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Egg crate address and instruction card

Description:

Combination address and instruction card for packing, mailing, and removing eggs from a shipping crate. The card was designed to be used twice, having the same printing on front and back, and was addressed in this way by Mrs. B.W. Jolliffe in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and L.W. Durst in Wellman, Iowa. The instructions recommend that the postage stamp card be placed in the specially-designed slot on the egg crate's lid. The Metal Products Company of Fredericksburg, Virginia, produced this label for its egg shipping containers.

Date:
c. 1950
Markings:
Recto: Addressee: Mrs. B.W. Jolliffe / 840 Alvarado Dr. S.E. / Albuquerque, N. Mex From: L. W. Durst / Wellman, Iowa Stamped: SPECIAL DELIVERY Printed: METAL EGG CRATE CO (MFRS.) FREDERICKSBURG, VA / Pat. Nov. 20 '17; March 25, '20 / SOLD BY / Metal Products Co., Mfgrs. / Fredericksburg, VA Verso: Addressee: (illegible) Durst / P.O. Box 93 / Wellman, Iowa
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
16.8 x 33.0 cm (6 5/8 x 13 in.)
Museum ID:
1999.2014.1.2
Place:
New Mexico
  • Egg crate label and instruction card
  • Egg crate label and instruction card
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