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What you should know about our vintage and antique bookends.

All our items have a history; they have been previously owned, which is part of their unique charm. They have normal signs of age and use and most collectors believe that, too, adds to their allure. We describe and show items as thoroughly as possible. All weights are for the pair. All items are subject to prior sale. Enjoy browsing our outstanding collection of rare treasures.

 

#1008 Spanish Galleon

Price: $95.00 SOLD

Billowing sails and splashing seas evoke the romance of a bygone era in this cast iron rendering of a Spanish Galleon, from an unknown foundry and believed to be circa 1920s. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w X 1-3/4"d X 4-1/4"h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good condition with only vintage age- appropriate wear.
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#1012 Ship at Sunrise

Price: $175.00

Here is a truly glorious, detailed representation of a ship under full sail at dawn. The pair was produced by the Littco foundry circa 1925 in heavy cast iron. Dimensions:
5" w x 2-1/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
Ship at Sunrise
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#1016 Galleon

Price: $50.00

Stirring high seas adventure is evoked by this circa 1925 highly detailed cast iron rendition of a galleon under full sail, perhaps laden with Spanish treasure from the New World. Dimensions:
4" w x 1-1/ 2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 2-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
Galleon
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#1035 Pirate Stands Alone

Price: $125.00

A proud look of triumph is on the face of this version of the swashbuckler from Littco, circa 1928 in bronze-clad cast iron. Dimensions:
4" w x 2-1/2" d x 7" h
Weight: 7-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with a wonderful patina and only age-appropriate wear.
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#1059 Pirate

Price: $395.00 SOLD

Here is a stunningly vibrant and colorful depiction of the quintessential pirate sculpted and signed by the artist, Paul Herzel, in this polychrome over plated gray metal pair of very rare bookends from the acclaimed Pompeian Bronze foundry, circa 1928. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 3-3/4 " d x 9-1/2" h
Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1111 Frigate

Price: $150.00

All the romance and glory of the open sea comes across in this pair of three-masted ships under full sail, beautifully detailed and highlighted by the bronze coating on cast iron. From an unknown maker, circa 1925, the pair is quite rare. Dimensions:
6" w x 2" d x 6" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
Frigate
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