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    Posted 2 months ago

    valentino97
    (715 items)

    This wonderful 1940's pillow (12"x18") is filled with over 120 plastic and metal charms. It has a few WWII sweetheart pins "Lenny 1943", so we think Lenny's younger sister made this pillow. His highschool track pin is also attached. I lost count at 120! Wonderful crackerjack charms and even 2 bakelite pins: the red dog and the pair of yellow and rootbeer scotties. My relative bought an acerage that included the house and outbuildings' contents! This was wrapped up but stuffed in a basement closet. It's now proudly displayed in one of the bedrooms. Very fun item for me to enjoy.

    11/25/2020

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    1. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 months ago
      What a great idea to display them. Good job!
    2. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 months ago
      Wow Way kool ,, I have a few Cracker J toys but not nearly that many
      Good Stuffings
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Mary, How cool are these? And so many!
      I spy a deer, Uncle Sam, Donald Duck, and a Pegasus! Such a great collection of Cracker Jack History! ( now all they put in them is a paper tattoo, how sad is that?)
    4. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
      Fabulous ! Amazing those little toys were kept :-)
    5. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Adorable charms & pins, lots of work went into sewing them on.
      Have a happy Thanksgiving Mary
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      mcheconi - Yes, the charms are all sewn on by someone long ago - thanks!
      Vynil - Amazing isn't this? I wanted this so bad....but at least I could enjoy it. There were so many fabulous treasures at this property. It was very hard not to "pick one up out in the barn".
      Eileen - Yes fab!! Not to mention the metal pins that I didn't get pix of. I had to take pix fast. Of course I wanted this pillow. LOL
      Manikin - Yes I agree, but someone enjoyed collecting like we do!!
      Jenni - Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Pretty neat isn't this?

      Thanks friends for your loves: Phil, kwqd, dav2no1, kevin, Karen, BB2, Fort, ho2culcta, Thomas, Bill, AnythingObscure! XOXO
    7. plein-air-painter, 2 months ago
      What an amazing collection. A real little time capsule. Happy Thanksgiving!
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      Thanks Maureen - I wish this fab pillow was mine but the next best thing is getting to take photos. Happy Thanksgiving!

      Thank you for your love RonM
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      I love these portable art pieces, my fave here is uncle Sam, but so many others are noteworthy also !~
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      Thanks Phil! I'm glad it was saved. Wish I knew more of the provenance. Don't you have to eat a HECK of a LOT of CrackerJacks to do this?
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 month ago
      I have never seen anything like this. Very cool and fun. What an adventure to count all these and examine them.
    12. valentino97 valentino97, 1 month ago
      Elisabeth - I'll send you a few pictures of this farm site. I prowled through some of the out buildings and saw SO many things I really wanted to slip in my pockets....I did not do that. Then, I saw this pillow and recognized some charms that are on ebay. Oh, this pillow should be mine - but at least it is in the family.

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