Sunday, January 23, 2011
"Antique Tuck's Half-Mask. Kathleen Mavourneen for Halloween or other costume.
Maker: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Raphael House, London, Publishers to their Majesties. No. 19
Material: Cardboard and twine/cording.
Features: Pliable cardboard meant to go around the face and tie in the back although due to age more brittle than when created. Best used for display. Bright lithograph. Original eye-holes extended. Purchased in europe.
Clothing: Kathleen is wearing a green scarf with shamrocks adorning her sandy blond/brown hair.
Height: 7.5 inches (18 cm) height x 12 inches (30.5 cm) width approximately width not including ties.
Condition: This one is used. Probably worn then put away. Worn much later, since there is cellophane tape holding a two inch tear at bridge of nose. Creases where the mask bends around face and one tie. Soil under right eye. Still very good condition."
"This set of antique andirons were recently purchased from a Nashville family who said the came from Marty Robbins Home. Their father had done work for Marty Robbins and they had no reason to make this up. I regretted not getting a letter from the family, but there was much grieving and seemed inappropriate at the time.
"These spooky, but handsome, Cats stand 17" tall. Howes #3007. Old Black paint with light surface rust. Green round glass eyes. Complete and fully functional. Easy to imagine viewing fire's flames through these eyes."
When The Twilight's Fallin'
And The Stars Is Peepin' Out
When The Night Begins
That's The Time Our Mammy Says
The Boogie-Man's About
And The Gobelins "
WE HEE'D SOMEBODY SAY WHOO-OO-O!
Addressed to Mrs. George Sweet,
Postmarked Worcester, Mass.