New Old Stock crackle ice laminate – auctions end today!

crackle ice laminate new old stockThanks 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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Comments

  1. says

    whoooo! that stuff is totally sweet! Trying to envision it in the Hacienda kitchen, as what we currently have is quite dismal.

    Pam – do you know how this stuff might be able to be applied? I’m wondering if the fact that it’s so rolled up might cause it to buckle?

    Good job!

    • Lauryn says

      We bought new laminate that came rolled up like that, had a local craftsman build the countertops with it (didn’t trust myself one iota to get it right) and there’s not a single buckle. Granted, it wasn’t NOS, but I’m guessing it would be fine.

  2. says

    Amazing find! The repro stuff is sorta ok, but a little over the top and over designed. THIS STUFF is great, the real deal! I wonder how well it will flatten out, though, and how supple it is after 60+ years of tight rolled-up-ness.

  3. Lauryn says

    What an amazing find. I’m just glad there is no grey or I would be kicking myself over and over! Someone’s going to be a happy camper, because the new stuff just ain’t the same.

  4. TappanTrailerTami says

    Wow! The green went for a whopping $910…probably the highest because they don’t make the repro cracked ice in green for some reason.

  5. Raelene from Australia says

    wow that is amazing! I love the red, but unfortunately I would need to rob a bank to pay for the shipping to AUstralia.

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