Vintage spelled-out house numbers — New Old Stock galore

house numberIt’s amazing how much New Old Stock continues to come out of old stores, basements, attics, closets, junk drawers. Remember the big New York Times story about Retro Renovation last fall? “New old stock is golden,” and “…surfing the blog is like visiting a time-warp Home Depot.” Yup: That’s my goal! Today in the RR depot: Script house numbers — but check first that these are approved in your town; some towns ban them… some pastel sinks… and homey needlepoint. Once you’re into the seller’s listing, there’s generally even more. DOUBLE ALERT: Dig the one at the very end — that seller has oodles of stock, all kinds of numbers!

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To go to a particular item, click on its photo (NOT on the ebay logo) — then, click on the lime green “View and Bid” box, which will take you to ebay. Disclosure: When you buy anything from these ebay carousels or after you click into ebay here, it nets me a teensy commission.

Also, thanks to seller iwaslookin4that, for giving me permission to feature the listing photo.

  1. Ann-Marie Meyers says:

    YAY! I finally am getting rid of the bright “brass” house numbers the former owner …ahem…cleverly…placed around the doorbell, so the zero had the doorbell inside of it. Isn’t that just to die for? Uh, no.
    I have hated it ever since I bought the house, but was looking for some house numbers that were more 1960’s looking. I got ’em.
    Thanks, Pam. Now, if I could just get rid of that awful vinyl siding.

  2. Ann-Marie Meyers says:

    I just checked with the La Crosse fire department. No problems with script numbers, as long as they are at least three inches tall and visible from the street. These are and they will be.

  3. Ann-Marie Meyers says:

    I am writing “Twenty Forty Seven” Of course those are not the actual numbers. No way am I giving out my real house number on the internet on an open forum.

  4. pam kueber says:

    Stan – we don’t sell here — you need to find the link to the seller in the story and click there…

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