Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Topps Candy Containers! - Statue of Liberty Version

Do you remember going to the grocery store and buying candy containers in all different shapes and sizes?  I had little trash cans, mailboxes, roller skates, and even a coffin with bones inside!  I never really liked the candy that came inside these, just the little containers themselves.  

I came across a box of these Statue of Liberty containers at a yard sale last weekend. I remembered seeing these sitting on the candy counter at my local grocery store in the 80s, around the 4th of July. So patriotic!!!  I have some in my eBay store if you just have to relive that memory!! 

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

1987 Beetland Li'l Mini Fridge Stationery Set Counter Display

 


I found one of these cute little mini-fridges at an estate sale a couple of years ago.

Just today, I found a counter display for the same office supplies/toy. 
It's so neat!!  











Saturday, May 4, 2024

"Unbreakable" Dolls from the 1917 John M Smyth Catalog

 These catalog pages are from 1917!  The dolls just a little more than a decade prior to this were mostly made of some kind of porcelain or glass.  They started making dolls with paper mache, but those just weren't that durable.  Once the process of composition came along in the early 1900's, most dolls were made from that material.  It's basically sawdust mixed with glue, put into a mold, and then covered with a thick paint or resin.  Because prior dolls were predominantly porcelain or paper mache and all had problems with breakage, these new composition dolls were called "UNBREAKABLE".  They could, of course, break; but they were much more durable and many still look nice today!










Friday, April 19, 2024

Happy House Muppet Babies Paper Doll Book 1984

Did you know that the Muppet Babies made their first appearance in the Muppets Take Manhattan?
They also appeared in a live sequence in A Muppet Family Christmas!







 

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