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Dick Turpin character jug - Goebel circa 1955

Dick Turpin character jug produced by W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik of Bavaria, Germany, circa 1955. Dick Turpin (1705-1739) is possibly the most notorious of English highwaymen. Born at the Bell Inn in Hempstead, Essex, England, this infamous King of the Road began work as a butcher. However, he soon turned to such crimes as cattle poaching, smuggling and house breaking. It is as a highwayman, though, that he is best remembered. With a mysterious mask to obscure his identity and the fear-inspiring cry "Stand and Deliver," Turpin's activities on Hounslow Heath and in Epping Forest soon turned him into a public legend. After accidentally shooting his partner, Tom King, Turpin made his legendary ride from London to York on his faithful steed, Black Bess. Dick Turpin was finally arrested for horse thieving, identified and hanged in April 1739, at York Tyburn.

Maker:

Goebel

Germany

circa 1955

Model #:

S 142

Tiny Gentleman Series

character jug

Size:

tiny

Height:

1 1/2"

Dick Turpin character jug - Goebel circa 1955
Dick Turpin character jug - Goebel circa 1955
Dick Turpin character jug - Goebel circa 1955
Dick Turpin character jug - Goebel circa 1955
Dick Turpin character jug - Goebel circa 1955
Dick Turpin character jug - Goebel circa 1955
Dick Turpin character jug - Goebel circa 1955
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