And now a word from our sponsors...Premiums!
Advertising premiums have been a part of our culture for at least a hundred years and maybe more.
Shoe stores put their logo on shoe horns and button hooks in the early 1900's and gave them away to customers. Who could forget Buster Brown Shoes with their free prizes or Mr. Peanut salt and pepper shakers. Soon, almost every company or store started advertising their products by giving away or selling items depicting their store logo or mascot.
Radio and television advertising helped to popularize an array of cute critters designed to sell us on a particular product. There was the Big Boy(Bob's and Shoney's), Tony Tiger(not to be confused with the Esso/Exxon tiger), the aforementioned Mr. Peanut, the Keebler Elf, Speedy Alka-Seltzer, Mr. Clean, the Energizer Bunny, and even Smokey Bear, just to name a few.
Advertising items and premiums are very collectible and a lot of fun. I remember sending away for a Jiminy Crickett plastic cup during the 1950's when the original Mickey Mouse Club was on the air. The cup was shaped like Jiminy's head and he had flickering eyes, but they fell off after repeated washings. Ahhh, memories!
1950's Cracker Jack Indian toys
1950's Cracker Jack Cowboy toys
1950's Cracker Jack Western toys
Big Boy bank
California Raisins Set (Del Monte premium)
Cat in the Hat Book Rack
Cheerios' Kids-Bullwinkle Breakfast Set
Chuck E. Cheese Bank
Energizer Bunny Plush Doll
Jack and Mary's Jell-o Recipe Book
Liddle Kiddles Counting Book
Magician Dental Supply sign
Morris Message Center
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Sears 1979 Wishbook
Sears 1980 Wishbook
Smokey Bear 15-inch Teddy Bear
Vintage Cracker Jack animal toys
Vintage Cracker Jack character toys
***IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ***I AM NOT ACCEPTING ANY CREDIT CARD ORDERS AT THE PRESENT TIME, NOR DO I ACCEPT PAYPAL. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER ON THE ORDER FORM. FILL OUT THE ORDER FORM WITH ALL THE OTHER PERTINENT INFO, AND I WILL SEND YOU AN E-MAIL TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY AND SHIPPING COSTS. I CAN ONLY ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS OR CASHIER'S CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO MARK DAUGHTREY. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED, BUT MUST CLEAR FIRST. I AM SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE. THANK YOU - POP
If you don't see a particular item that interests you in my on-line inventory, let me know. I've got many more items in stock than I have had time to enter into the on-line database.
Contact me by phone, fax or e-mail and old Pop will do my best to help you find whatever it is you want.