While many of them are storage chambers for all the forgotten odds and ends from over the years, stickers from retail history is what was found on many of these “Roughneck” Tupperware totes. Price stickers right on the products; that’s just how they did things back in those days. Here’s a look at my findings just from doing a little scavaging upon awaiting my [last ditch effort thing to eat] third meal/frozen pizza in the oven just last night.
An unusual blue, basic-font “Caldor” logo most likely from the sometime-era 1990’s. There are a few of these around my house.
A sticker found on a tote purchased at Bradlees, the lower eschelon, darker-interior-than-Caldor alternative to Caldor. Possible “brown” logo impressed me, could also have been red at one point.
Typical “Ames green" logo price sticker found on a very small sized tote container.
A very old “Caldor” logo which could be identified as 1970s~1980s era. This one was attempted at price tag phasing by it’s owner. These pesky adhesives are well known for ruining products.
The term "Label scar", of course, does not refer to printed adhesive price tags but are scars seen faintly on building left by former tenants. When looking for these, you might find pockmarks on buildings where signage is, discoloration, and in some cases, fully visible identification. Label scars are all about finding out store histories and is a term coined by Peter Blackbird of Dead Malls.
Speaking of the term, I would also like to note my progress has been recognized by fellow enthusiast Jason Damas and his impressive retail history site, Label Scar.