The Penguin Post has learned that somewhere in suburban Philadelphia a 5-foot tall statue of a mother penguin feeding her chick is missing, and the man who carved the work is seeking the public’s help in getting it back. “Maybe it’s on the side of the road somewhere,” said Haycock artist Ron Bevilacqua. “I really would like to find the piece.” Bevilacqua said he discovered the statue missing Saturday morning from the sculpture garden at his Thatcher Hill studio. The piece weighs more than 150 pounds, and Bevilacqua thinks that whoever took it, wasn’t alone. The artist said he believes the statue was dragged or carried 50 feet down the driveway and loaded onto a vehicle. “There had to be more than one person involved,” he said. State police are investigating the theft, and Bevilacqua said he sent fliers describing the statue to the Richland and Quakertown, Pa police departments. The sculpture, which is valued at $1,000, was recently shown at the Buckingham Valley Winery annual outdoor sculpture exhibit. The artist is offering a reward for its recovery.
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Since it’s inception about 2 years ago the P-Bay section of Penguin Place has been quite a popular destination for penguin lovers the world over. Although it is not set up as an auction site like e-bay, the P-Bay section is a way for penguin lovers to offer other penguin collectors their used and vintage penguins without the pressure or risk of having your items under bid or not sold within the time constraints on e-bay.
After a rousing start the first few months that consistently featured an inventory of usually a 100 or so penguins being offered in the p-bay section the inventory level slacked off a bit during late 2009 into early 2010 with only a few dozen penguins on the section at any given time, but in the past few weeks dozens of cool new vintage, collectible and one of a kind penguins have been added to the P-Bay swelling the fun icy inventory to nearly 120 penguins including lots of ceramic and glass figurines from the 60′s and 70′s, Carved Ox Horn Penguins, a Wood Penguin Comb, a Penguin Tea Pot, as well as some classic old Millie & Willie penguins from the Kool Cigarette campaign from the 1950′s.
There’s also a rumor that a real live taxidermy Adelie Penguin might be put up for sale if the owner can find an appraiser that can tell them what its worth.