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Button 083: R. Crumb self-portrait in fedora (# 5 of 11 in Crumb Series)


Button 083: R. Crumb self-portrait in fedora (# 5 of 11 in Crumb Series)
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    83. R. Crumb [self-portrait] (1977).

    Robert Crumb created a set of eleven odd buttons for Kitchen Sink in 1977. Each had a sub-set number within a small circle. This grumpy self-portrait is No. 5 in the sub-set. (Do not confuse this button with Crumb's self-portrait in the "Famous Cartoonist Series," #13 and #58.) Do not ask us why sub-set #5 is the second listed in the master number list. It was assigned master list #83 long before collectors cared about such things. Please don't ask us why only four of the eleven Crumb designs appeared in 1977 or why it took five long years for six others in the set to appear (see #113-118). Finally, please do not ask us why the eleventh button (No. 10 in the sub-set) was inexplicably never manufactured. Just enjoy the ten actually produced while supplies last.

    2.25" diameter. $20.00 (rare limited quantity)

    One note, for serious button collectors, you may want to read the KSP BUTTON TEXT which explains the numbering systems for identifying the various buttons produced over the last 30 years, or see the COMPLETE KSP BUTTON LIST. The list is VERY long, so be patient while it loads.


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    Button 083: R. Crumb self-portrait in fedora (# 5 of 11 in Crumb Series)

    83. R. Crumb [self-portrait] (1977).

    Robert Crumb created a set of eleven odd buttons for Kitchen Sink in 1977. Each had a sub-set number within a small circle. This grumpy self-portrait is No. 5 in the sub-set. (Do not confuse this button with Crumb's self-portrait in the "Famous Cartoonist Series," #13 and #58.) Do not ask us why sub-set #5 is the second listed in the master number list. It was assigned master list #83 long before collectors cared about such things. Please don't ask us why only four of the eleven Crumb designs appeared in 1977 or why it took five long years for six others in the set to appear (see #113-118). Finally, please do not ask us why the eleventh button (No. 10 in the sub-set) was inexplicably never manufactured. Just enjoy the ten actually produced while supplies last.

    2.25" diameter. $20.00 (rare limited quantity)

    One note, for serious button collectors, you may want to read the KSP BUTTON TEXT which explains the numbering systems for identifying the various buttons produced over the last 30 years, or see the COMPLETE KSP BUTTON LIST. The list is VERY long, so be patient while it loads.

    $20.00