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Article about: Greetings from Ohio. Would like some input on this one. This was an antique store find. It measures about 9" tall and is pretty heavy, about 3 or 4 lbs is my guess. It also reads Schmid

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    Greetings from Ohio. Would like some input on this one. This was an antique store find. It measures about 9" tall and is pretty heavy, about 3 or 4 lbs is my guess. It also reads Schmidt hofer?? on the reverse. I guess I'd just like some input as to if it's authentic and value. Thank you for you time.
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    It appeared at first glance to be an authentic bust to me...
    Thanks to our friend Ned for clearing that up for us with the link below!
    cheers, Glenn
    Last edited by bigmacglenn; 11-09-2013 at 09:45 PM.

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    these are hard to say original or not,but on this one I agree with Glenn.

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    Not trying to doubt Glenn's opinion but that look pretty poor, i bet uncle Adolf wouldn't approve of the casting mark up the back of his neck!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I've been researching this and it does look authentic compared to some of the repros I've been finding. Thanks again

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    Here's an original of the same bust. Note the differences in casting quality, crispness of signature and finish in general. No strange brush marks or rough texture on this piece.

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    well Ned give that the kiss of death.

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    well Ned give that the kiss of death.

    Yar, the 'kiss of death' orrite........ ( although this would fit nicely in the "I hate when that happens" thread also )
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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    Yar, the 'kiss of death' orrite........ ( although this would fit nicely in the "I hate when that happens" thread also )
    Holy sh*t!!!!!!
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    Yar, the 'kiss of death' orrite........ ( although this would fit nicely in the "I hate when that happens" thread also )
    I bet she could tuck him in her butt crack and have room to spare.

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