Vintage Jar Labels

Vintage Jar Labels

In the mid-twentieth century Robertson's were the worlds largest preserve manufacturer. Such was the scale of their jam and marmalade production that they were filling a whopping 100 million glass jars each year!! The sheer quantities involved means there is a huge variety of associated jar labels available and such a collection makes for a wonderful display given their bright colours and distinctive designs.


The examples on this page are the original proof samples made for Robertson's by their chosen printers.


As they have never been mounted on a jar they are in mint condition and provide an excellent record of past designs. Usefully they are also dated on reverse in pencil.


Collectors would often try to remove jar labels for their collection and occasionally they would come away almost intact. Even today it is not too difficult to find good examples and as the main point of advertising for various promotions over the years, the labels provide a great source of information.