History of Stickers – Timeline
Our previous post on the history of stickers continues to be a favorite among readers. In honor of National Sticker Day (January 13, 2018), we thought we’d flesh it out a bit more with a timeline of some of the major events that made the label and sticker market what it is today.
Depending on how you define “sticker,” the earliest known labels may well be Egyptian, from between 3000-300 BC. Market stall owners used stickers to post product prices and other information. The labels were probably stuck to the stalls using animal-based glues. More modern events are catalogued in the timeline below.
One of a Kind
In 1963, Chiquita Bananas decided to switch from using paper bands around their banana bunches to using stickers, applied by hand. In the years since, they’ve celebrated the 1980 Winter Olympics, the 50th anniversary of Miss Chiquita, and Breast Cancer Awareness month, as well as holding a number of different contests for consumers. Read more about their stickers at https://chiquita.com/discover/blue-sticker.