Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here are some unusual vintage Disney collectibles dating back to the early 1930's; old bottle caps featuring four classic characters. I don't know much about them, but assume that they could be found on bottles of various Mickey Mouse sodas that were sold circa 1932. The Mickey Mouse cap on the left is not too hard to find, but the other three seem to be pretty scarce. Mickey is seen in his familiar "walking and waving" pose, while Minnie waves an amiable "Hello".
Pluto "The Dog" (not "The Pup"?!) and the lovely Clarabelle Cow get to star on their own bottle caps; I'm always happy to see Clarabelle, who was phased out as her design made her too primitive. I wonder if a character had his own soda flavor, of it they were used randomly. And have any of you seen other caps with other characters? Horace Horsecollar, Goofy, maybe even Donald back when his bill was longer?
Here's a picture of a bottle of Mickey Mouse "Lime Rickey" soda - I don't own this, unfortunately, but found the photo on the interwebs. I've seen these bottles sell for hundreds of dollars! There is also a ginger ale flavor, and another that just says "Carbonated Beverage". Once I was in an antiques store in the midwest that had several bottles - still full! For some stupid reason I didn't buy even one, and I'll bet the price was a lot less than the auction totals I've seen online.