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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.

 

#1001 "Horse Race"

Price: $195.00 SOLD

This wonderful vintage bronze coated gray metal pair from the noted maker, Dodge, features a multi-hued copper-bronze patina that accents the dimension of the pieces. These are circa 1930s with the Dodge mark on the back of each. Dimensions:
5" w x 2-1/4"d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 3 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition showing normal wear for their age. Felt on bases replaced.

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#1037 Golf Bag & Clubs

Price: $95.00

Any golf aficionado will relate to this charming portrayal of the tools of the game done in lustrous pewter. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 6" d x 6" h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1047 Horse Jumping

Price: $150.00 SOLD

This splendid example of finely detailed metalworking artistry is a superb depiction of the equestrian arts. The set was created with a copper-bronze coating over gray metal and is circa 1930s from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 3-1/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1106 Jumping Horse - "Whipper-in"

Price: $175.00

These are beautifully detailed depictions of horse and rider mid-jump in a steeplechase event executed in solid cast iron by the famous Hubley foundry, circa 1925. The finish is natural and the original felt bases are still intact. Dimensions:
4-1/2"w x 2-1/4" d x 4-7/8" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1108 Golfer

Price: $95.00

In this engaging, dimensional period set, a 1930s golfer with his knickers, old fashioned woolen "cabbie cap" and argyle sweater is teeing off on a most picturesque course. The pair is made from heavy pewter and is from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 5-3/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
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#1117 Babe Ruth

Price: $350.00

These extremely rare cast iron depictions of the "Sultan of Swat" (the only such version we have ever seen) have been attributed to the celebrated Hubley foundry, but they bear no markings to confirm this. The pair is circa 1920s and has only some traces of the original polychrome finish, lending an air of aging charm to this distinguished set. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 8-1/2" h
Weight: 5-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
No cracks, chips or dents but most original color has aged off, providing this set a true vintage appearance. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1128 Teeing Off

Price: $395.00

This very rare set of solid bronze bookends displaying a knicker-clad golfer and his suited young caddy just exudes the sunny and pleasant mood of a spring morning on a picturesque golf course. The pair is circa 1930 from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 6-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only wear as appropriate to age.
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#1134 On the Links

Price: $250.00

This is a wonderfully detailed figural set of bookends, believed to be circa 1930s, showing a golfer about to tee off. Cast in gray metal with a bronze finish, the set has an irresistible simple charm. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 4-1/2" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 5/1/2002 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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