My studiomate received a small package from her father. It included a small diary, dated back to the fifties. It was in a mint condition and never used.
Her dad explained that he found it in a small store in Rotterdam, which was about to close down. The owner had to sell his shop so emptied the entire stockroom. He found some crates that had been there since the shop opened. Some of the products dated around the 1940’s. Finding never used old vintage office supplies definitely on my bucket list.
I immediately had the idea to start another Etsy shop but I could resist the temptation.
Beautiful Vintage Office Supplies
Look at their packaging! I love the way vintage packaging uses most of the time only two colors. Who would think of combining yellow and brown these days!?
Sad as well…
Of course it was also sad to see a man who has to sell his business. Digging through boxes of treasures felt a bit double. I always dream of discovering dead stock, but when it’s like this the euphoric feeling changes into some sadness.
What did I buy?
The selection of products I bought:
Some old inventory books, car stickers, pins, envelopes and small wage packets (loonzakjes) where my broesjes fit in perfectly. The good thing about office supplies is that you actually need them. So it doesn’t matter if you buy one or ten envelopes. You will use them so they serve a purpose.
Go and take a look?
I have no idea if the store is still open. I heard that he had still extra stuff so that he is constant busy filling the shelves.
Dankzij een oude agenda die mijn studiogenote ontving kwamen we achter de leegverkoop van een kantoorboekhandel. De man bleek een verzamelaar te zijn en had een zéér groot magazijn vol met schatten uit de jaren 40. Omdat hij zijn winkel moet gaan sluiten kwam dit allemaal naar boven.