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Cereal box back, etc. cars

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Anyone collect stuff you cut off the backs of cereal boxes, etc.?

 

In 1948, Kelloggs offered this one (set of 12 different)

 

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Kelloggs_New_Ford.png

 

 

This one offered in France by Chevrolet (set of 3)

 

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Chevrolet_1949_1.jpg

 

 

This one is one of a set of 36 handed out when one purchased Shell gasoline in France in 1959

 

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Bolides_D_Autrefois.jpg

 

1953 Nabisco (set of 3 different)

 

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Modern_Sports_Cars_Buick_cropped.jpg

 

There are others.

 

Jon.

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I had all the nabisco ones, sold them last year.  I have all the US Wheaties round tin emblems and the cereal box ad on how to buy the set.

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Terry - I well remember when those Wheaties emblems came out, and slightly later, the "bicycle license plates". I looked for a Missouri plate for as long as they ran the promotion (1954 and 1955), and never did get one out of a Wheaties box.

 

The cereal was horrible, even the birds wouldn't eat it! ;)

 

Fortunately, Dad was a fisherman. We used to make catfish bait out of Wheaties, eggs, and chicken blood. The eggs were the glue, the Wheaties the stiffener, and the chicken blood gave it the odor that catfish loved. We caught lots of catfish on that homemade bait.

 

Jon.

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I kept one nabisco car as I did not have the instruction card for it.  It’s the Jaguar .  The compete kit had the car, an instructions card, two toothpicks for axles and a rubber band to make it go. 

 

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