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Planters Mr. Peanut Canoe Box

Planters Mr. Peanut Canoe Box

Morphy Auctions
Very unusual box and one of three known examples.
  • Circa 1930s
  • Size: 10 1/4" x 7 5/8" x 2 1/2"
  • Condition: Near Mint, minor corner separation on one corner
  • Auction Date: March 2009
  • Pre-Auction Estimate: $2500. - $3500.
  • Sold Price: $2925.
From Morphy Auctions:
A full house and a noticeable influx of new bidders contributed to a grand total in excess of $1.4 million in Morphy Auctions’ March 5-7 Early Spring Sale. More than 750 attended the auction in person.

In the advertising portion of the sale, Mr. Peanut led the parade of prices, with a vertical half-moon porcelain sign originally displayed in the 1930s/’40s in a Planters store in Memphis, Tenn., hammering a within-estimate price of $16,100.

Other noteworthy advertising lots included a circa-1909 framed 23-inch by 40-inch Winchester Cartridges sign featuring a wild turkey, which hit the bull’s eye at $10,350; and a 1936 Coca-Cola 50th Anniversary cardboard poster depicting two bathing beauties – from 1886 and 1936 respectively – that knocked down a refreshing $4,312.

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