MichiganMillsJr

L'Anse, MI

I run my own little store in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and got into it for the passion of it. It started out as a way to fund my collecting habits, but quicklI run my own little store in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and got into it for the passion of it. It started out as a way to fund my collecting habits, but quickly evolved in auction hunting, picking barns, attics, garages, minivans, etc, and all sorts of other methods. I'm in it for the hunt, and for the find. Never the money. I don't collect anything in particular. I collect the odd, the different, the old, the archaic, the outdated, the updated, and anything with a personality. (Read more)

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Vintage Blown Glass Vase? of Sorts - Glasswarein Glassware
Murrr Murrr Made in Finland Pink Ceramic Bunny Rabbits - Animalsin Animals
Mattel's Dancing Dude  - Toysin Toys
Vintage Kralik Art Glass Vase Earth-Tone Marbled Swirl - Art Glassin Art Glass
Brass Donkey Saddlebag Ashtray -- Made In China - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
RPM Delo Serviceman's Hat - Petrolianain Petroliana
Yin-Yang Black and Albino Squirrel Display - Animalsin Animals
Mysterious Odd Fellow and 1865 New York Herald (Lincoln's Assassination) - Photographsin Photographs
Japanese (?) Table With Nesting Stools  - Furniturein Furniture
Two Old Lady Baby Ducklings - Animalsin Animals

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  1. I don't have too much information to tell you, but the name is "Riceszinn" and the metal is a tin heavy pewter composite. I wasn't able to find much of anything from the company, but the piece likely ...
  2. Thank you very much, icollectglass! It took some scrounging, but I was able to find another example that included both Murrr Murrr and Pentik's name! Also, yes, the mosquitoes are as big as birds ...
  3. I'm not quite sure what you mean by that, but if you found yourself in my neck of the woods, you can still go deeper.
  4. Are there any patent numbers anywhere on it? If so, you can do a search at http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.htm and find out what you can that way. It's very cool and unusual! Keep us updat...
  5. Wow! Thanks for all the loves, and czechman, It looks like you're spot on about Kralik. Thank you so much for that. I think I might have the bug for art glass now!
  6. Thanks for all the loves, everyone! I agree PDAM, and Manikin, he's got a unique style.
  7. I've been lucky enough to get a number of different models from the '56-'57 models to the '86 models. So far, all of them have worked wonderfully. Most of them work better than the "New and Improved" ...
  8. Oh, but this is certainly the kind of piece where rust makes it even better. Great find, and thanks for sharing! I love it!
  9. Honestly, I hadn't even thought of that. I actually wouldn't mind getting a used one. It would have more of a story than an unused hat, but it's still pretty neat. Thanks for the comment; glad you...
  10. I really respect you for seeing the historical value in these items. Thanks for sharing!
  11. Looks like Corbell & Co. to me. http://www.silvercollection.it/electroplatesilverCdue.html#CRES <- You can find their mark here, about 3/4 down the page. That's all I can help you with, but it...
  12. I've got more cut glass in my shop than I know what to do with, and that's just fine by me. I've started moving into the house to appreciate for myself until the market builds back. This is a great...
  13. Don't worry about it. I appreciate your honesty. I did have my suspicions in the first place, anyway. It was obvious to me, as well, that it was off. My primary interest is this portrait of my mystery...
  14. Wow! Looks like you're ready to go on an extended vacation. Very nice!
  15. Oh wow! That's all I've got to say, haha.
  16. I've got an oriental set with eight or ten (they're out in the garage =x) just like this and haven't been able to get much information on them. I also have a similar style table with a Dutch carved th...
  17. Love a good microphone. Thanks for sharing. =)
  18. Very neat, and not a place I would have thought to "dig" for cans.
  19. Very awesome! You STOLE that! haha
  20. Awesome! I just saw one of these at an auction a few days ago. I didn't know enough about what I was looking at, though, and let it slip by. Now I'm kicking myself. That is just too cool.
  21. The stereoscope was actually designed for adults. It's the precursor to the view master, which after a few decades was finally cheaply produced enough to be considered a children's toy. The stereoscop...
  22. I don't know why, but I'm always drawn to pewter jewelry like this. Very nice find. Can't wait to see what else you pull outta there.
  23. I don't have any information to add, but I would have absolutely bought both as well. They're very cool! Good find.
  24. It's hard to tell because it's so faded, but it makes me think of Chinese. So I checked out http://gotheborg.com/marks/index-china-marks.htm. The mark, to me, looks close to "Hua Ping Tang Zhi", b...
  25. I love these beat up pieces that still find themselves getting hung on walls. Good eye!
  26. Nice little camera. It came out in 1949 (was produced until 1961). It was a pretty popular model, and because of that there's about a million of 'em out there. They are great shelf pieces, though.
  27. Still looking for some information on this. Anyone?
  28. All righty! We gave it a try, and the thing is pretty slick. I'm definitely keeping this in my tackle box. Thanks russsoppe for reminding me to close this case.
  29. Mrmajestic, that was it! I looked up rife oilers and that led me to the solvent bottles. I found tons just like it. I'm still not sure what the w and the e mean, but there were ones with Ps and Ss and...
  30. Whoops, I forgot to mention that. Yep. That's exactly what that is. Does that spark any ideas?
  31. fhrjr2 hit the nail on the head with this one. It's too bad that they aren't worth as much (I've come across a few of them while out pickin'), but people still buy them either to fix up and use or dis...
  32. I've got one fairly similar to the one in your pictures and most of these style of coffee pots date from the turn of the 20th century to about 1930. If you're curious about value, I would guess you mi...
  33. Whoops, didn't finish. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find your painting, but it looks like it could be worth having it appraised. I wish I could have given you the answer about the church, but, hey,...
  34. I found the name (found out it's Walter Prescher van Ed as well) on Wikipedia's German pages, and, thanks to Google Translate, was able to glean this bit of information about him: "He studied at th...
  35. Haha, good advice, Hedge! I've had my fair share of shocking moments as well.
  36. That's a collection of history right there!
  37. Well, it's an AM/short wave radio, so it's probably from the 30s or so. I love that grill cloth design on it! Are there any markings on the back? A small metallic plate containing a lot of patent numb...
  38. Great bass and great story! If you want to clean the dust off it (I know I'm a bit late to the party on this one) there are few precautions you have to take. Don't use any "harsh" cleaners. Just a sli...
  39. No extra information from me. AR8Jason hit the nail on the head. I just wanted to stop in and say, heck yes. I understand why you couldn't resist. That board looks beautiful.
  40. Wow, I had no idea! That's awesome. Thank you so much for all of that information. Now we're all scratching our heads wondering where in the world it came from. =p
  41. You're definitely right about that being a smoking stand (with the right cleaning tools it could be a beautiful one, too!). I can't date it for you perfectly, but judging by that amber ashtray (the am...
  42. That baby is just too cool. I don't have any information on it, but I wanted to thank you for sharing it.
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