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      10-04-2012 12:22 PM #1
      Don't know what it came off of, but would like to so I could sell it. Any ideas if its worth anything?


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      10-04-2012 12:24 PM #2
      Packard. Can't help on value though.
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      10-04-2012 12:30 PM #3
      BTW - I believe it's a Cormorant, not a swan. Value $75-125.

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      10-04-2012 02:05 PM #4
      Could be Hudson, too, but it's likely aftermarket. That's what kept J.C. Whitney alive.
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      10-04-2012 02:31 PM #5
      i would agree with packard. could also be an aftermarket piece that could be found on a mack or peterbilt or kenworth or.....

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      10-04-2012 03:53 PM #6
      Whatever it is, it belongs on your hood above the grille.
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      10-04-2012 04:27 PM #7
      Whats the little things that make it aftermarket? Seems like an original piece to me since the feathers are all detailed. But thats why I am here asking that.

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      10-04-2012 04:35 PM #8
      When I saw this, I instantly thought "Empire Of The Sun":


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      10-04-2012 05:30 PM #9
      came for
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      10-04-2012 05:49 PM #10
      Are there any maker's marks on the base?

      The Gilmore Museum has a huge mascot collection and a research department. They can probably help.
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      10-04-2012 06:19 PM #11
      I like it, but let me call my buddy who's an expert on swan shaped hood ornaments.
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      10-04-2012 06:25 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Are there any maker's marks on the base?

      The Gilmore Museum has a huge mascot collection and a research department. They can probably help.
      It's a buddies so I'll pop over to his place and take a better look I'll see into the museum

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      I like it, but let me call my buddy who's an expert on swan shaped hood ornaments.
      Sweet, thanks man

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      10-04-2012 07:04 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Big Dac With Fries View Post
      I like it, but let me call my buddy who's an expert on swan shaped hood ornaments.
      Best I can do is treefitty.
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      10-04-2012 11:21 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
      Best I can do is treefitty.
      $350? Please use proper spelling.

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      10-04-2012 11:31 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Samsquam View Post
      $350? Please use proper spelling.
      No. Not $350. Treefitty. $3.50.

      Last edited by Sledge; 10-04-2012 at 11:33 PM.
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      10-04-2012 11:59 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Samsquam View Post
      $350? Please use proper spelling.
      Go watch Pawn Stars then get the joke.

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      10-05-2012 12:02 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Smokin Joe View Post
      Go watch Pawn Stars then get the joke.
      Dont watch tv, would rather turn wrenches or hit on chicks then sit on my a$$. Thanks though

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      10-05-2012 12:16 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Samsquam View Post
      Dont watch tv, would rather turn wrenches or hit on chicks then sit on my a$$. Thanks though
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      10-05-2012 12:16 PM #20
      I sent a note to the head of the Gilmore, and automotive historian and the guy that makes the best factory reproduction mascots for an answer.

      I went to the American Arrow site and looked at all of the hundreds of mascots they reproduce, and this isn't one of them.

      http://www.americanarrowcorp.com/htm..._id=1&nav_id=4
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      10-05-2012 01:50 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Samsquam View Post
      Whats the little things that make it aftermarket? Seems like an original piece to me since the feathers are all detailed. But thats why I am here asking that.
      Actually, the Packard ones that I'm seeing don't have all that detailing on the wings. Usually variations of a smooth wing with 3 notches.


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      10-05-2012 01:58 PM #22
      You are correct. The guy from American Arrow got back to me and said it's definitely an aftermarket pot metal mascot meant to replace 1948-1950 Packard ornaments, or anything else you could fit that base to.

      He said he's get back to me, but didn't think it was worth very much.
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      10-05-2012 02:57 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Big Dac With Fries View Post
      I like it, but let me call my buddy who's an expert on swan shaped hood ornaments.


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      10-08-2012 10:56 AM #24
      The head of the Gilmore Museum responded that it was aftermarket and had no value. It might make a nice paperweight.
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      10-08-2012 12:04 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      The head of the Gilmore Museum responded that it was aftermarket and had no value. It might make a nice paperweight.
      Great shiz barry Glad that everyone helped out

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