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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Photo for Manikin - Photographsin Photographs
Helmet Transistor Radio, Mid Century Modern - Radiosin Radios
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


  1. To share, I am not sure which email I sent or the one you may have sent. Phil.
  2. So sorry to hear of this, you deserve the best SM, and it upsets me when I hear things like this. Phil.
  3. Thank you pops52 for the support of comment and love and thank you RonM for the love.
  4. Pierre Choreau
  5. I have a book which shows and lists some of the incredible makers talents in furniture. There were possibly hundreds of makers in Canada over the years and most all took their furniture trade secrets ...
  6. Thank you so kindly for the loves and nice comments Virginia.vintage, Manikin, EJW-54, and trunkman !~
  7. This would go well with a Steampunk outfit I think !~
  8. Totally wonderful -- I have always collected ashtrays and such, but this one is very much over the top. The base itself looks like it was created as something which does not exist which is " dungeon a...
  9. This is not a value site and also you really have to realize the market for most furniture is very down right now. These appear at auction with not a lot of interest on them. The design elements are q...
  10. A lot of people collect these bulldog ornaments esp if they have a real bulldog. There are some very nice ones. I have a great postcard, which I have not seen before of about 1910. Yours is a very ni...
  11. Wow. The sign I find it seedy with the trash photo based picture of Rick's wife which kind of makes it cartoon seedy, totally over the top, not needed, but consistent with Vegas. However the photos a...
  12. Very unusual, but beautiful and rare with all the design elements, it reminds me of the famous deco nun's habit lamp designs of about 1930.
  13. I still really miss my bed that I had. It was stuck up in the old garage and when my father sold out the farm, I saw it and asked for it. I used it for about 5 years and loved every minute in it. Left...
  14. Sean is very incorrect, no surprise to me. It is much older and a different set with similar handles with more of a deco look was featured on the cover of Arch Digest about 20 years ago. Your set was...
  15. I really hope they gave you a partial or full refund. People can be such idiots at packing. With delicate items, I have had my share of full breaks. If an auction packed it, they will not take respons...
  16. Hi Ginseng, I used my Epson Perfection V500 PHOTO for scanning the picture which was copied I think from an old newspaper it looked like and had a lot of lines. I then just used photoshop to enlarge ...
  17. Very nice.
  18. Sorry to miss this beautiful photo. Been busy w/my sister so much lately. She is out now:), maybe w/relatives. I love this photo and so nice to see them placing the dolls so very carefully it looks so...
  19. Phil is fine.
  20. Thank you Jewels for the love and the nice comment, I appreciate !~
  21. A major collection that you have. I can imagine the endless hours of research and collectible fun. Superb !~
  22. thank you so much racer4four and aghcollect for the loves !~
  23. It sort of looks to be a 1940's or so re-interpretation.
  24. I need a pair of fatigues, I think !
  25. It appears its a resin cast of the statue which was very popular in the 1990's. If the sheaf she holds is melded to the body without it being a separate piece it is a resin piece, there have been a nu...
  26. Seniors rummy and canasta
  27. Great photo Jewels, we need a guardian angel like in NYC here on CW, I nominate you !~
  28. Was this when I first saw you ??
  29. I still have my collection of mags. I remember one of the stories was about the people on the elevator, coming down, balls of fire. Could hardly read them after that date, such horror.
  30. Such an amazing photo, I was watching a tv program from NYC that morning, and then the camera zoomed to the towers, there was nothing else on tv that day, was one day I was happy I was not there. So v...
  31. disco duck >?
  32. The first one looks Eastlake style and the 2nd a Renaissance style. Both chairs appear to be the furniture makers interpretation of the styles which is quite common for the makers to do. Can't beat th...
  33. The table looks about 1940's to early 50's. Does the printing on the leaves have anything about the maker ?
  34. Beautifully painted, love it.
  35. Very nice pictures, love this paperweight !~
  36. Very Beautiful, especially the columns, though usually the Corinthian capitals are on the top ? It almost appears as if they were put on or reattached the wrong way.
  37. 1860-70.
  38. More dating to around 1910, but always good to see the wood side also. Beautiful !~
  39. Thank you Mani, you say the kindest things.
  40. Looks like a piece from a pottery class. People usually have to sign their pieces because firings are very expensive, so they usually fire as many of the pieces as they can to save money. If they nev...
  41. Actually a renaissance revival style chair, not a throne. Possibly German, but that can not be determined without a label. Sometime around or after 1875 to 1930. It is very hard to tell without lookin...
  42. They are still making a lot of sets from what I have seen from all the images online. The place now is making a lot of reproduction furniture from all the examples on this site alone.
  43. Carpanelli has been an exclusive craftsmen's workshop since 1919. The sense of the proposals Carpanelli has been devising for over 80 years is all here in the deep meaning of the terms. Because back...
  44. Love the metal flash decoration.
  45. No, but around 1860. It has a lot of decoration associated with the hunt meaning its a dining room cabinet. They had massive dining room furniture for the room that this piece was made, probably part ...
  46. I noticed that these were rather fewer in 2006, by then most of the windows of the tourist shops had drastically changed. They had mounds of this with metal and crystal displays of NYC monuments in th...
  47. Onyx is a nice touch here.
  48. Before modernism and design for the future died in the scheme of things. So sad because this is a most beautiful design.
  49. Thanks valentino, love it.
  50. I don't think original at all. Not in any of my duncan phyfe books, but a nice looking set anyway.
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