Halloween advertising!

by on Dec.06, 2012, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from Vintage Halloween Toys – My Blog | Go to Original Post

“It came without packages, boxes, or bags”! Of course I’m quoting here from Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. As any good collector knows, sometimes keeping those packages, boxes, and bags can be a good thing. Most of the time, the packaging gets thrown away to most items. This is practical, seeing that if you saved every box or wrapper you would either need a huge storage room dedicated to such things or your house might be mistaken for the county dump.

With all of this packaging getting tossed in the garbage or recycling bin, some neat things can go to waste. I’m certainly not suggesting you should always keep stuff that would be better used for recycling or trash, but I have seen some very fun and cool Halloween displays and advertising memorabilia surface that would make outstanding decorations or displays for your vintage Halloween collection. 

Here’s an example  of a cool Frankenstein box that was made by Mars Candy that originally was packed full of tasty little candy bars.


Mars Candy Frankenstein box.

I think an item like this would look great in a display case or in your Monster Room. You could also set it out for a party and load it up with candy or cookies. 

The Frankenstein box I have pictured isn’t an old item, but companies have been making cool display items and packaging signs and containers for a long time. Some of these older items can fetch a nice price to collectors of old Halloween items and advertising collectibles. Even old boxes of “Monster Cereals” like Boo Berry  and Count Chocula  can sell for $$$ if they are in good shape. 

So the next time you buy your candy, or you get that limited edition candy tin with your Halloween goodness, take a minute and check it out. If it looks really cool and artistic, you might want to sock it away in a storage box or even add it to you collectible shelf. It probably won’t have any collectible value for many years, but you never 

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