These beautiful and colourful crate labels were designed and printed between 1900 and the early 1950's for the fruit
producers of California. Originally pasted on wooden fruit packing crates, a limited number of unused labels were left over when cardboard
boxes with pre-printed designs replaced the fruit crates, just after World War II, due to the rising cost of timber.
Our crate labels are all originals, printed by a now obsolete process which involved hand separation of the colours. Though time
consuming, this process, allied to some fine graphic artists, produced labels of a very high quality.
The gallery pages of this site contain a total of 75 different crate label designs, all of which can be enlarged by clicking the
thumbnail image. All crate labels can be purchased directly from us at the cost of £10 Sterling each, including postage
and packing in the British Isles. Overseas customers please contact us for current shipping rates.