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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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2 Responses

  1. Robert G says:

    What a wonderful find! Some very art-deco stylish. Thanks for posting the sleeve images, inspiration to keep looking for records in nice period sleeves…

  2. typerider says:

    Thanks Robert. I moved the blog here: http://www.typerider.be

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