1956 Calendar Prints Carbel 8 Rue Maillard Paris Advertising French Ink VENA2


This is an original 1956 two-color print calendar set (folded booklet with two pockets, the left pocket holding six double-sided dated pages, and the right pocket holding one double-sided dated page) which was meant to be given as a gift and subtly used to promote Carbel typewriter ribbons and inks. The company was located at 8 rue Maillard, Paris, and was an extremely innovative way to introduce potential or current clientele to their products.

Please be sure to view the additional images, and note that the back on the calendar has an unopened cut-out intended to be used as a stand.


This 55+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is some slight damage on one of the inner leaves, which is visible in the accompanying digital image.

  • Product Type: Original Prints; Two-Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 4.5 inches; 9 x 11 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: French, Kali