It was only recently that I became aware of a series of carved wooden
masks designed by Siegfreid Hafner.
A couple of them showed up on eBay, and then a very nice antique dealer
sent me the copy of a page from an ANRI
catalog not in my library. It is believed they had a very short
production run, making them very rare.
They were produced in three finishes: natural, colored, or antiqued,
and in two sizes. 5" and 10".
They may be found with the green and gold ANRI pine tree label, Circa 1960s.
At least 6 masks were created, but I have only found photos of 4 of
them. The missing two are a girl, or child's face,
and a young man with a simple smile. Each of those are also
distinguished by having rounder eyes.
If you happen to find photos of them, I'd appreciate your
sending me copies.
From the top, left:
Bliss, Infatuation, Togetherness, He Loves Me He Loves Me Not, Keep
Each was produced in both slightly decorated natural, and full colored
range from 5"-5.75" to 10" tall. Prices noted were retail in
From Top Left, Mike, Patty, Playtime, My Gal, and (Cats) Lisa, Suz.
Lisa measures 3.75" x 5.75", and Suz, 6" x 3.75."