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Don Colp Masterpiece!

April 10 2018 at 6:14 AM
mark  (Login markkallok)

Hi, I own a life size Fox carved by Don Colp. Its titled The Fox and signed D. Colp. Carved out of blood red wood, I'm guessing redwood. I'm looking for any history on it? I did contact his son and he said it was an original. My son used to sit on it when he was a baby and now its up out of the way. Its in perfect shape and a master piece! I'm guessing its from the 70's, it looks like a very special piece that he took a lot of time to make. I'm not a carver but someone should make a historical web site for past carvers and current carvers, I wouldn't trade this piece for any small duck carving!

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April 10 2018, 11:06 AM 

Hi Mark, are you able to post a photo.. I would like to see it. Sounds like a nice carving.

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steve backus
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colp history

April 12 2018, 5:42 PM 

Mark a picture would be good and also how you came to be in possession of the carving, the back story is always interesting, we "elder statesmen" that check in on this this forum can help authenticate carvings such as you have, its fun, have a good day....

and remember carve or starve...

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Historical Carvings

April 18 2018, 8:29 PM 

There is a logging museum/restaurant in the North Coast Mountains of Oregon, called Camp 18. Been there 40 years or so. Quite a few carvings from people of note...the Colps, Susan Miller, many more...one of the best was a 20' tall Giraffe made by flipping a (4) forked tree upside down to get the legs...It was onsite even prior to the structure being completed.

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