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  • Slovak Republic
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • United States





    United Kingdom

    The British Matchbox Label & Booklet Society
    Hon. Secretary
    Mr A Alderton (rdd62@dial.pipex.com)
    122 High Street
    Melbourn
    Cambridgeshire
    SG8 6AL
    Great Britain

    North Western Phillumenist's
    c/o Mr C. J. Russell
    209 Windleshaw Road
    St. Helens
    Merseyside
    WA10 6TN
    Great Britain

    West and Midlands Match Label Society
    Secretary
    Mr V Belshaw
    16 Springfield
    Littleover
    Derby
    DE23 6EZ
    Great Britain

    Australia

    Australian Match Cover Collectors Society (AMCCS)
    Honorary Secretary
    c/o Mr N Youl
    13 Midvale Avenue
    North Balwyn
    Victoria 3104
    Australia

    AMCCS (Melbourne)
    c/o Mr L Giroud
    30 Crawford Road
    Werribee South
    Victoria 3030
    Australia
    [Tel: (03) 9742 1273]

    AMCCS (South Australian Branch)
    c/o David Figg
    2 Burnie Ave
    Campbelltown
    South Australia
    Australia

    Queensland Matchbox Collectors Club
    c/o Ms. A Bailey
    45 Haig St.
    Kedron
    Qld 4031
    Australia
    [Tel: (07) 3857 5091]

    Sydney Phillumenist Club
    c/o Daphne Wiles
    6 Rundle Street
    Granville
    NSW 2142
    Australia

    Belgium

    PHILLUBEL
    c/o F. C. M. van Popering (fvanpopering@swing.be)
    Assesteenweg 192
    B-1750 Lennik
    Belgium

    Canada

    Jewelite Club: A specialty club focusing on Universal Match Corp.’s Jewelite matchcovers. Meets annually at RMS convention. Annual dues $5. A Jewelite listing is maintained and members are advised of any additions. Contact: Stella Williams, 910 Howard Lane, Vandalia, OH 45377-1866 (937)890-8684

    Northern Lites Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Toronto area. Bimonthly meetings at Glen Anderson's, 83 Parkwoods Villag Dr., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M3A 3R8. No dues or bulletin. Contact: 22 Sachet Drive, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, L4E 4S1

    Phillu-Quebec ENRG.: A regional club serving Quebec province. Meetings are seasonal, and locations vary. Dues: $12 (Canadian and US). Quarterly bulletin (in French), mail auctions, annual swapfest each September; sponsor of the 1997 RMS convention. Contact: Pierre Dorval, 284 D'Aiguillon#1, Quebec, Canada, G1R IL6

    Southern Ontario Matchcover Club: A regional club serving southern Ontario province. This club is an extension of the Trans-Canada Matchcover Club. Meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of every other month at the YMCA of Hamilton. No dues or bulletin. Contact persons: Carol Ziegler, President, 4019 Weimar Line, RR#3, Wellesley, ON., Canada NOB 2T0 or Robert Reed, Vice President, 34 Sweetbriar Rd, London, Ontario, Canada, N5Y 5G1

    Trans-Canada Matchcover Club: A regional club serving Ontario province. Meets annually at Trans-Canada swapfest. Dues are: Canada - $10 CDN/USA-$9 US or $12 CDN Overseas/$12 US. Bimonthly bulletin, mail auctions, annual swapfest in April; sponsor of the 1993 RMS convention. Contact persons: Carol Ziegler, President, 4019 Weimar Line, RR#3, Wellesley, ON., Canada NOB 2T0 or Robert Reed, Vice President, 34 Sweetbriar Rd, London, ON, N5Y 5G1, More info and membership application at the Quarterly bulletin, mail auctions, annual swapfests in April, sponsor of 1993 RMS convention and 2004 RMS conventions.More info and membership application at the Trans-Canada website.


    Czech Republic

    Cesky filumenisticky svaz

    Klub Sberatelu - Cesky Filumenista
    c/o Z Prochazka
    Obilni trh 6
    CR-602-00 Brno
    Czech Republic

    Klub Filumenistu MDK
    c/o Z Mr V Loubal
    Kolarova 18
    370 11 C.Budejovice
    Czech Republic

    France

    Association Vitolphilique et Philumenique Francaise
    Secretary
    Mr Jean-Michel Lallement
    9 allee de la Bernardine
    52100 Saint-Dizier
    France

    Germany

    Bayer-Phillumenisten e.V
    c/o Hans Esser
    Alte Wipperfuerther Str. 171A
    51519 Odenthal-Gruenenbaeumchen
    Germany

    Phillumenistische Geselleschaft e.V
    Postfach 200118
    45757 Marl
    Germany

    India

    India Top Matchcover Club
    c/o Mr Krishna Rastogi
    Opp. Agarwal Bhawan
    Alinagar
    Gorakhpur 273 001
    Uttar Pradesh
    India

    Malta

    Hobbies Society (Phillumenist Division)
    102 Our Lady of Sorrows St.
    Hamrun
    Malta

    Netherlands

    S&D Groep Lucifersetiketten
    c/o (Mr Maarten Brinkman)
    De Miggelt 22
    7121 HB Aalten
    The Netherlands

    Portugal

    Associação Portuguesa de Filumenismo
    Rua Formosa 400 - 2
    4000-249 Porto
    Portugal

    Romania

    Gruparea Filumenistilor din Romania
    c/o Mr Zamfir Pop
    Str Avram Iancu nr 53
    401096 Turda
    Romania

    Russia CIS

    Rad Club of Phillumeny Leningrad
    c/o Mr A Petrov)
    Postbox 262
    197198 St Petersburg
    Russia CIS

    Societies of Collectors
    c/o Mr A Travnikov
    Postbox 92
    197022 St Petersburg
    Russia CIS

    Slovak Republic

    Slovensky Filumenisticky Zvaz
    c/o Vladimir Gadjos
    Ukrajinska 6
    831 02 Bratislava
    Slovak Republic

    South Africa

    Protea Match Collectors Club of South Africa
    PO Box 17630
    Pretoria North 0116
    South Africa

    Thailand

    The Match Collector Club of Thailand
    c/o Mr. Prateep Tangkanchanawelukul
    204/4 Ladprao 10 rd.
    Ladyao
    Chatuchak
    Bangkok 10900
    Thailand

    United States

    Aside from RMS, which is the national hobby organization, there are three types of matchcover clubs: regional, specialty, and private. Regional clubs [ex. San Diego Matchcover Club] are those which are based in a specific area and have elected officers who serve for specific terms; specialty clubs [ex. Girlie Club] focus on a specific category only; and private clubs [ex. AMCC] are those basically owned and operated by one individual. All clubs welcome members both in and out of their local areas [most collectors belong to several clubs in order to receive a variety of club bulletins, membership listings, and mail auctions]:

    American Matchcover Collecting Club: A matchcover club, specializing in pre-1965 front strike matchcovers. Meets annually at AMCC swapfest and RMS Convention. Quarterly bulletin, regular & special auctions, roster, annual swapfest. Dues: $20.00 (bulk mail)/$25.00 (regular & Canadian)/$48.00 (overseas). Contact: Bill Retskin, POB 18481,Asheville, NC 28814-0481, or bill@matchcovers.com.

    Angelus Matchcover Club: Caliofornia's oldest club (50 years old in 2001); a regional club serving the greater Los Angeles-Pasadena area. Meetings are held 3rd Sunday of each month, except May/Aug/Dec, at Lamanda Park Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA. 1PM. Dues: $5 (US/CAN), $7 (family), $10 (foreign). Quarterly bulletin, mail auctions, Holiday auction in November. Contact: Cheryl Crill, 1553 E. Woodbury Rd., Pasadena, CA 91104 (Tel 626-794-0094)

    Badger State Matchcover Club: A regional club serving the Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI, area. Meetings are 3rd Sunday of every other month (none in June, July or August). Dues: $5+$3 per each additional family member. Five bulletins a year, Christmas and anniversary parties; sponsor of 5 swapfests and the 1979 RMS convention. Contact: Marilyn Reese, 3201 S. 72nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53219-3969 Membership Application

    Berks County Matchcover Club: A regional club serving Reading, PA, and surrounding area. Currently meetings are held in the Borough Hall of Boyertown, PA on the second Sunday of the month. Dues: $5. Bimonthly bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties. Contact: Pat Shappell, 109 Wood Lane, Reading, PA 19606-2446.

    Big Boy Restaraunts Club: A specialty club focusing on Big Boy restaurant covers. Meets annually at RMS conventions. No bulletin/no dues; initial membership cost of $5 for cover listing and membership list. Contact: Mike Samuels, 2713 Woodley Place NW, Washington, DC 20008-1518

    Casino Club: A specialty club focusing on Casino matchcovers and boxes. Meetings are held annually at the AMCAL and RMS Conventions. Dues: $10. There are 10 bulletins annually (at least one colour page in each issue). Contact: Dick Hagerman, 824 Peachy Canyon Circle #101, Las Vegas, NV 89144 or Joe DeGennaro. Membership Application

    Connecticut Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Connecticut and adjacent areas. TBD. People interested can contact Robert Lamb)Dues: $5 (US)/$6 (CAN)+one-time $1 initiation fee. Five bulletins annually, annual swapfest.

    Denver Strikers Matchcover Club: Not a regional club, it meets annually at the AMCAL and RMS conventions. Dues: $6 (domestic), $10 (Canadian & foreign). Bimonthly newsletter. Contact: Ken Schneider, 219 Carrol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82009 307/632-7374

    Empire Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater New York City and adjacent areas. Meetings are 1st Sunday of every other month, except summer. Dues: $5; five bulletins annually.Christmas party; sponsor of the 1995 RMS convention. Contact: Ed Terracciano, 481 Beacon Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 (E-mail: Joe DeGennaro). Membership Application

    Foilite Club: A specialty club focusing on Universal Match Corp.’s Foilite matchcovers. Meets annually at RMS convention. Dues: $5. Monthly listing of newly found Foilites (if enough have been added to the list that month). Contact: Ruth Hagan, POB “T”, Taft, CA 93268-0034.

    Forest City Matchcover Club: A club open to all areas. Meetings are the 3rd Sunday of every month (except July and December). Contact Irene Kozak, 3740 Hunter Dr., North Olmsted OH 44070 (440) 777 5667

    Garden State Matchcover Club: A regional club serving New Jersey and adjacent areas. Meetings are 3rd Sunday of every other month at varying locations. Dues: $5. 4 bulletins annually, mail auctions, annual open house. Contact: Orvie Hoffman, 5 Gold St., Green Brook, NJ 08812-2509

    Girlie Matchcover Club: A specialty club focusing on Girlie matchcovers and boxes. Founded in 1982, it has members worldwide. The goals of the club are to (1) publish an updated, illustrated catalog of known Girlie sets and singles, and (2) to put collectors in contact with one another. Meets annually at RMS convention. Dues: there is an initial charge of $40 for the spectacular catalog and subsequent updates, and $12 annual dues there after. Contact: John Bachochin, 15731 S. 4210 Rd., Claremore, OK 74017.<./p>

    Great Lakes Match Club: A regional club serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area. Meets on the first Sunday of each month at announced locations. 12 opage bimonthly bulletin. Dues are $10 for the first year and $8 renewal thereafter. This club is just getting started. You can give them a boost and get in on the ground floor by joining. Contact Denise Alliegro, 3702 Sun Terrace, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Membership Application

    Huggable Bears Club: A specialty club centered on matchcovers, boxes, and labels featuring bears and related materials. Meets annually at RMS convention. Dues: $5. Quarterly bulletin. Contact: Toby Messmer, 5930 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne, KY 41059 (859-441-3339) for an appliaction.

    Jewel Club: A specialty club interested in Universal Match Corp.’s Jewel matchcovers. Meets annually at RMS convention. No dues. A Jewel listing is maintained and members are advised of any additions. Contact: Clem Pater, 9 Woodbury Ct., Hamilton, OH 45013-6314.

    Jewelite Club: A specialty club focusing on Universal Match Corp.’s Jewelite matchcovers. Meets annually at RMS convention. Annual dues $5. A Jewelite listing is maintained and members are advised of any additions. Contact: Contact: Stella Williams, 910 Howard Lane, Vandalia, OH 45377-1866 (937)890-8684

    Keystone-Lehigh Matchcover Club: A regional club serving Allentown, PA, and surrounding areas. Meet at its annual swapmeet late fall of every year at the Morgantown, PA Holiday Inn, exit 22 of the Pennsylvania turnpike. Dues: $3 annually. 3-4 newsletter per year. Contact Jane Ruffner,105 Gibraltar Toad, reading, PA 19606-3321. Membership application

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    Kitty Matchcover Club: A specialty club centered around matchcovers and boxes showing domestic cats. Meets annually at AMCAL convention. Dues: $5. Quarterly bulletin. Illustrated catalog of known cat issues is available. Contact: Nancy Bailey, 12707 Montague St., Pacoima, CA 91331-4138 (E-mail: SJBNAB@aol.com)

    Liberty Bell Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding areas. Meetings held in Feb., Apr., Jun., Sep., and Nov. at Radisson Hotel of Bucks County, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA 19053. Dues: $6 first year/$5 annually thereafter. Five bulletins annually. Christmas and anniversary parties; sponsor for the 1992 RMS convention. Contact: Janet Penny, 2501 Maryland Ave., Willow Grove, PA 19090-1835.

    Lone Star Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Houston, TX, and adjacent areas. Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of every other month+December, at Bayland Park Ctr., 6400 Bissonnett, Houston. Dues: $5 (individual)/$7.50 (family). Bimonthly bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties; sponsor of the 1996 RMS convention. Contact: Jo Wilding, 25 Huntsman’s Horn, The Woodlands, TX 77380-0938 (Tel: 281-367-2109) (E-mail: Wildjo97@aol.com)

    Long Beach Matchcover Club: A regional club serving the greater Long Beach-Los Angeles, CA, area, and the largest regional club in the U.S., with app. 600 members worldwide. Meetings are held on 1st Sunday of each month at Long Beach Community Plaza Room, 451 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA. Dues: $5. Monthly bulletin, mail auctions, Christmas and anniversary parties, and special programs which encourage participation of members outside of the local area. Contact: Emily Hiller, 2501 W. Sunflower Ave., #H5, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7532 (Tel: 714-540-8220).

    Marva Matchcover Club: A regional club serving the greater Washington, DC, and adjacent Virginia and Maryland areas. Meetings are held quarterly. Dues: $5. Quarterly bulletin, Christmas party. Contact: Jim Hopson, 10144 Wavell Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032-2336 (E-mail: Jhopson@erols.com).

    Mermaid Club: A specialty club focusing on matchcovers and boxes with mermaids/mermen. Meets annually at AMCAL and RMS conventions. Dues: none. Contact person: Janet Johnk, 6 Truman Dr., Novato, CA 94947 (E-mail: Jandua2mc@aol.com)

    Mid-South Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Mississippi and adjacent areas. Quarterly meetings rotate through New Orleans, Jackson (MS), and Memphis. Dues: $4. Bulletins are issued 4-5 times annually, Christmas and anniversary parties. Contact: Ella Badon, 484 S. 8th St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454-3416 (Tel: 504-386-2467).

    Military Matchcover Club: A specialty club focusing on all Military and Military-related covers/boxes. Bulletin with auction is published 6 times annually. Dues: $7+initial $1 set-up fee, $8.50 (family), $10 Canada and overseas, active duty or retired military discount membership is $5.50 [include copy of your ID card w/SSN# blocked out]. Contact: John B. Nichols, Sr., POB 531, Edwards, CA 93523-0531 (johnnic@aol.com)

    New England Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Massachusetts and adjacent areas. Meetings are bimonthly at varying locations. Dues: $5+ one-time charge of $1 for new members. Bimonthly bulletin, annual swapfest, Christmas party. Contact: Jean Walsh, 32 Wanut St., Malden, MA 02148-7049.

    New Moon Matchbox & Label Club: A specialty club focusing on all matchboxes and labels. Meets annually at RMS convention. Dues: $5. Quarterly bulletin. Contact: Linda Clavette, POB 192, Cascade, MD 21719-0192. (E-mail: Clavette@mail.cvn.net)

    Pacific Northwest Matchbook Collectors Club: A regional club serving the Seattle-Portland area. Meetings are held on 1st Sunday monthly (Portland) and 2nd Saturday monthly (Seattle) [schedule may vary]. Dues: $5. Bimonthly bulletins, mail auctions. Contact: Patrick Rogers, 6225 SW Mad Hatter Ln., Beaverton, OR 97008.

    Penn-Ohio Matchcover Club: A regional club serving the Pittsburgh, PA-Youngstown, OH, area. Meetings are on the 3rd Friday of every other month and feature displays, speakers, freebies, and more. Dues: $6. No bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties. Contact: Shirley Sayers, 1290 Corporation St., Beaver, PA 15009-2544 (Tel: 724-728-4671) (E-mail: rlsms@timesnet.net)

    Rathkamp Matchcover Society: The largest national club serving the US with a membership list of over 1400 collectors Dues: $17 the first year, $15 thereafter, and $4 per year for each additional family member living at the same address. Bimonthly bulletin of 28 pages with many interesting articles. An annual national convention is held each August. Contact: Terry Rowe, 432 N. Main St., Urbana, OH 43078-1608

    Rocky Mountain Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Denver and adjacent areas. Meetings are held on 2nd Saturday of every other month, usually in Denver. Dues: $6 (individual)/$8.50 (family)/$8 (foreign). Bimonthly bulletin with many interesting articles, mail auctions, Christmas party. Contact: Richard Giardini, 4416 W. 6th St., Greeley, CO 80634-1332.

    San Diego Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater San Diego and surrounding areas. Meetings are held on 2nd Sunday of each month at 1540 Forest Way, Del Mar, CA. Dues: $5 (US)/$6 (CAN). Bimonthly bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties. Contact: Wallace Wade, 1161 N. Meadowbrook Dr., San Diego, CA 92114.

    Sierra-Diablo Matchcover Club: A regional club serving the Sacramento-San Francisco area. Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of every other month at Crofoot Clubhouse, 7529 Circle Parkway, Sacramento, CA. Dues: $5 (individual)/$6.50 (family)/$6.50 (Canada/Mexico)/$7.50 (foreign). Monthly bulletin, mail auctions, caddy sales, club store (supplies), summer picnic and Christmas/Anniversary party. Contact: Janet Johnk, 6 Truman Dr., Novato, CA 94947 (Tel: 415-897-6724) (E-mail: Jandua2mc@aol.com)

    Southeastern Matchcover Club: A regional club serving the greater Jacksonville, FL, area. Regular meetings, bulletin. Dues: $5+one time $1 registration fee, $6.50 (family) [dues run from July 1st-June 30th]. Contact: Rose Rundell, 3162 Sweetwater Oaks Dr., Jacksonville, FL 3223-7276 (Tel: 904-880-6201) (E-mail:

    Texas National Matchcover Society: A Dallas-based regional club covering North Texas-Oklahoma-Arkansas region. Dues are $14.95 for a standard membership per annum, $19.95 for full-color newsletters. FMI: TNMS, POB 91, McKinney, TX 75070 (Tel: 972-562-5662) (E-mail: OldMatches@aol.com)

    Tobacco Club: A specialty club focusing on tobacco covers. Contact: Don Fisher, 13620 SE 268th St., Kent, WA 98042 (E-mail: matches@gte.net)

    Tri-State Cardinal Matchcover Club: A regional club serving the Cincinnati, OH-Lexington, KY area. Meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month (except 1st Sunday in Dec. and May; no meetings July and Aug.). Dues: $5 (individual)/$7 (family)+ $1 new member fee. Quarterly bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties; sponsor of 1994 RMS convention. Contact: Don Gingrich, 5720 Pleasant Ave., Fairfield, OH 45014-3543.

    Windy City Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Chicago and adjacent areas. Meetings are on 1st Sunday of each month (except January) at 2500 W. Lunt, Chicago, IL. Dues: $5 (individual)/$2 each additional family member. Bimonthly bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties. Contact: Trancita Boesel, 331 Vance St., Lombard, IL 60148-2462.

    Wolverine Matchcover Club: A regional club serving greater Detroit and surrounding areas. FMI: contact Cecil Waldrup, 11507 Colonial Woods Dr., Clio, MI 48420.