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Painting by Martin Zipin
Duck shooting gallery targetDuck shooting gallery target
Two cast iron duck shooting gallery targets
Bird shooting gallery target
Bird shooting gallery target
Folk art model Ferris wheel
Folk art model Ferris wheel

This is a oil painting on canvas: "The Barker" by the late Martin Zipin. The subject is a carnival barker or ticket taker. It was done in the early 1960's and is in excellent condition. The overall size including the frame is 32" by 18 5/8". The size of the image is 26 1/2 by 13". The price is $3500.00. Inventory Code: CHRK.   Image ... Closeup ... Closeup of signature.

Duck shooting gallery targetDuck shooting gallery targetHere are two cast iron duck shooting gallery targets. They have dark oxidized surfaces with worn remnants of red and white paint. Each has been mounted on a wood display base. The ducks are 7 1/2" long by 5" high. Including the base they are 6" high by 6" by 4". They are in very good, used and shot condition, and show a little bit of bright metal on the base where they were removed from their original mounts. They are priced at $165.00 each, or both for $300.00. Inventory Code: CWPT.   Duck shooting gallery targets ... Closeup of one target ... The other target ... Back view ... Both targets, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Duck shooting gallery targets ... Closeup of one target ... The other target ... Back view ... Both targets, with a soda can for scale.

Bird shooting gallery targetThis is a cast iron shooting gallery target in the form of a bird. It has a pitted, dark oxidized surface and measures 5 3/4" long by 3" high by 1 1/2" deep. It is from the early 1900's, in very good, used and shot condition. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CWPH.   Bird shooting gallery target, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... Side views.
Some much larger photos:   Bird shooting gallery target, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... Side views.

Folk art model Ferris wheelThis is a Mexican folk art Ferris wheel model that spins when the crank is turned. It was probably made in Oaxaca as a souvenir. The figures have painted faces and jointed arms and legs that can be positioned up or down. The wheel and figures are about 18" high, and the base is 9 3/4" by 13 1/2". It is in good, weathered condition with some minor warping and loss to the old plywood. The age is unknown, but it is old, likely about the mid-20th c. or a little older. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CWKP.   Folk art model Ferris wheel ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Folk art model Ferris wheel ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

 

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