Toy: Marionette "Clippo's Lucifer" in
Original Box with Instructions, 1938
Mr. Hicks: "This I bought from
a toy dealer in Iowa City right before he moved out east and he was
liquidating a lot of his collection and he gave me a real good deal on
this. Plus it has the box so it's a really neat toy."
Toy: Tin Wind-Up "Alabama
Coon Jigger", 1920
Mr. Hicks: "I just got this one three
weeks ago. He'll dance, but I try not to wind them up."
"Sambo Axle Grease" 1930
Mr. Hicks: "I got this can at a sale
in Sigourney about 3 or 4 years ago."
Coffee Can: "Mammy's
Favorite Coffee" 1920
Pipe: Carved Painted Wood
Tin: "Bigger Hair Tobacco"
Tin: "Nigger Hair Tobacco"
Mr. Hicks: "I
bought most of these tins when I first started collecting, because you
don't even see this stuff come up for sale anymore. The "Nigger Hair" tins
are the like the Holy Grail of tins in collectability. They're in all the
books. There's one here with "Nigger Hair" and one with "Bigger Hair"
because they changed the name to be more politically correct in the 1930s.
In the early 30s there was an uproar over the name so they changed it. But
it's interesting that it was made in Milwaukee-up north."
Tin: "Dixie Kid Cut Plug
Mr. Hicks: "I got this when I first started
collecting. I got it at a sale in Ft.