(n. p.): 1938. 55 leaves of mounting paper, of which 24 have a total of 262 circular, printed paper / foil milk bottle tops, mounted 9 - 15 per page [all mounted on leaf recto]. Album: 14" x 10-5/8". Tops: various sizes & colors, 2-7/8" - 4-1/8". Album two-toned, green & white faux leather, internal string tie. Color pictorial onlay to front cover [chipped at bottom]. Album shows wear & soiling, with mounting paper age-toned & brittle, showing a bit of edge-chipping. Penciled to front cover inside: "Sept 1938". Tops used, though generally in Very Good condition. Item #49246
A no-doubt unique collection of milk bottle tops / caps from the late 1930s, generally from the North East U.S., e.g., Sheffield Farms, Maplehurst; R. G. Miller & Sons, Hartford CT; New London & Mohegan Dairies, Inc., New London [CT]. That said, we find others from as far afield as A. R. Beavers & Sons, North Tazewell, VA & Superior Dairies Inc, St. Augustine FL.
It been opined that this was a collection from the printer of these tops, though that factoid, while plausible, is unproven.