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KEYSTONE SD IN THE SHADOW OF MT RUSHMORE

Personal Website: holyterrorantiques@aol.co…

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. 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 ...
  2. 1960's Ford Econoline. My first car was a 1962 econoline. Mine also was baby blue.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Love the image of the Joshua Tree.
  6. Love it, been over that bridge many times.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. Great smoking stand. Love the original patina and cracking paint.
  10. Hi, great clock. Is it signed "Frankart" or in the style of.
  11. You need to bring that to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, then hang around another week for the Threshing Bee.
  12. Harley oil cans sell for hundreds of dollars, this sign is much rarer!
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. I agree, rug hooking tool. The needle would push the material thru a burlap backing to make hooked rugs.
  17. I would agree with fhrj2, some sort of seamer for a small can maybe?
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. Just gets better and better!
  26. I think it may be a victorian shutter stay or hook to hold a wood shutter open.
  27. I think the purpose for the design of the top was so it could be opened while flush against a wall. Most trunks would have to be moved out 4 or 5 inchs for the top to clear the wall. Just a thought.
  28. Phil, thanks for the history and info on the Pixie Girl Lamp. Since posting this I have taken your lead and found a larger crystal sphere for it, looks much more in proportion.
  29. Thanks Phil, the fireplace is made from Petrified Wood with Art Deco accents. The chair does fit in and is quite confortable. Not quite sure what the tie in with your " coffeee grinder" is , but alway...
  30. Thanks for looking SEAN68.
  31. Thanks Printsid, fortapache, and SEAN68, for all the loves.
  32. Thanks everyone for the love and all the comments.
  33. Thanks, ozmarty, miKKo, inky, Phil, Sean68, & Radegunder for all the love.
  34. Nice sign in great condition, I love the old paper and cardboard Coca Cola Signs, much harder to find.
  35. Nice find, I have the same sign but it came attached to a 8" Soda Fountain Backbar. You can see it here, 2nd photo. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/35161-the-candy-counter
  36. Are you saying the center part is glass? If it is, it is hard to tell from the photos because it so dirty. Again demensions? We are only as good as the information we have to work with.
  37. Thanks Phill, always appreciate your kind words.
  38. The bucking horse is the logo for the state of Wyoming, and the peak in the background looks like Devils Tower. Wyoming is the Cowboy State. The motto is "Let er Buck"
  39. Hmm, the front looks like someones Bra slipped! lol
  40. Your building one fine collection!
  41. Back in the 1960's My Aunt Barbara and Uncle Don used to show up at Thanksgiving and Christmas driving a convertable like this. Aunt Barbara, always had a 10" rhinestone ciggarette holder, and they a...
  42. Thanks for the Love, trunkingforfun, passion4trunks, tom61375, and myoldkyhome
  43. Back in the 1940's and 50's my mother made this type of jewelry and sold it to department stores. She was a air force wife with 5 boys, and could work at home in a small space. I still have her tools ...
  44. Thanks kerry 10456, smiata, roycroftbooksfromme1, & obsessive.
  45. I think everyone here is right on the mark. A 1990's reproduction of a 1890's Victorian Newel Post Lamp. Still a nice decorative piece.
  46. Thanks for the love, officialfuel, racer4four, and Phil.
  47. Trunkman, thanks for your comments, someone else thought that some europeans reversed the "n's". I like the story it tells, not the fine condition that your trunks is in, but something this old is bou...
  48. blunder? Really? Is it really old??? Use the enlargement and scan feature and look at it. Also the the 1950's newspaper article about the trunk, this is what they call "providence".
  49. I have the same scale in my bathroom. Yours is missing the black marbeled linoleum insert. I would date these to the later 40'S.
  50. He needs to take it to Sturgis!
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