Jenasis44

Jenasis44

Posted on 03/02/2016


Photo taken on February 20, 2016

1/4 f/3.3 4.1 mm ISO 80

Panasonic DMC-TZ10


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economy
austerity
wartime


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Economy Labels

Economy Labels
During the second world war and in the years of austerity afterwards, it was common to save on paper by using the the same envelope several times.
When a letter was received,it had to be split carefully along the top and not torn. Then, for the next use it was resealed with what was called an 'economy label'. Such economy labels were readily available in shops.
(I found this when clearing out my mother's house after she died. One of the envelopes behind this has the address of the house where I was born in London! )

Alan Mays, mixpix, Jean and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
Jenasis44
Jenasis44
Thank you Ann - as you say a bit of history:-)
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding capture!

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2 years ago.
Jenasis44 has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you William:-)
2 years ago.
Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
Oh what a find! Could you take it to a museum, there must be some that would like that
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Jenasis44 has replied to Ms.Wisteria
I will have a look on google to see if there is any interest for these sort off things:-))
2 years ago.
Jean
Jean
I remember those ! Just been looking at a photo by Frank Roolooth that brings back wartime memories. Feeling as if I ought to be in a museum too !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Jenasis44 has replied to Jean
Nah, not you! Not when there are still so many lovely things to take photos of - mind you if you did you would probably find me there!!
2 years ago.
Jenasis44
Jenasis44
Thank you Mick - there are just some things I can't get rid of - I wonder if 'Ye Olde Post Office is still there, probably a Costa Coffee now ;-)))
2 years ago.
Alan Mays
Alan Mays
Quite interesting! Thanks for adding it to the Vintage Printed Ephemera group, and thanks for joining the group!
2 years ago.