Locations: Los Angeles
Dates of Operation: 1941 - 1947
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay



Vintage Elzac Blue Lucite 1940's Copper Tribal Face Pin
Current Price: $99.00
Current Bids: 0
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Vtg Elzac Chestnut Ceramic Horse with Acrylic Mane California Gift Art Pottery
Current Price: $67.50
Current Bids: 0
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Vintage ELLIOT HANDLER ELZAC Copper Clear Lucite Bonnet Head Tribal Pin Brooch
Current Price: $52.00
Current Bids: 0
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Beautiful Elongated Copper Pin w/ Green Ceramic Tribal Face by Elzac
Current Price: $74.88
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Vintage Rare ELZAC unsigned Green ceramic SNAKE figural brass Gold cocktail RING
Current Price: $8.49
Current Bids: 2
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Large Vintage Elzac Victim of Fashion Brooch Pin Ceramic Wood Straw Hat
Current Price: $130.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 9h 16m



Vintage Elliot Handler Elzac Blue Tinted Lucite Copper Tribal Face Brooch Pin
Current Price: $39.99
Current Bids: 0
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Vintage Elzac Bull Texas Longhorn Brooch pin Wooden carved face Lucite Horns 5"
Current Price: $199.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 3h 32m



Vintage ELLIOT HANDLER ELZAC Pocelain Clear Lucite Bonnet Headl Pin Brooch
Current Price: $39.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 4h 53m



VINTAGE ELZAC WOOD SHOES PIN + WOOD SKUNK PIN, FLOWER, LADY PIN + 3 PR EARRINGS
Current Price: $75.00
Current Bids: 0
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VTG WWII Elzac Victim of Fashion Face Brooch Ceramic Lady Head Lucite Hat Pin
Current Price: $100.95
Current Bids: 0
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Elzac 'Elliot Handler' 'Bonnet Head' Copper Face Mask Clip Earrings
Current Price: $89.00
Current Bids: 0
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Vintage 1940s Wooden Lucite Dog Brooch • Wood Plastic Figural Pin • Elzac Style
Current Price: $85.00
Current Bids: 0
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VINTAGE 1940s ELZAC LADY HEAD woman FACE brooch pin Ceramic Victim of fashion
Current Price: $165.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 23h 20m


There are a couple of things that are interesting about the Elzac company, which produced various cute ceramic items similar to Rio Hondo and Copa de Oro in the 1940s. The first is that according to Chipman’s Encylcopedia and various sources on the internet, Zachary Zemby, one of the founders of Elzac went on to form the Mattel company. Elzac was formed by Elliott Handler and Zachary Zemby. Mattel was formed by Matt Matson and Elliott Handler. One company faded away before the 50s while the other became the powerhouse of the toy world that brought us Barbie - funny how those things happen.

The second interesting thing about Elzac is that while their specialty was ceramic figurines, pins, costume jewelry and giftware, they incorporated Lucite into their designs. While this isn’t a guarantee that a piece is Elzac, it’s often a good bet that if the ears or other appendages of a figurine are made of plastic, it might be an Elzac production. They also occasionally used other material in their figures, like feathers and paper.

Since I don’t collect these pieces at all, I’m going to point people to a really good gallery of Elzac and other related items. I believe that much of the time, Elzac items either sported paper / foil labels or they were unmarked.

There is quite a bit of crossover regarding the collectibility of these items - the jewelry crowd seems to have a good interest in the company’s items because they made quite a few pins and brooches. Their desirability is somewhat increased by the rather short time that the company was in operation. It appears that they folded after only six years of production. I don’t have an exact address for the location of the company, but they are said to have operated out of Los Angeles. If there are any Elzac collectors out there who could contribute a photo or two of their favorite pieces, I’d appreciate it since we do not collect them but I’d like for them to be represented here.

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