6.10.2005

Swank Band-Aid tin



This has got to be the coolest Band-Aid tin EVER. Makes having a boo-boo fashionable, huh? Andrea found this at a booth at the infamous Lakewood Antiques Flea Market here in Atlanta. We were kinda on a budget at the time, but after taking one look at this thing, there was no question in buying it. It was just too cool to pass up. There's no date shown, but I'm guessing '60 or '61.

Just look at how the image of the woman wraps around the corner there. I love the fact that the designer(s) used only 3 colors and that they decided to not color her hair. And check out the font used for "sheer." I love it. In fact, that same font is used on the back:



Check out the cool hip family there. Mom knows what's going on. She got style when it comes to covering up boo-boos.

This tin currently resides on my desk at work. I look at it practically every day.

Click on images for a closer look.

15 comments:

  1. Son - it is SO funny to see you (or anyone for that matter) get excited over an old tin that housed bandaids at one time. I remember this tin. I used to throw them away! Imagine if I'd only known to keep it...

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  2. If there were ever a perfect thing in this world, that tin would be it. It's beautiful! So inspirational! Makes me want to do my own band-aidesque knock off illustrations. Whenever Amanda and I make it out to Atlanta, we're hitting that antique place up for sure.

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  3. Jared, it's a montly flea market that happens on the second weekend of each month. If you ever make it out here, try to time it out right, and Andrea and I will show you two around. It's a fun, dusty blast!

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  4. what a sweet looking band-aid tin.. I love old collectibles. I have some old spice tins. where is this antiques place and are they reasonably priced or over priced?

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  5. yeah, I've always loved that thing.

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  6. That tin is waaay too cool.

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  7. - like she's so sophisticated that she buys "sheer" band-aids not to disrupt her style. a funky font - like the thinness of it.

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  8. That is sweeet - I love when you post stuff like this...

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  9. I love the word "swank."

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  10. Darn, I love those products with real characteristics and charm. Too bad nobody makes those stuff anymore. Sniff!

    - Glen!

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  11. WOW! I have this tin in my collection! How much dough did you shell out?

    Mr. Njorl

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  12. Too Cool!!! I remember that bandaid tin! Brings back memories of bike falls and shins scraped on trees!

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  13. Hey....its pre 1957 because they stopped making band aids in New Brunswick, NJ in that year, which on the back of the tin it says it was made in New Brunswick. so its older than the 60's!

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  14. I just started collecting these, i have this one as well. I love it, I am collecting all the colors of her outfit and sizes...Coolness!
    Chris
    johnnygotangry@aol.com

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