Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Spanking the Lady

A 1900 rare German Cigarette Box found on my travels around eBay.

Click bottom of picture for slightly larger image.

You would have to be a real collector to buy this. Starting bid was £1,150.00. Couldn't put the link in as the auction has ended. As far as I could tell no one put a bid in.

Monday 1st Feb. The item has been re-listed if you want to take a look.

Ronnie
xx

14 comments:

Michael M said...

Those Germans. Offering a cigarette and suggesting a spanking at the same time. Wonder how often it worked.

an English Rose said...

Hi Ronnie, gosh that's a lot of money!
love Jan,xx

Roz said...

Cigarettes and spanking, love it lol. That is a high starting bid!

Hugs
Roz

Minelle Labraun said...

Oh wow! That is a cool find! Wonder how many more pieces like this there are out there?

lindy thomas said...

What a lot of money to pay for a box. Picture looks good though thanks for sharing.
Hugs Lindy

abby said...

Makes me wonder who designed/produced it and are there other similar items out there?
hugs abby

Leigh Smith said...

Very interesting, also interesting it didn't sell.

ronnie said...

Michael - Quite a lot I should think:) Thank you.

Jan - I think it is a well. Thanks.

Roz - Probably that's why it didn't sell. Thank you.

Minelle - Thanks. I'm sure a few.

Lindy - Couple of other photos were shown but they wouldn't save. Thanks.

Abby - I did put a search in but couldn't find any details. Thanks.

SG - Thanks. Probably because of the high starting bid.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Enzo said...

Great find and very interesting!

I wonder what story the artwork is telling? Is that a spanking for not reading the bible passages correctly or breaking the rules (is that a bible/ book on the floor)? Is this during a bible study (the huddled women's group in the back with books)?

All very interesting and wonder how it relates to cigarettes is the bigger question.

Thanks Ronnie.

Best,
Enzo

Baxter said...

interesting item. spanking stuff is all around us and you never know when something will pop up.

Baxter

Cat said...

Really surprised it didn't sell, but then again, that starting bid is a bit on the high side. Wonder if they have specific appraisers for adult objects. ;) Thanks for sharing, Ronnie.

Hugs and blessings...Cat

ronnie said...

Enzo - Thank you. I wondered if it was a bible on the floor. Looks like he is holding her skirt/dress up in his mouth. I know they have put a few spanking scenes on cigarette case but not sure of the connection.

Baxter - Fun when you spot. Thank you.

Cat - Yes I think it was rather a high starting bid. Can't see it re listed again. Thanks.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Hermione said...

It's gorgeous. I wonder how many were made and sold.

Hugs,
Hermione

ronnie said...

Hermione - I've put a couple of searches in and haven't spotted another one. Thanks.

Love,
Ronnie
xx