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. I think it is a vase by Beswick, I know one in particular is very similar.
  2. 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...
  3. Such a shame the space dog is gone, something I never heard of ?
  4. Have not heard of lofty art yet.
  5. Hi , I think Mani had estimated it was from the 20's to 30's.
  6. You seem to have a very good collection !~
  7. Sorry for late viewing, seem to be missing so much these last weeks, wish my life was not so busy right now.
  8. This is absolutely wonderful. She more resembles the work of Margit Nilsen, superb !~
  9. Thanks Mani and Zowie
  10. Made as a reproduction as bottles were collected much in the 1970's.
  11. 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 .
  12. What a striking and beautiful restoration you have done, magnificent work which would impress any perfectionist out there !~
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 ...
  16. Thank you Radegunder for the love, and thank you southcop for the love and the nice comment !~
  17. Thank you Sean and vetraio50, appreciate your comments.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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.
  22. Thanks Mani, I checked your site but could not find it. Could not find on facebook either. Glad you like.
  23. 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.
  24. Restoration of a piece of jewelry can be trying and difficult, I love the beautiful job you did here !~
  25. 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 !~
  26. Made a mistake when I thought her son did this for you. I apologize !~
  27. 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...
  28. From my recollection it seemed pretty easy to pull your leg and make you post this. We are all so happy you did :) I don't even remember these with the tape sticking out the side. Wonderful ~
  29. Amazing restoration, the face was totally trashed as you put it, but now it has the magic that Peter Pan intended for this clock, so beautiful !~
  30. I think Mary Martin became famous for her interpretation of Peter Pan on Broadway, so many years ago, also. You have a real beauty here, and always amaze me of the scope of your collection !~
  31. A beautiful example of this boy scout watch, I am sure there are very few of these around now.
  32. I had one but over the years at one point I found I had to sell it, moving. Still it is hard to repair the damage I had done. You have a beautiful example here. In this black and white pic that I colo...
  33. Thank you for the loves ghcollect, Moonhill, Vintagefran, jonideco, tom61375, lampaddict !
  34. Thanks again Manikin for the re-love and thanks ho2cultcha for the love !~
  35. Thank you for the loves aghcollect & to the lovely Aimathena
  36. Thanks so much for the loves Manikin, & Antiquerose
  37. Thanks bratjdd, aghcollect, artdecogirl, Radegunder for the loves, love back to you !~
  38. Thank you Manikin for more of the love you share !~
  39. Wow, these are so fantastic, just love them !~
  40. Looks quite real. Beautiful piece.
  41. I agree with the beautiful and fun, and appears as nice as any culver piece, so therefore must be a culver piece. Incredible !~
  42. The inside is definitely old, from what I can now see. Probably refinished in the last 30 or so years and added new hardware.
  43. Thank you for the loves Amandajane, Moonstonelover21, angelhair23, vintagecarmascot, appreciated.
  44. What is the size. Phil
  45. Thanks southcop, I already had the information as sent by mcheconi. Thanks for the info, in case I never had it, it would have been so helpful.
  46. Probably is India made, they make a lot of reproductions there, some of them are very nice, and at some point in the 90's were flooding the market.
  47. It is a trans radio, which is about 8 inches. The last photo shows a bar drinking set which is about 11 inches high, identical design, more the size of a real helmet.
  48. Thank you for the loves antiquerose, Vintage, petey, Lisa-lighting, nutsabotas6, smiata, SpunkysMom !~
  49. Beautiful photos and exciting architecture.
  50. No thanks, I prefer the way I look already.
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