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A friend has two Franklin hood ornaments that he'd like to sell. Years ago he mounted them on wood bases. One is the rampant lion with a Franklin emblem, the other is an Olympic. He wonders what they'd be worth, and since so gave no idea, I thought Id put them up on the Forum to see if anyone had a suggestion.

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Can you repost the Lion one as a JPEG file - it's posted as an Apple .heic file which the forum software, and a lot of computers can't handle.

 

Roger

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On the second hood ornament (the lion) not sure of the value as a desk display but in pieces, one of the most valuable parts is the emblem. It's a crank hole cover for a 1930 and later. So I guess you could add up the value of the Lyon plus the cover (emblem) and go from there. It's certainly a waste to leave it like it is, when so many need a crank hole cover. Lyons are easy to come by.

 

Bill

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I'd be interested in the Lion alone - assuming it's a genuine Franklin lion (not a reproduction, but I don't know how to tell the difference) for my 1926 Series 11A, but the Franklin emblem is later than my car, so of no real interest to me.

 

Roger

 

 

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2 hours ago, theKiwi said:

I'd be interested in the Lion alone - assuming it's a genuine Franklin lion (not a reproduction, but I don't know how to tell the difference) for my 1926 Series 11A, but the Franklin emblem is later than my car, so of no real interest to me.

 

Roger

 

 

 

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Saw your posting for Franklin Lion Hood ornament.  I';m looking for one to replace one that was stolen from a 1925 10c in the Cal,ifornia Auto Museum.  Can you help?  Thank you.

 

Gary

 

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Those were sold back in 2017. Put your request into a new thread and you might find what you’re looking for.

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Good Morning,

I would be interested in the first one, the bird.  I need one for my 33 Olympic.  What do you want for it?  You can call me at (909) 296-0980.

Thanks, Frank

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