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Federal Match Box Covers with Australian Army Badges

In the days when most people smoked and cigarette lighters were not a common item there were several brands of matches sold. Redheads was one. Federal was another. Each box had 50 matches and each box had a different image from a series. Match box cover collecting was popular.

Part of this collection from John Kasnik and supplied by CW4 (CWO) Herbert H "Sarge" Booker 2nd and the balance supplied by Jeff Johnson.

RMC Duntroon Armoured Corps Artillery
Engineers Survey Corps Signals
Infantry Intelligence Christian Chaplains
Service Corps Medical Corps Dental Corps
Ordnance Corps RAEME Education Corps
Catering Corps Provost Corps Psychology Corps
Army Nursing Corps WRAAC Royal Australian Regiment
Pacific Islands Regiment Royal Queensland Regiment Royal NSW Regiment
RNSWR COMMANDO Royal Victoria Regiment 1 Armoured Regiment
2/14 QMI 12/16 Hunter River Lancers 1/15 Royal NSW Lancers
4/19 Light Horse 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles 3/9 SA Mounted Rifles

10 Light Horse PNG Volunteer Rifles Queensland University Regt
Sydney University Regt Melbourne University Regiment Adelaide University Regiment
WA University Regt University of NSW Regt OCS Portsea
  • This series stopped at 44 instead of the normal 48
Army Apprentices General Service Badge

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