previous blog posts about the 1960's Ferro Grab Bags I had for sale in my Etsy shop. As you might recall (all you avid blog readers...) when I posted the second one, I commented on the theretofore lack of interest in the first. Within a day of that post everything changed. A woman purchased the first bag I had listed, and I sent her a note asking if she had peeked at the contents on my blog. Her answer was EXACTLY the answer I had hoped to read regarding these little bags the day I found them last September. I will share some of it below with her permission:
I am so thrilled that you found the Ferro Grab Bag!!!! As a child in the 1960's, I opened one each Christmas. My grandfather's company must have been a customer of Ferro. But, oh, those grab bags were such a favorite. We were allowed to open it on Christmas eve, so the grab bag held a special place in the hearts of my brother (now 46) and me (now 47). I kept one item all my life from the bag, a Fortune Telling cellophane fish.
Wow, what a story! When I explained that I had not only the one bag she purchased, but one more listed and one in the wings, she expressed the desire to purchase all three. I offered her a discount and shipped them out to her right away. She was kind enough to write to me and describe how much fun she had opening each little gag and toy in the bags this week. She is setting one aside for her brother and I hope he enjoys the experience as much as she did.