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The Sy and Ronnie Margolis Collection of Automobile Mascots

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the Sy and Ronnie Margolis Collection of Automobile Mascots.  The sale features over 215 lots of diverse car mascots, mostly from the U.S., France and Britain; and related collectibles.  Sy and Ronnie Margolis’s eclectic collection features a wide range of hood or fender ornaments, from about 1909 to recent times.  Most date from the 1920s and 1930s, with many from the 1910s as well.  In the early days of automobiles, wealthy owners would customize their vehicles with mascots to add beauty, make a political statement, identify with an organization or brand, or convey something about themselves.  This collection offers a very wide selection of subject matter – from playful to classical – as petite statues: most mascots range from 4 to 9 inches in height and/or width.