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Post  Ev on Wed 1 Feb - 14:13

Photos courtesy of Bendoy Very Happy


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Post  Kat & Co. on Sat 21 Feb - 15:11

Who are 'The Oak Folk' is it a Book? I found a cup with names
Mrs Muffles, Snozz, Potwollop, Chicketty, & Trundle Cool


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Post  Ev on Sat 21 Feb - 18:23

That is really great Kat. So that is all of their names then. Strange blinking names ha. I don't have any idea who The Oak Folk are and hope that someone comes along that does.
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Post  TonyK on Sat 21 Feb - 22:56

I have a vague memory of the Oak Folk being a promotion for Oak foodstuffs. I think Oak was a competitior to Watties. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62629464@N07/7813291098 is a link to some stickers from the 1970s with the same characters

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenwilliamsnz/8621313188/in/set-72157631787985479 is a poster for glove puppet patterns

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23778385@N07/8422183641/ a soup ad
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Post  Kat & Co. on Sun 22 Feb - 17:57

Thanks for that I dont remember them at all but I was 5 in 1970 Very Happy
So these maybe Kiwiana? or is Oak a foreign brand?
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Post  Ev on Sun 22 Feb - 18:30

I hope this helps Kat,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattie's
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Post  TonyK on Sun 22 Feb - 18:37

Oak was made by Thompson & Hills Ltd in Auckland. "Thompson & Hills Ltd. Established 1897 by Robert Stanley Thompson of Birkenhead and Frank Minton Hills of London. Located at Freemanís Bay, then Victoria and Nelson Streets. Jams were Oak Brand." from http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/new_zealand_society_of_authors_bay_of_plenty/topics/show/486-money-for-jam-by-peter-henson

This company was bought by Watties in 1960. I think Papers Past has Oak ads from the 1930s. This guy https://longwhitekid.wordpress.com/ posts some very detailed research about NZ brands so may have info on Oak
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