Yes, another wonderful Ebay find! Luckily for me the item and seller were located in Southern California, so this wood carving was not damaged in shipping. I picked it up less than an hour after paying for it.
One of the aspects I appreciate about collecting Duff Tweed wood carvings is meeting and getting to know the people selling and collecting these obscure items. I say obscure because very few people are aware of Duff Tweed or his carvings, today. We're a pretty select group of people who happen to love this man's work.
I watched two of Duff Tweed's carvings sell on Ebay this year and I still regret having not aggressively bid on them. Both can be found in this blog under previous posts. One was "Sue the Bastards" and the other was "The Low Bidder", so I am thrilled to share this latest Duff Tweed acquisition with you. I love how 3D they appear. They look much better and larger in person.
Ed shared with me that he received several questions on the piece and that each Duff Tweed collector believed it to be a one-of-a-kind. The only real issues with the piece are some water staining to the linen and some poker chips appear to be missing. The carvings are in perfect condition. Each time I purchase one of Duff's wood carved figures, I am amazed at how well they hold up over time.
Well that's the show for today folks . . . Have a wonderful remainder of July 2010 and hopefully I'll have something new to share in August! Be happy, healthy and safe!
All the best!