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    Mad Tie Pin (EC, 1957). Mad Magazine began offering five styles of jewelry manufactured by Astrahan of New York in June 1957, priced at $2 each or $3 for a pair of cuff links. Mad discontinued selling them by early 1958. Only 1,000 to 2,000 pieces were sold, according to the publisher, and all are excessively rare today with well under 100 pieces surviving. The tie pins were described by Mad as follows: "Tie always flapping in the breeze? The sturdy alligator clasp of this 'What... Me Worry?' Kid pin will hold back that tie for good. No telling how long people will hold back laughter, though." Excellent condition.From the Grant Geissman collection.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2001
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
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