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Bradley and Hubbard Plated Cast Iron Athens Bookends

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Books36 of 2938To Hell and Back Paperback by Audie Murphy 1955Bible verse bookmark
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    Posted 7 months ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4910 items)

    these bookends weigh around 15-20 lbs each - extremely heavy. when i picked them up at the second hand store, i thought they must be knock-offs from a chain store. but after examining them a bit more, i think they are excellent patinated bronze bookends from the 1920s or even before - grand tour tchotchkes? regardless, they are beautiful and i'm really glad i found them.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Nice find!! These are actually plated cast iron bookends by Bradley & Hubbard and titled "Athens". They date to around 1925.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      There may be a B&H located somewhere on these. Bradley & Hubbard were considered the "Tiffany" of doorstops and bookends.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 months ago
      thanks jscotto - great info. i didn't think they were right for bronze, but they feel like bronze. good to know what they are and to find out they are B&H!
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 months ago
      i found lots of much smaller ones than these online. i think mine must be the extra large version.

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