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RED DEER Citrus Crate Label from Winter Haven, Florida [CUSTOM FRAMED]

Red Deer Citrus Crate Label
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$45.00
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RED DEER Florida citrus fruit, WM. G Roe and Sons, Winter Haven, Florida; William G. Roe; deer with large antlers; Trublu logo; Schmidt Litho., San Francisco, California. This fine old label is custom framed in copper and glass, ready to decorate your home, hunting lodge or zoo. It measures 6 ¾ X 6 ¾ inches.   Here’s what happened with these colorful old Fruit Crate Labels some years ago in Florida. Several California guys I know went down to Florida a few times back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. They’d fly down and rent a big Buick or Olds Sedan then drive all over the State to various packing houses asking if they could pick up the left-over original bundles of old crate labels. At that time the growers had long-since switched over from the wooden crates requiring the glued on paper label in favor of the modern pre-printed cardboard box. Some of those Buicks were pretty well loaded down with labels on the return trip to California. At the time no-one seemed to be collecting the old Florida labels but all that interest sure got people thinking. Today there are a huge number of collectors including many Florida museums.