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Does anyone know what these are
Tearing out the interior I have only two but they rattle when you shake and look like some sort of a jumping bean if anyone knows what they are or what they're worth please let me know
They are called “happy pills” and either contain a bead or a paper happy message - look at pininterest for a pix - old kids toy used in the days when kids knew “personal responsibility” and unlike kids these days wrapped in cotton wool and death/fear dumb.
Seems like they used to call them Mexican jumping beans. I can barely remember playing with them as a kid....
Its known as Mexican jumping beans & it also known as frijoles saltarines in Spanish. These inhabited by the larva of a small moth Cydia deshaisiana and are native to Mexico. The "bean" is usually tan to brown in color. They are from the shrub Sebastiania pavoniana & often also referred to as "jumping bean".
Someone's presently selling those on eBay under vintage and antique toys as "Mexican Jumping Beans." There are three of the them in a plastic case and they're selling for $8.49 which includes free shipping.
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