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Object: Royal Wax Vesta coronation matchbox

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Title Royal Wax Vesta coronation matchbox
Production New Zealand Wax Vesta Co. Ltd. (manufacturer(s)), 1953, Dunedin
Medium summary printed paper covered cardboard
Materials cardboard, paper
Classification matchboxes
Dimensions Overall: 77mm (Width) x 47mm (Depth) x 15mm (Height)
Registration number GH012578

The label on this box of wax vestas (matches) features the Union Jack and the New Zealand flag. It was uncommon to see both flags on a coronation souvenir as most were made in England and therefore favoured the Union Jack.

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