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Author:  kkacan [ Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:44 pm ]
Post subject:  What can you tell me about this prize?

I was digging up a garden when I came across this. Some one told me that it was a cracker jack prize. Can you tell me anything about it?

It has a tie dye/ marble color.

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Author:  larrydw [ Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What can you tell me about this prize?

Hello,
Yes, the goat is a CJ prize from the 1960s. Nice marbleization!

Author:  Jeffrey Maxwell [ Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:46 am ]
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Too bad the base is broken. This prize is marked "CRACKER JACK" on the bottom, but might not be visible due to the condition.

Author:  gsullivan [ Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What can you tell me about this prize?

The goat is from a series of plastic prizes C1948. Sometimes the marbling on the prizes is quite delightful. Unfortunately this little goat has lost his tail somewhere along the way too!

Author:  Jeffrey Maxwell [ Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What can you tell me about this prize?

Larry mentioned marbleization. Marbleization, the mixture of two or more colors to make a marbled effect in injection molded plastics, is one of the most popular features sought by collectors in plastic Cracker Jack prizes. Very few individual colors -- with the exception of solid opaque black, or perhaps translucent colors -- cause as much excitement as marbled plastic prizes.

The more contrast between the colors the better. For example, a prize with two different shades of blue can be beautiful, but give me a dark maroon piece with thick lines of stark white through it, or fiery streaks of yellow-orange through an otherwise solid black piece, and I get ALL emotional about it.

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