Monday, 21 September 2015

Vintage Product Labels

"The Excelda Handkerchief" box

My personal collections of ephemera and collectables includes quite a number of attractive vintage product boxes, tins and labels dating back as far as the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. But what mainly sets these images apart is that the majority are in vibrant colour or at the very minimum have a visually interesting element to them. Click on images for a larger view.

"Crawford's Oval Rich Digestive" Biscuit box,
William Crawford & Sons, Liverpool

"Peacock's Marmalade Jam",
Dunedin New Zealand

The Dunedin classic, a "Tiger Tea" tin

"Thorne's Premier Toffee",
Leeds, England

"Camp" Coffee with Chicory,
R. Paterson & Sons Ltd,

Original London & North Eastern Railway (LNER)
"Flying Scotsman" Luggage Destination Label,
circa 1936 - 1948. Purchased from British 
Railways 'Collectors Corner', Euston,
London in 1986.  

"La Maria Cristina" Cigars box inside lid,
Manila, The Philippines 

"Great Western Vineyard No.1 Claret",
Irvine & Co, Melbourne, Australia,
and bottled by Bishop & Co. of
Christchurch, New Zealand, pre 1918.
The image is printed in gold ink.

"St. George Boiled Beef",
Dunedin, New Zealand

An early "A & F Pears" Transparent Glycerine Soap box

A well known classic. "Mazawattee Tea"
and "Old Folks at Home"

"St. George Rabbit in Jelly",
Dunedin, New Zealand

Cadbury Chocolate Box,
possibly 1920's or 1930's

"Peacock's Raspberry Jam",
Dunedin, New Zealand

A slightly more modern (1950's?) version
of the Dunedin classic, a "Tiger Tea" tin

Irvine & Stevenson's "Ye Olde English Plum Pudding",
Dunedin, New Zealand

"Royalty" Assorted Chocolates

Edmonds' Custard (as an accompaniment) with Peach Pie,
Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1950's?

Please Note : All Items (unless otherwise stated) are originals from my own collections and may be freely copied provided this page is acknowledged. Thank you.

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