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Vintage Jelke Good Luck Margarine Wooden Box

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Vintage Jelke Good Luck Margarine Wooden Box


Wooden shipping box measures 18" long x 13 1/4" wide x 9" high, made mostly of 3/8" wood with 5/8" ends (all nominal measurements). Box has hand hold relief handle carved into each end.

Wooden box for shipping 40 one pound packages of oleomargarine, apparent date punch on tax label 10 15 24.

Most nails present and secure, well dried weathered wood. Great patina, no errant paint or extra damage except bits of wood missing - most notable is missing ~1 1/2" piece of the bottom (see photos). Structure of box is sound.

Nice authentic decor for general store, period kitchen, old warehouse, planter, primitive shelving, etc ... ?

Both sides marked:


Paper labels on one end are "US Inspected and Passed by Department of Agriculture"; "Tax Stamp, Act of May 9, 1902"; "1 LB UNCOLORED OLEOMARGARINE".

Other end has hand written paper label with numbers & indistinct words on it, probably not original to "Jelke" but an old note nonetheless.

We endeavor to describe as accurately and transparently as possible, photos are taken with the intent to show all aspects of the item, including defects. Please look at the photos as part of the description, they are high definition photos of the actual item to disclose as much detail as possible. Please consider that much of the distress and/or wear the high definition images show is not obvious or possibly even visible to normal casual observation in a display setting.

We sell vintage and "old" items. These come from our own home and are sold in "as is" condition. Items are not cleaned or repaired as preparation for sale, unless stated otherwise in the description above. Items come from a smoke free home. Our items are basically "family heirlooms" and we hope you get as much enjoyment and satisfaction as we have had already from them. Some items may contain small parts, thus may not be suitable for small children.

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Vintage Jelke Good Luck Margarine Wooden Box


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Only ships within United States.
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