animals (some covered with real fur), trees, people, historical figures, household appliances, furniture, decor, flowers, vehicles, holiday items, and anything else you could imagine.
My collection of candy containers is, of course, doll house furniture. I believe these were made in the early 1900s.
When the boxes are opened you can see that the original shredded paper excelsior is still in place.
The furniture is a 1 inch to 1 foot scale, so each piece must have held only one or two pieces of candy.
The construction is the same as the red set.
The black patterned one has a wooden base. The red one has a base of thick cardboard.
I was amazed at the variety of items. Holiday themed containers like Santas and Jack O'Lanterns were very popular. Unusual papier-mâché and composition examples can bring very high prices.
There is even a Candy Container Collectors of America club
I wish they made such quality items to delight and entertain us today.