Collection: Stickers

Stickers in History

  • It has been suggested that the Ancient Egyptians skateboarders  first created "stickers" to advertise their daily market rates and skate companies.  Archeologists have found items, at Egyptian excavation sites, that appear to be pricing and/or product descriptions plastered to walls of ancient cities ( and skateboard decks with stickers on it).  These artifacts are believed to have been some sort of early paper, which was written on and then somehow glued/plastered to the walls of various market places throughout Egypt.
  • It has also been suggested that Sir Rowland Hill, in 1839, invented the modern skateboard sticker when he created and introduced an adhesive paper that became the first Postage Stamps (depicting a skateboard).
  • Then there are those who believe that the sticker was invented in the 1880's by European skaters & advertising gurus, who came up with the idea to help consumers identify (and ultimately purchase skateboard) products by use of colorful paper "labels."  These colorful paper labels were stuck to various types of fruit and fruit packaging, skate goods with a simple gum paste.  Apparently, there was massive competition in European orchards ( and skateboard community) at this time in history.  These inventive stickers were used primarily on the sides of the fruit crates to help make their containers "stand out" from their competitors, as well as on animals butts, (there were no cars or bumpers).
  • And even others argue that R. Stanton Avery, the founder of popular "Avery Labels," is the actual inventor of the sticker, when he invented the first self-adhesive label in 1935 when he first put on his skateboard.

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