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Posted 2 years ago

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epson233
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i finally get to cross an item off my wishlist -- purchased this one on ebay for just a little over a $100 -- spent the whole day yesterday taking it apart and polishing the brass -- these things are a puzzle -- i have seen them at antique auctions go for over $800 -- and listed as very old -- victorian 1800s -- which i highly doubt -- this one is of good quality and is cast brass -- but get that henky feeling in regards to it being that old -- threads are too perfect and look like more of what was seen in the early 1900s -- perhaps the 1920s -- sure glad i did not have to pay the $800 as some did and showing on the pinterest (sp?) site -- one currently on auction on ebay -- ends this morning -- they have 15 bids -- 6 bidders -- one of which is a nasty gnat and the other just needs to sit on her hands and keep off the keyboard

finished the pincushion last night in a reddish brown velvet -- just need to glue it in -- which i do not want to do as i like bright shinny things and the polish will stain the cushion -- what is a crow to do -- decisions decisions

if you have thoughts on the age -- chime right in -- always love the opinions and input

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  1. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    good morning kid jay -- thanks for loving her -- she is 9 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches in diameter -- to load her up you just pick up a spindle -- slide the spool or spools on and slide it back down into the holes - very user friendly -- she i am a proud mommy on this one -- have the black stained fingers to prove it -- need to do a clorax soak on them -- have a great day -- love your need pics on the yellow vase -- how are you coming with the green opalescent one for research
  2. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    good morning sean -- thank you for loving her also -- you can see her before pics on ebay -- item number 221164936329 -- also purchased another the next day on a BIN -- item 251201744374 -- if you want to take a peak at them -- the last purchase was listed as a wrought iron -- i don't think so -- will see when it comes in and post it after it gets the mommy treatment -- have a great day sean and thanks for taking the time to comment on her
  3. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks sean -- can't wait to see the 1776 (ya right -- am sure it was not around at that time) will post before and after pics on it -- plan to go to hippos in portland oregon -- which is 3 stories high and block long building of lamp parts -- pure hog heaven for me -- and the ole crow that runs it knows exactly were every thing is located and what will work for an antique lamp of that period -- she is AMAZING -- i think hippos is on the web if you ever need such items -- it is a great resource -- take care dear one -- hugs
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Yes, I agree with you about the age, the auctions are way out to lunch and I am finding them scamming people every day, especially at liveauctioneers.com. I especially hate the way they take your bid and I see many people leave bids and when no one else bids more than 50 at the auction they sell it to the person who left the bid online for 300 dollars, so dishonest of them. But most of them do that.

    This piece I see about 1920 also, but I think any collector would love this piece, its a very nice piece for a collection. Never seen one before, would love to show this to my step-mother, she used to sew for a living.
  5. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks vetraio, leah, mustangtony and toolate2 for the love -- have a great day guys will look forward to your new post
  6. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    hi sean -- lost my train of thought were i was going with that hippo information -- on some of these holders they have finials on the top of the spool holders -- plan to add 6 small dolphin finials to the inside spools -- have one on one on my dolphin lamps and tried it out and fell in love all over again -- ya i know i've been told i'm a cheap date -- i have seen them done with swans -- eagles -- dancing milk maids -- i guess they are just like hot rods -- the more bling the better we love em -- one with the swans and maids that i mention in this posting sold on ebay yesterday -- item number 130818440027 finished out at $338 -- this is another one like mine that makes me think these are not that old and some clever design persons started making them from lamp parts -- got to get to peets for my morning coffee -- sure i have missed the "buck list" gang of mine -- have a good one
  7. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    hi phil -- thanks for taking a peak and giving me some feedback -- read the above comments to sean -- there are some ebay item number of these guys if you want to take a peak -- i totally agree with you on the auctions -- i never do the onlines -- good way to get hood winked -- her is my email address -- if you would like i can send you pics to share with your mum -- have a good one -- late for my "buck list" coffee cache gang -- just a bunch of ole farts and ted and i fit in perfectly

    love ya

    autumnlf@comcast.net
  8. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks sean -- you always understand my corky messages
  9. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks bratjdd for the love -- purchased a similar one on ebay item number
    251201744374 it was a BIN which i love -- those nasty gnat bidders on ebay drive me nuts
  10. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks toolate for the love -- hope your having a great day -- ours is so peaceful here today -- suns out and weather is quite here in vancouver, wa - LOVE IT

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