Thrift Shopping – Punkinhead

Thrift shopping is one of my passions, right up there with eating bacon and beachcombing.

A Punkinhead Tote is my latest thrift store find. I had one identical to this as a child. I actually didn’t really like Punkinhead, found him kinda scary actually.

Note the tag “Pumpkin Head Doll Tote”, clearly this dealer was under 50!

I also had a Punkinhead rockerScreen Shot 2013-02-21 at 9.44.51 AM.

Punkinhead, the teddy bear with the thick woolly tuft of hair, was launched by Eatons department store for the Christmas season of 1948. It was one of the early brand gimmicks. A brand which was supported by books, 45RPMs, toys and a mascot which joined the Santa Claus parade.

For $65 I was happy to just take a picture of this nostalgic piece and leave it behind.

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