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Fabulously Freaky!5 of 12Macabre Photography Trade Card - late 1890s / 1900sTHE WIFES UGL.... I MEAN, porcelain ????ashtray
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Posted 5 years ago


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The only guess I have for this piece is as a match box holder. I am thinking the match box would fit on the top, then you would put the match (after blown out) into his mouth. here are no markings on it. It is either brass or bronz. Any info would be apprciated.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I agree with 'matchbox holder'. Perhaps you could strike the match on his furrowed brow? Love the manic look too: the Joker!
  2. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Agree with vetraio50...definitely a match holder and striker, possibly on his head but! also on the ridges on the sides, fun thing...:-)
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    The mouth is the ashtray actually
  4. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    This is the guy u want to see comin in your house holdin hands with your daughter! Have a happy fourth. Mikie
  5. Ollie Ollie, 4 years ago
    I just noticed there is an initial on the bottom...looks like a "K" in an larger oval ..with possibly an R on left and 0o on right inside oval....any ideas what that stamp is????
    Wish I new some history on it so I can sell it.

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