Collector of olive oil labels and fruit wrappers
Collectionneur d'étiquettes d'huile d'olive et de papiers d'emballage de fruits (papiers d'agrumes, papiers d'orange)
Collezionista di etichette di olio di oliva e incarti per frutta
The book measures 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches (ca. 21 x 27.5 cm). It contains 26 pages of single-spaced text, including a 3-page summary in French, and about 120 different mint unused wrappers, which were printed specifically for this book and hand-collated. They are neatly bound into the book like pages and are separated by blank sheets. Many of these wrappers are old or older designs stretching back to the 1970s. They are mainly from the United States, with a small number from other countries, including Canada, Jamaica and Venezuela. The wrappers serve to illustrate some of the points made in the text. Among other things, they depict fruit, of course, but also newlyweds, various animals, flowers, coats of arms, a knight, Amerindians, landscapes, boats and ships, and buildings.
The book was published privately in 2002.
© Mark A. Wickens ISBN 0-9730615-0-2
The price of the book is 15 EUR or $22.00 US. Postage to United States: $10.50 US. To purchase the book or inquire about postage outside Canada and the United States, please e-mail me.