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    Posted 9 years ago

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    How do you find something like this at the thrift store? How do you find this mixed in with all the crappy brass candle holders at the thrift store???
    Fellow thrifters...look on the bottom shelf!

    This is a 1981 Bob Bennett original bronze who is about 18" inches tall. I am still trying to find the actual name of this piece, and what A/P means. He and his twin brother Tom were great sculptors, please do yourself a favor and google his name, and go to!

    I immediately thought of you Phil David...

    I am not sure what I am going to do with her. Frankly, she would pay for a new, large, shed for me and my treasures...


    1. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      wow Amber what a GREAT find !!!!!!!! All your trips sure paid off on this beautiful sculpture ! Stunning . Love her a lot
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Thanks Mani, its so crazy, I have had a brilliant thrift week!
    3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      Fantastic find!! Great Score!!! XOXO
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Thanks Moon! You know how excited I was!!
    5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      Amber, you deserve it!!! I know this was meant to be...totally FANTASTIC FIND! xoxoxoxo my friend! BTW posted the black jar :0 LOL!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      artist's proof!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Best yet! Then it's a keeper!
      Why sell your best to build a shed?
      Sell the rest and build the shed.
    9. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Awesome find Amber, congrats!!
    10. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      He's a great artist, here's a link to his works...
    11. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Thank you V, Picker and Eye. Oh snap, artist proof! Such a dork sometimes!
      Eye, sorry, no trade.
      I still don't know what I am doing with her. Foster her for a while and see if she fits in. Having my own little building would solve a lot of hoarder conversations.
    12. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      If I were closer I would build you one for this! I would post some of my "sheds" sometime, if only they were collectible!! I've built some very interesting and detailed little "shacks"
    13. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Come on over! Lots of shelves, a sink and more shelves!
    14. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Sounds like my latest" shed" I built for my "treasures"/junk depending on who you are asking.
      It's 25x50', 2 floors w 12' ceilings each floor! plenty of windows for light, all utilities roughed- in. Lots left to finish, but plenty of room for new finds!
      We used to say on da farm, room to swing a cat, not that I ever did!
    15. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Oh to dream of such a treasure palace.
    16. Stillwater Stillwater, 9 years ago
      Its fun to find things you like, but isn't it REALLY fun to find valuable things?
      Bravo Amber, well done!
      Put a notch in your belt for this one
    17. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Absolutely Still! Really really fun! Notch carved! Thanks!
    18. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      Amber, you must have a vast amount of notches in your lengthy belt!!!! I am so happy for you and proud of your new treasure!!!!
    19. mikelv85 mikelv85, 9 years ago
      You are absolutely right Amber. Bottom shelves and way in back are were the best things hide. Look and then looks again! I can't tell you how many times I've almost walked out but went back for one more look and found the best stuff. Fantastic find ! :)
    20. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Agreed Mike, I also do a quick pass down the plastic aisle as people always seem to try and hide stuff there.
      Thanks JayHow. I'm still thinking about a proper shed :)). Picker's got my head in the clouds. How are you?
    21. nldionne nldionne, 9 years ago
      Yippeeee, Amber is buying first round!
    22. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Oh yeah I will! Come on over!
    23. nldionne nldionne, 9 years ago
      Thanks for starting my day with a big smile! Great find girl!
    24. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Laughing with you nldionne! Massive neighborhood garage sale near here tomorrow. Already enlisted the girl child to go with me. Gotta start em young!
    25. nldionne nldionne, 9 years ago
      We have a bunch going on too. I am so out if space. Read you are too.
    26. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Yep, laying down in a pile of cheap brass candle noise.
    27. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      You'd me surprise how much I find in that pile of noise! Always check!
    28. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Great find, your husband was probably excited as well!
      Maybe he will build you that shed, or buy a safe to protect this beauty.
    29. toolate2 toolate2, 9 years ago
      Great eye!! So... where's this thrift??? lol...
    30. inky inky, 9 years ago
      It's a beautiful thing...Soooo! well done AmberRose.. it’s always wonderful to hear when some else finds a treasure..very!! exciting to read…:-)
    31. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Everyone is so nice on this site! Thank you for all the nice comments and love. I'm still pretty charged up and have gone back, to my now favorite thrift (not telling Toolate) hoping for a sister piece. Nothing! Will probably go there all the time now looking for lightening to strike twice!
      Big Hugs to my CW family!
    32. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      Eye, you are persistent!!! And you have humour too!!! Good Luck Amber!! Eye is a shark on the prowl..... :))
    33. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      Love the find well done at times it's a matter of being at the Wright place at the Wright time.
    34. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Zowie, I almost fell off the chair laughing. You are sooo Wright about my thinking.
      Thanks Phil, this piece really made me think of you.
    35. maryh1956 maryh1956, 9 years ago
      Well done! I am happy for you. Looks like you will get your storage area soon!
    36. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Hi Phil, this really did make me think of you for exactly that reason...the flow
    37. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      Just DEVINE DARLING!!!
    38. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 9 years ago
      Beautiful! That's what keeps us looking!!!
    39. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      AmberRose A/P is artist proof when on a serial #'ed watch.
    40. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Oops, need to read all the comments, LOL Fantastic pick, congrats!!
    41. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      What a find! Well done. I always check the floor, crammed under the shelves, you never know whats there, though I've never found anything as fantastic as this! Never heard of Bob Bennet but the figures superb. I love it.

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