Aladdin Waltons lunchbox
The Aladdin Waltons lunchbox is a vintage collectible lunchbox based on the U.S television series ‘The Waltons’.
The Waltons is a popular, long-running U.S television show about a family growing up in rural Virginia during the Great Depression of the 1930s. It was based on the Earl Hamner, Jr. book ‘Spencer's Mountain’, and ran for nine seasons and 221 episodes between 1972 and 1981.
In addition, seven T.V movies were made after the series ended and the show became part of the fabric of American culture, parodied on numerous other shows and referenced in a speech by U.S President George Bush in 1992.
A wide range of Waltons merchandise was produced during its years of production, including a range of dolls made by Mego and a lunchbox produced by Aladdin.
The Waltons Aladdin lunchbox
The box was produced by Aladdin in 1973, and has a yellow border and handle. It features colour graphics on the front, back and sides, and came complete with a matching thermos flask.
The front of the box depicts the entire family in a barn surrounding a newborn calf, with the back featuring an image of the family in their Ford pickup truck, whilst the three oldest brothers try to dig the front wheel out of a pothole.
The sides of the box show the family’s house, John-Boy writing at a table and the family gather round as Grandpa Walton receives a haircut.
The flask features a yellow lid/cup, and shows a picture of the family stood on the front porch of their house.
How much is an Aladdin Waltons lunchbox worth?
The Waltons is a highly popular and well-remembered show, and vintage memorabilia relating to it is popular with collectors.
The highest-quality boxes (complete with their thermos flasks) can sell for between 4100 and $150 on auction sites like eBay, whereas used boxes without flasks still fetch between $20 - $40 depending on their condition.