mikelv85

Elyria, OH

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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Hong Kong Decorated Tea-Rice Bowl /Enameled Floral and Gilt Decoration/Circa 1970's - Asianin Asian
Jade Ear Rings and Matching Pendant  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Antonio DeVity Oils on Canvas / Two Paris Street Scenes /12"x 16" Canvas/ Stamped, Signed and Framed/ Circa 1950's - Mid-Century Modernin Mid-Century Modern
Ivory " Fiesta"  Ware 10" Calander Plate / Gilt Calender and Zodiac Design / Circa 1954 - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Japanese "Shibata" Polychrome and Gilt 12" Vase/Peacock and Bamboo Floral Design/Circa 20th Century - Asianin Asian
Bristol Glass 10" Vase /Hand Painted Floral Design with Gilt Accents/Circa 19th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
"The History of Napoleon Bonaparte", By Richard Henry Horne. (London, New York, G. Routledge and Sons) /Circa 1878 - Booksin Books
Norton Pottery Two Handle Urn /Pale Yellow Pebble Finish Glaze/ Circa 1940's-50's - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Beautiful Pair of Gold "Kutani " Porcelain Quail Figurines/Gold Foil Label/Circa 1950-60 - Figurinesin Figurines
Macau 14 " Salamander Vase /Floral Design with Applied Figures/ Circa 1960-70 - Asianin Asian

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  1. Love the ships on these !
  2. It sure does ! I love watermelon. I'll vote Murano.
  3. Thanks Karen :)....I was hoping there was a bit of quality to them. They do look dark for being a more flat stone until held up to the light. Very translucent, they almost glow !
  4. Thanks wksgibson:)....vases are always my favorite finds !
  5. That sounds like cheating to me Attwood...lol They actually put out more by us. That's when I find the best things !
  6. Very nice :).....I have a couple of their pieces too ho2cultcha. Both are damaged but, I still like them. They were worth rescuing. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/109737-art-deco-style-fe...
  7. Hi Derrick...Well I can't really add much in terms of advice. You seem to have all the proper materials at your disposal. I would say restore the frame and use non-glare UV glass and acid-free matte a...
  8. Alas..yes. The big 60 come Halloween :P
  9. Thanks for the love and comment inky. I love history and this book has a lot of great illustrations. As for reading it from cover to cover....I like the pictures..lol.
  10. Amazing and skillfully done Phil ! :)
  11. Enamel pieces always catch my eye too :)..... Beautiful !
  12. Thanks Karen :).... yep $6.99 with a red tag so 50% off and no damage. There's even a 75% off. Volunteers of America pick two colors a week depending on how long it's been sitting on the store shelves...
  13. Thanks Ken :)
  14. Thanks Rose :) I was told it was a perfume bottle but the stopper is missing. Still someone must have made it. I'll have to check into your suggestions.
  15. Thanks so much Russ :) I love art deco pieces and every once and a while I'm fortunate enough to find one. -Mike-
  16. He's awesome and in color too ! :) I've seen many different versions of these. Some with no chest and just marble bases. Really amazing posts rlwindle. I love art deco too but it's not so common at th...
  17. Very nice Ken :)....I used to have a middle school English teacher who would turn his ring around and smack you from behind in the head if you weren't paying attention. Don't think he'd get away with ...
  18. Well now that you mention it...it does :)
  19. Ooooops :P....Sorry icollect... I was just talking to idclosienne.
  20. Nice :).....There's a very similar one at a Goodwill I shop at. They want $75.00 for it and I think it's on Facebook too. Has the same interior compartments and the outside is original. There's a squa...
  21. Love Royal Haeger :) Some of their best designs were created under this name.
  22. I think my best find was the J.B.Hirsch pirate bookend I posted last week and then a couple of Nippon Vases. The bulk of it doesn't interest me. Mostly just a lot of tchotchkes....lol
  23. Yes it is..... but there are some goodies if you know what to look for :)
  24. It's red so no problem loving this ! Very nice :)
  25. The pictures made it look so much bigger until I read the measurements. What a little beauty !
  26. Thanks Sean :)...I know my camera can't handle closeups and shiny sparkly items. It always blurs it. I hesitate to post jewelry because my pics don't capture how pretty they really are.
  27. OK.. I'll say Legras on this one too since no one has positively ID'd it yet.... just a thought. Although Lee should know best.
  28. It's beautiful LOUMANAL :)....I almost thought Legras for a minute. I do have a couple of their vases which are very similar. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/121890-legras-facettes-ball-ruf...
  29. Beautiful Karen....... I don't have very many confirmed Murano pieces either. This is one I'm almost positive of with the same "bullicante pattern" as your bowl. So fortunate to have gone back on half...
  30. Beautiful Ken :).....I picked up a maple leaf pin as well a few days ago. It's silver finished packed with pave' set rhinestones. I think it made by Keyes although it isn't marked in the tiny oval on ...
  31. Kind of reminds me of a slice of watermelon :) Love the color !
  32. Thanks Rose :)....wow that is a freak accident ! I can see why since it was a clear paper weight that focused the sun's rays just like a magnifying glass. Still, what are the odds for all these condit...
  33. Thanks Karen :) I think the cutaway creates a window effect. If you look at it thought the gold mirrored side the interior looks just like a hologram. Really a beautiful effect.
  34. Thanks Rose :).... I do generally even when there isn't much to pick from, but I've left a few times empty handed.
  35. Thanks so much Anon :)...I love knowing details like this !
  36. Thanks everyone for the "loves" and comments :)
  37. Really loved him in "The Rockford Files". Always liked his indestructible Firebird too. No matter what happened to it there it was the next episode in perfect condition...lol.
  38. I used to play import RPG video games and bought a Japanese/English dictionary thinking I could translate the text. The only thing I remember is that the square with the line through it meant "middle"...
  39. You're welcome Rose :).... it's not so much that I can read them but I've looked at them enough to recognize some of the characters and it helps me track them down easier. Your piece dates from betwe...
  40. The Ebay piece is nice but it's not as old as they say. Here's a piece closer to your's from Gotheborg's site. Rose Medallion is the right category though. There's also pieces that look like Satsuma t...
  41. It's Chinese and beautiful Rose :)..... but I think this is more likely it. I took a look at Gotheborg's site. I'm used to looking at all those marks...lol Your bottom picture is the correct orientat...
  42. Thanks Karen :)....... and it was only three dollars !
  43. What shame :( surfdub66...... It still is beautiful. Get out the glue and do your best :) I love majolica and have some pieces in my collection too. I'll guess this is 19th century English possibly We...
  44. Interesting and very creative :) Love it !
  45. O.0........ Scandalous ! :)
  46. It's beautiful id :)......I think I have it's mate, but mine is damaged. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/106823-vibrant-ando-japanese-pigeon-blood-clois
  47. Thanks fortapache and Karen :)....I know it was a big disappointment about the "Sea Witch" model.....:( They can be worth a lot especially if still sealed. The box was all taped up so I couldn't check...
  48. Beautiful.....I've not seen one of these in my travels. Unless they just get swooped up right away. I bet I'll find one someday though. :)
  49. This is beautiful ! Whatever the origin, it's a keeper :)
  50. Thank you Tom :) it is rather neat. Waited for half price day to pick it up !
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