Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sandra Boynton Cards and Mugs

I have read on some thrift reselling blogs about Sandra Boynton's whimsical cartoon drawings on products like greeting cards and mugs from the 80's. Over the last few months, I came upon a few items here and there.


At one particular thrift store that I go to, I have found unmarked, brand new Sandra Boynton greeting cards twice! Believe it or not, some vintage Boynton cards sell on ebay for $70.


Unfortunately, I have no idea why some sell for big bucks and some have less appeal. These Christmas cards I found recently show these little guys under a Santa Hat on the cover...


...and when you flip the card open, it reads "And Happy New Year from all of us!" under a party hat.


Then at my local MCC Thrift Store, I spotted this novelty Boynton travel mug labelled "Untippable Mug for: Car, Truck, Boat, Klutz".


I paid $2 for this and it is in perfect condition, along with its padded bottom. Again, not sure why, but some Boynton mugs are selling on ebay for $30. This one seems to go for about half that.


If anyone has any more information on why Sandra Boynton products are collectible, please share as I would love to know!

Linking up to Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingie Thursday!

11 comments:

  1. I never realized that those were collectible!

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  2. I remember these very well. They were all the rage when I was a teenager. Fancy them being collectable...

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  3. Thank you for this information. I had not heard of this ladies work. Will keep my eye out for it now.

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  4. Have you seen any of Sandra Boynton's books? See if you can find Chocolate: The Consuming Passion, published in 1982. This is a book for adults, but she's written and illustrated many books for children. One favorite is called The Barnyard Dance.

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  5. Ah yes, I heard that Sandra Boynton has books as well, but I have never seen them in person. Her illustrations are definitely beautiful - I especially like her chubby cats!

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  6. Fancy the luck with the cards-I'm still wondering what to do with my lot of Xmas cards (maybe next year if I can brave Fbay)I have a huge collection of Sandra B. mugs though I've had only one sell. I love her illustrations though. I think, they will catch on in the next few years...

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  7. Another thing to watch for!!!

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  8. We have some of her children's books, but honestly, she's not a favorite. I can't imagine why her older things are so collectible. LOL. Good luck reselling them, if you are doing that! I love finding great deals like that and them discovering they are worth so much more than I expected.

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  9. Oh! Sandra Boynton was one of my favorites years ago so I smiled with recognition reading your post. I used to buy her cards all the time, a favorite one was a birthday one with animals and the text was something about "a hippo birdie two ewes", for "a happy birthday to you". :) I'm sure I have a book of hers - it should be the chocolate one since I love chocolate above all else teehee but I think it's actually a Christmas one.

    Enjoy and Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  10. I would never have guessed that this stuff was collectible! I can't imagine ever paying that much for a greeting card.

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  11. I have no idea why they are but thanks for the tip! $70 for a card!! Crazy but nice if you find one.

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