Hello. Where to start? Well, as you must have gathered, this is a blog where all of us Duff Tweed collectors and fans can come to share information and learn about the works and life of Duff Tweed.
I am hoping many of you Duff Tweed wood carving collectors will write comments and send pictures of your carvings thus enriching our shared "Duff Tweed" experience. His carvings are cool!
I presently have 15 Duff Tweed wood carvings along with a couple of ceramic/molded copies made when Duff's carvings came into demand. Many of Duff's early carvings were done in the late 1950's and early 1960's. I got started collecting Mr. Tweed's carvings as a result of my love for golf. I was collecting vintage and antique golf items as a tribute to my grandfather who gave me the golf bug. While searching Ebay I found my first Duff Tweed set of three carvings and I was hooked. I paid twice what I paid for future sets of three, but being new to Duff's carvings, I simply didn't know better. A positive result; they are the most pristine set of three that I own and came from the estate of a very well known golfer who obviously cared for them.
Below is a picture of my first Duff Tweed acquisition of three golfers:
Below is the red caddie carving I referred to in the beginning of this blog entry. It's the one that is also on another set of three I own, but not pictured due to water stains on the linen background.
"Duff Tweed, born in Canada, was an artist with Walt Disney Studios where he worked on such Disney classics as "Alice in Wonderland", "Song of the South", "Cinderella", "Lady and the Tramp" , etc. He also represented the Disney Studios on a coast to coast national good will tour on television. His hobby has always been woodcarving and he has done woodcarvings for H.L. Hunt, Gene Autrey, Ernest Breech, chairman of the board for Ford Motor Company, and many well-known people over the entire United States. Duff is semi-retired. He is a humorist, and his carvings are much in demand by collectors."