SPANISH CITRUS LABELS
Citrus fruits have been one of the mainstays of the Spanish economy for hundreds of years. However, labels of exported crates of Spanish citrus seems to parallel that of American labelling. There are several collections of labels in Spain, whcih contain from hundreds to many thousands of different brands,. Label subjects feature many of the same topics as American labels, but, treated in a uniquliy Spanish way. Scenes of the Spainsh countryside, groves, children, pretty girls, bull fights, and many images of other European countries, geared toward the markets they were selling to. There are many books available on the Spanish citrus industry (if you read Castillion Spanish). However, large quantities of Spanish labels have not surfaced in the same way as American labels. Perhaps, in time, more labels will surface, and a wider variety may become available. Some estimates say there are up to 8,000 to 10,000 different brands known from Spain. Indeed, a lot to collect.
By the way, I am looking for a Spanish translater, if you know anyone fluent in formal Castillion Spanish. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Just need to get the scans done and put the list up. Hang in there. -- Pat
(Page last updated: 1/1/99)