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Matchboxes from across the world collected by Bengaluru man

In this world, the matchbox is one of the most taken for granted objects. Whether it’s lighting lamps, gas stoves or cigarettes, its existence is centred on its functionality. One does not think much about the drawings, symbols or stories that they could represent. For Amit Roy, however, the matchboxes offered by her mother after a trip abroad in 1996 sparked a hobby for life. For Amit Roy, however, the matchboxes offered by her mother after a trip abroad in 1996 sparked a hobby for life. He said that he used to collect stamps and coins earlier, but they were quite common so he wanted to collect something cool and offbeat.