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Lunch Boxes, Metal & Thermoses

Aikins, Larry

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ISBN 10: 0895380072 / ISBN 13: 9780895380074
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Revised 1996 stated on cover. Cover color of the edition is light green, 1996 3rd Printing, 1992 copyright date, 217 numbered pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in size, Paperback. Out-of-Print. Nice Color Photos! Book is Unused. From a bookseller's unsold backstock. Minimal cover wear from shelving/storage. Inside pages are in Excellent Condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc.). Bookseller Inventory # AD - SS92

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Title: Lunch Boxes, Metal & Thermoses

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Excitement, adventure, the thrill of the chase, the joy of a find, the disappointment of a miss. All of these emotions belong to any collector, including the collector of Lunch Boxes! Lunch Boxes are relatively new on the scene. They came into use about the time television created popular heroes to emulate. Children had to have their hero on their Lunch Box! We gave those Lunch Boxes hard service and when our hero went off the air, we found other heroes. Most lunch boxes went on to the next child in the family or were discarded. Today's collector enjoys the challenge of finding these long unappreciated works of art. Some like the historical value."I had one of these when I was a kid!" Some because they rode a stickhorse with Hoppy, Roy and Annie; or they leaped tall buildings with Superman; or they were Snow-white waiting to be kissed by a prince. It may be for artistic value, "the design is detailed!"; Or it may be for return on investment, "I can make lots of money!"; or a host of other reasons. There was a time when Lunch Boxes were almost never found in antique shops. They were not considered collectible by dealers. Times have changed!!! You can go to the biggest or smallest antique shows and you'll always find Lunch Boxes. This book is designed to help both the new collector and the seasoned veteran in the style, manufacturer, year and approximate value of metal Lunch Boxes produced in America from 1950 to 1987. Look up a special find, a prized keepsake, or read it just for fun.


This pictorial price guide to over 500 metal lunch boxes features a special full color section 177 pages long. All of the characters that prompted lunchtime small talk for school children throughout the decades will be found. G.I. Joe, Disney, and other cartoon characters, TV heroes, and sports heroes can be found on these very popular collectible items! 1996 VALUES -- Book Description

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