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Printed Feed and Seed Bags
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WSF    Posted 10-02-2001 at 03:12:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

I have over 50 printed feed and seed bags, some burlap, some canvas, that I saved from a barn being demolished. Most are in very good shape; a few have holes. Some collectors have expressed interest in them but I don't know what would be a fair value if they make me an offer for any. Does anybody have an idea?


IHank    Posted 10-02-2001 at 09:24:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WSF- This topic brings back memories of when I was a little kid. Mom, Gram, and the neighbor families, used cotton feed sacks to make underwear and shirts for us kids.

They came with all sorts of colorful print designs, probably as part of the feed company's marketing strategy. They were a tight knit soft cotton fabric, very similar to modern underwear. That was during the late 30's and on thru and after WWII. Thanks for the memory, IHank


laney fales    Posted 11-13-2005 at 13:57:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you have any todd corn seed sacks. I would be interested in buying some. If you do let me know. thanks.


WSF    Posted 10-02-2001 at 13:59:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

That's why I saved them from destruction: they are a piece of history and a precious memory to folks.


big fred    Posted 10-02-2001 at 07:52:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
If by any chance there is a "Rocket Brand Potatos, Johnson Bros Farm", sack in there, I'd be very interested in it. It would be a 100 lb burlap sack at least 30 years old, as that's when my dad and his brother stopped raising spuds. They would most likely be found in any potato growing region, as we raised mostly certified seed potatos and shipped all over.


WSF    Posted 10-02-2001 at 14:02:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

Sorry, none of that brand in this batch. It's mostly cattle, hog, and poultry feeds, along with corn seed, timothy seed, one flour sack, and a few fertilizer sacks.


big fred    Posted 10-02-2001 at 15:07:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Didn't figger there'd be one there, but I'd hate to find out someday you'd tossed the whole works out because all they were was some old "Rocket Brand" sacks that nobody wanted. Thanks for checking.


WSF    Posted 10-03-2001 at 03:10:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

I'll sure keep that name in mind in case I run across one somewhere. I'm a big packrat, so I'd never toss these out, I'd just do like the old farm where I found them: string lines in the loft rafters and hang the bags up there out of the way.


Phyllis    Posted 10-02-2001 at 05:33:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can go to eBay and do a search for "old feed sacks" and check out what comes up. After that, do a search for "old seed sacks". You could probably sell them there, or at least find out a 'going' price for them. Good luck!


WSF    Posted 10-02-2001 at 14:03:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thank you for the suggestion. I'll give it a try!


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