Weathervanes

Once useful, now collectible

Treasures
Cincinnati.Com » The Enquirer
Saturday, August 5, 2006

“Weathervanes topped many 19th century American buildings. Combining function with form and whimsy, vanes were placed on churches, lodge halls, businesses, barns and carriage houses.

…Folk art collectors long have been attracted to this form of Americana, and today, it’s rare to find a 19th-century weathervane in its original location.

..A rare “Goddess of Liberty” vane recently fetched more than $1 million – a world record for weathervanes.”

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