March 6th, 2010 in member junk     
OnEaglesWings OnEaglesWings, member
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I dont know about you, but I dont think I really want my name on my old Birks!

How fun are these 'letter tacs' that I've recently come across.  They are from the 1950's and were advertised as "NAME-IES" - Initials for Footwear Identification.  I haven't actually incorporated them into any projects yet, but my minds a' thinkin'!

Any ideas?

Available at my Etsy shop...

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posted in: member junk, metal, letters, 50s

Comments (15)

junkgrl writes: I just bought a box of them today--have to feed my "text" lust. Love the pics on the box and mine contained the sheets stores or retailers could use for ads in their local papers. One would look very cool framed. It references a "name-ies" tool to attach them, but I think a hammer will work. Posted: 3:41 pm on February 11th
dang228 writes: I have a box of these- anyone want to buy them? Definitely Old- quite a few pieces in it...$30 shipped? Posted: 12:54 am on April 14th
shabbychick writes: What a cool find! It looks like some big fun!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 9:40 pm on March 8th
georgiamoon writes: Well aren't these just ducky! I love them, and you can do just about anything with them. I can't believe they were for SHOES! What a crack up! Georgia Posted: 7:22 pm on March 8th
RustyDiva writes: Never heard of such a thing! They're awesome though ~ many many possibilities. Posted: 12:33 pm on March 8th
fellowjunker writes: I love any thing with lettering on these....will be on the look out!
xojanis Posted: 7:19 pm on March 7th
JunkArchitect writes: OMG! I would have gone nuts if I had found that box of NAME-IES…lucky you!

Jim Posted: 4:11 pm on March 7th
alicemom writes: You are one lucky duck! Cool bean for sure!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:53 am on March 7th
junkermidge writes: I'm with the others -- very cool and endless possibilities.
Midge Posted: 9:06 pm on March 6th
ninnarae writes: These are awesome- my mind is spinning... Posted: 1:49 pm on March 6th
MaddieMac writes: These are beyone cool, oh what neat things you can do!!!!! Posted: 1:13 pm on March 6th
JunqueMagnet writes: These are wicked cool. Yes, I'm hoping to be lucky enough to find some of my very own soon. Lucky you. Posted: 12:11 pm on March 6th
oldnews writes: OH WOW!!! I bet every single one of us is wishing we could get our hads on some of these! What an incredible find! Possibilities are endless! Somebody could make a fortune if the reproduced these and put them on the market again!! Lucky, lucky you!! Marie Posted: 10:21 am on March 6th
suewhitney writes: Ooooooooooooooo, these are very cool!!! You have my mind spinning now...

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:08 am on March 6th
LuAnn writes: How cool are these. Great find.

LuAnn Posted: 7:51 am on March 6th
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