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(8) 1940s-1950s Cleveland Indians Mascot Statues with Gibbs-Connor & Stanford Pottery

Lot Number 647

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For our money, the best representations of longtime Cleveland Indians mascot "Chief Wahoo", are the ceramic banks produced by Gibbs-Conner and Stanford Pottery back in the 1940s-1950s. For your money, you can score a tribe of these politically incorrect icons, with this selection of (8) Cleveland Indians mascot statues.

Featured are:

(2) Gibbs-Conner banks with mascot and baseball: 1.) (EX+) fairly clean with slight paint wear on the tip of the nose, and moderate paint wear on the baseball's red stitches; 2.) (VG-EX) with moderate paint wear at various points.                

(4) Gibbs-Conner banks with mascot holding bat up on shoulder: 1.) (EX+) with bold colors, moderate paint wear on the bat, and light crazing on the base and back; 2.) presents NM details, however there are hairline cracks on the base at rear indicating a repair, the flat spot on the back of the left elbow is a factory flaw; 3.) (VG) with considerable paint loss on the jersey lettering and ponytail, also has flecks of paint wear on the bat, but still pleasing with nice period authentic look; 4.) (No Grade) due to extensive factory firing flaws in the form of surface cracks on the left arms, both legs, and the left side of the base; the head, torso and right arm present in excellent condition.

Stanford Pottery mascot bank with gold tooth and bat held down is a radiant (NM+) example with deference to minor factory flaws, such as a stray spot of red paint on the right leg, and stray paint flecks around the base. The factory brand stamp under the base is distinct, and someone has written "My Favorite Player, I Love Him, 1951" around the perimeter on the underside of the base.

Mazzolini Artcraft mascot statue stamp dated "1947" under the base is (FR) with repairs, and chips on the fingertips of both hands.  

Also present are (2) Thompson Products advertising banks with "Pee Wee" mascot and "TP" logo on a tee-pee, not counted in the lot total, as they are unrelated to the Cleveland Indians. Both are appealing, but rate as (VG-EX) due to paint wear on the hair of both heads. 


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