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The Action Twins Hood Ornament, 1931

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Art Deco913 of 16991930's Clown DollMexican Art & Life - 1937
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Posted 2 years ago


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The action twins hood ornament, 1931. As the wind or even a hand moves the propeller, the twins move up and down as they crank the whirlygig propeller. A design in motion.

Well it has been 6 years since Bonhams had one of these for sale and it is the last time of record seeing a complete one for sale, or even one of merit. When I first seen one on T.V. on the Storage Wars, "Driving Miss Barry" episode I was captivated.

I had to have one and decided to collect hood ornaments in July after seeing the image on a repeat show. So here it is, my action twins hood ornament - the reason for my collection and my prize !!

I love it - very expensive but a good one. The good ones are hard to find and Bonhams are the most expensive place, but for the rarity a good price. A beautiful Art Deco car hood ornament.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    When I saw the design I knew it was on the wish list. Four days later and voila!
    Congratulations! You are a determined collector!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Is there a Duesy or twosy?
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    cute, thanks
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    wow Phil stunning mechanical art at it's best !!!! Love love it
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you Mani, Belli, Vetraio, adk, Hunter, Mikie,rneid,czeech,blunderbuss, Hunter,MrMajestic, for the love and comments, so appreciated !~Phil.
  6. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    just wanted to thank you again Phil for the heads up on the "Mercury Man" site. I to saw that episode, Berry sure is'nt hurtin, rarely see him drive the same vehicle twice.
  7. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    Wow Very cool !!
  8. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 2 years ago
    Beyond cool, !!!!!
  9. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks Hedgewalker, thisoldwatch, MiKKo,inky, shughs, & rocker-sd for the love, much appreciated !~Phil.
  10. dickweedrules dickweedrules, 2 years ago
    It's a cool piece. Love storage wars too.
  11. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks Dick, I like storage wars, the items, the people are all aholes, very rude and the guy who is supposed to be a collector, always throws everything around like junk. Barry is a disgrace also. The guy who found it ( Yup )is obnoxious.
  12. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
    lol on the aholes ....its all just for tv ....And us suckers as J C Feilds would say..
    Very nice colletion ...
  13. pawis pawis, 1 year ago
  14. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thanks pawis, thank you Roycroft.
  15. slackjack, 1 year ago
    These are being reproduced by a man in Michigan. Better look very closely.
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Slackjack, you must be slack if you don't think I do not know. Mine are by the action ornament company, originals. The guy you refer to is bob, and he has not been selling them to my knowledge, he has made nice ones but never finished a model from what he has told me. I know a fake when I see one slack.
  17. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    I prefer to confer with the experts before I buy and they approve what I imagine is real, before I buy. Even if the seller is a world famous auction company I will always try to confer with an expert, preferably the ones who write books.

    Also Bonhams will usually acknowledge a fake, although if they think it is real, like most auction companies, they will not change their opinion, even if it is from a real expert, much like Christies, or Sothebys, who also have had their share of selling known fakes.
  18. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you for the loves musikchoo, pickrknows, bratjdd, pawis, ttomtucker, Roycroftbooksfromme1, toolate2, kerry10456, gargoylecollector, dickweedrules, sarahoff, & thisoldwatch !~
  19. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 10 months ago
    Thank you so much for the love and thinking of me Mani !~
  20. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 10 months ago
    Thank you for the love SEAN68 !~
  21. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Thank you DrFluffy for the love, very appreciated !~
  22. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Thank you AzTom for the love, appreciated.
  23. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 7 months ago
    Thanks bratjdd for the love, very appreciated !~
  24. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 6 months ago
    Thank you Amber Rose for the love, very appreciated !~
  25. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    Thanks tom61375 for the love, so kind of you.
  26. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 1 month ago
    This is great Phil, i can't believe i haven't seen it until now.

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