Humphrey's Lunch Mobile Candy & Toy & Presidents

Humphrey's Lunch Mobile Candy & Toy & Presidents

Joined: November 8th, 2006, 2:37 am

May 26th, 2017, 11:39 pm #1

I recently picked up this box...



I remembered that they were listed in the Sport Americana guide so I looked it up...



As you can see the front of the boxes are different. Yet the the card on the back is the same. The guide has the box listed under the "Novel Package Corp" card section but the box was made by "Comics Novelty Candy Corp". I assume they were competitors not the same company. Also, the guide lists the series as "Famous Fighters of US History" yet I cannot find those words anywhere on the box. The text on the box begins "26th President of the US", so I wonder if a more proper title would simply be "Presidents" or "Presidents of the US".

Some questions..

1) Does anyone have the box pictured in the guide? Can they confirm the mfg on it?
2) Does anyone have any other cards that could be from this series? If so can you show them or tell us what the titles are?
3) Any other thoughts about the set?

Anyway, I thought it was interesting so wanted to share my findings.
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Joined: June 8th, 2005, 9:14 pm

May 27th, 2017, 12:19 am #2

Todd, that box looks a whole lot nicer than the pic in the scan. That's a beauty.
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Joined: February 19th, 2009, 3:04 am

May 27th, 2017, 1:10 pm #3

I recently picked up this box...



I remembered that they were listed in the Sport Americana guide so I looked it up...



As you can see the front of the boxes are different. Yet the the card on the back is the same. The guide has the box listed under the "Novel Package Corp" card section but the box was made by "Comics Novelty Candy Corp". I assume they were competitors not the same company. Also, the guide lists the series as "Famous Fighters of US History" yet I cannot find those words anywhere on the box. The text on the box begins "26th President of the US", so I wonder if a more proper title would simply be "Presidents" or "Presidents of the US".

Some questions..

1) Does anyone have the box pictured in the guide? Can they confirm the mfg on it?
2) Does anyone have any other cards that could be from this series? If so can you show them or tell us what the titles are?
3) Any other thoughts about the set?

Anyway, I thought it was interesting so wanted to share my findings.
Hi Todd,

Here is a link to a completed Hake's Auction for 2 boxes similar to yours. It shows Robert E. Lee and General John J. Pershing. So the series is definitely not just presidents.

https://www.hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetai ... Y-BOX-PAIR

Another Pershing sold on eBay last year. While the pictures are no longer available on the eBay listing, I found the listing on WorthPoint which preserved the pictures. It is the same style as your box and the Hake's auction. Here are links to the eBay and WorthPoint listings.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/T008-HUMPHREY-0 ... 7675.l2557

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 1811971342

In the picture of the box from Sport Americana, at the bottom of the front it states "Famous American Fighters of United States History on back of each package".

Bill O.
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Joined: November 8th, 2006, 2:37 am

May 27th, 2017, 2:22 pm #4

I recently picked up this box...



I remembered that they were listed in the Sport Americana guide so I looked it up...



As you can see the front of the boxes are different. Yet the the card on the back is the same. The guide has the box listed under the "Novel Package Corp" card section but the box was made by "Comics Novelty Candy Corp". I assume they were competitors not the same company. Also, the guide lists the series as "Famous Fighters of US History" yet I cannot find those words anywhere on the box. The text on the box begins "26th President of the US", so I wonder if a more proper title would simply be "Presidents" or "Presidents of the US".

Some questions..

1) Does anyone have the box pictured in the guide? Can they confirm the mfg on it?
2) Does anyone have any other cards that could be from this series? If so can you show them or tell us what the titles are?
3) Any other thoughts about the set?

Anyway, I thought it was interesting so wanted to share my findings.
Bill,
That's awesome! "Famous Fighters" it is. I see the title now you pointed it out.

Anyone have any others to add to the list?
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Joined: March 15th, 2011, 5:18 pm

May 28th, 2017, 4:38 am #5

I recently picked up this box...



I remembered that they were listed in the Sport Americana guide so I looked it up...



As you can see the front of the boxes are different. Yet the the card on the back is the same. The guide has the box listed under the "Novel Package Corp" card section but the box was made by "Comics Novelty Candy Corp". I assume they were competitors not the same company. Also, the guide lists the series as "Famous Fighters of US History" yet I cannot find those words anywhere on the box. The text on the box begins "26th President of the US", so I wonder if a more proper title would simply be "Presidents" or "Presidents of the US".

Some questions..

1) Does anyone have the box pictured in the guide? Can they confirm the mfg on it?
2) Does anyone have any other cards that could be from this series? If so can you show them or tell us what the titles are?
3) Any other thoughts about the set?

Anyway, I thought it was interesting so wanted to share my findings.
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Joined: March 2nd, 2016, 11:21 am

May 29th, 2017, 1:05 pm #6

I recently picked up this box...



I remembered that they were listed in the Sport Americana guide so I looked it up...



As you can see the front of the boxes are different. Yet the the card on the back is the same. The guide has the box listed under the "Novel Package Corp" card section but the box was made by "Comics Novelty Candy Corp". I assume they were competitors not the same company. Also, the guide lists the series as "Famous Fighters of US History" yet I cannot find those words anywhere on the box. The text on the box begins "26th President of the US", so I wonder if a more proper title would simply be "Presidents" or "Presidents of the US".

Some questions..

1) Does anyone have the box pictured in the guide? Can they confirm the mfg on it?
2) Does anyone have any other cards that could be from this series? If so can you show them or tell us what the titles are?
3) Any other thoughts about the set?

Anyway, I thought it was interesting so wanted to share my findings.

"Famous Fighters Of United States History on back of each package"

John Paul Jones on back



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Joined: February 19th, 2009, 3:04 am

May 29th, 2017, 8:09 pm #7

I recently picked up this box...



I remembered that they were listed in the Sport Americana guide so I looked it up...



As you can see the front of the boxes are different. Yet the the card on the back is the same. The guide has the box listed under the "Novel Package Corp" card section but the box was made by "Comics Novelty Candy Corp". I assume they were competitors not the same company. Also, the guide lists the series as "Famous Fighters of US History" yet I cannot find those words anywhere on the box. The text on the box begins "26th President of the US", so I wonder if a more proper title would simply be "Presidents" or "Presidents of the US".

Some questions..

1) Does anyone have the box pictured in the guide? Can they confirm the mfg on it?
2) Does anyone have any other cards that could be from this series? If so can you show them or tell us what the titles are?
3) Any other thoughts about the set?

Anyway, I thought it was interesting so wanted to share my findings.
Seems like 3 of the 4 series put out by Comics Novelty Candy Corp. are rare. Here is a link to a Heritage Auction that had a couple of the Joe Palooka character card inserts.

https://sports.ha.com/itm/boxing-cards/ ... ion-120115

Bill O.
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