Naming & Labelling
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Set of 10. Moulded zinc oblong plate with domed pediment. Traces black paint. 2.5 inches (6.3cms) x 1.75 inches (4.3cms).
French. Early 19C. Lead oval with incised oval relief line and incised lettering in white. ‘Planghoury’ (cherry). 4 inches (10cms) x 3 inches 7.5cms). Replacement lead strap welded at rear 12 inches (30cms) x 0.75 inches (2 cms).
English. C1950. 12 Zinc strips pointed at ends with pierced oblong cream plastic label slid on. Labels all inked by hand in waterproof indelible ink with latin plant names. These are probably Excellex labels. 4.7 inches (11.8cms).
C mid 20C. Set of 3 zinc Plant Labels with tree form. L 3.6 inches (9.1cms) x W 2.4 inches (5.9cms).
English, From 1909. Set of 11. Zinc embossed nameplate on galvanised steel stem. 14.2 inches (36cms).
English. From 1909. Set of 8. Zinc embossed nameplate on galvanised steel stem. 11 inches (28cms).
Bulgarian. 20C. Enameled in white with black border. Latin and Russian texts. Trans: Red currant. 4 nail holes. 6.2 x 3.9 inches (15,8 x 10cms).
French. 1850 – 1878. Normandy. Oblong with cut corners. White porcelain marked on face ‘P. Vulgare, Dest. Indigene.4.’ Stamped on back G Bayeux. 676. 11.6 x 2.75 inches (4.6 x 7cms).
English. !9C. Lead tree label. With relief moulded letters ‘BEECH’. 5.8 inches (14.8cms).
French. 1866 to 1900. Glazed porcelain. White oblong shape with 1 rounded end bearing a hole to attach to plant with wire. Factory painted names in black. ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ title appears twice in this collection. This relates to the 3rd ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ title for Alfred 1866 – 1900 and was made extinct by Victoria after the Duke’s suicide. The title was resurrected in 1947. 2.5 inches (6.4cms) x 1 inch (2.4cms).
French. Late 19C. White glazed porcelain with painted orange band and plant names in factory script. Stamped on reverse ’16’. 3 inches (7.8cms) x 2.5 inches (6.3cms).
French. 19C. White glazed porcelain roundel with factory painted blue script. Large tie hole. 2.75 inches (7.5cms).
Belgian. Zinc. 5 Labels. Printed on rear of one; ‘Vie*** A Liege’. 4 inches (10.2cms) x 2.6 inches (6.6cms).
French. 19C. White glazed porcelain oblong. 2 tie wire holes.Factory script in black. 3.25 inches (8.4cms) x 2 inches (5.2cms).
French. 19C. White glazed porcelain oblong with chamfered corners and domed profile. 2 tie wire holes. Factory script in black. 3 inches (7.5cms) x 2 inches (5.2cms).
French. 19C. White glazed porcelain ovals. 1 tie wire hole. Factory script in black. Stamped ’22’ on matt reverse. 2.5 inches (6.2cms) x 2 inches (5.1cms).
French. 19C. White glazed porcelain oblong with pediment top. 1 tie wire hole. Factory script in black. 2.75 inches (7cms) x 2.5 inches (6.2cms).
French. 19C. Large white ceramic oval with tie wire holes top and bottom. Indistinct 999 or 666 impressed on rear. 4.2 inches (10.4cms) x 3.3 inches (8cms).
English. From 1909 onwards. Pair moulded aluminium with galvanised steel stem. Traces Black paint. 11 inches (28cms) x 2.5 inches (6.3cms).
French. 20C. Thin zinc with pencilled names. Tie hole. Steel wire. 2.2 inches (5.5cms) x 1.3 inches (3.4cms).
British. Late 20C. Slate with bevelled edges sizes; 7.25 inches (18.4cms) to 6.2 inches (15.5cms) x 1.4 inches (3.6cms) to 1 inch(2.5cms).
Mahogany. Three. 6 inches (15.5cms) x 3.5 inches (8.8cms).
English. Early 20C. ‘Hortac’ Glass Labels. 5 Plant Labels corked. Similar to ‘Greentip’ Markers. 6.25 inches (16cms).
Single Glass Plant Label. Corked with bulbous tip. 5.6 inches (13.5cms).
Six Glass Plant Labels. Flat tubes with end loop tied with string. One sealed with red waxy sealant at crimped end. 3.8 inches (8.8cms).
French. Early 20C. Round glass tube filled with ‘Ray Gras Anglais’ seed and paper label, corked. 2.6 inches (6.7cms).
Set of 9 zinc plant labels with scalloped edge welded to steel stem. 5.25 inches (13.4cms).
‘The Serpent’ lead labels. The Serpent labeling machine was marketed by nearly all the big horticultural outlets. I have details shown in a catalogue of Joseph Bentley Ltd & also the Army & Navy Stores C 1940. The No1 was introduced in about 1930 & by 1940 they had produced the No 3. In 1938 the No 2 model was priced at £3 18shillings. In 1940 the No 3 model was priced at 27 shillings & sixpence so a price drop in two years. W (6mm).
English. c 1900. Zinc. Victorian ornate with 2 tie holes. Rose names handwritten in ink. 2.5 inches (6.5cms) x 1.25 inches (3.1cms).
Zinc on Wire stake. 2.5 inches (6.5cms) x 1.25 inches (3.2cms). Stake 14.75 inches (37.5cms).
English. Early 20C. Five white glass oblong plaques with black painted names on zinc holder and stake. Various sizes. 6 inches (15.2cms) to 9.75 inches (25cms) x 2.25 inches (6cms) to 2.75 inches (7.2cms).
French. C1900. Cylindrical glass tubes containing paper label hand written in copper plate script with cork bung and tie hole. Steel wire. 5.25 inches (13.2cms) x 0.5 inches (1.4cms).
English. Early 20C. 3. Cast Zinc. Black faced raised lettering with tie hole. 3.75 inches (9.3cms) x 3.5 inches (8.8cms).
English. Circa 1900. A bakelite stoppered tube flattened on one side. The seeds with paper label could be placed in the tube. ‘The Glabeler Junior. Glass Label Preserver. Bateson Bros. Liverpool 7. 5 inches (12.8cms).
English. C 1900. Art Nouveau. Set 6 brass herb labels. 10.1 inches (25.6cms) x 3.5 inches (9cms).
English. Early 20C. Zinc. 5 1/2 inches ‘for pots or rock work’. Sold by W M Wood and Son in 1909 as Woods’ Plant-Club Label in 3 sizes. The prices increased as the price of Zinc increased.
English. From 1910. Zinc nameplate on galvanised steel post. 13.75 inches (35cms) x 2.4 inches 6cms).
French. C1900. 5 Terracotta labels. 1 tie hole. Imprinted on rear: ‘Poitiers. Auge Freres Depose’. 2.5 inches (6.3cms) x 2.25 inches (5.8cms).
French. Late 19C. 3 Zinc with early ink written names. 2 tie holes. 3.5 inches (8.9cms) x 2.5 inches (6.2cms).
English. From 1909 onwards. Three moulded steel plates with stem with traces black paint. 7 inches (17.8cms) x 1.75 inches (3.2cms).
French. C1900. 15 white porcelain plant labels. Imprinted on rear; ‘144’. 1.75 inches (4.3cms) x 1.25 inches (3.2cms).
French. 1880. This very rare item is a flat glass tube sealed at manufacture with a plant name on a white card within. The tube is waisted at each end where a wire was placed to tie the label to the shrub. Sub-image is from catalogue of Moser & Fils pepinieristes a Versailles. 1914. Small, Medium and Large sizes. Small: 4.25 inches (11cms) x 0.5 inches (1.2cms). Medium (pictured): 6 inches (15cms) X 5/8 inches (1.6cms). Large: 8.5 inches (21.7cms) x 3/4 inches (2cms).
French. C1900. Sealed flattened glass tube with fixing loop at one end. Printed paper label with name and number. 4.75 inches (12.1cms) x 5/8 inches (1.5cms).
French. 1910. A flat glass tube pointed at one end and stoppered with a flat cork at the open end. We are not sure if the tube contained the named seeds. 5 inches (12.7cms) x 0.5 inches (1.2cms).
English. 1953. Cast zinc plaque on stem. Raised lettering + Crown. ‘Planted to commemorate the coronation of H M Queen Elizabeth 2nd. 1953’. 13.5 inches (34cms).
English. Pair of Lead Plant Labels. Printed plant names: ‘Athyrium Alpess’ and ‘TR’. 8 inches (20.5cms) x 1.75 inches (2cms).
English. 1926. Flexible metal stem with celluloid. Unwritten x 4. ‘Kilrest super label. Ref: Carters 1926 catalogue. Special Kilrest ink was also offered. 4.75 inches (12cms).
English. 20C. Zinc. 5 inches (12.5cms).
French. 1910. Flat glass tubes pointed at one end and stoppered with a flat cork at the open end. We are not sure if the tube contained the named seeds. Ref: Vilmourin-Andrieux & Cie catalogues 1909 and 1910. Etiquette en verre avec bouchon liege and in English also described as ‘glass label with cork top’.
English. From 1909 onwards. Seven moulded aluminium with galvanised steel stem. Traces Black paint. 10.75 inches (27.5cms) x 2.5 inches (6.3cms).
English. 20C. Galvanised zinc with oval plate for name to be added. 11.75 inches (30cms) x 3 inches (7.6cms).
English. Early 20C. Aluminium with 2 tie holes Painted black on front with raised lettering. Stamped ‘Acme Label. John Pinches. 3 Crown Buildings. Crown Street. Camberwell. There was a similar label in zinc with a date of 1857 – 1918. These 3 labels are in aluminium with the same stamp as the zinc labels. It is thought that the stamp was probably used on later aluminium labels. 2.5 inches (6cms) x 1.75 inches (4.7cms).
20C. Aluminium with foil strip for imprinting name and tie wire. 2.75 inches (7cms) x 1 inch (2.5cms).
Zinc. ‘Pat. Appl. For. Kollorite. No.1’. 3 inches (7.3cms) x 1 inch (2.3cms).
English. Late 20C. Aluminium. Alitag. Imprinted ‘Andrew Crace Designs. Much Hadham Herts’. 4 inches (10.1cms) x 2.5 inches (6.2cms).
Zinc. Spatulate. 4.25 inches (10.8cms) x 1 inch 2.3cms).
English. Early 20C. Zinc. 12.5 inches. (5.5 and 9.5 also available). Sold by W M Wood and Son in 1909 as Woods’ Plant-Club Label. Kirkstall. in 3 sizes. The prices increased as the price of Zinc increased.
English. 1850. made by Joseph Bourne and Son c1850 on commission by Prof C G B Daubeney Professer of Botany at Oxford University for conifer collection at Botanical Gardens Oxford. 7.5 inches (19.3cms) x 2.5 inches (6.2cms).
English. Mid 20C. Pressed zinc. Imprinted ‘John Pinches. Acme Label. + Registration Mark’.2.25 inches (5.9cms) x 1.75 inches (1.9cms).
English. Early 20C. Zinc. 9.5 inches. (5.5 and 12.5 also available). Sold by W M Wood and Son Kirkstall in 1909 as Woods’ Plant-Club Label in 3 sizes. The prices increased as the price of Zinc increased.
Moulded steel. 3.75 inches (9.7cms) x 2 inches (5.2cms).
English. 20C. All brass(Chrysanthemum Max. Wirral Supreme) 6.6 inches (16.8cms) x 4.5 inches (11.5cms).
Moulded brass on steel stem. 7 inches (17.7cms) x 3 inches (7.5cms).
Moulded brass on steel stem. 7.5 inches (19.2cms) x 3 inches (7.6cms).
Zinc. Double hole. c 1900. 2.3 inches (5.7cms) x 1.6 inches (4.3cms).
French. 20C. Zinc. with steel wires. 3 inches (7.5cms) x 0.75 inches (1.8cms).
English C1920. 6 Steel. Toogoods. 5.5 inches (14cms) x 2.75 inches (6.8cms).