What does the word "vintage" conjure up for you? For us, it's homemade chocolate chip cookies, red and white checkered tablecloths, home-cooked Sunday dinners, and that whole Donna Reed fantasy life. Some of the more vivid memories for millions of kids everywhere center on their home-packed lunches, lovingly stowed in their favorite lunch box.
Updated: September 14, pm. Dale Yoder holds a Rambo lunch box, one of the last metal themed lunch boxes mass-produced, as he stands in Yoder's Homestead Shop on Main Street June 20, in Arcola. Rows of metal pictorial lunch boxes line the upper shelves of a section of the Yoder Homestead Shop on Main Street June 20, in Arcola.
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Do you remember your old lunch boxes? Many remember the days where you took your lunch to school in those square metal lunch boxes with your favorite characters on them. If you still have a vintage lunch box from childhood it may be worth big bucks now!
Image Source. Long before concerns about childhood obesity and peanut allergies ruled the lunchroom, kids happily made their way to school each morning with a lunchbox featuring their favorite pop-cultural icon. Lunchboxes were originally used by workingmen, who toted their meals to their jobs in sturdy metal pails.
In fact, the coolness of your lunch box could determine your social status for the whole year. In this interview, painter and graphic designer Dee Adams explains how lunch boxes affected playground politics when she was a kid, and how she puts her collection of vintage metal ones to use in a think-outside-the-lunch-box way. Bee Gees lunch boxes were popular to own.
The number of classic metal lunch boxes back in production just keeps growing. Two of the latest victims are the Lost in Space and Underdog. These two designs join a growing list of other classic metal lunch boxes whose originals sell in the several hundred dollar and up range.
Here on the Internet, the power of video is growing by the day. Whilst the written word still rules in some people eyes, here at Tin Lunch Boxes HQ we think it is sometimes nice just to sit back, be lazy and watch a few flicks! On that note here are some of our favorite online lunchbox videos:. This 6abc news item features some interviews with random people on the street reminiscing about their childhood lunchbox experiences and also mentions the Leave It To Beaver special edition box.