Banana Label

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Year of Issue: 

1931

Material: 

  • Paper

Colors: 

  • White, Blue

Shape: 

  • Oval: Horizontal, curved sides

Width: 

28

Height: 

20

Motif: 

  • Only Brandname

Text on Label: 

FYFFES

Catalog Entry: 

Author: 

Claus V.

Last modified: 

Mar 2018

Comments

Early documentary

Hi fellow collectors,
it's my first post here, but will be uploading a few nice oldies with information soon.
I just wanted to share a fantastic documentary for all of you to enjoy.

The Fyffes with the white rim is rather simple, but please watch the film (link below) to see the fantastic story behind this label from the early 30's. Take a look at 16:00 to see how the place the Fyffes labels on the bananas.
At 18:00 you see a closeup clearly showing the label and how they stick on the bananas more like a stamp rather than a sticker. This film from 1931 ist a very beautiful documentation of probably the earliest use of banana labels.
Fyffes started simultaneously with the use of labels in several European countries, with slight differences in the design of the label. The white rim version was for Denmark and distributed by Andreas Wilhelm Kirkebye, who had also his own label which is also in the catalog.

Here the link to the film. Hope it works for you:

http://filmcentralen.dk/museum/danmark-paa-film/film/bananer-distribueres-i-kobenhavn