|The pictures show a view of all (23) Old Van Brode Cereal Prize Figures and both sides of the Luckies Puffed Wheat Cereal Advertisement in this lot. These are not dated but they are believed to be from the 1940s or early 1950s. The ad may be older. These were from The Van Brode Milling Company, Inc. of Clinton, Massachusetts.|
The scarce advertisement that is included was for Luckies Puffed Wheat cereal. The front is in color. It pictures a Dutch boy and girl and it is a premium offer coupon for Non Tip Plastic Styrene Drink Coasters. One of the coasters with a glass is pictured. On the back there is advertising for the different breakfast cereals that they made including: Corn Flakes, Wheat Flakes, and Crisp Rice. The cereal boxes are pictured as well as a multi pack of smaller boxes.
The hard plastic cereal prizes are of boys and girls in costumes of different countries around the world. They are marked ''Van Brode Co.'' along with the country or nationality on the base. Please note: The Hungarian woman figure on top of the ad is not included with this lot. In no particular order, the countries included are as follows:
(3) Brode (Dutch)(one is painted)
Scotch (with bagpipe)
(2) Irish (woman)
(2) Spanish (with guitar)
Italy (organ grinder with monkey)
To judge the sizes the paper advertisement measures 3'' x 5-1/4''. The plastic figures appear to vary from good to mint condition. The scarce ad has wear and missing corners as pictured.