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Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

Hi,
does anyone know where any of these cows from Zurich in the late 1990s are ?
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CowParade
http://www.newinzurich.com/tag/cow-parade/
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

Hi,
2 years on and still haven't found one apart from a very dull one recently on Ricardo. Surely someone must know of which is/might be for sale somewhere... Please help - I've been looking now for more than 10 years !

Thanks.
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

Do you mean like these?

https://www.swiss-knife.com/en/souve...-cows-xxl.html
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

Thank you. Yes, exactly. But I want an original cow that was one the street/in a shop/etc in Zurich in 1998, rather than a model of one.
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

As far as I remember there is one on top of Keller butchers on Mannesseplatz.
Recall possibly seeing another at Restaurant Buchenegg and another at Felsenegg.
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

There are quite a few on various farms, advertising Milk Automats, etc.
Wouldn't the dull one have done? I guess most will need a repaint after 10+ years outside.

I can see your point about wanting an original. But how will you know? Do you know who made the originals, can you recognise subtle features of the original mould? I think you need to step up your search and make it happen!
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

Zurich did, afaik, 3 such events - Cows, Teddys and then Flower pots. At the end of each they were auctioned for charity. They are still about in large numbers but you tend to just need to get lucky in spotting one - not that they move or roam wild, just their distribution is broad.
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

They have a whole collection (20+ at a guess) at the services above the Lac de Gruyère:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xpyd8igT18

I'm guessing they won't sell though...
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Zurich did, afaik, 3 such events - Cows, Teddys and then Flower pots. At the end of each they were auctioned for charity. They are still about in large numbers but you tend to just need to get lucky in spotting one - not that they move or roam wild, just their distribution is broad.
I also remember there being lions once, and also benches.



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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

There is one on the terrace of the building right opposite the Lion pub in Zürich. I think it's above the building adjacent to the Ojo de Agua restaurant.

Whether it's original or not, I have absolutely no clue but there definitely is one there. I often look at it while enjoying a few pints at the Lion.

http://www.thelion.ch/
http://www.ojodeagua.ch/de/weinkontor
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They have a whole collection (20+ at a guess) at the services above the Lac de Gruyère:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xpyd8igT18

I'm guessing they won't sell though...
Maybe they trade though! At least getting one in any condition gets you in the market. Collectors like that might be the best place to talk to. Maybe there is a club even. Competitions, meetups, newsletters...
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There are quite a few on various farms, advertising Milk Automats, etc.
Wouldn't the dull one have done? I guess most will need a repaint after 10+ years outside.

I can see your point about wanting an original. But how will you know? Do you know who made the originals, can you recognise subtle features of the original mould? I think you need to step up your search and make it happen!
I agree that researching what differentiates an original from a copy is important. If it is cheap, it is probably a copy.

Like any limited edition collectable item, they will have been snapped up by collectors and areprobably increasing in value. I have seen several around Switzerland promoting businesses. I don't know whether they are originals or copies. I guess that originals rarely appear on the market. I don't think that it should be too difficult to find out where all the originals were sold to initially
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

To add to the geographical dispersion, I know of two near me:

One is in the garden of a house just next to the John Deere tractor shop in Jussy (it is green and yellow so I assume the house belongs to the John Deere concessionaire).

Another is outside the optician in Vésenaz, and is plain silver but has a pair of glasses...
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

Thanks very much everybody for your responses. "GenevaSculler" - do you happen to know the name of the Service Station to which you refer as I'll give them a ring.

If anyone has any other leads, I'd be very grateful. Thanks !
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Thanks very much everybody for your responses. "GenevaSculler" - do you happen to know the name of the Service Station to which you refer as I'll give them a ring.

If anyone has any other leads, I'd be very grateful. Thanks !
http://www.restoroute-gruyere.ch/en/index.php

You can even see the cows on the satellite view in Google Maps here
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

Super - thanks. I've e-mailed them.
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Re: Zueri Cow-Parade Cow ?

There are 2 that I have seen in Baar, don't know if they are original or copies though.
One is outside a Doctors Practice at Rigistrasse 15.
The other is outside a butchers shop, Käppeli & Rogenmoser Delikatessen at Dorfstrasse 23.
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Hi,
does anyone know where any of these cows from Zurich in the late 1990s are ?
There is one at the blindekuh

https://www.google.ch/maps/uv?hl=en&...IVxoosCh3mZgAG
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To add to the geographical dispersion, I know of two near me:

One is in the garden of a house just next to the John Deere tractor shop in Jussy (it is green and yellow so I assume the house belongs to the John Deere concessionaire).

Another is outside the optician in Vésenaz, and is plain silver but has a pair of glasses...
Wasn't there also one outside the vet's in Vesenaz? Or maybe the vets is next door to the opticians?!!
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