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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (512 items)

    Hello CW friends!!

    I'm always on the lookout for unique and hard to find cast iron doorstops and I recently came across this little penguin wearing a scarf. I don't know why, but cast iron penguins are few and far between. So, I rarely come across one that's not priced at $500 or more.

    This little guy was reasonable priced and had been painted completely white. Most of the paint had came off of him and he was rusted. He has a "W" (possibly an X or M) and a number "2" engraved on the bottom.

    Since he's not what I'd call vintage yet, I went ahead and cleaned him up and repainted him. (Please forgive my lousy paint job, I've never claimed to be an artist:) But, he does look far better than when I first got him.

    He has a nice smooth finish on the iron and the seams are really nice and tight. So, I don't believe this is a Chinese reproduction. The reproductions are most always very crudely cast and the seams aren't this tight. So, a well made piece, in my opinion.

    This little fellow is only 7" tall and though he's not solid, he's still pretty heavy. I'm guessing this little penguin is from the 1970's, possibly the 1960's. He's the first one like this I've ever seen.

    Thanks for stopping by, looking and loving!! Very much appreciated!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Too coooooooooool Scotty!
    2. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Merry xmas to you and yours have a safe happy holidays
      Roy
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Roy!!!
      Evidently the penguin thought he was too cool as well and had to wear a scarf:) A Very Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Cindy,
      Thanks!! So glad you like him. He's now one of my favorites!!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Mike

      Roy

      and

      Cindy

      Thank you all for the loves, comments and for dropping by. Many thanks to you all!!
    6. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Another "I've never seen one of those before" - Penguins are very dear to me (don't ask), and this one is no different. The paint job is perfect, and I'm sure he's glad to be the right colours again.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thomas,
      Thank you my friend!! You know how much I love my stoppers!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Gillian,
      Thank you so very much!! He caught my eye the minute I saw him and I wasn't going to let this one slip away. This is the first of this penguin style I've ever seen as well. I can't imagine why anyone would want to paint him completely white, but I too am glad he's painted back with the right colors again.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and for stopping in

      Kerry

      Thomas

      Michael

      and

      Gillian (for the lovely comment)

      A Very Merry Christmas to you all!!!!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Cool, whimsical and quite right on the season!
      Merry Christmas Scott :-D
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thank you!!!! I love this little guy and he is perfect for the season indeed. Thanks for the comment, the love and for stopping in. Always appreciated!!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kevin,
      Thank you so very much friend for the love and for stopping in. Very kindly appreciated!!!!
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Very nice Scott.... You didn't nice job of bringing him back to life :-)
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks friend!! He's the right colors, but sloppy paint job. But, I love him anyhow:) Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Very kindly appreciated!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Mani,
      Thank you so very much for the love and for dropping by. Many thanks to you and Merry Christmas!!!
    16. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      It must be rare as I don't see a whole lot of those.
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Scott, I love penguins....he is just gorgeous, glad you found him, he will love living at your house!!
      Merry Christmas to you and your family Scott. :))
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fortapache,
      I've seen very few cast iron penguins in all of my searches. Of the few I've seen, this is the first of this type I've ever came across. So, he must be a rarity!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Judy,
      Thank you!! I love penguins as well and I'm especially glad to have this little guy among my other cast iron collection. He's already made himself quite at home he in the Bourbon Capital!!!
      MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!!!!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and comments

      fortapache

      Rose

      and

      Judy

      A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!!!!!
    21. bobby725 bobby725, 4 years ago
      Is he looking up to see who`s at the door, or is he just conceited? :-) MERRY CHRISTMAS SCOTT!!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      No Rob,
      He's just a bit conceited is all:) Merry Christmas Rob!!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thanks so much for the love and for stopping by!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      aura,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!
    25. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      very very well painted scott!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you fleafinder!! You're far too kind! Thanks also for the love and for stopping by. Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family!!!
    27. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      so cute and Happy Holidays!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN!! And a very Happy Holiday season to you and yours as well!!!!
    29. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Merry Christmas & and a healthy, happy new year!
    30. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well, thank you Karenoke!!!
      And a Very Merry Christmas to you and your family. May 2017 be filled with wonderful finds for you!!
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      SEAN,
      Thanks so much for the love and for stopping by for a look!!
    32. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Jenni,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping in. Much appreciated!!

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