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    Posted 6 months ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    I've had some good luck with my treasure hunting lately. This a pair of antique Austrian made cold painted bronze pigeons. Just look at the fine details of this pair of pigeons. They've experienced a bit of paint loss throughout their life of over 100 years. They're toes are slightly bent, but I dare not try to correct them as I fear of breaking them. These appear to be much larger than they actually are, but in reality these measure only 2.5" long, 1.5" wide and 1.25" tall. Though small in stature, they make it up in beauty. It took some time for me to find it, but this one is marked "AUSTRIA" on the breast of one of these pigeons.

    Thanks for stopping in to check out my cold painted bronze pigeons!!!
    Scott

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Rob,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by!!!
    2. KinkiPlz KinkiPlz, 6 months ago
      super realistic and beautiful pigeons, nice find!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thank you KinkiPlz!! They are very realistic. I love the green metallic paint they used on their heads and necks.
    4. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 6 months ago
      very nice pair of birds - look good to me at their age over 100

      (don't all pigeons have bent toes)
    5. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Fabulous set of bronze pigeons with wonderful detail & great coloring for their age
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thanks Lori!! You may very well be correct about the bent toes.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thank you Jenni! They do have some great coloring still.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      KinkiPlz
      Vynil
      Lori
      Jenni
      fortapache
      Kevin
      and
      Thomas
      Thank you all very much for the loves, comments and for stopping in!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you very much for the love and for stopping in!!
    10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      What gorgeous little pigeons, oh, how I wish they could talk!
      A century old, and still beautiful..
      Now a sad topic, Lori, most pigeons are born with perfectly fine feet. Since pigeons are always around cities, being the little scavengers that they are, they tend to develop infection, from ...us! Humans! Human hair is a big culprit, wrapping around a pigeon foot or toe, and cutting off circulation. Sad but true. Also they are not the smartest bird, as they will step in their own excrements. ( sorry guys). It’s been this way for centuries, hence the term...”pigeon toed”.
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thanks very much Eileen!! That's a very sad but interesting factoid about pigeons. I never knew where the term "Pigeon Toe" originated. I grew up on a farm, as did my wife, and we still live in the country. So, the only pigeons we ever saw were in our tobacco barns and silos where they'd nest.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Watchsearcher
      Eileen
      and
      BB2
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Kurt
      dav2n01
      aura
      and
      kwqd
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping in!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by!!
    15. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Scott, stay in the country! I sold my country place nearly six years ago, and I miss it so. Kids were the culprits, but they were right, I couldn't keep up with all the work! I haven’t been back, as it would break my heart. I especially miss the “quiet” at night...crickets, frogs, hoot owls....
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Hi Eileen!
      Yep, we plan to stay in the country. I've got a couple more years to go before retirement and my wife and I plan to stay put.
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      kivatintz,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      kwqd
      and
      Karen
      Thank you both so very much for the loves and for stopping by!!!

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