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    Posted 6 years ago

    Brianwitha…
    (7 items)

    Alex Tremulis Spaceship Hood Ornament from 1949/1950
    Never mounted. Stellar condition.

    Alex Tremulis was the father of UFO & flying saucer art. He made the concept drawings of what we now know as old UFO drawings & illustrations.
    He also was the designer of the Tucker Automobile & had a hand in the design of today's space shuttle.

    He designed & made this spaceship hood ornament in 1950 & only around 4,000 were made. Extremely rare in any condition but mine is unused..never mounted & the Bakelite spire is not broken off.

    It illuminates from the inside & the bulb looks brand new. I have the original box but it is in rough condition.
    I am quite proud of it but ...

    I have had it over 30 years & found it in my grandfather's barn tucked away under some junk. I am so glad I found & kept it.

    I'd love any info on any others that may be in existence. Everywhere I look I see that they're not a common item.

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    Comments

    1. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 6 years ago
      Sweet!!!
    2. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      I know somebody who would have loved seeing this ornament. RER
    3. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      This is AWSOME! !! i love it!!! :-)
    4. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Amazing,stunning!
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Yes very cool and that person who shall not be named would love this I agree Loumanal.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Amazing piece!

      scott
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      The person that should not be named! Valentino do you think Harry Potter's enemy?
      So... we won't have his expertise on this hood ornament because of silly dispute :-(
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Kyra - Someone out there knows a lot but until they post you and I will have to make up some research about "that which we don't know crap about". Ha ha! I don't have kids and I have no idea why Harry Potter is popular. I watched one movie and that was too much. Okay - this is mean and not really related to this gorgeous hood ornament.
    9. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 6 years ago
      Greatest hood ornament/mascot ever! Love it x 10!!!!!
    10. Brianwithaneye Brianwithaneye, 6 years ago
      Hello & thank you all for the comments. Fun little forum.
      By all means, pass this around. I want to find out how rare a piece this is.

      It is fun to have such a unique item & I look forward to learning as much as I can about it.
      And I like how hood ornaments are called "Mascots" as well. See? I've already learned something..
      Cheers!
    11. Topic63 Topic63, 6 years ago
      I want one!!
    12. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      how sweet is thatttttttttttttt.
    13. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 6 years ago
      Very cool piece!
    14. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Wow! The life span of a red VW emblem on the grill of my 1984 GTI was about two weeks (Beastie Boys fans wanted these). This wouldn't have lasted two days in my old neighborhood.

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