Boxed treasure

78rpm sleeves —

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I have a weakness for old paper. I like the surface it has and the life it had. So I collect stuff that other people would throw away. It is rare to come across plain old useless paper on markets but it happens. I will show some examples later. Just to tell you I might have taken this box home even if it had been empty. But it wasn’t. Let us not rush. Turn it around first.

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Nice lettering on the remains of the paper tape that held it closed. And a pretty illustration that says ‘handle with care’ without words. Let’s open it.

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The box contains  a collection of bakelite 78 rpm records, all in great company sleeves. I will show these treasures in the next days. For now enjoy the packaging.

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1 thought on “Boxed treasure”

  1. Great to see others appreciating the beauty of old card boxes! I have one 78 rpm shipping box myself. I spoke to someone who worked in a store in the 1950s and she says her first job with deliveries was to open the box and check how many discs were broken…

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