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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Napco (Japan) Hand Painted Figurine/ Farmer's Wife with Duck / Circa 20th Century - Figurinesin Figurines
Chinese "Shiwan Artistic Ceramics Factory" / Mudman Figurine " Man with a Rice Bowl" / Circa 20th Century - Figurinesin Figurines
Large Mexican Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet / Marked .925 /Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Box O' Brooches / Faux Pearls and Rhinestones / Circa Mid 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sparkly 10K White Gold Pendant /White Zircon-Topaz-Swarovski Crystal (?)/ Marked Mexico / Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
"Gorham" 14K Gold Monogrammed  "Vesta" or Match Safe /Hallmarked "Lion and Anchor" / Circa 1900 - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
Italian Silver Necklace and Matching Bracelet / Bi-Color Chevron Pattern / Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
"Art Deco" Style Sterling Silver Pearl Pendant / Tear Drop Mother of Pearl Drop /Janice Girardi / Circa Mid-20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
18" Large Baroque Pearls Necklace /Unknown Type .925 Sterling Clasp / Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
"Lisner" Gold -Tone Full Parure / Marquis Cut Rhinestones Set in Leaf Design / Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Spectacular :) .....This has to be the most amazing piece of glass I've ever seen ! The skill required to create this is incredible !
  2. Beautiful ! Here's what I think it might be sd. Check out Val St. Lambert Intaglio Fruit Bowls...... that should give you a starting point. -Mike-
  3. Thanks pops52 :) .... So much time and research for such a little thing, but well worth it !
  4. There is a pat pend. stamp on the other side along with some scratched letters, a D M on one side of the pat. mark and a SW on the other side. Maybe for the engravers reference ? There are also scratc...
  5. .......and another without a lid button which is exactly like mine :) http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/11151923_a-gorham-14k-gold-match-safe-gorham-manufacturin
  6. Here's a liveactioneers match safe by Gorham (Circa 1900) that was offered for sale in 2012. Same as mine even has the same serial number of 14K X 1135. They didn't take pictures of the mark though....
  7. Thanks sd.....I did too but never found the mark just by itself. I think the one I saw had Gorham written underneath the mark. Still the same either way I guess. Very cool ! So Gorham it is :)
  8. I've been searching too sd...... It's surprising that most of these appear to be silver with the four hallmark stamps in them. It's gold inside and out. The interior has a nice glow to it. It has a l...
  9. What a gorgeous bottle ! :)
  10. What a beautiful bracelet DrFluffy ! .... I love going through boxes of stuff you just never know what you'll find. Sorting day tomorrow at Salvation Army. :)
  11. Worthpoint has their marks and library site but you have to pay in order to get any info, which would probably just say unidentified anyway. They do have what looks like the mark though. It's on this ...
  12. Thanks sd :) So maybe German.... This mystery is getting even more interesting by the moment.
  13. Aww !! He's cute Karen .... Happy Australia Day ! :)
  14. Well Sd that's the problem. It doesn't have the typical four character hallmark like the sterling ones with the date code and such. Just the one single mark and numbers like the fourth picture shows...
  15. Thank you petey :) .... I couldn't believe I didn't know what this was considering all the stuff I collect. I got schooled big time...lol
  16. Very unique. I really love this, but haven't a clue as to it's purpose. You could loop some ribbons through the ends and wear it like a sash or belt.
  17. Very nice vase Attwood :)......I want to say Italy or Portugal / Spain from looking at the decoration. I was checking this site for the marks... http://www.oldandsold.com/pottery/spain1.shtml The...
  18. Thanks for all the info Phil :) .... yes, this poor old guy isn't up to the standards of the originals. He's still interesting though.
  19. Thanks Ken :)...... The Boucher one was put aside for me yesterday by my friend. The ones from the 30's and 40's are the expensive ones and they are incredible to say the least.
  20. Thanks shareurpassion :)...... The large Salvation store is the one that I have the good fortune of knowing the jewelry person who lets me help sort through the donations and have first pick. She even...
  21. Yes they are CindB :)
  22. Thanks Alan :).. We sure do, our Salvation Army Family Thrift Store is only two years old and the largest in the area. I posted my favorite places about a year ago here's the link. http://www.colle...
  23. Thank you Rose.... I try my best :)
  24. You're welcome Rose ...... Thanks for the love and comment. :)
  25. Thanks Karen .... I agree :)
  26. Thanks Karen :)...We seem to get a lot of Mexican silver our way. I know my grandparents went back in the 60's . A popular destination back in the day. So these pieces are probably souvenirs from that...
  27. Thank you Katherine :)
  28. Thank you Sean :)
  29. Thanks davyd286...You were spot on :)
  30. Hmmm....Well I know those are Iron crosses . The letters look like someones initials in old English script. Who ever they were they used the "fourth" after their name in Roman numerals. Maybe a secret...
  31. Nice handles, but they look a bit torturous......lol
  32. O.o ...I love the tear drop pearl and ruby one ! :)
  33. Thank you Sean :) Thank you DrFluffy :)
  34. They're very nice Katherine :)....I have one I posted about a year ago. From what I gather they are Kabuki dolls and represent costumed characters from popular Japanese Kabuki theater dramas which co...
  35. What an amazing color of blue. Almost like lapis :)
  36. Fun and colorful too ! Very nice :)
  37. Simply beautiful Phil :)
  38. Oh wow surfdub66...just a match case and not a lighter ! That never crossed my mind. Yes it has a row of little lines on the bottom you could strike a match on. I wondered what the residue was on the ...
  39. Thanks pop52 :) My pleasure !
  40. Thank you Phil :)
  41. Thanks Ken :)...that's the word I was looking for "Chevron" just like the old gas stations...lol.
  42. Thanks Betty :) That helps and confirms that this was probably from the end of the "disco"era. It just has that look to me.
  43. It's beautiful DrFluffy :) I watched Antiques Roadshow over the weekend and a lady brought her Norwegian/ Marius Hammer Bowl. He was Norway's version of Paul Revere as far as silversmiths go. Here's ...
  44. I was thinking the same thing Karen :).... Big hair and shoulder pads ....lol
  45. Thanks Karen :) I think so too.. I had a choice of quite a few nice costume pieces which I passed on and decided to take the silver ones instead. I can pick up the costume pieces later. There were som...
  46. Thanks for the evaluation Val :).... I didn't think they were the mega buck ones. They probably would have had 18K gold clasps if they were really special. Sad to hear you did get to go to AR. I figur...
  47. Thanks Katherine :).... Yes that seems to be the case as the glue dries out after years and years. I pass on the ones falling apart too. I've been searching for the other three. There should be four s...
  48. Thanks DrFluffy :)
  49. Thanks Sean and trunkman for the "loves" and comments ! :)
  50. It's beautiful Tony...try maybe Italian or French majolica. Could be continental instead of Asian.
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