JUST A FEW OF MY FRUIT CRATE LABEL COLLECTION (major update)

  1. An avid collector of labels for many years, I now have a few hundred of them. These are a few I have framed and hanging in the house.
  2. Sorry about the glare ... our house has a lot of windows. Look in the lower left and you'll see Milton the Cat's silhouette; he was curious what I was doing.
  3. The majority of my labels are from California, a lot are from Oregon and Washington, but I also like the veg labels from Arizona; there is an entire series of pinup girls!
  4. My first label!
    @angela3950, I bought it near the Circle in Orange! Like I do with many of my labels, I have never seen another one like this one.
  5. A FEW MORE FROM MY COLLECTION
    I forgot about this one, it's pretty!
  6. The only label I ever bought that was damaged (righthand side tears); that's how much I loved it.
  7. Broom box label
  8. I love Mt. Lassen, and I love this label
  9. A nice lady in a Monterey antiques store gave me these unused can labels and many more.
  10. Look at all that white space! One of my favorites
  11. So weird, but produce buyers would remember this distributor ... which was the point of these fanciful labels.
  12. Notice how the top of the label is narrower than the bottom? Asparagus boxes had this odd shape.
  13. Many labels used drawings, or later, photos of business owners' children.
  14. To the best of my knowledge, this is not based on me, but I looked quite a bit like this little girl.
  15. Isn't she beautiful?
  16. Love the simplicity of this one
  17. Swoon...
  18. Love, love!
  19. Look at the trees!
  20. Fancy! Has gold metallic ink.
  21. This company needs a self-esteem boost.
  22. Screenshot of my photos showing more labels—it's hard to choose ones I want to post, so here's a bunch.
  23. Stay gold, Ponyboy.
  24. Many labels use humorous images to sell their wares.
  25. Last one ... I have lots more labels, but you've probably seen enough.
    I hope you enjoyed them. It's a fun hobby, and searching through the bins in antiques stores is just like searching for vinyl albums in a used record store!😉
  26. I bought this ad because I had a dog named Dash. Can you imagine being eight and winning a pony‽
  27. Some autographed photos were also in the boxes. I'll leave you with Cagney and Lacey.😊
  28. @angela3950, here are two labels we share and the two reference books I use.
    I've tried and tried to turn the McClelland-Last book photo around without success; I gave up. (See you soon!)