Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

NY TIMES OBIT:  Ray E. Dodge, a former Olympic runner and founder of the company that makes the Oscar and Emmy statuettes for movie and television awards, died of congestive heart failure on Sept. 7, 2007.  He was 84 years old.  Mr. Dodge was the founder of Dodge, Inc., one of the worlds largest manufacturers of trophys.  He began the company in Chicago after competing in the 1924 Olympics and the Pan American Games the following year.  He moved the company to Los Angeles and began making the Oscars in 1930 and the Emmys in 1949.  He was a Miami resident since 1950.

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Dodge, Inc. began in Chicago in the mid 1920s by Ray E. Dodge, a former track star in the 1924 Olympics.  In 1930 he moved the company to Los Angeles to begin making “Oscars” for Hollywood’s Academy Awards, and in 1949, began producing Hollywood’s “Emmys”.

 

In a 1948, a catalog for Dodge, Inc. of Los Angeles, Newark and Miami, advertised “the master-line of gifts for the discriminating buyer,” listing more than 20 different pairs of bookends, including pieces designed by McClelland Barclay and Gladys E. Brown, selling for $10 to $40 a pair.

 

All Dodge bookends are made of heavy cast gray metal.  Their bookends on onyx bases are less common.  The company used 5 different finishes for its cast metal pieces, but their trademark high-gloss bronze finish with two-tone highlights of  rich red-golden copper from  the Southwest’s great copper mines, earned Dodge the tag line, “The Best of the West.”

 

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Dodge, Inc.

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Spunky Pup by McClelland Barclay

“Spunky Pup”

“Circa 1930,  designed by McClelland Barclay

#3872

Buddy seeing eye dog by Dodge foundry

“Buddy”

Circa 1935. Designed by McClelland.

$395 / pr

#3874

“Horse Race”

“Running Free”

Circa 1930s. Beautiful detail

Circa 1930s. Elegant and pristine condition

#3438

#3434

$195 / pr

SOLD

Horse Race, bookends by DodgeRunning Free, bookends by Dodge

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