The Dick Tracy child's set was created for Sears, Roebuck and Company in 1950. Assorted Dick Tracy decals were applied to three pieces with vellum glaze: the Ovaltine shape mug, Purina shape bowl, and a 9" Century plate. It was given the official treatment number, DT-1.
Special royalties had to be paid for use of the Dick Tracy characters. A company memo dated August 31, 1950 specifies a check was sent to Famous Artists Syndicate of Chicago, IL. They were paid at the end of each month at a rate of five cents for every set sold.
Sets could be purchased through Sears' mail order catalog or in person at their retail stores. In both cases, sets were packaged in individual cartons with printed Dick Tracy graphics. The original boxes are very hard to find today.
Most of the Dick Tracy pieces were marked with a general Homer Laughlin backstamp with date code.