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 VINTAGE PEAR CRATE LABEL LIST PAGE 1

Having been raised on a family farmed pear orchard, I have a certain affinity for them, especially Placer County.  There are a few extremely avid pear label collectors, however the number is not large, and often centralized to a certain growing region.  For the most part, pear packing plants moved to cardboard boxes for pear labels sometime in the 1960's.  The smaller plants or ranch packs waited longer due to the expense of upgrading their facility.  A few labels in this group have zip codes.  Zip codes are one of the definite lines in dating labels.  It became mandatory to include zip codes in the government marking requirements some time in the 1960's.  Often you will see the same exact label with and without a zip code.  Also you may see overprints on the label.  This was done in situations were there were quite a few left over and it was economical to overprint rather than waste.

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IMAGE BRAND CITY TYPE APPROX. DATE APPROX SIZE PRICE
Pa.jpg (42815 bytes) A San Juan Bautista, CA. Pear 1960's 7.5 x 11 $ 5.00
Paplus.jpg (29921 bytes) A-PLUS Entiat WA. Pear 1950's 7.25 x 10 $ 8.00
Pairsv.jpg (34742 bytes) AIRDROME Sunnyvale, CA. Pear 1960's 7.75 x 11 $ 3.00
Pairsj.jpg (34115 bytes) AIRDROME San Jose, CA. Pear 1960's 7.75 x 11 $ 3.00
Palden.jpg (41470 bytes) ALDEN- damaged San Jose, CA. Pear 1940's 7.75 x 11 $12.00
Pamericanmaid.jpg (33048 bytes) AMERICAN MAID Placer County Pear 1940's 7.25 x 10.5 $ 5.00
Panacoblue.jpg (22861 bytes) ANACO- blue S. F. CA. Pear 1930-40's 7.25 x 10.25 $ 8.00
Pballerina.jpg (31439 bytes) BALLERINA Visalia, CA. Pear 1930-40's 7 x 10.5 $20.00
Pbeen.jpg (31294 bytes) BEE-N San Jose, CA. Pear 1940's 7.5 x 11 $ 8.00
Pbc.jpg (54070 bytes) B.C. CANADA Pear 1950's 7.25 x 10.25 $ 5.00
Pbigcityplacerville.jpg (39882 bytes) BIG CITY Placerville, CA. Pear 1940's 7.5 x 11 $ 7.00
Pbiggame.jpg (36654 bytes) BIG GAME Walnut Grove, CA. Pear 1930-40's 7.25 x 11 $15.00
Pblazingstar.jpg (20523 bytes) BLAZING STAR Kelseyville, CA. Pear 1940's 7.25 x 11 $ 6.00
Pblueanchor.jpg (34780 bytes) BLUE ANCHOR Sacramento, CA. Pear 1940's 7.5 x 11 $ 5.00
PbluecircleS.jpg (38260 bytes) BLUE CIRCLE Suisun, CA. Pear 1940's 7.75 x 10.5 $ 4.00
PbluecircleP.jpg (45491 bytes) BLUE CIRCLE Placer County Pear 1950's 7.5 x 10.75 $ 4.00
Pblueflag.jpg (41009 bytes) BLUE FLAG Marysville, CA. Pear 1960-70's 7.75 x 11 $ 4.00
PbluegooseP.jpg (34056 bytes) BLUE GOOSE- Pooley Hood River, Or. Pear 1950's 7.25 x 11 $ 5.00
Pbluegoose.jpg (27112 bytes) BLUE GOOSE Lodi, CA. Pear 1950's 7.25 x 10.5 $ 5.00
PbluegooseMK.jpg (35818 bytes) BLUE GOOSE- Mt Konocti Lake County, CA. Pear 1940-50's 7.25 x 10.5 $ 8.00
Pblueparrot.jpg (37847 bytes) BLUE PARROT- rippled S. F. CA. Pear 1940-50's 7.5 x 11 $20.00
Pbounty.jpg (37747 bytes) BOUNTY S.F. CA. Pear 1940-50's 7 x 10 $ 7.00

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