Snowman

 

The Snowman variations revolve around two items, Face and Hat. Multi-piece Faces have seperate plastic pieces that are attached to the head mold to make the eyes, nose and mouth. They are removeable. The other Face design (Current) has pieces that are molded on the head and are not removeable. The other difference is in the Hat. There are three types of hats. The first, and oldest, is the "Taller" (7/8"), two-piece mold hat. By two-piece mold, I mean you can see a line where the halves come together. This hat also has a top that tilts forward. It has an actual crease in the front of it. The second is a "Short" (3/4") and also is a two-piece mold. This one angles forward, but does not have a crease. Only a sloped top. The Short version has what I'll call a "Full Brim" *or* a "Flat Back Brim". A flat edge on the back of the brim of the hat. The current Snowman Hat is the same size as the "Short" design, but has no line, is a One-piece mold and made from a much harder plastic. It too has a "Flat Back Brim".

 

Another thing to note is the "Individually embossed teeth". These seem to be individually painted unlike the current today which is stenciled and has a very clean look.

 

Snowman

 

"A1"

Stem info...Black- Patent #'s 3.4, 3.8, 3.9, not marked. No Feet. Country of Origin Yugoslavia, USA, Austria. IMC# 8, 9.

 

Head info...Multi-piece face. Taller folded two-piece mold hat.

 

"A2"

Stem info...Black, white- Patent # 3.9, not marked. No Feet. Country of Origin Yugoslavia, Jugoslavia, Austria, not marked. IMC# 5.

 

Head info...Multi-piece face. Short folded two-piece mold hat.

 

"A3"

Stem info...Country of origin Austria. No Feet.

 

Head info...Ivory multi-piece face. Taller folded two-piece mold hat.

 

 

"B1"

 

Stem info...White- Patent# 3.9, No Feet.

 

Head info...Molded one-piece face. Raised back spine.

 

"B2"

 

Stem info...White- Patent# 3.9. Country of Origin Jugoslavia. No Feet.

 

Head info...Molded one-piece face. Individually Embossed Teeth. Short two-piece mold hat.

 

"B3"

Stem info...White- Patent# 3.9. Country of Origin Yugoslavia. With Feet.

 

Head info...Molded one piece face. Individually Embossed Teeth. Short one-piece mold hat or short two-piece mold hat (with and without "Flat Back Brim").

 

"B4"

Stem info...White, black- Patent#'s 3.9, 4.9. Country of Origin Yugoslavia, Slovenia. With Feet.

 

Head info...Molded one piece face. Stenciled teeth. One-piece mold hat ("Flat Back Brim").

 

"C1"

Stem info...White- Patent #5.9, Country of Origin Slovenia.  With Feet.

 

Head info...Remake 2002, Molded one piece face. Brown hat.

 

Updated 9/10/03

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