Oh, wow! Were we ever excited to have found these! These are so very special - they were made in the 1940s and were usually include with a figural balloon, like a clown or Santa or even a Disney character. They were actually mentioned in the June, 1951 issue of Mechanix Illustrated.
We have seen packages of these with their balloons sell for as high
as $85.00 - and the individual "used" shoes sell for up to $11.95 each.
This is a package of five (5) new old stock balloon shoes - never used!
This little cardboard gizmo looks just like a pair of clown shoes. The die-cut cardboard is charming in its simplicity. And, the instructions are printed right on the item itself:
Twist balloon at mouthpiece,
inserting end in hole in card-
board feet, pull up through slot.
Now the fun begins. Once the balloon is placed in the shoes, you toss it up and wow! it lands on its feet. The simple physical dynamics make it work.
We have seen packages of these with their balloons sell for as high as $85.00!
Why not have some old-fashioned fun with these at your next party with balloons. These are meant for balloons you blow up yourself, not for helium-inflated balloons.
Each piece measures about 5 by 3-1/2 inches. They arrive in packages of 5.
Balloons not included.