|The pictures below show larger front and back views of all (4) 1970 Welch's Junior Mints Candy Boxes with Elephant Laughs & Monkey Shines Trading Cards in this lot. The cards on the back were meant to be cut off and saved. The number of cards in each set is unknown, but there may be as many as (24) to each complete set. Boxes that are uncut or complete are much harder to find then cut cards. The answers to the riddles or jokes is printed on the flap on the left side. If the card was cut, then the answer would not be on the card.|
These complete boxes survived all of these years only because they had been used to store antique fishing lures by a fishing collector. The hand written notes that are seen on the boxes pertain to the fishing lure that they once held.
Two of these are from the ''ELEPHANT LAUGHS'' series (#8 & #10) and two are from the ''MONKEY SHINES'' series (4 & #12). These were from The James O. Welch Company (Welch's) which was at the time, a candy division of The National Biscuit Company (Nabisco).
All four boxes for one price! Three of the boxes measure 3-3/8'' x 1-5/8'' x 7/8''. The bottom right box is about 1/8'' longer. These boxes are complete and appear to be in excellent condition with some writing as mentioned above and pictured. There is some small writing on the ends as well that can not be seen in the pictures.