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10000 Matchsticks (approx) 10000 Matchsticks (approx)
£11.99
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Bag of 10,000 matchsticks (approximately)
Hobbys Jewellery Box Matchstick Kit Hobbys Jewellery Box Matchstick Kit
£17.50
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Hobby's Jewellery Box Matchstick Kit 1726FK with easy to follow instructions. To complete the model as illustrated, it will be necessary to purchase further otems..
Hobbys MatchMaker Camper Van Matchstick Model Kit Hobbys MatchMaker Camper Van Matchstick Model Kit
£19.35
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Camper Van Matchstick Model Kit MM12  Hobby's Craft kit With easy to follow instructions and plan. This is a detailed model which includes door handles and wing mirrors.   Not recommended for the beginner but suitable for those who have made previous designs. Finished size 285 mm long x 105 mm wide x 140 mm high. Wheel size 42 mm dia. Pack includes matchsticks, plan, pva adhesive and card sheets.
Hobbys MatchMaker Old Car CItroen Matchstick Model Kit Hobbys MatchMaker Old Car CItroen Matchstick Model Kit
£18.95
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MM09 Hobby's Craft Kit Old Car Matchstick Model Kit Citroen Kit contains: •Matchsticks. •Cardboard cut-out formers. •Glue. •Full Instructions. Size : 280 x 120 x 140mm
Hobbys MatchMaker Scooter Matchstick Model Kit Hobbys MatchMaker Scooter Matchstick Model Kit
£15.65
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MM08 Scooter Matchstick Model by Hobby's Matchsticks. •Cardboard cut-out formers. •Glue. •Full Instructions.
Hobbys Modern Clock Matchstick Model Kit Hobbys Modern Clock Matchstick Model Kit
£20.55
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Modern Clock Matchstick Model Kit 1724
Hobbys Rocking Horse Matchstick Model Kit Hobbys Rocking Horse Matchstick Model Kit
£16.99
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Rocking Horse Matchstick Model 1723FK Pack includes matchsticks, PVA glue, Tail material, Metal for rocker, Hubcaps, and eyes as well as easy to follow plan and instructions.
Katrinas V Twin Low Rider Motor Bike Martchstick Kit Katrinas V Twin Low Rider Motor Bike Martchstick Kit
£19.99
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Katrina's Matchstick Kit of a V Twin Low Relief Moptor Cycle Suitable for age 10+ Contents: Matchsticks glue ,matchstick cutter, plan and instructions.
Matchbuilder Haywain Matchstick Model Kit Matchbuilder Haywain Matchstick Model Kit
£16.25
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Hay Wain Matchstick Model Kit by Matchbuilder MK6116 Kit includes: Matches Glue Step-by-step instructions Carboard formers
Matchbuilder Victorian Milk Float Matchstick Model Kit Matchbuilder Victorian Milk Float Matchstick Model Kit
£16.25
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MK6114 Victorian Horse-drawn Milk Float Matchstick Model Kit by Matchbuilder Kit contains: Matches Glue Step-by-step instructions Carboard formers
Matchcraft Big Ben Matchstick Model Kit Matchcraft Big Ben Matchstick Model Kit
£11.99
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11531 Big Ben Matchstick Model Kit contains: •Matchsticks •Cardboard cut-out formers •Glue •Full Instructions •Matchcraft Safety Cutter Overall size of finished model: 114mm x 89mm x 445mm high.
Matchcraft Bow Top Caravan Matchstick Model Kit Matchcraft Bow Top Caravan Matchstick Model Kit
£18.76
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Quick Overview Kit contains: •Matchsticks •Ready-made coloured wheels •Cardboard cut-out formers •Axle Pins •Wire •Glue •Full Instructions Overall size of finished model: 210mm long, plus 130mm shafts; 130mm wide; 120mm high.
Matchcraft Colosseum Clock Matchstick Model Kit Matchcraft Colosseum Clock Matchstick Model Kit
£21.99
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Colosseum Clock Matchstick Kit by Matchcraft  11600 This Colosseum Clock kit includes everything needed to make this matchstick model. Included are all the pre-cut card formers along with the glue, matchticks and full instructions. These instructions will guide you through each stage of the construction until you finally achieve the finished product. Approx size of finished model: 130mm deep 243mm…
Matchcraft Dutch Windmill Matchstick Model Kit Matchcraft Dutch Windmill Matchstick Model Kit
£11.99
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11493 Dutch Windmill Matchstick Model Kit by Match Craft Approx size 368 mm high x 140mm wide Kit includes easy to use matchstick cutter, cutting guide for accuracy, matches, glue, and pre-cut card shapes.
Matchcraft Fire Engine Circa 1930 Matchstick Model Kit Matchcraft Fire Engine Circa 1930 Matchstick Model Kit
£15.45
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Matchstick Model Kit of 1930's Fire Engine by Matchcraft 11541 Kit contains: •Matchsticks •Ready-made coloured wheels •Cardboard cut-out formers •Axle Pins •Wire •Glue •Full Instructions
Matchcraft Ledge Caravan Matchstick Model Kit Matchcraft Ledge Caravan Matchstick Model Kit
£18.75
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Ledge Caravan Matchstick Kit by  Match-Craft 11497 Kit contains: •Matchsticks •Ready-made coloured wheels •Cardboard cut-out formers •Axle Pins •Wire •Glue •Full Instructions Overall size of finished model: 240mm long, plus 130mm shafts; 130mm wide; 190mm high.
Matchcraft Tower Bridge Matchstick Model Kit Matchcraft Tower Bridge Matchstick Model Kit
£11.99
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11534 London Tower Bridge Matchstick Model Kit Age 12+ Kit contains: •Matchsticks •Cardboard cut-out formers •Glue •Full Instructions •Matchcraft Safety Cutter Approx size of finished model: 381mm long, 203mm wide; 184mm high;
Matchitecture Mammoth Junior Matchstick Model Kit Matchitecture Mammoth Junior Matchstick Model Kit
£17.55
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Mammoth Matchstick Model Kit by Matchitecture Age 8+ Junior Kit Activity time 6 hours 3D model fashioned from wooden sticks called micro beams which are glued and built according to detailed plans and by following the pages' order. Every part is built directly on the assembly board's acetate sheet.  A plan is slipped under the acetate sheet.  Microbeams stick to the surface of the acetate during c…
Matchitecture One Thousand and One Nights Matchstick Model Kit Matchitecture One Thousand and One Nights Matchstick Model Kit
£34.50
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One Thousand and One Nights Matchstick Model Kit by Matchitecture Contents: 1 assembly board with clear acetate sheet 4 clips 1 Microbeam cutter 1550 microbeams (53mm) 1 bottle of wood glue 1 pait of Microbeam weezsers plans & instructions
Matchmaker Cannon & Limber Matchstick Model Kit Matchmaker Cannon & Limber Matchstick Model Kit
£13.99
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Cannon & Limber Matchstick Model Kit 17th Century cannon Kit contains: •Matchsticks. •Cardboard cut-out formers. •Glue. •Full Instructions. Approx finished length 317mm.
Matchmaker Mississippi Riverboat Matchstick Kit Matchmaker Mississippi Riverboat Matchstick Kit
£13.99
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Mississippi Riverboat Matchstick Model Kit Kit contains: •Matchsticks. •Cardboard cut-out formers. •Glue. •Full Instructions. Approx size of finished model: 380mm long, 225mm high;
Matchmaker Norfolk Windmill Matchstick Model Kit Matchmaker Norfolk Windmill Matchstick Model Kit
£13.99
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Matchmaker Norfolk Windmill Matchstick Kit Kit contains: •Matchsticks. •Cardboard cut-out formers. •Glue. •Full Instructions. Approx size of finished model: 305mm high excluding sails, Sail Span 355mm

Matchstick Modelling

It is appropriate that as a retailer in Stockton on Tees, we sell matchstick models because the friction match was invented here in Stockton on Tees!

The friction match was invented in 1829 by John Walker who as a young man was apprenticed to the local surgeon.  However, he found he had an aversion to surgical operations and turned instead to chemistry.  He was interested in finding a way of obtaining fire easily.  Although chemical mixtures existed to ignite by a sudden explosion, it had not been possible to transmit the flame to wood.  He found the solution by accident and immediately started producing the fiction match.  A box of 50 matches in 1829 cost one shilling (equivalent to 5p today.).


Of course the matches used in the matchstick modelling kits do not have the chemical tips to strike.


There is a huge range of models to choose from. There are trains, boats, windmills, steam rollers, gypsy caravans, fire engines, clocks, and many famous buildings such as Big Ben, or the Taj Mahal.


Making these models is a hobby which appeals to many ages.  The kits all come with instructions and in some cases, paper formers to work from.  Matchstick cutters and glue are required to complete the models, but part from that all you  need is time and patience.

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