Just Born - Hot Tamales - 3oz candy box - late 1970's through 1985
Now here's one I've been wanting for a long long time. This is the Hot Tamales box style I most clearly associate with my youth. This box style, with the diagonal banner was adopted in the middle 70's, and discontinued along with the Hot Tamales Kid around 1986. Coming in at 3 ounces, it was also (at the time anyway) a theater-sized box, so I could have picked up a box exactly like this while attending an Empire Strikes Back showing, or something similar. My original desire to acquire a box…
Philladelphia Chewing Gum - Swell Bubble Gum wrapper - 1970's
I didn't have too much experience with Swell bubble gum, but I do remember it. This comes from the "Munktiki Collection", a large lot of consumer goods packaging saved and stored by Californian Paul Nielsen during the 1970's. A collection I recently acquired and will be documenting here. For more on Paul's current activities, check out www.munktiki.com.
Nabisco - Chocolate Mallomars Cakes - paper box wrap - 1930's 1940's
This Nabisco Mallomars box wrap is from a group of vintage unused box wraps I just picked up. I can't nail down the exact vintage on these, but I'm guessing 1930's or 1940's. I believe these originally came from the printer that produced the old Nabisco boxes.
CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOLUME 04
John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong…
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HOADLEYS Hoadley's Nestles Yogi Bar Confectionary Sales Sheet - AUD 32.66. Sheet from the Hoadleys Salesmans Sales Brochure Book, 130 x 90mm. 282807516204
Butterscotch Fudgicles? Undated Vintage Poster
Looking through a stack of old prints and drawings the other night, I came across this vintage cardboard poster for Fudgicles—yes, Fudgicle, not Fudgesicle as most people say today. This great deco-inspired poster isn't dated, but from the typography and design, I'd say it was from the mid-late 1930s. I had no idea that Fudgicles also came in Butterscotch flavor! I've googled and really not found much on these confections, in a historical sense. The colors are still pretty vibrant, as it was…
UK - Cadbury's - Zousse - 15-p candy bar wrapper - 1985
I know what you're thinking; "When did My Little Pony get their own candy bar?" Though this seems straight out of some rainbow/unicorn land, I quite like it.
UK - Mars - Marathon [Snickers] 4p candy bar wrapper - 1970's
Not to get too confusing, in the UK the Snickers bar was sold under the name "Marathon" at least until the late 80's, when it was renamed "Snickers". So while the UK had their version of the American Marathon in their Curly Wurly, they had their own Marathon, which was their version of our Snickers. Makes sense? I understand that they may, for a limited time, be renaming the UK Snickers BACK to Marathon sometime this year, as a nostalgic nod to the history of the bar over there. If they do…