Philladelphia Chewing Gum - Swell Bubble Gum wrapper - 1970's
I didn't have too much experience with Swell bubble gum, but I do remember it. This comes from the "Munktiki Collection", a large lot of consumer goods packaging saved and stored by Californian Paul Nielsen during the 1970's. A collection I recently acquired and will be documenting here. For more on Paul's current activities, check out www.munktiki.com.
Nabisco - Chocolate Mallomars Cakes - paper box wrap - 1930's 1940's
This Nabisco Mallomars box wrap is from a group of vintage unused box wraps I just picked up. I can't nail down the exact vintage on these, but I'm guessing 1930's or 1940's. I believe these originally came from the printer that produced the old Nabisco boxes.
CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOLUME 04
John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong…
Butterscotch Fudgicles? Undated Vintage Poster
Looking through a stack of old prints and drawings the other night, I came across this vintage cardboard poster for Fudgicles—yes, Fudgicle, not Fudgesicle as most people say today. This great deco-inspired poster isn't dated, but from the typography and design, I'd say it was from the mid-late 1930s. I had no idea that Fudgicles also came in Butterscotch flavor! I've googled and really not found much on these confections, in a historical sense. The colors are still pretty vibrant, as it was…
UK - Cadbury's - Zousse - 15-p candy bar wrapper - 1985
I know what you're thinking; "When did My Little Pony get their own candy bar?" Though this seems straight out of some rainbow/unicorn land, I quite like it.