American Candy Box Labels.

[Philadelphia]: circa 1920.

29.5 x 39.5 cm each, 134 labels and 46 labels. A pair of sample books containing candy box labels. One book contains variations of the same label—a geometric border and decorative floral motifs—printed in a variety of colors on papers that vary in color, pattern, texture, finish, and weight. The companion book contains forty unique designs for a range of brands and products, including Whitman’s, Douglass’, and Moirs. Most designs are included in multiples, printed in a variety of colors on diverse papers to total one hundred thirty-four printed labels. A brightly colored glimpse into the broad ranging scope of a printer’s products and clients. In matching brown textured cloth with two screws securing the punch binding of each. A label pasted down to the cover of one book. There is some bumping and edgewear to the covers and slight tears and chipping to labels, but otherwise very good for both. Several label versos inscribed in pencil, the final of the second book is stamped with date and location.

Price: $600.00