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                                  MARCH 2017 • Volume 30 No. 7                   www.antiqueshoppefl.com


                                       COLLECTING  VINTAGE POPCORN TINS
        By Larry LeMasters
        LeMasters’ Antique News Service
          Not all holidays are old.  Take      Popcorn, as we all know, is a      ago. Remnants of
        for instance Popcorn Lover’s Day.    type of corn that expands from the   popcorn have been                                  Tin lithographed
        Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY,       kernel and puffs up  when heated.    found in a New                                     “Hopalong Cassidy”
        wanted a holiday dedicated to his    Each kernel of popcorn contains a    Mexico rock shelter                                popcorn tin
                                                                                                                                     manufactured by
        favorite  snack, so he started this   certain amount of moisture and oil,   known   as   “Bat                                Maryland Popcorn
        half-popped  holiday  on January     which heats up during popping,       Cave” that date to                                 Cooperative Association.
        6, 2012. Popcorn’s Lovers Day is     causing a small explosion or “pop.”   2,600 BCE.                                        This beautiful popcorn
                                                                                                                                     container measures 4 ¾
        celebrated on the second Tuesday       Archaeologists believe  early        The          word                                inches high and is valued
        of March, so it will be celebrated   Mexican Indians first domesticated   “popcorn”       first                             at $285.
        on March 14  this year.              corn approximately  9,000 years      appeared in John
                    th
                                                                                  Russell    Bartlett’s                              Charles    Cretors’
                                                                                  1848     Dictionary                               invention   of   the
                                                                                  of   Americanisms,                               popcorn maker in the
                                                                                  and popcorn was                                  1890s     popularized
                                                                                  sold     throughout                              popcorn.  Cretors,  a
                                                                                  the    1800s     on                              candy     storeowner,
                                                                                  the  east  coast  of                             created    a    steam
                                                                                  America  under  the                              powered      popcorn
                                                                                  names “Pearls” and                               maker and deployed
                                                                                  “Nonpareil.”                                   street  cart  vendors to
                                                                                                                           sell his popcorn.
                                                                                                                         Popcorn popularity soared again
               Oviedo Antique Mall Spring Extravaganza Mar. 3-6.                                                       during the Great Depression when

           During the 4 day extravaganza, all 110 dealer booths will be offering fabulous sale                         it sold for just 5-10¢ for a bag of
         pricing - up to 50% off storewide. There will also be a complimentary hot & cold buffet                       kernels,  making  it  affordable  for
         is available all 4 days. During the Friday thru Monday sale each customer purchasing $30
         or more receives a free gift.                                                                                 everyone  to enjoy.   While other
           Located at 95 Geneva Drive Oviedo, FL 32765 (407-366-3668), Oviedo Antique Mall                             businesses failed,  popcorn as an
         is open 7 Days a week Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 12-6pm. The mall will be                              industry  excelled.    And, during
         loaded with antique, vintage and contemporary Christmas décor.                                                World  War  II when sugar  was
           The  12,500  square  foot  mall  is  loaded  with  an  ever-changing  array  of  all  your
         favorite  antiques  and  collectibles.  Offered    are  coins  &  paper  money,  gold,  silver  &             rationed,  preventing the making
         costume jewelry, furniture, primitives, linens, Lladro, Baccarat, China & Crystal, Lenox,                     of many types of candy, popcorn
         military collectibles, Fiestaware, art work, advertising collectibles, antiquarian books,                     sales increased nearly 300%.
         Kitchenalia, LP albums, Longaberger baskets, Disney collectibles, antique toys and so
         much more!                                                                                                                 Continued on Page 2
           Stroll through Oviedo Antique Mall while listening to 1950’s hit music.  Complimentary
         Snacks and drinks are always available for our customers. Onsite watch & clock repair
         by 40 year veteran watchmaker, as well as complete onsite antique and modern camera                     This Jolly Time yellow popcorn garbage can is
         repair service.                                                                                         nearly 15 inches tall and is valued at $300.



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