|Pez (trademarked PEZ in capitals) is the brand name of an Austrian candy and their famous mechanical pocket dispensers. The candy itself takes the shape of pressed, dry, straight-edged, curved-corner blocks. Pez was originally introduced in Austria, later exported, notably to the U.S. One of the first character PEZ dispensers, the shape of the 1955 Santa Claus PEZ model is both rare and valuable. Departing from the norm, the dispenser has a round body, although the candy inside remains the same traditional narrow rectangular shape. |
One last sold for $ 13,000
|1982 World's Fair PEZ Dispenser. With only two in existence, the PEZ dispensers are the most valuable items of their kind. One with a blue stem features the head of an astronaut with a blue helmet. The other has a white helmet and a grass green stem.|
The most recent known transaction involving either of these dispensers was in 2006, when the green astronaut sold for just over $32,000
|The locking cap PEZ dispenser is a rare find from the 1940s. Among the first dispensers widely available and purposely shaped like cigarette lighters to help market them as smoking cessation aids, a few are vanilla colored and can sell for $ 2000. Certain very rare models, produced in Germany after WWII, bear the words "US Zone." and can sell for $ 5,000. |
Available via mail order and in some retail settings in 1955, the Golden Glow PEZ Dispenser, with a wide gold colored base and gold stem, has become a rare find. With a stamp bearing the mark, "U.S. PATENT 2,620,061," these particular dispensers are highly sought-after.
|The first robot PEZ dispensers, released in 1955, were solid colored in gray, navy blue, red, or bright yellow. Very rare, the 1955 Robot Flying Saucer promotional PEZ dispenser is the most prized and will easily bring $ 1,000 in good condition.
||Candy shooting PEZ guns appeared in the early 1960s and command high prices.|
|Make a Face PEZ Set were recalled over child safety issues. Resembling a tiny Mr. Potato Head toy, the pieces on the face are interchangeable. These particular dispensers often cost several thousand dollars in mint condition.|
The Mickey Mouse Soft Head PEZ Dispenser is a prototype, which makes it very rare. Experts are aware of only one in existence. With a red rectangular candy shaft and a soft plastic Mickey Mouse head, this candy dispenser brought $7,000.