George Auger "The Giant Man" Ring

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10-16-2013, 10:09 PM
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George Auger "The Giant Man" Ring
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Found this ring today, It's a souvenir Circus ring from about 1910. George promoted the Novelty rings as he toured cities with the circus. While in these cities those attending the performances could purchase giant's rings for a souvenir. George Auger was born on 27 December 1881 and died 30 November 1922. He was also known as The Cardiff Giant. For many years he played the role of the giant in 'Jack, the Giant Killer'. His height was often claimed to be 8 feet 4 inches, but he probably was not taller than 7 feet 5 inches. It measures about 1-3/8" wide


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10-16-2013, 10:10 PM
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Cool find and thanks for the story to go with it!!
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10-16-2013, 11:55 PM
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Gotta love those finds that su pport a quirky history. Thanks for sharing!

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10-17-2013, 12:04 AM
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That's a cool find. Great story.

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10-17-2013, 07:05 PM
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Now that's a neat piece, Bob! What depth did you find it at?

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10-18-2013, 07:17 AM
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now that is a ring, congrats

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10-18-2013, 09:02 AM
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Joe,
It was about 4" down in a grassy spot.

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