Digging around in a booth of old toys the other day and found a 1930 German bisque Smitty nodder hiding among some dolls. A nodder is like an early days bobble head, but with the separate head connected to the body by a small piece of hidden string inside, this way the head loosely swivels and “nods.” He’s lost some paint, and with bisque being somewhat fragile, he's still in surprisingly good condition considering he’s nearly a century old. Oh, and for those unfamiliar with him, he’s a character from the early 1920’s Walter Berndt cartoon strip, “Smitty and Herby“, which ran in syndication for 50+ years. Cool find, I need to get a Herby now too.
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