Tuesday, January 12, 2016
TOPSTONE PIRATE, AHOY!
Currently offered on eBay is a pretty nice example of a Topstone pirate mask. Also shown here is a page from a Topstone catalog that shows the pirate mask for sale as a mask for teenagers.
The mask was designed by Keith Ward. Ward designed many of the iconic Topstone character masks during the classic era of the Monster Kid.
Topstone masks were seen in nearly every monster magazine published in the 1960's and 70's. They were a staple in the back pages of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND.