Addendum to Country Bumpkin Figure


After a few emails with my good friend Bob Isaacson he refreshed my memory about the Country Bumpkin figure that I did the video about a few days back. That figure was originally owned and possibly carved by Howard Fink. The name of the figure was Corky.

The head has Brian Hamilton’s card inside and Bob reminded me that every figure that went through Brian’s hands he put his card into. Mr Isaacson seemed to think that this head went to Frank Marshall to be duplicated and then somehow when Brian got everything from Frank’s shop from Frank’s sister this head was among the shop items.

Although Bob did not know who it went to, I did some trading about 10 years ago and acquired it in the trade. It is great to get information on these rare figures.


(His name was Howard Fink but on the photo it says Hal & Corky)


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