Rep - Tom Clark Gnome - Political Race - # 5008 - Created: 1988 - Retired - 1996 - Edition #91
Story: Dem and Rep are having a potato sack race with political overtones. Dem represents the Democrats, and on his base is their mascot, the donkey. His coin is the Franklin D. Roosevelt dime, in honor of the Democratic "New Deal" president. Rep is a Republican, running for the Grand Old Party. The elephant, symbol of the GOP, is on his base. Rep's coin is a penny depicting the most famous Republican president, Abraham Lincoln. The CAROL's and the JINGLE's like to stand on the sidelines and watch the race. Spud, who donated the potato sacks, will be at the finish line to declare a winner. In some homes, Dem is in the lead, but in other homes, it's Rep who's winning. Collectors may "fix" the race in their homes to endorse their favorite party.
Comes without COA and Story Tag. This Gnome Woodspirit is in very good, vintage condition.
This retired gnome was sculptured by America's premier sculptor Thomas F. Clark, Ph.D, of Cairn Studio, Ltd., Davidson, North Carolina. Dr. Clark is also the lead artist for Cairn Studio and is the most prolific sculptor in the figurine industry today. Each creation is hand-cast in a compounds of resin medium and is individually hand painted, antiqued, and highlighted.