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Author:  spudgy [ Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:24 pm ]
Post subject:  13 More Unknowns

Are any of these CJ?
Thanks for your help.
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Author:  Luke [ Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 13 More Unknowns

#11 The Moonship Express top is a Cracker Jack prize, circa 1958.
There are 8 in that series, and can be seen here -> Carey Cloud Tops

Author:  spudgy [ Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 13 More Unknowns

Neato - and it's in my favorite time period (the fifties) and by Carey Cloud! Thanks, Luke. I guess I'm pretty lucky to have one of these but now that means I have to find the other seven.
The hunt is on!

Author:  Cyndy Boesch [ Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 13 More Unknowns

Number 4 is a Canadian Cracker Jack top, #5 and #6 belong to a set of farm animals that Cracker Jack used, #7 was a real find! There are a set of 12 of these 3-D scenes and they are hard to find! You already know about #11, #12 and #13 are also Cracker Jack. I think #13 is just a sloppy molding job. Nice group!

Author:  spudgy [ Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 13 More Unknowns

Wow! Exciting info, Cyndy. A Canadian prize, a rare 3D prize, and five more additions to my collection counting the Moonship Express top Luke identified! It doesn't get much better than that.
Thanks!

Author:  Cyndy Boesch [ Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 13 More Unknowns

I stand corrected! The top I said was Canadian may very well be from the US. Another collector with a lot more information than I have, emailed me that those larger tops were used by Cracker Jack in the US. It is hard to tell with certainty what prizes were used in Canada, unless they are marked as such, as apparently no records have surfaced. I'm sorry for the error.

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