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You know I hopped right out of my car when I saw this beauty at a parking lot sale! It had no price marked on it. The woman running the sale made a face and said, “Um, eight dollars?”

I said, “I was going to offer you five.”

I got the three-legged horse for five bucks.

It’s too bad he’s only got three legs. Looks like someone tried to fix him once, but they didn’t keep his fourth leg & I think they messed up the joint.

Not like I care.

He has such an expressive face!

I’ve been doing a little research on this weathervane and I can find it in good condition for about $300/$350. Missing a leg, however? I’m pretty certain I have a one-of-a-kind.

It is hand-pressed tin and assembled from several different pieces. On the stand it is about 4′ (1.2 meters) tall and is 42″ (1 meter) long. He’s hollow & comes off of the stand. Near as I can tell, the design is early 1900’s (I doubt this piece is a hundred years old).

He has a damaged hoof on one hind leg, but someone who knows how to solder can fix that. Just too bad about that fourth leg, ya know?

I wonder how hard it would be to make a hand-pressed tin replica leg?

I can’t wait for my husband to come home and see him…

(We may not make it to our 30th wedding anniversary next weekend, hahaha! No, just kidding: Don will like it.)

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