Dear John: After seeing the article in the Chronicle about the automobile ornament, I was wondering whether you could tell what a hood ornament I discovered is? I have attached photos. It weighs roughly 1 pound, 9 ounces. – L.N., internet
Dear L.N.: Automobile hood ornaments or car mascots are a popular category of collecting. The car mascot you have might be from a Pontiac, but I am just guessing.