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Exceptionally Rare 1908 Bronze Wheel Paperweight For Members Of The Automobile Club Of America - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE ART NOUVEAU BRONZE LADY WALL PLAQUE by Mucha! - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Beautiful 1905 Solid Bronze Plaque of a Native American Indian Given as a Prize to the Top N.C.R. Salesman! 
Unique & Stunning 1929 Bronze Art Deco Vanity Hood Ornament (signed & dated) - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
HUGE circa 1930 Art Deco Bronze Nudes & Automobile Plaque - Art Decoin Art Deco
Rare & Odd Large Antique (1912) Occupational Photo of "Lice & Fly Destroyer"! - Photographsin Photographs
Amazing Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Hand Hammered Brass Box/Humidor Featuring Cats & Mice! - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Amazing 100 Year-Old Kansas Petroleum Co. Advertising Railroad Fuel Tanker Desk Ornament - Railroadianain Railroadiana
UNIQUE (one-of-a-kind) 1800's Mechanical Masonic (?) Steampunk (!) Inkwell - Pensin Pens
Beautiful Vintage French Art Deco Wood Sculpture of Jesus - Visual Artin Visual Art

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  1. Yes indeed, smaller is safer...; - )
  2. Same here billretirecoll- I do believe we (collector guys) are all in the same boat...!! For any women/wives reading my horribly insensitive comment: "I was just kidding dear!" (whew!)
  3. And thank YOU for your extremely helpful research...; - )
  4. I'd just like to add that THIS one, though not actually "issued" by Mucha himself, IS 100% period authentic and absolutely original (1897 - 1900). I think if it was actually "manufactured" by Mucha t...
  5. welzebub, In other words: caveat emptor...!! I see this kind of thing FREQUENTLY with all kinds of so-called "antique" bronzes- especially the animal miniatures supposedly by Franz Bergman. It ...
  6. Thanks for sharing that welzebub- that's definitely the same impression that I had, but without any experience (like yours) to base it on- just my gut feeling.
  7. Yes, the "actual" color is about halfway between the first 2 pictures. The difference was most likely caused by the camera settings the seller used (I just copied the seller's photos). I've no idea ...
  8. czechglass5, Well, you are REALLY good at researching- that's for sure! There is actually no "silver application" on mine- it's all bronze, but the raised parts are more polished bronze while th...
  9. czechglass5, Wow, you must be some kind of detective (interpol?)...; - ) It looks almost exactly the same as mine (rather, my wife's), aside from the finish. Hard to tell if that one is bronze ...
  10. Welzebub, You never should have shown that to your wife- what's the matter with you?! ; - )
  11. Hi czechglass5, No, I wasn't aware of that page/link until you provided it, so thank you once again! ; - )
  12. O.k., cogito- thanks for the clarification!
  13. Thanks ho2cultcha- same here!
  14. Thanks Bill- much appreciated!
  15. Yes, kyratango, kudos to czechglass5! I did what I thought was a very thorough search on the internet and came up empty, but she somehow managed to solve the mystery!
  16. czechglass5, Thank you SO much for providing this link and confirming it...!!! ; - )
  17. Thanks Peasejean...!
  18. Thanks Sean & Scott- much appreciated!
  19. Thanks welzebub! I knew what "geschutz" meant, but am hoping that someone out there knows if this is a Mucha piece, or can perhaps match that pattern number to a specific date.
  20. Thanks Ultragator- I feel the same way!
  21. Thanks welzebub, and I'm glad you DIDN'T see it before me! ; - )
  22. Thanks Scott- I couldn't agree more!
  23. Signaholic, This ORIGINAL 1905 plaque, from its intricate and finely detailed design to the highest quality casting and warm patina, isn't exactly "kitch", but the fakes and forgeries out there mos...
  24. Thanks Phil- I guess most, if not all, serious collectors have the same "problem" when it comes to being unable to resist certain items that have nothing to do with what we actually collect... ; - )
  25. Thanks ho2cultcha- that's exactly why I was unable to resist buying it- even though, aside from its age, it's not really Art Nouveau or Art Deco related. But this is such a powerful image, and so b...
  26. ArtsCraftsfan, Thank you so much for that info- it is much appreciated!
  27. Phil, P.S. I forgot to mention the (obviously) windswept HAIR....! ; - )
  28. Hey Phil, No need to be sorry for what they told you at all- I just think it's kinda amusing how "experts" (in all fields) can sometimes say silly things when they don't have clear-cut answers! I...
  29. Vertraio50, WOW, you really know you way around the internet- thanks! Now I know more about that foundry, which is a piece of the puzzle. That must surely be the SAME one you found at auction- ...
  30. Phil, Well, I would say that pic of the bottom (last pic) clearly shows that it WAS a hood/radiator ornament (no other explanation for it!), and the size is perfect for a hood ornament but way too ...
  31. Phil, I hear ya- I've tested it a few times by translating my English into French, then copying & pasting THAT French back into English, and sometimes it's a bit iffy. However, it's usually cle...
  32. Vertraio50, Yep, right in front of "foundry" is inscribed "Louis Godard", and thanks for the love! Ditto, inky...!
  33. Thanks Sean68...! Phil, I have a GREAT tip for you. There's a FREE website that I've used many times that translates your text into about 50 languages! You just choose which option (for me most...
  34. Hi Phil, That's where I bought it...! Thank you SO much for emailing several big collectors as I would LOVE to have more info on this. I emailed one (with pics) that I found on the internet but h...
  35. Thank you all for the love!
  36. Ah, gotcha...! ; - )
  37. Thanks Kyratamgo, but don't need help with the id as it's signed, in the bronze, "E. Fraisse". Edouard Fraisse (1880 - 1945) was a well known designer of Art Deco bronze medals and plaques- mostly spo...
  38. It's not really a "loud" pop, but more like a soft cap gun sound. It might scare the animals if you hit a fly right next to them though... Definitely a "must" for camping/hiking!
  39. SpiritBear, Then may I suggest that you also try those battery-operated electric fly rackets- they work GREAT, but you do need to use one hand to wave it around. My hiking buddy, wife and I used ...
  40. Thanks for all your comments folks! SpiritBear: I hike in the woods (Pine Barrens in NJ) 5 days a week all year round, usually with a buddy and sometimes with my wife, and in the summer we all car...
  41. Unfortunately however, flies and lice are still around too...! ; - )
  42. Thank you kindly for your comments folks- much appreciated...!
  43. DizzyDave, Nope, the seller I bought it from on ebay on July 10th, bought it at the Cottone auction on May 20th (3 weeks earlier). He apparently won it for $633, and I won it from HIM on ebay for ...
  44. DizzyDave, Yep, she told me why: "because it doesn't fit the theme of the museum", which is all forms of "play" (toys, games, dolls, etc.). Their loss, my gain. Oh yeah! ; - )
  45. Thank you kindly Recordmantime- I can assure you that it ended up in a loving home and will be well cared for until it's my turn to take the "long dirt nap"......
  46. Pops52, Well, you're obviously way more capable than I am, because I spent almost 2 hours trying to find the original auction description and had no luck... Kudos!
  47. Recordmantime, Thanks (LOL). I was hell bent on winning this, and spent about $200 more than I was originally planning on bidding, but I couldn't be happier!
  48. Pops52, Yep, that's the same exact one- sold by the "Strong Museum of Play" because it didn't fit the theme of the museum. In the past I've been fortunate enough to be able to buy other incred...
  49. Hey again DizzyDave, I specifically called the museum director (or rather, "director of the collection(s)) to get all available info, and there was no "paperwork" because Margaret Woodbury Strong h...
  50. Hey DizzyDave, Same one- I'M the one who won that auction (LOL), and the seller was the person who told me where it came from (museum), and the museum director (who I called even before the inkwel...
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