Vintage Pontiac “Chief Of The Sixes” Copper Embossed Ashtray by Whitehead Hoag

Classic Pontiac Promotional "Chief Of The Sixes" Indian Head Embossed Arrow Shaped Copper Ashtray in Excellent Condition, Manufactured by the Whitehead Hoag Company of Newark NJ

I haven't been able to get an exact date of manufacturing for this piece. Other listings have dated them from the 30's  -I doubt this based on the fact that the Pontiac name is spelled out in what appears to be Folio Typeface which wasn't designed until 1957 (it might be Helvetica, but that originated that same year). Either way, I love this ashtray. It measures 5 1/2" long and 3" in width and is in excellent condition with only the expected amount of tarnish, no dings, dents or scratches. Other listings have offered ones that have obviously been cleaned with copper cleaner, removing the patina; this of course, reduces the value and, in my opinion, looks horrible  -so beware

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