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July 31, 2015

1950s Vintage Sloppy Joe's Havana Souvenir, Cuba

SOLD: Tonight on Ebay, we have a great vintage Havana, Cuba collectible.  The item is a rare, 1950s Sloppy Joe's Havana Shell Souvenir Boat.  The boat was handmade out of shell, wood, and wire.  There is a nut and screw that holds the body of the ship to the base of the ship.  We cannot detect any damage or repairs to the ship.  The shell has a beautiful patina.  On the left bow of the ship is carved "Sloppy Joe's Havana".  Before the revolution, Sloppy Joe's was a hot spot for rich and famous American movie stars.  After the Cuban revolution in 1959, Americans no longer visited and the restaurant/bar struggled.  Sloppy Joe's closed in Havana in 1965 after a fire.  The ship measures:  just over 11 1/4 inches x 12 1/2 inches x just under 3 inches.

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