|Airman - marked on base Reg No 638284A. Comical pilot, from around 1920. Created by John Hassall who was a celebrated illustrator, graphic artist and poster designer. All of his mascots are signed Hassall. He also created Robert the Policeman shown in the Male section. |
The facial expressions can be altered by moving his spring loaded head. The body is nickel plated bronze or brass some patanated and with a registration number on the bottom of the base. Shown for sale at £2-2-0 in the 1922 catalogue for the retailer S Smith & Sons Cricklewood London NW2, however the Gamages of London catalogue for the early 1920s also shows this mascot priced at 19/6 and made in Brass with a nickel plated finish, never found with a chrome plated finish.