Beatles Ultra Rare 1968 Vintage "wheat Honeys" Cereal Box Advertising Beatles For Sale
VINTAGE 1968 U.S. "WHEAT HONEYS" CEREAL BOX ADVERTISING THE BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE RUB ON SHEET INSIDE! THIS BOX IS HEAVILY BEATLES MARKED. IT IS ALSO ONE OF THE ALL TIME RAREST ITEMS OF BEATLES MEMORABILIA TO EVER FIND. THIS IS THE FIRST ONE I'VE EVER OFFERED ANYWHERE!
THIS IS TRULY ONE OF THE WORLD'S RAREST ITEMS OF BEATLES MEMORABILIA! THIS IS A VINTAGE U.S. "WHEAT HONEYS" NABISCO BRAND CEREAL BOX ADVERTISING THE BEATLES "RUB ON SHEET" THAT WAS ORIGINALLY INSIDE THE BOX! SIZE OF THE BOX IS 9.5" X 6.75" X 2". I CAN'T IMPRESS ENOUGH JUST HOW TRULY RARE THIS ITEM IS. AS YOU KNOW, CEREAL BOXES (AND MOST FOOD CONTAINERS, ETC..) ARE AMONG THE MOST DISPOSABLE OF ALL ITEMS. JUST ABOUT EVERY ONE OF THEM WAS USED AND TOSSED OUT WITH NO NEED OR DESIRE TO CLUTTER THE HOUSE WITH ANY OF THEM. WELL, IN FACT, THERE ARE A FEW SURVIVING EXAMPLES AROUND AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM.
This box was cut into separate pieces (panels) by the original owner back in the late 1960s. The person had then thrown out anything on the box that didn't pertain to the Beatles (like the nutritional information). When the separate pieces were acquired by a collector decades later, he put the box back together. The separate panels were placed face down on a table (interior gray side up) and put against each other (like an upside-down puzzle) to create the shape of the complete box, only flattened-out (as it would have looked at the printer's). Three pieces of white poster board were cut into the precise shape of the missing pieces to replace them and complete the box. Thin lines of Elmer's glue were then applied to the gray side to join the individual pieces together. The flattened-out box was then left overnight to dry. The next morning, the complete assemblage (which included the 3 poster board replacement pieces) was then folded into a box. Finally, it was filled with styrofoam peanuts to give it added strength and then shrink-wrapped for protection and display. The panels have not been glued onto a new cereal box or white, like-sized box. This is an entirely original box. One "side panel" only has a small portion left and one of the "flaps" at the top is missing. The rest is complete. (The white parts are not a box underneath, but 3 separately cut replacement pieces glued into place. The original piece depicting the blue Rice Honeys box on the one side panel appears in the same position where it originally appeared.) This is a thoughtfully-done restoration using the original box pieces.
THIS ITEM IS PROBABLY THE RAREST, IF NOT ONE OF THE TOP 5 RAREST OF ANY BEATLES MEMORABILIA! THIS ONE LOOKS GREAT AND WOULD DISPLAY WONDERFULLY IN ANY ROOM. THE PANEL PRINT AND CONTRAST IS IN FANTASTIC SHAPE WITH NO FADING. THE ORIGINAL .37C PRICE STAMP REMAINS ON THE TOP PANEL. THE "RUB ONS" SHEET IS NOT INCLUDED AND OF COURSE, THERE IS NO CEREAL. THIS IS THE VERY FIRST ONE OF THESE I'VE HAD IN MY HANDS IN MY 33 YEARS IN THE HOBBY/FIELD! YOU'LL LIKELY NEVER SEE ANOTHER. THEY JUST DIDN'T SURVIVE. THIS IS GUARANTEED AN ORIGINAL CEREAL BOX AND NOT ANY REPRODUCTION OF ANY KIND. THIS IS ONE ITEM THAT YOU'LL NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR MEMORABILIA COLLECTION AND IT'S ADVISABLE TO TAKE IT ANYWAY YOU CAN GET IT! SOME ITEMS JUST NEVER SEEM TO COME UP AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM! Check out the picture(s) and enjoy!Check out the picture(s) and enjoy!
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