Special Fleer Dubble Bubble Halloween Pack from 1976!

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Floating out of the groovy 1970’s today is a ghostly example of vintage Halloween confectionery packaging.  So make the jump and check out this special Fleer Dubble Bubble Bubblegum Halloween pack from 1976!

I picked up this piece just a few months ago and I’m glad I did, as not only is it a fun bit of vintage Halloween candy packaging, but it’s also where I appropriated the “Halloween” Jack-O-Lantern logo for of our 2014 Halloween site banner.

The graphics, design and type work on this one are all pretty enjoyable, so I would have to imagine the designer was having some fun with it when he put it all together.  Let’s check it out:

Fleer - Dubble Bubble - Special Halloween pack - 60-pieces bubble gum package - 1976

Fleer – Dubble Bubble – Special Halloween pack – 60-pieces bubble gum package – 1976

The graphics are nearly the same on the front and the back of the package, though the back does feature an ingredients list.  Most interesting though, might be the original price tag which has remained affixed to the front of the package since the day it was purchased.  The person who saved it noted the date in ink on that price tag, and so recorded exactly when they acquired it.  That note allows us to confidently place the origins of this piece in the Bicentennial year, 1976.   Here’s a closer look:

Fleer - Dubble Bubble - Special Halloween pack - 88-cent Walgreens price tag dated 1976

Fleer – Dubble Bubble – Special Halloween pack – 88-cent Walgreens price tag dated 1976

I do quite a bit of seasonal candy shopping these days at Walgreens, so it’s pretty cool to have this vintage Walgreens price tag on a Halloween item from so many years ago.  I really dig it!

When I acquired this package, there were no individual Dubble Bubble wrappers included with it, though I can guess what style they were.  I have a trio of Dubble Bubble bubblegum wrapper examples from the early 70’s, so it’s likely the are the same or very similar to what was once found in this delightfully-spooky package:

Fleer Dubble Bubble Goofy Gifts bubble gum wrappers - 1970's

Fleer Dubble Bubble Goofy Gifts bubble gum wrappers – 1970’s

And that’s everything I’ve got to share today on this special Halloween Dubble Bubble package.

See you next time!

[Special note:  Today marks CollectingCandy.com’s 500th post!  It’s a big number so I wanted to mention it, but due to this being mid-way through the Countdown to Halloween month, I’ve opted to schedule our 500th post celebration for later in November.]

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Today’s post has been part of CollectingCandy.com’s 2014 Countdown to Halloween. To check out other sites celebrating Halloween all month long, visit the official CountdownToHalloween site.  For more of CollectingCandy.com’s CountdownToHalloween posts, just click here.

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About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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3 Responses to Special Fleer Dubble Bubble Halloween Pack from 1976!

  1. That ghost sure has a Schmoo look to him.
    It’s a real treat for me to see Halloween packaging between my trick or treating years of 1975-1980. Also, congrats on the big 500!

  2. David S. says:

    Spooky-cool! Looks fabulous. Love that time period. I’m a big fan of Dubble Bubble, too! Nice find!

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