American Glass Candy Containers
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Candy container collectors search for rare models and rarer variations of these same models. They excite over original paint and even the original candy pellets found in a few of the containers. Yet even the non-collector can admire the variety of subject matter and the creative and imaginative manner in which it was presented.
Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving candy containers are heavily represented in this reference. Planes, trains and automobiles certainly predominate in volume and variety, as do military subjects and guns. And the telephone! Popular for decades as a candy container, it is indicative of the influence of this early 20th century technological wonder, causing one to wonder what would be made of the personal computer if candy containers were still popular today. There are also buses, motorcycles, autos of all types, delivery vans, and helicopters.
Made in small-town America during the beginning years of the 20th century, and reflective of those small town mores and manners, candy containers are surely, "one of the truest forms of Americana." 72 pages. 275 color photographs.
This is a catalog record of a major candy container auction held in November of 2003.
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- Width: 9 inches
- Height: 9 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 1 pound