I have been delighted by these beautiful little compositions over the past week. There are literally thousands of labels archived in the Mineralogical Record Label Archive. The site is unbelievably difficult to navigate (keep advancing the number at the end of the URL http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=3), but after combing through the first mere 500, here are a few of my favorites.
-the mix of printed type with handwriting
-purple typewriter ink
-big fancy numbers
-the use of sticker labels