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12:00 AM, January 05, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:12 AM, January 05, 2021

First ever international matchbox exhibition

Bangladesh Matchbox Collectors' Club (BMCC) has arranged the ever first ever international Matchbox and Labels Exhibition. Around 60 matchbox collectors from 20 different countries are taking part in this exhibition, displayed at  until 15 January 2021. The exhibition was inaugurated on the 1st of this month.

As associate partners of the international exhibition, BMCC has the pleasure of having the Australian Match Cover Collector's Society (AMCCS) and the Philatelic Society of Bangladesh (PSB), with Bangla Kitchen as official sponsor.

Founded in 2016, BMCC, one of the leading matchbox collectors' organisations in the world, wholeheartedly works for promoting phillumeny, the hobby of collecting matchbox, labels and related items.

Shakil Huq, the president of BMCC said, "BMCC works for creating enthusiasm and passion for matchboxes so that people take up matchbox collection as their hobby. We frequently organise meetings, discussions and different occasions for collectors and publish a quarterly international journal, Diyasholai, to present the study of various collectors."

Matchboxes used to be a part and parcel of everyday life in former days. They were not merely made for lighting fire, but also used to depict amazing artworks. The artworks depicted various themes from history, to culture, language, sports, politics, geography and almost everything in between. And this forms the basis of what was once a popular collecting subject. Although the pursuit is losing popularity across the globe, it has a strong fan following in Bangladesh, much to the credit of Bangladesh Matchbox Collectors' Club (BMCC).

For more information on the exhibition, or matchbox collecting in general follow Bangladesh Matchbox Collectors' Club on social media,

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