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19-6-2021 15:02:38  #1


Facit Man Figurine...

This one just closed on eBay for $ 75.00 plus shipping.

I was curious to see how high it would go.

Couple of bidders went after each other. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/353531619133?nma=true&si=oDzPoMgxzRJuKO3Y0BB62dg%252FE0g%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


https://i.imgur.com/RGMc0NH.jpg

 

 

19-6-2021 16:06:28  #2


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

Typewriter and paraphernalia pricing has pushed past the point of being ridiculous. I stopped using eBay a few years ago, but I do remember these Facit mascots (there seems to be a number of iterations) popping up on a fairly regular basis. I don't recall them fetching a lot, but at $75 USD it would be worth making a mold of one and cranking out a couple of dozen copies.https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/whistling.png


https://i.imgur.com/OZeuKtA.jpg
 

19-6-2021 18:34:18  #3


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

This one was cast on the back as "Made In Hong Kong".

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21-11-2021 20:34:20  #4


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

My lovely wife of 40+ years surprised me by leaving a little Facit Man on my table lamp in my office/hobby room.  With little magnets on the feet, it has a place there.
.https://i.imgur.com/U9txU55.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LFmxKV9.jpg

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21-11-2021 20:39:55  #5


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

I have a little surprise for her for Christmas Eve. 

She loves to sew and has 6-7 vintage metal sewing machines from the 1950-1960's.

This one is missing the little bezel around the light switch push-button...but I have a lead on that item, already.

I will hide this one in the midst of some of my typewriter cases...should be safe from discovery until the Holidays.
.https://i.imgur.com/5BJMvRc.jpg

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22-11-2021 11:53:03  #6


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

You better hope she doesn't read this forum! 

Cool Facit man - it would be fun to have one garden gnome size.


https://i.imgur.com/OZeuKtA.jpg
 

22-11-2021 14:53:32  #7


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

Hi Uwe,

I did find these photos on the Internet...and based on the scale of other items in the photos, it looks like there was at least a bigger one.  Maybe those were for counter-top displays in typewriter stores...but for their mechanical calculator customers with the numbers on the Facit Man's hat.

These would be the perfect size for a garden gnome !

I think my Christmas present for my wife is well hidden on this forum.  Fingers are crossed.
.https://i.imgur.com/Nl1yjow.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WiZc1tt.jpg

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22-11-2021 18:11:35  #8


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

It looks like there's a sticker on the breast that frequently is lost over the years. The gnome-like figure has it partially missing, and your desk-size version is gone. Given the string, I wonder if the one you have was meant to be a Christmas tree ornament?


https://i.imgur.com/OZeuKtA.jpg
 

23-11-2021 08:26:03  #9


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

There even seem to be some variations of the figurine without the chest badge.  And having bigger feet and even a large nose.  I found these photos :
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.https://i.imgur.com/CdOFmgx.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ocvBwho.jpg

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23-11-2021 08:28:59  #10


Re: Facit Man Figurine...

I might try my hand at making up a new chest badge for my figurine.  If it works out, I will post up a follow-up photo of the "after".

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