Friday, July 12, 2013

“Glendale Greg’s” Duffy Collection – Two Cowboys and Double Jigger Jack Grant

Howdy Partners! 

We’re baaaack. . . and sooner than expected! We’re so excited to get this story out because it includes two rare Duff Tweed carvings.  In our search for Duffy excellence, we have come across cowboy carvings in the form of The Slaughterhouse Four (multiple sets),  Two Cow hands with a Kicking Cow, a Seated Guitarist Lamp and a Single Gunslinger.  All may be seen here in previous blog entries.

We’re making a huge “shout out” to Greg who we have affectionately named “Glendale Greg” for sharing his collection with the world.  Greg, thank you for taking the time to share your Duffy story with us and the world.  We definitely appreciate it!   Before we share Glendale Greg’s collection, here is Greg’s story in his own words:

“I'm really glad I found this site. I always wondered about Duff Tweed and these carvings.  My father worked for and eventually co-owned a car dealership in downtown LA through the 1970's into the early 80's.  He had these I believe in the cafeteria at work. When they sold the business my dad ended up with these Duff Tweeds. No one in my family wanted them, so I took them recently because I always thought they were cool.
They are all dated and signed on the back 7-11-72. 
I guess they are about to turn 41 years old.

That's my story. I hope you enjoy them.

Glendale, CA”

Below we are sharing pictures of a cowboy only seen once before and a second cowboy not previously pictured at Duff Tweed Carvings.  The third carving is of our old familiar friend, Double Jigger Jack Grant.  The carvings look a bit dusty, but in perfect condition.  

Giddy up and check em out!

Below pictured first is the carving we named The Gunslinger.  We had received a note a couple of years ago telling us that this carving is actually modeled after Roy Rogers.  As a matter of fact, Mr. Rogers (“Won’t you be my neighbor?”- No, not that Mr. Rogers!)  commissioned Duff years ago to make him a set of the Slaughterhouse Four.  That set is now owned by a fellow collector here in Southern California (see previous blog entry).  We’re not sure if the piece below is actually modeled after Roy, but there are some similarities. For fun, we threw in a picture of Roy side by side with the Gunslinger.  We LOVE this carving!!!

The next cowboy carving is new to our virgin eyes.  Never before have we seen or pictured this carving.  We started combing through online files of cowboys pictured with Roy Rogers, but none looked as mean as this guy below.  Great carving!  Would love to add it to the collection in the future.

Finally, we’ll finish off with everyone’s friend, Double Jigger Jack Grant.  Jack has been carved in multiples and painted in several different color schemes. We have most often seen him in the same Black and Red jacket he is wearing below. Sauced as usual on his favorite hootch, Old Mule! Hehehe.

We hope you truly enjoyed your visit.  We will do all we can to not let too much time pass until our next Duffy tale.  One more shout out to the man, Glendale Greg!  Thank you so very much Greg.  You have some special carvings by D.T.!

All the best!


1 comment:

  1. love these carvings..we have the slaughter house four all on one frame. we love it. my father in law got it in the 60's.