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  MYSTERY LABELS     

Many old mineral labels do not carry the printed name of the dealer or collector. These unsigned "Mystery Labels" can sometimes be identified by comparing handwriting, border styles and other features with known examples.

Presented in this section are unsigned labels from the Mineralogical Record collection and from the files of the Yale Peabody Museum. The Yale files are particularly valuable in that original labels have been preserved in tandem with information on the museum's source for each specimen. Therefore they can serve as a "Rosetta stone" for the identification of distinctive unsigned labels. Our thanks to the Division of Mineralogy and Meteoritics at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History for sharing the Yale information with us.

Some of the labels shown here have been identified but others have not. To use this database for identifying your unknown labels you will need to scroll through the pages and see if you can find a comparable example that has been identified (all unsigned labels on page 4, for example, have been identified). The caption for each identified label will provide the dealer's or collector's name which (in most cases) can then be looked up in the Biographical Archive for more information.

If you have an unsigned label with known provenance, especially if it is one listed here as unknown, please contact us and contribute your information to the database for others to use.
To contribute more information please E-mail us at: minrecord@comcast.net

[Citation format for this entry:
WILSON, Wendell E. (2019)
Mineralogical Record
Biographical Archive, at www.mineralogicalrecord.com.]
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Number of labels found: 37 | Labels being viewed: 1 to 8

The Mineralogical Record -    MYSTERY LABELS Unsigned #1
39 x 63 mm
The Mineralogical Record -    MYSTERY LABELS Unsigned #2
33 x 60 mm
The Mineralogical Record -    MYSTERY LABELS Unsigned #3
39 x 46 mm
The Mineralogical Record -    MYSTERY LABELS Unsigned #4
41 x 71 mm
The Mineralogical Record -    MYSTERY LABELS Unsigned #5
62 x 86 mm
The Mineralogical Record -    MYSTERY LABELS Unsigned #6
48 x 54 mm
The Mineralogical Record -    MYSTERY LABELS Unsigned #7
43 x 66 mm
The Mineralogical Record -    MYSTERY LABELS Unsigned #8
40 x 64 mm
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