REAL SILVER HORSESHOE BOOKMARK/PAGEMARK BM00003

£49.50

This real silver equestrian head and horseshoe is an iconic symbol of luck and makes a great bookmark.

It can be used as your daily bookmark to add a touch of luxury to your reading, or as a longer-term page keeper to mark an important or meaningful passage in a particularly special book, and is far more stylish than a piece of paper or a train ticket.

It will definitely make a brilliant gift for book lovers of all ages., and also a lucky gift for all those horse lovers out there.

Whether purchased for yourself a friend or a loved one, this gorgeous equestrian bookmark is sure to make a great accessory for your reading pleasure!
Presented in a beautiful gift box. Please scroll picture to see box.

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To ward off goblins and evil spirits from their homes, the people hung iron horseshoes over their front doors.
Horseshoes have long been considered lucky. They were originally made of iron, a material which was believed to ward off evil spirits, and traditionally were held in place with seven nails, seven being the luckiest number.
The superstition acquired a further Christian twist due to a legend surrounding the 10th century saint Dunstan who worked as a blacksmith before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury. The legend recounts that, one day, the Devil walked into Dunstan s shop and asked him to shoe his horse. Dunstan pretended not to recognize him, and agreed to the request; but rather than nailing the shoe to the horse’s hoof, he nailed it to the Devil’s own foot, causing him great pain. Dunstan eventually agreed to remove the shoe, but only after extracting a promise that the Devil would never enter a household with a horseshoe nailed to the door
Sailors believe that nailing a horseshoe to the mast will help their vessel avoid storms.

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