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    Posted 10 years ago

    JimLinderman
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    The average price of a pack of gum is $1.58 according to the Wall Street Journal. Consequently, the gum market is flat. Not that you can use a gum wrapper to make a chain anymore. The manufacturers have eliminated your raw material!

    My chain here is ten feet long. Not bad, but record holder Gary Duschl, has one 74,216 feet long.

    This really doesn't fit the definition of Tramp Art, as not many fathers would like anyone calling their gum-chewing kid a tramp, but it is clearly related. A dying Folk Art? Yes.

    Ten foot long Chewing Gum Wrapper circa 1960? Collection Jim Linderman Dull Tool Dim Bulb

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 years ago
      this is great!!!!!
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      I can remember my sister & her friend having these late 60's, cool!
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Yes, we used to make little knick knacks with the gum wrappers, was a fun hobby. Great collectible! :)

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