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American Wooden Comic Character "Happy Hooligan" by Schoenhut

Lot Number: 
52
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden figure with painted googly eyes and button-shaped nose, wide thin-line smiling expression, bald pate with carved wooden cap, jointing at shoulders and hips, flat-palm hands, cotton shirt, black felt pants, painted black shoes. Depicted is Happy Hooligan, the hobo comic strip character introduced by Frederick Opper in 1900 and presented as a King Features Syndicate until 1932. Excellent condition. American, Schoenhut, circa 1915.
Realized Price: 
$750
Presale Estimate: 
400/600