4.25" x 2-7/8" Glass Block Paperweight, 1940s Pinup Girl IT'S A DATE, Mac's Gulf Service, Dayton Ohio (1940s) by Gil Elvgren


4.25" x 2-7/8" Glass Block Paperweight
1940s Pinup Girl "IT'S A DATE"
Mac's Gulf Service, Dayton, Ohio

A vintage glass block paperweight with an intensely colored picture of a pinup girls in a yellow bathing suit and cap, perched precariously on a diving board, framed by a deep blue sky. The art work is by Gil Elvgren (you can just make out the copyright USA mark and his name below the diving board in the clouds), who was a noted illustrator of pinup girls and other advertising illustrations. This particular piece has a message at the bottom:

"It's a Date" at
Mac's Gulf Service
S. Dixie Highway at Springboro Pike
Tel. WA 0189 Dayton 9, Ohio

The rectangular paperweight is in very good condition, with no chips, cracks, or scratches. There is very little wear to the glass. The bottom is covered in a bright red felt material.

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