1940s Pin-Up Girl ~ Advertising Ink Blotters
These distinctive relics of the 1940s have elegant color pin up girl graphics, Done by one of the Pin-up Masters, Joyce Ballantyne. Exceptional graphics of pretty gals sitting in provacative ways. A 1940s classic pin up Artist, Joyce Ballantyne is a noteworthy pin-up artist. She captured a fresh, real sensuality in her subjects, and a palpable sense of fun. Her vivid advertising oils include Coppertone's little girl whose bathing suit is being tugged off by a playful puppy. Her one-time instructor was Gil Elvgren. These pin-ups are on a 6 inch by 3 ¼ inch, thick stock, laminate printed, 1940s card ink blotter.
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Ink Blotters were popular from the 1800s through the 1950s when fountain ink pens were predominant. The ink would stay wet for several minutes, so a blotter was used on signatures, etc. to absorb the excess ink. They are soft and absorbent on the back and the front was often used for displaying advertising. Similar to calendars, matches and business cards, they were a favorite give-a-way media for advertisers from the late 1800s through the mid 1950s. Most were used and tossed. Survivors with interesting advertising are scarce.
These are from; G. W. Talman Building Sand, Fill, Clay. Serving Wilmington Over 20 Years. It has a 4 digit phone number in Wilmington, N.C. The detailed colorful graphics are a wonderful examples of 1940s pinup art. Be sure to look below at the quality of the front graphics. Definitely all time Pin Ups Classics! No folds, No nips, No fading, No nothin. Perfect Unused Condition. Genuine 1940s item.
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Esnarf # 4279 ~ This Card SOLD OUT
Price $6.85 each or 3 for $17.85
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