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|c.1950 Anri Hand Carved Wood College Mascots - 5 inches
Texas A&M, Seton Hall, UMass, Tulane, George Washington, Colgate, Babson, Illinois, NYU, Pitt, Ohio U., Lehigh, Army, Navy, Michigan
These Anri Mascots are all NOS coming with the original 1950s boxes and labeling, including the tissue paper packaging and the original paper labels on the feet - all in
pristine condition. They all came from old unopened stock discovered in a store in Nantucket. The owner of the store passed and her family liquidated her estate. She
had a gift shop on the island of Nantucket. The mascots were in an old out building since the 50s, all new and never opened.
The Estate Sale took place in Amesbury, MA, where over 1,500 mascots were sold for $6 a piece! There were 5” mascots, 2.5” and 1.5” mini mascots, letter openers
and cork toppers. About a dozen of the Colleges had an abundant amount of Mascots, but there were a few schools with only a handful of examples– Army, Navy,
CCNY, Seton Hall, and Manhattan. The rarest mascots were SMU(Pipe Stand), Illinois Wesleyan and Texas A&M, where there were only a couple examples. Some
schools were only represented with 5” mascots, while others only had the mini mascots (Cornell, Columbia, Washington & Lee, Penn State).
|1952 Yale-Connecticut Football Program Cover with
Anri and Carter Hoffman mascots
|1950s ANRI College Mascot Catalog
The catalog is fascinating. The company not only made the traditional mascot statues, but
also bottle stoppers, letter openers, book ends, pins and cigarette boxes- all incorporating
the wooden statues. The price for the standard statues were $21 per dozen. Below are
copies of 6 pages of the 15 page catalog.