|The picture shows this Early Checkers Popcorn Confection Dog Stand Up Tin Prize. This was a prize that came in a box of Checkers.|
The Checkers Popcorn product was from the Shotwell Manufacturing Company. It was a very strong competitor to Cracker Jack. So much so that Cracker Jack bought the product outright in 1926. It was continued but eventually phased out.
The dog is standing on a box of Checkers. The stand up dog prize is made of tin and it is imprinted with red and black ink on a white background. It has a poem on the bottom section that folds over that reads as follows:
I'm A Little Pup In Checkerstown,
My Master Calls Me Rags,
I Sit Up, Sneeze And Give My Paw,
And My Tail Is Full Of Wags
It measures 1-1/2" wide. It is in excellent condition as pictured with wear from the base being bent over, a tiny missing tail, and light surface rusting o the back.