Blatz Beer Barrel Man with Banjo

Douglas Wood
Submitted by Douglas Wood March 7th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

This cast iron Blatz Beer advertising figure gives new meaning to the term “barrel chested.”  You can unscrew the legs of his chair and use it as a “shelf sitter.”  I’m not into beer memorabilia as a rule, but thought this figure from the sixties had a lot of charm and for ten bucks, I had to snap it up.

4 Responses to “Blatz Beer Barrel Man with Banjo”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Never saw him before! Love that he’s adaptable, with or without legs.

    I had a metal ice skating figure that I think was Blatz as well. Dorky looking boy with scarf flapping in wind. Very heavy metal piece.

    Is there any significance to someone playing the banjo while drinking Blatz?