By June 1959, Hi-Fi Club membership approached two million teenagers in the clubs established by Coca-Cola bottlers in 47 states.
Sponsorship was open to any group whose aim was to promote a positive teenage experience. Dances featured a DJ who received The Monthly Disc Jockey Package which contained an Around the World Hit Parade record, cuts to be used for contests, musical theme suggestions, popular records, and recorded interviews.
The identical numbers on the figurines indicate they are part of series.
In addition to the two styles that you own, I found two additional figures with the same numbera young girl playing golf and a young boy baseball player.
There were five division finals with each winner receiving a 0 wardrobe, a trip to New York, and an audition with a record company. There are several lapel pin variations, including Club member and the Talentsville Participant pin.
Given the number of individuals who participated in these clubs, the survival rate for Hi Fi Club memorabilia is high. Your Talentsville Participant lapel pin in near mint condition has a value between .00 and .00.
Much to the chagrin of the American based pottery companies that opened after WWII, Japanese ceramic imports peaked from 1956 to the early 1960’s and it is estimate that this is the time period that many of the figurines were produced.
The companies reflected on this page are those that come from my personal collection; therefore the list is limited.
However, I will add each manufacturer as I acquire new pieces.
As always, any information you might have regarding these companies would be greatly appreciated!
National Potteries corporation (also known as Napco) was started in 1938 in Bedford, OH.
I thoroughly enjoy learning more about my collection and the wonderful mid-century pottery companies of America (and the world) so please contact me if you have anything you would like to share! ~FF 123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999 (123) 555-6789 [email protected] can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab. The ceramics import companies (primarily from Japan) were an influential part of the American ceramic industry's history.