Recognize this? I never personally had one, but Avon perfume bottles were very much in vogue at one time. I've learned that they had their heydey from 1965-1980. Unfortunately, they have not appreciated in value as some collectors might have hoped. But they are still a very solid kitschy collectible. My poodle is an Avon Bon Bon milk glass perfume decanter (Avon's words) that contained Occur! perfume. It's empty but you can still smell the long-lost perfume.
Here's a view from the back of the bottle. Unfortunately, part of the ring around the bottom of the head is broken off, and there is some yellowing/discoloration. Despite its imperfections I still think it's worth holding on to.
Here's the bottle without the head.
Here's the label, Avon "Occur!" Occur, launched in 1963, is a floral fragrance that contains, among other things, bergamont and lilly-of-the-valley. Based on this I know I would have loved it.
There was something about this silver box that called to me. I knew I didn't really need another jewelry box but I loved the fox on the lid and I was intrigued by the inscription: DWHS. I always love a good mystery when it comes to my vintage finds. So in the cart it went.
Here's a close up of the fox. Isn't it darling?
DWHS. Hhhmmmmm. I wondered what high school could have issued these boxes? Perhaps to a particular graduating class? I never thought I'd be able to crack the code, if you will, for there are a ton of high schools with DW in their initials.
Yes, I paid all of $1.99 for it. Ironically, it was the maker's sticker that helped me figure out what it was. When I looked up Manse Hill Silver, Inc. I found out that they sold equestrian goods and that they had created this particular box for the Dunham Woods Horse Show. So it wasn't from a high school after all! The Dunham Woods Horse show takes place about 2 miles from my home each year. The Dunham Woods Riding Club sponsors many a fox hunt every fall so the fox on the lid makes perfect sense!
In 1961, Coca-Cola issued a three part Christmas drinking glass series bearing the artwork of Haddon Sundblom, a noted artist who painted Santa Claus for Coke's marketing campaigns from 1931 to 1964. I'm not sure if you had to purchase the glasses or if they were part of some promotional campaign where you got them for free but I found one at Goodwill for 99 cents.
I knew when I saw it that it had to be a collectible.
Anything that says "Three of three Series II" is bound to be a collectible in my book! The Santa depicted on this glass is a reproduction of Sundblom's 1948 Santa. Each year Sundblom created a slightly different Santa, but they all had the signature red suit, beard and twinkling eyes. I'm confident I can sell this collectible for at least $10.00.
This game made me laugh when I saw it. The precursor to Trivial Pursuit perhaps? Nope! Trivial Pursuit was invented in 1979 and this edition of Teen Trivia Plus is from 1984. I paid 99 cents for it. I've seen it sold for anywhere from $6.00 and upwards depending on the condition.
Know any of the answers? (I've provided the answers for both cards at the bottom of this post! No peeking.....)
How about these?
Well, that's it for now. I still have quite a few finds to share in upcoming posts and I'm happy about that. But you'll have to meet me at Thrill of the Hunt #46 to see what I mean.
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Teen Trivia Plus Answers:
4. The Twilight Zone
5. with ice cream
6. a summer camp
7. the sun's shadow
8. Franklin Roosevelt
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