I have collected few old Finnish Disney-illustrations and other stuff
made in Finland. Artists are unknown.
These so called
coffee pictures were made late 1930´s. They came with coffee
packages and were very popular collectibles. Dozens of different types
of cards was published. 12 different Mickey Mouse pictures were
published in this SOK-series (SOK stands for Finnish Central Firm for
Cooperative Shops - or something like that, translated litterally).
They introduced faraway places where coffee came to Finnish consumers.
In this particular picture Mickey carries coffee sack to a cargo ship
called Suomi (Finland). Text: "Santos in Brazil is most notable coffee
loading port in the world."
advertisement was published in
1938 on newspaper Vaasa. In text Mickey says to Horace:
- I said so, Horace! You should´ve take care of your teeth
otherwise they won´t last long while you keep eating those oats
- Now go fast to the dentist Drilly, so he can pull off that sore tooth
away. And those that will be left, you'd better wash them every day and
evening with VADEMECUM TOOTHPASTE! That's what me and Minnie uses, and
that's why our teeth will work even to the basement concrete wall!
- Start gargle with mouthwash if you want to prevent sore throat or
But be sure you use VADEMECUM mouthwash!
There were several different Vademecum ads using Mickey Mouse. Probably
bookmarks are probably also from 1930's. Except nobody seems to know
Has there been similar things like these in other countries?
Are these perhaps unauthorized, unofficial stuff?
There is nowhere I could see any copyright marks or anything like that.
Only texts are "Nimi; Koulu; Luokka" meaning "Name, school, class".
Size: 18,5 cm (about 7,5 inch).
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