Saturday, August 31, 2013

Play money from the 50's

Greetings everyone,
 Nothing major, just a little tidbit on some Confederate play money from the 1950's. In 1954 General Mills put out a promotion with their Cheerios cereal, for 25 cents and a box top you could get 9 examples of Confederate currency ranging from the one dollar note to the 1000.00 note.  Cheerios actually produced more Confederate currency than the Confederate government did from 1861 -1865.
Today a set like this is worth about 125.00.






14 comments:

  1. Gosh, you are old, Capt. :o)> !!

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  2. A fantastic collection to have in your collection Captain! Thanks for showing us.

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  3. Very cool and i love your note that Cheerios printed more money than what was originally done....nice set to have.

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    1. Thanks Shayne...that was only 59 years ago and very little of these are still available

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  4. Cool items. I find it a quite odd fact that a company founded in Minneapolis in 1866 would one day print more Confederate currency than the CSA.

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    1. Thanks Sean...The original Cheerios box that these came in is over $100.00 if you can find it.

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  5. In the 60's there was a series of Civil War bubble gum cards released here in the UK. I still have those cards but with each pack came 2 or 3 Confederate notes as well. The money is now worth way more than the cards but sadly I chucked mine away...

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    1. I have a few of those notes...they were made by the A& BC chewing co. LTD. of England in 1964

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  6. What a wonderfully bizarre thing to giveaway with a breakfast cereal!

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  7. Welcome aboard my friend, noticing your avatar is a Subaru, I already like you.

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