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Interesting and Colorful Early Vintage Advertising Ribbon, Tape ~ F T Saidy & Co Oriental & European Novelties Rochester Minn ~ Chicago Printed String Co.
Interesting and Colorful Early Vintage Advertising Ribbon, Tape ~ F T Saidy & Co Oriental & European Novelties Rochester Minn ~ Chicago Printed String Co.
Interesting and Colorful Early Vintage Advertising Ribbon, Tape ~ F T Saidy & Co Oriental & European Novelties Rochester Minn ~ Chicago Printed String Co.

Material:  papery fiber, likely a cotton base
Color:  dark yellow, blue edges, black graphics
Style:  flat
Size:  width ~ apx. .25 =  1/4 inch
Age:  late 1920s - 1930s
Origin:  made in the USA
Maker:  Chicago Printed String Co.
Brand:  Ribbonette
Quantity:  more than 500 yards available;  Sold Per Yard

A divine early vintage flat advertising ribbon for F. T. Saidy & Co Oriental & European Novelties, a shop located at that time in Rochester Minn.  The ribbon is a great dark yellow color, with vivid blue edges and wonderful black graphics printed in a period font.  Interestingly the ribbon is double sided, with graphics showing on both sides, which seems quite advanced for the day.  It was manufactured by the Chicago Printed String Co of Chicago Illinois, but the spool is also printed with the companies’ other operating names; Print-Ad-String, Victor Tape and Ribbonettte.

Per historical information found online this "colorful cotton tying tape was used for candy boxes and bakery packages."  Shortly thereafter it became popular during the period for use in all kinds of commercial package wrap / tie applications, including haberdashery shops, general stores, mercantiles and dry goods sellers, etc. The spool would have been held in a specifically designed countertop cast iron dispenser, with attached cutting blade, and what we think of as ribbon or tape today, was often then referred to as string.

This great specialty ribbon is being offered by the yard, cut to order in one continuous length, as possible. Purchased yardage will be removed from the original metal roll and shipped at sellers discretion on either a round spool, or a flat ribbon bobbin, depending on quantity ordered and shipping method.

Older examples of this flat papery tape ephemera are somewhat hard to find, and old mercantile advertising spools are really quite uncommon.

This novelty ribbon is very thin and quite flexible, (likely a cotton base) with a smooth matte appearance and slightly fibrous texture.  Perfect for use as originally intended, utilitarian as well as decorative embellishment, wrap & finish for packages and gifts, but also great for crafts, projects, dolls, etc.

IMPORTANT:  
Vintage estate condition is good, but not perfect.  Visually the colors and graphics remain extremely vibrant and clear.  While we have only un-spooled a few yards of the ribbon, and there are likely hundreds, if not thousands of yards on this huge spool, we did note some intermittent horizontal / linear fiber separation.  Cutting the ribbon also causes the fibers to separate, creating a fringed, or frayed effect on the end where cutting occurred.  (a drop of a clear Fray Stop product would resolve this) Additionally, pulling / tugging on the ribbon vertically (width wise) will cause it to separate, so unless you do not mind this effect, the ribbon should probably only be used in lowers stress applications and projects.  If you require absolute perfection this old ribbon may not be the best for you.  We accounted for condition in the price however, so a nice value for those who can find applicable uses.

Regarding Shipping & Checkout: we can only reflect USPS Priority Shipping Rates through our Cart/Checkout system, however if you wish to make a purchase totaling
LESS than $50.00, and the item(s) is small/light weight, like buttons, ribbon, paper, etc., it is possible USPS First Class mail might be slightly less expensive.  If you would like a First Class quote, rather than using our standard checkout as described below, please email us via the Contact tab on menu at page top, with the item description, quantity and destination and we will gladly supply a cost for USPS First Class mail, at which time a custom Paypal Invoice can be forwarded upon request.

NOTE:  The minimum quantity for purchase is one yard, which is shown in the white Quantity box below, however if you desire a different amount of yardage simply edit the number displayed in the box by typing the required number of yards, from 2 - 500, and then click the Add To Cart button.  The appropriate total for your selected amount of yardage will be calculated and shown on the resulting Invoice.

Interesting and Colorful Early Vintage Advertising Ribbon, Tape ~ F T Saidy & Co Oriental & European Novelties Rochester Minn ~ Chicago Printed String Co.

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