cerey_runyon

Galax, Virginia

I have been collecting since I was ten years old. I got my first metal detector when I was 10. It all started with digging for old American West bottles, so I fell iI have been collecting since I was ten years old. I got my first metal detector when I was 10. It all started with digging for old American West bottles, so I fell in love with glass as well. Then growing up on the streets as a tee=nager it was all about survival and would hit the junk shops at first lookig in the fifty cent jewelry box for gold. Amazingly, this never seemed to fail me; I always found gold. I have dredged for gold in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for Gold for over thirty years. I collect just about everything and spend all of my extras time hunting for stuff. I became disabled after logging for thirty years (climbing trees over houses). I have no social security so unfortunately I have to sell a lot of stuff but not everything. Some of the artifacts I have are so precious and rare; does anyone really own them? Or are we not temporary guardians of these things which will outlast us and bring joy to generations to come. (Read more)

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Candle Stick Holders ~Bronze~Gold Wash***VERY OLD*** - Lampsin Lamps
Old Chinese Dragon Box - Asianin Asian
Rack of Chimes (Asian) - Asianin Asian
Black Artists Movement 1970 Rhino Horn - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Elephant~ Wood Carving~ Very Old. - Animalsin Animals
Gold Plated Tavern Style~ Ship Captains~ Shot Glass~ Hallmarked "Bearded Man" - Brewerianain Breweriana

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  1. Is this solid Sterling?
  2. Thank You raymondfung,; I understand your English perfectly; and I understand the philosophy you descried concerning the Bells "Chimes"> I would like to learn more about this Thank You So Much Regar...
  3. Thank You "raymondfung" Yes; I thing the rack is rosewood as well. What do you think of the idea of them bing "Spirit Chimes"?
  4. I still need help on this hallmark and the dating of this piece.
  5. Yes it seems that the writing is cryllic, I tested the metal and it is either a very poor mixture of gold or gold plating, I tested it with nitric acid
  6. Yes I am sure it is bone (Performed hot pin test). The inside is covered in felt.It has two layers though.
  7. Please help with this; I think I may have something of great historical value.
  8. Thank You,es I realize that the mounting piece is not part of it, as well I don't like the way in which it is mounted. I think it should be simpler. And i agree that it appears to be a part of furnitu...
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Rack of Chimes (Asian)

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SILVER ART CO. HEART  $1.00 ESTATE FIND Elephant~ Wood Carving~ Very Old.

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