Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper At Antique Center Of Northampton, Northampton, Mass
I have to be honest, even though I actually wrote back in 2010 a very popular post called "Where to Buy Nostalgic Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper" (which gets a zillion readers ), I rarely come across good looking wrapping paper myself when I'm out hunting for STUFF.
Yes, you can find individual sheets of vintage Christmas wrapping paper here and there online, but it's not that easily to find in shops.
Retro 1950s Christmas Wrapping Paper
Well imagine my surprise when I bumped into a box of retro Christmas wrapping paper (1950s-1960s) while visiting the Antique Center of Northampton, Mass. Of course I rummaged through the boxed set and then like any hunter I looked at the price tag. Now that was not easily to figure out. In one corner was the number 65 and in the other corner was the number10. There were 13 sheets inside the box. The box cover said that it was a set of 20 sheets with tags (when complete). So I had a partial box of nice condition Christmas wrapping paper with a torn box cover .There were no dollar signs on the tag by the way.
How Much Would You Pay For Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper?
I nervously brought the box to the cashier, deciding that if the seller was asking $10.00 for this box, It was a slam dunk and the vintage Christmas wrapping paper was going home with me. If on the other hand the price was $65.00 I had to ruminate a bit more.
So I ask my readers......what do you believe the price was and why? Let's see what other think. And would you have bought this box and for what price?
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.
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