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Gum ball and Cj prizes question

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:26 am
by edteach
I picked most of this lot up in a bag at an antique store for 5$. The Pegasus/Mobil horse was my great grand mothers as were the binoculars which have a small celuloid lady in each side that can be viewed by looking with one eye down the bbl. of the binoc. I apologise for the way they are displaied but it took a long time to get them to go onto the chain and I did not want to remove them all. I know that some are obscured but any info on what can be viewed would be helpful. The bucking copper donkey was what got me started in these.

Re: Gum ball and Cj prizes question

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:33 pm
by Ginger
Greetings fellow collector! :D

What a wonderful collection of bubble gum charms (and a real bargain for only $5.00)! I am a big collector of bubble gum charms as well as Cracker Jack prizes. I can say for certain that the blue & yellow whistle is a Cracker Jack prize from the 1950s. Most of the other charms are vintage bubble gum charms from the 50s and some might be from the 60s.

The round colorful ball on a string is a puzzle! Have you tried to take it apart and put it back together yet? I have several of these keychain puzzles and they are a lot of FUN to figure out. Your great grandmother's binoculars are a treasure (in my opinion). Thank you for sharing with us!!

Re: Gum ball and Cj prizes question

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:53 pm
by Jeffrey Maxwell
I wouldn't hesitate to give $5 for this lot. The whistle is the only Cracker Jack prize. The ball puzzle, a dimestore toy, is the real prize in this lot, worth more than you paid for the whole collection.