|The picture below shows larger front and back views of this Old Cracker Jack Pop Corn Confection Pot Metal or Lead Miniature Toy Prize Cracker Jack Police Lapel Stud Button Badge. The star badge has six points. It is marked “CRACKER JACK POLICE” in the center. The Cracker Jack ID number for this prize is “Z-0016”. They were made in the 1931 and reordered in 1934 from The Cosmo Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois.|
Many of the pot metal or lead prizes were manufactured by the Tootsietoy Company of Chicago, Illinois. There were other companies, including from Japan prior to World War II. Some of these type prizes were made specifically for Cracker Jack, while others were made as 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.
The lapel stud button badge measures about 1-1/8'' x 1-1/4'' x 3/16''. It appears to be in mint condition as pictured.