Fans of vintage packaging, rejoice!

August 5th, 2007 | 6 Comments

I love packaging. I have a mad collection of boxes and wrappers going back 20 years. A lot of them are vintage pieces — those are my favorite. And I love Japanese packaging and Korean packaging, too.

This weekend, I was helping family with cleaning out an old house … it’s a long story … but an elderly person lived there, and he had moved out, so the house is being rented out. The experience was a bit of a time-warp.

Lo and behold, dear reader, my eyes nearly fell out of their sockets when I spied a box full of vintage (Dare I say forgotten about?) cleaning supplies. It was Vintage Packaging-o-Rama! And I got to keep them! Equitable compensation, indeed!

So here are just a few photos of these packaging pieces, which date back to the early to mid-80s. After years of scouring the net for vintage packaging photos, I finally have a chance to give something back!


Grant Wiggins

Vintage Clorox     Vanish
Vintage Glad Garbage Bags
Vintage Reynolds Aluminum Foil


6 Responses to “Fans of vintage packaging, rejoice!”

  1. Dr. Hilbert says:

    dude, you must have been jizzn’ your pants.

  2. sandra407 says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  3. Tracy says:

    I am also interested in vintage packaging. I wondered what the bottom panel of the carton of small garbage bags looks like (it is not pictured on your flickr site). If you are able to post a photo, that would be great. If not, no worries.

  4. Hi, Tracy. The bottom panel is just some boring details on how you can play The Glad Winning Line Game. (No purchase necessary. Requests must be received by October 31, 1986. So hurry to enter!) Just red and black type on a yellow background. Not really worth a photo. Hope this helps.

  5. Pete says:

    great stuff – looks like the stuff in my flickr album (see link) – glad you saved it – looks early 80s to me..

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