2.09.2013

Vintage Trophy......Ebay Win

When I first saw this beauty on Ebay I gasped and had to check her out further. I had never seen one quite like this and the price it was at so far was very good so of course I had to bid on her. I get so competitive when someone outbids me and then I have to bid more. Thank goodness it didn't go to high and I WON!

How could I not want her? Just look at those curves.

And she is inscribed and has some wear, but you would too if you have been around since 1910.

She is even sporting frilly little bows.

Now she is here where she belongs on my French vaisselier and among some other silver pieces.

This is also a trophy that I have had even though I don't think of this one as a trophy since it doesn't have a base and arms.

This isn't a trophy, but is silver, tarnished and engraved.

This one normally resides in the other room with the others, but is hanging out on the mantel for awhile.


Soon they will all be back together when I put the other trophy back in here in place of the seltzer bottle.

The inscription on the new trophy reads:

Awarded
to
John Blunck
for
Most Premiums
Farmer's Festival
Withee, 1910

Not sure what that means. Maybe some of you do.

51 comments:

  1. i love it too, especially the ruffled base! Lucky you.

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  2. WOW!!!!

    Oh that is amazing - what a treasure, and it is so perfect with your collection and in that space.

    Well done, Kim!

    Bravo!!

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  3. She is wonderful and has aged beautifully. A brand new version of her would not be half as pretty.

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  4. She's a beauty!! I just bought 2 trophies last week but they are tiny coated to yours.

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  5. She is beautiful, Kim. Nice ebay score.

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  6. Oh that is a fabulous piece Kim! I am wanting to find some but so far no such luck. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  7. What a stunning piece....I love the detailing on the bottom! It looks beautiful diplayed with all your other goodies :o)
    ~Des

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  8. Love those curves, she's beautiful and looks great on your hutch!

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  9. I love it. It is so much fun when we can "win" on Ebay. Great job.
    Nancy
    WildOakDesigns.blogspot.com

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  10. Gorgeous trophy!! They don't come a dime a dozen, that's for sure.
    Mary Alice

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  11. What a great find. I love it. Looks perfect in your vignette. Hugs, Marty

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  12. What a great piece, so hlad you got her!!! Love the bows:) have GOT to find Joe's Grandfathers trophy!!! XO, Pinky

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  13. I love it that you collect these...so charming and imagine how happy the person was to receive the award. I get competitive on Ebay, too

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  14. You are highly favored dear Kim! I love it together with the horse pic and the dogs on the bookends. Looks like you won The Hunt! Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

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  15. OH, she is a beauty! I haven't seen one like it either! You have a wonderful collection!

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  16. You deserve a trophy for winning! Nice ebay score Kim, your collections are really growing.
    Lisa

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  17. I love the shape of that trophy. Never seen on like that!

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  18. How fun! Great score!

    Have a good weekend.

    Emily

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  19. She's a beauty! I've never paid attention to trophies before but hmm. . . And I had to laugh at your eBay competitiveness. I can relate! The very first item I bid on ended up being a rather expensive bowl because I just HAD to win :)

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  20. What a great find! She looks magnificent there among all your other precious things...

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  21. Nice new trophy. It looks lovely on your beautiful cabinet. blessings

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  22. Kim,
    What a great EBay deal. It is so full of character and history. I love that you found a new home for her. Just beautiful.
    Kris

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  23. That is a beautiful trophy! I've never seen one with such pretty curved lines as that. Your vasselier is the perfect place to display it too.

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  24. I don't know what it means but it is a pretty trophy and it looks Beautiful in your home. And isn't great when you win something you really want on Ebay Just Beautiful

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  25. Green. Green. Green with envy over your latest win!! LOL! I'm not sure what it was for, but I love it. Maybe he had the most farm products that were the "premium" winners??? Whatever it was for, I love it! blessings ~ tanna

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  26. That is such an unbelievable find...glad you won that beauty on eBay and no one beat you to the punch!....Perfect on the Vaisselier!

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  27. Oh pretty pretty lucky girl! Those things usually go over my spending limit lol. I think it means he sold the most insurance premiums. Not sure how long Farmers Ins has been around but maybe that was the company he worked for. If not it makes a great story lol

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  28. Kim, What a wonderful trophy! She's a beauty and perfect for your room. xx, Sherry

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  29. Beautiful Kim!That is on my wish list.I know I will find one eventually!
    xx
    Anne

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  30. I love the trophy! I have never seen such a pretty one. It looks right at home in that setting. I guess you could say you won it!
    Nancy

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  31. Quite a striking piece! YOu are getting a nice little collection! THis one is a beauty!

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  32. I WANT ONE! I WANT ONE! But seriously, I'm very happy for you...really I am. I WANT ONE!! Okay end of tantrum...off to bed.
    melinda

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  33. Great trophy! Here's some history on the family that owned it. Ain't Google wonderful?
    http://www.wiclarkcountyhistory.org/0data/4/4098.htm

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  34. 1910? No way! You deserve a trophy for finding such a treasure.

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  35. Hi Kim,
    Wow! That is the first thing I thought of too! "Look at all of the Curves" She is gorgeous!!
    What a great trophy win!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  36. what a score Kim! Love it's styling......the trophy and yours. :)

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  37. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-27880-1571-38?cc=2000219&wc=MMYH-HYK:n1755200577

    Looks like John was 20 years old when he got this.

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  38. This is a gorgeous trophy! It's definitely in the Art Nouveau style, especially considering the date. Beautiful lines. This is one to collect for sure!

    Nicole

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  39. What a trophy! It's beautiful! And it looks perfect on this cabinet! :) love it

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  40. Love the trophy!! What would you consider a "reasonable" price for a beautiful trophy like this one?? I've never bought one and would like to keep my eye open for one without paying too much. Thanks!!

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  41. That is a lovely piece and will go so well with your collection.

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  42. Great win! I also Googled and Withee is a town in the north part of Wisconsin.

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  43. Hi Kim!!!

    Love your trophy!! She really shows well with all those curves going on. The other two pieces look great as well.

    I'm guessing (I haven't read the other comments so I hope this isn't a repeat) that he sold the most insurance premiums at the farmers festival.

    I'm the same way with Ebay.

    Pam

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  44. Great find, Kim- I love the curvy base!

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