office outfit

This is some sweet mail that I picked up recently, after winning (winning!) an ebay auction ages ago.

office outfit

It’s an Office Outfit!

Opened up, it has rows and rows of yet-unused, unseparated rubber letters, words, numbers, and punctuation. It also has little tweezers to pick up the type. I adore it. When I was little, my dad used to work at a car dealership, and I used to love going in there after hours to sit on the high stools that the receptionist-secretaries used (you called them that then!) and play with their date stamps and “paid” and “copy” and “received” stamps. Ah, heaven! I was born to have a justrite office outfit.

office outfit kit

I love that it might have belonged to a botanist once. One who would have had a need to stamp
Cystopteris fragilis L on things.

Cystopteris fragilis L.

Ah, who am I kidding? He would have had not only a need to stamp Cystopteris fragilis L. (Bernhardt) on things, but would have had a secretary to do it for him, no doubt. It being 1956 and all.

Bernhardt

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One Response to office outfit

  1. Sarah says:

    Love! I look forward to playing with your stamps next time I come for a visit. I promise to come.

    This reminds me of the time I won a similar (though not vintage) stamp set at a silent auction. They had all the winners names and their winnings up on a big screen. Mine said “Sarah – RubberS”. Ah, good times, buying rubbers at a silent auction.

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