This is two sheets of silkscreened gift wrap. Has a gorgeous handmade quality with a slight texture from the paint. This whimsical piece of unopened and unused gift wrap (approx 20" by 30") is a lovely array of wedding greetings.
Lovely soft colors of the era. The full sheet does have seem to have been in contact with some moisture, leading to some subtle marking and water staining across the sheet. There is no odor, however. The second sheet (approx 19.75 by 19.75 inches) has been cut and has a duplicate one inch tear in two center folds (tear was sustained when folded down). Even with these flaws, it is lovely and unique!
Titled "Wedding Wishes" 1953.
About Tie Tie:
Tie-Tie was the gift wrap division of the Chicago Printed String Company.
Founded as the Victor Tape Company in Prague, Czech Republic. The initial product was a cotton tape used as a hat band in mens and fashionable ladie's hats.
Immigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago, Illinois. The company was renamed to "Chicago Printed String Company" and continued to produce industrial tape products. Pioneered the gift wrapping industry as a producer of ribbons, bows and gift wrapping paper.
Relocated to Franklin, Tennessee and the name was changed to "CPS Industries". The industrial products group was named the Industrial Division of CPS Industries.
CPS Industries was acquired by Papercraft Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company.
CPS Industries was acquired by Arcata Corporation from Papercraft Corporation.
CPS Industries was privatized by the management team of Arcata Corporation.
CPS Industries was acquired by Fox Valley Corporation and once again became part of a publically traded corporation.