1908 Long Beach Festival Of The Sea Celluloid Pinback Original For Sale
Ted Hake hassaid that if he had to pick one pinback as hisfavorite, this would be the one.I agree. Great graphics (those are sea snakes that form the lettering) , vibrant colors, and a wonderful design; I have very carefully examined this pinback -- front and back--under a bright light and see no flaws. The closest thing to a flaw is a few small bumps immediately under themermaid that cannot be seen, but can be felt if you slide a finger over the pinback. I think this occurred as a result of the manufacturing process by Bastian Bros. In my experience, large pinbacks such as this, all have these small bumps that can be felt, but not seen. I am being very picky, here. I have never examined a large pinback in better shape than this. Never a minimum or reserve on my listings, and shipping is free. Please see the other items shown in the photos by clicking on the link "see other items." above. They are not part of this listing, but are offered in other listings beginning this evening. (Also note that someone elsehas listed a slightly inferior example of this pinback as a "buy it now" or best offer for $2,000. We will see what this one brings in a true sale where offerding starts at $1.
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