Ian Blewitt

Ian W Blewitt began collecting matchbox labels in 1949 and several years later joined BML&BS.  During the time of his membership he has exhibited labels and won the Society Essay Cup for three consecutive years.  He has held the positions of Bookshop Manager, Beginners’ Advisor and Postal Auctioneer.  He has given many local illustrated talks about the hobby. His main interest is labels with the word “Three” on them in English and he issued a three part list of these (1962, 63, 64).  This was later expanded to a single volume, an illustrated listing being published in 1995 and has since issued a History of Cornish Match Company.  He collects both labels and skillets and has a total collection of over 90,000.