“Good Night Mr.Kangaroo” sheet music. Written by Fred Godfrey, composed by John Neat in London. Awesome song title. Fred Godfrey’s grandson made a website with all of his sheet music.
1872 Vintage Billhead for Durham Warehouse.”All business promptly attended to. We will try to please.” Via Flickr.
5 Cigar Boxes with awesome labels- from the late 1800s-Early 1900s. Via the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
La Embossed Flor De Tampadora Cigar Label, A Mild Sweet Smoke. Via eBay.
Columbia University was recently given an enormous donation of 1,300 items with architectural images- but forget those- look at the typography!! It’s called The Biggert Collection of Architectural Vignettes on Commercial Stationery (see it here). In short, vintage billheads from old factories that include engravings of their building on them. This is just a sampling of some of my favorites. The download also include parts of the receipts themselves with old handwriting on them.
Some very cool vintage gasoline coupons from the personal collection of Paper Is Lovely. The tickets read “This Coupon is Good for Its Face Value in Gasoline and Other Products.” They were issued by Service Oil Co. in Hibbings, Minnesota.
Scoutmob is a cool website that’s kind of like a curated Etsy. They feature artists that seem to have a vintage flair to them- up-cycled goods, vintage prints, vintage inspired, etc. They have a great design team over there and I had to post a couple of their web ads. No, this isn’t a sponsored post ;)