2/16/18 – My pick this week is inspired by National Tartar Sauce day (February 16th)! Oh, you didn’t know? Well join the club, I totally forgot this year too, so I am left luring around the Hallmark store looking for a card. Seriously, who comes up with this stuff? At any rate thankfully, someone does as it gives me inspiration for subjects to search for. I came across this trophy and thought I would drop a few lines with random thoughts. This codfish weathervane was sold by us in May of 2012 as part of the Mr. and Mrs. James Grievo collection. What a great, original gold leaf surface on such an iconic item. Attributed to the legendary J. W. Fiske & Company of New York City and dating from the late 19th century, there is no wonder it was so well received at the auction. After much hard-fought action, it was reeled in at $40,290. Not a bad catch indeed. Measuring in at 38” long this hefty guy would certainly use up a lot of tartar sauce.
by: Jamie Shearer