PhilDavidAlexanderMorris

Canada

Personal Website: phildavidmorris.aminus3.c…

carmascot@hotmail.com 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 carmascot@hotmail.com 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

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  1. Also to prove that it is a Hirsch lamp the identical base was made to order on most of their lamps and is prominently shown in pictures of Hirsch lamps on my site. Some have markings on bottom do show...
  2. Thank you kindly for the loves ozmarty, Manikin, and Lisa-lighting !~
  3. Thank you antiquerose for the love, much appreciated.
  4. I'd probably stick with collecting these.
  5. Love the city hotel in particular. It seems more crowded in these days.
  6. I remember loving the large ones best with great mixed color. Loved playing with them more. Beautiful collection here.
  7. I remember seeing a lot of these leftons in the 80's. For a second I thought it was real.
  8. There used to be all sorts of repair shops for the old tvs and radios. Some of the new chinese guys in the phone book probably could repair. They were easy to find repair in the late 70-s.
  9. The fuselage would be easy to light also. Small chinese LED's would work great and some of them work on a battery the size of a dime.
  10. These are great items. What a find. I see he wrote a book also, "How to Carve a Woodfellow" by Mel McDaniel. I seen one of his on ebay also.
  11. I meant to say not to enter from handheld device like a phone.
  12. Should not be a problem with the photos if you enter them on your computer and not your desk advice, the moderators will not fix photos, I doubt. I can fix your photos if you send them to me before po...
  13. First time seeing it. A woman I knew well in Regina had a fantastic collection with some of the things the quints had when babies. She had a big bus retrofitted with some of the memorabilia. I also ...
  14. I just love the floor model, something you do not see for sale as much now. There seemed a lot for sale in the 70's at the auctions.
  15. Love the man of steel in the booth, super cool !~
  16. I have bought hundreds of old ashtrays over the years and remember this one well. Great to see all the parts also.
  17. Nice collection, great display !~
  18. Very cool !~
  19. Great graphics with lots of color !~
  20. The relief sculpture on the medals is very fine work done beautifully !~
  21. Lots of rust on it. You got that right. What size is the piece - about 5 in high ?
  22. 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...
  23. 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-...
  24. 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...
  25. Hey, what happened to the very rare brush, the post is gone - ??
  26. 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.
  27. Really love that second photo phone, the look is fantastic !
  28. This one really is a mystery. Love how the art deco bird appears to be drinking water or possibly the bottles ale.
  29. 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 !~
  30. This box is a 10/10, so beautiful with that inlay work, a true piece of art !~
  31. 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...
  32. 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 !~
  33. 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...
  34. Life has its own intriguing stories, that is for sure. Keep on Truckin !~
  35. 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.
  36. flashy val, love the bracelets, lots of nice bling.
  37. Thank you for the loves Radegunder, Moonstonelover21, Jewels, rniederman !~
  38. Thank you pops52 for the comment and the love, appreciated !~
  39. Looks like they have changed very little since 1965.
  40. 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...
  41. Thank you for the loves aghcollect, and geo26e
  42. Sorry I missed this one !~
  43. Thank you for the loves vetraio50, Chadakoin, Radegunder, Moonstonelover21.
  44. 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...
  45. 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 -...
  46. If just tuning in to these please also see these reference ones of similar form: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/28887-airplane-cigarette-lighter-by-planet http://www.collectorsweekly.co...
  47. A lot of statues missing their hands would probably do well with a pair of these also, they are beautiful.
  48. 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...
  49. Thank you walksoftly for the nice comment and the love.
  50. 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.
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