Derby, U.K.

I collect wristwatches, very eclectic mix with brand new Hugo Boss and 1920's Elgin! I love Seiko's and Bulova's, anything unusual.


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Fossil shark's teeth - Animalsin Animals
Desert Rose - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Flint arrowheads. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Three small knives - Sporting Goodsin Sporting Goods
Blue John Pendant - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Bucherer pendant watch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Four vintage watches. - Wristwatchesin Wristwatches
Antique Sikes hydrometer - Brewerianain Breweriana
Some of my daughter's art work - Visual Artin Visual Art
circa 1950's (?) camera photo timer - Camerasin Cameras


  1. Thanks again KJ, and thanks for the loves!
  2. Thanks KJ, that one was the cheapest one at £1. Thanks everyone for the loves.
  3. Beautiful piece. It remind me so much of the similar Belleek pottery. Table centre piece?
  4. Thanks for the loves everyone!
  5. Thanks flea and tassie! Thanks all for the loves.
  6. Thanks, olebodie, and thanks all for the loves!
  7. racer4four, thanks so much. kyratango, thanks to you too. Thank you all for the loves.
  8. Thanks Efesgirl, I was so happy to find it too! I bought a nice slim silver chain for it, but my wife has yet to wear it... BTW, a jewelers shop I checked the day I found this had some similar but mo...
  9. I have "rescued" quite a few items from that particular shop Martika! I have tried to talk to them, saying I would help with any valuing/identification, but they don't care. I'm glad in a way... ;-...
  10. BTW, it's tough digging round that area! My crew and I once took over 13 hours to put in just two telegraph poles at a farm in Castleton, the rock was so tough to drill!
  11. Thank you Tassie, and thanks for the love. Thanks to Vetraio50 and Martika too!
  12. Thank you all for the loves!
  13. Thanks KJ, it is a looker all right! Thanks for the loves guys.
  14. Efe, thanks for the remarks and the link. I see what you mean, but when I said flakes, I meant that the blade of the case opener I used (sharp) took off a flake of metal. There was no base metal behi...
  15. Nice Omega! The serial number will be on the dial side of the movement, so unless you can do this the exact age will be hard to find. The movement is the 18''', made between 1894-1911. http://www....
  16. Simply stunning looking knife.
  17. KJ, I like these very much. Got to find me some!
  18. I agree with you Tassie, our KJ has great talent with these broken beauts! Nice job and a great knife.
  19. I like it, great knife Whyatt! I think the blade you have out straight is an electricians, I have a single blade model that has been sharpened in a similar manner. Must post it!
  20. KJ, thank you for that. She will be in for a surprise when I show her this thread at the weekend! Again, thanks for the loves people. Regards, Bob.
  21. vetraio50 TassieDevil racer4four pw-collector brunswick aura PostCardCollector katherinescollections Thank you all.
  22. Thanks Thomas!
  23. I hope you guys and Jasmine don't mind, I added a picture of her "holding up" the double rainbow in my avatar.
  24. Thank you Katherine, her art teacher has made some promising noises about her work. Thanks for the love!
  25. Thanks so much PCC, I'll start her off with the sigs! Thanks for the love too.
  26. Thanks for the loves, you know who you are!
  27. Thanks Thomas, glad you like it. It was took while on holiday in Skegness, where my latest finds are from. I also took some pics of my daughter "holding" the lower rainbow up, people saw me doing it...
  28. Here is a great source for newspapers or just about anything. Click on the "full view only" tab, type in your search item, and away you go. You will learn to ...
  29. Very nice, I love wrought iron. Maybe it is a blacksmith's repair to an old wooden handled sharpener that broke?
  30. Thanks for the loves people, you are too kind.
  31. You can't beat natural materials, although some of the man-made ones can be fantastic. You can't duplicate that feel though... :-D
  32. That looks like a "Butcher", it's a blacksmith's tool.
  33. As Cleveland Brown: "And 'boom' goes the dynamite..." ;-) Great piece!
  34. Congrats, really good score. That handle is very eye-catching, is it leather and steel?
  35. Thanks Thomas, I had a quick dekko but couldn't find any leather tools. I want more now!
  36. Sorry, I meany HALFPENNY!
  37. George lll penny, quite a nice one too!
  38. You're welcome! Star watch case co. is a US company, many manufacturers used their cases. Most famously, the Type A-11 military watch from WW2 used the Star company cases for all manufacturers!
  39. Thanks FF, me too. Have found out the balance wheel is solid gold, and the pallet has a ring counterbalance (see new photo, arrowed), a sign of quality. Those who don't know what a balance wheel is,...
  40. Hi, nice watch! Here is what Mikrolisk says about the name: So it looks like it's a ...
  41. If you read about advert production in this 1947 book, everything is explained. The chapter entitled "Producing and re-producing the ads" starts on page 321, and is a step-by-step explanation of the ...
  42. Amazing piece, Kerry. Is it lead, or other metal? I did a little research into advertising in the early 20th.C and it is fascinating.
  43. Here you go KJ, the Sicura ''Safari'', with Victorinox blade! Matt is crazy mad on Sicura, and I don...
  44. Using two grades (1500 then 6000) of Micro-Mesh, then good old Brasso, I removed most of the dirt and rust, leaving just some tiny pockmarks in the blade. Nice and shiny but not too overdone. All don...
  45. So can you carry, say, a big Bowie in a sheath on a belt, as long as it's not concealed? Similar to gun laws in US in certain states, yes?
  46. Possibly Scandi-wegian birch for the handle and sheath.
  47. Makers mark is for Arthur Worral Stanisforth. So we can extrapolate that the date mark is for 1895 at the earliest, and possibly for 191...
  48. Stunning. I want it!
  49. Actually found a site that dates this model between 1961 and 1968. Jeroen is a collector and fount of knowledge about SAK's.
  50. Cool piece KJ. I know someone who has a rare Sicura wrist watch from the 1970's that has a knife blade that opens out at the side. I would love one of those, it crosses over my two main collecting sp...
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