Variations on a tale

“She was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding-Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.” Charles Dickens, A Christmas Tree. These ‘scrap’ or ‘die-cut’ sheets both date from the late 50s/early 60s – one was produced in what was then the GDR, the other in ‘West Germany’. I know […]

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It’s in the (paper) bag

Once upon a time people carried their shopping home in paper rather than plastic bags. Often these were simply brown or white but many displayed advertising. In my view, the 60s and 70s had the best designs. Some companies,  for example the May-Werke ; even had their own ‘paper-processing’ department. The company no longer produces dairy […]

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