=WELCOME=The following authentic Tom Clark gnome/sculpture from Cairn Studios located in Davidson, NC (Made in the USA) is up for auction: Name: Monty (Race Car Driver Series) Edition Number: 29 Date on Gnome: 1988 Approx. Size: 4 1/4" High X 5 1/2" Base Condition: Mint Hand Signed: Yes, short Story Card: Yes COA: No Release Date: 7/00/89 Retire Date: 3/31/95 Original Box: Yes with label Shipping & Handling: $8.00 (Priority mail) ****Sorry - No combined shipping**** Monty is named for Monte Carlo, home of the Monaco Grand Prix. You can tell from Monty's hat that he's going fast, and the look on his face says that he thinks he's going to win. It's a red car, green lifesaver steering wheel with wiper blades. Dr. Tom Clark is the most well known sculptor in America today, and is best known for his warm and whimsical gnomes, woodspirits and other limited edition collectible sculptures. I'm amazed to think someone can sculpt a face so tiny and seem so real! His woodspirits (gnomes) are clay sculptures, made from crushed pecan shells. He is a former professor of religious art. Each sculpture is a limited edition collectible. The story card tells a little bit about the statue or what prompted Tom Clark to create it. Tom Clark has two versions of hand signing his name, a full version and a short version. In 2002, the production was moved overseas and are now made in China. I have a large "Retired" Tom Clark gnome collection (over 2,000 items) that I plan to auction off. They are in mint/new condition and many of them are in their original boxes, have story cards and are hand-signed by Tom Clark. Should t be any flaws in an item, I will carefully describe them as accurately as possible. Please feel free to contact me about your favorite gnome and if I have it, I would be happy to list it for you....and please be sure to check out my other Tom Clark gnome auctions. I only accept PayPal and you must have a confirmed street address. Due to "sky-rocketing" shipping costs, I will use USPS Priority Mail for shipping to the lower 48 states. In some cases, I will use UPS Ground and on rare occasion I will use Parcel Post (my choice). Once I have sent the Gnome/Sculpture, I will contact you to let you know it shipped. I encourage you to purchase insurance at time of invoice/payment. Insurance is: $1.65 for $50.00 coverage and $2.05 for $100.00 (amount of purchase only). If you have paid for insurance with your invoice/payment to me, I will insure it when I ship it. I am not responsible for damage to or loss of the item once it has been shipped. Once I receive your payment, your item will ship within 2 business days. I do not ship on weekends or holidays. I do not accept returns so please ask questions prior to bidding as all sales are final. I gladly leave positive feedback, after feedback is left for me and I "thank you" for this. Nothing is more satisfying than a happy ebayer! Each gnome is carefully bubble wrapped and packed (usually in its original box). Give this gnome a good home and good luck bidding!