Monday, June 05, 2006

J. Otto Seibold statue

The flea market yields many amazing things. This weekend I found a book store display statue of J. Otto Seibold's character Olive. It stands 20" tall is is dated 1999. The funny thing about finding it was that about 2 years ago I found the statue of Olive's co-star Martini at the same flea market. So now I have the pair! They are too cool and finding peripheral stuff related to the amazing work of J. Otto is a hard thing to do.

10 comments:

Tom Dougherty said...

I think that those are Nordstrom's Christmas displays. I think it was Nordstrom's anyway. The store was full of Jotto stuff at the time. There were other figures too. What a score!

Dan Goodsell said...

Ah - thats makes sense - they seemed like they would have been expensive to make - ah more to find - a collectors job is never over....

Kim said...

Wow -- double score!

Jim Rash said...

Yep, Nodstrom display made by Creative Arts in 2000.

http://www.creativeartsinc.com/gallery.asp?cat_id=21

Anonymous said...

How much does something like that set you back?

Dan Goodsell said...

I paid 35 for Martini and 80 for Olive and was very happy to pay that price

Savage said...

I recall seeing those in old Nordies too. We're fans of that X-mas special with Drew Berrymore's voice acting. Olive the other Reindeer...

(In fact every time I drive by any street named Olive, I'll break out singing the song. Ha!)

Anonymous said...

What incredible finds. Nothing like that at the flea markets in Hawaii.

Anonymous said...

I have quite a few of the same figures if anyone is interested.

doodlefun@cox.net

Angela said...


I have acquired a ~21" tall Olive on ice skates - clearly an old Nordstrom display item. Can't post a picture using the comment form. Before I put her on eBay, want her? I'd rather sell her directly to a known collector than give eBay fees X 3!!