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See also: Phillumenist
phillumenist (plural phillumenists)
- A person who collects match-related items, like matchbox labels, matchboxes, matchbooks, or matchbook covers.
1984, Stephen Hughes, Pop Culture Mania: Collecting 20th-Century Americana for Fun and Profit, New York: McGraw-Hill, ISBN 9780070311145, OL 9249899M, page 207:
- To be a real phillumenist, however, requires that one take his assorted books and "shuck" them, "press" them, and then categorize them according to subject, era, size, and maker.
2012 January 23, Jonny Coyne as Edwin James, “Kit Nelson”, Alcatraz season 1 episode 3, written by Jennifer Johnson, 30:10:
- This matchbox is a Swedish safety match from the Jönköping match factory. It's manufactured in 1858, just in time for the American Civil War. I like it very much. I guess that makes me something of a phillumenist.