Skip to product information
1 of 3

Stadelman Fruit Inc

Crate Label, Merry Christmas, Santa Claus Apples, Original, 1950's, Vintage

Crate Label, Merry Christmas, Santa Claus Apples, Original, 1950's, Vintage

Regular price $15.00
Regular price $15.00 Sale price $15.00
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Pattern:  Vintage Label, Original Merry Christmas Apple Crate Label, Santa Sleigh with Reindeer Full Color Lithograph, Red Apples Fruit Label (Discontinued)
  • Made in USA
  • Vintage: circa 1950's
  • Details:  A very hard to find Merry Christmas crate label!  This is a greatly detailed lithograph, originally designed to go on Christmas gift packs from Stadelman Fruit.  Shows Santa on a starry night, flying on his sleigh over a snow covered scene that includes a cabin in the background and several scattered holly bushes.  There are two bright red apples in the center and over the night sky the words "Merry Christmas".  This is a very scarce label, we see many prints but not the actual original labels.  Old factory stock from the Stadelman Fruit Inc in Yakima, Washington, USA.  In tiny print to the left bottom side, it reads:  Louis Roesch Co Litho, S.F., Calif.  It is a beautiful, very bright and colorful label.  Perfect for framing, collecting or craft / school projects.  Framing is recommended to maintain this condition.  Collecting crate labels has become a very popular hobby, mainly because of the beautiful and unique images/artwork that can be found.  If this is your hobby, we have lots more labels available, please feel free to browse.  Great framed as holiday kitchen decor!
  • Material:  Paper
  • Dimensions:   8.0 inches Long and 5.0 inches Wide  
  • Condition:  Vintage - NOS.  Excellent Condition. Guaranteed Original.  This is an original, old stock item, never been used, mint condition.  The paper is yellowing but this is consistent with age. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  

There is some conflicting information on the Stadelman Fruit Company.  Their website states they were established in 1893 by Peter J. Stadelman in The Dalles, Oregon.  However, another biography says Wilbur Stadelman began the company in 1924 in The Dalles, Oregon.  Either way, they expanded through the years and have locations in Oregon as well s Yakima, Washington.  Over the past five generations Stadelman Fruit has become one of the largest growers of cherries, pears, and apples in the United States.  Oregon and Washington states provide the perfect farming climate of warm, arid, sunny days, and crisp, cool evenings. Nutrient-rich volcanic soil and fresh, cold, glacier water from surrounding mountains also help them produce top quality fruit.  They are still in business today.  

The lithographed label was produced by Louis Roesch Company Lithography of San Francisco, California.  The company was established in 1879.  We found some brief history from The International Printer dated 1906, in it we found that after the huge San Francisco fire in April, 1906, which destroyed as much as three-quarters of the city, that same year Louis Roesch was already constructing a new 2-story building for his company to continue.  And continue it did, they are one of the few lithographers still in operation, perhaps the only one in San Francisco.

View full details