Advertising collectibles are very popular today despite decreased interest in displaying old signs in family restaurants, a popular decorating idea in the 1980s. This seed tape box is in great condition with original small boxes of seed tape filling each compartment. It sold for $1,033. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Advertising collectibles are very popular today despite decreased interest in displaying old signs in family restaurants, a popular decorating idea in the 1980s. This seed tape box is in great condition with original small boxes of seed tape filling each compartment. It sold for $1,033. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

We can thank the Shaker religious community for seed packets

Their innovation led to seed tape, whose turn-of-the-century packaging is coveted today.

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