Tobacciana’s A Real Scream

An antique brass cigar cutter with a face that perhaps expresses the horrors of smoking?

This beautifully bizarre art deco brass cigar cutter measures approximately 3 x 1-3/4 inches. How it works is by inserting the cigr tip into the open mouth of the bat-eared gargoyle-esque man, push his chin down, and a small blade cuts the tip off. The back slides open to remove the tips. Circa 1920s or 30s.

Modern Woman Mondays: “One of the first things a secretary learns is to keep her feet off the desk.”

This week’s Modern Woman Monday is another gem from the February, 1961 issue of Magic Circle; this time not only helping we womenfolk understand proper workplace etiquette, but assisting with the naughty secretary myth. What a lovely pair.

Office procedure is sure to be disrupted if the boss permits such goings-on as this around his place of business. One of the first things a secretary learns is to keep her feet off the desk. The cutie shown here is Angie Dickinson, who isn’t likely to get fired.

Comic Book Superhero Auction Event

EBay’s Comic Book Superhero Auction Event, now through Sunday, May 9, 2010, features rare and collectible comic-related merchandise (vintage comic books, original artwork by popular and classic artists, signed memorabilia, etc.). Most of these items have never been offered before — or at such a low starting prices.

Bidding starts at $0.99 (items valued <$1,000) or $99.99 (items valued ≥$1,000) and all items are available as auctions with free shipping and no reserve.