Disney 1940’s Pinocchio Set of Six Glasses


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Kraft introduced it’s Swanky Swig glasses in Australia in 1939.  In 1940 Women’s Weekly advertisements featured a set of four Disney glasses featuring mickey, minnie, donald & this three nephews.  Within was a new range of cheese spreads.  So popular were the spreads and collecting the glasses to get a set, they released in 1940, a set of four Disney characters that coincided with the movie release of Pinocchio.  Three more characters were added to the original glass series making seven altogether.  Here you get a set of six with only Figaro the cat missing.

These two ‘original’ sets are the ‘holy grail’ for Swanky Swig collectors and Disney collectors.  This is reflected in the price!

Companies in Australia such as Kraft, Sanitarium, ETA, Cottees, Greig’s, Tristrams, Jack & Jill & Barnes, sold condiments including Vegemite, Marmite, peanut butter, mayonnaise, sweet spread like lemon butter, honey or a savoury relish for sandwiches, nuts, pickled onions & gherkins. Once the contents were consumed, collect and re-use the glasses.