Details about White Pine Copper, Cast Indian Face Bookend, Single, 3-3/4 Lbs.White Pine Copper, Cast Indian Face Bookend, Single, 3-3/4 Lbs. See original listing
Sep 10, 2012 09:58:38 PDT
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A neat old cast copper ingot from the White Pine copper mine, White Pine, Michigan, which closed about 1995.
When the smelter was closed at night for maintenance, the men would make various cast copper souvenirs.
This is called an "Indian Face" or "Indian Head" bookend; the features are reminiscent of Polynesian idols or the giant stone heads on Easter Island.
Weighs about 3-3/4 pounds and is 5 inches tall.
An unusual piece that does not have the rectangular border behind it; nice red coloration.
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monthly listing fee .. 5 cents per item.
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On Jul-07-09 at 17:11:02 PDT, seller added the following information: