mikelv85

Ohio USA

I'm an avid thrift store shopper and I love finding anything of artistic merit and value.The thrill of finding something for next to nothing is really what it's all I'm an avid thrift store shopper and I love finding anything of artistic merit and value.The thrill of finding something for next to nothing is really what it's all about. It always amazes me what some people will throw or give away. I'm always on the hunt for glass, pottery, original signed paintings, furniture or whatever catches my eye ! (Read more)

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All Spruced Up ! /"Wakyosai"  Equine Wood Block Prints /Bucking Stallion-Mare And Foal 14" x 20" Framed/ Circa 1940-50 - Asianin Asian
"Wakyosai" Original Woodcut "Equine" Prints /Bucking Stallion-Mare And Foal  14" x 20" Framed/ Circa 1940-50 - Asianin Asian
"Royal Gold China" Cobalt and Gold Limoges Style Coffee-Tea-Cocoa 16 Piece Service / New In Box From Korea/ Circa 20th Century - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Pink & White Persian Enameled (?) Decanter With Gilt Floral Panels /Moser-Lobmeyr Style/Circa 19th-20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Large 10" Satsuma Flower Arranger "Ikebana"/ Unknown Age and Maker - Asianin Asian
Reframed Martin Rettig "Violets" /Original Frame Within New Gilt Wood Frame/ 17" x 21" / Circa 20th Century - Visual Artin Visual Art
"FrankArt" Inc. Brass "Art Deco" Deer Bookends / Circa 1924-1935 - Booksin Books
Unusual OS "St. Killian" Oscar Schlegelmilch Langewiesen,Thuringia Germany Porcelain 9" Plate / Geisha Decoration / Circa 1904 - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Blue Mountain Pottery "Harvest Gold " 9" Rearing Horse Bookends /Circa 1968-82  - Potteryin Pottery
Spinach Jade Miniature Tea Set / Unknown Maker/ Circa 20th Century - Asianin Asian

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  1. Thanks so much Karen and Scott...just a little TLC and viola ! :)
  2. I like the pattern of the first piece although not terribly crazy about the orange. :)
  3. Thanks Karen... I'm in the process of redoing the mattes (acid free). I've got one finished. I choose red which goes well with the black frames. When I took them apart though I found all is glued to a...
  4. An American icon for sure Fort. I wouldn't mind owning a red and white one, although the turquoise is nice too. :)
  5. His paper weights are really beautiful Mel. I have a few myself. :)
  6. Thanks melaniej for the "love" and compliment. That seems to be a problem with a lot of earlier art work but at least it's easily corrected. :)
  7. Thanks Scott...I'll post the make-over as soon as they're done . :)
  8. Thanks so much Thomas :)
  9. Definitely Japanese Imari Martika. I've sold several of mine to a collector friend for 75-100 a piece. I forget what he told me about the rings on the bottom. The double and single blue rings can be u...
  10. Nice finds all Ho2 ! I love the days when you come home with a trunk full of loot..doesn't happen very often though in my neck of the woods. :)
  11. Wow Alan you hit the jackpot ! That one picture alone could help ID a myriad of glass lost to time. Incredible find ! :)
  12. Beautiful brooch and very creative applications....or should I say Kyratizations. :)
  13. Red stones are my favorite Kyra and this looks very regal indeed. Incredible find ! :)
  14. Love vintage audio.... I would say it would at least need a new needle and possibly a tube or two for the amp section provided it's not solid state (transistorized usually 1960's on) . It's generally ...
  15. Simply gorgeous piece Alan ...congrats on your 500th ! :)
  16. Great A&C brooches Karen...I like both too. Cabachons are my favorite over faceted stones. Unless they're diamonds of course. Nice to see you're delving into jewelry. I haven't been finding much since...
  17. Thanks Rick :)..I have this posted on The Asian Arts Forum to see if any of the experts weigh in on a possibly maker or age. I think it's Meiji era which is just before the turn of the century to 1912...
  18. Thank you Rick :) It really still does surprise me what people will donate without a thought as to whether it has value or not. Especially today with the internet and how easy it is to research things.
  19. Thanks Rick...yes it has been a feast this week but most of the time it's famine with as you said just a bunch of junk. Still this is probably one of my favorite store in terms of the best finds when ...
  20. I think the "ducky" took a little more work than the others. He gets my vote. :)
  21. A touching story and a testament to your mother's courage and love. :)
  22. I thought researching it would be so easy too Bonnie. I finally did get an ID on the Satsuma piece I posted just before this one through NB's wife said it was an " Ikebana" or flower arranger. The sma...
  23. Thanks Karen...Korea has some beautiful porcelain. I had a "Thousand Cranes Vase" based on the 12th century original. Even the repo's can be quite expensive.
  24. Thanks Kivatinitz...I've seen the term"Persian enamel" used to describe similar pieces by Moser and Lobmeyr so Bohemian seems like a good fit. It would be great if this piece was from their factory. :)
  25. lol...Thanks Bonnie :).... well I hope that's just a stock number and that decimal point can be moved over two places. I believe it reads 92929. Similar Chinese sets seem to sell for 250 on the import...
  26. Wow solid silver ! I've not ever seen any in my travels. Nice find. :)
  27. Thanks Karen me too...it's the pink with the roses plus the gilding. Although the bottle shape and cut outs remind me of Bohemian. Of course then there's Austria and Germany and England.... it's quite...
  28. Thanks Martika. It was one of those surprises that catches your eye as you're scanning the store shelves.
  29. It' a beauty Scott, thanks to your TLC. I bet it will come in handy for storing some of your collection. :)
  30. Thank you Scott. :)
  31. Thanks so much Bonnie for the nice comment and info . :)
  32. Many thanks to you and your wife NB . I'm so pleased it's not really missing anything of artistic importance. I'm sure I can find something appropriate. Now I just need to find out how old it is and p...
  33. Thanks so much Pops....one of my friends at the antique mall is already interested in it. She doesn't even mind the chips saying "it's been used and had a life and still a beautiful piece. I told her ...
  34. It's anyone's guess Ivonne but if the top was meant to be covered with another piece why glaze it. Then there's that mysterious hole in the middle...very strange. :)
  35. Thanks Kyra :)...ah yes, you are right. I forget about NB. I remember Shrine used to help me out occasionally. Haven't seen any of his posts in a while though.
  36. Thanks Thomas...well sometimes I do find great stuff but not always. This particular Salvation is newer and in the more upscale part of town. So what people donate can surprise you. :)
  37. Wonderful set Rose I'd love to find one too...so innovative ! :)
  38. This is so cool TC :).... Very clever and unique design.
  39. Thanks Karen....the only thing that would have made it better is if it had been an antique frame, but style wise it was exactly what I was looking for . :)
  40. Thanks so much Scott....it's not even a standard size and what are the chances of a perfect fit....guess I should play the lottery too..lol :)
  41. Thanks Bonnie....can't believe it worked out so well. :)
  42. Love the colors and the translucence of the stones. :)
  43. Thanks Fran..they were kind of a surprise find because I really wasn't sure who they were by when I bought them. Art Deco is my favorite too so I was sold on that aspect alone. The Frank Art ID was th...
  44. Your welcome Fran..yes it is Mono and has a single tube in the amp so it has to warm up a few seconds before you can hear anything. Not a bad little record player for back in the day. :)
  45. It's a real beauty Karen I love enameled glass. The design reminds me of the "Arabesques" in India's art. :)
  46. Could be a Gaelic motif with the fish. Looks molded maybe Gutta Percha ? It will give off an acrid, rubber smell when rubbed briskly. Vulcanite when rubbed against unglazed tile or the bottom of a pi...
  47. Thanks Sean...another random find that turned out to be something really good. :)
  48. I think so too OGF....odd subject matter for a German plate though. Maybe made for export to Japan.
  49. Thanks so much OGF :)
  50. Thank you OGF... I find Summer at the thrifts always more challenging as far as collecting goes since everyone's having their own garage sales instead of donating. :)
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Time Magazine - September 11, 2001 ( Collectible Edition 9/11 )

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