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Bear Souvenir Ashtray

Nessa Submitted by Nessa
May 1st, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

I found this ashtray while going through some of my grandparents’ things. My grandpa used to smoke a pipe but stopped when I was born. Various ashtrays and other smoking tchotchkes are still stashed around the house. This one is prettier than most. I have no idea when or if my grandparents ever went to Minnesota, or if there are bears there, but this is a great memento, if you ask me.

Categories: Animals & Birds, Certifikitsch Winners, Household Accessories, Submissions, Travel souvenir

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3 Responses to “Bear Souvenir Ashtray”

  1. Allee Willis Allee Willis says:

    I’m not a fan of the matte kind of glaze that’s on the bear’s head and outline but I love love love the kind of early 70s swirly lava flow thing that’s going on in his torso. So perfect for something concave like this. I also love that as state souvenirs go I’ve never seen one like this before.

  2. Nessa Nessa says:


    The brown “bear” part of the thing seems to be some sort of metal. I was happy to find him.

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