Thursday, January 13, 2011

PORTCELLINO - THE WILD BOAR - VINTAGE SOUVENIR STATUE

Today it's a piece that sat on my grandfathers bookcase for as long as I can remember.
It's made of metal and sits on a leather or leather like stand.
It's just kind of cool to look at... A big Boar.
He must have picked it up as a souvenir of a trip to Italy.  Probably in the 1950's.
he has a rolled piece of vinyl around his neck that reads...
Since it's in English I assume it's a souvenir from around there.
I'll start rubbing it's nose for good luck now...   Kitschy things like this are cool to have around, and a wild boar is guy thing for sure....   It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

VINTAGE 1953 DON TOBIN ORIGINAL CARTOON AUTOGRAPHED

Today it's a cool item I own... A Vintage 1953 Autographed Don Tobin Cartoon Original.
I found this in the picture rack at a thrift store!
It's from 1953 and is the original for King Features.  
To Warren...  the cartoon is "The Little Woman"  Don was an animator with Disney and did Pinocchio and Fantasia... in left Disney and created the panel strip "The Little Woman"  in 1953... So this was from his first year in doing that.
You can see his lines for the inking of the letters.
I also dabble in cartoons, so it's a real gem for me to own.
The original framers tag... notice the phone number and lack of zip code... so it was framed before 1964...  Original art for you wall is a what every guy needs, and if you're vintage like me... something like this is perfect!