Posted 10 years ago
Something a little different for me, a 30's cardboard bottle carrier. This is one of two found during repairs to the brick wall of a building which once housed a bottling plant in eastern Iowa. Seller cleaned off as much soot and grime as possible, but a little remains. Not having seen this carrier up for auction before, I purchased thinking perhaps not many survive today. They didn't scrimp on box board during the 30's, that's for sure! Heavy duty. I was excited to receive this item until I saw the back flap was bent over, to the point of tearing the outer liner paper. Shipping damage! Big disappointment. Seller said "keep it" and issued complete refund. I insisted on paying at least for shipping, but she was a class act and refused. So mixed emotions about this one on display.