Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Duff Tweed Winters in Florida - The Happy Golfer

It's been way too long since we last posted to this blog. Are you missing our Duffy news? *laugh*  Been working on the golf game which has been occupying most of our time.

A month ago we were contacted by an owner of a Duff Tweed carving affectionately named "The Happy Golfer".  There are actually two versions of the golfer which can be seen here in previous posts.  Go check them out!

Jay from Ottawa Ontario, Canada was kind enough to share his "Happy Golfer" with us.  Here's his treasure below:

Jay also took this picture of the Happy Golfer.  Slightly different angled photo.
Jay was given this Duff Tweed carving by his mother-in-law, Holley.  Holley and her husband Ed were close friends with Duff and his wife and "wintered" together in Florida.  We continue to learn more about Duff and his life from every little tidbit of information we gather from various collectors around the world.  Thanks Jay!

Below is a picture of the back of the frame where Duff dedicated this piece to Holley and Ed.  You should note, he signed it "LOVE", which tells us they were definitely close.  We have never seen another Duffy dedication where he used the word Love.  A special piece indeed.
This isn't the clearest writing by Duff, as the ink has faded over time.  You can still make out that he dedicated the piece to Holley and Ed on May 15, 1966, included his home address in Pasadena, CA and "Love Duff Tweed" is rather clear at the bottom.

Want to send out a big shout out and thank you to Jay W. in Canada for sharing his cool Happy Golfer carving which looks to be in excellent condition.  That carving is over 46 years old!

We'll be back soon to share a collection of 10 Duff Tweed carvings, three of which have not been previously seen or shown in this blog.

Hope you're all having a great summer of 2012!

All the best!

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