In all the years I've been buying, selling, and collecting the Goebel Friar Tuck's I have NEVER seen, let alone had the pleasure of offering this piece - a humidor!
The facial expression happens to be particularly coy and mischievious!
The lid is made like all humidors - it has a compartment inside the lid into which a damp sponge can be placed (to keep the tobacco stored within moist).
As you will see in the last photo, this piece has the full bee mark. The mold mark is RX106.
Sad to say that although he displays fabulously, he does have a couple of very minor blemishes. There is a glued on flake on the bottom inside rim (which is NOT discernible with the lid on). Also, there is a small darkened flake at the top of his tonsure. It can only be seen when looking top down.
When viewed face on as displayed on a shelf, neither of the flaws can be seen. He has bare toes and as I said, the cutest of expressions. That's one of the things that makes collecting these so fun - each face was painted separately and some are really different (cockeyed, for example) or just remarkably more expressive than others. This is one of the cutest.
He stands 7 1/2" tall. The price reflects both the rareity and the slightly less-than-perfect condition.
See the photo of the Friar Tuck "family". Other pieces are listed separately.
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