Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Van Raalte Labels & Tags

Van Raalte Label Archive

We are looking for tag and label samples from early Van Raalte pieces ( pre 1950's), so please contact us if you have any in your collection.

Tag from a late 40s or early 50s Van Raalte Myth nightgown.

Tag from a Stryps rayon nightgown. Originally declared as a 40s nightgown, but I'm thinking this tag looks newer and I can't see the VR font, so dating by tag is impossible. The Stryps line was advertised until the late 1960s.

Antron Suavette from a late 50s slip or very early 60s slip. Note: Dupont registered Antron in 1960, but declared first use in commerce as Nov 1959. Tag photo courtesy of Rosemary Productions

Tag from a 1950s FABULACE full slip

Tag from 1950s Opaquelon crystal pleat half slip

Tag from a 60s lace full slip. NOTE: the font changed sometime in the early 60s. In 1960 advertisements they are still using the old font and by 1962 all ads were using the new scrolled font. I can't find any 1961 ads, but we can assume they changed over sometime in 61 / 62.

Van Raalte of Canada tag taken from a 60s full slip

Tag from a late 70s early 80s nightgown, courtesy of Pinupdresses

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