Vintage 1960s Danish Self-Build Spice Rack with original Family Circle Magazine


If there was a Museum of Mail Order (MOMO), then this would be a good candidate for exhibition. It’s rare to find an item where the chronology and paperwork are so clearly evinced, but this is certainly one of them. It is a Danish-made spice or herb jar storage rack which was self-assembled by the purchaser and bought by mail order. As can be seen in the included magazine, it was publicised in the pages of the March 1968 issue of Family Circle. The magazine is included with the item.

In this case, the item also has its original postage box and all of the included parts from the initial purchase, ready for re-assembly. As can be seen from the photos, some of the jars have previously been used (contents in the jar and/or labels affixed) and we have left them “as is”. Ten glass jars with cork stoppers are included as well as 19 adhesive labels still on their backing paper. The hanging fixtures are also included, but it can also stand alone. When built, the storage rack measures approximately 34cm (13½ in.) long and 23.5cm (9½ in.) high.

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