Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hang Up

Many thanks to our pal and loyal reader, Marc, who recently directed us to some vintage hangers which bear a striking resemblanceactually, they appear to be manufactured by the same anonymous German companyto the two we picked up locally (and showcased here) a while back.

Tina, Susi and Sabine are slated for permanent display in Valery's dressing room, but we're still working on that one, so we snapped these quick pics in the guest bedroom instead. Thanks again for all of your help, Marc!

Just in case you forgot, here are the two nameless models we picked up a few months ago.

In a weird coincidence, Valery and I found these locally (and at the same store, even!) earlier this month. We were pretty stunned when we saw Bill, Brian and Keith immortalized in 60s mod hanger form! Sadly, the dealer who bought these was unable to get the original owner to sell her Mick—apparently, he was the only one deemed irreplaceable! We're hopeful that we'll somehow get Mick and Charlie (if his exists?) some day, but seeing as how these are (again) German, and most definitely unlicensed, it seems pretty unlikely. Help?


Marc said...

Pics look great!
It was a pleasure to help you guys out. Looking forward to see how they are displayed in the dressing room.
I'll keep an eye out for Mick and Charlie for you but i doubt that that they'll be easy to track down.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...


You're pretty much our only chance at getting the other two hangers, don't let us down, man! Seriously though: we really appreciate the help and look forward to returning the favor when possible. Thanks again!


Hone said...

"Susi" looks like a child's version of Crepax's Valentina. The bottom two seem a bit more modest, made for a different market (USA) or something?

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Hone, you just made me look up Crepax's Valentina, and I gotta say you're right on the money. My guess is that the top three were for a teenage market, and the bottom two were intended for younger kids--our buddy bought 'em out of a retired pediatrician's office.