May 2013 Auction Ends Tuesday, May 21st, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/21/2013
Scarce Captain Kangaroo Sylvania award. Television industry award was presented to Bob Keeshan in 1956, ''For Outstanding Contribution To Creative Television Technique''. Beautiful trophy is in the form of a timepiece. The prestigious yet short-lived Sylvania Television awards were sponsored by television set manufacturer Sylvania Electric Products from 1951-1959. When the company merged with GT&E, the annual awards ceremony was cancelled and quickly supplanted by the Emmy Awards. Clock face is made of fragile glass dotted with etched stars in gilt placed at each hour. Hands are stylized lightning bolts made of metal. Figural base features walnut wood behind a sculpture in high relief of a robed woman supporting the clock across her shoulders. Plaques are engraved ''Captain Kangaroo / Bob Keeshan''. A small metal plaque affixed to verso identifies the maker as Medallic Art Co. of New York and engraving to the motor housing credits Jefferson Electric Company of Bellwood, Illinois with the clock's manufacture. Measures 13.75'' in height, 9.25'' across and 5'' deep. Attached electric cord is present but clock is no longer functional. Nicking to wood, else near fine. A treasure from the dawn of the medium recognizing one of its earliest and brightest stars.
Extraordinarily Rare 1956 Sylvania Award Presented to Bob Keeshan for Captain Kangaroo -- Considered the Pre-Cursor of the Emmy Awards
Extraordinarily Rare 1956 Sylvania Award Presented to Bob Keeshan for Captain Kangaroo -- Considered the Pre-Cursor of the Emmy Awards
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,083
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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