Featured Unusual Antique / Vintage Advertising(?) Chimpanzee Mask

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by 15Stiftgasse, Jan 10, 2024.

  1. 15Stiftgasse

    15Stiftgasse Well-Known Member

    I've just come across this slightly bizarre chimp mask, which I suspect may possibly have been originally used for advertising cigars in a tobacconist shop.

    It was made as a wall mask - presumably of painted plaster or similar material. I believe it was made in Germany in the early 20th century.

    I'd be interested to know if anyone has seen anything like this in the past, or even has other suggestions as to it's intended use.

    Thanks for any help offered !

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Planet of the Apes, anyone ?? :playful::playful::playful:
  3. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

  4. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    What does it say on the inside?
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  5. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

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