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Iron Animal Door-Stop

Iron Animal Door-Stop
Iron Animal Door-Stop

There has been much debate, in the years I've own this piece, as to what kind of creature this door stop depicts. It stands in the typical squirrel stance, and its profile seems to follow suit, but it is painted black with grayish spots, so that theory begins to fly out the window. I used to like to think it was some kind of spotted cat - pushing it somewhat - but whatever the creature, it is full of wit and whimsy!

Measuring 10 inches tall to the tip of it tail by 5 inches at its widest across the base, it is fashioned out of rolled sheet iron and has an applied door wedge on the back. It is painted with what appears to be black enamel and finished with grayish/white spots. There are traces of oxidation around the tail, face and bottom edge attendant with age and use. It dates to the first quarter of the 20 th century and was found in Northampton County, PA.

Quirky and unique creature, it looks great in a collection yet can stand alone in a cupboard or on a tabletop. And, it can be any animal the new owner would like it to be.

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

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Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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