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Posted 6 years ago

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I found the Hobo Joe in an old demolished building about 25 years ago. It was 1/2 burried in the animal muck left in the building.

The second cup with the clown and bear/giraffe pictures I found when turning ground to make a flower garden. This little cup is only 2 1/2 inches tall.

Neither of these have any makers marks on the bottoms or bases.

I have no idea where to start looking to find age/makers/value of these items. Would appreciate any help anyone could give me!

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    Hobo has a ® so researching his title should bring you back results.
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    You will find all the info you need just researching the name Hobo Joe. Google brought back thousands of hits and images. It was a coffee shop chain during the 70's and if your cup is in good shape it is worth around $5. Your cup is shown a number of times in the images.
  3. Zookey, 6 years ago
    I had googled and only came up with that there was a restaurant by that name in the southern part of the US. I also found pictures of a Muppet character and small figurines that were called Hobo Joe but looked more like Emmit Kelly.

    Thank you for your help, I appreciate it!

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