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    Posted 5 years ago

    Allanwalto…
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    Been left to sort these out but don't know much about them any help please or they will go to the charity shop

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      These hand carved Inuit figures are great! I have some of them. I wouldn't recommend taking them to the charity shop....example:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Wolf-Sculptures-Vintage-Original-Hand-Carved-Soap-Stone-Dog-Sled-Couple-/331824549552?hash=item4d4248ceb0:g:zTwAAOSwy5ZXBYIk
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      I take it there are no labels on the bottom?
    3. Allanwalton01, 5 years ago
      Hi yes some have labels. A gold wolf original label there are 18 in total ranging from small wolf like to the sledge ,a ram an otter and squirrel with a silver label , just looking to get rid all of them as a whole lot put the money towards something else any ideas where I could go
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      You could put them up as a single lot on eBay or Etsy. You would have to do a bit of research on each piece, as a number of them are probably vintage. Then you would know what to ask for them.
    5. Allanwalton01, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the advise , I will see what is about but I don't know if any stores here have these items but again thanks
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      You're welcome.
      Good luck!
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Wolf originals items are NOT REAL Inuit Carvings but rather an plastic resin type. even with labels just a souvenir piece that are not real Inuit Art, Or real Soapstone. They are not heavy like real soapstone, or cold to touch....or even feel like real soapstone at all. People try to say they are real by the word in the name * Original* but they are only Original from their resin company. These are kinda like REAL MURANO ART GLASS .........or Art Glass made in THE STYLE of Murano. There is a real difference on these as their is with your, They do not sell for much. So people buy them believing they are real carving but Sorry.....read below. I had some of these in the early days too, and was told they were Real. Found out they are not Inuit, or real soapstone, or even a soapstone at all, In my opinion for these....buyer beware -- and learn that what label says is always not real true to what You think they are.....

      Quoted from this site here:
      http://www.trussel.com/f_art.htm#we

      """WE Wolf Originals - The Answer - I somehow managed to stumble on your web site and found several requests for information regarding Wolf Originals (WE) carvings. Even though their subject matter often depicts Inuit life and people, they are not produced by Inuits, not hand carved, and not made of soapstone. They are produced by combining pulverized rock dust with a kind of resin which is poured into a mold. They would qualify as souvenir art - very cute, but not authentic. Aside from the WE stamp, there are other characteristics that differentiate them from real Inuit rock carvings. They have a very different look and feel than rock. They are not as heavy for their size, not as cold to the touch, and they have kind of a waxy feel to them. They are also pretty uniform in color (except for the wash that lightens parts of them) and they lack the imperfections, color variations, and occlusions found in most rock. There were a variety of companies that produced these pieces to sell to tourists -- much to the distress of Inuit artists, because they're often misrepresented as "genuine Inuit art." I'd estimate their value between $5 and $25...."""
    8. Allanwalton01, 5 years ago
      Thanks I think

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