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KEYSTONE SD IN THE SHADOW OF MT RUSHMORE

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I started collecting, picking and selling back in the late sixties when I was 16. While in high school in southern California. I would usually sell at two or three sI started collecting, picking and selling back in the late sixties when I was 16. While in high school in southern California. I would usually sell at two or three swap meets or flea markets a week. The Orange Show Swapmeet in San Berdoo, the Palm Springs Drive Inn, the Rosebowl Flea Market in Pasadena, and any where I could make it my 62 ford econoline van. I opened my first antique store in Santa Barbara in 1972. Later I had stores Oakview, Ojai California. All the while I also sold at all the flea markets in Southern California. To me it was never work, just the hunt. I collect everything old. Some of my favorites are Coca Cola and Soda Fountain Stuff, Candy Store, Country Store, Toys, Hawaiianna, Maxfield Parrish, and Art Deco. In 1989 my partner and I went to a Auction in Rockerville Ghostown in the Black Hills of South Dakota to buy Antiques. Well before the day was over we had bought a semi load of stuff, and The Gas Light Saloon and Restaurant. The Gas Light was a 9000 sq foot building with a restaurant/ saloon on one side and dance hall on the other. It had been sitting vacant for seven years and all the doors had been knocked in and vandalized. We spent a year remodeling it, rplacing all the doors with victorian reproductions and filled with Antiques. We kept the saloon and restaurant, and changed the Dance Hall into a Antique Store, Turn of the century Soda Fountain, and penney Candy Store. After running it for 13 years we sold it in 2003. In 2005 we opened our current store, The Holly Terror Antiques, in Keystone South Dakota home of Mt Rushmore. We have about 2 million visitors pass through our town of 327 people each summer. In the winter we keep busy with ebay and working on a new website. (Read more)

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Comments

  1. I would consider this a "RAT ROD". Which is currently the biggest movement in the Hot Rod industry. Your pop's was way ahead of the curve. Is it still run in parades?
  2. Not saying it's a Lauson, but a stationary engine cart. I have seen a lot of them over the years attending Threshing Bee's and have one or two myself. They were made by many different company's, and m...
  3. The answer is "Too much is never enough"
  4. These were made and sold in the 1970's. Reproduction or fantasy posters were decopodged onto old surplus raisen drying boards from the vinyards in California. Just a cool decorating piece. They were p...
  5. This is cart for a antique stationary hit and miss motor. You can see a example here. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-LAUSON-HIT-MISS-STATIONARY-ENGINE-TRUCKS-CART-/331372272948?#ht_326wt_847
  6. I would check someplace that sells security mirrors for stores. I have one but it is 25" across. Great score!
  7. 1970's Streaking Medal???
  8. Nice Deco set, probably late 30's, early 40's. In my market about $350, I would ditch the girlfriend.
  9. I see one flamingo! I was born at George Air Force Base in Victorville, and raised in Rialto. I spent my Teenage years exploring the San Bernardino Mountains, starting with riding my bike to Lytle Cre...
  10. I don't think this is a water color, but a print made with the gravure process.
  11. zeteibao, I have three similar pieces,that I inherited from a friend. She purchased them in the early eighties. They are very good fakes, to the degree that they were stored in a bank safe deposit box...
  12. Agree with Tube Amp, If it was a retail container it would have to additional labeling not just a trademark. period jar with added logo to decieve.
  13. nutsabotus6, NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  14. Another issue with this jar is a lack of information found on most retail packaging. such as co. address, contents size, ect.
  15. upstate, I think this fits into your Deco collection perfectly! I have a similar deco ashtray, but not as detailed as yours. You can see it here http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/34994-green-gl...
  16. I tried do a little more reseach on this. I must say that looking closer, that I am a bit leary. The black silkscreen paint is in very good condition. I am wondering if someone is creating these using...
  17. Nice piece of Black Americana. Have you tried contacting The Ball Jar Co., or a fruit jar collectors club?
  18. I love these. My great uncle is the carver of the original. From Freemans, Pennsylvania Sale brochure, 11/15/09 "Herman Joseph Kleiner (1885-1973) and his son Herman Joseph Kleiner Jr. (1910- 1993) w...
  19. This might help you: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/9b/4a/69/9b4a693fea922387bdc40f5a7d1da9e0.jpg
  20. Well, you got the Mask! What do you have for the rest of the costume?
  21. Just wanted to add. The original catch cups are marked " arcade mfg. co No. 3 Freeport Ill." and have tablespoon graduations up the side. These are very rare and often sell in excess of $100. A lot of...
  22. Riply is correct. I have the same coffee grinder in original complete condition. It is only marked Crystal Arcade on the iron, but is marked Crystal No. 3 on the glass hopper. I use mine everyday.
  23. I agree, larger photo, and shot on a neutral background free of clutter. We would love to help you identify your item, but need more to work with.
  24. Sorry I burst the bubble. Whats the story on the Gypsy Sign and all the metal letters in the background?
  25. Sorry to say, I think your bench is a 1990's issue that is heavily weathered. They were sold in Wallmart.
  26. Gas Hogs Mani?? Mine was a 144 6 cylinder, and gas was .25 a gallon on average and as low as .19 when they had gas wars. And you didn't have to cruise around for fun, you just pulled over and parked ...
  27. 1960's Ford Econoline. My first car was a 1962 econoline. Mine also was baby blue.
  28. Another nice label, lived in Santa Barbara and went to the beach at Carpenteria. I loved it went they had such great logo's, and the logo's sold the product.
  29. I collect dog food labels, I love the Dog House with the Boy. Such great graphics. I am always looking for Bulldog Labels and any with Whale Meat. You have a great collection.
  30. Love the image of the Joshua Tree.
  31. Love it, been over that bridge many times.
  32. It's been about thirty years since I have been there, but there is a similar rocky point at Zuma Beach, which is just North of Malibu.
  33. Wow! What a great reverse painted glass sign. Really nice graphics. And Bacon is the subject of the day. Everyone loves bacon. It appears to have some paint loss on the bottom right hand corner. This ...
  34. Great smoking stand. Love the original patina and cracking paint.
  35. Hi, great clock. Is it signed "Frankart" or in the style of.
  36. You need to bring that to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, then hang around another week for the Threshing Bee.
  37. Harley oil cans sell for hundreds of dollars, this sign is much rarer!
  38. Tell me, is one tool convex and the other concave? Meaning the bottom where the teeth appear? Are the teeth sharp as with a cutting or shaving tool?
  39. It"s hard to guess from photo's and not being able to see what type of movment the mechanism makes, but I think Tube Amp may be on to something. You might try fitting an old Razor Blade in the clip an...
  40. I would venture to guess that the number is the finish number. Depending where you are located there is a great interest in Mid Century Modern Design. I would leave the restoration to the buyer.
  41. I agree, rug hooking tool. The needle would push the material thru a burlap backing to make hooked rugs.
  42. I would agree with fhrj2, some sort of seamer for a small can maybe?
  43. The first one looks like a sweet young girl, who might run and get you a beer if you asked her nicely. The second one looks like a a semi bald head, I haven't any ideal what you'd use that for. For ...
  44. Stop!!! Horrible thing! I believe you have a set of mid century modern Heywood Wakefield furniture set, with the original finish! Check the drawer and back for any makers mark. Even if it's not Heywoo...
  45. Thanks rlwindle, it will take me a while to locate it. I just consolidated my warehouse into 6 different storage units. Needless to say I don't know where anything is.
  46. Hey, I have the same clock, also one of my favorites. Thanks for the History. I always thought that it might have been a presentation piece of Frontier Oil Co, because the Cowboy looked like their log...
  47. Hi Michael, I have had the same sign laying around for some years now without the base. I have finally scored a base on ebay, and was wondering if you could tell me how long the the sign post (pipe) i...
  48. I have collected Flamingo's from the seventies also, but I don't think I have any Will- George, these are cool. I bought quite a few back then at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, before they became so exspe...
  49. Blunderbuss2, You must have the wrong number. I don't have any ideal what your babbleing about? But if you want to send me a gift that would be nice.
  50. Just gets better and better!
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