Here's a sweet treat for collectors of colorful M&M's characters, starring regular and peanut. This is a serious collector's guide to those smiling candies with a tough exterior and a gooey heart, and now has even more wonderful examples. Author Patsy Clevenger, who describes the smiles of the M&M characters as "absolutely infectious," first provides readers with a concise review of the candy's history, including a timeline of M&M colors featured from 1940 through the 1990s. This comprehensive and enjoyable guide then leads the reader on a tasty tour of M&M collectibles, complete with values for the hundreds of items shown, which range from kitchen towels to tins, toppers, posters, and jewelry. Additional sections on advertising items and M&M packaging round out the book.
Patsy Clevenger lives in the wilds of southwest Washington state where she furnishes an 1885, four-story boarding house with many antiques and collectibles, including the characters featured between the covers of this book.