Mid-Century Modern Mailbox | local antique shop mid-60s

schwinn-sting-ray-copper-tone-1963I woke up on a Saturday morning, still obsessed with trying to document that this splendid mid-century modern mailbox was around in the mid 1960s or late 1950s.  Yes, I had proof it was around in 1969.  But that was to close to the splendor of the 70s,  and my fond memories as an adventurous ten year-oldwith a copper tone Schwinn Sting-Ray bike living in the Philippines!

I decided to visit a local antique shop, called Father & Son.  Perhaps they had some old magazines lying around.  As I dug through a stack of disheveled magazines, excitement built as I started to uncover House & Garden and Better Homes and Garden magazines dating from 1964 to 1969!

modern mailbox-better homes and gardens-1966
The March 1966 issue of Better Homes and Garden had a Spear Engineering ad for mailbox markers, where a modern mailbox was in the background and the Joroleman tunnel shaped design was an inset!

Similar ads in the 1964 and 1965 issues only had the Joroleman tunnel shaped mailbox.

I considered the day a success though, as I was able to root the design in the mid 60s.

Modbox USA, Inc.

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