|The picture below shows larger front and back views of the (2) Old Cracker Jack Pop Corn Confection Pot Metal or Lead Toy Prize Woman & Man Riding Horses Lapel Stud Buttons. These prizes are not dated but they are believed to be from the 1910s to the 1930s. They are made of pot metal or lead, with no finish on them. They each have a formed button on the back to go through a lapel button hole. The woman is riding side saddle while wearing a Victorian dress.|
Many of the early pot metal or lead prizes were manufactured by Dowst (Samuel Dowst), or the Tootsietoy Company of Chicago, Illinois, but there were other companies in the United States, and including ones from Japan and Germany prior to World War II as well. Some of these type prizes were made specifically for Cracker Jack, while others were made as small novelties, bought in volume, and used as prizes by The Cracker Jack Company. Pot metal or lead prizes were some of the earliest prizes that were used in Cracker Jack boxes from the 1910s to the late 1940s. Many of these type prizes or novelties were also sold out of old Johnson Smith & Company catalog as well as some other early novelty catalogs, also used in fortune telling sets, and some were also sold and used as board game parts. Many of these can be found factory painted, inked, or with no finish at all.
Both of these for one price! To judge the sizes, the Woman on horse lapel stud button measures about 11/16'' tall. These appear to be in mint unused condition, as pictured.