Thanks to reader Helen for finding this amazing motherlode — rolls of New Old Stock vintage Formica in cracked ice red, yellow and green. These auctions end in just a few hours, so I am rushing to put this up. I will be checking with the seller now, to see how much is still going to be posted, the indication is that there are multiple rolls. Update: Here is what seller beakster — who is in Chippewa Fall, Wisconsin — says:
The story is….A couple of weeks ago my husband & I were out & about, kind of lollygagging to get home, kind of a leisure day. I needed some upholstery webbing for a mid century chair that of which I now currently have listed, so we stopped by a local Christian-based donation center that resells interior building supplies, both old & new; all from donations. Doors, cupboards, furniture, kitchen & bath fixtures, lighting, etc. It’s a pretty cool place to go on a low budget or to find a unique item, every once in a while! Unfortunately, I didn’t find any webbing, but when I turned the isle corner & saw all……….and saw all the laminate, I yelled to my husband to get a large loading cart RIGHT AWAY!!!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes!!!! I got 6 rolls that day (the 2 red, 2 green & 2 yellow). Super low investment, but wanted to see if my hunch was as good as I thought! I listed one green & one red the next day and they immediately got bids. At that point I knew I had something REALLY good, so I went back and bought the remaining 5 rolls of yellow, of which are the biggest rolls! Besides the vintage airstream I sold last year (that was going to be my restoration baby, but with 4 kids & an extremely busy life it just wasn’t going to happen as soon as I wanted), this laminate has been one of the funnest & most interesting things I’ve listed. I’m a vintage junkie, but my heart is lost in the mid century (60′s/70′s modern danish) era. I do hope this answers your questions. Please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to know.
Again, I thank you for your message & inquiries..
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