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Old 04-04-2017, 09:49 PM
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As I venture deep into the 50's with my Dodgers collection and learn more about regional food cards like Dan-Dee, Briggs Meats, Wilson Franks, etc., I find myself drawn more to the Dixie Lids product found in 1952-54. The variation collector in me loves the multiple lid backs that exist. The lids can be found in two diameter sizes, with tabs on the left and right (identified with an L or R), and of course with the many creamery backs. There are probably other back variations as well that I have yet to confirm when you consider they contained vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream.

Does anyone know if a master list exists of the different creameries? I would be interested in any Dodgers you may have with full tab and no paper loss.
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Here is a short list I have just begun compiling:

1952 (close up head shot, cyan tint, tab @ 5 o'clock position)
Hood Hoodsie - Portland, ME (red)
Nelson's Cloverland Ice Cream - Easton, PA (red)
Borden's - Huntington, WV (pink & blue)
Superior Dairies - Austin, TX (blue)
Velvet Ice Cream - Utica, OH (pink)
Abbotts Dairies - Philadelphia, PA (red)

1953 (close up head shot, sepia tint or b&w, tab @ 5 o'clock position)
Medo-land Mellorine - No Location (red & blue)
Hood Hoodsie - Portland, ME (red)
Hood Hoodsie - Providence, RI (red)
Aristocrat Ice Cream - Dushore, PA (red & blue)
Sealtest - Chicago, IL (red & black)
Schwen's Ice Cream - Blue Earth, MN (navy blue & red)
Helados Suavel (spanish) - No Location (red)
Borden's - Huntington, WV (pink & blue)
Abbotts - Baltimore, MD (red)
Wilson's Mello-Pak - Detroit, MI (red)
Arvilla
Breyers
Charlotte Freeze
Dixie
Dolly Madison
Duvall
Golden Jersey
Nelson's
Superior

1954 (tab at right or left)
Steffen's Garden Farm - Garden Farm Dairy - Denver, CO (navy blue)
Sealtest - Schenectady, NY (red)
Highlander - Chicago, IL (blue)
Abbotts - Philadelphia, PA (red & blue)
Borden's Ice Cream - Huntington, WV (blue & yellow)
Ives - Minneapolis, MN (red)
Swift's - New York, NY (sky blue)
Producers - New York, NY (green & red)
Aristocrat Ice Cream - Dushore, PA (blue & red)
Meadow Gold - New York, NY (red)
Dolly Madison - Reedsburg, WI (red & yellow)
Dorland's Ice Cream - New York, NY (blue)
Plaid Design w/ Royal S - New York, NY (purple)
Velda Ice Cream - Uleta, FL (turquoise)
Foremost - Jacksonville, FL (red & yellow)
Schlosser's Oak Grove - Indianapolis, IN (purple)
Big Top Sundae
Blue Boy
Bowman
Consumers
Creme Glcee
Creme Glacee Regal
Crystal
Fairmont
Frozert - Mellorine
Golden Jersey
Hawthorne-Melody
Hendlers
Honey Kist
Jersey Maid
Lillard
McDonald
Meadow Gold
Nelson's
Perfection
Sanitary
Schwen's
Shurtleff's
Swifts
Thompson's
Velda
Wagar's (lg.)
Walnut Grove
Wilson's


Please help me add to this list for future collectors!
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1953 Dixie Lid Ralph Kiner (Cubs variation), Medo-Land Mellorine flavor with no address.
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1953 Hank Sauer, Hood Hoodsie flavor, Portland, ME.
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There are actually three sizes of 1954s. There are tons of different backs - think a master list would be huge. Here's a few dairies I've seen:

1953: Abbotts (sm), Aristocrat, Arvilla, Bordens, Breyers, Charlotte Freeze (Van), Dixie, Dolly Madison, DuVal, Golden Jersey, Hoodsie (sm), Medo-Land, Nelson’s, Sealtest, Superior

1954: Aristocrat, Big Top Sundae (lg), Blue Boy, Bowman, Bordens (red/blue Balt. MD, red/blue Wilmington DE, white/blue Huntington WV), Consumers, Crème Glacee Regal, Crème Glacee (sm), Crystal, Dolly Madison, Fairmont (lg), Frozert - Mellorine, Golden Jersey, Hawthorn-Mellody, Hendlers, Honey Kist, Jersey Maid, Lillard, McDonald, Meadow Gold, Nelson’s, Perfection, Producers, Sanitary, Schlosser’s, Schwen’s, Sealtest, Shurtleff’s, Swifts, Thompson’s, Velda (lg), Wagar’s, Walnut Grove, Wilson’s
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Anyone have the Dixie Lid Stereo Starviewer, as seen on the Sealtest lid?
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