Dates of Issue
The Old Cornish Mine matchboxes were available between 1962 and 1967.
The very first Old Cornish Mine matchbox was Rosemergy Mine (#1b) which was issued on 14th September 1962 with 36 average contents.
Starting in January 1964 seven more average contents 36 boxes were issued : Two Pennies (#5), Carn Camborne (#11), Carn Brea (#12), Botallack (#17), Swan Pool (#20), Hayle (#27) and Falcon Hotel (#30).
In September 1965 the average contents was reduced to 35, and a total of twenty boxes were issued.
In October 1966 the average contents were again reduced, to 34, and eight boxes appeared.
In 1967 the last Old Cornish Mine matchbox was issued, Mitchell’s Winding Engine (#1a).
The dates for the Related Series are :
- Old West Country series first appeared in 1963
- Old Kentish Country series first appeared in 1965
- Cornish Wreck series started in January 1967 and ran until 1980