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    Posted 9 years ago

    Debsimm
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    This old tray has been in our family for over 65 years. I have seen the round trays but never an oval one. I acquired this when I bought my aunt and uncle’s house, rummaging around in the root cellar one day I came across it tucked back in a corner. When I showed it to other family members I learned the story of my aunt working in an old bar and the owners gave her the tray. Although that is about all I know it would be fun to be able to date it and know what it is worth.

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    1. Debsimm, 9 years ago
      One other question, I have seen trays with different girls on the moon and wondered if that meant different years the trays were made. Would appreciate any information, so I have a story to go along with the piece when people ask me about it.
    2. antiquetobacco, 9 years ago
      Hi Debsimm,

      There are at least 5 different versions of the High Life Girl on the Moon I'm aware of. The earliest is the round with a black background from pre-pro times, the round and oval with this same image as yours date to the 40s with the oval version being rarer, there is another round from the 50s with a similar image but the girl is facing straight at you instead of turned to the side and there are new production trays from 1989 and '99, one a black background oval and one a round with red and green girl on moon.

      Hope that helps you out. If you have more questions you can find me at my site, antiquebeertrays.com
    3. coffeeicecream, 8 years ago
      The tray is quite lovely, and no doubt that it has a very interesting background.

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