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Posted 2 years ago


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Super Chief Illuminated Hood Ornament With Box

Amazing, copyright 1950, illuminated Indian Super-Chief car mascot. Made presumably for a Pontiac, hence the Indian theme. It comes in its original box and has never been used! The box describes it as "beautiful plastic and brilliant chrome, hood and radiator ornament". Made by Blackstone Mfg. Co. Chicago. The mascot measures 4.5 inches by 4.5 (11cm). Condition is as new The box has slight age wear but still in good condition. No damage to item itself. Includes lighting unit, mounting instructions and screws.


  1. lundy lundy, 2 years ago
    great find
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    wow that is a great one Phil. I saw this one on storage wars a few months ago and the expert said it was rare and mint but yours is better in the box . Love love !!!!!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
  4. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    yea, Pontiac did support the indian/headdress hood ornament theme, but, this isnt O.E.M. or anything close! & its not an aftermerket fenderlight for an Indian scooter .I think i see wires, so i assume the headdress? lights up? No sign of a date? It is cool & a box is always a+.
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I had previously seen the youtube, too bad it was done by the village idiot !!
    Thanks Manikin, and Mikie don't get too worried about OEM!!! - If you
    look I put nothing about OEM on the posting, so keep your shorts on! ~ Phil.
  6. VintageStation VintageStation, 2 years ago
    I saw this on TV, also! I think the expert said it was worth about $1,000 and that one didn't have the box!
  7. Signaholic Signaholic, 2 years ago
    There are several on ebay right now and you really have to know your stuff here. They were re-produced!
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago

    Mine seems to have the original box, and serial part number, the box is far from perfect, and it sure looks good however. Thanks Vintage station and Manikin, Bellini, Toolate 2, lundy !~
  9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I agree Phil they guy was not the sharpest on youtube but it did at least show the hood ornament :-) And I think it is awesome and need it for my Oldsmobile I will post my vintage car I drive still :-)
  10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I am sure Phil is sharp enough to know exactly what he bought !
  11. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 2 years ago
    This is awesome - thanks for sharing!
  12. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I just got this in the mail today -- It was an old box that comes from being stored for over 40 years and you cannot fake that - I have a lot of experience in old items and this piece definitely is. But since it has no water damage whatsoever the piece is in pristine condition. Now this is amazing, because I could not be happier. This is the real deal !!~Phil
  13. VintageStation VintageStation, 2 years ago
    WTG!! That is just awesome!
  14. isearchuwin, 2 years ago
    Wow incredible and to have the box too! Nice!
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    The piece is fully marked, copyright 1950, with the Chicago manufacturing company that made it, it is an awesome piece, and I do have it lit up at night for some spectacular night effects.
  16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    You have a great collection happening here. Several "GREAT" pieces and appears to be shaping up nicely. Congrats on all the great finds. Hope to be seeing more. Good Luck hunting.
  17. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks kerry, for the love, the collection is going nicely for what it is and the fact that I rather started so late collecting this. So I will never get a lot of really good pieces now, but each one that is superior will be much cherished, though for a cost !~ All I can think about doing is keeping my collection for the rare, more exciting pieces that I will really love.
  18. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Hey I saw this on American Pickers, he brought it to a museum or exhibition or something
  19. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I don't think it was american pickers, it was storage wars, and hester brought it to a museum, probably planted in the locker !~
  20. Tallsteve, 1 year ago
    Hi Phil
    I think that this piece also 'trades' on the Santa fe Railway's Super Chief train - often branded the 'Train of the Stars' because it carried so many of them between LA and Chicago in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. They used the Southwest native American theme extensively, but also used the 'Indian head' in various guises as a logo too - and the famous paint scheme of the Passenger locos was the 'warbonnet' theme in black, red and yellow, which this great piece follows. The Sante Fe marketed aggressively through the 40s and 50s and this scheme and logo was known across the USA as a result. Maybe it was designed for all those frustrated loco engineers/drivers behind the wheels of their cars? :-)
    It's a thought!
  21. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Possibly - the indian was very popular in France also, with many interpretations.
    This one you may find with the box as I know there were many found in a warehouse at one point, with all the correct marks and words on piece. PS. the book by Dan Smith is wonderful also.
  22. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    thank you aycockonxion for the love !~
  23. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you very much for the love, bratjdd !~
  24. bratjdd bratjdd, 1 year ago
    You are Welcome :)
  25. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Tallsteve for the love and comment, have to admit there are so many things that were popular then but not so much now. People who are not collectors largely forget maybe :)
  26. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you for all the many loves mustangtony, bratjdd, aycockonxion, Poop, musikchoo, Zatsoc, Plaintosee, jamiedpt, Vontrike, undreal, AmberRose, artislove, gingerakesler, miKKoChristmas11, kerry10456, pw-collector, Hedgewalker, Dan121156, isearchuwin, packrat-place, ttomtucker, matchsaferunner, guyfrmatl, toolate2, BELLIN68. scottvez, VintageStation, walksoftly, EJW-54, vintagemad, mikielikesigns2, vetraio50, Manikin, officialfuel, lundy, I send the love back to you all !~
  27. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Truthisanarrow08 for the love, much appreciated and right back at you !~
  28. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you undreal for the love, much appreciated !~
  29. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you for all the love SEAN68 !~
  30. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    Thank you Navy-Cut for the love, very much appreciated !~
  31. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Hi Steve, hope you are doing fine. My friend here on this site made a video of some of my mascots, will include a link when we get it fixed up. Hope you are doing fine, and I am wondering if you have started your collection yet and decided what you are going to specialize in. Hope you are finding some treasures, I have not checked out England as much as I used to, so hope you have found some sweet treasures !~
  32. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 10 months ago
    Thank you JUDDANTIQUESMCs, and AzTom for the loves, appreciated !~
  33. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Thank you Signaholic for the love, much appreciated !~
  34. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Awww he is simply SUPER! I love it
  35. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    I appreciate all the loves tom61375, vanskyock24, vintagecarmascot, paultempler, geo26egeo26e, DrFluffy, aycockonxion .
  36. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 4 months ago
    Thanks for the loves jjsr, Vintagefran, toenail2, rniederman, undreal !~
  37. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 months ago
    Thank you Aim for the love !~
  38. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 3 months ago
    Wonderful! I love it!

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