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Since I can’t see to resist vintage or antique pieces, my house is chocked full. I’ve inherited most of my things from my grandmothers and also from my mom and aunts. Since I have what I think are some unique and interesting things, I’ve decided to start Vintage Monday, an occasional series where I’ll share some of my vintage and antique things with you.
Long ago my grandmother gave me an egg shipping crate that was used to ship eggs from a family member’s Bedford, VA, farm to another family member in Washington D.C. I’ve enjoyed displaying this crate over the years.
The crate’s top has two openings, one for the shipping address and another for stamps.
There is a card on the inside of the crate that was flipped over to send the crate to the other address. I can imagine that Eva loved getting fresh eggs sent to her apartment in Washington, DC.
The colored paper that is slid into the tab is the stamp card from the post office. Each time eggs were shipped, a new card was slid into place that contained the needed postage.
Six dozen eggs could be shipped at a time. Perhaps Eva shared eggs with friends or sold them to neighbors.
My grandmother saw a similar egg crate in McCall’s July 1990 issue and tucked it into the crate.
Thanks for joining me for my very first Vintage Monday. I’m looking forward to sharing more of my vintage things with you!
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