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Tschäggättä mask from the Swiss Alps

Q: The mask was found in an attic in North Carolina. It is roughly 10 inches tall (minus the hair) and 8 inches wide. It appears to have real teeth. The number 18 is stamped in the back. Josh, 1515

A: This copy has been removed because it was incorrect.

4 Comments

  • Bob Ibold

    Josh sent me this reply:
    Hey buddy I saw your publication on the web page I appreciate the information any idea on what value would be? Also as I was looking into the mask waiting for your reply I come to the conclusion that I thought it was I don’t want to say the wrong term but it starts with the T it’s a specific horrible meth from the Swiss Alps just take a peek at and see what your thoughts are these are some photos I found while researching that

    My answer:
    I blew it. What I thought was a Cherokee Booger mask found in N. Carolina was actually a Tschäggättä mask from the Swiss Alps. Maybe its time for the Mask Man to retire.

  • chris

    Yepp, right, Lötschetal Valley. Souvenir mask, made in the thousands between 1970-1990, often by machine copying. Low value, sorry.

  • monica

    Please Bob don’t even think to retire!! We would lose this knowledge spring. After all there are MILLION masks all around the world…

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