Novelty 10¢ Fortune Teller
Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear
10¢ Dime Store Display Box ~ 1977
This exceptional item has a remarkable counter top display box and 2 Gross of envelopes with the product inside. This 10¢ Toy is a fortune telling device! I was skeptical until I opened up a packet. There are 1 gross of Huckleberry Hound and 1 gross Yogi Bear. Each envelope contains a small red film plastic with likenesses of either Huckleberry or Yogi on them. (similar to the old “Red Fish” fortune teller novelty of the 1950’s). You hold out your hand, palm up and flat, and set the red film plastic on your palm. Almost immediately this thing comes to life! It rolls, curves flips over and crawls around your palm. By watching the action and comparing it with the code on the back of the envelope you can assess your personality!
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The red film cartoon images come in individually packaged envelopes. The back of the envelope has a chart that helps assess your Mood. It Says;
Moving head = Jealousy
Moving feet = Indifference
Moving head and feet = In Love
Curling sides = Fickle
Turns over = False
Motionless = Cold Sweat
Curls up entirely = Excitable
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These things really work, even after more than a quarter century, they jump, curl and crawl, and move about your palm in a silly way activated by the differential heat of your palm! Everyone's palm reacts differently. You get 2 Gross (288) fortune teller packets altogether, 1 gross of Huckleberry and 1 gross of Yogi. Perfect Condition.
You also get the dime store counter top display box. It is 6 inches by 4 ½ inches, ¾ inches thick. It has a perforated pop up top that folds into an attractive back marquis with distinctive color illustrations of Huckleberry and Yogi and a Question Mark. It is printed 10¢ (each). Copyrighted H.B.P. 1977. The box is very attractive and looks impressive on a counter top or shelf. The box is in good shape. Some minor nips or bruises easily repaired. It displays well.
We don’t have many of these. This item is typical of stuff in the large Dime Store merchandise finds we made. If you like vintage Dime Store and Variety Store stuff, bookmark us. We pack it securely and send it First Class U.S. Postal.
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