Self-stick Note Paper (Nov, 1980)

Origin of Post-Its?

Self-stick Note Paper

Adhesive-back notepaper sticks to almost any surface without staples, clips or tape. Bright yellow color attracts attention. When note has served its purpose, remove it with a gentle pull. In three sizes from 79c. 3M, 600 Third Ave., New York, N Y. 10016.

  1. Rick Auricchio says: January 6, 20119:36 am

    Yes, it’s the Post-It adhesive note. According to Wikipedia, it debuted on April 6, 1980. That’s about the year I recall them showing up.

  2. Andrew L. Ayers says: January 6, 201112:12 pm

    It’s interesting that it looked like it originally was packaged like a roll of “tape”, about an inch wide…

  3. Toronto says: January 6, 20111:21 pm

    It was in the news lately that “the product was originally tested for sale in four cities under the name ‘Press ‘N Peel’ in 1977, sold as ‘Post-its’ in 1979 when the rollout introduction began and sold nationwide in 1980”.

    This came to light after a game show (“Million Dollar Drop” on Fox) incorrectly ruled against someone who had bet that Post-Its had been sold before Sony Walkmans.

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