My home is very old. I grew up in it and I’m nearly sixty. Some work was being done on the interior doorways today to accommodate my new wheelchair.
This ice cream lid was found inside one of the frames. It has a picture of Forrest Tucker, star of LAUGHING ANN. In researching, that was in 1953. I was only four at the time and the family was living in the house by then.
Around the edges, it says send twelve Dixie Pictures lids for a large picture of me. The ice cream was chocolate, Pet, with Dixie under the flavor. They appeared all over America from 1930 to 1954, featuring animals and circus acts in the beginning. Then a Presidents set in Philadelphia. Movie stars soon came along, though no mention is made of Tucker in the listings.
Ken Maynard was the first cowboy to appear, though the king of that group was Roy Rogers, starring on twelve lids. Wild Bill Elliott was on twelve also, but occasionally was pictured with other cowboys.
A few radio stars were featured and baseball players as well. TV stars started showing up in the early fifties.
Value: common lids $2-3. Big names like John Wayne, Hopalong Cassidy, Lucy and Desi $25 & up. A rare 1952 baseball set goes for a hundred or more in good condition.