When I first started collecting firecracker labels, I focused on animals. I like animals and the idea of firecrackers being sold with images of ducks, turtles, camels, all seemed charmingly incongruous. Then I started buying “maiden” labels.
Here in my “hall of firecracker labels” I have a few of them displayed.
This one has a very ladylike woman and some ducks.
This is one of my favorites, the flowers, the beautiful colors and the detail on the dresses and the hairstyles, I just love it.
This one is from India. I don’t have very many from Inda, but they tend to be a bit more exciting and feature actual firecrackers in the picture. This one makes me want the firecracker pictured. I’m not really interested that much in the firecrackers themselves, but I do like sparklers.
I may or may not have a secret stash of sparklers.
And then there’s this one, the Dragon Lady. It’s more recent, not so vintage, but I couldn’t resist!
“Lay on ground! Light fuse! GET AWAY!!!!
Thanks for looking at my firecracker labels.