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Le Petit Vingtieme and Tintin in the Land of the Soviets

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In 1925, the 18 year old Herge came to work at the Belgian newspaper, Le Vingtieme,.as a simple clerk and then rising to art director and illustrator for the newspaper. In 1925, the weekly youth supplement, Le Petit Vingtieme, was started with Herge as editor. Four years later, the panels of Herge's first Tintin work appeared in those same pages, Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.
The theme of the 2016 Tintin calendars will feature the panels of Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, Tintin in America and other works that appeared in Le Petit Vingtieme.
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Tintin Rocket Images From the Spring 2015 Moulinsart Trade Catalog

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Moulinsart, maker of all things Tintin, has just published their 9 page 2015 Spring Catalog. The first page of the catalog shows three sizes of the resin rocket so featured prominently in The Adventures of Tintin Destination Moon and The Adventures of Tintin Explorers on the Moon. The sizes of the rockets are about 7", 14" and 28" tall. We do not have pricing as of yet. We expect delivery sometime this summer.


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Come To The Dark Side, We Have Tenugui

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Tenugui is a Japanese towel or cloth that was used for general household chores until it was replaced with more practical to use modern cleaning materials. The tenugui is still made, but now is printed with a wide range of designs from traditional Japanese fabric prints to Star Wars. We have a interesting group of the Star Wars Tenugui on sausalitoferry.com that we bring in from Japan. Printed on linen 100% cotton fabric with water based inks, each towel is 36" long and 13 1/2" wide.

Still reflecting their humble origins, the Star Wars Tenugui have unfinished edges....

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Game of Thrones Funko Mystery Minis Series Two Checklist

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Later this spring, Funko will ship Series Two Game of Thrones Mystery Minis. As Funko's practice, all seventeen of the new figures come blind boxed. They come in varying proportions, with the most common character figure found in one of every twelve pieces. Other figures have package ratios of 1/36 and the rarest, 1/72. However in brick and mortar Sausalito Ferry Co and on sausalitoferry.com, we remove the 2 1/2" tall figures from their blind boxes and line them up for customers to choose the figures they want. The rare 1/72 figures are both versions of...

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Japanese Erasers You Have Never Seen Before

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We thought we had seen almost every kind of eraser, Japanese and otherwise, in our time that we have had Japanese Erasers on sausalitoferry.com. In our travels around Japan,  we stumbled across a line of miniature Japanese erasers. The Miniature Japanese Erasers are smaller than the familiar Iwako Japanese erasers, as these mini erasers are only about 1/2 inch tall. For their diminutive size, the detailing is superb. With over 100 different types, one can find unusual animals such as the stonefish, fugu, horseshoe crab and giant Japanese salamander Japanese erasers.

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