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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Martin Rettig (1869-1956) "Violets" Oil On Artist's Board 18" x 14" Framed /Circa 1920's-30's - Visual Artin Visual Art
"Westinghouse" Suit Case Style Portable Record Player Model 51 MP 2 / Circa 1950's - Electronicsin Electronics
"Tavanness" Beyer Zurich Brass And Onyx "Art Deco" Wind-Up Desk Clock / Circa 1930's - Clocksin Clocks
Orrefors Pocket Vase "Wish to the Moon" by Edvin Öhrström / Circa 1940-1950 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Estate Sale Finds From New Jersey /Courtesy of My Sister - Accessoriesin Accessories
Marquis Cabachon Amber Stone Set In Sterling Ring/ Marked .925/ Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
"St. George And The Dragon" Bronze Miniature Russian Icon/Circa 20th Century - Visual Artin Visual Art
Salvation Army "Roseville" Haul / "Peony" Basket #379-12 & Console Bowl #429-8 With Flower Arranger #47/Circa 1942 - Potteryin Pottery
Italian Gilt And "Glass Bead" Glazed 12" Pitcher /Circa 20th Century - Potteryin Pottery
"Crown Trifari" White Enamel 2" Spiral-Pinwheel Brooch/ Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Thanks so much Anna for the translation and the heads up on the age. :)
  2. Thanks Kivatinitz :)
  3. Thanks Karen....I almost didn't buy it. I put it back on the rack first time around. On the second pass I hadn't found anything else so I figured what the heck it's only eight bucks. Then when I got i...
  4. Thanks Scott...for once a documented artist that I could find and research. Really a pleasant surprise. :)
  5. Thanks AnnaB for the "love" and comment. I added two closeup pictures of the inscription for you. :)
  6. What a coincidence Fort..... DISH Network by us just added GetTV to their channels. I got to watch "Nanny and the Professor" for the first time since high school...lol. They also have Ensign O'Toole a...
  7. Thanks Roy :)
  8. Here's the example that Humler and Nolan had for sale back in 2012...almost the twin to mine. :) http://humlernolan.com/Auctions/June-2012/Rookwood/1134
  9. Love the paperweight effect used on the bottom. Great colors and design. :)
  10. Nice .....Pretty sure this is your designer Bonnie. A few things on Ebay with the mark and they do vary a bit. Gorgeous D&E style pieces to contemporary pins. :) Robyn Rush Florida. Contemporar...
  11. These are wonderful ole'. I'm simply amazed at the quality and variety of your collection. I'd love to find any one of these and you have cabinets full...lol. Your posts are always a feast for the eyes.
  12. Thanks Fort :)...although I can't remember ever seeing records at 16 rpm but the others all the time. :)
  13. Thanks Rick ...me too. I guess we where budding electrical engineers. Only difference is now I actually know what I''m doing...lol . :)
  14. Many years for me too but seems like yesterday Nevada....I had a blue and white Stereo changer model in the 60's with fold out detachable side speakers. Don't know what happened to it either, I think ...
  15. Thanks Nevada :)... I know patina is important on some pieces but I don't find this dull look very attractive. There's also some of the blue green build up on it too. Not sure what to do as I've seen...
  16. @ Karen....She's at the beach with Moon Doggy...lol :) @ GeodeJem....Yes, you're right they have a certain warmth that digital just can't capture.
  17. Very striking Karen and I''m sure the size makes it even more imposing. :)
  18. Thanks Fran..oh yes lots of animals. I have a few dolphins as well :)
  19. Thank you Kivatinitz. :)
  20. Thanks Thomas and Ivonne for the "loves" and comments. :)
  21. Thanks Bonnie :)... it took quite a while for one to show up here as well. They were well used and abused and not many survived, This one being in a school system is probably what saved it.
  22. lol...ain't it the truth Rose. Patience is a lost virtue in today's world of immediate gratification. :)
  23. Thanks Rose....it is tres' chic...lol :)
  24. Thanks Karen :)...yes it really was a sweet little record player. Guess I should have posted a pic of it as well in this post. The clock is very stylish and heavy too. Hope I can get it running again....
  25. Thanks so much Scott :)
  26. What a beauty Rick....That is without a doubt the most beautiful piece I have ever seen ! :)
  27. Thanks kisslikeether that is an interesting bit of info :)
  28. Thank you Sean :)
  29. Thanks Kivatinitz....it is very subtle and dream like :)
  30. Thanks Bonnie :) It's not super valuable. I've seen them for fifty to a hundred or so for nice examples on the web and it wasn't a budget buster that's for sure...lol.
  31. Thanks Tassie :)
  32. Thanks so much Thomas :)
  33. Thanks Caper for the "love" and comment. :)
  34. Thanks so much Phil and Kyra....One day I'll have to go to NJ for a visit so we can spend the day shopping. She knows all the great places between NJ and NY. :)
  35. Amazing depth of color Bonnie....Those really are as luscious as a bowl of cherries. I bet their value is equally so. :)
  36. Sounds like a handy interface Thomas. I just bought a Korg Pa 300 arranger and it's fantastic but I always find the learning curve on computer DAW's a bit steep. I use basically the same set up with m...
  37. Thanks Rick..I think so too. :)
  38. Nope..not a thing tomten3000. That's how it tends to be. Either you can read the signature and there's no record of a talented amateur or you can't read it and it remains a mystery as to whether it's ...
  39. All the rings are wonderful Karen.... Your aunt clearly understood her craft. I love natural shaped stones with setting to fit them. :)
  40. Thanks Karen....I always wonder if pieces are really ash trays or had some other use. This doesn't seem to have any signs of exposure to heat and except for the metal being dark with age there's no da...
  41. Thanks Scott she is and I don't get to see her nearly enough. As you can see collecting runs in the family :)
  42. Simply gorgeous ! :)
  43. Thanks Val... it is a nice assortment. :)
  44. Thanks Thomas...you should have seen the mink coats she had. Couldn't snag one of those though they were for my niece. :)
  45. Thanks so much Pops and Bonnie... I think the glasses are pretty cool too. They're actually tri-focals but you could have your prescription put in and wear them even today. Tres chic....lol :)
  46. I second along with Ken. These are beauties Val . :)
  47. Very art nouveau and very pretty :)
  48. Thanks Val...hope you had a great time :)
  49. My favorite of all Blondie's hits...There's a video on You Tube about how innovative and technically difficult (not by today's standards though) it was too record this song at the time. Something I ne...
  50. Always love the peacock theme on their porcelain and other objet D'art. This is really beautiful Karen :)
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