The Old Cornish Mine series of matchboxes first appeared in England in 1962 and quickly became popular with the public and with matchbox collectors (phillumenists). They were produced by the Cornish Match Company of Halsetown, Cornwall.

This web site celebrates these wonderful matchboxes and is designed to be a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to share knowledge about the Old Cornish Mine and related series. It shows :

This website was created by Mike and Sue Pryor with enormous assistance from Ian BlewittSteven Smith and Jason Titley. All illustrations are from Mike, Ian, Steven and Andrew Hollock’s collections.