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1940s-1950s Brooklyn Dodgers Bum Mascot Figure Lot of (3)

Lot Number 620

Quantity: Bid Starts: 01/26/2018 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 250.00  Bid Ends: 02/08/2018 22:00:00 
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In old Brooklynese “the Dodgers” translated to “Dem Bums”. Afflicted with a perpetual case of Yankees-envy through the first half of the 20th Century, Brooklynites saw some very talented teams always manage to come up just a bit short, giving rise to both the Bums moniker and a determined “wait ‘til next year” attitude. The embodiment of this love-hate relationship arrived in the 1940s in the form of the Brooklyn Bum mascot. No mere freeloaders, these (3) 1940s-1950s Dodgers Bum figures all serve a purpose and stand ready to do their duty, with one amusement toy and two serviceable ashtrays. Show your passion for the past by claiming this trio of vintage figures, with:


Rempel 7” amusement squeaky toy, this rubber figure stands freely and shows light wear, it is generally free of typical crazing and the surface is supple with a nice degree of original paint, the squeaker device located on the back works as intended and the manufacturer logos are fully legible


Shields 5th Avenue 10” porcelain ashtray, this famous department store decorative shows brilliant colors and considerable wet-look gloss, the rectangular basket on the Bum’s back has ample space for cigarettes, the right side pocket is ready for some stick matches, tray opening are found at the droopy pants opening and on top of the base, the top of the hat is affected by a group of small chips and there are a few more small chips scattered about the figure, otherwise this piece is very pleasing


10” Wood ashtray, perhaps the long-lost brother of the ceramic piece listed above, this carved wood version is formatted with similar features, with the lone marking being the word “Taiwan” etched into the back of the base, wear is described as practically non-existent and overall this piece presents as excellent, while the two items listed above are fairly well known, a determined search found no others of this type



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