Chapman's Matchboxes collected in the 1950s
Charles Chapman 1904 -1985. His Father, a commercial traveller, started him collecting in the 1920s. He was a member of the Magic Circle - stage name "Mystique". He became disabled in 1933 when he fell off the stage.
JD bought the collection in 1994 and has added the few more items since but now wants to sell the whole collectionof over 170 matchboxes. A list is compiled from Chapman's lists with the value as estimated in 1995 is available.