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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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  1. I love the rust, it tells the story.
  2. Oh, and you gotta watch those eighty year old's. They will get you everytime.
  3. Hey don't feel too bad, we all have those deals. Mine was a 1927 Diamond T truck. I bought at a auction and got for half of what I expected to spend.
  4. Oh by the way what was the the verdict on your cigar label? Was it a period piece from the 30's or a modern reproduction?
  5. Hmmm, all those toy trucks were unauthorized, ect. If I understand this right he is saying most of the pre sixties items were unauthorized. To me the downful of the Coca Cola Collectible was the licen...
  6. It's like potato chips, you can't have just one!
  7. Love the Art Deco Design, and the size and proportion. I have been shopping for a easy chair, and all todays designs are hugh with giant rolled arms, that don't fit into a older home. I would venture ...
  8. Thanks for the Love lecigarette and Paultemplar, welcome to collector's weekly show and tell. I am glad you liked my Deco Collection. It's been a 40+ year venture. I hope you both post some of your co...
  9. I would contact the collector above for information. It is possible the original patina could be duplicated. If not, and it being a family piece that you don't intend to sell, decide for yourself what...
  10. Rookwood did similar pottery with silver overlay. Sometimes contracting out the silver work and later doing in house.
  11. check out for a similar jeweled lamp. Lots of information on Heinz Metal Works.
  12. Hienz made similar copper with sterling overlay pieces, it might be a place to start your search. Beautiful lamp. I agree with Lisa, reproduction rayon cord and period style plug. It appears as the or...
  13. Great to see how you decorate and live with your treasures. I've collected taxidermy for years, now down to just one in my home.
  14. Beautiful, I hope this is part of your collection now?
  15. 1980's reproduction, Made by AA importing. We sold hundreds of these at a gift store I worked at then.
  16. We have one we use every night for ice for our Gin & Tonics. Have a penquin cocktail shaker also. I love the mid-century chrome!
  17. I think so, no oceans anywhere close to North Dakota, to have a mariner tie. Toothpick holders were a popular souvenir around the 1900's because of their small size.
  18. I have the same cup or tankard, that I purchased quite a few years ago in Idaho. Mine has a mountan scene with a tee pee ingraved on it. I always thought it was a souvenir toothpick holder. Anyway tha...
  19. Thanks battlegear, I always like to have history to connect to my finds.
  20. I have a similar sign frame on a pole, that I am looking for information on. The frame is similar to this one., But the rectangular box is at the top of the triangle, instead of the middle as in this ...
  21. Thanks Michael, I could still use the information. Might move the sign out of the to-do list and into the collection.
  22. Great memories!
  23. Hi, great information on the helmet. I am interested in the canteen in the first photo, with the cork in it. Can you tell me anything about it. I found one like it acouple of months ago at the local G...
  24. Hey, I have the same plates, same size and everything. I bought a box of them at a restaurant auction years ago. I have sold the majority of them off over the years, but still have 4 or 5 left. Thanks...
  25. I had (have) one of these also, lost in my piles. I had the same ideal, dairy or maybe culinary? To cool cream or something? Will be watching to see if someone can solve this.
  26. I agree with fhrjr2, contact paper ( heat with a hair dryer should peel off), hinges incorrect. I think this may have come out of a 1950's travel trailer, in which case may be fairly valuable to some...
  27. I'll take a side of grease with that!
  28. Hey Petey, are you implying you might have the original box? Having the characters and the original box would probably at least double it's value to a collector.
  29. Grat find, I just want to see the shoe horn you used to get it in there!
  30. It looks a lot like the Andy Rooney Porcelain signs I sold in my gift shop in the 1990's. Brass grommets and perfect white porcelain back are clues. Original sign would be a dealership sign at least 3...
  31. Any writing on the metal palte on the dog collar?
  32. I would guess 1890 -1910. Golden Oak. I have golden Oak Mantle that I use for a head board. I made a button tufted upholstered panel and put it in the fire opening.
  33. I love these, Sluggo has one in his collection.
  34. I would leave it as-is, and put it in the garden for yard art.
  35. I have had several of these over the years. I was told they were for making a pastry out of two pieces of bread. You place a piece of bread on ech side and put a dollop of jam or any other filling in ...
  36. everthing you want to know about Bonzo!
  37. Great find! Nicely displayed, really pops on that red wall.
  38. 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...
  39. The answer is "Too much is never enough"
  40. 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...
  41. This is cart for a antique stationary hit and miss motor. You can see a example here.
  42. I would check someplace that sells security mirrors for stores. I have one but it is 25" across. Great score!
  43. 1970's Streaking Medal???
  44. Nice Deco set, probably late 30's, early 40's. In my market about $350, I would ditch the girlfriend.
  45. 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...
  46. I don't think this is a water color, but a print made with the gravure process.
  47. 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...
  48. 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.
  49. nutsabotus6, NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  50. Another issue with this jar is a lack of information found on most retail packaging. such as co. address, contents size, ect.
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