Spark, the trademark sticker on the match boxes, has been a symbol of the fire for more than 180 years. With its rich and diverse designs, Spark has included history, society, and all things in the world, turning each small piece of paper into a small window for people to understand history, observe society, and explore the world.
At the same time, Spark carves the neglected time in its own unique way, and blooms itself in the flow of time, transforming into an artistic flower full of wisdom. So far, Spark is still a passionate fire, loved, collected, and appreciated by people.
Collecting is not only about the past, present, but also about the future. Because of its connection with time, collecting has become a real way of nostalgia for the old times. Having a collection means having the old and beautiful times in hand, especially when many collections are carved with time simultaneously.
Spark is also like this. A small sticker on the match boxes carves time in its unique way, and contains some emotional moments. Therefore, Spark and time are combined, becoming special and poetic collectibles for people.
The first Spark appeared in 1827 on John Walker's match boxes in Cleveland, England, with the portrait of British pharmacist John Walker on the trademark. Therefore, match producers around the world have followed suit, imprinting their own trademarks on match boxes.
However, time offers collectors an infinite sense of thickness. Everything changes in the flow of time, and new meanings are merged. Of course, Spark is no exception.
In the early years, Spark's themes ranged from single portraits to literary and artistic performances of various countries and regions, customs and social records, and various historical moments of different periods from ancient times to modern times were depicted on Sparks in various unique ways.
It is the richness of advertising match boxes themes and its continuation that makes this small, thin paper a modern history of another form of writing.
Spark uses a simple and clear way to write in unknowingly, carving the time between fingers in ordinary life in the river of history.
Today, the use of matches is becoming less and less, and the original role of Spark as a trademark will gradually fade into history. However, some people use collecting as a way to bring back the time that slipped through their fingers.
In the age when convenient lighters were not yet popular, matches were the most important and common ignition tool. When people ignited matches, they might inadvertently catch a glimpse of the Spark on the match boxes that burned differently from the match head.
The change of time is always particularly cruel. Collecting Sparks is to maintain the subtle emotions left by time and to taste life in collecting.
It can be said that collecting advertising match boxes is to collect the passionate part of time, the part that is continuously carved by time. Besides, more than these little emotions, collectors should pay attention to the personal touch that each collection brings.
The heat provided by the burning of the artistic flower is not only limited to the content on the paper, but also involves the insight into history in any subtle way, and in turn pouring the insight into one's heart.
When leaving the historical scene, we can use this "small encyclopedia" to approach history in an almost perceptual way. In other words, in the process of colliding sparks, we are also approaching the most authentic and plain part of ourselves.
Everyone's collection has personal elements in it that are integrated into it. The collection of advertising match boxes is no exception, pouring emotions rather than just money, displaying human touch and spirit of humanity.
Spark is a passionate flame burning in the dark. Passion doesn't just refer to the joy of seeing Sparks when igniting matches in the dark.
Seeing the bloom of Sparks on the reflection of time, smelling the true taste of history, truly reaching the inner peace, this is the essence of collecting advertising match boxes, even collecting everything that can be collected.