No idea how these beauts from Jönköping, Sweden made it into our match drawer. But they did. And I had to share them because the box is beautiful. Then, of course, I get tied up reading about em.
The short of it: these matches were patented in 1927 by Ivan Kruger, the Match King of Sweden, though they claim to've been around for one hundred twenty years. They ship all over the world and end up in junk drawers of the truly discerning.
Never too late to invest in the match game. Big growth industry. Until it goes up in flames, of course.