa (SAFFA)
  • Säkerhets tändstickor (1)
  • Sarhad Match Industry (Pvt.) Ltd. Peshawar (3)
  • S.B.
  • Seita (SEITA) (3)
  • Serkocins (2)
  • SGZ (in a cercle) (4)
  • Shkrepca
  • Shqiperise
  • Shtetnose
  • Sibice (1)
  • Siguroni
  • Sikkerhetsstikker (1)
  • Sirius
  • Sirky
  • Smrecina b. Bystrica
  • Smrecina Ruzemberok
  • S.N.
  • SOK
  • Solo
  • Solo Lipnik = Solo Li
  • Solo Susice = Solo Su
  • Solo Wien
  • Solo Works
  • Spirto (1)
  • Spitschka (1)
  • STAB
  • Standard Match Industries (The) (3)
  • Startas
  • STAS
  • STD (in a triangle)
  • Streichhölz (1)
  • Stickor (1)
  • SU of SU I
  • SV (on french labels)
  • SV (on hungarian labels)
  • Szikra
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Pakistan
  • Czechoslovakia
  • France
  • USSR
  • Jugoslavia
  • Albania
  • Albania
  • Albania
  • Jugoslavia
  • Albania
  • Noorwegen
  • Oostenrijk
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Finland
  • Austria
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Austria
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Greece
  • USSR
  • Sweden
  • India
  • USSR
  • Rumenia
  • Jugoslavia
  • East_Germany
  • Finland
  • Czechoslovakia
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
  • T
  • Tändstick (1)
  • Tändsticka (1)
  • TCK
  • Tekel
  • Terza
  • Tin Wah Match Co (3)
  • TOCT
  • Tomsk (2)
  • Tikkua (tikkuja)
  • Tukkukauppojen OY (3)
  • Tulitikku (tulitikkuja) (1)
  • Tulitikut
  • Turinsk (2)
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Switserland
  • China
  • USSR
  • USSR
  • Finland
  • Finland
  • Finland
  • USSR
  • USSR
  • U
  • U.A.
  • Union Allumetières (3)
  • Uddevalla (2)
  • URSS
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Sweden
  • USSR
  • V
  • V (on french labels)
  • VDP Bytca
  • Vezuvs
  • Viljandi (2)
  • Vulkan (3)
  • Vuurhout (1)
  • Vuurstek (1)
  • France
  • Czechoslovakia
  • USSR
  • USSR
  • Sweden
  • South-Afrika
  • South-Afrika
  • W
  • W. & Co.
  • Wenersborg (2)
  • WIMCO
  • W.S.
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Sweden
  • India
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Y
  • Yang Ho
  • Chinees
  • Z
  • Z (on french labels)
  • Z.
  • Zapalka (1)
  • Zigice (1)
  • ZK
  • ZPZ
  • Zündholz (1)
  • Z.Z.
  • France
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Poland
  • Jugoslavia
  • Switserland
  • Poland
  • West_Germany
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Australia
    This list gives you all the known match factories which there were in Australia, since starting match producing. It gives also information about the Excise marks which were used by the different kind of match factories.
    Name Period Other info Samples
    Australian Match Mfg Co. 1969 - 1976 Excise mark: 10/5

    Barnes & Taylor 1870 - 1871 Name later changed to Taylor Bros.
    E.L. Bell & Co. 1911 - 1927 -
    R. Bell & Co. 1894 - 1909 Name later changed to Bryant & May / Bell & Co.
    Bryant & May / Bell & Co. 1909 - 1922 Name later changed to Bryant & May / Brymay
    Bryant & May / Brymay 1922 - today Excise mark: 1/3, E2994
    A. Blitz 1856 - ? No labels known
    A. Chabot 1850 - ? No labels known
    Commonwealth Match Works 1912 - 1942 Excise mark: 2/3
    C.F. Duncan & Co. 1913 - 1975 Excise mark: 1/4
    Federal Match Co. PTY Ltd 193? - 1975 Excise mark: 1/4
    Hanna match 1969 - today Excise mark: 2/4
    Matches (Aust) Ltd. 1927 - 1952 Excise mark: 2/4
    Plyfiber Match Co. 1952 - 1962 Excise mark: 2/4
    Safety Matches 1928 - 193? Excise mark: 3/4
    Taylor Bros. 1871 - 1872 -
    W.A. Match Co. 1930 - today Excise mark: 15/1, H263
    I. Wortman 1842 - 1844 Name later changed to A. Wortman
    A. Wortman 1844 - 1856 Name later changed to A. Blitz
    Samples of Excise marks

    AUSTRIA
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Zündholz, Streichholz.
  • Companies now and over the years
    • vB Fürth
    • Sirius
    • Solo
    • Solo Wien
  • Belgium
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Lucifer (NL), Allumette (FR), Stekje (Local dialect)
  • Bolivia
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Fosfores
  • Most of the Bolivian labels were Swedish Imports
  • Companies now and over the years:
    • Estanco de fosfores
    • Fabrica Nacional de Fosforos S.A.M.
  • Brasil
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Fosfores (de segurança), Palitos
  • Companies now and over the years:
    • Companhia Fiat Lux, Rio de Janeiro
    • Fabrica MARINA, Parana
    • Fabrica MIMOSA, Parana
    • Industria Nacional Fabrica de Phosphoros, Barreto, Nicheroy
    • Industrias 'Alves & rels' S/A
  • Canada
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Match, matchstick, Allumette (F)
  • Place_name:
  • Plants: Eddy Match Co
  • Chili
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Fosforo, (Fosfores de seguridad)
  • Place_name:
  • Plants: Companiia Chilena de Fosfores
  • Special texts : (Tax) Impuesta Pagado por Ingreso en virtud de la Resolucion N° 9310.
  • China
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Yang ho
  • Place_name:
  • Plants:
  • Czechoslovakia
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Zapalky, Sirky.
  • Place_name: Sucice, Lipnik, Bystrica, Ruzomberok.
  • Plants:
    • Solo Sucice SU I
    • Solo Lipnik LI I
    • Iskra B. Bystrica BF I
    • Smrecina B. Bystrica BB I
    • Iskra Ruzomberok
    • Solo Works
    • Marks: CSN 494705 = Standard.
  • Matchbox labels from the years 1903-1938, issued by little factories, have the name of the company and SOLO or HELIOS printed on it. (thanks to: Milan Tomasek)
    In Czech: Issued by: Factory place:
    A.R. Albert Roth Ceske Budejovice
    A.S. Adalbert Scheinost Susice
    B.F. Bernard Fürth Susice
    B.S. Bratri (Brothers) Scheinostove Postrelmov
    C.S., C.S. Ceska akciova sirkarna Ceske Budejovice
    E.Z. Erzgebirgshe Zündwarenfabrik Kovarska (Schmiedberg)
    J.H. Julius Huch Bernartice ve Slezsku
    J.J. J. a J. Kohnove Opava
    J.K. J. & J. Kohnove Krasno nad Becvou
    J.R. Jan Reinelt Kuncice
    J.S. Jan Svozil Lostice
    J.T. Jakub Taussig Horovice (Tlustice u Horovic)
    M.M. Moritze Meissnera synove Trest
    S.B. Solo Budejovice Ceske Budejovice
    S.N. Schell & Neffe Dlouha Ves u Susice
    In Slovakia: Issued by: Factory place:
    G.R. Georg Ritter Velka Bytca
    R. & S. Reich & Steiner Velka Bytca
    R.T., R.T.Z. Ruzomberska tovarna na zapalky Ruzomberok
    W. & Co, WECO Wolff & Co. Trnava
    W.S. Wittenberg Samu Zilina

    Labels from the years 1939-1945 which have product under monopol Deutsche Zündwarenmonopol-Gesellschaft have only number on the labels. (thanks to: Milan Tomasek)
    Number: Factory place:
    57 Lipnik nad Becvou
    120 only on the labels "Haushaltware" and "Welthölzer" with Reichs symbol - eagle, producted in Dlouha Ves, Susice, Lipnik
    250 Susice
    275 Susice - only for saloon matches
    299 only on the labels "Welthölzer" from the same factories, like 120
    503 only on matches with blue label "Zünder" with key - producted in Susice and Banska Bystrica

    Labels after the year 1945, including socialist labels. (thanks to: Milan Tomasek)
    Identification: Factory place:
    B. Bytca (solitary or with denotation "Drevoindustria" or "ISKRA")
    B.B. Banska Bystrica (solitary or with denotation "Drevoindustria" or "ISKRA")
    Chemicky Spolek Praha Praha (only to end of the year 1945)
    Drevoindustria used only for Slovakia factories, only to the year 1948
    ISKRA used only for Slowak factories with name of place (ISKRA Banska Bystrica, ISKRA Ruzomberok), only in the years 1949-58
    Li, LI Lipnik (solitary or with denotation "SOLO")
    Smrecina from year 1959 used by slowak factories in Banska Bystrica and Ruzomberok
    SOLO in touch with contraction factory in Susice or Lipnik or in touch of place - SOLO (Solo) Lipnik, SOLO (Solo) Susice
    Su, SU Susice (solitary or with denotation "SOLO")
    R. Ruzomberok (solitary or with denotation "Drevoindustria" or "ISKRA")
    Ruzomberok solitary or with denotation "Drevoindustria" or "ISKRA"
    VDP Bytca only to end of the year 1945
    Z. (Z.) Zilina - with denotation "Drevoindustria" only to end of the year 1946
    Z.Z. (Z.Z.) Zilina - Zilinska zapalkarna - only to end of the year 1945

    Denmark
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Tändstick
  • Place_name:
  • Plants:
    • H.E. Gosch & co
    • H.E. Gosch
  • France
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Allumette
  • Place_name: Bègles (B), Mâcon (N), Saintines (S), Trélazé (T), Aix-en-Provence (X), Metz (Z)
  • Plants: See list for French Seita plants.
    • Allumettes Citanes SEITA
    • SEITA
  • A lot of matches were imported; the presence of the following characters indicates the country of origin:
    • D: Denmark
    • E: Brussels, Belgium
    • FI: Finland
    • H: Jugoslavia
    • I: Italia
    • J: Jugoslavia
    • L: Hungary
    • N: Belgium
    • O: Austria
    • S: Sweden
    • SV: Austria
  • Great Brittain
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Match.
  • Place_name:
  • Plants:
    • Bryant & May
    • Brymay
    • Moreland & Sons
    • Masters (J. John Masters Co. Ltd. )
  • Brands:
    • Swan
    • England's Glory
    • Bluebell
    • Captain Webb
  • Hungaria
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Gyujtó, Baros_gyufa, Szalongyufa
  • Place_name: Budofok, Keczkemet, Szegedin
  • Plants: Lignimpex: Hongarian exportcommunity.
  • Matchbox labels obtain the following characters according to the plant of origin:
    • B: Budofok
    • K: Keczkemet
    • L: Lignimpex
    • S: Szegedin
    • SZ: Szegedin
  • Marks and pricing:
    • MSZ: abbreviation for standard
    • MN052 20310
    • 40F : pricing.
  • Italy
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Fiammiferi, Fiamifori, Cerino.
  • Place_name:
  • Plants: SAFFA (Saffa)(Societa Anonima fiammiferi)
  • Yugoslavia
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Sibice (Sigurnome), zigice, drvaca.
  • Place_name: Osijek, Dolec.
  • Part of Jugoslavia uses cyrillic script, it is therefore possible to find several versions of the same label.
  • Plants: Drava (Osijek) and Dolac (Osmovano Co Dolac) with the following marks:

  • The Netherlands
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Lucifer (somtimes in combination with 'vonkvrij'), Strijkstok.
  • Norway
    Norwegian match factories
    (From Olav Wetting, 1968: "Norsk fyrstikkindustri før år 1900") 

    1.

    F.H. Frølichs Fyrstikfabrik, Nedre Voldgade, Christiania 1846-1856
















    2.

    Sandefjord Tændstikfabrik, Sandefjord 1848

    3.

    J.T. Hørners Fyrstikfabrik, Skoger 1849-1850

    4.

    Christiania Fyrstikfabrik, Grønland, Christiania 1852-1860

    5.

    Biskopshavn Tændstikfabrik, Aarstad, Bergen 1853-1871

    6.

    Fr. Häusgens Tændstikfabrik, Christiania 1854-1858

    7.

    C.F. Ritters Tændstikfabrik, Ø. Ager 1855-1860

    8.

    Sogndal Tændstikfabrik, Sogndal i Sogn 1855-1884

    9.

    Holmen Fyrstikfabrik, F.H. Frølich, Christiania 1856-1861

    10.

    C.Z. Amnei Tændstikfabrik, Røros 1857-1860

    11.

    Hamiltons Tændstikfabrik, Fredrikshald 1858-1867

    12.

    Bøhmer og Sørensen Tændstikfabrik, Faaberg 1858-1865

    13.

    Nordhaugens Fyrstikfabrik, Ringsager 1859-1870

    14.

    Ihlens Tændstikfabrik,Trondhjem 1860-1880

    15.

    Solhallen Tændstikfabrik, Halsaa pr. Mandal 1863-1877

    16.

    Nitedals Tændstikfabrik, Nitedalen 1863-1895

    17.

    Nylands Fyrstikfabrik, Ø. Ager 1865-1870

    18.

    Holens Tændstikfabrik, Faaberg 1866-1882

    19.

    H. Jølsens Tændstikfabrik, Enebakk 1866-1886

    20.

    Hardanger Tændstikfabrik, Valen 1869-1877

    21.

    Christiania Fyrstikfabrik, Sandager, Christiania 1872-1878

    22.

    L. Bersaas Tændstikfabrik, Øre i Romsdal 1872-1880

    23.

    Aarø Tændstikfabrik, Bolsø pr. Molde 1872-1875

    24.

    Bryn Tændstikfabrik, Ø. Ager 1872-1932

    25.

    Vendkværn Tændstikfabrik, Vang, Hedemarken 1873-1876

    26.

    Trondhjems Tændstikfabrik, Strinden 1873-1881

    27.

    Søndre Undals Tændstikfabrik, S. Undal pr. Mandal 1873-1883

    28.

    Christiania Tændstikfabrik, Heggedal i Asker 1874-1895

    29.

    Askelund Tændstikfabrik, Høle i Ryfylke 1874-1877

    30.

    Christiansand Fyrstikfabrik, Christiansand 1875-1880

    31.

    Søndhordland Tændstikfabrik, Etne 1875-1880

    32.

    Fredrikshalds, senere Halden Tændstikfabrik, Berg 1875-1922

    33.

    Grønvold Tændstikfabrik (Nitedals), Ø. Ager 1875-

    34.

    Rødfos Tændstikfabrik, V. Toten 1875-1895

    35.

    Jondals Fyrstikfabrik, Jondal i Hardanger 1876-1880

    36.

    Elvbakkens (senere Molde) Tændstikfabrik, Bolsø 1876-1902

    37.

    Ilsvaag Tændstikfabrik, Ilsvaag i Ryfylke 1876-1890

    38.

    Hamar Tændstikfabrik, Vang, senere Hamar 1877-1885

    39.

    Høvik Fyrstikfabrik, Næset i Romsdal 1877-1880

    40.

    Agnes Tændstikfabrik, Brunlanæs 1877-

    41.

    Kongsvinger Tændstikfabrik, Vinger 1878-1883

    42.

    Oddernæs Tændstikfabrik, Oddernæs pr. Christiansand 1878-1912

    43.

    Høgsfjord Tændstikfabrik, Høle i Ryfylke 1879-1880

    44.

    Haugefossen Tændstikfabrik, Jondal i Hardanger 1880-1883

    45.

    Karlsnæs Tændstikfabrik, Høle i Ryfylke 1881

    46.

    Bergens Tændstikfabrik, Solheimsvigen pr. Bergen 1884-1895

    47.

    "Primus" Tændstikfabrik, Veø i Romsdal 1891-1903
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Helpjestikker
  • Poland
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Zapalka
  • Place_name: Sianow, Gdansk, Bysrzyca, Czestochowa, Czechowice
  • Plants: In above mentioned cities.
  • Special marks: for domestic use:
    • (1) 74 (2) ZPZ (3) Bystrzyca (4) Przec 64 ZAP (5) 40 gr (6) PN - 69/D - 94061
    • (1) year of production.
    • (2) abbreviation of plant (Zaklady Przesnyslu Zapalczanego)
    • (3) one of the five place-names.
    • (4) about 64 matches
    • (5) price (CENA) 40 gr (groszy)(1 gr=1/100 Zloty)
    • (6) polish norm.
  • Czestochowa works mostly for export. The labels for export contain no special marks exception made for the mention 'made in Poland'.
  • Portugal
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Amorfos, Fosfores, Lume.
  • Place_name:
  • Plants: Fosforeira Portuguesa Espinho.
  • Rumenia
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Chibrituri.
  • Place_name:
  • Plants: Bucarest (since 1879), Briala (since 1962), Gherla (since 1984), Timisoara, Cluj.
  • Marks:
    • R.P.R. (Republica Populara Rumana)
    • R.S.R. (Republica Socialista Rumania)
    • min 38 Bete.
    • STAS, e.g.: STAS 2627/51 also NTR.
    • LEI: pricing.
    • CUTIA or BANI CUTIA.
    • TRI, TR II, TR III and TR IV with a number.
    • Chibrituri S.A.R.
    • Circle with a burning match inside.
  • Spain
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Fosforeira, Fosforos, Cerilla.
  • Place_name:
  • Plants: Fosforeira Espanola SA.
  • Switserland
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Zündholz, Streichholz (D), Allumette (F), Fiammiferi (I), Cerino (I)
  • Place_name:
  • Plants: Terza (in Unterterzen)
  • Marks: AT, MD, ZK (Plant in Kandergrund AG.) With cross-bow.
  • Turkey
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Kibrit
  • Place_name:
  • Plants: T.C.K. (Turklye Cumhurlyeti Kibrit)
  • Marks: Tekel.
  • USA
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Match, Matchstick.
  • Place_name:
  • Plants:
    • The Diamond Match Co
    • DD. Bean & Sons Co
    • Ohio Match Company
  • Brands: Bean.
  • USSR
    Other Information
  • Match in local language: Spichka
  • Place_name: Baikal, Baltija, Barnaul, Gomol, Mayak, Tomsk.
  • Plants:
  • Special marks:
    • Labels with cyrillic script and mostly on multiple rows with small characters:
    • TOCT (GOST= according to standard) e.g.: TOCT 1820
    • Red star
    • WT or WTYK + number = number of matches
    • CCCP = USSR
    • Crossed circle- KA or Crossed circle/C
    • A lot of series containing 16 labels and a pack label printed on thick glossy paper are sold as souvenirs for export.
    • LITHUANIA
    • Match in local language: Degtukas
    • Place_name: Kaunus, Vilnius
    • Plants:
      • Startas Kaunus
      • Liepsna Kaunus
      • Pozelos Kaune
    • LATVIA
    • Match in local language: Serkocinu
    • Place_name: Riga
    • Plants:
      • Letvijas Serkocinu
      • Kometa Riga
      • Vesuvs Riga
      • Kombinats Baltija Liepaja
    • ESTONIA
    • Match in local language: Tulitikut, Tuletikk
    • Place_name: Viljandi
    • Plants: Ensv Viljandi
  • Samples of the used signs on labels from the different matchfactories

    1 may factory

    Baikal factory

    Balabanova factory

    Baltija factory

    Barnaul factory

    Belka factory

    Biysk factory

    Borisov factory

    Cherepovets factory

    Gigant factory

    Gomel factory

    Iskra factory

    Kometa factory

    Krzvezda factory

    Mayak factory

    Pinskfactory

    Plitspichprom factory

    Pobeda factory

    Proletarskoye factory

    Revput factory

    Sibir factory

    Solntse factory

    Startas factory

    Turinsk factory

    Viljandi factory