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Vintage Flat Novelty Ribbon, Tape, String - Green and Silver
Vintage Flat Novelty Ribbon, Tape, String - Green and Silver
Vintage Flat Novelty Ribbon, Tape, String - Green and Silver

Material:  papery fiber, likely a cotton / rayon base
Color:  rich dark green, with sparkly silver stripes
Style:  flat
Size:  width ~ 3/8th of an inch  (just a smidgen wider)
Age:  1940s - 50s
Quantity:  estimate more than 1000 yards available;  Sold Per Yard

A large vintage spool of flat ribbon or tape.  Used during the period for personal gift and commercial package wrap / tie by haberdashery shops, general stores, mercantiles and dry goods sellers.  The spool would have been held in a specifically designed countertop cast iron dispenser with attached cutting blade and often referred to as string.  This particular spool is really large; measuring six inches wide and five inches tall, so surely originally intended solely for commercial use.

This example features a pretty dark green flat matte ribbon accented with four rows of silver metallic like stripes that appear and feel slightly raised, imparting a pleasing applied look.  The very heavy cardboard and metal spool does not indicate manufacturer, but the ribbon is very similar to that made by several makers of the period, including Chicago Printed String Co., New England Printed Tape Co., and Victor Printed Tape Co.

We are offering this item by the yard, cut to order in one continuous length, as possible.  Purchased yardage will be removed from the original cardboard and metal roll and shipped at sellers discretion on either a round spool, or a flat ribbon bobbin, depending on quantity ordered and shipping method.

Due to the nature of ephemera, period papery novelty ribbon is somewhat unusual to encounter and this is the first example of this type we have found.

This matte papery fiber novelty ribbon is flexible, (likely a cotton or rayon base) but due to the fairly wide width and the silver stripes, perhaps not as flexible as some of the others we are offering.  It is extremely strong and durable.  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.   Condition is excellent, very strong and stable, with no noted issues.

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 - 1000, 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.

Vintage Flat Novelty Ribbon, Tape, String - Green and Silver

$ 2.95

per yard

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Vintage Ribbonette Crimped Ribbon, Tape, String - Choice Colors:   Brown / Gold  or  Green / Gold With Metallic Edges

Vintage Ribbonette Crimped Ribbon, Tape, String - Choice Colors:   Brown / Gold  or  Green / Gold With Metallic Edges