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i love a good mystery, but i love solving them even more. garden antiques are what i collect, but i like all kinds of things from mid-century design to ancient antiqi love a good mystery, but i love solving them even more. garden antiques are what i collect, but i like all kinds of things from mid-century design to ancient antiquities. i am a native plant gardener and own a native plant nursery. (Read more)


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another barn find - what is this thing? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Italian Majolica What's it? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Porcelain English Bull Terrier - Figurinesin Figurines
Iron Fence Post Top - Large and Painted - Folk Art? - Folk Artin Folk Art
Large Pottery Statue - Black and Gold - Dancers - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Small pitcher/creamer with drip glaze. - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
More photos of the Industrial Arts Encyclopedia - Booksin Books
Poison Darts in a Crocodile Skin Quiver and an old Machete in a Decorated Leather Sheath 
Antique Steeple Clock - Clocksin Clocks
Victorian Folding Chair - Furniturein Furniture


  1. thanks artistinside. i also question that for the same reasons. plus, it seems like there was an urn or something in it at one time, because there is such a lip on the black part.
  2. Wicker slapper? more like sneeze maker for me!
  3. i just added a couple of better photos which show it more clearly.
  4. thank you MrsWarren. excellent advice!
  5. thanks mikelv85! i think i'll go have lunch now...
  6. i have a smaller one that looks exactly like this one.
  7. beautiful piece! i hope it's a croc tooth and not a tiger's, because they have many more to spare. i think it is from Burma - where a lot of very fine silver work is from. i'm not sure about the ma...
  8. this is amazing! the photos and the comments both! i was a big fan of Rocky Horror back in 1981-83, and friends and i put on a stage performance of it when i lived in Australia. #1 cult classic ever!
  9. I turned it over and couldn't find any mark of a maker/artist anywhere. if anyone knows anything about this kind of thing, please share.
  10. thanks mikelv85, inky, Manikin, and surfdub66! i'm always amazed at the interesting things i find when houses are cleaned out.
  11. i like the SEEDS sign!
  12. when i was a kid, we had a box like this on our porch and one day, the milk man, who often came in for coffee, told us kids to check inside the milk box because he heard something. we opened it up an...
  13. Koltchak also traveled to the US and was offered a very cushy position w/ the Department of Mining, which he declined in order to return to Russia via Japan. There is a whole mythology around 'Koltcha...
  14. thanks toracat! Admiral Koltchak was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1920. The russian blockbuster 2008 movie 'The Admiral' is his story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_(film) to see more imag...
  15. Admiral Koltchak was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1920. The russian blockbuster 2008 movie 'The Admiral' is his story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_(film) to see more images from these ency...
  16. no skeletons in your closet blunder! you keep them on your front porch! like that...
  17. thanks blunderbuss2!
  18. have you done a google search on 'Dunhill lighter gold A D'? that would be a good start. you can quickly move through images of them until you see one which is similar. that should give you some inf...
  19. could it be a mastodon tooth?
  20. what a beautiful form! very erotic, in a way...
  21. i didn't realize i had already included a photo of the shoes. there are literally thousands and thousands of images of cool items in these books!
  22. can anyone tell me when marbles were made like this? or any guesses as to the date of it?
  23. beautiful! looks like ripples in the water.
  24. and a happy 4th to you too, miederman!
  25. i saw a similar one the other day in Stowe, Vermont. that one was dragging a plough of some sort and was being given away w/ the purchase of a very nice Case knife [$400].
  26. Gracias Virginia.vintage! and everyone else!
  27. thanks toracat and everyone else for the loves!
  28. thank you sean68 and everyone else too! thanks for the loves!
  29. my uncle's house in South Yarra [near melbourne] had many paintings by Albert Namatjira in it. i remember them very fondly!
  30. beautiful photography, as always PhilDavidAlexanderMorris!
  31. These are from a full set of encyclopedia i bought at an antique store in New Hampshire on my vacation. They were printed from 1880-1888 in Paris and are in beautiful, almost untouched condition. Each...
  32. i could be wrong, but this looks like a Taylor tile table. i really like all of your finds. you have a really good eye for things w/ an appealing image/graphic. and your photos are excellent. than...
  33. wow! excellent find! a literal 'treasure'!
  34. the first one of Portsmouth Harbor is particularly good - historically. the large georgian bldg is still there - near Strawberry Bank.
  35. thanks racer4four and walksoftly! they are nice etchings that we've had for many years.
  36. we have a handwritten notebook w/ her recipes along w/ colored pencil drawings of plants, but a great aunt has it somewhere and she can't find it. we have a lot of documents from his business. he wa...
  37. pooh bear loves him some honey!
  38. okay... the plot thickens! the books are in almost new [as in untouched] condition, but each is inscribed in the front w/ the following: ex libris A. Koltchak and Paris 1900. I believe that they be...
  39. i really like the yellow, and by the number of offers i received on it, so did a lot of others. i sold it for about ten times what i paid for it after painting it yellow.
  40. i wonder what kind of birds they are?
  41. this is a honeypot and it had a wooden honey dipper in it.
  42. doesn't look like bali to me. looks more like Samoa or Hawaii. no?
  43. thanks fhrjr2 and pops52! my dad played a lot of marbles back in the 30s/40s and had quite a collection at one time. he says that he kept his collection in a bag like this after several years of win...
  44. thank you solver! there is a wonderful story in it about two brothers who fought on opposite sides during the american revolution. i had never heard this story and it's beautifully told here in this...
  45. i got this for christmas in 1967!
  46. thank you shrine! great info!
  47. ginkoes are easy and smelly in the east bay where i live. i've been growing only cal natives for the past 10 yrs or so. manzanitas cannot be bonsai'd the normal way, but i've been figuring out how t...
  48. thank you aghcollect! that makes sense.
  49. WOW! a real beauty!
  50. even if it turns out to be new and made to look old, it's beautiful! i really like owls. welcome to cw, where you'll get more answers to questions that you didn't even know you had!
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