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Is this 1951 photo autographed? - Photographsin Photographs
Old folding Model-T mechanics' hood supports?   - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
Very early "Bulls Eye" Catapult BB pistol in box - 1924 - Toysin Toys
1921 "U S NATIONAL MATCH" Medal~Shooting?  Or what? - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
Unusual miter gauge - Maker?  Or Handmade? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Pair of bisque figurines-are these something?  If so, what? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Old Chinese Herbal Medication bottles in orig. packaging - Bottlesin Bottles
My favorite glow-in-the-dark toy EVER! - Toysin Toys
Where is this kiddie car? ~ I WANT IT!! - Toysin Toys
"Optional" Leather Dust Jacket on 1911 First Edition Book - Booksin Books

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  1. - as we all knew you would be, blunderbuss2.... still 'inspecting' that signature VERY closely, I'm sure. Thanks for the love.
  2. Nah, BB2 - only what I read on the internet.... Its just that I couldn't shake the feeling that they were... something interesting. So I thought it was worth a shot. Lotsa knowhowhere as you and race...
  3. Thanks for the information. It lead me to this listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHOOTING-MEDAL-AWARD-NATIONAL-MATCH-1927-CAPTAIN-BAR-ORIGINAL-NO-RESERVE-/371412624193?hash=item5679eae341%3Ag%3AAEMAAO...
  4. No offense meant, but I think you can find similar items at Pier 1 Imports.
  5. My money is on a laundry table. Mount a hand-crank wringer in the middle with tubs on both sides - one for hand washing the clothes and the other to put the wrung-out garments in. I've got one that ...
  6. It appears to me to be a portable 'hitching post' for securing a horse/goat/dog or other critter. But that is just a guess.
  7. Thanks for the correct terminology on this tool. As mentioned, I can see no maker's mark. Is that unusual for a tool like this?
  8. Thanks for the love, folks. Still hoping for some input.
  9. J'adore l'amore ~ thanks
  10. Something about these floats says "turtles" to me. Folks who hunt 'em will do something similar now with modern plastic milk jugs ~ tie some line to the handle, put some bait on a hook and toss 'em...
  11. Just a guess here, but maybe the holes were to hold sticks of incense?
  12. What many younger folks may not realize is how indispensable these Polk directories are to historical & genealogical research. I was trying to trace the lost history of a small business back east th...
  13. Probably because it cost a month's wages for a working man back in the day - $50 in 1950!
  14. Can't speak directly to this, but will say that many years ago we came across an ozone generator that consisted of a long box with a blue neon tube thingy that sold in a New York second for a really g...
  15. Perhaps new eyes (and databases) are available to help with this ongoing mystery. Mucho danka for any assistance.
  16. Still hopeful of finding an answer to this mystery.
  17. Well, it appears we have achieved a consensus ~ many thanks for your assistance, tomtucker & harborguy.
  18. More than you know, racer.... more than you know. (grin)
  19. Many thanks Harborguy ~ that's a good start!
  20. Well, let's hope so! Thanks for the positive vibe.
  21. Still hoping to get some help with this identification.
  22. I just got an urge to fire up the video and re-watch "Midnight In The Gardne of Good & Evil". Wonder why?
  23. I'm not gonna say it *isn't* an ID badge, but I will say that it looks almost exactly like the old photobooth pics you could get for a quarter at Coney Island-style arcades back in the day. If it wer...
  24. Sure looks like the Boston, MA post office. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boston-MA-Dorchester-center-Station-Flag-Cancel-on-1909-Post-Office-Postcard-/261036622326?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc6fec...
  25. And hello back 'atcha! It's always nice to be able to connect historical items back to present-day decendents. It's a huge part of what makes playing with this 'old stuff' so enjoyable. Thanks ...
  26. Just a gut feeling here, but it 'feels' like the kind of thing a cowboy hearding cattle to KC might have made at the 'end of the trail'. The gun is a nice touch. I'm not recommending opening it,...
  27. ... or you could give 'em to me..... (smile)
  28. They are obviously designed for cutting Sponge Bob's square pants. ;^)
  29. Glad someone finally appreciated this example of the weirdness we accumulated over the years. Thanks for the luv!
  30. Hello again, Steve! Hope you can find a moment to post some pictures of that accumulation. It would be nice to see what it represents, as much as we have discussed it here. While for me, it is most...
  31. Ah.... Parnelli. One of my all-time favorite racers. And names. To this day I still invoke it and christen any outrageous driving stunt as being performed with "way to go, Parnelli (fill in the per...
  32. Thanks for the 'wows'. This piece now resides in Australia thanks to a buyer whose feedback on the transaction consisted of "STUNNING!!!!!!! N I THINK YOU SPENT WHOLE DAY TO PACKED IT" (which I did ...
  33. teve ~ if you are going to consider a donation, pay particular attention to the "Library and Archives" link on the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame link above. They have an impressive list of personal papers f...
  34. The rock Hall of Fame is in Cleveland, Ohio, Steve. It is pretty big-time as those operations go with annual induction ceremonies that are televised. Here's a link: http://rockhall.com/ The Expe...
  35. What an incredibly gracious offer, Hems!!! But honestly my tongue was in my cheek when I made that $5 offer, not for a second imagining you would consider giving it up. (I do that a lot, offer $...
  36. Oh... and I'll give you five bucks for that concept design scribbling....
  37. Fascinating insight, Hems! So, in your opinion, which came first? The Storm or the Hipgnosis? I understand that the creative process from your discription was organic and collaborative, but is Wik...
  38. Glad to see I hit your memory-bone square, Hems. As I said, I was hazy on where I'd stuck it ~ probably for the same reasons ..... From what I understand, Storm designed the actual album cover for...
  39. OK... last post for this... we figured out that it was a "Catholic Sick Call / Last Rites Box". No other ID as to maker. Hope that helps.
  40. Give ya five bucks for it, Mani! Please check for any label when you dig it out.
  41. Thanks for the reply... I was neglegent in not posting additional information here I later obtained about it. You are correct on it being a Catholic station which held various cups, holy water & etc....
  42. Have another set of thanks, Jason! Yep, that was interesting and informative. Looks like we beat the odds... one in ten applications gets a ticket? It only took six apps for us to get ours (gre...
  43. The only picture I have is in my mind's eye, WS ~ but for your benefit imagine a shorter, more portly version of Walter Brennan and you're damn close. Just like he should look, don't you think? ...
  44. A terrific find and even better backstory, walksoftly. It has inspired me to do my own experience in another thread. Thanks ~ it's a story I've always wanted to share.
  45. Thanks for that great discription, Jason! Did they have the 'Feedback Booth' there ~ how was that handled? Could everyone do it or was there an 'audition'? Was it real regimented? Do you have...
  46. My date to the senior prom drove one of these Metros ~ I'm sure her daddy got it for her for just that reason.... no room for hanky, much less panky. But man, did she smell nice!
  47. Thanks for posting this! We have one (or, most of one ~ it's missing the cable AND the wood wheels) and have wondered how it was supposed to work. But the wifey collects turtles so it lives with us ...
  48. It would help if you mentioned 1) how big it is, 2) what it is made of, and 3) does it look like it has been repainted. It is a cute little boat. At least I think it is little.
  49. Uh... I guess, Jason, but the wifey & I aren't really morning people and we live over an hour away. Should have opted for the noon admit. (sigh) Do they give you the bum's rush once you have sh...
  50. Don't mean to be a nag here, but I just took a closer look at the top edge of your calendar and it looks like it is hanging on by a thread! The metal edging is an important verification point as to i...
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