JANSSON, Tove (illustrator). Original Moomin Labels from the 1950s Helsinki; Kromipaino, circa 1950.
A set of 4 original Moomin labels by Tove Jansson, each image size circa 60 x 60mm printed in three colours (red, powder blue and yellow) and each individually presented in striking matt black mounts, with handwritten limitation details to the base and to the reverse; fine, contained in original acetate sleeves, with loose limitation sticker and printed details.
Numbered edition, limited by virtue of the extant supply. These authentic 1950s' product labels were produced for Moomin merchandise such as candles and soaps manufactured by the former factory Vaasan Saippuatehdas (est. 1886) in Vaasa, Finland. The characters represented are Moomintroll & Little My, Snufkin, Snork Maiden, and Sniff.