Friday, November 23, 2007

'HORROR BAGS" Bones wrapper





Here is an empty Smith's Horror Bags 'Bones' wrapper that I missed out on ebay not so long ago. The back of the wrapper shows that you could send away for a Horror bags mask featuring the Top hatted vampire by enclosing 6 of either Bones or Fangs wrappers, how cool that would of been. You can just make out a picture of the mask in the peice about Horror bags from 'World of Horror' magazine that is featured here on this blog. [March 07]. Also you will notice that the main Smiths office was Richmond in Surry and to send for the promotional items Erith in Kent. I wonder if the place in Kent was the place where they produced all of these Horror bags promotional items or maybe they were made by different companies and then shipped by this company in Kent, I'm not really sure how it works.

The closing date for the mask promotion here is 30th November 1974, which would mean that this particular wrapper would of been one of the earliest of the Horror bag range, because they didn't actually begin untill sometime during 1974.


Thanks to darren.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Darren said.
Scans are on the way...
I won it!
It does indeed have a Dracula horror mask offer on the back.

Paul said...

Thanks Darren and congratulations.

John said...

Interesting stuff, it looks exactly like I remember the later packets from 4-5 years later,there was probably no reason to modify them.

I reckon there's an old, half-forgotten stockroom at one on those addresses but I wouldn't fancy creeping about there with a torch!

Heather said...

Wow what an amazing item for any collection. Congratulations on a top buy there!

Gutter said...

Bones were always the tastiest in the range, imho. yummy!

Steve B. said...

Thats a great find on ebay,I've been after one myself for a while.Dont suppose you'd tell everyone how much you paid for it - just to give me a 'yard stick' if one turns up on ebay again..

Daz said...

..There was abit of a last minute bidding war. think I paid £16 ish

Anonymous said...

Brilliant... fangs for the memories ;-)

I once cut the spooky design out of a packet of Bones, licked it and stuck it on my bedroom window... the sunlight baked the ink onto the glass, and it was there for years.

Paul said...

My Pleasure. I really love your story regarding the Bones packet, thanks for that. Must of been like a spooky stained glass design.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Spooky stained glass!