JAPANESE ADVERTISING. - An album of labels, mostly for silk and or kimono textiles which date from the Taisho (1911-25) through to about 1960.
n.p. c1910-1960. Embossed and partly tinted album titled 'All Samples 2598'; 25x38cm; with three preliminary colour printed sheets with collages of labels and a printed leaf of text - a metric table - at the end; some 430 labels mounted on 50 leaves. Signs of use and some labels coming adrift but all is bright and vivid. ¶ A pretty good collection spanning about half a century, most prewar. Whether or not it is the printer's collection I don't know. There is a rubber stamp inside the front cover but it is not distinct enough for this illiterate to decipher. What is clear is that these are fresh, unused labels. They have not been soaked off packets, wrappers and boxes by some keen amateur. At the beginning are some woodcuts, a few on crepe paper, some with extra embossing. The earlier ones are on heavy paper or something approaching card. There are a handful of fabric labels on one leaf.AUD 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 638.75 US$ 689.57 | £UK 551.5 | JP¥ 76689] Book number 10156
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