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Candle Holder, American Greetings, Ziggy Christmas, Vintage

Candle Holder, American Greetings, Ziggy Christmas, Vintage

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  • Pattern: Peace / God bless us everyone!
  • Made in Taiwan
  • Vintage: 1984
  • Details:  Such an adorable votive holder, with none other than the famous "Ziggy" cartoon character.  This hurricane votive holder from the Forget Me Not Collection by American Greetings and features Ziggy, always the animal lover, singing Christmas carols with his dog Fuzz and cat Sid.  There are four panels, two are decorated, one reads: "God bless us everyone", the other "Peace", both signed by Tom Wilson.  The panels are frosted glass and the frame is black metal.  This looks like it's never been used, all original stickers remain.  The bottom sticker reads:  Forget Me Not American Greetings Corp, MCMLXXXIV, Univ. Press Synd., Cleveland, OH 44144.  CAUTION: This candle conducts heat do not place on a wood or cloth surface.  Never leave a burning candle unattended"  This is a highly collectible piece that will warm the heart of any Ziggy collector or fan.  There are a couple of condition issues, please see below.
  • Material:  Glass and Metal
  • Dimensions:  4.5 inches Tall, 3 by 3 inches square.  Can hold a votive or tea size candle
  • Condition:  Vintage - NOS.  Good Vintage Condition.  There is a manufacturing defect, under the Peace side, the paint ran down, and further down the frosting is scratched.  There is also missing paint on one "leg", all photographed for you.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  All Sales Final. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  

Ziggy was created by cartoonist Tom Wilson in 1971.  He has a sweet, easy going personality, portrayed as an animal lover, besides his dog Fuzz, he has a cat, fish, parrot, and even a pet rock.  The cartoon strip became very popular with the lovable loser, (things never went according to plan for poor Ziggy), eventually appearing in over 500 daily and Sunday newspapers. What followed was an extensive  licensed character merchandising campaign that included figurines, plaques, T-shirts, buttons, drinking glasses, lunch boxes, greeting cards, giftware, and much more.

Tom Wilson was was an American cartoonist but also a very talented painter.  His works have appeared in the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Society of Illustrators annual show in New York.  Tom's career started in 1950, and in 1955 he joined American Greetings as a designer, becoming Creative Director in 1957 and vice-president of creative development in 1978.  He is the creator of Ziggy, which he drew from 1971 to 1987.   In 1987, his son, Tom Wilson Jr. continued drawing Ziggy and has continued to produce the strip ever since.  Tom Wilson died on September 21, 2011 at the age of 80.

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