|The picture below shows larger front and back views of all (8) Old Cracker Jack Pop Corn Confection Pot Metal or Lead Toy Prize Good Luck Horse Shoe Charms in this lot. The top center one is not included because it is missing from this lot. These prizes are not dated but they are from the 1910s to the 1930s. They are made of pot metal or lead. They all have a charm loop at the top, and could be used on a charm bracelet, as pendants on a necklace, or on earrings. (6) of these have a formed lapel stud button on the back. The Cracker Jack prize ID numbers for these, and the manufacturers are unknown at the moment.|
Many of the early pot metal or lead prizes were manufactured by Dowst (Samuel Dowst), or the Tootsietoy Company of Chicago, Illinois, but there were other companies in the United States, and including ones from Japan and Germany prior to World War II as well. Some of these type prizes were made specifically for Cracker Jack, while others were made as small 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 following are included in this lot:
Small Horse Shoe with Stars (silver finish)
Missing from this lot, as stated above, and not included.
Small Horse Shoe with Stars (dark with no finish)
“GOOD LUCK” Horse Shoe (green paint)
“GOOD LUCK” Horse Shoe (blue paint)
“GOOD LUCK” Horse Shoe (silver paint)
Horse Shoe (dark with no finish)
Small Horse Shoe (silver finish)
Horse Shoe (no finish)
All eight of these miniature horse shoe charms for one price! To judge the sizes, the charms in the middle row measure about 1'' tall. These appear to be in good to mint condition, as pictured.