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 VINTAGE PEAR CRATE LABEL LIST PAGE 4

Having been raised on a family farmed pear orchard, I have a certain affinity for them, especially Placer County.  There are a few extremely avid pear label collectors, however the number is not large, and often centralized to a certain growing region.  For the most part, pear packing plants moved to cardboard boxes for pear labels sometime in the 1960's.  The smaller plants or ranch packs waited longer due to the expense of upgrading their facility.  A few labels in this group have zip codes.  Zip codes are one of the definite lines in dating labels.  It became mandatory to include zip codes in the government marking requirements some time in the 1960's.  Often you will see the same exact label with and without a zip code.  Also you may see overprints on the label.  This was done in situations were there were quite a few left over and it was economical to overprint rather than waste.

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IMAGE BRAND CITY TYPE APPROX. DATE APPROX. SIZE PRICE
Pgrandisland.jpg (49680 bytes) ISLAND Grand Island, CA. Pear 1920's 8 x 11 $40.00
Pko.jpg (38745 bytes) K-O Yakima, WA. Pear 1930's 8 x 10 $12.00
Pladyofthelake.jpg (30430 bytes) LADY of the LAKE Kelseyville, CA. Pear 1950's 7.75 x 10.5 $10.00
Plakecountydiamond.jpg (42577 bytes) LAKE COUNTY DIAMOND Finley, CA. Pear 1950's 7 x 10 $ 4.00
Plakecounty.jpg (55764 bytes) LAKE COUNTY PEARS Upper Lake, CA. Pear 1940's 8 x11 $18.00
Plakeridge.jpg (33023 bytes) LAKE RIDGE Kelseyville, CA. Pear 1940's 7.75 x 11 $ 9.00
Plakegold.jpg (39680 bytes) LAKE GOLD Lake County, Ca. Pear 1950's 7.5 x 10.5 $ 4.00
Plakewenatcheeblue.jpg (49923 bytes) LAKE WENATCHEE - Blue Cashmere, WA. Pear 1950's 7.25 x 9.75 $6.00
PlakewenatcheeB.jpg (45678 bytes) LAKE WENATCHEE -brown Cashmere, WA. Pear 1950's 7.25 x 10 $ 6.00
Plife.jpg (51357 bytes) LIFE Walnut Grove, CA. Pear 1950-60's 7.5 x 11 $ 8.00
Plittlerock.jpg (43234 bytes) LITTLEROCK L.A. Ca. Pear 1940's 5.5 x 10.5 $ 8.00
Plolilla.jpg (38396 bytes) LOLILLA Finley, CA. Pear 1950-60's 7 x 10 $ 4.00
Pmadriver.jpg (36857 bytes) MAD RIVER- red trim Entiat, WA. Pear 1950's 7.25 x 10.25 $ 6.00
Pmajestic.jpg (42977 bytes) MAJESTIC Yakima, WA. Pear 1940-50's 7.5 x 11 $ 5.00
Pmaltesecrossred.jpg (37795 bytes) MALTESE CROSS -red Medford, OR. Pear 1950's 7.5 x 10.5 $ 6.00
Pmalteseblue.jpg (35811 bytes) MALTESE CROSS -blue Medford, OR. Pear 1950's 7.5 x 10.5 $ 6.00
Pmargade.jpg (35468 bytes) MARGADE S. F. CA. Pear 1950's 7 x 10 $ 5.00
Pmaryka.jpg (48469 bytes) MARYKA Kelseyville, CA. Pear 1950's 7.25 x 11 $ 5.00
Pmccormack.jpg (40671 bytes) Mc CORMACK Walnut Grove, CA. Pear 1950-60's 7.5 x 11 $ 6.00
Pmccurdy.jpg (36438 bytes) McCURDY SAN JOSE, CA. Pear 1950's 7.25 x 10.25 $ 9.00
Pmendomount.jpg (44482 bytes) MENDO MOUNT Ukiah, CA. Pear 1950-60's 7.5 x 11 $ 5.00
Pmopac.jpg (33368 bytes) MOPAC Medford, OR. Pear 1950's 7.5 x 10.5 $ 8.00
Pmorjon.jpg (39201 bytes) MORJON Seattle, OR. Pear 1940's 7.5 x 10.25 $ 8.00
Pmountain.jpg (47648 bytes) MOUNTAIN Portland, OR. Pear 1940's 7.25 x 10.25 $14.00

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