Presented is a well preserved lot of (20+) National Bohemian Beer promotional items from the 1950s-70s including bar/retail displays, jewelry, ephemera, and sports related items. Highlighting this fantastic assortment are a rare wooden hand-truck liquor store display and an amazing plastic “bar back” display featuring an extremely handsome “Mr. Boh” figure. Other items of note include an Adirondack souvenir bat, a pair of baseball cufflinks, (2) tie pins, a map of Chesapeake Bay, a football helmet, (9) “El Boh” stickers, a mug, (2) can openers and a baseball schedule. More on our website.
The c.1960 hand-truck measure 25x10 with a 6” deep base and was intended to display a six-pack of beer on a retail counter. It features a pattern of painted vines framing a logo and several slogans. The top rung displays the National Bohemian/Mr. Boh logo and the phrase “Take Some Home”. The second rung reads “Wet, Cold and Delicious”. The third rung features the slogan “Oh boy what a Beer”. The bottom rung is attached to the base plate and is blank. The 4” diameter wood wheels are cased in metal and are fully functioning. This piece is in overall very attractive condition and is minimally affected by light wear on the base and moderate wear on the wheels.
The 1950s “Mr. Boh” bar-back display is made of plastic and features an excellent 8” tall “Mr. Boh” figure standing on a 7x3 red base with a circular bottle display space. The front of the base features the “Oh boy what a Beer” slogan in full yellow letters. The “Mr. Boh” figure is wearing a black suit with a white apron and red bow tie and presents very handsomely with nearly full original details.
The 1950s Adirondack souvenir baseball bat measures 29” in length and features a lightly worn logo on the barrel.
The 1959 Map of Chesapeake Bay presents a like new appearance with a smooth unfolded surface and light traces of wear confined to the periphery. The side panels display images of colonial period subjects on the left and sailing ships on the right. The main area is full of interesting historical tidbits with emphasis on the Revolutionary and Civil War Eras.
The jewelry selection includes a “Mr. Boh” tie clip, a “National Beer” tie clip and a pair of generic baseball cufflinks, all are in very nice condition.
Rounding out this offering are a moderately soiled white plastic 1950s football helmet without faceguard, (2) “Drink National Beer” metal can openers, an attractive 1957 “Mr. Boh’s” Senators/Orioles pocket schedule, a 5” tall ceramic beer mug with an ornate handle and a “Mr Boh/Since 1885” decal on the front and (9) 1970s “El Boh” stickers featuring a masked Zorro-like bird character (all (9) stickers are bright and clean, one is creased).