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The Automotive Mascot Worldwide and Encore, Mascot Books

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Posted 3 years ago


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I just got the books The Automotive Mascot , The Automotive Mascot "Encore", Faith Catalog reprint and Ronson Catalog reprint from the Author, James Colwill.

The books are all gems, a treasure trove of mascots that have you engrossed in them the moment you turn the cover. The author has used all new photos to convey some of the most tantalizing mascots you ever did see. I always have trouble getting through the first book because there are so many beautiful mascots that I want in my collection, but one thing the books do is get me more anxious to aquire more mascots for my collection.

Books are irreplacable knowledge that every collector needs and now I can say that I have an incredible collection of books that spur me on. The Worldwide books are hardcover and worth every cent, a good deal from the author himself.

The Faith Catalog and Ronson reprints are Art Deco masterpieces as the art is all quite incredible. The covers show the age of the originals the author worked with, and spent considerable time so that each page has been cleaned and presented beautifully, the pictures within are mesmerizing and beautiful, well worth the small price for the reprints.

The books really are food for fantasy as they put you in a fantasy world where these rare and beautiful mascots rule, and you are their subject, you sense their immense worth as icons of the Art Deco age, - they had their chance at life and now are collected by collectors who realize their value as Art Deco Masterpieces.

The cover of the first book is an image that many know as sorrow or grief. There are graves in France with the same image lingering at the graves cast in marble and bronze. Truly beautiful.

I recommend these books, the knowledge within slowly gets ingrained in your sense, just from viewing these amazing mascots.


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    How did you put them down long enough to post the images.
    That first one is beautiful!
    You are a master in describing your items, love it.
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    Thanks David, much appreciated !~
  3. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 3 years ago
    "homework" is the key to collecting. (i should take my own advise more often). nice collection your establishing Phil!
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    Thanks Mikie, Kerry,Hedgewalker, Vetraio50, Mani, WalkSoftly, Scandinavian for all the Love.
  5. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
    Phil ... do you own a version of the mascot on the cover of the first book ('sorrow' or 'grief')? It is stunning; I cannot take my eyes off of it. - Rob
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    No I don't Mr. Niederman, I see one coming up at an auction, but it looks like a poor reproduction. I know it as sorrow or grief also, like the many statues in French cemeteries that have such figures, also a french table, which I was wanting very much in the 1990's.

    Automobiles "Beck" car mascot. This very rare and hard to find mascot was used for the French "Beck" Automobile company. The mascot is known as "Vertige de La Vitesse" and in the UK as The Storm, sculptured by G Poitvin. She is Silvered Bronze, is signed on the base G.Poitvin, and around the base the Contenot-Lelievre foundry stamp.

    The mascot depicts a terrified young girl bent forward facing the wind with her dress flowing behind her as if she trying to keep her balance as the car speeds along.

    This is the original Beck company mascot.

    There is also a version of this mascot made as accessory mascot in the mid 1920-1930, these are marked Finnigans London.

    This Beck car company had a short life only two years fom 1920 till 1923. So this original one is very hard to find these days.
  7. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    I always take away a little more knowledge and a greater appreciation for each item you post Phil , and I've always had an appreciation for these beautiful works of art! So very informative and knowledgeable, thanks for sharing your passion!
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks for your insight, comment and love pickrknows, I am glad you like these little treasures also, and we probably get the same feeling when we see others collections, and feel we could collect the same thing quite happily !~
  9. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you Manikin for the love !~
  10. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd for the love !~
  11. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you all for the loves and so much appreciated, thank you for the support
    Manikin, mustangtony, pickrknows, pops52, Tallsteve, inky, packrat-place, Hems303, musikchoo, blunderbuss2, ttomtucker, rniederman, BELLIN68, mikielikesigns2, kerry10456, Hedgewalker, vetraio50, walksoftly, thank you for the support !~
  12. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you SEAN68 for the love, much appreciated !~

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