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Archivist’s luxury matches come in printed boxes that are little works of art, making them a quirky yet practical gift. After all, striking a match is often the start of something really special: lighting a barbecue; starting a warm fire; or lighting your most treasured scented candle - it all starts with a match.


These are extra-long so are perfect for lighting fires and reaching into candles. Strike a Light luxury matchbox is a vintage vision of cornwall coastline, complete with seagulls - which, from this distance, look quite majestic (until they steal your chips that is).Designed, printed and assembled in the UK.

Box measures 11 by 11cm. Contains approximately 100 matches and each match is around 10cm long.

Strike A Light Luxury Matches

  • This is a standard item at £4.99 postage and packing.

    We make every effort to dispatch items within three working days and aim for UK delivery within seven days of receiving your order.

    If you order from other categories the highest rate of postage will be applied to all of your order. Standard UK delivery is £4.99, £3.99 for prints, £2.99 for small items, £1.99 for greetings cards and £9.99 for bulky items. Free delivery over £100.

    Our full Shipping Policy, and EU shipping rates, appear on the Checkout page.

    Grotto Pickup is available - normally ready in 2 business days. Please wait for email notification before collecting your order, and bring your order number and ID with you. Our opening hours will be detailed on your email.

  • Archivist was founded in 1998 and is run by husband and wife duo William and Sarah. Working with archives and collaborating with artists all over the world, they have created a range of letterpress printed cards using the finest inks and papers.

    Letterpress fell out of favour many years ago as litho printing became the norm. However, over the last ten years, letterpress has enjoyed a revival as designers and printers appreciate the infinite opportunities offered by this most traditional of printing techniques. Letterpress printing is a term used to describe printing using a press that inks the image then ‘stamps’ the paper. This is a process that has changed little since the Gutenberg bible was published circa 1455.