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Colorful Vintage Women's Hair Net Packages

 In a recent lot of paper I purchased, I stumbled upon two very colorful and pretty women's hair net packages. There may be a an ick factor as to what is inside package (real human hair) but the advertising outside is very pretty for these. From what I have seen on Ebay, they can be had rather cheaply. 













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