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Jennifer Munro 04-01-2008 02:29 PM

Omar Carving
Hello everyone,
My name is Jennifer Munro. I am the daughter of Gary Imwalle, whom some of you may know, as he was an avid steamboat man, modelmaker, and river man. Dad passed away recently. I miss him terribly every day. One of the things he left me is something I have admired since I was a little girl. It is a plaster mold cast of the Omar. If I remember correctly, Dad told me that a man made the mold (and I don't remember who it was) and made 10 castings before the mold broke and no others were made. The detail on it is intricate, and it is a beautiful rendition of the Omar. I am trying to find out some more details on it, and its approximate worth so I know whether or not I need to insure it. If anyone has any information on it, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

gary baldwin 03-28-2014 04:52 PM

Omar Carving
I bought a copy of the art relic that you described here just a few weeks ago in an antique shop in Pomeroy, Oh. It is a unique and detailed work of art.

Keith Norrington 03-28-2014 06:53 PM

Towboat Omar Plaques
The Point Pleasant River Museum (Point Pleasant WV) has one of the OMAR renderings on display and I also have one in my personal collection, which I bought some years ago. Indeed, they are unique and I, too, would like to learn more of their origin. I surmised that, perhaps, they were issued by the Ohio River Company, which owned the boat.

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