Early Odd Fellows Shaking Hands Good Luck Horseshoe

Regular price $40.00

I believe this Odd Fellows horseshoe once read “Luck” along the bottom, but somehow (it would seem it was deliberately) the Luck piece is gone. Thus, it feels more as if carrying a message of good citizenship and friendship, which is certainly more within one's control! It seems there have been multiple iterations of good luck horseshoes of a similar ilk, but I believe this is an early one, late 19th/very early 20th c, painted cast iron I believe, gold and black. 

6" t x 4 1/8" w x 7/8" d.  Paint loss and aging as evident, all to the good I think.