Posted 7 years ago
Forgot all about this ashtray until I was going through a box of stuff a few months ago. Since then, have been casually trying to locate info about it online. I brought it back from London in 1980 or '81. Was traveling between the UK, USA and ME at the time, so unable to be more specific.
It's really not an "unsolved mystery" because it's easy to identify what it is and where it came from. The problem I've encountered is locating information about a production run, if it was available in all Playboy Clubs worldwide, etc.
Yep, there are numerous sites with countless Playboy ashtrays and those are the typical ones in the typical shapes with the typical characters. Seriously, there has to be more of these 25th editions out there somewhere!
I posted these pics at a few places on the net to see if anyone would recognize it and offer more info, but other than a comment that it was "quite rare", nothing else. [heavy sigh]
However, I finally ran across a shop in LA (at their online presence) that has one listed. So it is nice to know that mine isn't the only one, but I'm still hoping someone will have any background information and be kind enough to share it.