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Author Topic: Somebody buy this Airship Cracker Jack Prize  (Read 673 times)
RJBowman
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« on: November 27, 2016, 05:18:29 pm »

This is not my offering; I chanced across it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-CHARM-PRIZE-PREMIUM-TIN-TOY-AIRSHIP-w-PROPELLER-TWO-MEN-SEATED-PENDANT-/162287070644?hash=item25c9102db4:g:3jwAAOSwzLlXhSkW

But it looks like it has real steampunk appeal and since I'm not buying it, I rather that someone else here did.
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 06:38:42 pm »

A charming catch.  Thank you for bringing attention to it, and I do hope someone buys it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 06:44:40 pm »

I think it looks sort of crappy. If you hadn't told me it was an airship, I wouldn't have realized.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 07:29:42 pm »

It looks like it might have been intended to have a balloon put through the ring.
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Crescat Scientia
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 09:09:17 pm »

I think it looks sort of crappy. If you hadn't told me it was an airship, I wouldn't have realized.

It's nicer than what Crackerjack prizes had devolved to by the time I was a kid.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 02:31:32 am »

The old Crackerjack prizes were ceramic and tin and cast metal, the later made by Tootsietoy in Chicago, who was also the original producer of metal Monopoly play pieces. By the time I was born, they had switched to plastic, and at some point in the 1990's, they switched to paper items like stickers and miniature trading cards out of the fear that stupid children would try to eat the prizes and choke to death, thus denying the future gene pool of that valuable contribution.

Current Crackerjack prizes suck.
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Crescat Scientia
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 03:02:57 am »

The old Crackerjack prizes were ceramic and tin and cast metal, the later made by Tootsietoy in Chicago, who was also the original producer of metal Monopoly play pieces. By the time I was born, they had switched to plastic, and at some point in the 1990's, they switched to paper items like stickers and miniature trading cards out of the fear that stupid children would try to eat the prizes and choke to death, thus denying the future gene pool of that valuable contribution.

Current Crackerjack prizes suck.

They were already exclusively paper items by 1980, mostly stickers and temporary tattoos, as I recall.

That's when I swapped over to Fiddle Faddle.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 08:08:15 am »

They were already exclusively paper items by 1980, mostly stickers and temporary tattoos, as I recall.

They were heavy on the tattoo booklets by then, but I remember getting a plastic magnifying glass circa 1990.
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Crescat Scientia
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 01:09:12 pm »

They were already exclusively paper items by 1980, mostly stickers and temporary tattoos, as I recall.

They were heavy on the tattoo booklets by then, but I remember getting a plastic magnifying glass circa 1990.

Wow, score!

Sorry for speaking with such certainty above.  It was only my personal experience at that time.

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