CRACKER JACK COLLECTION 1800'S - 1990'S --Auction 7/28 in LA
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:59 pm
WORLD'S FOREMOST CRACKER JACK COLLECTION 1800'S - 1990'S - (1898-1990s) In this special collection, you’ll find some of the earliest, rarest and most sought after examples of Cracker Jack memorabilia in existence. The most extensive single private collection ever assembled for offer to the public. From the world famous Dreier Collection. We strongly encourage interested parties to come view this massive collection in person at our offi ces. This comprehensive collection of Cracker Jack toys and memorabilia hails from the earliest days of the candy-making empire, (1800s), when the Rueckheim brothers first included surprises in packages of their popcorn confection, to the 1990s. These are some of the rarest examples of Cracker Jack materials in existence. The massive collection includes 1898 Paper Dolls, (80+) pre-1910 Riddle Cards, (17) Victorian Women pin backs, Cracker Jack Bears postcards sets, (11) riddle books, baseball score counters, baseball spinner, water guns, various cast metal battleships, metal train cars and scores more. Among the items from the 1900s are movie slide cards, metal Baseball score counters, standing tin soldiers, spinning tops, storybooks, pot metal and celluloid lamps and trinkets, tin doll house serving trays, movie flip books, tin-litho horse and carriage, button mirrors, painted wooden boats, wood buildings, tin-litho parrot and many more items and objects. This world-class collection includes literally 1000s of items spanning nearly a century of Cracker Jack history, housed in archived folders with carefully preserved paper ephemera and boxes of metal, cardboard and plastic toys of all shapes and sizes. This collection also includes various packaging and advertising materials and (2) slipcase binders filled with hundreds of assorted Cracker Jack baseball cards and examples of the empty Cracker Jack bags that contained them. Many of the most precious early trinkets are meticulously arranged in 16 in. x 12 in. x 1 in. and 12 in. x 8 in. x 1 in. butterfly display cases. The collection involves (13) 13 ½ in. x 12 ¼ in. x 4 in. slip-cases with ringed folders filled with clear partitioned sleeves containing Cracker Jack ephemera, (5) 16 in. x 12 ½ in. x 10 in. banker’s boxes filled with Cracker Jack toys, trinkets and miscellany, 25+ butterfly window cases displaying a variety of Cracker Jack toy treasures and paper prizes. Also includes (2) early, vintage Cracker Jack shipping crates. The first measures 27 in. x 14 in. x 10 in. and is made of tongue and groove wooden slats. The bottom of the box is missing. Top and sides remain and are stamped all over with black text reading (in part): “200 Ribbon 200 Popcorn Balls Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein Cracker Jack and Candy Makers Chicago, U.S.A.” Box top bears the stamp “Notice Please do not store this case in front of older stock or send out until every case of previous shipment is sold”. Recipient address stencil and
grease pencil apparent as well. The second longer box measures 33 in. x 13 in. x 9 in. and is without a top, composed of darker wood nail-joined slats. The long sides emblazoned with the familiar Cracker Jack name logo. The ends are stamped in black ink, “100 pkgs. Cracker Jack Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein. Chicago”. Condition of items vary, but all are presentable. Quite possibly the last time this number and variety of Cracker Jack memorabilia will ever be sold at one time. Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to start or complete your own premium Cracker Jack collection. Special shipping arrangements will apply.
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