You like fruit crate labels?

… yeah, sure, of course you do. Well, we got 'em.

https://www.floridamemory.com/collections/crate-labels/

Engrave away, fruit lovers.

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Before you scoff… Cmon, lookit this thing:

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My father had gotten can labels from where he worked. Like piles of them.

Eight children, I think all of us had some labels in our homes. They were great for keeping score for various games. Fond memories.

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I love those labels! I’ve got a Dover Design book/cd with a bunch of those on it. Never figured out what to do with it though.

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As a Floridan, I love.

I tried to find logos etc from where my father worked. Hoping to make something meaningful one day with them.

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What a great site! Be interesting to see if I can find similar for other states. This looks like a wonderful site for genealogists. I have a cousin that has worked countless hours on our family.

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I collect these crate labels. I think the artwork is truly a piece of art in it’s own right. They just don’t make anything the way they use to.

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Fair warning: All I’m saying… if you’re a rabbit, you might want to stay out of this hole.

Well, if you like these midcentury crate illustrations, you might like this:

http://www.plan59.com/

Wherein you’ll find gems like this:

And this…

mobil48tire

And, OH YES, this:

They have a whole gallery of crate art, and you can buy posters.

Turn back now, dear rabbit, it’s about to get a lot deeper:

Cameo makers? Of course.
http://www.sheaff-ephemera.com/list/cameo-makers/
Never-made stamps? WHY NOT?!
http://www.sheaff-ephemera.com/list/stamp-design/
(etc)

Advertising history? (you were warned, rabbit)

Matchbooks? (Ecoutez, lapin…)
http://lileks.com/match/index.html

Arcade flyers? ( I just think you aren’t even listening about the hole.)
https://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=home

Blank cassette tape inserts? (Eddie, is that you?)

I could go on… but I’ll just say that I’ll stop spamming you here.

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OK OK I said I’d stop, but come on, envelope security patterns??

And oh crap, seed catalogs. These are gems.

https://library.si.edu/image-gallery/collection/seed-and-nursery-catalogs

Lookit (zoom, it’s huge):

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I also like collecting can labels

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Don’t forget Cigar Box Labels. What I really like about these labels is the embossing .

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Who could forget? They’re archived!

https://archive.org/details/cigarboxlabels00olsc

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These are great! I have a stack of antique crates that acted as bookshelves in my office. I’m totally going to print some of these for them once my life settles down again!

When is that again?

Could be years. sigh

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Gonna be a long trip…

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