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Vintage Victorian Lady on Lounge Chair Figurine - Gorgeous! Shank's Store Tag

Vintage Victorian Lady on Lounge Chair Figurine - Gorgeous! Shank's Store Tag

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Statue, Figurine, Figure
  • Favorited by: 1 person
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Here is a gorgeous figurine - she is from the Shank's Store - Texas
This is about 7 1/2" long, almost 6" high, 4 1/2" deep.
This is done in muted colors, great detail in
her face and in this whole piece of an era long gone.
There is minor wear, part of the under part
of her arm that is on the chair is unpainted -
it looks as those it's ceramic, but not chalkware-
so I am sorry, but not sure what this is made of.
Shank's label on bottom.

Background on this once great store:
Century-old Satina tradition to close
at the end of January Journal Plus Wednesday, J
anuary 16,1985 Page 5 By JERIHEIDRICK Staff
Writer A shopping tradition that Salinans have
enjoyed for 100 years soon will close its doors
because of a sagging economy and an increase
in rent the owners say. ' Shank's Gifts and Toys,
120 S. Santa Fe, is a store that specializes in leaded
cut crystal, men's and women's personal gifts, party
goods, games, toys and jewelry It will officially close
Jan. 31, five days after an auction at the store.
Co-owner John J. Carroll said business has been
falling since Schilling Air Force Base closed in the mid-1960s.
"The worst years have been since the air base closed,
and business has not gotten any better," he said.
"More gift stores have started to materialize.
People also started to cater to the malls more."
Co-owner Frances Ziegler said business has dropped
during the past five years. One reason is the proliferation
of gift shops in Salina, she said. "People can buy (greeting)
cards and everything in other gift shops and even in the
grocery stores," Ziegler said. "In December, all the stores d
epend on Christmas business. Salina is a farming community,
but the farmers didn't come in. Also, three- quarters of our
business is from out-of-town shoppers. Salina people have
let us down; buying a 75-cent card can't keep us in business."
She said another factor that led to the decision to close was a
scheduled rent increase on the building, recently purchased by
Brown Mackie College. "The Salina downtown can't take the rent
increase," Ziegler said. "The rents kept down enough so the
businesses can make it. The economy is not on its feet, so
business is not as good as it used to be. We can't keep up
like we used to." Gary Talley, president of Brown Mackie
College, said the options involving the Shank's lease were
made before the school bought the 'building. "This (the rent
increase) was something they knew about for some time,"
Talley said. "They could have negotiated their lease before.
Their lease started in Janu- arf Mffihand expired in June 1984.
"Under the option we inherited, it' provided for a cost-of-living
increase of $39.93 a month if they exercised the option.
We even let them out of their lease, but we could have kept
them in it." Tom Dorsey In 1901, the shop was Porter's Book
Store. Shown are clerk Thomas Porter, left, a later owner;
founder Richard Porter, seated, and S.S. Tobey, who operated
a shoe store next door. Frances Ziegler and John Carroll are
the latest owners. Ziegler said the decision to quit is final.
"Even if the rent came down, we can't take any more," she said.
"You have to be in business to know what it's like.
There's not enough people in Salina for the amount of gift stores
in town." Ziegler and Carroll plan to retire. Carroll said he wants
to travel to countries where he was stationed during World War II.
Ziegler said she plans to catch up on projects at home.
The century-old store has had a history of owners. Ziegler
and Carroll have operated the store together since 1978.
Carroll, part-owner of Shank's since 1963, ran the store with
Lucille Red before she retired.
Here is a gorgeous figurine - she is from the Shank's Store - Texas
This is about 7 1/2" long, almost 6" high, 4 1/2" deep.
This is done in muted colors, great detail in
her face and in this whole piece of an era long gone.
There is minor wear, part of the under part
of her arm that is on the chair is unpainted -
it looks as those it's ceramic, but not chalkware-
so I am sorry, but not sure what this is made of.
Shank's label on bottom.

Background on this once great store:
Century-old Satina tradition to close
at the end of January Journal Plus Wednesday, J
anuary 16,1985 Page 5 By JERIHEIDRICK Staff
Writer A shopping tradition that Salinans have
enjoyed for 100 years soon will close its doors
because of a sagging economy and an increase
in rent the owners say. ' Shank's Gifts and Toys,
120 S. Santa Fe, is a store that specializes in leaded
cut crystal, men's and women's personal gifts, party
goods, games, toys and jewelry It will officially close
Jan. 31, five days after an auction at the store.
Co-owner John J. Carroll said business has been
falling since Schilling Air Force Base closed in the mid-1960s.
"The worst years have been since the air base closed,
and business has not gotten any better," he said.
"More gift stores have started to materialize.
People also started to cater to the malls more."
Co-owner Frances Ziegler said business has dropped
during the past five years. One reason is the proliferation
of gift shops in Salina, she said. "People can buy (greeting)
cards and everything in other gift shops and even in the
grocery stores," Ziegler said. "In December, all the stores d
epend on Christmas business. Salina is a farming community,
but the farmers didn't come in. Also, three- quarters of our
business is from out-of-town shoppers. Salina people have
let us down; buying a 75-cent card can't keep us in business."
She said another factor that led to the decision to close was a
scheduled rent increase on the building, recently purchased by
Brown Mackie College. "The Salina downtown can't take the rent
increase," Ziegler said. "The rents kept down enough so the
businesses can make it. The economy is not on its feet, so
business is not as good as it used to be. We can't keep up
like we used to." Gary Talley, president of Brown Mackie
College, said the options involving the Shank's lease were
made before the school bought the 'building. "This (the rent
increase) was something they knew about for some time,"
Talley said. "They could have negotiated their lease before.
Their lease started in Janu- arf Mffihand expired in June 1984.
"Under the option we inherited, it' provided for a cost-of-living
increase of $39.93 a month if they exercised the option.
We even let them out of their lease, but we could have kept
them in it." Tom Dorsey In 1901, the shop was Porter's Book
Store. Shown are clerk Thomas Porter, left, a later owner;
founder Richard Porter, seated, and S.S. Tobey, who operated
a shoe store next door. Frances Ziegler and John Carroll are
the latest owners. Ziegler said the decision to quit is final.
"Even if the rent came down, we can't take any more," she said.
"You have to be in business to know what it's like.
There's not enough people in Salina for the amount of gift stores
in town." Ziegler and Carroll plan to retire. Carroll said he wants
to travel to countries where he was stationed during World War II.
Ziegler said she plans to catch up on projects at home.
The century-old store has had a history of owners. Ziegler
and Carroll have operated the store together since 1978.
Carroll, part-owner of Shank's since 1963, ran the store with
Lucille Red before she retired.

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