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When Prohibition was over in 1933, alcohol related novelties were very popular and chic. This little cocktail recipe holder is in the carved figural form of an apparently drunken man, who has somehow wrapped himself around a light pole. The red celluloid lookes like bakelite, but it has the camphor smell of celluloid when rubbed. It is nice and thick, about 1/4".

Measures: 4" tall

This has 9 cocktail recipes.

The person I purchased this from did a little bit of very good restoration. He replaced the jump rings which hold the booklet in place. He did a nice job.

The base is triangular, with one little rough area, as seen in photo #3. There are no cracks or other issues that I can see. Bear in mind that this is about 80 years old, and it is vintage, not brand new.

As always, your happiness is our goal, we accept returns if you are not happy. Please contact us within 2 days of delivery.

The last photo shows a grouping of these cocktail recipes holders which are listed separately in our Etsy store.

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Figural Art Deco Drunken Man Cocktail Recipe Booklet. Celluloid. 1930s.


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: celluloid
  • Only ships within United States.
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