SML-121 JOHN HANCOCK
SML-121 John Hancock
|reference numbers||SML-121: John Hancock
SML-121A: John Hancock pen stand (M)
SML-121B: John Hancock (special base - FCA - John Hancock (L)
SML-121C: John Hancock (early small base) (M)
SML-121D: John Hancock 90th birthday (M)
SML-121E: John Hancock (in Lucite block) (M)
SML-121F: John Hancock - "Boston J H Mass" (M)
SML-121G: John Hancock paperweight (gold color) (M)
SML-121H: John Hancock (MLHII only incisure) (M)
SML-121I: John Hancock (MLI Co., Boston, MA) (M)
SML-121J: John Hancock (Sept. 1963 incisure) (M)
SML-121K: John Hancock (bronze, of metal - painted)
|description||small figure of John Hancock with a scroll|
|dimensions||height = 3 1/2 inches (with regular base)|
|topics and series||Topics: American
& Sculpture Reproductions
|private issue and/or limited edition & quantity||SML-121: PI for
John Hancock Insurance Co. 12,000 made
SML-121A: PI for John Hancock Ins. Co. 3,000 issued
|era first introduced.||Marblehead|
|value range||SML-121: 40/60
SML-121K: 400/500 (revised 2003)
|auction notes||SML-121D & SML-121G have not been seen in auctions|
GENERAL INFORMATION. Baston created a miniature in full color of the four-foot bronze sculpture in the lobby of the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston, MA. Given to the insurance company's best customers, this figurine represents a very steady busienss over a 25-year period.
In 1958, Baston created a special pen stand used by the company in a national promotion to real estate developers.
From The Sebastian Miniature Collection by Dr. Glenn S. Johnson.
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