King Seeley Thermos Bee Gees lunchboxes

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2015-06-26 11:07:45

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King Seeley Thermos Bee Gees lunchboxes are vintage collectible lunchboxes featuring members of the musical group The Bee Gees.

Background

The Bee Gees are one of the most successful music acts of all time, selling over 220 million records worldwide in a career spanning over 35 years. Comprised of the three brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, the band found international stardom in the mid-1970s with their soundtrack to the feature film ‘Saturday Night Fever’ which prolonged the disco craze and sold 40 million copies, making it the highest-selling album to date in 1975.

The band continued to record and perform until the death of Maurice in 2003.

The late 1970s saw a wide range of Bee Gees collectibles and merchandise produced, including a set of dolls and three lunchboxes produced by King Seeley Thermos in 1978.

The King Seeley Thermos Bee Gees lunchbox set

There were three different boxes produced, each featuring a member of the band. The cover and side graphics are identical on each, with the reverse graphics changing for each box.

The cover of all three boxes features a cover photograph of the band performing live, with an orange and yellow border. It depicts Maurice playing bass on the left, Robin singing in the centre and Barry playing guitar on the right. The sides of the box are black, and feature the names of the band’s biggest hits in white. The bottom of the box features a mid-shot photograph off the band wearing gold jumpsuits.

The images on the reverse feature close-up photographs of each member of the band, surrounded by an orange and yellow border next to the band’s logo and the name of the member in a handwritten-style font.

The boxes also came with a yellow flask showing an image of all three members against an orange circular background.

How much are King Seeley Thermos Bee Gees lunchboxes worth?

The band’s enduring legacy and popularity mean that vintage Bee Gees merchandise and memorabilia is now highly collectible.

All three boxes are equally as sought after, and can range in price from $50 up to $100 for good – near mint condition examples.

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