There has been a great response to these postings. A few things have already
been sold! Moving on to a clear path, ha.
Above is a Judas devil cartoneria character. Have never seen another one like him
in all my travels. Probably made in Celaya. Feet are a little worn. (He's been on them for a long time)
Dimensions - 31 1/2"H x 18" wide - Price $72USD or 900 pesos
In 2007 I traveled to North Carolina to Troutman to meet Hubert Walters, now deceased.
A Jamaican man who was a sailor and worked on boats using bondo. He began making
creatures out of bondo. He had a whole little building just chockablock full. I fell in love with Mr. NoBull, my name for him. I thought it appropriate for him to live in Mexico. When I brought him back in the car, he was in the front seat strapped in with a seat belt. Funny looks at the border!
He's in perfect condition. Checking the internet, I couldn't find any of his work similar to this for less then $800USD in galleries. Mr. NoBull is 28"l x 17"high - Price - $450USD
Oldest cartoneria I've ever seen and very unique. He even has a hat! Probably made in Celaya.
Dimension - 17"h x 10"w - Price $72USD - 900 pesos SOLD
Purchased in the 90's in Xilitla, Mexico. This Day of the Dead toy has a metal crank on the side and when turned a skeleton arises from the coffin. The front closes and I'll post the front in the next post.
Dimensions 12"w x 17"h x 5"deep - Price $120USD or 1500 pesos
Last Supper - Ocumicho, Mich - Purchased in the late 90's in Tonala. In perfect condition.
Dimensions - 24 1/2"l x 15 1/2"h x 5"deep - Price - $200USD or 2500 pesos
Four women from Ocumicho - Dimension - 12 1/2"high - Sold as set -
Price - $32 USD or 400 pesos SOLD
Painted cross purchased in 90's in San Miguel de Allende Mercado
Dimension - 49"x31"x3" - Price $64USD or 800pesos SOLD
Cartoneria "she devil" in bikini. Just HAD to have her. Found in San Cristobal, Chiapas.
Dimension - 18"l x 6"h Price - $44USD or 550 pesos SOLD
If interested in any of the above unique and fun items, please don't hesitate to contact me via the blog.