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PEZ No-Feet Truck Dispenser Group, estimated at $100-$200 at Bruneau.

PEZ dispensers bring sugary action to Bruneau & Co. April 27

CRANSTON, RI — Fourteen highly curated lots of vintage PEZ dispensers will be offered Saturday, April 27 at Bruneau & Co.‘s Comics, Sports, TCG and Toy Auction. The 393-lot catalog is now available for review and bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

Created in 1927 in Austria by Eduard Haas III, PEZ candy has almost taken the back seat to the worldwide mania to its colorful and ingenious line of dispensers. Everything from Disney characters to Looney Tunes stars have adorned the ‘headed’ dispenser variant, stoking demand from collectors everywhere.

One of the most interesting lots in the sale is a grouping of six PEZ ray gun shooter dispensers. Created between 1956 and 1982, the dispensers ‘shoot’ the candy into the hand or mouth of the recipient. The stylized ray gun designs emulate Buck Rogers blasters of the 1930s and the Colt 1908 Vest Pockets that chamber .25 ACP. The lot has already reached its high estimate of $400 and will certainly go higher.

In 1970 PEZ rolled out Mr. Ugly and his Friends, a line of ‘alternative’ characters for which the company would not have to pay any license fees. Today they are highly desirable among collectors of what are known as ‘footed’ dispensers. The sale includes a group of 13 color variations of Mr. Ugly, with an estimate of $200-$400 and a current bid of $350, ensuring the high estimate will be eclipsed.

Owing to the 1960s popularity of Matchbox toys, PEZ marketed vehicular no-feet truck dispensers very similar in appearance to the die-cast toys. This group of trucks totals 28 different color variations, and is estimated at $100-$200.

Two 1955 PEZ full-body robot dispensers date to 1955. They are marked MADE IN AUSTRIA, stand 3.75in in height, and carry an estimate of $200-$400.