Offered for sale is this cool Secret Agent Metal Lunchbox and Thermos from 1968 made by the King-Seeley Thermos Company. When the James Bond movies became such a big hit in the 1960's, loads of companies came out with all kinds of spy toys that boys couldn't wait to get their hands on, this lunchbox is just one of those items.
The lunchbox shows the secret agent and women on the front and four action scenes on the sides of the lunchbox. On the back of the lunchbox is a Secret Coder Wheel that enabled you to pass secret massages to your friends, however the Decoder Pad is missing. On one side of the lunchbox it shows a lady agent using the Secret Coder Wheel. The thermos shows the same picture that appears on the front of the lunchbox.
**Condition of the Lunchbox and Thermos: This Secret Agent Metal Lunchbox and Thermos is rated a "7", Fine, with 10 being Mint, according to the Collectors Guide to Lunchboxes by Carole Bess White & L.M. White. It is rated an "5/6" for rareness with 10 being the rarest. The Lunchbox is very clean, bright.
**Condition of Outside of Lunchbox: There are remnants of tape at two places on the front of the lunchbox; The metal hardware is lightly pitted and has a small amount of rust; The plastic handle is very good condition; All the outer edges of the lunchbox have wear; There are five tiny to small dents on the outside edges of the front of the lunchbox; There are six tiny to small dents on the outside edges of the back of the lunchbox; The front, back, and sides all have surface scratches and wear spots; Overall the outside is in fairly good shape even though it was well used by some little boy or girl.
**Condition of the Inside of the Lunchbox: The inside has wear mostly in the corners where the surface has been rubbed away leaving bare metal; There is only tiny amounts of rust beginning to form on the worn areas;
**Condition of Thermos: The thermos has light surface scratches with a shiny and bright bottom. The cup has a small nick on the top edge otherwise it's very clean and solid. The inside of the thermos is in excellent condition.
A neat gift to give to someone you know that collects metal lunchboxes.
Item ID: 7810