mikelv85

Ohio

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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14 K Gold Aztec/Mayan Sun Calendar Pendant with 12K G.F. Chain / Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
"Swiss Army" & "Helbrose" Watches / Circa 20th Century - Wristwatchesin Wristwatches
Unusual Design Goldtone Ear Rings and Brooch / Single Pearl Accents /Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Large 3 1/2" Floral Paperweight / Unknown Maker and Age - Art Glassin Art Glass
L.E. Smith "Boopie" Pattern Dressing Table Set / Circa 1940 - Bottlesin Bottles
"An Alrose Original"  16" Green With White Stripe Art Glass Vase (Empoli?) /Made in Italy /Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Amethyst Glass 13" Baluster Vase with Applied Handles /Maker Unknown / Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Wood Panel Carving "Girolamo Savonarola"/ 10" x 13.5" / Unknown Age and Maker - Visual Artin Visual Art
Unusual Character Jug / Unknown Maker Marked "Anfora" / Circa 20th Century - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
"Clark and Coombs" Men's Cushion Cut Oval Hematite Ring / Circa Mid 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. nldionne !!.... :)....Well if it isn't my fellow "buckeye" How have you been ? Hope you can stay a while. We've had so many people abandon ship lately. Beautiful cloisonne. I'd say Lisa (idcloisonne) ...
  2. It's gorgeous freiheit :)....What a great find !
  3. Really nice....Great find Ken ! :)
  4. Thank you Tony :)
  5. Another beauty Karen :)....You can almost hear the crashing surf and the cries of seagulls.
  6. Gorgeous piece Tony :)....I would have bought it in a heart beat too !
  7. Thanks Ken :) ..... I was just going to buy the Helbrose and pass on the Swiss Army because I was told ten dollars for both. Then she said OK you can have them both for eight...lol.
  8. Thanks Trey :)
  9. Sun...shine.. yep that pun totally went over my head when I wrote it ...lol. Thanks Karen :)
  10. These and the potholder looms...good times :)
  11. My vertigo kicks in just looking at these..lol
  12. You're welcome LoveAGoodFind :)
  13. This will give you an idea on this site. Great info too ! http://antiquebookends.net/jbhirsch.htm
  14. With Hirsch pieces the value is going to depend on the condition and the subject matter and whether you have the pair or not. There's a female pirate since these are bookends so there's the greater va...
  15. Same here Alan. It's lovely..... looks like a studio piece. An ID will turn up eventually.
  16. I'm e"Bull"ient :).....I think this could be classified as a paperweight ... For your New York phonebook...lol
  17. Thanks Alan :)...... Salvation's are aptly named. They always seem to have something when the other thrifts don't .
  18. I'm with Lisa. I think the lamp shade is something special. Like the Italian pieces too !
  19. She's nice Val :)...Some religious art can be a bit unnerving so I don't think you'll offend anyone. The country they come from has a lot to do with the quality in my opinion. Italy for sure and Spain...
  20. Right place and time for sure Rick :).... but that wasn't a box that was a treasure chest !
  21. Thanks Karen :)
  22. Thanks sklo42 :) .... I could say the same thing. I just love the glass you have that I could never find here. I can imagine the goodies at your car boot sales vs our flea markets.
  23. These are beautiful Kyra :) I've never seen any in my travels or I'd be collecting them as well .
  24. Thank you funfairjoe ...:)
  25. The Cadillac of trikes ! :)
  26. lol...Thanks sklo42 :) I have two. An ancient Maine Coon named Benji and a very over weight flabby orange tabby named Juliet. Plus my little Scottie dog Mitzi. It's not a Scottish name but she was a ...
  27. Thank you Rick :)
  28. Thanks Ken :)...just a little box I had laying around. It's filled with odds and ends.
  29. I guess that's what I found appealing about them Karen. They kind of defy description. Now they look like little alien bugs with one eye...lol :)
  30. Great photo and Skippy too !..... He is real !.... I love that show even here in the states. :)
  31. An incredible piece of glass ! The details, colors, and contrast in these figures always amaze me !
  32. Thanks Karen :)
  33. Thank you sklo42 :)
  34. Really unusual Kyra :) What a novel use of gem stones. Lucky you !
  35. Love the candy colors ! :)
  36. Thanks Rick :).... This is the first almost complete set I've seen myself.
  37. That's the best part Alan the research and knowing you may have something really great. Can't wait for the reveal ! -Mike-
  38. Thanks Alan.....Leave no treasure behind ! Someday I'll figure out what it is or was :)
  39. Thank you Kivatinitz :)
  40. Thanks for the "love" Alan :)
  41. Thanks Rose :) .....Yes I did see that. He seems to believe these are Empoli made pieces.
  42. Thanks Karen :)..... Boopie...I love saying that....lol.
  43. Thanks as well to.... blunderbuss, agh, Rick, Kevin, and walksoftly :)
  44. Thanks Trey :)
  45. Thanks Karen :).....from one sweetie to another...lol
  46. Oh yes Still I do love art pottery first and foremost but if I waited to get new pieces to post it would be a long time between them. You probably remember nldionne when she was with us here on CW. No...
  47. Elegant piece Rose...Flowers in any paperweight are the best :)
  48. Thank you Still :)
  49. You are incredibly lucky indeed Still :) I agree with you on all counts. Plus one little nip or chip and the piece is reduced 50% in value. The art pottery market has declined significantly too. I ha...
  50. Thanks CindB :) ...they are so indelibly linked to Royal Doulton that no matter what I call them the search returns the Doulton ones. This is a real puzzler.
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