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Old 07-03-2016, 12:02 PM
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I probably should have put this in the July pickups but I needed to ask the question of when these were available.Not sure if it was during his playing days or after his retirement.I cannot see any type of manufacture on it.Although it does look pretty old.As you can tell by the scans it is an ash tray.Any help would be very much appreciated. And if it has any value than that would be helpful as well.Thanks in advance.



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Old 07-03-2016, 12:04 PM
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It features a picture from his Holiday Inn, which, if real, would place it during his playing days. That said, I'm not sure whether it is an authentic period piece. It isn't any of the common reproductions but also not one of the real ones I've seen.
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:12 PM
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It features a picture from his Holiday Inn, which, if real, would place it during his playing days. That said, I'm not sure whether it is an authentic period piece. It isn't any of the common reproductions but also not one of the real ones I've seen.
Thanks a lot for the very quick response.Is there somewhere I could go to see a picture of a real one.Thanks again.
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Old 07-03-2016, 01:48 PM
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Very happy to help. Below is one of the most complete guide to Mantle Holiday Inn items that I'm aware of. As you'll see from the listed items, yours is a popular pose taken of Mantle at the hotel and used in items. Your piece is interesting, and I hope you don't take my comment as a definitive statement as to whether it is genuine or not. All I can say with certainty is that it uses a common photo from the Holiday Inn. My instinct says it is not real, as I can't imagine them using this image for something other than the Holiday Inn and I can't imagine them using this for the Holiday Inn without noting "Holiday Inn" on it. If you want a more definitive answer, I'd reach out to the author of this article and he may be able to respond/answer. His personal website is hofmemories.com and I believe it lists his contact information.

http://www.sportscollectorsdigest.co...pt5.pdf?47fcf4
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:38 PM
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Very happy to help. Below is one of the most complete guide to Mantle Holiday Inn items that I'm aware of. As you'll see from the listed items, yours is a popular pose taken of Mantle at the hotel and used in items. Your piece is interesting, and I hope you don't take my comment as a definitive statement as to whether it is genuine or not. All I can say with certainty is that it uses a common photo from the Holiday Inn. My instinct says it is not real, as I can't imagine them using this image for something other than the Holiday Inn and I can't imagine them using this for the Holiday Inn without noting "Holiday Inn" on it. If you want a more definitive answer, I'd reach out to the author of this article and he may be able to respond/answer. His personal website is hofmemories.com and I believe it lists his contact information.

http://www.sportscollectorsdigest.co...pt5.pdf?47fcf4


I took a look at your link and the one I have certainly does not look anything at all like that one pictured there.But it say there was 3 or versions so I am still hopeful that it is just not a paper weight. But that is in all likelihood a stretch.I also sent the other Mantle collector an email asking if he would be able to take a look at the scans and give me his opinion.I will wait and see if he gets back to me.Thanks again for all your help.
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:40 PM
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Very happy to help. Below is one of the most complete guide to Mantle Holiday Inn items that I'm aware of. As you'll see from the listed items, yours is a popular pose taken of Mantle at the hotel and used in items. Your piece is interesting, and I hope you don't take my comment as a definitive statement as to whether it is genuine or not. All I can say with certainty is that it uses a common photo from the Holiday Inn. My instinct says it is not real, as I can't imagine them using this image for something other than the Holiday Inn and I can't imagine them using this for the Holiday Inn without noting "Holiday Inn" on it. If you want a more definitive answer, I'd reach out to the author of this article and he may be able to respond/answer. His personal website is hofmemories.com and I believe it lists his contact information.

http://www.sportscollectorsdigest.co...pt5.pdf?47fcf4


Chris,already had a response from the Mantle collector and he is checking the scans.I will LYK when he replies.Thanks,
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:56 PM
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Awesome, I am glad to hear you were able to get in touch with him. He's a great guy and a wealth of knowledge on these things. He really helped me when I was building my collection.
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Awesome, I am glad to hear you were able to get in touch with him. He's a great guy and a wealth of knowledge on these things. He really helped me when I was building my collection.
Just had a reply.He is of the opinion that it is something that someone made.He does not think that Holiday Inns would have released something without all the proper information.But I guess if a person had one of these and used it everyday and washed it accordingly.I believe most of that paint and decals would be all wore off anyway.The image of Mantles is under glass in both the front and back.So they are all still in great condition.Just no identification type markings.Thanks again for all your help.
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Awesome, glad to hear he is of the impression that it is a home made piece of sorts rather than a forgery. It's a cool item.
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