1950s “Famous Jets of the World” (F273-8)
Kellogg’s, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Series Title: Famous Jets of the World
ACC No.: F273-8
Issued by: Kellogg’s
Issued with: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
Country: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Total Number of Cards: 16 (2 subsets of 8-cards)
F273-8a Subset Card Dimensions: 7 × 10.1 inches
F273-8b Subset Card Dimensions: 5.75 × 7.75 inches
Circa: 1950s

F273-8 Overview

Issued in the early 1950s, this Famous Jets of the World package design series was issued by Kellogg’s of Battle Creek, Michigan as part of their package design with Rice Krispies breakfast cereal. There were two distinct subsets:

  1. F273-8a: Large box design which measures approximately 7 × 10.1 inches, and
  2. F273-8b: Small box design measuring approximately 5.75 × 7.75 inches.

Examples of the two subsets are shown below.

Example of Typical F273-8a Package Design (7 × 10.1 inches)

Example of Typical F273-8b Package Design (5.75 × 7.75 inches)

Example of Typical F273-8 Package Design Back

F273-8a Subset Image-Guide (7.0 × 10.1 inches)

F273-8b Subset Image-Guide (5.75 × 7.75 inches)

Partial Checklist

The checklists for this series are currently works in progres. We could use your help with both the checklist and high resolution scans of the missing cards.

No.F273-8a SubsetF273-8b Subset
1Boulton Paul Delta Wing P-IIIBoulton Paul Delta Wing P-111
2MiG-15 Russian FighterMiG-15 Russian Fighter
3SAAB 29A Swedish FighterSAAB 29A Swedish Fighter
5Avro CF-100 Mark 4Avro CF-100 Mark 4
6Leduc O.10 French Test PlaneLeduc O.10 French Test Plane
7Chance Vought F-7U CutlassChance Vought F-7U Cutlass
8North American F-86 SabreNorth American F-86 Sabre


  1. John A. Shupek: Card images via the Skytamer Archive Digital Image Database.

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