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Nancy "Power" Silk Necktie (Bushmiller)


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    NANCY SILK "POWER" SILK NECKTIE.

    So named because at a glance the neck tie looks vaguely like any polka-dotted tie that any sharp, high-powered exective might wear to work and to "power lunches." You could probably wear this tie to a funeral. However... on closer examination, each seemingly innocuous "polka-dot" is actually a head of Nancy!

    Created by cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller, "Nancy" was for decades among the most popular of syndicated newspaper strips. Reviled by some for its alleged inanity, it is beloved by others, remaining a cult favorite, long after Bushmiller's death and various transformations and mutations of the strip. This tie is not chintzy polyester but a genuine Italian silk necktie (with the legally required "100% silk" tag) in its original decorative see-thru gift box.

    Designed by Denis Kitchen and produced by his Kitchen Sink Press under license in 1990. Endorsed by the secretive Bushmiller Society, whose uncommon notation of approval is on the back of each tie. Kitchen Sink also produced two other silk ties with larger Nancy (and Sluggo) images. If you prefer subtlety, or have judgmental in-laws, this is your choice. If you have no shame, go for the big heads.

    These were never cheap ties. This was a limited edition of only 500 ties which retailed in 1990 for $49.95. Mint in near mint box.


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    Nancy "Power" Silk Necktie (Bushmiller)

    NANCY SILK "POWER" SILK NECKTIE.

    So named because at a glance the neck tie looks vaguely like any polka-dotted tie that any sharp, high-powered exective might wear to work and to "power lunches." You could probably wear this tie to a funeral. However... on closer examination, each seemingly innocuous "polka-dot" is actually a head of Nancy!

    Created by cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller, "Nancy" was for decades among the most popular of syndicated newspaper strips. Reviled by some for its alleged inanity, it is beloved by others, remaining a cult favorite, long after Bushmiller's death and various transformations and mutations of the strip. This tie is not chintzy polyester but a genuine Italian silk necktie (with the legally required "100% silk" tag) in its original decorative see-thru gift box.

    Designed by Denis Kitchen and produced by his Kitchen Sink Press under license in 1990. Endorsed by the secretive Bushmiller Society, whose uncommon notation of approval is on the back of each tie. Kitchen Sink also produced two other silk ties with larger Nancy (and Sluggo) images. If you prefer subtlety, or have judgmental in-laws, this is your choice. If you have no shame, go for the big heads.

    These were never cheap ties. This was a limited edition of only 500 ties which retailed in 1990 for $49.95. Mint in near mint box.

    $60.00