- MicheleMemberNovember 27, 2004 at 5:13 pmPost count: 874
Anyone have any feelings/thoughts about the fact that each and every box containing a solid is now exactly the same? That just occurred to me when the English Emblem(s) arrived…same box. Strongwater…same box. Leiber…same box.
I did not get any of the General Distribution…are the boxes the same? Navy and Gold?
It's not a big deal…I'm just curious. I sort of liked the different shapes for the different solids, even though they did away with the Cylinder style.LisaMemberNovember 27, 2004 at 11:01 pmPost count: 2664
Yes, I believe the boxes are all the same design this year although not all the same size. Some were smaller like the JL boxes and I really liked the small size (easier to store)
It would be nice to at least have a different box from Harrods but over all I loved the box design this year.
We'll have to see what we are offered for spring!Nicki169MemberNovember 29, 2004 at 7:22 amPost count: 400
Lisa and Michele,
Have there been times when there were four different color or style boxes used within the same year? One for Saks, Neiman Marcus, Harrods and General Distribution?
The Weekend Artist came in a pink and powder blue plaid box. Did all the solids that came out that year come in the same color box?BrigitteMemberNovember 29, 2004 at 1:45 pmPost count: 383
Since 1991 EL always did one box per year. At this time the International solids were issued one year later than the US ones, so that the f.e. the boxes from 1991 were used for international issue in 1992. There were some exceptions like special boxes for solids with Tuscany fragrance and pink boxes for Pleaseures (1995-1998). Also from 1997 to 2000 they made the round boxes too, but the type of the boxes was like the square ones. Then nearly every year there were a couple of exceptions.
Nikki, only the picnic basket and the boat ride came in the same box as the weekend artist. They were issued in Feb/March for mothers day.
IMHO the new boxes are not good for the solids as they don't have a proper place to put the solids in and therefore the solid can slide within the box.LisaMemberNovember 29, 2004 at 4:14 pmPost count: 2664
Thank you for a wonderfully informative answer!! <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />
I certainly couldn't have answered as I wasn't too sure.JoniMemberNovember 29, 2004 at 5:26 pmPost count: 114
I actually like the old style boxes better. I liked it that each year the box was a little bit different and that the solid fit snugly into it. I agree with Brigitte that the solid can slide in the new box. Wondering what the boxes will look like for the '05 solids?
Joni <img src='style_emoticons//unsure.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’unsure.gif’ />Ann and KenMemberNovember 29, 2004 at 5:43 pmPost count: 1465
I also like the old boxes better. As Brigitte says the solids don't fit and slide around.
When paying such a high price for a solid ($400) it is nice to get it in a box that is special for that solid and not have the same box for a $75 one.
And what will it do to the MIB collectabilty if the boxes are all the same??
You can now put a $400 solid in a $75 solid box and call it MIB even though the box is wrong who would know?? So the boxes have no value as they did in the past.
BrigitteMemberNovember 29, 2004 at 5:55 pmPost count: 383
Ann you are right, but each box has it's label on the bottom and I think people should ask about a pic from the bottom of the box before buying a solid or compact.MicheleMemberNovember 29, 2004 at 5:58 pmPost count: 874
That was sort of my thought when I asked the question. There's just no one “special” box…I kind of hoped the English Emblem would be different…one that would have made it a little more unique and yes, more valuable. Still, they are lovely as made. And the padded lids are very pretty…but it does make it easy to switch solids. Are boxes sold at warehouse sales? Please someone…say “No.”
Brigitte – You are positively a walking Encyclopedia regarding solids and everything associated with them. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> I should have known you'd know the answer. Had no idea how many different versions there were…you're amazing! <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />Ann and KenMemberNovember 29, 2004 at 6:01 pmPost count: 1465
We have a high humidity here in the south and some labels came off easily..
You are right about looking for the labels but can't they be switched??
There is already so much fraud to look out for I guess I am just leery at everything.
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