Robertsons Jams

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Year: 1959         Item #: 208         Views: 18,981         Comments: 12

Robertsons Jams

Golly! They're good. Robertsons Jams at all good grocers, at new reduced prices.

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Comments by Knittube on 8th August 2013  

Yes these lovely fellows have become very collectable, since their retirement form Robertson, the original ones are so beautifully made in enamel by a Birmingham Jeweller.
I saw since listing my old chaps on ebay that the county cricket series can reach the giddy height of several hundred pound.
If only I knew that before I listed him. I'm hoping a fellow Yorkshireman/women will find him and take care of him.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171096532162?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Comments by Pat / Merseyside on 8th May 2013  

I have been clearing out my Mums shed and came across an envelope addressed to Robertsons containing loads of paper gollys and the form to send off for the ornaments, she had ticked the box for 9 ornamants and each one required 10 tokens so there must be at least 90 paper gollys here, the postage requested in stamps was 1/8d Mum probably couldnt afford it and so it was never sent off such a shame , also found a robertsons stoneware jar off mincemeat

Comments by Teddy on 13th September 2011  

I well remember collecting the tokens from the jam jars as a boy during the 1960's and the joy of receiving the lovely metal Golly badge in the post.
Far from looking at our gollies as a figure of fun depicting black people in a derogatory way or as something to be looked down on they were a respected little emblem from our childhood. They were beautifully made with enamelled colours showing the Golly in smart clothes with a great smile on his face, something which cheered up breakfast time before going off to school.
I doubt if any white person ever thought of them as depicting actual black people until the 'racist' tag was raised. Another bit of history consigned to the dustbin by the politically correct minority who we must not offend!
They were after all based on the dolls owned by the black american children who called them 'dolly' which sounded like 'golly', white people can hardly be accused of racism over something that black poeople invented in the first place.
One question, if we cannot produce dolls, badges, etc. with black faces because it may offend black people why are we still allowed to produce them with with white faces when this may offend white people?
Long live the Golly!

Comments by weeknightingale on 13th June 2011  

I remember collecting the Golly sticker off the jam jars. I had a Bruno comic book that I pasted all the newspaper comics and I had a special page for the Golly jam jar stickers. How sweet. All positive childhood memories through my looking-glass~ Robertson's was the best jam!

Comments by steve on 23rd May 2011  

Since the pc idiots had the golly banned it has become more popular than ever. I`m glad to say.

Comments by Maureen Grant on 5th April 2011  

I remember saving the paper golly"s from the jam and sticking them on a card. I then sent the card to Robertsons Jams and they sent me back a metal golly badge.I think you had to collect 12 golly"s to receive a badge. I also remember that some of the golly"s played a sport.(tennis, cricket etc) I love nostalgia !!!

Comments by anne on 26th March 2011  freacls30@yahoo.com 

awww i think the Golly is so cute sadly when i was young he was banned and my Golly was given to me but i wasent aloud to take him out side to play incase pepole would be offended[so stupid]but i think its a really cute advert and Golly looks cute and friendly and the jams so tasty too but glad to say i seen Golly in a shop the other day 8 of them diffrent izes and i bought the biggest one who i love so welcome back Golly you stole my heart

Comments by steve on 14th March 2011  sjfletch@sky.com 

I worked for Viota at the time the golly was banned by the so called PC brigade. Now see what you`ve created, crettins

Comments by Gail on 18th March 2009  

'Long Live The Golly!' :)

Comments by Ron on 15th October 2007  toftron@aol.com 

Do you remember when they banned "The Jam" pop group from using the golly. Showed a total lack of humour plus the loss of some free advertising!

Comments by Pauline on 9th June 2007  

LOL Christi...Ssshhh don't speak too soon....Loads of Gollies being sold on Ebay. Brings back happy memories eh.

Comments by Christi on 27th November 2006  

Ah!! I remember it well! At last someone HASN'T removed the Golliwog! Lovely to see.


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