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    Posted 2 months ago

    jscott0363
    (453 items)

    Hi everyone!!
    I recently acquired this set of cast iron penguin bookends. These were made by Creations Co. in the 1930's. They were in very poor condition when I acquired them. So, I cleaned them up and repainted them to their original glory. These are fairly heavy and measure 7 3/4" tall by 4 3/8" wide. These were also produced as a doorstop. No sure why, but the doorstop version carries a much higher value than these bookend versions.

    There was also a very similar version of these penguin bookends produced by Syroco. But, I believe the Syroco version is made of wood, not cast iron.

    Thanks very much for stopping in and checking out my penguin bookends!

    Scott

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 months ago
      Very cool my Pooka friend Harvey
      Your pal ,Elwood P. Dowd
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Waddle waddle...here they come! Gorgeous penguin bookends Scott, as usual a fabulous restoration. Missed you so much my friend it's great to see you here :)
    3. Gillian, 2 months ago
      Penguins are just a tad more awesome than owls.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks Elwood!! Much appreciated.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Jenni,
      Such a sweet comment. Thank you SO very much. I've been scrolling through your awesome posts. Got a lot of catching up to do. Can't wait to see all of the wonderful posts on CW.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks Gillian!! I do love penguins and have several in my collection. My wife isn't too crazy about penguins, but she loves owls though.
    7. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Hi Scott!
      Wow, it’s been so long since I first commented on your BURGESS books! Where does the time go? So very happy to see you and your marvelous door stops!
      Happy Holiday!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Hi Eileen!!
      So very nice of you! I've been browsing thru all of you wonderful posts. I'm loving those California pics!! Thanks!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Super. There are not enough penguins on CW!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much kwqd!! You're absolutely right, there doesn't seem to be enough penguins on CW. I have a few in my collection, but not as many as I'd like:)
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you all VERY much for the loves and wonderful comments!!
      Vynil
      Jenni
      Kevin
      Gillian
      Eileen
      TimeTraveller
      dav2no1
      Cokeman
      aura
      kwqd
      AnythingObscure
      and
      wickencrafts
    12. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      A fine pair of penguins for your return.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks very much fortapache!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks VERY much for the loves and for stopping in!
      Phil
      fortapache
      and
      Thedecoguy
    15. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 months ago
      Bienvenido again.... the same hapened to me.... but working at home let me some time free to posting again. Adore penguins.... (but not our politiciasns call in that way https://www.rionegro.com.ar/ser-pinguino-es-una-cuestion-de-marketing-en-la-argentina-ARHRN200731405604/)
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you kivatinitz!! Very interesting article regarding the use of the penguin figure.
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you all VERY much for the loves and for dropping in!!
      kivatinitz
      BB2
      and
      Ben
      Much appreciated!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      hotairfan
      and
      Kyra
      Thank you both VERY much for the loves and for stopping in to see my penguins!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thomas
      and
      Michael
      Thanks VERY much guys for the loves and for dropping in!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      MarmorealMaiden
      and
      Nursekent
      Thank you both VERY much for the loves and for stopping in to see my penguins!!
    21. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 months ago
      Are you going to put rabbit ears on them ? LOL !
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you Longings for the love and for stopping by!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you SEAN for the love and for stopping by!!!
    24. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 months ago
      Very nice find. And the restoration is great.
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much mcheconi!! I feel very fortunate to have found these together. They're usually mistaken for doorstops and sold individually. Thanks again!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks orlybee for the love and for stopping in!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      HappyHourOwls
      and
      Rob (Great to hear from you again!!!)
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Thank you MarmorealMaiden for the love and for stopping in!!
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Thank you Chrissy for the love and for stopping in to see my penguins!!
    30. Hoot60, 1 month ago
      You know Scott that you have great stuff :) <kurt> :)
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Thank you Kurt for the awesome compliment! Very much appreciated my friend!
    32. apostata apostata, 1 month ago
      good repair scott well done and nice bergman
    33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Thank you very much apostata!! I really appreciate the compliment.
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Kurt
      AntiqueToys
      and
      apostata
      Thank you all very much for the loves, comments and for stopping in!
    35. jscott0363 jscott0363, 27 days ago
      Thank you SEAN for the love and for stopping by!!!

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