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    Posted 2 years ago

    jscott0363
    (431 items)

    Hello CW friends and fellow collectors!!

    I stumbled across this doorstop of three penguins walking in a row last year. It was in pretty bad shape when I got it and it sat in my shop for quite a long time before I did anything with it. It measures 12" tall and 11" long.

    Due to the condition of this one, I chose to repaint it. I do not know the age of this one or who the maker is. This one is actually a reproduction of the original from the 1930's. The original only measured about 7.5" tall and was a one piece casting. I'm still on the search for an original 1930's version of this one. There are no markings on this one anywhere.

    But, I really like this one and will probably bring it out and display it this coming winter.

    Thanks for stopping in to have a look!!

    Scott

    Comments

    1. buckethead, 2 years ago
      Nice work on the re-paint. They look very nice.
      BTW - A group of penguins in the water is called a 'raft' – a group of penguins on land is called a waddle. Other collective nouns for penguins include: rookery, colony, and huddle. I like "waddle" for this group :)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks buckethead!! And thank you for the very neat information. I learned something new this morning!
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Great job on the restore !!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Ken!! I have a couple other cast iron penguins that I'll post sometime soon.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by

      Roy
      buckethead
      Thomas
      and
      Ken
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      MacDaddyRico,
      Thanks very much!! Yep, buckethead has provided us with some really cool information.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      That was a bit different. Don't recal a triple penguin doorstop before.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      fortapache,
      Yeah, it's definitely a bit different. I've only seen a couple others out there like this one. I'm sure there's a lot of them out there, but I'm seeing very few.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much everyone for the love and for stopping by
      MacDaddyRico
      Jlmam
      aura
      kivatinitz
      BB2
      GeodeJem
      and
      fortapache
    10. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      A waddle of penguins, so cool! Thanks guys :)
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Oh nice Scott, I love penguins!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Karen,
      Thanks very much! We can thank buckethead for letting us know about the waddle.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Judy! I love penguins as well. I have another cast iron penguin around here somewhere. Once I find him I'll post him.
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by
      Phil
      Kevin
      SpiritBear
      Rob
      vintagelamp
      Karen
      Judy
      Mike
      and
      Gary
    15. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Scott! You got a right doorstop for any season!

      Love your penguins :-D
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Kyra!
      Thanks so very much!!
    17. Gillian, 2 years ago
      My two inch Mama Penguin is staring up at me from my desk. Beautiful paint job, and lovely animals.
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thank you Gillian!!!
    19. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
      You did a fantastic paint job Scott! Now, Are these wabbits dressed like penguins? Lol
    20. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Still loving the penguins - they are really amazing birds(?) - are they birds? Have you seen "The March of the Penguins" - a wonderful documentary.

    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Lol!! Thanks very much Rick!!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Gillian,
      Thank you so very much!! I have seen that documentary. There is a wonderful segment on penguins on the Planet Earth and Blue Planet series.
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much everyone for the loves and for stopping by
      Kyra
      eye
      and
      Jean
    24. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 2 years ago
      Well painted. Love them.
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much WF!! I have one of the originals from the 1930's that I'll have to post.

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