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Vintage “Alice in Wonderland” String Holders

Queen String holder

If you have lots of money and love string, we’ve got the perfect thing for you. We’ve written about string holders before (here and here), and Hake’s Collectibles is currently auctioning holders based on cartoon characters including a lovely set of six from Alice in Wonderland. From an aesthetic standpoint, the whimsical folk-art quality of these objects is very appealing. Unfortunately, with bidding starting at $600 per string holder, should I ever find myself in a string-dispensing situation, I’ll have to use my hands.

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  • Shawn’s Bro

    . . . whimsical folk-art . .

    Is that what they’re calling kitch these days?

  • That queen of hearts totally looks like pedro almodovar!

  • s.w.a.c.


    Good thing they don’t have a Lampwick string holder, a collector friend of mine would lose his mind.

    I kinda like the one of Benny from Top Cat though, still too rich for my blood.

  • Very cool indeed. I featured these on my blog a while back, wonder if Hakes got them from the same source that I did?