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Today's Treasure: Newspaper Comics ASHTRAY Moon Mullins

Nodder Newspaper Comics Character ASHTRAY Moon Mullins Germany

  • Also called KNOTTER because head is KNOTTED on -- it doesn't "bobble" around -- see close up pic of knotted string in his neck -- head turns to side - knot is firm/tight, head is not loose
  • Colorful painted bisque ceramic figurine screwed into orange art deco ashtray / pin tray base -- overall height approx. 4-1/2" -- made with a wooden stick cigar glued in his mouth -- made with a hole in the top of his hat -- why?
  • Back is marked MOON MULLINS GERMANY and base marked GERMANY
  • MOON MULLINS -- "Moon" was short for "Moonshine", which in the Prohibition Era meant Mr. Mullins was a drinking man.
  • Medium: Newspaper Comics // Distributed by: Chicago Tribune Syndicate // First Appeared: 1923 // Creator: Frank Willard
  • More info on this excellent website -- http://www.toonopedia.com/moon.htm

Just wanted to share this fun item I have listed on eBay right now...

( Update = this neat character ashtray got a final bid of $45.75 )

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