Unknown Manufacturer - UM44 (King KMC 1980)

This is a double-sized convex coddler no pedestal. The consists of a Mardi Gras theme on both sides, wit the words KING KMC on one side, and HAPPINESS IS, and 1980 on the other. Thereis no backstamp.

It is very likely that this Mardi Gras coddler was made by the same manufacturer as UM45-UNK01.

At Mardi Gras, there are organizations that are called Krewes. Some Krewes parade and some only hold a Mardi Gras Ball. Most of the Krewes that parade also have a Bal Masque (Ball). At the ball, the guest of each Krewe member is called out from the audience to dance with that Krewe member. After the dance has ended, the guest receives a favor (a gift). Favors from a Bal Masque are also known as Call Out Ball Favors.

This coddler was given as a gift to friends and other Krewe members by the King of Mid City during Mardi Gras, 1980. The Krewe of Mid City (KMC) began in 1934 and is still in existence today. Mid City is known mostly as a parade having the most marching bands. They invite high school, college, Army, Navy, Marine and any other marching group to parade and play their instruments as they march. The theme "Happiness Is" was carried through the parade and the Ball.

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Pattern UM44-UNK01

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