Hems303

England

Hi everyone, I'm a collector and also a professional Artist & Illustrator. I love collecting Victorian writing and drawing equipment, but in the end anything collecHi everyone, I'm a collector and also a professional Artist & Illustrator. I love collecting Victorian writing and drawing equipment, but in the end anything collectable is fair game for me!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have Museum & Art Gallery research & conservation experience. ~~~~ eMail: hems303@gmail.com For a brief introduction to my artwork; see:~~~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hems303~~~~~~~ A good intro to collecting Victorian pencils:~ http://www.hintsandthings.com/office/pencils.htm (Read more)

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New Display Cabinets for my silver Pencils etc. - Officein Office
Silver pencil (Champagne Bottle) by Sampson Mordan. - Pensin Pens
Daimler Ferret Restoration (Mills Grenades) - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Silver Case for Gold Sovereign - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Silver overlaid glass Decanter - Art Glassin Art Glass
Queen Victoria Silver Dish #2 - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Daimler Ferret Restoration No.10 (Final) - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Dip Pen Stand - Pensin Pens
Vases ? (Unidentified) - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Brass with green enamel inlay box - Advertisingin Advertising

Comments

  1. terry121art, sorry for the delay in answering your posted question. Regarding the "2" I have not come across this. The "VS" on the writing tip means the type of lead refill required by the pencil. In ...
  2. Hi valentino97 Thanks for the like, sorry for the delay in posting a reply, I rarely get the chance to "pass by" here nowadays! Never be afraid of the weapons, they are merely objects, some with deep...
  3. Ron.. you've just reminded me... I will get on and do a full post of the ribbed set in red box in last photo above; that belonged to T.E. Shaw a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia. I recommend RonM's fantasti...
  4. Don't worry Elvis...sorry I mean Ron......lol ;) Regards, Steve
  5. Sorry, after all that; I didn't answer Vintagefran's question! YES, T.E. Shaw (Lawrence) did die on his last Brough SS100 (Registration Number "GW 2275") . It was little damaged and it was retrieved b...
  6. Hi Ron. Hope you and yours are well! As I mentioned in my comment months ago in (4.) above: Dorset is my home county and I still ride the self same roads Thomas Shaw aka T.E. Lawrence rode back then,...
  7. I DO have other sorts of friends though.... well..... I think I do?
  8. About equal with the GeoIV being a little better condition. I believe 1821 was a "good year" for this issue. Right now on that slightly famous online auction site "e"something-or-other: Theres liste...
  9. Thx Lundy! :)
  10. Hi Joe I've tried to reply but no email... use mine at hems303@gmail.com
  11. Guten Tag Blunderbuss .. VERY nice Geo.IV silver crown ;)
  12. Thanks guys, for the very kind comments and loves ...... MUCH appreciated!
  13. PS: Love the Stanhope Pens'n'Pencils they have some very curious scenes sometimes..well worth collecting..missed your example.
  14. Hi, Jes..Yes it's been a while..real life has a habit of intruding on the more pleasant things in life like CW, chatting with fellow CW'ers and collecting etc. Hope you and yours are well! Is Blunderb...
  15. Heres another item related to the Ferret!: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/80689-daimler-ferret-restoration-mills-grenad
  16. Lundy: no I didn't see it...what is it listed under?
  17. Hi Lundy; If it is a Gabriel Riddle marked pencil then you are a lucky man! and if it is in good condition you will have increased your investment of a dollar perhaps a couple of hundred fold (in UK ...
  18. Nice post Blunderbuss...the last photo... blunderbuss above two swords is the same as yours, if I'm not mistaken? Hope you and yours are well Steve
  19. Nice item, better story. Lucky man.
  20. Nice...same year as my No4 (T) Lee Enfield sniper rifle but from the "other side". Thanks for posting.
  21. BHock45...Thanks for that. That answers the question. Spot On! Thanks Steve
  22. Hi if you are Joe Hadfield-Smith and left me a message about the history of this "family" piece: I'm afraid your question/comment got deleted because you made offer to purchase. If you want just info ...
  23. Thanks for the interest from Poop, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris and kindy, much appreciated. ttomtuckerttomtucker
  24. Thanks for the "loves": Poop, inky, miKKoChristmas11,bratjdd, BELLIN68, Moonstonelover21, kerry10, AmberRose and walksoftly!
  25. Hi Sean. I'm very well, weather is dreadful for spring (in England) just had a sudden, unexpected heavy snow storm that has brought everything to a standstill (as usual). So having a restful weekend ...
  26. With regard to comments .14, .15 & .18 above: It is with regret that I point out that AR8Jason has deleted ALL his Collectors Weekly posts showcasing his beautiful and extensive collection of antique ...
  27. With regard to comment .13 above: It is with regret that I point out that AR8Jason has deleted ALL his Collectors Weekly posts showcasing his beautiful and extensive collection of antique gold, silver...
  28. With regard to my comment .2 above: It is with regret that I point out that AR8Jason has deleted all his Collectors Weekly posts showcasing his beautiful and extensive collection of antique gold, silv...
  29. With regard to my comment .9 above: It is with regret that I point out that AR8Jason has deleted all his Collectors Weekly posts showcasing his beautiful and extensive collection of antique gold, silv...
  30. Ahhh.. but in England...a foot of snow even in the depth of winter IS a major disaster!! lol
  31. I'm sure Lucas will have a "pithy" retort in store for either or both of us (bless him....CW would be a lesser forum without him!) I seem to be away from home more and more recently (business). Regard...
  32. Hi Hunter I agree with most of Vetraio50's points but especially about looking at the other fonts for perhaps a more homogenous feel. My thought is that S&T does seems to be receding somewhat into th...
  33. Re: your comment .1 .... You've got a point there...I really didn't think that through.. lol ;)
  34. Thanks for the "love" David, much appreciated! Hope You & Yours are all well! Regards, Steve
  35. Regarding the Ferret and all it's equipment; including the Mills Grenades here; now it's all fully restored and together, we have a huge week long military show coming up in May, where we'll be exhibi...
  36. Fair play to you Lucas! Sounds like your Island Gov is more intractable than even ours! Mind you, getting in touch with our PM would be impossible and almost probably as futile! Our little island migh...
  37. Yo Blunderbuss2, just a quick "drive by" in my busy schedule...Haven't had time to post (swamp) you with anything new. Have managed to buy myself several new acquisitions but really don't know when I'...
  38. Hi Sydney... You bet Smileys are still used .. I do anyway! ;) Nice to see a new younger member on CW and with so much enthusiasm! A big welcome to you. It's great to have interest/s the same as you...
  39. Just spotted this. What a fantastic and evocative picture, thanks for posting!
  40. The Landrover Defender, 90 and 110 (long wheelbase) are all due to go out of production soon. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in Birmingham UK are finding there is no way to machine build these vehicles and s...
  41. Yo Blunderbuss....just passin' thru! Like the book. Stay well. Steve
  42. True enough..good point! ;)
  43. Thanks for the post BHock45. Why was coin silver work so prevalent in the States as apposed to say England?
  44. I think post war..a lot of SS gear was destroyed out-of-hand because of the obvious "negative" connotations associated!
  45. The guy advising/teaching the casting (fascinating and absorbing "pastime") did waffle on about "alloys" and dangers of making the ammo too soft/too hard...he seemed to know what he was talking about ...
  46. As it is so rare now-a-days for modern motorcycles to leak oil..I think I'll post a series of photos of my garage/workshops floors on Collectors Weekly for all to enjoy...Jackson Pollack couldn't have...
  47. That they do Kerry! All over the place! One place I used to stop..they had decided to have posh "paviours" laid and I knew my welcome with the Triumph was up when the lady-of-the-house rushed out with...
  48. Nice...I still have the SS black but never found the SA version...Will have to post mine but the blade finish is a bit "pockmarked". What with yours, mine and Bluemax's...we could have a fine old coll...
  49. Hi Lucas! Yes I'm back for a short while (they let me out!)....yeah got some..now wait for this......got some....(made some!).... HAND CAST .303 180 grain spitzer boattail bullet heads...cast in a mix...
  50. P.S: Is that a Lewis Leather you are wearing ...with Frank Harris boots?...still have mine but seen better days! lol
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