Winchester Repeating Arms
Logo - Statue
This auction is for a cast iron bronze looking statue of the famous Philip R. Goodwin "Horse and Rider" that was used as the advertising logo for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company of New Haven, Connecticut. The base of the cast sculpture bears the Winchester Name.
The statue was purchased at an auction that included the estate of a long time Winchester collector where at least 100 individual items were assembled.
The statue weighs a hefty 3 lbs. - 4 oz. prior to packaging. It is 7" long, 7" tall, and 2-1/2" wide at the base. The bottom is felt covered. The statue is in outstanding condition with no cracks, scratches, or marks of any kind. It includes the wire reins, but the whip in the riders right hand is missing. I'm toying with the idea of replacing it and I'm currently trying to chemically age a piece of copper wire, but I may leave this job up to the successful bidder, so assume that it's not included. Other than that, it's perfect.
For those who might be interested, here's a little bit on the creator of the logo.
Shipping charges within the Continental U.S. are $11.95 via USPS Parcel Post Mail with full shipping insurance included. Item(s) will be carefully packaged to avoid shipping damage.
I will ship internationally at my actual costs. In addition, there will be a $7.00 International Handling Fee for all international sales.
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Think of the great Western artists of the early 20th century, and who comes to mind? Certainly, Frederick Remington, Charles M. Russell and Philip R. Goodwin. Philip R. Goodwin? Not many people today are familiar with Goodwin, but he was one of the premier Western artists during the fi rst three decades of the 1900s. And while he is often overlooked in favor of his contemporaries, Goodwin achieved fame and respect in his profession during his lifetime and became one of the most accomplished artists of his generation. Like many other artists of the time, Goodwin earned a living illustrating for fi rearms companies. He worked for Remington, Peters Cartridge Company, Marlin and Winchester among others. It was for Winchester that Goodwin was most prolifi c. He was, in fact, the most productive of all Winchester artists. In total, he execute three calendar scenes, seven poster vignettes, as well as a few scenes for stationary, cardboard pop-ups and line types. But he is most famous for his “Horse and Rider” trademark, which he designed in 1919, and it still endures today.