Aladdin Beatles Lunchbox

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2015-06-26 11:12:45

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Aladdin Beatles Lunchbox

The Aladdin Beatles Lunchbox is a metal lunchbox featuring The Beatles, produced by the American company Aladdin Industries during the 1960s.

Background

Aladdin were the first company to ever manufacture a lunch box featuring a popular character, when they produced a Hopalong Cassidy lunchbox in 1950.

In a single year the company’s turnover increased from 50,000 units to 600,000 units, and they began to specialise in a range of lunchboxes and thermos flasks bearing images of popular film, music, cartoon and television characters.

The Aladdin Beatles Lunchbox

The Beatles lunchbox was released by Aladdin in 1965.

The box is pale blue, and comes complete with a matching blue thermos flask. The front depicts a drawing of the band playing together wearing matching blue jackets, whilst the reverse features close-up drawing of the four members’ faces accompanied by reproductions of their autographs.

The flask also features drawings of the band playing live and four close-ups, although the artwork is slightly different to that on the box.

The sides of the box feature images of three guitars and a bass drum, along with four more close-up drawings and a set of the band’s signatures on the top with the handle.

How much is an Aladdin Beatles Lunchbox worth?

Aladdin Beatles lunchboxes are now highly sought after by both Beatles collectors and vintage lunchbox collectors.

If complete with a thermos, they can sell for between $200 and $500 depending on their condition. Boxes without their flasks can still sell for up to $200 for examples in the best condition.

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