Oh, how I love these!! The bigger booklet was my discovery - I was scanning a booth at the Fox River Antique Mall and the slightest amount of this booklet was peeking out from under a pile of children's books. I saw that glorious font and knew I had to investigate further - you know that feeling, Ephemeraologists. :D
I couldn't believe it! As you can see most of it is intact. As with all gummed labels there is that danger of 60 years of basement dwelling wreaking havoc, causing pages of labels to stick together. And yes, there is a tiny bit of that here. But who cares? It's page after page of beautifully lithographed labels for ID, canning, monogramming...you name it. I love that I can choose between that gorgeous red and that dreamy blue, too. This booklet cost me eight bucks (which is pretty steep for me) but it's worth every penny.
We probably will never see booklets like this ever again. Why would we, when it's so easy to either print templates out online (saving the company oodles of money), designing our own with printable label sheets, or using a local print shop?
While these are in my possession, though, I will continue to use them in my art work. They are so very versatile and those colors always add a nice *POP* to my collages.