Alphabet26 Museum - Section G
Plastic Prizes from Gumball Machines
Letters - Perhaps the most famous of the alphanumeric charms, Varsity
Letters were the greatest contribution of the Eppy Company of New York
to the English speaking world of gumball prize collectors. Numerous
examples of colors are found, and both methods of making plastic charms
into metal -- vacuum plating and vacuum metalizing were used for these
to Varsity Letters.
Letters - While complete sets of the newer, lightweight version of
these charms have emerged in recent years, the older, heavier originals
are still a challenge for any collector. They are among the lightest
of the classic alphanumeric sets.
to Roman Letters.
Letters - I was very fortunate to find a couple of good groups of these
to add to my collection. I am still missing three letters (Q, W,
and X) from having a complete set of these in mint condition.
to Mod Letters.
Charms - From the round miniature alphabet dangles to the Eppy Charms,
Inc. letter balls, there are many set for which I only have a few examples.
There will be many more items to add to this collection in the future I
to Miscellaneous Charms.