Harbin was the celebrity name behind a brand of paper produced by “Butterfly Brand”, a company that had been going since the 1940’s.

He then hooked up with John Maxfields, who had reprinted “Paper Magic” in softback format. They came up with a brand of paper that dominated folding in the 70s and 80s, “Maxfields”. Again, Harbin’s name was used to promote the brand. The paper itself initially had a distinctive texture and the colours tended to bleed slightly through to the white side. Later on, the paper became slightly thinner and blander. However, you were hard pressed to find an alternative source of folding material.

The paper came in two sizes, 16cm and 10cms. Each pack had an insert with diagrams for a duck.

Here’s an invoice from the company for some paper ordered direct by Iris Walker