News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Everyday I learn some new interesting fact about a piece of vintage kitchenalia. I am fascinated by trivia that is kitchen related. I thought I would share a few of my most recently learned facts about the history of items we all remember from the 40ís, 50ís & 60ís era. All of these great facts can be found in the book, ďSpiffy Kitchen CollectiblesĒ, Krause Publications, 2003, by Brian Alexander.
...The history of getting something free with a purchase goes back to the 1800ís....figural candy containers...provided an extra sales incentive for customers.
...In the 1900ís Nabisco started selling crackers in their own tin which could be used for storage later.
...Motherís Carnival Oats made by Quaker Oats in the 1930ís contained a piece of Homer Loughlin China similar to the colors of the Fiesta Dinnerware.
...Quaker Oats had a mail in promotion for Blue Ridge Apple Pattern Dinnerware in the 1950ís.
...Duz Detergent contained a piece of Golden Wheat China in the 1950ís.
...A Silver Leaf Libbey glass was contained inside Silver Dust Detergent in the 1960ís.
...Big Top Peanut Butter came packaged in Early American Glassware in 1957.
...Swiftís Peanut Butter came in Wizard of Oz Glasses in the 1950ís.
...Kraft Cream Cheese came in a Pyrex Baking Cup in the 1960ís.
...Purity Oats came in a metal red & white Apple Canister in the 1950ís.
...Breeze Detergent Box contained a Canon Face Cloth in the 1960ís.
...Oxydol Detergent Box contained Three Wooden Spoons in the 1950ís.
Our mothers and grandmothers religiously saved top Value and S&H Green stamps for all those wonderful items that would arrive in the mail. How many of us remember Dish Night at the Movies. I know I do and I certainly remember licking those stamps. Some of
the most sought after Kitchen Collectibles made their debut as a premium to something.
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