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1950 Jan Products Stanford Indians Football Mascot Bank

Lot Number 1253

Quantity: Bid Starts: 02/01/2019 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 100.00  Bid Ends: 02/13/2019 22:00:00 
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When we think of sports figures and statues from the 1950s, Stanford Pottery, Gibbs-Conner, Rempel and Hartland come to mind readily. Now it's time to turn our attention to a lesser known studio, with this 1950 Jan Products Stanford Indians football mascot bank. Our online search for similar items encountered about a dozen different examples of any kind from the 1950 JP college football bank line and this Stanford figure stands out as the lone available JP representative of the California based University now fielding a football team known as the "Cardinal". Stanford's gridiron gang went by the nickname "Indians" from 1930 to 1972, when protests led to a name change. Hailing from the midst of that politically incorrect period, this stunning Stanford Indians ceramic bank is incised on the back of the base with "1950 Jan Prod.", positively identifying its origin. A small fleck of wear is noted on the tip of the nose, the coin slot on the top of the head has one tiny chip and there is a small bit of extraneous material hardened to the surface at the point where the right knee contacts the base. Other than that, this highly distinctive piece presents magnificently and is worthy of a (EX-MT+) designation.

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