Oakland, CA

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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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The Wonderful Albino Family - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Cut Glass Decanter? - Bottlesin Bottles
 Gebrauchsgraphik - July, 1955 - Advertisingin Advertising
Gebrauchsgraphik - May, 1955 - Paperin Paper
Gebrauchsgraphik - January, 1955 - Mid-Century Modernin Mid-Century Modern
Loon Carved and Pieced from Exotic Wood  - Animalsin Animals
Large Guttapercha Photo Frame - Photographsin Photographs
Studio Pottery Vase with monogram - Potteryin Pottery
aargh!!! signed and inscribed pot... - Potteryin Pottery
Midcentury Vase - Potteryin Pottery


  1. thanks shareurpassion. i was thinking that i'd like to use a nice old eastlake frame. mine are all occupied, but i do have this really nice old piecrust frame which looks good w/ the golden puffy ha...
  2. hi alex. this looks like a brand new censer - to burn incense.
  3. amazing piece!!
  4. thank you jscotto! me too!
  5. i would travel far to visit your museum when you open it Hippie Archeologist!
  6. i saw Hair on broadway in 1970 - when i was just 7 yrs old - with my older sister, and my aunt and uncle. it was a seminal moment in my young life!! i still have the original record somewhere too.
  7. nice! resin?
  8. i love this one!
  9. what great treasures you have!
  10. thanks Mrstyndall!
  11. thank you bijou!
  12. the painting gave me a good laugh - it looks like Sen. Mitch Mcconnell in drag!
  13. this is resin - not wood!
  14. interesting typography!
  15. that first one is very interesting. looks middle-eastern.
  16. any ideas about who made this little guy?
  17. thanks nuts, Nice, and Efes!
  18. BIZARRE! just bizarre!!
  19. this is a really cool piece!! i think that it is a natural stone formation appreciated for the shadow image of a person bathing or something. i know that images which appeared to be like something e...
  20. these were designed / painted by Sascha Brastoff - a well-known California designer from the 1950s-60s.
  21. thank you PostCardCollector!
  22. i had a vw pop-top camper - 1967 [?] w/ a split windshield. i have some wonderful memories using it in the 1980s!
  23. go to edit in the left hand column. delete one of the photos - the wooden base would be a good one to delete and then add the photo.
  24. As Vetraio stated, this is an Imari vase. i think it's mid-century - to the end of the 20th century - so not too old. it's still nice though. without a photo of the base - whether there is a mark o...
  25. thank you bijou!
  26. this is probably a Taisho period Imari bowl.
  27. [sad face for lack of emojis too]
  28. thank you Mrstyndall!
  29. Thank you billretirecoll!!
  30. wow! nice work Kyra!
  31. Thanks Efes and nuts! it is really cool. imagine the tilework which went with it!
  32. i found out that this planter was made by Shawnee.
  33. thank you Nicefice! mystery solved! Roz it is.
  34. thanks jscotto and Nicefice! anyone know what movie this belongs to?
  35. thanks Efes! there must be a record of this gnome planter somewhere. gnomes have always been so collectable.
  36. thank you bijou and kyra! it appears to be tile - is yours like that kyra?
  37. thank you jscotto and kyra! i think he's really wonderful!
  38. thank you Master!
  39. thank you Caper and kyra! great info!
  40. thank you Master.
  41. me too! really love this piece! and that's the auctioneer my family uses when we put something good up for sale or are looking to buy something great. actually we've used 'Vose' to buy and sell pai...
  42. Wow. It doesnt have a moire pattern and its darker than anything else in the book. I even used a looupe.
  43. And signed is incredibly rare. Heiseman's signature is very rare and valuable. My friend didnt even realize that it was signed.
  44. Thanks Efes and iggy! The only 'phones' i can think of are francaphones here!!
  45. Thank you Kevin, Master, racer, bijou, fran, and grendel!
  46. this is a kogo - to hold incense - late 19th/early 20th kutani.
  47. this is really cool.
  48. interesting piece. are there holes in it for drainage? is it jasperware? where did you find it? the letter "J" w/ the steerhead make me think that it was made for a somewhat wealthy rancher. i'd s...
  49. interesting piece. keep us posted if you learn anything new about it.
  50. really beautiful!
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