Sunday, February 14, 2010


Now here's a stationery holder from the 1960s that comes with a sick cartoon joke, the kind that you'd probably find in Hugh Hefner's mansion. I thought at first this was a napkin holder, but it comes with a holder for a pen or a pencil, so it was obviously meant to be placed on a phone table for scribbling and taking down notes. The tile is definitely for a bathroom--maybe the illustration was added later. The frame is of plated brass. Was this some kind of a giveaway that medical representatives or detailmen gave away to doctors? Or was this a recycling project using excess bathroom tiles? This memo pad holder is so kitschy bad, it makes a good collectible!

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