Personal Website: phildavidmorris.aminus3.c… Please just call me Phil. The above name is my facebook name, because of all the people with the same name. I used to sell books and still Please just call me Phil. The above name is my facebook name, because of all the people with the same name. I used to sell books and still have many that remain unsold but hate to get rid of them because they hold precious secrets of antique collectibles. I Like collecting aeroplane or airplane ashtrays and similar items. Now it seems I am fascinated by the world of hood ornaments, making life seem to have that new excitement, I cannot describe how happy that makes me. But I will. It makes me feel like I did when I had that first incredible place and every discovery is a FIRST, I love that place and miss it dearly when I had the nicest compliment that I ever got which was " Your home is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. "!! Have heard that compliment before and after but from one person all the time. Even my antique couch was in extra fine condition. I was lucky to have one of the most fun auctions of all time. I would go often with my friend Eddy, we were the youngest there and prices were cheap and I could go Tues, Thurs, Sat, all without a problem. Seen the most amazing things there. Once I passed up an old wurlitzer style machine with a screen that played old videos, the people loved it even though it went for only 600 dollars. There in the front row were lookalikes for Hitchcock to Hitler. Have always been a collector and somehow it seems to get stronger, reminds me of all the good times. I sometimes like to put too many pictures of my things on facebook, but you know what - they seem close to me and will always be in my heart, so somehow it seems justified and right to hold to your heart what you hold dear !!~ I really miss some of the magnificent things and everything that I ever sold. I find it so hard to sell anything. As times get more expensive, needing room and needing to help my sister makes me sell things now which I only intended to do a little of before. I have learned that the most important thing that you own is what seems to get the most attention at one particular moment... And sometimes that can be your latest find or the new piece you got in the mail, or a book about your collecting field. The best advice one can heed for any type of collecting is go with your gut feel as everyone else's opinion is usually burned to toast in the space of a minute or inevitably through the passage of time !~Phil. (Read more)


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English Rocket Lighter, no markings. - Art Decoin Art Deco
Rocket Lighter by Planet, circa 1950's - Art Decoin Art Deco
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY, Aug. 17, 1958 - Photographsin Photographs
Man Skier Mascot, by A. E. LeJeune - Art Decoin Art Deco
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Lamps - Art Decoin Art Deco
Indian Hunter Mascot,  Vintage Hood Ornament, circa early 1930's - Art Decoin Art Deco
Varnier " Discobole Car Mascot ", Art Deco Masterpiece - Art Decoin Art Deco
SATAN (FAUST) By VARNIER Automobile Mascotte, STATUE, 1925 - Art Decoin Art Deco
Flambeau car mascot 1925, on hood of car. - Art Decoin Art Deco
Flambeau by Fredric Bazin, 1925, French Car Mascot - Art Decoin Art Deco


  1. The relief sculpture on the medals is very fine work done beautifully !~
  2. Lots of rust on it. You got that right. What size is the piece - about 5 in high ?
  3. I certainly agree with Gracay's comments. There are a lot of things we don't understand about CW except that it is run by ebays owners, basically, so that should bring some light to the confusion. Ca...
  4. From info I have seen, Miller did make similar lamps to yours. In 1900 Miller bought the brand name of 'Meteor' from the Meriden Brass Company, which had ceased trading and using his 1892 patent re-...
  5. Edward Miller & Company, Meriden, Connecticut U.S.A was listed as makers and owners of the Meteor brand. There is lots of info and sites on the web where you could contact some of the web sites owners...
  6. Hey, what happened to the very rare brush, the post is gone - ??
  7. Still deciding if I should buy my old one back, it brought back lots of memories of my friends back then. Looks like you have the orig outfit too and hopefully the dog tag that came with him.
  8. Really love that second photo phone, the look is fantastic !
  9. This one really is a mystery. Love how the art deco bird appears to be drinking water or possibly the bottles ale.
  10. I love how they are displayed, I myself have no brushes like this, but I can understand your craze for this mania. You have a beautiful collection, and together they look so important, cool finds !~
  11. This box is a 10/10, so beautiful with that inlay work, a true piece of art !~
  12. That is such good news and I am so happy and proud of you. I don't buy art myself as I feel I will always get burned, but your gut feeling pulled you through with flying colors. The show here is not...
  13. Somehow I missed this. I seem to know nothing on these. I find the wooden matches particularly amazing and was not aware they put them in books !~
  14. Would be in the Ansonia clock book which I do not have any copies of anymore. If you live in a good city, they may be able to get you the book at the library where the date of this clock would be show...
  15. Life has its own intriguing stories, that is for sure. Keep on Truckin !~
  16. Particularly love the middle picture and the churn posted there. I was watching road show this week and they had one of these on. Really interesting.
  17. flashy val, love the bracelets, lots of nice bling.
  18. Thank you for the loves Radegunder, Moonstonelover21, Jewels, rniederman !~
  19. Thank you pops52 for the comment and the love, appreciated !~
  20. Looks like they have changed very little since 1965.
  21. You should put some oil on it. Some of the oils have a brown stain which this might look so much better after just one use. Wal Mart used to sell some of those furniture polish oils with the brown sta...
  22. Thank you for the loves aghcollect, and geo26e
  23. Sorry I missed this one !~
  24. Thank you for the loves vetraio50, Chadakoin, Radegunder, Moonstonelover21.
  25. This girl must have been popular as there is another one for sure with a bit of a different pose. Also I used to own a beautiful Rosenthal girl which could have been her sister. These come up for sale...
  26. The shape of the back is like a captains chair and then the arms and seat are combinations of styles which a lot of makers did, thereby trying to form something a little different... that being said -...
  27. If just tuning in to these please also see these reference ones of similar form:
  28. A lot of statues missing their hands would probably do well with a pair of these also, they are beautiful.
  29. A lot of the figurines are going down in value every day. Is what happens when people do not keep collections anymore. We are not supposed to give values on this site. Its for collectors mainly, not g...
  30. Thank you walksoftly for the nice comment and the love.
  31. They were used in a lot of bars. Don't really match the table, but remember an awful lot of bars had them. The table looks kind of like a card table size.
  32. Probably from the 70's to 80's they are called captains chairs.
  33. Marked with the Capodimonte "N" & B.Merli. I know these were popular again in the mid 80's, which is probably the time yours came out. They are putting out some of the best of the 50's pieces by some...
  34. Great photo of a romantic ruin, the barn looks to have survived much better. Lovely stonework !~
  35. Sounds like my awful sister from Aust. who unplugged my fathers antique lamp when she came for a visit when they were not looking, and swiped it !!~
  36. Yes, now there are so many reproductions now being sold, they look quite wonderful though I have never examined one in person, I have see the real ones but not the fakes in person. You can see the co...
  37. Probably you mean minnesota sewing machine ??
  38. One of the best Canadian companies and sold also by the prestigious Birk's chain store, one of the best jewelers. Phil.
  39. It looks all to be wood, I would think that it is quite possible to be 40's to 50's. I think it is a great item too, especially with the drawer which you rarely see together. Phil.
  40. Would be really nice in a sunny room, cindyjune !~Phil.
  41. Probably 1940's, very nice !~Phil
  42. I loved the classic glass marbles when I was a kid, lots of fun, especially the big ones, but never seen any of these clay which I would have loved to have also.
  43. Some of the ads said NOW Fairmont Seating, which was part of the Henderson Furniture Inc. ~ Phil
  44. You never know for sure who made it without a label, and there is no info on the net on the thousands of furniture manufacturers who closed their business who may have made this. They took their secre...
  45. It also could be a music cabinet where music sheets were stored, but too hard to tell without inside photos. Phil.
  46. Almost looks like the doll wears a russian hat, something different that is for sure. I have a large book on the Russian emigrates who worked making hats like these and there are lots of hats like th...
  47. I found a book today I had of Art Nouveau lamps and thought of you. I looked but could not find anything in the Egyptian taste.
  48. Thanks Lisa, so great to hear from you again, send love your way. Phil.
  49. Thank you rniederman & Gracay2004 for the loves.
  50. Thank you Mani, I have only one other rocket but actually a missile trophy, probably to a bookkeeper, as its for cost reduction USAF. This one is the last I seen of this one for sale.
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