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    Posted 7 months ago

    jscott0363
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    Hello everyone!!
    It's Kentucky Derby weekend here in our beautiful Bluegrass State. Today is the Kentucky Oaks, which is the fillies race (The Lilies For The Fillies) and tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby, which is the boy's race (The Run For The Roses). So, I felt it only fitting to post my vintage cast iron horse head bookends. They've experienced only minor paint loss, but still in really nice condition, other than the tip of one ear chipped. These are from the 1930's - 1940's period. Though these are bookends, we actually display them as you'll see in pic #2. They're quite heavy and measure 7" tall and 8" front to back. The marking on the side (pic #4) appears to be a riding crop, but I've not been successful at finding any information on a maker who uses that as their trademark. I've only seen one other pair in all of my research.

    Thanks very much for stopping in for a look!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 7 months ago
      Neat that you can use as bookends or put together as sculpture, nice find! Lots of detail too
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 7 months ago
      That is cool that they can be displayed as one.
    3. Newfld Newfld, 7 months ago
      Fabulous horse head sculptures, & perfect post for Derby weekend! I love the pomp and circumstance of the Derby & look forward to seeing it on TV - enjoy Scott
    4. Searching1 Searching1, 7 months ago
      Magnificent horse head bookend set!!!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Mrstyndall,
      Thanks very much!! Yes, together they do resemble a sculpture.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Dave,
      Thanks! And we've never actually used them as bookends.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Jenni,
      Thanks so much! The festivities actually start two weeks in advance of the Derby and kick off with Thunder Over Louisville, one of the largest fireworks displays in the world. Unfortunately, I'm splinted from the knee down and unable to join in on the festivities this year:(
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Searching1,
      Thank you so very much!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      fortapache,
      Dave,
      Mrstyndall,
      BB2,
      Kevin,
      WhenIsraelbelieves,
      vcal,
      ho2cultcha,
      Jenni
      and
      Searching1
      Many thanks to you all for the loves, comments and for stopping in!!!!
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 months ago
      uahuh hermosísimos
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you!! I too think they're beautiful!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Alfie
      and
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      fortapache
      and
      clockerman
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    14. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 months ago
      Beautiful horse!
    15. Newfld Newfld, 7 months ago
      Great race Scott, always exciting to see a longshot win. Rich Strike is related to Curlin & distantly to Native Dancer so my uncle wouldn't have been surprised, he always followed the bloodline. The fireworks sound awesome in Louisville, hope your knee is all better soon :)
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      vintagelamp,
      Thanks very much and thanks also for the love!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Hi Jenni,
      Yes, it was a surprise ending for everyone! We were all so happy to see a longshot win the Kentucky Derby. Anyone who had their money on Rich Strike walked away with a pocket full of money.
      Thanks for the well wishes!! It's actually my right foot that I had surgery on a week ago due to an injury from years ago. Hopefully, I'll be as good as new in about 5 more weeks.
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Thomas
      and
      Daisy
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Mary,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping in!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Thanks Eileen!!
      I had foot surgery to correct a long ago injury. I now have two broken foot bones and a broken pinky toe with three tiny screws holding it all together in my right foot. In a matter of weeks, I’ll be back on my daily 8-10 mile walks!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      GianaMZ
      and
      Eileen,
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!

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