Redwood City

I am The Knickknackatorian. I collect ALL KINDS of things! Anything that interests me and catches my fancy.


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French Jet Cha Cha Earrings West Germany - Maker? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pearl Necklace Clasp  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
California Happy Cows! - Photographsin Photographs
Antique screwdriver. - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Angels Among Us - Photographsin Photographs
Porcelain Glazed Insulator Maker? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
GIANT Glass Insulator - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Small Temple Bell? - Dragon?  Serpent? Country? Perfectly pitched ring. - Asianin Asian
Vintage Chinese Yixing ZiSha (Purple Clay) HIGHLY Detailed Madarin Lucky Duck - Marked 21?? - Asianin Asian
1970s Taxco Modernist Atomic Swoop Sterling .925 & Brass Brooch by TR-57 LATON - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry


  1. You're welcome! It just seemed to go against Victorian sensibilities to have a dedicated mourning hat! There were so many strict protocols back then. I live near a funeral parlor, and sometimes peo...
  2. Or Smitty?
  3. Isn't that Skeezix in the A button? (The 4th one)
  4. That jar makes me smile! What a bright and happy piece!
  5. What else is there to know?
  6. LOVE IT! Look at Dick's square jaw! What is the switch on the bottom left in the back? Does the light light up? Why is the bad guy riding up front? Are those two cops in the back, or a good guy ...
  7. Your hats are gorgeous!
  8. Yeah - it's just a mourning band! "As a sign of mourning, families and friends would place a wide cloth mourning band around their hats, mostly with a vertical row of tiny silk buttons on the sides...
  9. Can you remove the mourning band? Seems to me to be a waste of a good hat, if you only wore it to funerals! Must have been a wealthy person to be able to do that.
  10. STUNNING! Can Clear Glass be uranium glass? I thought it was always green or yellow. That is an interesting cord switch - and I think that is later, probably 1960s. The Pinterest lamp showed a twist...
  11. She looks like a Christmas caroller. See the holly sprig on her hat?
  12. Never saw one like this.
  13. Drooling.
  14. The blonde on the far left is Marilyn. The rest are Dolls Of The World - they were made by several companies in the 50s-60s. Google: vintage dolls of the world. Here is Marilyn: http://www.eb...
  15. Little guy looks like he needs a rest!
  16. Looks like 1986 Here is a lighted version http://www.weeklypaper.com/listing/Budweiser-Vintage-Lighted-Sign/id/4949
  17. What is the item number?
  18. I do believe that is a genuine treasure.
  19. Olebodie! What happened to all your other stuff? It says you have only one item posted.
  20. Thanks all!
  21. I love the carved 'tassels' on the back.
  22. It is a Victorian tufted back sofa Eastlake Style. Very nice! I'll bet my last dollar it was reupholstered in the 1970s... It is worth what anyone is willing to pay for it.
  23. WOW. 20.00 new was a LOT of money back then.
  24. YIKES! Earlier bottles said "Note mild BURNING sensation"! I had an old Prell glass bottle I picked up at estate sale - and I used the shampoo. I loved the smell of old Prell! THIS shampoo? I wou...
  25. Those ones on Etsy look brand new. I like this one better!
  26. She looks like a lot of fun!
  27. Yeah - it must be 'damaged'. That's why I had the three ... !
  28. Jeffrey? Joffrey?
  29. I have one! It is a heavy little thing. I keep mine in the car - and WOW does a car get HOT in the sun! Mine is like a ball with a flat end that I guess would sit on a desk.
  30. It was probably the old freight office! Or where unclaimed freight went to be sold...
  31. "New and used goods bought and sold. ...Aged and Unclaimed Freight" It's like a second hand store/freight office. Is it near a rail line? Or it could have been a stage line. That's all I can s...
  32. It's silver - I would clean it with Wright's silver polish. My guess would be MAYBE India. The little balls in between the long tubes are interesting.
  33. I love your backyard misfits area!
  34. I love these! My niece-in-law's stepfather has one of these! He got his from the auction at Frontier Village in San Jose when they closed! He keeps his on top of one of his phone booths in his ya...
  35. Possibly Japantown, too. There is one in SF & San Jose also. I only know I bought them in the SF Bay Area!
  36. The back is shown in the last picture. I live near SF, so I assumed Chinatown. It is Opera length. The pearls are actually quite large for freshwater appox 3/8 inch each, and each is knotted.
  37. Amazing how many people named Jane Orme there are.
  38. Oops - here's the link http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/selby/183/
  39. Here's a Jane Orme born 1805 North Carolina, married 1822. But she'd be too old to have done this in 1839, I think. This would be a child's (or young teen's) sampler, I would think. The house is a...
  40. Rub some flour into the signature you may be able to decipher. Can't even see it in the pic you posted. He is lovely!
  41. I LOVE THAT! I was going to say Quan Yin, but she is more of a sky goddess or a light goddess. She is carrying a lamp, too. Gorgeous. Looks to have the original shades, too. Looks like new wires.
  42. TOTALLY older than the 60's. 1930's. Could even be 20's. Could be 40's too, but I think older. NICE.
  43. I sold a bunch of salesman's brochures etc. to the Telephone Museum in California on the AE system! Schematics, router info, telephone lines etc,. etc. They were really happy to get them because the...
  44. Take it out of the frame. Maybe there is something on the back. I can't recall- should oils be behind glass? I seem to remember hear no on Antiques roadshow. Or are there two schools of thought?
  45. G. Abricky?
  46. Good resource here https://www.artsignaturedictionary.com/
  47. https://www.artsignaturedictionary.com/artist/george.armfield
  48. It MAY possibly be George Armfield?
  49. He looks like he will turnout to be 'very special'. He's a beauty.
  50. They also had a Mad Hatter pipe buckle. http://vintagealiceinwonderland.com/alice-in-wonderland-420-belt-buckle-70s-hippie-mad-hatter-tea-party-sky-patrol/
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