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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After a photo of Rita Hayworth - Photographsin Photographs
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


  1. Yes, I think I have the pattern in the book on chintz. Need pictures so I can verify for sure, and most definitely what it says under the plate with photo. Always need photos as there are reproduction...
  2. Thank you for the loves pickrknows, VioletOrange, racer4four, MrsGraham, toolate2, Jewels, appreciated !~
  3. Love Mrs. Roosevelt, she enhances the very nice desk !~
  4. Thanks for the love Elisabethan, very appreciated !~
  5. Thanks so much for the loves kerry10456, petey, VioletOrange, vetraio50!~l
  6. Thank you inky for the nice comment and the love.
  7. Post some real photos, it might get you a decent answer, unless this is meant as a joke !~)Phil.
  8. When I was in NYC once buying a statue, there was a big piano at Christies auctions with the largest and strangest piano chair. I will post a link:
  9. Fantastic photos, I am very impressed with this treasure !~Phil.
  10. I kind of figured the reins may be missing since he had no horse gear on her.
  11. Thanks Mani, I just cropped it and added a 1 second click to restore the color. I asked a friend if he knows where this is and added link since he travels to so many of those western monuments.
  12. Beautiful, I see why you love them !~
  13. Love how these pics keep us guessing, love the color and detail, gorgeous !
  14. I loved using vivitar flashes and were my fast favouites !~
  15. Drinkin' again. Thinking of when you loved me. Having a few. Wishing that you were here. Making the rounds. Buying a round for total strangers. Just being a fool, 'cause I keep hoping, hoping...
  16. It is overwhelming but why should a collection not be? Beautiful !~
  17. They only seem to have forgotten to bring an extra large bedsheet to cover the wagon !~
  18. Such good condition - sending you color restoration, what a memory, beautiful ! She looks very slow in pulling the wagon, I would hate to tell her weeds are growing from where the wheels sit.
  19. Hope you are using some of my creations for your disc. I love this photo,it is wonderful!~
  20. Rita throwing her hair back is from a scene in the movie Gilda, now that refreshes my memory perfectly.
  21. Thank you so much for the comment and the love mcheconi and also thank you for the loves ttomtucker and SpunkysMom !~
  22. Thank you charmsomeone, AmberRose, VioletOrange, racer4four for the loves, so nice of you.
  23. Thank you walksoftly for the comment and the love, much appreciated !~
  24. I would like to see the middle pic when adjusted. Beautiful !~
  25. Would have looked good if it was an upright piano that was heavily carved as such:
  26. Also wondered if a piano chair, the round seat and swivel. Very strange with the carving but could have been a gift or a special carving that was wanted.
  27. It does really look to be late 19th century or up to around 1910. You should try to reload the pictures that are turned - on the left is an edit button under the love it buttons. Also send us new pics...
  28. From what I can see the carver was almost primitive in some of the carving such as the legs, which does not detract from its good looks. Usually carvings such as yours were ONE OF items, which is why ...
  29. Thank you Manikin. She insisted I cut her hair. Maybe she did not want to spend the money for the haircut.
  30. Thanks for the love aghcollect.
  31. Hard to tell what she is sculpted from without a hands on. The base is not marble but a grey alabaster from what I can tell.
  32. The swapped photos are better. NELSON Anton R., act. 1880-1910 as noted in Encl of Bronzes 1800 to 1930, Abage Publishing.
  33. He would have made the original for reproduction in plaster likely. This appears to be made of spelter which was a common metal for lamps for many years. His work shown in the Dictionary shows 3 sculp...
  34. Better or should I say larger photos would also help so we can see the signature.
  35. Hi Russ, thank you for the so nice comments and the love. If you have a chance I could add your take on this with the contrast. My email address is on my home page. Just click my name to get there. Ph...
  36. Thanks for the comment vetraio50 and the love, you are kind !~
  37. This IS beautiful !~
  38. Love this art glass globe, just don't put in hot water as I warn owners as they can get small cracks on the inside, all very noticeable.
  39. Very nice. They would have value to collectors as there are not many relating to the war era, love them. Phil.
  40. Not a mission style at all, though it has a country look to it. If it still had a label you could do more research, however, of the hundreds of furniture manufacturers that some provinces and states...
  41. The quality on some millefiori has been made poor with very few and smaller pieces esp. on the globes for lamps. They used to be excellent. These look more like art glass attempting to recreate the lo...
  42. If you sent the photos to me I could lighten them and correct color. They are a bit burned in appearance. I believe I may have seen the piece before but was not available, I love it. The bulb was on o...
  43. Unfortunately renaissance revival is linked to too many items, most not too similar. Also you have to realize that most furniture companies put their own twist or thought to a design. This design is e...
  44. Never have I ever seen or owned a kangaroo leather piece, fascinating !
  45. You need better pictures first before you ask opinions. There is no detail pictures of any of the standout decoration or feet, etc.
  46. Thanks to antiquerose for the nice comment and the love, you are always appreciated.
  47. Very good idea, I should have thought of that too.
  48. Would have loved to see your long red hair flying out that window, while you were doing your vehicle tricks like this short video !~;_ylt=A2KLqIgdLfpTv...
  49. I always wanted to get the Nishika 3D camera and unfortunately never did. Would have been helpful when I made postcards in NYC back in the day. If I remember right these were from 83 0r 84 but cannot ...
  50. Hope it is original, very nice find.
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