|The picture shows this Old Boxed Set Of Fortune Telling Cake Favors. Shown are the (10) included favors with their paper fortunes, two sides of the box, the instruction sheet, and the small papers to wrap the prizes in. These were actually meant to be baked inside a cake and when sliced it the charm you received told your fortune. It is hard to believe that anyone today would use these as they were intended.
On one side the box pictures a young boy and girl opening their cake favors. The other side has a Witch pictured with the prizes in a cauldren over a fire. It is marked
"FAVOR CAKE SET" and "FORTUNE TELLING FAVOR SET"
There are (3) prizes pictured on each edge side. The box pictures a total of (19) prizes. With the exception of the safety pin and the engagement ring, the prizes are all made of lead or pot metal. These old lead prizes were made by the Dowst / Tootsitoy Company of Chicago and are the exact same ones that were used as prizes in 1910's to 1930's Cracker Jack boxes. The toys and fortunes included in this lot are as follows:
Horse Shoe Charm - Good Luck
Safety Pin - Happiness
Pipe Charm - Pipe Dreams
Airplane - Fly High & Remember
Engagement Ring - Engagement Forthcoming
Scissors Charm - Friendship
Clothes Iron - Married
Wedding Band Ring - Church Bells
Button Charm - Bachelor
Monkey Charm - Large Family
To judge the sizes the box measures 3-1/8" x 3-3/4" x 5/8". The toy prizes are in excellent or better condition and the box is excellent condition with light wear and one end flap beginning to separate.