|reference numbers||SML-65: Lobsterman
SML-65A: Lobsterman (no title) (M)
SML-65B: Lobsterman (Lance 6201)
SML-65C: Lobsterman (title is script on rear of base) (M)
|description||lobsterman with lobster pot|
|dimensions||height = 2 7/8 inches|
|topics and series||Topics: Fishing
and Fisherman Occupations
The Sea & Seafarers
|related or similar items||SML-66 (Sampling the Stew)|
SML-65B: (1975/1873/DF 1983)
|private issue and/or limited edition & quantity||not applicable SML-65B 1,885 made|
|era first introduced.||Marblehead|
|value range||SML-65: 40/55
GENERAL INFORMATION. Baston designed Lobsterman and Sampling the Stew (SML-66) as a Maine couple, along with Farmer and Farmer's Wife.
Until the mid-1940's, before the lobster market was developed as a gourmet delight, New England lobsters were "the poor man's food." A proud New England would hide the lobster shells in the garbage so neighbors wouldn't know they couldn't afford better.
From Dr. Glenn Johnson's book, The Sebastian Miniature Collection.