australia_flag australia_kort AUSTRALIA

Capital:
Canberra 381,488  (2013)
Population: 23,621,300  (2014)
Area:
7,692,024 km2
History:
Independence from the UK
Constitution: 1. January 1901
Statute of Westminster: 9. October 1942
Australia Act: 3. March 1986

 

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Introduced 19th Sept. 1932
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Introduced 20th Aug. 1931
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The above labels are all originally made in Sweden. They are the so called "Trummer brands", named after Trummers, the agents for the British Commonwealth for the Swedish Match Co.
When, in 1930, the importation of foreign matches into Australia was forbidden, Bryant & May commenced negotiations with the Swedes for the right to produce the Trummer brands and the agreeement was signed in early 1931.
(The informations are from "The catalogue of matchbox labels Bryant & May (Melbourne) 1909-1981")

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