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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Black Lacquer "Garden Stool" Tables/Bird and Floral Designs/Labeled"Jinlong Furniture Factory" Beijing China/Circa 20th Century - Furniturein Furniture
" Little Women" By Louisa May Alcott /Alfred Mudge & Sons Inc. Printers/ Copyright 1880-1896 - Booksin Books
Chalkware Figurine"Girl On A Pillow" /Unknown Maker/ Circa 19th-20th Century - Figurinesin Figurines
"Lunch At The Ritz" -Seeded Sunflower- /Brooch-Pendant Combo /24K Gold Plated /Circa 1992 - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Parking Lot Find !/Tiny 2 Gram 10K White Gold "Peridot & Diamond" Promise Ring/ Circa 20-21st Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Unusual Double Sided Oil Painting On Panel/ 16" x 24" With Gilt Frame/Signed "Edmund (E.J.) O'Brien"/Circa 20th Century - Visual Artin Visual Art
Madeleine Vallier "Garden Party"/34" x 40" Framed /Watercolor On "YUPO" Paper/ Circa 20th-21st Century - Visual Artin Visual Art
Large 10" Octagonal "Della Robbia" Style Planter/Roman Putti Bas-Relief With Latin Text  Panel/Unknown Maker And Age - Potteryin Pottery
Pair of 9" Ruffle Top Trophy Vases/White Cased Glass With Applied Blue Handles/Unknown Maker/Circa 20th Century  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Men's Carnelian And Sterling Silver Cast Band Ring/Marked .925 12 Grams /Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Thanks so much Master. :)
  2. Thank you PostCardCollector . :)
  3. Thanks Master, I knew you'd love these. They were a great find and at only forty dollars for the pair ! :)
  4. Thanks Bonnie :)....well, I at least knew they were younger that me ...lol
  5. Thanks Thomas :)
  6. I think so fleafinder ...it's stars Elizabeth Taylor, June Allison, Margaret O'Brian, June Allyson ,Peter Lawford and many more. A great cast ! :)
  7. Thanks so much Fran :)
  8. I always liked Heidi too Fleafinder especially with Shirley Temple. I'm ashamed to say I've never actually read the books not even this one but I love the 1949 movie "Little Women" with their "all sta...
  9. Hi Macey...I can sent you the press clippings from her showings that the Ingall's library sent me if you'd like. My email is mikelv85@yahoo.com
  10. Everyplace is internet savvy now Bonnie.....I know for a fact that they just look things up online, mostly Ebay. The one Ebay copy I found sold for $73.00 dollars back in 2013. Slightly better conditi...
  11. OMG !..... seriously Scott I had no idea !! Thanks so much for letting me know. I have to say this is really a surprising coincidence ! :)
  12. Thanks Bonnie for all the info and links. I did see a couple of these during my research. My copy is probably worth around fifty bucks if that. There are still people asking hundreds for better condit...
  13. Thanks for the "love" comment and links Kiva :)
  14. Red hot ! ....the lower half reminds me of a red raspberry. :)
  15. Thanks Freiheit..yes it is very tall. So amazed it wasn't broken. :)
  16. That is pretty Freiheit and a bit familiar too..sort like this one in my collection. :) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/192666-large-22-single-trumpet-epergne-cranbe?in=collection-1869
  17. Wonderful home Thomas...While moving is a pain..it's also great starting with a clean slate. Been there and done that several times myself. Sometimes it's easier to move than reorganize an old place.....
  18. Maybe a self portrait of the artist...very unusual ! :)
  19. This is wonderful Roy... it's a beauty. Good eye and great buy ! :)
  20. That's an eye catcher for sure Karen.....painting with glass ! :)
  21. Happy Thanksgiving Fort ! :)
  22. What funny card and very appropriate...have a wonderful Thanksgiving Val. :)
  23. Beautiful ...Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well Scott :)
  24. Thanks Scott...I just love her too ! :)
  25. Thanks for the"love" and compliment Martika :)
  26. My mom used to collect owls...Whooo wouldn't love these. :) I have this one in my collection : http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/173070-huge-5-1-2-zelezny-brod-sklo-art-glass?in=collection-1...
  27. Thank you Tassie for the "love" and comment...she certainly is :)
  28. Hope you'll be with us for years to come Bonnie. As a fellow jewelry collector I always look forward to your posts and wealth of knowledge you share with us all, :)
  29. Thanks Ivonne for the "love" and compliment. :)
  30. Thanks so much Scott.... I wasn't familiar with this maker either. I know their production dept. uses an outside person to price their jewelry so I was confident that it was a exceptional piece at a m...
  31. Thanks Karen...yes it was a bit of sticker shock for me too. It sat in the GW case with their price of $174.95. This shop has a special person that does their jewelry so there are never any bargains h...
  32. Thanks so much Lentilka :)
  33. Wonderful design..love it ! :)
  34. It sure was ! Thanks fleafinder for the "love" and comment . :)
  35. Thanks so much Martika. :)
  36. Thanks Bonnie for the first "love" and compliment. :)
  37. Has the look a Stangl pottery to me but it could be Italian as well. :)
  38. Lucky you Ivonne....it's wonderful ! :)
  39. Beautiful Karen....Reminds me of Czech Chribska..very substantial ice like piece. :)
  40. It's a beauty ! :)
  41. The bottoms are key to dating them I learned from an Asian language professor friend that comes to our antique co-op. These look very nice though ! :)
  42. All the classic art pottery companies in one haul. You did well indeed Melaniej ! The market for these types of pieces is flat as a pancake right now but 20 years ago cha-ching ! You could have triple...
  43. Thanks H02...hmm not sure what it's called but it reminds me of black jasperware or basalt pottery. rather light weight and coarse. :)
  44. lol...Thanks Rick...as kids we would always get up early on Saturday morning to go under the bleachers after the Friday night high school football games before the cleaning crew came in. You could fin...
  45. Thank you Master....you have some very nice pieces as well. :)
  46. Thanks Rick :)...He probably couldn't afford a new canvas or just decided he wasn't fond of the landscape either and didn't have the heart to paint over it.
  47. Love the Ford with the retractable hardtop (Skyliner ?). The mechanics are amazing to watch in motion. :)
  48. So elegant ! :)
  49. It's a beauty Karen...love the enamel. I detect a bit of Art Nouveau in the design. Lucky you ! :)
  50. Thanks Karen...It has an almost illustrator's quality about it like it was created for a magazine cover. I have a couple mid-century Parisian street scenes by Antonio DeVity that would look great with...
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