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Today we admire string holders for their decorative nature. They are much sought after by collectors. However, in the 1800's, they were strictly utilitarian, serving as dispensers of string used to wrap food and packages. The earliest were made of cast iron. Later, advertising string holders appeared in general stores. They were made of tin or cast iron and were provided by companies pedaling such products as shoes, laundry supplies and food. These advertising string holders command the highest prices.

These days we take cellophane tape for granted. Before it was invented, string was used to tie up packages. String Holders became a staple item in the home kitchen. To add to a whimsical touch, in the late 1920s and 1930s, many string holders were presented as human shapes, faces, animals and fruits. Most of these novelty string holders were made of chalkware (plaster of Paris), ceramics or wood fiber. If you were lucky, you might have won a plaster of Paris ‘Super Hero’ or comic character string holder at your local carnival. These prizes were known as ‘carnival chalkware’. The Indian string holder was a popular giveaway; so was Betty Boop, Howdy Doody and Mickey Mouse.

Campbell Soup Kids

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Campbell Soup Kid String Holder This wonderful Campbell Soup Kid String Holder measures 6 3/4" high. This vintage string holder is incised on the bottom edge with, "Copyright Campbell". It is in very good condition - no chips, cracks or repairs. It has it's original paint. This would be a great addition to anyone's String Holder collection or Campbell Soup Memorabilia Collection! This string holder, like all of the other string holders we offer (unless otherwise noted), is an original and not a reproduction. "Click" on the thumbnail to the left to see an enlargement and any other pictures we may have of this much sought after string holder. Feel free to e-mail us any questions you may have concerning this item and remember - any sale is fully guaranteed!
 

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Coca Cola

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The Coca Cola Kid String Holder This spectacular "Coca Cola Kid" String Holder measures 8" high and is made of chalk. It's paint is all original. It is from the 1950's. It has some crazing with only minor wear; however, it is in very good to excellent condition. It lists in the 2004 Schroeder's Anitques Price Guide on page 515 for $650.00. This would be a great addition to anyone's Coca Cola Collection as well as anyone's String Holder Collection! See the additional photos we have of this very collectible Coca Cola item byb "clicking" on the photo to the left! Feel free to e-mail us any questions you may have concerning this item and remember - any sale is fully guaranteed!


 

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Planters Peanuts

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Mr. Peanut Advertising String Holder This very rare Mr. Peanut String Holder was produced in the 1950's. It is made of chalk and measures 6" in height. On the bottom is incised, "Registered, Mr. Peanut". I am assuming that the extended arm where the cane usually is is where the scissors go. All of it's paint is original. It is in very good to excellent condition with very slight crazing. This exceptional string holder would be a very fine and rare addition to any Mr. Peanut collection as well to any string holder collection! See the additional photos of this Mr. Peanut Collectible by "clicking" on the thumbnail photo! This string holder is an original and not a reproduction! Feel free to e-mail us any questions you may have concerning this item and remember - - all sales have our 7 day money back guarantee!
 

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