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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. Nice register. If you take out the drawer, there should be a label with more information on it. It will tell who the register was originally made for when new. There should be a lever inside the back ...
  2. Hope they track these jerks down. Do you know weather these are their real names?
  3. I am also a proponent of keeping the patina of of original antiques, but a bigger proponent of enjoying and using your antiques. In this case the lesson's and joy the kids could have restoring win out.
  4. Thanks for the comments antiquerose and marerredware. Christmas is just around the corner!
  5. Tjo88 & kyratango, internet miracle indeed! I would love to hear some of your mothers comments and history of the home. I will have to try to find it as I have moved since posting this and still not s...
  6. Fuchsia candlesticks and console with frog. For value check completed auctions at ebay
  7. I think they covered the foundation back in the sixties. What they did inside was even worse! At one point they turned the first floor into City Hall and put in drop ceilings and florescent lighting....
  8. Another Great depiction of English Bull Dog. Love it!
  9. I love these, the workmanship is incredible. I have a few of these and always on the search for more!
  10. Thanks Phil, Luckily I collected these all 20 years or more ago, while traveling. They could be found cheap then.
  11. Love these! I have the 26" version with the two flamingo's. Also have one of the round one's like yours. I often wondered weather they ever made the round ones facing different ways so you could displ...
  12. I have four similar coolers and non have the the holes or slots. I wonder weather it was something someone added? I have seen these made into everything from motorcycle trailers, parts tanks, and BBQ'...
  13. This is a antique Drafting Table Base, I have had several of them over the years.
  14. I love it! 30 years ago everyone wanted their peddle cars shiny and like new, now I think more people prefer the rust and patina. Here's the other side of the coin!
  15. Thanks ho2cultcha, Hunter, AnnaB, Hoosiergirl98 PhilDmorris and aura for the Loves!
  16. Gee thanks C.W. , after 5 years you decided to recatagorize this item. Hmmm? Things must be really slow for you.
  17. It is a fish bowl. I have seen used with cast iron Fish Bowl holders.
  18. I would say that this is a reprint in a vintage frame. The clue to this is the font used for the Williams Co. does not match the period of the original print. upon further research I found this: htt...
  19. "The Dinkey-Bird" 1905, 11 x 16, Charles Scribner's Sons, I agree Bresler was probably the framer.
  20. Thanks ho2cultcha for the love
  21. I would say it's still a rare piece, Gesso is pretty fragile. Not a lot of survivors in good condition.
  22. Thanks officialfuel, fortapache, vetaio50, racer4four, smiata, katherinescollections, aura, Niceface, nutsabotas6, Manikin, LovelyPat, and trey for he loves.
  23. Thanks officialfuel, fortapache, vetraio50, racer4four, aura, bladerunner22, Niceface, Manikin, and Trey for the loves.
  24. Thanks bladerunner22, Niceface, officialfuel, fortapache, vetraio50, racer4four, Caapekid, manikin and Trey for the loves.
  25. Thanks fortapache, bladerunner22, officalfuel, aura and Trey for the loves.
  26. Thanks bladerunner, niceface, officialfuel, racer4four, Manilin, and trey for the Loves.
  27. I been in the Antique trade for over 45 years, based on that experience I would say a fair insurance replacement value would be about $750. but good luck finding another one.
  28. Wow, what a great collection! Here where I am from, we call them " South Dakota Saddles" The steel that shaped the American West. Nice display job.
  29. Thanks for the Love StevieSputnik and Zowie!
  30. Thanks Trey
  31. Thanks again Trey for the love
  32. Thanks Trey for the love!
  33. Thanks GeodeJem
  34. Thanks for the Love gargoyalcollector & Trey
  35. Thanks for the Love fortapache, I think the tall one next to the Harold Gale is a plush Coca Cola Santa.
  36. I have the same Mirror. I bought mine from an estate auction of a Antique Dealer. I was told he got it from a Bar in Minnesota. Mine had the same dull gold finish as yours when I got it. Before hangin...
  37. thanks Trey, and Cyndiberri
  38. Hi, nice Lamp. I have one similar. Mine is made of Cast Iron. I believe yours is probabably made of white metal or pot metal, with copper plating. I have never sen this type of lamp cast in solid cop...
  39. I would research the Swanson Logo and see when it dates to, to help determine the age.
  40. Thanks Manikin and PostCardCollector for the comments, and argcollect, fortapache, smiata, and vetraio50 for the Love!
  41. Thanks for the comments Manikin and PostCardCollector, and all the Love, argcollect, blunderbuss2, fortapache, smiata, vetraio50 and officialfuel!
  42. Thanks for theccomment SEAN68 and all the Love, argcollect, racer4four, fortapache and officaialfuel!
  43. PostCardCollector, Sorry if I offended you with the term "Preaching to the Choir". No offense was intended. Yes I was aware of the Sheet Music "The Djer Kiss Waltz", made as a promo for the Djer Kiss...
  44. I think Manikin is right on, with this. Buffet, or Sideboard for use in a Dining room. From the Golden Oak period, 1890's - 1920's. I understand your frustration with the pictures, as I am having the ...
  45. Thanks PostCardCollector, how I know the frustration! I noticed that CW has uprighted the first photo for me, I wish they could tell me what I am doing wrong here? I would be posting a lot more. Maybe...
  46. Thanks for the love and comments PostCardCollector. When it come to Parrish prints, your preaching to the choir. My Partner and I have been collecting his prints for 40+ years. "Djer Kiss" is actually...
  47. Manikin, no when I view them on the computer they are upright, it's not until I post them here they are sideways. When posting, I can't see the pictures until it's uploaded, and can't edit them then....
  48. Mani, Thanks for the love and tips.. I am uploading from a PC. Got a new computer a few months ago and it has done nothing but frustrate me. Just another old fart with no tech skills.
  49. Agree, shotgun shell crimper
  50. I have a lamp with a lot of similarities, mine is a Bradly and Hubbard. Mine is marked in the top crown with a elongated triangle mark. You can see mine here,
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