‘Best builders of socialism’ matchbox label series (1960)

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

18/04/11 – Czechoslovak matchbox label series promoting the election of socialist leaders. Series features illustrations of men and women from a wide variety of occupations (teachers, scientists, farmers, etc.) with the slogan (roughly translated): “[Elect] the best builders of socialism to represent the people.”

Labels printed for the Solo matchworks in Lipnik, Czechoslovakia in 1963.

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Vote for the best builders of socialism as representatives of the people

Sources and more information
Czechoslovak matchbox label collection on Flickr

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