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1961-1963 Washington Redskins Black Face Bobbin' Head

Lot Number 512

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/10/2009 16:00:00 
Bid Open: 900.00  Bid Ends: 05/27/2009 23:30:00 
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Nearly two decades after the NFL allowed black players to suit up, the Bobbin' Head industry was integrated, too. Offered is a stellar example of the most coveted of these ethnic variations: a 1961-1963 Washington Redskins “black face” doll. Standing approximately 6-1/2”-tall, this figurine is secured to a square base on which “N.F.L.” appears in raised characters. Fully functional with a Native American-themed feather down the center of the helmet, the doll shows (NM) quality with absolutely no hairline cracks along the neckline and three “flea bite” specs along the sturdy ceramic base. “Black Face” nodders are considered very difficult, as few were made and even fewer survived considering that they were made of paper-mache. This is likely to trump all examples in any collection!  
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