Hood Ornaments Bring Visual Heft to Your Desktop Paper Stack
Not only are they great for announcing one’s status and impaling pedestrians, hood ornaments also make great office or library trinkets. What better way to tame an unruly paper pile underneath a ceiling fan than with a six-pound brass eagle, a swept-winged jet rocket, or a chrome-plated ram?
We’ve found great old hood ornaments everywhere from junkyards, swap meets, and yard sales to the more usual online markets like eBay and Craigslist, the former of which we used to find those shown here. Prices vary wildly, and collectability is quite high for rarer pieces, making the possibility of stumbling across a real bargain an exciting possibility—head on over and check it out for yourself.