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Posted 7 years ago


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I don't know what to call this, and I have debated putting this up. It is a card..roughly 4x6. On one side pictures a hobo drinking from a bottle. When tilted, the blue liquid in the bottle (actually sand) empties into his mouth. When you flip it over, same man is shown sitting on the toilet and the now brown liquid (sand) drains into the toilet. This belonged to my grandfather and when I was little I loved it. Very crude, but what could a little boy love more?? The only mark is a stamp on the upper corner that says "Japan" and what seems to be a flower. I'd be very impressed if someone could give me more information on this item.

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  1. vintagemad vintagemad, 7 years ago
    That is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!! I have a hobo/creepy clown collection and I wish I could find something like this. This would be the ultimate item to complete any hobo collection. Wish it were mine! Happy hunting.
  2. Frosty21, 7 years ago
    Kinda taking a stab at it seen something close to these from Donald Mcgill from England.He did joke post card' and around the 1940's.Hope it help's.Keep read'm and collect'm there fun.Frosty21
  3. wbcollect, 6 years ago
    I have this same card. Not as good as shape as yours tho. One corner looks as tho it's been chewed on. Sand is still in it but no color.
    Does anyone have info for this funny lil card?
  4. JCLP98, 3 years ago
    Not sure if you all were followed up with, but I have this same card that I found in my 1950s home when I opened up the ceiling to replace the ceiling and reached behind the wall to something blocking me from running wires. It's in pristine condition. It's very awesome and surely they don't make anything like this in today's technology driven era.

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