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    Posted 2 months ago

    jscott0363
    (673 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    Here's a doorstop I've had for a while. It's a cast iron Dalmatian that was manufactured by Virginia Metalcrafters of Waynesboro, VA. It's 12" tall and weighs 9.8lbs. Pic #3 shows the Virginia Metalcrafters hallmark as well as the number 18-10 at the bottom of this Dalmatian. It's still in really nice condition and has only experienced minimal paint loss. This one is still fairly plentiful and easy to find, so I'm not truly sure what time period this one was made. My educated guess would be the 1950's. I have a couple of andirons that are nearly identical, but made by a different manufacturer than Virginia Metalcrafters.

    Thanks very much for stopping in for a look at my Dalmatian doorstop!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Nice..and good to see you posting again.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Fabulous Dalmatian doorstop, a beautiful obedient pose waiting for his master
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Dave,
      Thank you friend!! I'm hoping to get a bit of treasure hunting in during the month of December, while on vacation. So, keep an eye out for upcoming posts:)
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Jenni,
      Thank you so very much!! I do love this one as well. He's not as detailed as my Dalmatian andirons, but still a favorite.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      BB2,
      Dave,
      AO,
      Jenni,
      Cokeman
      and
      Searching1,
      Thank you all so very much for the loves, comments and for stopping in. Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 months ago
      My favorite dog!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks Watchsearcher!!! I may have mentioned once before that we had a Dalmatian when I was a kid. He was completely deaf, but it never seemed to hold him back from being playful and energetic.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Vynil,
      Kyra,
      Stuff,
      Watchsearcher
      and
      hotairfan
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!! Always very appreciated!!!
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 months ago
      Deafness in Dalmatians is a result of inbreeding, so I’ve been told.
      When I bought my Dalmatian puppy, our first stop was at the veterinarian’s office for a health check. He was able to confirm that she could hear. I’d loved her from the moment I saw her so if she had been deaf, I would have loved her anyway, probably just as you loved yours.

      My vet used to have a deaf dog (not a Dalmatian) who was in the office every day, visiting in the exam rooms and waiting area. The vet used hand gestures to communicate with the dog.
      I had my own pet in the exam room one day when the vet’s dog wandered in and laid down near the door. After a minute or two, the vet gestured to the dog. The dog obediently got up and left the room. It was just amazing to witness. :^)
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 months ago
      what a nice expression in the face, something like "it was not my fault"
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks kivatintz!! I do agree 100%!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      fortapache,
      kivatinitz
      and
      Kevin
      Many thanks to you all for the loves , comment and for stopping in!!!
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      The amount of detail is just perfect and I would love a pair of these it is very desirable, beautiful
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Phil,
      Thanks very much!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      BHIFOS,
      Thomas,
      Michael,
      kwqd
      and
      Phil
      Thank you all very much for the loves, comment and for stopping in!!!
    16. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 2 months ago
      Super appealing door stop with a most fetching (ha) expression!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      rhineisfine,
      Thanks! I think Virginia Metalcrafters captured the expression perfectly.
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      rhineisfine
      and
      Irishcollector,
      Thank you both so very much for the loves and for stopping by!! Very much appreciated!!
    19. inky inky, 2 months ago
      Very cute..I’d love to have him..
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you Penny!! So glad you to see you drop by!! And thank you for the love as well!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 13 days ago
      Pheobe,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by!!

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