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ar.cokehunter's loves16 of 26Estate sale findNice Coca Cola fishtail small sign.
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Vintage hand carved 6 foot wooden Indian, circa 1950's or 1960's. This is the first thing you see when you walk into the foyer of my home. These statues were used to advertise the sale of tobacco and it's dealers back in the day and were probably used at general stores. Thanks for looking!

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    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      What a great looking wooden Indian! Looks awesome in your home chevy59!

    2. ar.cokehunter ar.cokehunter, 9 years ago
      I'm jealous, I've always wanted one....... Looks great.
    3. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 years ago
      I love these.
      I often see them in old films but never seen one for real.
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      VERY NICE, great addition to the room
    5. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the love and comments.
    6. lovevintage lovevintage, 9 years ago
      WOW!!!! is all I can say... I never find anything like this..Awesome..
    7. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Great looking Indian!

      Are you sure it is carved wood? There are several bare areas (palm of saluting hand, face crack, chest area....) that show white where the paint is chipped or missing. Maybe just the photos but I wouldn't expect to see ivory white areas underneath the paint.

      Great looking piece at any rate.

    8. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the comments and love everyone!
    9. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Scottvez, yes it's hand carved wood, back on the early statues they put a porcelain like coating over the outside of the Indian to make the outside have a more smooth or glaze like finish and it was easier to paint and seal as well.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks chevy-- I never heard of that before.

    11. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      You're welcome, also on the very bottom if you flip him on his back you can see the raw carvings from the underneath side of him which is pretty cool, I would take a picture but he is very heavy and solid!
    12. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks Rustyboltz!
    13. surfdub66 surfdub66, 8 years ago
      HOW !!! lol
      cool m8 ;-]
    14. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 8 years ago
      I love it!!!!!!

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