Gladys Brown Edwards bronze
Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:11 AM
i am an 'ebay haunter', i admit it. a few years ago i started collecting vintage arabian trophies, just the metal topped ones. so far i have collected eight different ones, ranging from the 1950's to the 80's. on one of my ebay haunts, i found an ad for trophy pieces and lo and behold there was a Gladys Brown Edwards Half-Arabian bronze in the lot. poor thing had a broken leg...
i have always longed for a GBE bronze and so i bid on this lot, just to get 'her'. the other pieces i refurbish and donate to the local 4-H club for their shows, so i was doing a two-for-one. i got this lovely lady and the rest for a winning bid of $5.50. she was so pretty when she got her that i got inspired to build a little box around her and restore her to some of her former glory. here is the result:
she turned out so pretty i have her with my won trophies instead of my vintage collection : ) she really deserves a shelf of her own. she did come with a shadow box she originally stepped out of, but no placard so i have no idea how old she is or what class she represented. i think she is/was the bronze for Half-Arabian National win, so please correct me if i am wrong.
kind of a fun winter project i wanted to share. someday i will take photos of my other collection trophies, but i want to get a nice case for them first.
sheila - innishfael farm
Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:17 AM
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:29 AM
meantime if we gave you an allowance for awards do you think you could supply one of our benefit CTRs? finding stuff on e bay?
Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:58 AM
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:40 PM
When at antique stores, I always keep my eye out for the Dodge bronzes that Gladys did. I have quite a few. Also have the silver Quarter Horse she did (trophy).
While we have kept a few trophies from the show years...it is those Gladys Brown Edwards ones that I truly love.
Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:03 PM
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