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ADVERTISING CHARACTERS

Many advertising characters were used as premiums. You usually received them when you bought the product; but sometimes you had to send for them.

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Cap'n Crunch

Cap'n Crunch became the trademark symbol for Quaker Oats cold cereals in 1960. This 2" vinyl figure could be found in the cereal boxes in the 1980's.

$3.00  ID #010027


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Kool-Aid Men

In 1993 Kraft General Foods offered three 2" hard plastic figurines. All it took was 12 points and 90 cents postage for each figure.

  Tennis Player $3.00  ID #010028
  Weight Lifter $3.00  ID #010029


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"From the Valley of the Jolly (ho-ho-ho) Green Giant"20th Anniversary Record

Even the Jolly Green Giant had a record! This 7" red vinyl record was a premium from the Minnesota Valley Canning Company in honor of the Green Giant's 20th birthday. The record is MCMXLIX Shawnee Press, Inc. For those who don't know their Roman Numerals, that is 1949. There are some scratches on the record and some pencil marks on the label. Nonetheless, a neat advertising collectible!

$9.99  ID #990081     SOLD


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Little Sprout

This 12" Little Sprout advertising doll is made of felt and was made by Animal Toys for retail. The green leaf outfit is separate from the body and his black and white plastic eyes are glued on. The tush tag is still attached. The overall condition is good.

$10.00  ID #990085     SOLD


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California Raisins
Plush Bendee

In December of 1988, Hardee's offered 4 plush California Raisins. They stood 5" tall. The original cost was $2.19 each.

$3.00  ID #010031


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Coin Purse - Key ring

  Unmarked coin purse, key ring.

$20.00  ID #010032


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White Knob Wind-up

This 3 1/2" California Raisin is a wind-up white knob walker marked: by Applause 1988 Calrab. He is in good working condition.

$8.00  ID #951411


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updated 08/12/2006