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Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread

Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread
Old Store Stock Wm Barbour Irish Linen Thread

As time moves us further into the 21st century and further away from a time when one could go to the local mercantile or dry goods store for a ball of thread, just merely holding this in hand made my heart ache (just a little) for that simpler time.

Presented here is a rare and unusual find: 2 boxes - one unopened (from the back storeroom), still wrapped in its pristine packaging; the other, a work in progress direct from the dry goods store shelf. Here we have two artifacts from the late 19th C frozen in time that had been packed away and preserved to be discovered at a later time after the store had closed.

Both boxes measure 12 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide by 11/2 inches deep.

The unwrapped box is in excellent condition with the lid graphics being nice and bright and showing very little signs of wear. The graphics, of course, are eye-catching: that red hand with the word "FLAX" printed upon it sends a giddy smile to one' s face.

Upon opening, one is exposed to a "sweet treat for the eyes" as the interior's blue and white paper lace embellishment is still intact. Six robin's egg blue cardboard containers, each their own thread dispenser complete with hole in hand, remain; all in very good condition.

The wrapped box is, in itself, a wonderment of advertising and promotion complete with a lovely graphic and explanation of what lies within as well as the familiar red seal one sees on spools of Barbour's Irish Linen Thread. Of particular amusement is the back label that states, "These goods have been put up by No. 32. Should you find anything wrong kindly return this ticket."

All in all, a spectacular find and one we just have the opportunity to come across any longer in this day and age.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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