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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Watermelon Men - Photographsin Photographs
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


  1. Its called an ewer, which is simply a vase shaped jug. This ewer has very nice decorative bronze work . Phil.
  2. A lot of makers could have made this. Because 99% of them left no info on their business you will not find info online. You already have a heads up as to the year this was made. Without a label, ident...
  3. They look 60's to 70's mainly. Germany was at the forefront in printing and esp lithographing.
  4. Looks to be something that would sure come in handy some day ! ~)
  5. I have seen the name Don Quixote as someone the statue is supposed to represent, on other statues. There are a number of similar statues by various artists.
  6. Deanna Durbin is next to Esther Williams.
  7. The lilies make the water appealing, the water seems so pure, she steps out with no hindrance in mind.
  8. Great collection, not too many big ones left out there, but sometimes nice to see a good copy also. My mom had a collection which outlived every real chicken we had !~
  9. Very much coming into its own in the 1970's when these lamp tables were made in italy mainly and sold through the Italian Import stores that were popping up all over the Canadian and U.S. mainland. In...
  10. I see so many of these on the internet on ebay, lots of them not selling, and I see also a version by Mennon, with after shave also, I imagine that the poor would drink that if found. At least you kno...
  11. The condition is quite astonishing, amazing that it was put into such capable hands as yours !~
  12. Very nice car.
  13. This one looks like the early 80's, when they were doing small statuettes with a nice onyx base and they came out with a number of these reproductions that were showing up in the art deco stores at t...
  14. Captivating art, has that edge of mystery and superb artwork. The maiden is at once beautiful and has an air of intense mystery. Another item of yours that exudes immense desirability !~
  15. Beautiful and since it is in German, much more collectible !~
  16. Should be spelled Griffin.
  17. Not a dragon at all. It is a griffon, a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was t...
  18. Thank you for the loves racer4four, vetraio50, mikelv85, Virginia.vintage, kerry10456, southcop, walksoftly, Jewels, pops52, blunderbuss2, aghcollect !~
  19. Seen an art show with some skinheads as the predominant models, the canvases were entirely massive, totally fascinating.
  20. They should have left it alone. And all that beautiful stonework, the people who brought this on should be shot !~
  21. Had a turntable. First record was by a bee gee boy, which I hated playing, after that I bought anything I liked which was better than that horrible song.
  22. Shake rattle and roll was somewhat before my time so I have no clue as to any relation.
  23. The golden globe is magnificent and looks like a jeweled crown !~
  24. I think it is a vase by Beswick, I know one in particular is very similar.
  25. Oh, I see now that you added the photo of the watch. Fantastic piece. Because of all the very low pay that the Russian top space brass and astronauts received, many of the very rare pieces have now be...
  26. Such a shame the space dog is gone, something I never heard of ?
  27. Have not heard of lofty art yet.
  28. Hi , I think Mani had estimated it was from the 20's to 30's.
  29. You seem to have a very good collection !~
  30. Sorry for late viewing, seem to be missing so much these last weeks, wish my life was not so busy right now.
  31. This is absolutely wonderful. She more resembles the work of Margit Nilsen, superb !~
  32. Thanks Mani and Zowie
  33. Made as a reproduction as bottles were collected much in the 1970's.
  34. Seems to lie on the tray. What about any help that you can give about size without a shade and just the ceramic part. I imagine it is ceramic as you just posted this without thinking .
  35. What a striking and beautiful restoration you have done, magnificent work which would impress any perfectionist out there !~
  36. In Answer to Ripley, this is modeled after the original FRENCH car mascot. A Packard one does not have an airplane and the american Packard one is a loosely based copy of the original French Mascot. I...
  37. On the original she holds the plane on the palm of her hand, the hand on your piece does not, and more resembles a stump than a hand. Also on the original you can see strands of hair. Some of the repr...
  38. I meant that the piece is not original, because the detail on the piece is not consistent to the 1920's original. The chiseling on this piece is quite poor, which equals a reproduction. Reproductions ...
  39. Thank you Radegunder for the love, and thank you southcop for the love and the nice comment !~
  40. Thank you Sean and vetraio50, appreciate your comments.
  41. The photo is poor and it looks to be a reproduction. The detail of the piece should be about 10 times better if it was an original car mascot. Phil
  42. Nice image, but the pictures do not translate or you do not know how to present photos. I have very few postcards looking this bad. Phil.
  43. The Kent-Coffey Manufacturing Company was started in 1907 by Harold Coffey in Lenoir, North Carolina. Along with his friends, neighbors and competitors James Broyhill and John Bernhardt, he was one of...
  44. Thank you Artistinside, I have added another view, although it is pretty much the same view as on the other side, since both sides are identical.
  45. Thanks Mani, I checked your site but could not find it. Could not find on facebook either. Glad you like.
  46. I imagine this image was created with a glass plate. I only once found a whole set of glass plates from a photographic collector of a specific event. Phil.
  47. Restoration of a piece of jewelry can be trying and difficult, I love the beautiful job you did here !~
  48. Sorry to have missed this one also, so erratic when I could get on line since that funeral and all the other old people I know trying to help them. Great photo !~
  49. Made a mistake when I thought her son did this for you. I apologize !~
  50. Sorry for missing this as I seem to be doing so much of lately with all that has been going on here these last 4 weeks, and before that the funeral, it really catches up what a rut we sometimes find o...
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