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Isaac Asimov Tankard
Isaac Asimov Tankard #1
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George H Scithers
from Pennsylvania on 08/03/2005

Isaac Asimov Tankard #2
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George H Scithers
from Pennsylvania on 08/03/2005

Isaac Asimov Tankard #3
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THE RUMPH Webmaster
from Dallas, TX on 06/27/2010

Isaac Asimov Tankard #4
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from Dallas, TX on 06/27/2010

Isaac Asimov Tankard #5
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from Dallas, TX on 06/27/2010

Isaac Asimov Tankard #6
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Isaac Asimov Tankard #7
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Isaac Asimov Tankard


The Asimov piece is quite fragile (the upper rims and part of the sidepieces of the eye-glasses are thin rods of ceramic, shaped to fit and attached to the cast part of the mug before firing).

He has white hair, black glasses, and is wearing a brown coat with a white shirt-collar. The robot that makes up the handle is silver-coated.

Produced: 1979
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Added on: 08/03/2005
Added by: George H Scithers from Pennsylvania
Current Estimated Value in Excellent Condition: $600-$1,500


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As far as I know, Asimov pieces were made for Isaac himself -- now in the hands of his widow -- for his daughter Robin, for Joel Davis, Isaac's publisher, and for me. Jim may have made a few more -- or not. They were difficult, because the spectacles are free-standing, not molded, and they tended to break in the kiln.
Added by George H Scithers from Pennsylvania on 08/03/2005


Specially commissioned by Joel Davis, publisher of ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION. Only 3 were ever made. One went to Joel Davis, one to Asimov, and one to George Scithers. The mug has a cobalt blue glazed interior and is about 7" high, 5" wide at the base, and 3" wide at the opening. The Robot is high fired black glaze with white highlights.
Added by THE RUMPH Webmaster from Dallas, TX on 06/23/2010