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Kaleidoscope Candy Container
Have you ever wondered what is the most valuable piece of Westmoreland glass to own?  Believe or not it is probably the Kaleidoscope Candy Container. Extremely rare, one of only a few known to exist, this tin and glass candy container is one of the most sought after of all candy containers. This candy container was patented by Turney G. Stough, circa 1913. The example shown retains nearly all of its paper decal reading "Moving Pictures" with directions for use "By West Bros. & Co., Grapeville, PA". Even more amazing is the presence of its original box stuffed with what appears to be its original excelsior. The particular candy container example has its matching paper label and storekeeper’s decal for Boyd’s five and dime store, located in York, PA, and is indeed a rare treasure. The size is 7" h x 3" w. The condition of this example is very good to excellent with tin cylinder showing light even wear to gold and silver finish. Glass cylinder retains what is likely its original candy that has solidified into a solid mass. Box is near excellent with square corners.  Price realized at auction: $13,800.00 !!!! Photograph courtesy of James Julia Auction.


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