Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Burlesque Show Pin with Secret Meaning to Those in the Know

The auction has ended on this item, but the photo contains all the surprise entertainment value of the pin.
Genuine Antique; Dates to the tent burlesque shows of the 1920’s to 1940’s. The risqué prize given in the boxes of candy hawked before the show to the audience patiently waiting for the show to begin. This was the top ultimate risqué prize in each and every box - if you paid the price. Risqué, look at the pin and cover the heads and hands (the secret is out). 2 ½ inch diameter. If you are around 80 years old you may remember these shows, if not, too bad, they were fun and interesting to say the least. This is a real piece of carnival and tent shows nostalgia. Yes, I bought the candy to get this wonderful prize!
Link (via Silent Porn Star)