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    Posted 4 years ago

    CuriousPic…
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    Any help identifying what this animal character is would be much appreciated. It is 4 1/4" long and 3 1/2" tall and is cast iron. I think it is too small to be a doorstop so I suspect it is 1/2 of a pair of old bookends, but I have no idea what kind of mythical creature this is. Mascot? Caroon character? Please help. It is a four legged animal but it has a long beak or bill with what look like teeth. It is wearing what looks like some type of cap and has on boots with a lone star. It is completely unmarked.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      It's awesome. I don't care which part outer universe the creature originated from.
    2. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 4 years ago
      Its great! I wonder what the foot with a boot on is about ..and is that a star on the outstretched leg?
    3. CuriousPicker, 4 years ago
      Yes, there is a star on each boot.
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Could it be a bottle opener or a nut cracker...kinda big I realize....or a bookend as you noted?
    5. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 4 years ago
      This is pants ...I really want to know what this is!
    6. CuriousPicker, 4 years ago
      I'm not looking for help identifying what the item itself is (I know it is a heavy cast iron bookend). It is the subject matter I can't identify. I'm looking for anyone who knows what this animal is supposed to be. Some kind of mascot or cartoon character is my guess, but I'd love to know what the animal is.

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