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Mrs. Grossman's NewsletterJanuary 2012


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Happy New Year to everybody! We're starting off the year right with three value packs and unheard of bargains for everyone on a budget. And I want you to consider buying these very under priced value packs not just for yourself but as party favors, gifts to teachers or as a surprise to anybody (of any age) for good behavior. People really love getting these stickers as a gift and having a good supply of them around is going to make you very popular.

 

 

One of the value packs we are offering are...well...not our typical collection. These were private label stickers we (Paragon Label) made for a company that sells them in arcades. Very, very un-Mrs. Grossman's, but truth to tell, 'tweens' seem to love them and we've got 'em so now...it's up to you.

 

And for our collectors, we've put together a collection of some vintage designs that you are going to love. We found a handful more of those incredible Post-its we did in 1985 (and what you see is all we've got) and some big pink hearts with embossed lace all around them. This was the first time we introduced embossing in our line and we were the first decorative sticker company in the country to do this. It always amazes me how innovative Andrea and her art department were way back then and now. No wonder everybody loves our stickers.

 

So come along with me and Chip - Oh, the places we'll go.

 

 

Please note: our Value Packs are priced based on availability, variety of designs and assembly costs. Prices will vary accordingly.

 

 

 




VALENTINES & MORE - VALUE PACK #1

 

 

This collection contains 54 sheets of stickers in more than 25 different designs. This is the perfect assortment for classroom valentine projects-enough to make sure everyone in the class gets a valentine and a great mix of boy and girl (or both!) designs. There are hundreds of stickers in this pack and enough variety so when you get tired of hearts, you've got everything from kitties and unicorns to whales and tow trucks to keep you on your toes. This is a great assortment for every occasion and at a ridiculously low price.  

 

   

     

  

ORIGINAL RETAIL VALUE: $83.00
SALE PRICE: $15.00
This collection contains some high quality 'seconds'.

 

 



 
BE MY VALENTINE - VALUE PACK #2

This is a great selection of our hearts and Valentine captions through the years. There are 18 different designs, three sheets per design. Mrs. Grossman's hearts always are recognizable for their quality and variety and these are no exception. Some of them are foil stamped, some are iridescent and sparkly and others are just simple and elegant. They are really great stickers and once again, way under priced!  

 

   

  

  

ORIGINAL RETAIL VALUE: $70.00
SALE PRICE: $12.00
This collection contains some high quality 'seconds'. 

 

 




WHAT'S THIS? NOT A MRS. GROSSMAN'S STICKER BUT WHAT CAN WE SAY - SOME KIDS THINK THEY'RE COOL - VALUE PACK #3


Some years ago, Paragon Label, a division of Mrs. Grossman's, printed some private label stickers for a company who sells them in arcades. This was a first for us but we were a young label printing company and wanted to experience and learn as much as we could so we printed these funny arcade stickers. Each value pack will have an assortment of 30 stickers and each assortment will be different. If you've got any 'almost teenagers' in your life, these could be a hit. 

 

 

   

  

  

ORIGINAL RETAIL VALUE: $15.00

SALE PRICE: $4.00

 



THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER

  

VINTAGE VALENTINES STICKERS PLUS SURPRISES



 

 

OK, I've got twenty-one of these collections and the designs date from
1984 to 1989. We found these beautiful stickers and related products in
six different, very dusty boxes in our archives. They hadn't been opened
in more than twenty years and some of them will have a tinge of yellow around the edges, but basically, they are in museum quality condition considering their lodgings over the past two decades. Here's what is included in each collection:


1984. Opal Bubbles. You'll get six sheets of these opalescent, pearlized bubbles. These are very elegant and subtle ways to decorate party plates and glasses or just add a few on the outside of an envelope or a piece of stationery - very cool and one of Andrea's all time favorite sticker designs.

 

1984. Micro Hearts Japanese Exclusive. One sheet of our Micro Hearts, packaged with a heart on the back with a message written in Japanese and it looks like a hand-stamped number underneath. I think what's interesting about these hearts, which I believe were only sold in Japan, is that some of them are orange and I've asked everybody around here and no one has ever seen them in orange before so you might want to hold on to these little guys.

 

1985. Mrs. Grossman's Black Cat with Talking Bubble Post-it Notes. One package only.

We thought these were all gone but found a few in one of those boxes.

We did these Post-it's with 3M twenty-five years ago and this is a true story. Andrea decided it would be fun to have a picnic with some of the big wigs from 3M who were coming to California to sign the deal.

And for some weird reason, someone found some bunny ears and thought they would be fun to wear at this luncheon. And when our new friends showed up, I'm sure they were surprised to be greeted by employees with rabbit ears but if memory serves me right, by the middle of the picnic, our guests had bunny ears on as well. I guessed that cinched the deal. Andrea really knows how to throw a party!

 

1986. Opalescent Hearts with Ribbons. One package with 4 oversized hearts. These are some of the most sophisticated hearts we ever produced. Each heart turns different colors due to the opalescent coated paper stock we used to produce them. And the tiny die cuts between the ribbon and heart are so subtle but so necessary once you put the sticker on a background. It's amazing we went to so much trouble to create such a simple thing but that's the secret - make the most complicated thing look so easy. One package only

 

1987. Mrs. Grossman's tin hinged pencil/sticker box decorated with our iconic characters. We created these very fun tin boxes exclusively for Sony Plaza in Japan. We have three left in our archives and they aren't going anywhere so you'll have the last of the last. Great gift to give to any collector.

 

1987. Three Gift Boxes. These gift boxes were very popular and the perfect size for small gifts. You will get three boxes - we can't promise you what colors (definitely pink or red) but we can promise you that you will get the really very cool pink pin-striped box - really elegant and very unusual.

 

1987. One package of big red hearts and flowers - six stickers per package.

These look really great on those gift boxes. Or framed or on gift wrap for a very special person (who understands how rare these things are).

 

1988. Large Tulips - three sheets, 27 tulip stickers. These are so intricately die-cut - you need to be careful removing them from their backing because they are fragile and can easily tear. So take your time removing them and when you put them on a piece of colored paper - watch out - they really make a statement!

 

1989. Thirty large Pink Hearts with Lace Edges. I can't believe we found these stickers. You seldom see them anywhere and what makes them really special is that this was the first time we ever embossed one of our stickers. So the lace edges are embossed and if you turn the sheet over, it looks like the backing paper got embossed too. These are very special stickers.

 

1991. Ten sheets, forty foil stamped hearts. These little hearts are so precisely foil stamped, they are like little intricate pieces of jewelry. Every time I discover some of these vintage designs and really look at them I am reminded why this company has always been the leader in the sticker industry.

 

Plus Surprises.
I always like to add our Watering Cans. For some reason we printed a lot of these 'retired' vintage stickers and I love adding them in as a surprise to our collectors. When you get these, just take a long look at how they were made. There are two very small die-cuts between the spout and handle and the flowers. Be sure to remove those little pieces. Then look at how incredibly difficult it must have been to die-cut the edges of the flowers, not to mention doing foil on just the bucket only. Our pre-press and pressmen are amazing.

 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL RETAIL VALUE: Priceless

 

 COLLECTOR'S PRICE: $65.00 - each collection   

21 collections available 

 

 

   




AN UPDATE FROM JASON

 

 

If you've got a minute, go to our web site and check out What's New (link here). We've got some really fun brand-new stickers including some of the weirdest and wackiest dogs you've ever seen, a very colorful and cool new Block Alphabet and some captions that no home should be without (Happy Birthday! Love You! Thank You!) because they are so lively and really great colors. Just check them all out.

 

 

And don't forget, if you are ever in the neighborhood, come and take our factory tour. To make reservations call 1.800.429.4549. Admission $7.00 - twelve years and up; under 12 - $5.00 and under three is free.

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely, 

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Jason Grossman

STYLES IN MRS. GROSSMAN'S SALES PACKS MAY VARY AND SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE MADE IF WE RUN OUT OF STICKERS SHOWN. YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE SUBSTITUTIONS - I GUARANTTE IT.



To order any of these products, just click on the image.

You can also go directly to our website at mrsgrossmans.com and go to stickers and more and see what else is new.




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