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lead pheasant Cracker Jack toy surprise?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:17 pm
by jrmaclac
Hi,
I found this lead pheasant while metal detecting and was wondering if it was a Cracker Jack toy surprise? If it is, would any one now about what year it was given away?
Thanks,
Jim
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Re: lead pheasant Cracker Jack toy surprise?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:46 pm
by Jeffrey Maxwell
Dear jrmaclac,

Thank you, for your post to the CJCA Forum. I see that no one has answered your question, so I have asked someone to respond.

I have the sense that this is a toy made by Cosmo/Dowst in Chicago, a major supplier of Cracker Jack prizes back in the day. But this is outside my area of collecting (plastic era and later), so I didn't find information about this specific item. Wish I could be of more help.

Best Wishes,
Jeffrey Maxwell

Re: lead pheasant Cracker Jack toy surprise?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:22 pm
by Cyndy Boesch
It could be a Cracker Jack prize; tough to tell, as these pot metal prizes were used lots of different ways. I don't think it's a Strombecker piece, most likely Dowst.