Today, I’ll be posting the last photos of the display cases of Jeff Nelson’s gum collection. With one small caveat; These were the display cases that were filled and completed before we arrived.
We spent our two-and-a-half days in Toledo, sorting gum with Jeff and a few of his wonderful neighbors, and all of that gum will be going into the new display cases Jeff has built for them. It’s likely that at some point, we’ll revisit Jeff and his collection, and share photos of another thirty or so cases. It’s pretty remarkable.
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case 033
And off we go!
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case 034
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case 035
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case 036
The next seven cases are indicated case F01 to F07. That’s because these display cases contain gum not from the United States, so they’re foreign. Most of these you probably won’t recognize, but a few you will.
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case F01
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case F02
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case F03
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case F04
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case F05
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case F06
Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection - Case F07
That’s everything for today. Wow, that’s a lot of gum. Including today’s images, I’ve been able to share photos of 43 of Jeff’s gum collection display cases. It’s an incredible gathering of gum, and though I’m wrapping up the display case photos today, I’m not done covering Jeff or his collection. I shall be returning to the topic with more details on our visit there, and a video interview we conducted.
Next up tomorrow, we’re back with Wacky Wednesdays, and then on Thursday I will be going back to the 70’s for a delicious timeline of a treat that was marketed as “Too Good for Kids”.
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Does Jeff have tips on storing and preserving unopened gum? It appears that his stuff is in excellent condition. I think that some of the soft chunk gums, like Bubble Yum and Hubba Bubba can “leak” over time. Maybe that happens as a result of too much heat.
I’ve thought about opening some of mine and just saving the wrappers, to avoid any potential problems.
It would be interesting to hear his tips.