Offered for sale from the 1950's are these 15 nicely molded male and female Van Brode Dancing Figures from 6 different countries and one Van Brode Little Boy Mascot.
The dancing figures include: 3 Hawaiian, 3 boy dancers, 2 1/8" tall; 5 Irish, 2 girl dancers 2" tall, 3 boy dancers 2 1/8" tall; 1 Spanish, 1 boy guitar player 2" tall; 1 Cuba, 1 boy playing Maracas 1¾" tall; 3 Scotch, 2 boy dancers and 1 boy playing bagpipes(2--2" tall, 1—2 1/16" tall); 1 Hungarian, 1 boy dancer 1 7/8" tall; 1 Van Brode Little Boy Mascot dancer, 2" tall.
The Van Brode name appears on the bottom or the base of the figure. The Country of the figure appears on the front of the bottom or the base. The color of the figures are mostly the same; there are a couple that are a little darker. Please see the closeups of our photos for a better view of these figures.
A Little History of the Van Brode Milling Company: The Van Brode Milling Company of Clinton, Mass., made eight different cereals throughout the 1950's and included these toy figures as free prizes inside the boxes of cereal. They came in at least 8 different colors and measured 1 7/8" to 2" high and 1 1/4" wide x 1/2" deep. The company always made pairs of male and female figures showing them in their countries traditional costumes.
**Condition: Good+ to Very good condition. All figures show normal surface wear from handling and being played with; Most of the wear is found around the base or bottom of the figures.
A nice group of Van Brode dancing figures to add to your collection.
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