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Buttons on WWI British Overcoat~What does "CBU" mean? - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
What's this gizmo? A Watsons Whiskey Celluloid fishing net mender? - Advertisingin Advertising
A tale of two RPPCs~Is this a reasonable assumption? - Postcardsin Postcards
I think this is pretty rare tobacco card, but... - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
1863 Civil War Anthem~"Battle Cry of Freedom" Sheet Music - Paperin Paper
Sheet Music ~ "NY & Coney Island Cycle March"~E.T. Paull~Fantastic Graphics! - Paperin Paper
Folding Rule ID Needed - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
If this isn't Russel Wright, what is it? - Mid-Century Modernin Mid-Century Modern
Artisan-made pottery... what?   - Native Americanin Native American
Can anyone ID this car make please? - Classic Carsin Classic Cars

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  1. Nothing particular to add, except.... RIP, Ringling Bros. :(
  2. This is a dry-chemical fire extinguisher from the Chicago, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, which went out of biz (under that name) around 1980. You pump the handle to spray the fire. Probably pre-196...
  3. Keep hunting - and better luck next time! You gotta dig thru a lot of rusty nails for each silver quarter, sure - but it's the thrill of the chase that matters.
  4. Looks like someone beat you to the 'redo' bit. I say go for it - it shouldn't harm the value, which is lessened by the missing handle(s) anyway.
  5. If you have ever tried to use nails to frame in a picture, this is the tool to have!
  6. One person's opinion: I wouldn't worry overmuch about any repairs or renovations. Dome-top trunks aren't particularly popular unless one has a TON of room in your house and want one for blanket stor...
  7. Again, I'm bumping just because I can. Still looking for suggestions as to maker.
  8. I'm bumping this just because I love this display so much. Enjoy with me and Merry Christmas, everybody!
  9. Checking back in to mark this solved thru other sources. Turns out "CBU" is an acronym for (paraphrasing in English) the Civil Defense Guard of Denmark (!) and dates from 1943 to 1950, not WW I. Sti...
  10. Thanks for that link, Celiene, although I have already looked thru similar online lists without finding a likely match. The most appropriate is 'Cluster Bomb Unit', but that ordinance wasn't develope...
  11. I should add that the buttons also have the British crown above the 'CBU' initials....
  12. Thanks for the education, Tassie - since lawn bowls isn't played much here in the USofA, I'm not sure I would have ever figured that out!
  13. Thanks for that input, Scott. From what I have uncovered, cyanotypes were popular in less-populated areas because the process did not take much knowledge of or access to exotic chemicals and was do-...
  14. Thanks for the info on cyanotypes, Scott. I had forgotten that subset of postcards. Like I said to start with, we'll never know for sure the 'real' story on these, but it sure is fun to speculate,...
  15. Yeah, I've got an 'active' imagination, I guess. You two aren't the first ones to make that observation... ;^) The blue tint is uncommon, but not unknown, OGF - I've seen others with that hue. Pr...
  16. Bumping this up for no good reason except I really like it and want to share....
  17. You sure the name Woody Guthrie isn't on the book somewhere? (grin) Perhaps I can help interpret it, SpiritBear ~ It is appropriate (albeit awkwardly done :^) to mix Teddy and FDR given the r...
  18. I just gotta say - there are a lot of people around here with excellent taste! ;^) (Thanks for the love, folks)
  19. Voters here in WA state saw the light and legalized it as well a couple years back. It's a little strange walking into one of the 'dispensaries' and seeing all the names like "kush kush" and "purple ...
  20. Thanks for all the love, folks.
  21. Thanks for the input, ravage60.
  22. Still hoping someone can help with a maker for this rule.
  23. S'ok... here's a photo (last one above) showing the numbers '118'. I can barely make out the fact there *is* something printed on the rule itself (even using a loupe), much less capture it in a photo...
  24. Still hoping someone recognizes this shape or artist.....
  25. And so there is! In checking that out, I took a closer look under a loupe and can discern a very worn maker's mark on the rule between the 10-12 inch marks, but it is unreadable. So - still hoping f...
  26. Sbaugh, you're my new best friend! Thanks. Couldn't believe we couldn't find the mark.
  27. Hi Nics - assuming that your vase is not cracked and otherwise in good condition, yes - it has value. Rookwood is about the pinnacle of arts & crafts pottery and is always well-marked, if sometimes h...
  28. Wow, Tom.... I think you nailed it! I just added a web image above so everyone else can compare, too. The mould of the front fenders seems to confirm it. Thanks!!
  29. Very very nice, indeed. Hope we get to see more page examples when it gets back from the hospital!
  30. Ok, here is another view (there were two similar views we acquired). Does this help?
  31. I take your point, but I was hoping that the shape of the radiator would be sufficient to help the experts on here. This seems to be an enlargement of a snapshot and the detail is little better in ha...
  32. Wow, Dave! You're my new best friend! Very much appreciate the info!
  33. Wow! As it happens, this is the exact same book my wife bought over 40 years ago in a bookshop in Erie, PA! It was one of the first 'antique' things she ever bought! She still uses it for her in-ho...
  34. Never mind.... A bit more searching on Gotheborg.com turned up the mark with this notation: "104. Mark: Cherry Blossom in the shape of five "M". Mark sub-contracted to independent companies making...
  35. Still hoping someone can help.....
  36. Talk about yer Big Boy toys.....
  37. Looks more like a dinosaur fossil to me. Too heavy to be from a bird. Just kidding. I got nothin'.
  38. Thanks, lorensemail ~ This is the kind of assistance I hope for when I post here. VERY much appreciated! I'm not usually into what I call 'fou fou' stuff like this, but appreciate quality when I se...
  39. IMO, it is unlikely that you will be able to find any makers' information without some imprint to trace. There were many many makers of this utilitarian ware all over the country in the 19th C. and m...
  40. MINE THAT GOODWILL GOLD! Seriously - great find and a beautiful piece.
  41. PS - There still is a photo hiding above showing the signature, but the new photo added seems to have taken over the available space. Just click on the first icon.
  42. Thought I would add some info and a new pic in hopes of stimulating some additional response. Rookwood pottery is one of the easier choices for identification, with the flame marks around the RP init...
  43. Careful, G&L - you have contracted a serious disease which is almost impossible to cure.... lucky you.
  44. Would be interesting to see any marks that might be on the bottom, bon3. There are so many fakes on the market, I'm jittery about anything marked "Tiffany"...
  45. Just a guess here - a glass tubing cutter?
  46. Thanks for the love, folks.
  47. Thanks for all the info, marlonball! Now tell me how I can get one!
  48. This thread is outta control! I pulling up my pants and going home....
  49. - as we all knew you would be, blunderbuss2.... still 'inspecting' that signature VERY closely, I'm sure. Thanks for the love.
  50. 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...
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