Vintage lunch boxes... which one did you have?

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 28, 2018 - 11:29 am

Hundreds of lunch boxes are on the auction block this weekend.

The Associated Press says that J. Louis Karp's family has been in business for nearly 150 years, and has collected vintage lunch boxes. 

Heritage Auctions is selling off the collection through Sunday.

Bids start at $20, but the more rare lunch boxes could sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.  

I very fondly remember my Hong Kong Phooey lunch box.  I sure wish I still had it.

It got me wondering what lunch boxes other people had growing up.  So, I asked them to text us at 870870 this morning during the Early Edition of WWL First News.

Here is what they texted between 5:40am and 6:00am:


  • Dukes of hazard.
  • Momma raised 6 of us, no lunch box for us. School lunches is what we got
  • Hop Along Cassidy, and I still have the mug for my hot cocoa
  • My lunch box was a PURPLE paper bag which I had to bring home to use the next day.
  • H&R puff n stuff
  • Dukes of Hazard
  • In a first day of school photo, I proudly display a "Fury" lunchbox.
  • Brown paper bag
  • I had a dome-shaped Scooby-Doo lunch box
  • My husband has a cheech & Chong lunch box
  • I had a Tom Terific
  • He Man lunch box
  • Star Wars all the way!
  • I had a battlestar galactica lunch box my mom threw it away when it got rusty
  • Check it guys I had three of the top lunch boxes in the world i had speed racer and Johnny Quest and ultra man i remember those lunch boxes
  • Kiss Army and Evil Knevil
  • My two most memorable lunchboxes were star wars the Empire strikes back and transformers.
  • The Banana Splits
  • I still have my original rat patrol lunch box. Worth quite a few dollars.
  • Evil Kenevile
  • Lost In Space was my first lunch box. Oh...the pain the pain of it all.
  • My lunch box was a brown paper bag.
  • NFL lunchbox. AFC on one side and NFC on the other
  • Fireball XL5 Lunch box Marionette puppets that flew in outer space
  • Hey Dave I still have the original dukes of Hazzard lunch box
  • Space 1999 lunch bob
  • Had a Munsters lunch box, still have it.
  • I had a pac man lunch box!!
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