SML-90 In the Candy Store
SML-90A In the Candy Store
|reference numbers||SML-90: In the Candy Store
- NECCO in bright red (M)
SML-90A: In the Candy Store (M)
SML-90B: In the Candy Store pen stand (M)
SML-90C: In the Candy Store paperweight (M)
SML-90D: In the Candy Store (Lance 6221)
SML-90E: In the Candy Store (no title) (M)
SML-90F: In the Candy Store - QVC version with tile floor
|description||man behind counter waiting on young girl and mother|
|dimensions||height about 2 inches, base about 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches|
|topics and series||Topics: Children
|related or similar items||SML-122 (A Call from the Candyman)|
(1947/1947/-) 5,000 made
SML-90B: (1959/1959/-) 1,000 made
SML-90F: (1990/1990/1990) about 800 made
|private issue and/or limited edition & quantity||not applicable|
|era first introduced.||Marblehead|
|value range||SML-90: 75/100
SML-90F: 20/25 (revised 2003)
GENERAL INFORMATION The NECCO Candy Co. in Cambridge, MA celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1947, the same year as the Stearn's centennial. An engineer who worked with Baston at Greer's during the war returned to his job at NECCO. He told Baston of the company's plans. Baston contacted the company and they agreed on a design. The first and only order for the figurine was for 5,000 pieces. The "Necco SWEETS" on the right side of the candy counter is in bright red.
In 1949, Baston received permission to remove the "NECCO" emphasis and place the design through retail distribution. It was one of the most popular Sebastian designs.
In 1958, when he was converting some designs to pen stands, Baston received an additional 1,000 piece order from NECCO for the 11-year-old design.
From Dr. Glenn Johnson's book, The Sebastian Miniature Collection.
In 1990, the TV shopping network QVC ordered a quantity of this piece as well as SML-122, A Corner Drug Store for sale on television. The Candy Store piece was modified somewhat by Woody Baston from the standard Lance version then in production by adding a textured base. (The Corner Drug Store piece was similarly modified.)