Crosley Bonzo


The Crosley Bonzo was an advertising item associated with the 1925 single-tube Crosley Pup radio. A paper mache Bonzo (see the picture above) was available to dealers as a display item. The Crosley Bonzo became so popular that a chalkware version (see the picture below) was made. The chalkware version was slightly smaller and was given away as a promotional item in some cases, but was also sold for $1.00.

Very few of either version of the Crosley Bonzo survive in good condition.

The Crosley Bonzo is very popular with Crosley, Bonzo, advertising and other collectors.


Click here to see an excerpt from a Crosley dealer catalog offering the chalkware version of Bonzo for one dollar.

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