SML-94 TOM SAWYER
SML-94 Tom Sawyer
|reference numbers||SML-94: Tom Sawyer
SML-94A: Tom Sawyer - with & without Carmlote Paint (M)
SML-94B: Tom Sawyer (Lance 6132)
|description||Tom Sawyer by his famous fence|
|dimensions||height = 2 7/8 inches|
|topics and series||Topics: Commercial
Series: Mark Twain
|related or similar items||none|
|private issue and/or limited edition & quantity||SML-94A (Carmote Paint) limited edition of 200|
|era first introduced.||Marblehead|
|value range||SML-94: 40/60
GENERAL INFORMATION. As with Dickens, Prescott Baston had read all of Mark Twain's work. But unlike some of the more obscure Dickens favorites (Pecksniff, Barkis, etc.), Baston went right to the most popular characters in Twain's most popular novel, Tom Sawyer (1876). Here Tom is trying to figure out a way to avoid the fence painting. His cat, after the medicine, is duly apprehensive.
In 1958, Baston placed the design on a pen stand base inscribed "Carmote Paint" and sold 200 to the Carpenter-Morton Piant Company for their promotional use.
From Dr. Glenn Johnson's book, The Sebastian Miniature Collection.