Jug is overall in good condition. It does have two small chips, please see attached photos. This has been in storage for many years. Smoke-free, pet friendly home. Back in 1999, a very limited run of these Toby Jugs were commissioned to commemorate the 1949 Gregory Peck Movie 12 OCLOCK HIGH, which detailed the operations of the 8th Air Force and the strategic bombing of Germany during WW2. The Toby Mug played a pivotal role in the movie as it was on the mantel at the Officers Club and when it was turned to face the room it was a signal that a mission was upcoming. This practice originated in the RAF during WWI and it was a tradition that was carried on in the 8th Air Force. Indeed, it is one of the most important symbols that the movie captures. The original Toby was presented to General Frank Armstrong, whom Gregory Pecks Character, Gen Savage was based upon and has been lost to time. This Toby was made in 1999 to commemorate the veterans of the 8th Air Force and the very famous movie. This movie is considered to be one of the best examples of effective leadership in an organization and it is still used in many institutions as a teaching tool including Harvard Business School. These Tobys are seldom seen and highly sought after by WW2 and film buffs. The item “The Iconic Masked Bandit Toby Jug from the Legendary WW2 Movie 12 OClock High” is in sale since Monday, October 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Royal Doulton\Character, Toby Jugs”. The seller is “mpbanasky15″ and is located in Deatsville, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States