A collection of 14 vintage packets of rolling papers, c. late 1970s/early 1980s, most of them unused and complete.
Originally offered for sale in head shops and via mail order, including Lee Harris’s Alchemy on the Portobello Road in London, nearby Osiris Imports, Rock Dreams and Gear, both on Carnaby Street, American Retro and Al Bedouin, both in Kensington Market, Skins & Things near Marble Arch, Babaji in Deptford, and many others, including further afield in Berlin, Amsterdam and the United States.
i) Esmeralda clove Wheat Straw scented (2 packets);
ii) Alchemy, Hi-Noon and Night-Rider. London: Alchemy Publications (3 packets, each with a variety of 5 colours and flavours);
iii) Job Double Wide. Made in France, distributed in America by Adams Apple, Chicago;
iv) Patriotic Rolling Paper Co. Inc. (2 packets with different designs, American flag and American dollar);
v) E-Z Wider double width rolling paper. NY: Robert Burton Associates Ltd.;
vi) Club Cabaret Width. NY: Highway Imports Inc.;
vii) Cord King Size Rolling Papers (UK);
viii) Flag cigarette papers (UK);
ix) blanco y negro (Spain: J. Laporta Valor-Alcoy);
x) De Echte Amsterdamse Vloeitjes (The Real Amsterdam Papers) – De Nederlandse Collectie No. 1.
Condition overall Very Good or better (slight rusting to staples of Esmeralda packets).