1950’s Pin-Up Girl ~ Advertising Ink Blotters

These distinctive relics of the 1950’s each have an elegant color pin up girl graphic, by Pin-up Art’s Master, Runci. Exceptional graphics. Each a Runci classic. Each is on a 9 inch by 4 inch, thick stock, laminate printed, 1950’s card ink blotter.

Ink Blotters were popular from the 1800’s through the 1950’s 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 1800’s through the mid 1950’s. Most were used and tossed. Survivors with interesting advertising are scarce.

These say, Talman Construction Co. ~ Grading – Excavating ~ We Move the Earth. Each has a 4 digit phone number in Wilmington, N.C. and graphics of a bulldozer and Earth mover. The detailed colorful side graphics are a wonderful example of 1940’s and 1950’s pinup art. Be sure to look below at the quality of the front graphics. Definitely one of Pin Up’s Classics! No folds, No nips, No fading, No nothin’. Perfect Unused Condition. Genuine 1950’s item.

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Esnarf # 4224 " Foiled Again "


Esnarf# 4225 " Record Catch "

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Esnarf# 4226 " Mystery Miss "


Esnarf# 4227 " Wish You Were Here "


Esnarf# 4275 " Star Performer "


Esnarf# 4276 " Worth Scratching For "


Price . . . . $9.85 Each or 3 for $25.00

We pack it securely and mail it to you First Class U.S. Postal all for $1.85

Some we have a few of, some we have a few dozen of. When they are gone they are gone.

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