Original 1920's-30's Chalkware Mannequin Milliners Hat Store Display Head
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Original 1920's-30's Chalkware Mannequin Milliners Hat Store Display Head:
A few Saturdays ago, like all weekends in spring, summer and fall, I left my home early in the AM to go "saleing" to have a little fun and possibly find a few things to sell on and make a buck or two. I stopped off at a moving sale that had a lot of interesting stuff reasonably priced. Up on the second floor, I spotted an attic hatch up in a stairwell ceiling. As I always do, I asked the homeowner "Have you cleared out the attic?". The homeowner answered "I don't know if there's anything in there, but you're welcome to...." That's all I needed to hear! By the time she finished that sentence, I was balancing on the handrails, pulling off the hatch-cover and drifting off into Saleing Heaven! (cue music). The attic was packed with boxes from the 1970's back to the 1930's! There was WWI military stuff, fire department memorabilia, old car parts, even harness-makers supplies! By the time I left hours later tired, sore, filthy and hungry but happy, I looked like Al Jolson singing "Mammy"!
Well, my "score" is your good fortune! It's going to take weeks to list all this stuff, so check back every week to see what ELSE I found! This item is a GENUINE 1920's or 30's VINTAGE CHALKWARE MANNEQUIN HEAD. It may have been part of a full, life-size mannequin or simply for a counter-top display for an elegant hat. She has some damage to her nose & chips to her paint, mostly in her hair, and minor nose, lip, eye and brow dings. The damage to her nose could easily be repaired with some modeling clay, and a full repaint would make her look like new. The damage appears deeper than it really is. The back of her neck bears a"131", probably a model #. Check out the pix! She stands about 13" tall. Any questions? Ask em!
BEFORE YOU offer, just 3 more things: Check out my other sales. If you win more than one item, I will combine shipping (within reason) to save you money. I'm NOT shipping the bowling ball and porcelain tea cup together! Next, NO INTERNATIONAL offerDING OR SHIPPING! NO! NON! NYET! NIX! NAY! NO! NO! NO EXCEPTIONS! Don't even ask. Lastly, if you have any questions, don't wait until the last minute to ask. I'm not sitting in front of my computer waiting for sales to end or to answer questions. I have a life today, and ain't it!