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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
Western-theme divided plate - anyone know the maker? - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Cartoon hankies in a child's pop-up book!?!? - Booksin Books
Matched Hand-Painted Japan Vases - Need Info on Mark, Please - Asianin Asian

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  1. Bumping this up for no good reason except I really like it and want to share....
  2. 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...
  3. I just gotta say - there are a lot of people around here with excellent taste! ;^) (Thanks for the love, folks)
  4. 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 ...
  5. Thanks for all the love, folks.
  6. Thanks for the input, ravage60.
  7. Still hoping someone can help with a maker for this rule.
  8. 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...
  9. Still hoping someone recognizes this shape or artist.....
  10. 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...
  11. Sbaugh, you're my new best friend! Thanks. Couldn't believe we couldn't find the mark.
  12. 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...
  13. 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!!
  14. Very very nice, indeed. Hope we get to see more page examples when it gets back from the hospital!
  15. Ok, here is another view (there were two similar views we acquired). Does this help?
  16. 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...
  17. Wow, Dave! You're my new best friend! Very much appreciate the info!
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Still hoping someone can help.....
  21. Talk about yer Big Boy toys.....
  22. Looks more like a dinosaur fossil to me. Too heavy to be from a bird. Just kidding. I got nothin'.
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. MINE THAT GOODWILL GOLD! Seriously - great find and a beautiful piece.
  26. 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.
  27. 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...
  28. Careful, G&L - you have contracted a serious disease which is almost impossible to cure.... lucky you.
  29. 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"...
  30. Just a guess here - a glass tubing cutter?
  31. Thanks for the love, folks.
  32. Thanks for all the info, marlonball! Now tell me how I can get one!
  33. This thread is outta control! I pulling up my pants and going home....
  34. - as we all knew you would be, blunderbuss2.... still 'inspecting' that signature VERY closely, I'm sure. Thanks for the love.
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. No offense meant, but I think you can find similar items at Pier 1 Imports.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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?
  41. Thanks for the love, folks. Still hoping for some input.
  42. J'adore l'amore ~ thanks
  43. 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...
  44. Just a guess here, but maybe the holes were to hold sticks of incense?
  45. 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...
  46. Probably because it cost a month's wages for a working man back in the day - $50 in 1950!
  47. 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...
  48. Perhaps new eyes (and databases) are available to help with this ongoing mystery. Mucho danka for any assistance.
  49. Still hopeful of finding an answer to this mystery.
  50. Well, it appears we have achieved a consensus ~ many thanks for your assistance, tomtucker & harborguy.
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