Manalapan, NJ

Teacher, business owner, father, and collector of all things unique. I really like sterling, jewelry, pottery, furniture, and old woodwork.


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Glass/Goblet w/ Gold decoration - "Holfstein" - Glasswarein Glassware
17 x 11 1/2 Oil on Board - Sailboat on a Lake - Signed J.B. 
Three Old Tools:  Block Plane, Billboard Tack Hammer, Bastard File - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Hand Forged Cleaver w/ Wooden Handle - Possibly 18th Century - Marked "T. _ALDRON" - Kitchenin Kitchen
"National Congress of Parents and Teachers (PTA) 1897" Pin - 10K Gold and Sterling - Oxford 1944-1945 - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
"Victorian" Photo Album/Picture Book w/ Various Pictures - 1895 - 1900 - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Yellow Ware - Sponged Cobalt, 8 1/2 in. dia. - Possibly a Cooling Bowl - 1840-1850 - Kitchenin Kitchen
Blue & White Stoneware Pitcher - Apricots - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Block Plane for Cabinetry - "S. Covill" & "J.Towler" - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Hand-Thrown Earthenware Bottle - SELTERS NASSAU, GERMANY - 1845-1920 - Bottlesin Bottles


  1. wow, sean nice find. there is actually an etching on this one too. it is on the reverse side from the coat of arms it is: 0.2 l (with a measurement line over top)
  2. hey sean, thanks for the comment, I agree thanks moonstone for the love
  3. or is it "kolfstein"?
  4. Thanks catteann!
  5. Yea thanks racer I was pretty excited to see how many pics were inside.
  6. Thanks mikelv agh and bobogal
  7. Thanks mike and agh
  8. Thanks mikelv and agh
  9. Thank you mikelv and agh!
  10. lol: "Hello My Name Is ________"
  11. thank you vetraio
  12. nice pick sean!
  13. anyone recognize this kind of plane?
  14. thanks blunder, vetraio, walksoftly, bootson, agram and mikelv for the loves and likes.
  15. thank you mikelv and vetraio!
  16. fhr, did you see this post?
  17. thank you vertraio and amberrose for the loves!
  18. great find! The only parts of these that contain actual silver are those marked "sterling" I'd be 99% sure that the Cooper Bros and Sons are silver plated, especially since they do not say sterling ...
  19. inky thanks so much!!!
  20. oh, ok. lol
  21. Its amazing, everyone in my family thinks I am nuts. But I get such a good feeling seeing and talking about stuff like this. Not everyone gets it. Later fhr!
  22. I do think I will do some more research on these. Especially now, since there are two of them. The funny thing is that I am going out to Lancaster, PA this Friday. By starting at 1880 and working fo...
  23. fhr, I will do this tomorrow when I get home. I am still trying to figure out what for, I guess it will be a surprise. Have a good night!
  24. just want to say thank you to agram, valentino and manikin for the kind words. and thanks for the taking the time to wish me well. Thank everyone for the loves on these special rings.
  25. This is called a carpet rocker or a carpet rocking chair. Not sure about the age of yours, but it has natural bamboo turnings with very pretty patina. Looks like a very nice piece. Here is a simila...
  26. Of course, fhrjr, it was found in Bensalem. I have the pics and I am going to post it right now. It is amazing that both pieces have the EXACT same length and width!
  27. fhr, if you are around I wanted to tell you this story. Amazing thing actually. The other day I was skimming c-list when I came across a very similar looking cradle in PA. The more I looked, the mo...
  28. thanks rustfarm for the comment thanks vetraio manikin blunder mike agh aztom and fortapache for the loves.
  29. fhr, I think I found some of those nails we were talking about. I found a few pounds in an old cookie tin in a nearby store. I will post them later.
  30. thanks vetraio for the love!
  31. Nice resource, thanks antiquerose. Thanks agram for the kind words.
  32. hi agram.m, I have never seen or heard of these figures before. I am a little young, but I've never heard of them. Interesting piece!
  33. LOVE THIS!!!!
  34. threaded, treaded...u know what I mean right?
  35. fhr, well because one of them is a bit loose, and it is not could be threaded a little further on down though. Really just a guess.
  36. is it cherry? I need to learn my woods.
  37. Just added a close up of the pocket... I think it is hand
  38. fhr, I was saying the wood is maple, but half of the time I am you know by now.
  39. interesting, thanks for the comment and info scottvez! I really love the table. Just the top is not in the best condition. Needs resurfacing, something I do not plan on doing. Take care!
  40. thanks agram mikelv and agh
  41. Yes, I am familiar with the market. I actually live by the Englishtown market, I am sure you are familiar with that. It is a dump these days though. I've been meaning to go to Columbus for awhile.
  42. very interesting. thanks for the knowledge fhrjr. Would be really cool to find one of those barrels of nails you speak of. I will keep an eye out, I am in NJ, but who knows.
  43. would it be terrible for me to pull a nail from the piece to check it out? the nails look like these: the first on the left, and the second ...
  44. zowie thanks for the comment! fhrjr thank you for the analysis! A thorough job as usual. I'd like to show you a close up of the corner of the door frame. I am going to change the last picture.
  46. the great thing about this piece, which made me fall in love immediately are the signs of usage. Like the top horizontal board, and the insides of the doors, which have worn down after decades and de...
  47. I am wondering what people think about the construction of the door frame.
  48. thanks agram! IMASapp, thanks for the observation. I am thinking early to mid 1800's, but not totally sure. Well see what others think. The patina is great on this one. Have you posted yours?
  49. Lol. We'll done sir.
  50. Lol. Nothing like having some fun.
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