|The pictures show views of this 1955 Kellogg's Corn Flakes Cereal Box Front With U.S. Navy Frogman Offer & Bonus Painting. The first picture shows the front panel of this 8 ounce cereal box. The second picture shows the back of this cardboard panel. We had acquired six different old cereal box front panels with this Artist's paintings. This is one of them. This is a very interesting, signed, dated, painting on a classic and nostalgic Norman Rockwell Kellogg's cereal advertising box for children. There is just so much that can be said about this item. This is ONLY the front panel of the cereal box.|
There is the great colorful Norman Rockwell illustrated advertising image of a young toothless, red head, and freckled face young boy with a string tied on his finger to remember something. The panel pictures one of the baking powder cereal prizes (Obstacles Scout), and Norman Rockwell's printed signature.
There were two sets of these Frogmen. The smaller set came one in each specially marked cereal box, and the larger set of three was a mail away premium set. This is the advertising on the store shelf that a child would have seen. If you are reading this perhaps you were that child back then.
There is a signed and dated unusual original painting on the back (box inside). The painting is of French Olympic Ice Skater ''JACQUELINE DU BIEF'' (see below). The painting was created on Thursday, September 6th, 1956 by Francis Tierney II.
A One of a Kind piece from 1955 & 1956.
This cereal box front panel is marked on the two sides as follows:
KELLOGG'S CORN FLAKES
THE ORIGINAL - W. K. KELLOGG
HE DIVES AND SWIMS!
SEE PACKAGE BACK
THEY GO FAST BETTER GET A SPARE
NANCY + TOMMY ARE IN LOVE (written on box)
NET WEIGHT 8 OUNCES
FRANCIS TIERNEY II
THURSDAY 6, 1956
SEPT. 6, 1956
AND JACQUELINE DUBIEF
This cereal box panel measures 6-7/8'' x 9-5/8''. It appears to be in good condition with an uneven top area and some old writing and spotting on the front as pictured. Below here, for reference, is a short history on Jacqueline du Bief, who is painted on the back of this cereal box panel:
Jacqueline du Bief
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Full name: Jacqueline du Bief
Country represented: France
Born: 4 December 1930 in Paris France
Former partner: Tony Font
Skating club: De Glace Club Paris, Français Volants Paris
Olympic medal record: Women's figure skating, Competitor for France, Bronze 1952 Oslo Singles
Jacqueline du Bief (born 4 December 1930 in Paris) is a French figure skater who competed in single skating and pair skating. As a single skater, she is the 1952 World Champion, the 1952 Olympic bronze medalist, the 1950 - 1952 European silver medalist, and the 1947 - 1952 French national champion. As a pair skater, she competed with Tony Font. They are the 1950 & 1951 French national champions. After turning professional, she toured with several shows like Ice Capades, Hollywood Ice Revues, Scala Eisrevue from 1952 to 1964.