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           Collectors seldom see Mr. Potato Head as cross collectible, but in     Tiffany at the Morse:                Louis Comfort Tiffany—
        2011 an Elvis Mr. Potato Head was released, which Elvis fans snatched                                          Impressions on Film, Canvas, and
        up. There are The Wizard of Oz taters, Star Trek taters, Batman taters,   Two New Exhibitions                  Paper draws on the Museum’s
        and even Homer Simpson taters, all of which are cross collectible. No     Explore                              collection of Tiffany’s less known
        doubt, a Rock n’ Roll tater that can dance the Mash Potato can’t be too                                        two-dimensional works, examples
        far away.                                                                   WINTER PARK, FL.—On                that are poetic in character—
           Today, Mr. Potato Head’s image is found on a variety of collectible    October 17, the Charles Hosmer       sometimes joyous, sometimes
        items, including puzzles, board games, play sets, video games, novelty                                         elegiac. Tiffany, who traveled
        items, and clothing apparel.  He has become a world-recognized            Morse Museum of American             broadly, was unceasingly engaged
        celebrity.                                                                Art opens two new exhibitions
           For collectors, especially those seeking to earn profits on collectible   celebrating Louis Comfort         with his visual environment,
        investments, Mr. Potato Head is a good investment. An original Mr.        Tiffany’s creative spirit and the    recording his impressions with
        Potato Head boxed set sells for about $85 (if you can find one), and      creative process at Tiffany Studios.   camera, brush, and pen.
        some of the later sets (set #7950 for example) sell for $260 or more.        Louis Comfort Tiffany—              The Morse Museum, which
        Even original Mr. Potato Head spare parts bring high dollar bids on       Impressions on Film, Canvas,         celebrates its 75th anniversary this
        eBay or in antique stores, making this Potato Head something more         and Paper is an exhibition of        year, is home to the world’s most
        than just a spud.                                                         Tiffany’s personal photographs,      comprehensive collection of works
                                                                                  paintings, and watercolors that      by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–
                  “Darth Tater” Mr. Potato Head,                                  provides an intimate view of the     1933). These include not only
            NIB from Hasbro.  I’ve seen this Tater                                innovator who built the artistic     lamps, windows, art glass, pottery,
                    advertised on eBay for $25                                    empire of Tiffany Studios. While     and paintings, but the chapel
                             and for $1,030.
                        Decisions, decisions;                                     Tiffany’s famous works in glass      interior he designed for the 1893
                           which one to buy?                                      dazzle, Tiffany the man found        World’s Columbian Exposition and
                                                                                  inspiration in the simple beauty     art and architectural elements from
                                                                                  of everyday life, farm scenes,       his Long Island estate, Laurelton
                                                                                  children playing in the surf, and    Hall. The collection also includes
                                                                                  boats on the Hudson River.           American art pottery, paintings,
                                                                                    Both shows are organized from      and decorative art.
                                                                                  the Museum’s extensive collection      The Museum is located at
                                                                                  of Tiffany works. Tiffany was        445 N. Park Avenue.  For more
                                                                                  an artist as well as a visionary.    information, call (407) 645-5311
                                               Vintage, “Katie the Carrot” and
                                               “Mr. Potato Head” in original box;   Throughout his life he was an      or visit
                                               $20.                               active painter and photographer.

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