Lot # 109: Late 1940s Poster--Tetsuharu Kawakami (HOF) Promoting Daikoku Port Wine & Ocean Whisky

Category: Posters / Flyers

Starting Bid: $150.00

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Daikoku wine was produced from grapes grown at the Chateau Mercian, Japan's oldest commercial winery. The owner, Kotaru Miyazaki ultimately had the idea to sell the wine directly from his own shop in Tokyo. His grandson took over the business and added Ocean Whiskey to the company's products in 1946.

This poster, featuring the best hitter and most popular player in Japan at the time, Tetsuharu Kawakami, dates from the era of Ocean Whiskey's introduction. The Yomiuri Giants uniform that Kawakami is wearing in the ad was introduced by the Giants in 1947 and was worn until 1950. Interestingly, this advertisement promotes the products as if they were energy drinks! In any case, the poster is in nice condition and is one of only three examples that we have ever encountered.

Size: 14 1/2" x 20"

Condition: The poster has a horizontal fold across the center, and four holes across the top which were made for hanging. The surface, edges and corners are Ex/Mt.

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