Originally sold in the Five & Dime stores back in the 1920s and 1930s, these very special pressed glass charms were made in Japan. Because styles vary, so do the measurements but the average size is about 1/2 inch long (not including to little metal hanging loop) and about 3/8 inch wide.
Some of the glass colors are transparent, others are variegated and some are solid. Colors range from dark cobalt blue to dark red, milky white, pink, green, butterscotch, turquoise, yellow and more. There are so very many designs, too: elephants, horses, profiles of women and men, a woman's face, roses, hearts and more.
These are new old stock - never used. We even found them in the original box marked Made in Japan. These were manufactured as a novelty - perhaps for a little girl's charm bracelet, so please allow for some variability.
The illustration represents only part of the selection that we have on hand. Every package is pre-assorted, so please let us choose a package of five charms for you.