Sunday, July 15, 2007

Three Bigrees Envelope

The Three Bigrees, a hippo, rhino, and elephant, are characters from the Victoria Fancy line of the Japanese company Gakken. Gakken still exists, but their stationery line has spun off into a new company Gakken Sta:Ful and seems to feature licensed characters like Olivia the Pig and Harry Potter.

This small (2.75" x 4.5") envelope features the Three Bigrees in their Hamburger Stand motif. It isn't dated, but probably dates from the early 80s and was part of a larger stationery set.

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Victoria Fancy items were harder to find than Sanrio, but I remember rummaging through the sale loft of the Paper Barn in Peddler's Village to find these characters.

1 comment:

Emme said...

I love this!!! Such typical colours for that time and a very common fascination with fifties American teen culture...