Mood: For Wits, Wags, Clowns and Cut-Ups

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Got yourself a wise-cracker, a real looneytune? Make sure Chuckles is on your side with one of these get-ups.

14. Filip Caïroli.
Lot 14. Filip Caïroli.

By Louis Charbonnier (1874-1935)

“Yeah, he thinks he’s the clown!” Don’t hold it against Filip Caïroli for that sardonic grin; he was trying to hold his own in a clown-car trio with his father and brother. Filip was the older brother, but his younger sibling was the one named Charles Jr.

201. Fein-Kaller. 1959.
Lot 201. Fein-Kaller. 1959.

By Alois Carigiet (1902-1985)

Arf! This dapper pup is doing kicks and flipping tricks.

150. 21e Salon des Humoristes. 1928.
150. 21e Salon des Humoristes. 1928.

By Herve Baille (1896-1977)

You will lean back with a self-satisfied grin when you hang this on the wall at an appropriate eye-level.

301. The New Haven R.R. / Northward. ca. 1935.
Lot 301. The New Haven R.R. / Northward. ca. 1935.

By John Held

4:30 p.m. Penn Station. Oh yeah, it’s like that. Minus the ducks and geese overhead. You still get a few pigeons nowadays, though.

146. London Transport / On Pleasure Bent. 1937.
Lot 146. London Transport / On Pleasure Bent. 1937.

By Mary Adshead (1904-1955)

In London’s Depression ’30s, people ate a lot of canned food and stayed home and listened to the radio. Mary Adshead’s perfectly poised bit of wit and wisdom is great advice for anyone, and this is a great gift for anyone who’s been cooped up for too long.

136. Le Cirage Palmior.
Lot 136. Le Cirage Palmior.

Anonymous

That’s not where the shoe polish goes!

342. Sipping Swimmer : Maquette.
Lot 342. Sipping Swimmer : Maquette.

By Luciano Achille Mauzan (1883-1952)

The thirstiest man in the world would ask you if you’d like to join him for a drink, but <urrp> too late.

349. Maggi / Bouillon Granule.
Lot 349. Maggi / Bouillon Granule.

By B. Moloch

Why yes, I did just see a half-dozen root vegetables riding on the back of a cow, which was diving into an herb grinder. No, I have not been drinking.

6. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey/The Children’s Favorite Clown. 1920.
Lot 6. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey/The Children’s Favorite Clown. 1920.

Anonymous

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

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PAI-LXXVI: Rare Posters Auction will be held October 28 at 11am EDT.