Rubber Stamps, French Set, Advertising Oils, Box of 6 with Ink Pad, Promotional Gift. Circa 1960's
Although I find it extremely irritating when some sellers claim everything they sell is rare, I do feel that this promotional set of rubber stamps is most likely a very rare item and as such warrants the use of the word rare. .
The set of six rubber stamps and a ink pad are in their original box and it would seem that they were originally a promotional gift, advertising Astra Oils, being French all the script is in French. Indeed one of the stamps is a block of Margarine and I think this brand of margarine still exists.
Interestingly, Margarine was a french invention, Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès (Draguignan 24 October 1817 – Paris 31 May 1880) was a French chemist and the inventor of margarine.
I can find no mention of the company Astra oils that this set promotes looking on the web. I think these date from the 1960's possibly even earlier.
The stamps feature things used to make the oils which would seem were for culinary use.
I am unable to open the ink pad tin but no doubt it has dried up. The condition of this set is generally excellent.
The print area of each of the rubber stamps is approx 1. 3/4 inch by 1.1/2 inch.
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