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If you’re one of the rewind regulars here in Lunchmeat Land, you’re likely to be aware of our affection for the subtle yet essential aesthetic appeal of video store rental stickers. Past posts have explored the preference of leaving or heaving these historical, often insightful but sometimes unsightly sticky remnants that steady populate former rental slabs. We’ve also documented the continued celebration of the utterly iconic green horror genre sticker that has been popping up within the VHS culture throughout the past couple years now, most notably through products from the radical peeps at Creepy Company out of Chicago. But...

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It’s a question that seems to divide the preference of contemporary video collectors: do you dig those stickers you find on former rental VHS? Some Videovores see these often faded and crusty video store stickers as mere inconveniences that take away from the aesthetics of an undisturbed, otherwise pristine slice of home video heaven.   Other Tapeheads, however, see these stickers as an enhancement to the video’s aesthetic while also providing some obscure insight on its origin, ultimately adding a distinct bit of spice to their VHS collection. It’s an interesting question to be sure, and one that certainly deserves...

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