billretirecoll

Bay Point, California

retired carpenter 6yrs from 33yrs work in the union. i've been a collector most of my life, worked for a antique/junque shop from 12yrs old and got the bug :^) the oretired carpenter 6yrs from 33yrs work in the union. i've been a collector most of my life, worked for a antique/junque shop from 12yrs old and got the bug :^) the owner shirley would sell some of her better things in "collectors weekly" in the 1960's, a fun time to be a kid, makin a buck an hour. i've been married 31yrs now, we have 2 grown sons. life is good! :^D we collect lots of things, but pottery and glass mainly, with aluminium, couroc, and pocket knives, next in line! LOL (Read more)

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Esteban Prieto's Iridescent Marigold Signed Art Glass Drink Glasses  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Antique Brass Candlewick Scissors - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Vintage Schrade N.Y. U.S.A. 881Y Limited Edition Whittlin' Knife  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
California Faience Pottery Vase Flea Market Find - Potteryin Pottery
More From Salem Green Jeannette Glass Co. Cubist(Cube) Plates   - Glasswarein Glassware
A Little Help! American Art Pottery Jardiniere I Think! &:^) - Potteryin Pottery
Small Beaded Handbag/purse Another Salem Oregon Find! :^) - Accessoriesin Accessories
Salem Oregon Thrift Store California Pottery Finds Figurine Vase and Cats Salt and Pepper - Potteryin Pottery
Salem Oregon Yard Sale Hawaiian Shirts Buy! And How!!! :^) - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
A Trip To Salem Oregon, for a Reception, Site Seeing, and a little Collecting! :^) - Photographsin Photographs

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  1. Hey Thomas! We're back home from Carlsbad, Calif., and now have a daughter-in-law! :^D It was a busy 5 days of travel, eating, and partying, and we did manage to get a wedding in there, for our oldest...
  2. Great looking car your brother's got MALKEY! :^D I didn't remember seeing that Graber Orange color before, when they came out, it's super! Here's a link for the colors, and it's there all right! :^) ...
  3. Thanks Thomas, good job you got everyone in the hotel room up, now we can get breakfast! :^D We had a safe trip to Carlsbad, Ca. yesterday, but had to wait for our room 8 1/2hrs, a problem with overn...
  4. Hi Mary, this is by the same artist that made the Bronco Cowboy brooch, that I have, right? Very nice! :^) We made it down to Carlsbad, it is nice and cool, way better then the heat we had in the Eas...
  5. I guess the gold helmet, instead of chrome will do it then! :^)
  6. Thanks for the love too Mary! :^)
  7. Thanks Mary, yes we should be getting there between 5-6am, so we'll be spending some time on the beach waiting for our room at the Hotel, maybe a little early, but worth the wait! :^)
  8. Thanks Thomas, we hope to! :^)
  9. I love these very old books, sometimes the back spline, or binding paper may be hundreds of years older then the book itself, and may be a different language, because paper was a rare thing, so if it ...
  10. Yes nice one! I see that they didn't put the redline wheels on this 25th anniversary Red Barron replica, that was nice. Makes it easy to tell the original! :^) I have a few(12-15) of the Redlines, st...
  11. Welcome to CW fairweatherk, Nice post, and tribute! :^) Here's an easier way to see it, by posting the link in comments: http://www.omegaauctions.co.uk/B.W.Duncan.pdf This way you can click on ...
  12. Another beautiful piece Rick, and great job on photographing it too! :^) Did you put a small light inside, to give the backlight, because that orange really pops! :^D Thank you for another great post...
  13. Hey Thomas, I like this kind of rest stop, get out stretch your legs, and hope the old woman doesn't put rock salt in your butt! :^D I do enjoy checking out old buildings, and if someone comes by, and...
  14. Hey Signaholic, thank you for this post! Great Bench, and sign! :^D Sorry I didn't see it earlier. :^( I was going to ask you if this was the same company that sold Buster Brown Shoes in the 1950's, a...
  15. Oh this is the title, THE GOLDBERG MILLER BLUES BAND (Featuring: Steve Miller) - 1965 - "The Mother Song" Just to be correct! :^)
  16. Hey Thomas, sorry I couldn't find Steve Miller at Woodstock, but check this one out. The Goldberg Miller Blues Band in 1965, featuring Steve Miller, on keyboard, and singing "Mother's Song" https:...
  17. Hey Rick, Thanks! I used the doily, mainly to show it off, as one of our other buys, from our Salem trip, but the knife does look good on it! :^D Thanks so much, for the love too! :^)
  18. Thanks Rick, the price was right for me, and turned out to be a very good price too, but not for a great return, for using! :^D Thank you for the love also, always nice to get! :^)
  19. Hey Thomas, you don't "Got To Change Your Evil Ways...Baby"! :^D HERE"S LIVE AT WOODSTOCK...S A N A T A N A performing... You Got To Change Your Evil Ways https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP...
  20. Micarde, if you do an image search for marbles, you could probably find these. As for value, we can't give that on CW, but if a marble isn't flawless, it won't have much value to a collector, unless i...
  21. I don't know the age but here's one that I posted a while ago, with some other knives, that's similar, different ship and name, but same knife! :^) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/206770-s...
  22. What a great knife PT, it looks like it's in new condition. Nice find! :^)
  23. Hey whyatt, thanks for the look, and the love! :^D The owner of the Antique Store, made me feel like a young guy! He did a great job on the store though, all the glass was separated by color, and ev...
  24. Another nice Flow Blue plate SpiritBear! :^D I think it is picking up reflection, maybe of the grass, on both trees, and lower left side, both are made to look a little reddish brown. I dismiss it b...
  25. Yep that is cool, Anatolian1, I think I wouldn't have turned it down! :^) Nice find, has some age to it!
  26. Nice ralph, and if that don't work, just get a BIGGER hammer, and a pencil and paper! :^)
  27. Great post Mike, of what sound like great memories! :^D You can't go back You can never go back But you can make new memories If you choose You choose! :^)
  28. Beautiful Melanie, great job on your garden! :^)
  29. Wow, Judy you really are generous with your love! Thanks again! :^)
  30. Thank you Judy, you're so generous with your love! :^)
  31. Hi Judy, I'm so glad that you saw these! Thank you so much for the love! :^)
  32. One more try: http://www.ebay.com/itm/252468921749?rmvSB=true How's this! :^)
  33. Oh, 1931 was the earliest machines that they made! :^)
  34. Here's some more info: http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuf_detail.php?manuf_id=1147 You can find what you want here, maybe! :^)
  35. Hey Rpiel, welcome to CW! :^D There's a lot of knowledgeable people, so you'll find out what you want to know, but can't give value, but here's a Victor with the same works that just sold on E-bay: ...
  36. 900th post, GREAT Bonnie, that's a lot of information, and not to mention Silver and Gold too! :^)
  37. I like h2c! :^) but p v will do! :^D
  38. I wouldn't know, but the wild flowers do! :^)
  39. Ron you are the tool guy, hell, you are more, you're a book of knowledge! :^)
  40. Hey Ron I believe you nailed it! A Lee Faceting Machine, here's one: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-lee-faceting-machine-head-460458427 It looks like it to me! :^)
  41. Is that green paint, or under glaze? Fun to have your initials(in reverse) on it! A good reason to buy it! :^)
  42. With that lid, you could use it as an incense burner, h2c! Nice one! :^)
  43. Nice h2c! What is the size of this bowl? Nice find! :^D Did you make it to Keith's Sale? Find anything? :^)
  44. Remind me of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" artfoot, but cool pieces! :^)
  45. That is a beauty Bonnie, the look is closer to the 1906 time period. Another nice find! :^)
  46. Nice finds Bonnie, at a GREAT price! :^)
  47. Maybe a switch for something, with up to 60 minute timer. There's a set pin on the numbered end, and another set screw on the other end that looks like it's chucked in, and the set screw would connect...
  48. Hey Kevin, I've never seen candlewick scissors like these, so I think it was a good buy! :^D Thank you for the love! :^)
  49. Thank you much for the love Kevin! :^)
  50. Thomas brings back the memories, I just highlight them shareurpassion! You're welcome though! :^D Thanks again Thomas! :^)
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