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sayheykid54 08-20-2014 06:26 PM

Vintage Detroit Tigers figural ashtray
I'm a collector of vintage pre-1950's Detroit Tigers memorabilia. I was excited to recently add this figural ashtray to my collection.

Would another collector happen to know the approx. time frame this was issued or any other information on it. I'm thinking the 1930's time frame?

lefty147 08-20-2014 06:59 PM

Great piece. I would agree 30's or 40's. Found one in a Hunt Auction.

sporteq 08-20-2014 08:37 PM

I had seen the offering on eBay myself.. I think mid 30s It looks to be in great condition.


Tigerden 08-21-2014 12:37 AM

Very nice pick up and looks much better the sellers photos. I believe the signature has shown up on a few other chalkware figurals. A tough one for sure and could be from the early 40's. I believe the seller stated this came from an estate of a player in the Tigers organization and he had sa few other items from the person. One would assume this should date from the time he was active with the team. Congrats!!

ksfarmboy 08-21-2014 06:16 PM

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Mine came from Ralph Winegarner who played in the 30's. I always assumed it was from the 30's.

mjkm90 08-21-2014 08:26 PM

Great piece. My snipe didn't go through and I'm sorry I missed it!

perezfan 08-21-2014 09:01 PM

There is also an identical Pirates version, which is even neater, IMHO.

In retrospect am very sorry I let mine go about 15 years ago. I'd just started collectong figural baseball pieces, and never realized at the time that these would be so scarce. Seems like one turns up only every 8-10 years!

I was thinking late 30s - early 40s on the timing. Wonderful pickup, yet too bad about the snipe misfire, Mike. I switched to Gixen about 6 years ago, and have never missed a bid. All things considered, I'd like to have seen the real market value of this one!

ooo-ribay 08-21-2014 11:17 PM

Snipe? What's a snipe? :D

Great pick up!

thecatspajamas 08-22-2014 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by ooo-ribay (Post 1312944)
Snipe? What's a snipe? :D

I've been huntin' for 'em for years, but never managed to bag one of the wiley critters. Apparently they're about as elusive as one of these ashtrays! :(

drcy 08-22-2014 02:47 PM

Cool item. As one unfamiliar of this collecting area, I could see having one on display on my book shelf. And I don't smoke.

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