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"Washington State apples & pears"

For over twenty-five years, collectors have actively traded labels from Washington state. Many collectors have collections of over 2,000 pieces. Some are common, some are rare. There are several dealers of labels, but prices vary drastically. The best source of pricing information is still my price guide, because not only have I been travelling there for 24 years, but also because I stock 900 different brands and variations, so I am familiar with all the Washington State material available. Now, there are dealers who will ask much higher prices in person from unaware buyers. So be careful -- shop around a bit. But, all and all, I have found nearly everyone in the Northwest to be very friendly and fairly easy to trade with or buy from. One great place you might contact for more information is the Yakima Valley Historical Society (commonly called the Yakima Valley Museum). Their curator Del Bice is a master of the subject. There are hundreds of inexpensive, beautiful labels from Washington State. So, have at it!

This list features a large number of labels from Washington. Some are common, some are not. The prices tell that story. The rule of the day is, however, "one per customer." I have had dealers try to buy my stocks of certain labels, and I just don't do that. One Per Customer, spreads the rare ones around fairly on a first come first served basis, instead of some other dealer buying my best stock. Each of us old-timers who deal in labels, have unique stock and common stock. But we also each have different stock from each other. If you are looking for something that is not on this list, please contact us, and we'll try to help you find it at a fair price. -- Pat (email me)

NOTE: THESE ARE APPLES AND PEARS SO BE SURE TO LOOK CLOSELY AT THE IMAGE TO SEE WHICH ONE IT IS! It will either feature the different fruits, OR saye the name of the fruit in large letters (usually!).

ONE OTHER "FINE POINT": Some of these "notes" will say "stone litho", whereas they might be stone prints or letterpress prints. It's hard to tell which, but they are definately pre-photo-offset prints!

The lists subject to changes in prices, availability, and new images will be posted without warning.

PHOTO BRAND NAME REGION AGE NOTES / SIZE PRICE
ALEXANDER KIELLAND CASHMERE / NORWAY 1920s STONE LITHO $18.00
ALL AMERICAN YAKIMA 1930s PEAR $ 20.00
AMER ICA'S DELIGHT SEATTLE 1920S STONE LITHO $12.00
ANTLER CHELAN 1930S RARE! $ 75.00
APPLE KIDS  COWICHE 1940s COMMON $ 8.00
BAND BOX  WENATCHEE 1950s COMMON $ 6.00
BIG 7 (BLUE) YAKIMA 1920's STONE $25.00
BLUE BIRD PESHASTIN 1950S FAIRLY RARE $24.00
BLUE MOUNTAIN WENATCHEE 1920S-40S MANY VERSIONS $15.00
BLUE SEAL - BRENNAN'S WENATCHEE 1940S SEVERAL TYPES $7.00
BLUE WINNER OKANOGAN 1940's NICE IMAGE $ 12.00
BRISKY NACHES 1940's COMMON $6.00
BUDDY YAKIMA / LOS ANGELES 1930S-40S COMMON! $ 10.00
CASCADE CASHMERE 1930S-40S QUITE RARE $ 25.00
CASCADIAN WENATCHEE 1940's COMMON $7.00
CHALET SAN FRANCISCO, USED IN YAKIMA 1930S SUPER-RARE!! $ 85.00
CHEKOLA pears YAKIMA 1910S STONE LITHO $15.00
CHEKOLA YAKIMA 1950S COMMON $7.50
CHIEF JOSEPH SEATTLE 1936-40S VERY RARE!!! $ 60.00
CHIEF JOSEPH YAKIMA 1950S VERY COMMON!!! $ 10.00
CHIEF SEATTLE SEATTLE 1920's STONE LITHO $22.50
COLUMBIA BELLE WENATCHEE 1950's RACY! $ 18.00
CONGDON (CASTLE) YAKIMA 1920S VERY RARE! SEVERAL TYPES! $ 145.00
CONGDON YAKIMA 1940's PEAR $7.00
CONGDON YAKIMA 1940's COMMON $ 7.00
CRYSTAL PEAK YAKIMA 1950S COMMON $7.00
CRYSTAL VALLEY YAKIMA 1940-50's COMMON $7.00
DANNY BOY BREWSTER 1940-60's RARE. TWO TYPES $ 75.00
DEEP BLUE SEA
(BLUE)
WAPATO 1920's STONE $25.00
DEEP BLUE SEA
(RED)
WAPATO 1920's STONE $ 25.00
DEEP BLUE SEA
(GREEN)
WAPATO 1920's STONE $25.00

UPDATE: 12/01

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