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Early Plastic "Ice Follies" Souvenir Brooch
Early plastic brooch features a detailed ice skater on a patch of ice labeled "Ice Follies." The skater has a jaunty cap that coordinates with her rather detailed outfit. She is large, and measures 2 1/2 inches tall by 2 inches at the widest.
This is unsigned and features a simple c-clasp. Overall condition is fine with a bit of wear noted around the clasp and some wear to the paint on one arm. The price is adjusted accordingly. This was probably a souvenir brooch from an early show, either late 1930's or early 1940's, when plastics replaced metal for costume jewelry production.
The Ice Follies, formerly known as the Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies, was a touring ice show featuring elaborate production numbers, similar to the Ice Capades. It was founded in 1936 by Eddie Shipstad, Roy Shipstad, and Oscar Johnson. In later years, Olympic skaters such as Donald Jackson, Peggy Fleming, and Janet Lynn were in the cast. The Ice Follies also featured novelty acts such as Frick and Frack.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: pink, brown, gold, Size: 2 1/2 inches tall
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