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Vintage ca. 1940’s Tin Lithographed “Joe Palooka Lunch Kit” Comic Character Lunchbox for Sale


Vintage ca. 1940’s Tin Lithographed “Joe Palooka Lunch Kit” Lunchbox Pail

This is a vintage ca. 1948 tin lithographed “Joe Palooka Lunch Kit” lunch box copyrighted by Hans Fischer, New York, NY.

Our example of this piece is in good all original condition with no restorations, repairs, breaks or touch ups. The lithos are in good overall condition with the usual dust, patina, scratches, scuffs and chips that are seen with age and play. It is approximately 7 ¼” L x 4” W x 4 ¾” H. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.



A brief history of Joe Palooka according to Wikipedia:

“Joe Palooka is an American comic strip about a heavyweight boxing champion, created by cartoonist Ham Fisher. The strip debuted on April 19, 1930 and was carried at its peak by 900 newspapers. The strip was adapted to a short-lived 15-minute CBS radio series, 12 feature-length films (chiefly from Monogram Pictures), nine Vitaphone film shorts, a 1954 syndicated television series (The Joe Palooka Story), comic books and merchandise, including a 1940’s board game, a 1947 New Haven Clock & Watch Company wristwatch, a 1948 metal lunchbox featuring depictions of Joe, Humphrey and Little Max, and a 1946 Wheaties cereal box cut-out mask. In 1980, a mountain in Pennsylvania was named for the character.”

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Additional information

Weight 2.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in