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1940s-1950s Cleveland Indians Mascot Banks and Statues (5) with Gibbs-Conner & Stanford Pottery Examples

Lot Number 633

Quantity: Bid Starts: 07/22/2022 12:00:00 
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For our money, the best representations of former Cleveland Indians mascot "Chief Wahoo", are the ceramic banks produced by Gibbs-Conner and Stanford Pottery back in the 1940s-1950s. For your money, you can score a tribe of these politically incorrect icons, with this selection of (5) Cleveland Indians mascot banks.


Featured are:


(2) Gibbs-Conner banks with mascot and baseball: 1.) (EX) with a small fleck of paint loss on the back of the head, a small abrasion on the right arm, and a very small paint scratch on the collar, the opening on the underside of the base is covered with tape; 2.) (VG) with a hairline crack on the top of the ball, behind the mascot's right arm, also has some spotting on the pants.


Gibbs-Conner bank with mascot holding bat (EX) due to a small spot of surface paint loss on the left hand, a minute chip on the back of the left elbow, and a bit of paint flaking on the back of the head, otherwise presents handsomely.


Stanford Pottery bank with mascot that has a gold tooth, is a radiant (NM+) example.


Mazzolini Artcraft mascot statue is stamp dated "1947" under the base. Fashioned in chalkware, this dynamic piece is moderately soiled, and has a 1/2" streak of paint loss on the bat, along with sporadic flecks of paint loss on the base, face, feather and fingers of the left hand, leading to a (VG) rating. 


Also present is a Thompson Products advertising bank with "Pee Wee" mascot and "TP" logo on a tee-pee, not counted in the lot total, as it is unrelated to the Cleveland Indians. While highly appealing, this piece rates as (VG) due to surface paint wear on the hair and eyes. 

 



 
 
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