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Michelin Man Bibendum Bakelite Ashtray

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Ashtrays1025 of 10321930's india made ashtray/cigarette boxVichy-Etat Ashtray pre WWII
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Posted 8 years ago

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Bakelite Michelin Man ashtrays (actually his name is Bibendum) are some of the most collectible character items / ashtrays. These were made in the USA, France and England. Some of the more valuable are the green ashtrays. They are generally valued at $230.- $300.00.
This one was quite dirty when I found it. Gentle cleaning and sunlight bleaching of the Bibendum made him like new.


  1. TallerThanNapoleon TallerThanNapoleon, 8 years ago
    What a great and unusual piece. You mentioned character ashtrays; what are some of the other ones that you've seen?
  2. emporiumgitane emporiumgitane, 8 years ago
    That's a good question, I immediately pictured a Tony the Tiger ashtray, which probably wouldn't go over to well with parents. I guess I meant Collectible ashtrays and character collectibles.
  3. Tim Tim, 6 years ago
  4. curtchicago, 5 years ago
    I have the same one in black bakelite. Advertising character ashtray? I have the Cassandre DuBonnet guy ashtray. I should look him and see if anybody know anything about that.

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