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5 Games in One gameboard
5 Games in One gameboard
Wooden dumbbell
Primitive handmade
wooden dumbbell
Skateboard
Home made skateboard
Home made skateboard
3 Home made skateboards
Surfing
"Surfing", Art Deco
print by John Farleigh
Sports card bottle whimseys
Sports card bottle
whimseys with display
Golfer whirligig
Copper golfer weather vane
Home made score keeper
Home made score keeper
Horse and sulky whirligig
Horse and sulky whirligig

Wooden dumbbellThis is a heavy, hand carved wood dumbbell. Obviously a homemade piece, it could have been for exercise or used in a carnival. In any case, it was used often and has the patina and smoothness on the handle to show. The dumbbell is old, likely from the early 1900's. It has age cracks, but is still strong and in very good condition. It is about 17" long by 5" in diameter on the larger side. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CSAT.   See a slideshow of several views [430k] ... Wooden dumbbell ... Another angle ... Two more views ... End view ... The other end ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Wooden dumbbell ... Two more views.

Golfer whirligigThis is a golfer weather vane made of copper. It has good form and surface with mottled verdigris and has been mounted on a metal display base. The vane is 26" high by 21 1/2" long by about 3/4" thick; the base is 22" by 5". It is in excellent condition, probably from the 1930's or 40's. The price is $1175.00. Inventory Code: CTRA.   See a slideshow of several views [627k] ... Golfer whirligig ... The other side ... Front views ... Back views ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Closeup of feet ... Closeup of bag ... Bag, other side ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Golfer whirligig ... The other side ... Front views ... Back views ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Closeup of feet ... Closeup of bag ... Bag, other side ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.

Surfing"Surfing", an original Art Deco wood engraving print by the English artist John Farleigh. It is signed and dated 1937, printed on cream colored paper, professionally matted, and in a stainless steel looking frame. The image size is approximately 7 1/2" by 5 3/4". The frame is 17" by 14" overall. The price is $500.00. Inventory Code: TCAS. This is one of several works available by this artist.   "Surfing" by John Farleigh ... Overall, with frame ... Closeup.

Sports card bottle whimseysHere is an extraordinary collection, assemblage, and display of eight bottle whimseys. Each of the one pint whisky bottles contains a large hand made wooden frame containing a sports trading card. All of the bottles are set on a raised shelf in a hand made, semi-circular, lighted, metal display - like a hall of fame. There is a light in front of each bottle whimsey. The base is covered in red and green felt, trimmed with black braid and brass knobs. This assemblage is 26" across, 13 1/2" deep, and 13" high. The cards include Arnold Palmer, George Foreman, Wayne Gretzky, Wilma Rudolph, Jesse Owen, Joe Montana, Pete Rose, and Michael Jordan. It is signed by the maker, Richard Kopp, on the bottom, is in excellent condition, and was constructed in 1994. The price is $1600.00. Inventory Code: AORH.   Sports figures bottle whimsies ... Closeup ... From above ... Lit up, in a dark room ... Bottom.

Following are photos of the individual bottles. Wilma Rudolph ... Rudolph - Back ... George Foreman ... Foreman - Back ... Wayne Gretzky ... Gretzky - Back ... Michael Jordan ... Jordan - Back ... Joe Montana ... Montana - Back ... Jesse Owens ... Owens - Back ... Arnold Palmer ... Palmer - Back ... Pete Rose ... Rose - Back.

5 Games in One gameboardThis is a pinball type gameboard with great color and graphics. "Poosh-M-Up 5 Game Streamliner" includes "Twenty-One - Put-N-Take - Baseball - Bagatelle - Pennants". It was made by Northwestern Products, in St. Louis, MO, and has a masonite back with a metal rim, applied printed front, wooden base, and lots of small metal pins and cups. The metal spring device along the right-hand side would have shot the balls onto the board. It is 22 1/4" tall by 12" wide by 1" deep. The condition is very good, with minor wear and soiling. It was probably made in the 1940's or 50's. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TOOA.   "5 Games in One" gameboard ... Closeup of top half ... Close of lower half ... Closer view of top ... Closer view of bottom ... Side view ... Top half, from side ... Bottom half, from side ... Top half, other side ... Bottom half, other side ... Back view ... Back, from side ... With a soda can for scale.

Three home-made SKATEBOARDS. They would make a nice collection. (Please request a group price).

Home made skateboardA skateboard made from an old piece of pine tongue and groove wood which has been both shaped and worn to an interesting and "artistic" shape. The wheels came from adjustable roller skates. It is about 19 1/2" long, 5" wide, and 3 3/4" high. The price is $85.00. Inventory Code: AWRC.   Image ... From above ... Side view ... Bottom.

Home made skateboardA skateboard made from a piece of fairly thick tongue and groove pine. It is 25" long, 5 5/8" wide and 3 1/4" high. This also has wheels from roller skates, and has a name crudely painted in blue: C Rhyn? The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: AWRH.   Image ... From above ... From below.

Home made skateboardA home-made skateboard. This is about a simple as one can get. It is constructed from a single board, 4 3/8" wide by 1 5/8" thick. It has wooden wheels, and has been used. The board is 23" long and 6 3/8" across the wheels. The price is $70.00. Inventory Code: AWRT.   Image ... Side view.

Home made score keeperThis is a score keeper, home made from a plywood paddle with wood burned markings and two carved pointers that turn. Each pointer is mounted in a circle with numbers around the outside. One circle is labeled "Gold A Red" and the other is "Silver B Black". It has a varnish finish that is fairly worn at one end. The size is 14 1/2" long by 5 1/4" wide by about 1" thick at the pointers. It was probably made in the 1940's or 50's and is in good condition with wear from use. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CAPC.   See a slideshow of several views [324k] ... Home made score keeper ... With pointers moved ... Side view ... From below ... Back view ... Back, another angle ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Home made score keeper ... With pointers moved ... Back view.
Horse and sulky whirligigThis is a fairly large whirligig with a man driving a racing sulky pulled by a horse. It has 2 blades representing the wheels. When the blades turn the action is of the horse trotting and the driver's arm going up and down. This section (horse, sulky, etc) is made perpendicular to the long crosspiece and tail. The piece is in very good condition and was made from pine and plywood, likely in the 1950's or '60's. It is mounted on a Lucite type base. The whirligig is 39" long from the tail. The sulky section is about 19" long by 7" wide by 12" high. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CTAA.   See a slideshow of several views [581k] ... Horse and sulky whirligig ... Front view ... Back view ... One side ... Closer view ... The other side ... Another back view ... From above ... Another overall angle ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action [3 Mb].
Some much larger photos:   Horse and sulky whirligig ... Front view ... Back view ... One side ... The other side ... Another back view ... Another overall angle ... Video of the action [3 Mb].

 

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