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  1. TEACLOCKS

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    Wow. I have one like it that I've had for a couple of years. It is marked WAY WAY less! Unbelievable! Especially since it's described as needing weights and is selling for parts!
     
  3. shimmystep

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    wowser! I'll give you $100 for your one shuts :)
     
  4. ClipClock

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    That is extraordinary :confused:
     
  5. harold bain

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    Have a look at the bid history. Most interesting sniping at the end that never quite passed the highest bidder. Perhaps too much Christmas cheer added a 0 to the high bid:whistle:

    You can see where the bidder a....c kept trying to find the high bid without getting there. The winner put his bid in a day before the end.
     
  6. etmb61

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    The eyes move! That's got to be worth something!:excited:
     
  7. shutterbug

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    Yep! $450 per eye :)
     
  8. whcureton

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    #8 whcureton, Dec 29, 2015
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    That is ridiculous ... the Tezuka cat, no less ... I have 11 of them. I'm a millionaire
    and didn't even know it! Harold is right. Something is fishy here. I can't quite figure
    it out but there was some hanky panky going on. It will be a miracle if the Seller
    get's his money. And yet, the buyer has a high satisfaction rating. Very curious, indeed!

    My collector friend in Japan and I have been collecting and documenting the
    variations of Tezuka Made in Occupied Japan novelty clocks for years. We think we
    have them all but once in awhile a new variant shows up. Now we are adding
    copies from rival companies to our collection. These clocks were so popular at
    one time that other fly-by-night competitors copied them. I mean ... nearly
    exact replicas. We are still looking for the illusive Tezuka Eagle clock seen in a
    1949 black and white photo. It has never turned up in "real life"
    so far as we know and we scan the world auctions for these things.
    They also made alarm clocks and mantel clocks with the same or similar
    imagery ... Owls, Cats, Dogs, Geisha's etc.

    I have an unrelated question about this thread. Back in February 2015 I
    asked the Forum for comments about an very unusual clock on eBay and
    I was chastised for discussing (or attempting to discuss, I guess) an "active"
    eBay auction. I didn't know there was a rule about that and I
    apologized. Now I know. I guess the difference here is that this auction
    is no longer "active" ??

    Happy Holidays to All
    - Bill in Northern California
     
  9. harold bain

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    Bill, yes, active is the key word. We don't want to be seen to influence the outcome of an auction by discussing it while it is running. Although in theory we might influence whether the buyer completes the transaction or not if he reads this thread.
     
  10. whcureton

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    That makes sense to me ... I see what you mean ... we could inadvertently influence the outcome
    one way or another. Hope you folks are staying warm up North ... our High temps are down to
    mid 50's so most of us Californians are preparing to perish in the coming ice age. (whine, whine)
     
  11. Burkhard Rasch

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    #11 Burkhard Rasch, Dec 29, 2015
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    coming ice age??we haven't had a single snowflake this year!
    Burkhard
     
  12. shutterbug

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    Another inherent problem with even completed Ebay sales is that eventually the pictures and details will be lost and the thread loses meaning.
     
  13. MartinM

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    If you have 11 cats, I am afraid to ask how many owls you have.
     
  14. Ralph

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    I had a large double owl with moving eyes years ago. It's long gone now.

    Ralph
     
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    Did the clocks like this in Pinocchio inspire these or were they inspired by them?
     
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    #16 whcureton, Dec 30, 2015
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    Double owl? Was it a Tezuka? There are two Tezuka owls that are fairly
    common in the Tezuka wall clock category ... the full profile front on owl
    and the side profile owl ... and many variants of both.

    I had a copy of the Japanese patent for the Tezuka moving eye mechanism
    but I've since misplaced it. I can't remember the date. Pinocchio the Disney
    movie was released sometime in 1940 I think but it is based on an earlier
    Italian story (1883). Moving eye novelty clocks have been around
    way before Tezuka appeared in 1946 (Bartlett and Hubbard, Oswald, etc.)
    We'd have to ask Tezuka designer what gave him that idea for the connecting
    wire behind the two celluloid eyeballs
    being driven by a lever off the verge. Simple and ingenious.

    Since there seems to be some novelty clock interest in the Forum I thought
    I'd share the storyof how and why the Tezuka "Poppo" trademark origination.
    According to my Japanese friend, "Poppo" sounds like the sound a dove
    makes ... kind of like purring of a cat. And the dove is a
    symbol of peace. So Tezuka chose the name, or sound, "Poppo" as their
    brand ... hence ... the Peace clock. Anyway, that's what his extensive
    research of the company turned up.

    He shared some interesting black and white photos of the first Tezuka start-up.
    Rows of Japanese women dressed in crisp white uniforms assembling these
    clocks. Not a male in sight. One photo shows a US Army Jeep parked out front
    of the small factory. Another photo shows a wide range of
    their clocks on a big wall ... presumably a show room setting. In the center
    is a massive moving eye eagle with spread wings ... sort of like our US Eagle.
    Tezuka collectors continue the search for this specimen.

    Many Tezuka moving eye clocks are returning to Japan purchased by
    Japanese collectors. These are fun, cute and entertaining clocks but
    don't expect to get an accurate timekeeper out of them. They are gradually
    increasing in value. I'm not talking about Mi-Ken or other
    knock-offs but Tezuka copies and variants are also getting a lot of interest now days.

    There are many Tezuka's still out there and parts are easy to come by.
    I know that they are not the Gustav Becker, Japy Freres of the clock
    world but they are a lot of fun and they will sure get a lot of attention on your
    wall among your more dignified and stately clocks.

    - Bill in Northern California
     
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    I have a collection of novelty clocks. That's where my interests lie. Rolling clocks, large wheel clocks, a Dickory Dock, gravity clocks, those with animation ... the list seems endless. Some of mine are more modern types, but I still love oddities :)
     
  18. TEACLOCKS

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    #18 TEACLOCKS, Dec 30, 2015
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    I have 3 that is why I wanted the cat,
    I bid $61.99---$240.99
    Those other Guys must be n-ts.:screwball:



    Tezuka (1).jpg Tezuka (2).jpg Tezuka (3).jpg

    + other Moving Eyes

    DSCF9603.jpg DSCF9601.jpg DSCF9604.jpg DSCF9602.jpg
     
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    Just a reminder members, there is to be no offers to buy or sell made in our forums. You should talk to each other via private message with any such questions.
     
  20. shimmystep

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    I was kidding Peter ol chap! :)
     
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    He wasn't referencing your comment, shimmy. There were some things that were edited out of at least one post in this thread, and that's what he meant :)
     
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    Ah okay, thanks shuts! :)
     
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    I wish I had a blind cat clock to go with my blind cat that's in my avatar. (Yes, he's really blind).
     
  24. Tinker Dwight

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    It was not likely a valid sale. There is a form a shill bidding going
    on now that is the sellers trying to make a market where there is
    none.
    There are two people bidding high prices.
    The seller has the option to let the high bidder off if the buyer
    says he bid by mistake. ( of course he did, since he was the seller
    using an alias ). The seller then gives the second highest
    a second chance bit. ( of course, he declines as he is the seller
    with another alias ).
    A month or so later ( often less ), you see the same seller with the
    same item.
    It is a form of price setting. I've complained to evil-bay about it. They
    claim that they will do something about it but don't.
    It used to be that one could track what buyers and seller did but
    they've made that difficult. Spotting such activities was so much easier
    then for us buyers.
    Take any sale price with a grain of salt.
    Tinker Dwight
     
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    Glad to have found this thread with so much info about Pocco cuckoo clocks. I think I purchased a ‘double owl’ today. Are those unusual? E518A35D-B628-4849-89CE-2FB4493AC09E.jpeg
     
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    I've never seen one. Most of the clocks referenced here have the eyes moving constantly while the pendulum swings. Yours has moving eyes only as it's striking (based on your other post in the repair forum). Also, Poppo and Pocco may be two different manufacturers.
     
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    Hmmmm! I must have missed something in the other thread :)
     
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