Grey Gull 2

Grey Gull (U.S.A.) / 1923

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Design: One of several designs to be used by Grey Gull over the years, all of which show a high degree of design awareness. A well-balanced, classy-looking design, with the label name lettering showing unusual blobby serifs.

History: Founded around 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts, Grey Gull started out as a high-quality, highly-priced product, but soon became more oriented to the lower end of the price range. Probably for reasons of economy, multi-colour printing gave way to single-colour, as here. Alternate colour label scan (below) courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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