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Ear Trumpet or some sort of filter or funnel?? - Photographsin Photographs
CDV still life of Vase with tinted flowers - Photographsin Photographs
Harrach with applied strawberry - Art Glassin Art Glass
Harrach basket with strawberry - Art Glassin Art Glass
Tintype of Early Automobile - Photographsin Photographs
Vintage Chinook Salmon brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Pair of Trench Art Picture Frames from WW1 shell brass - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Spanish military man from Manila (2) - Photographsin Photographs
CDV of Military Man with medals  - Photographsin Photographs
Civil War veteran with his 75th Gettysburg Badge - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…


  1. The boy is in the back in pants. It is not unusual to see 19th century boys with that type of hairstyle. scott
  2. Not sure if it is a chevron or something else-- what size is it? The armor branch insignia is probably VN era as it is yellow thread instead of the black thread (subdued) of my era. scott
  3. Looks to be a later copy image of a Civil War soldier. Probably a New York soldier-- the jacket is consistent with an early war NY jacket with shoulder tabs and the buckle lettering looks like it m...
  4. Glad to see university knows what they have. WARNING: I see this type of material represented and often sold as antique for big money to new collectors. btw: Center Indian is Sitting Bull and ...
  5. Thanks for looking cultcha. scott
  6. Thanks smiata and efes. scott
  7. Not enough photo detail to decipher the book. Image itself looks to be an 1870s- 90s loose tintype-- the dating may be of assistance in establishing an ID?? scott
  8. Several good suggestions but nothing definitive yet. scott
  9. Forgot to add-- nice autograph! scott
  10. Establishment of the DOD was much more significant than just a name change. It unified ALL of the services under ONE Executive level department. It eliminated Presidential Cabinet level positions ...
  11. Once again, great article welz! scott
  12. Amazing! Love it! scott
  13. The dresser certainly looks to be late 19th century, so I would suspect that the mirror was replaced at a later date. scott
  14. Thanks for looking katherine! scott
  15. Beautiful vase! scott
  16. I love welz honeycomb! scott
  17. Thanks for looking ted! scott
  18. Thanks for looking david-- any thoughts on what this is? scott
  19. Love these! Mole and Thomas made some fantastic version of these "living photographs" with representations of Uncle Sam, President Wilson, The Liberty Bell.... scott
  20. Thanks for looking paul. Good observations-- I didn't notice the alternating orientation on the inside pieces. scott
  21. Additional photos will help (back, bottom, marks, etc...)-- if you add more photos I'd be happy to give you a ballpark value. Where did you get it? scott
  22. I see the logic in your attribution! scott
  23. Nice educational posting! Agree, ebay is a bargain market for the KNOWLEDGEABLE/ EXPERIENCED collector. scott
  24. Thanks for looking gracay and tallcakes. scott
  25. It is not a daguerreotype. Civil War dags are very unusual as the process fell out of favor in the US by about 1860. A tintype is on a sheet of iron and an ambrotype is on glass. It can be somewh...
  26. Thanks for looking welz. scott
  27. Thanks for looking verbatim. scott
  28. Thanks for looking racer and vo! scott
  29. Thanks vo and hunter. scott
  30. "Second hand" furniture has limited value verse "antique" furniture. scott
  31. Thanks for the thoughts vetraio. I was not familiar with wine decanting funnels, so I had to look it up! Most that I found have a much more finished look to them-- as do most of the ear trumpets...
  32. I wouldn't clean it. The brass patina of almost 100 years speaks to its age. Most US collectors feel the same way about "cleaning" metal surfaces. I (and many other collectors) won't buy "clean...
  33. "why in the WW1 era, a shield and only 14 stars would have been used - or do the stripes on the shield represent the remaining 34 states?" Several reasons could explain what MAY initially appear as...
  34. Sensenich Brothers are marked with serial number that will identify the aircraft. Be advised, SB also made wood props for air boats-- the hub on yours looks different from what I usually see in a/c...
  35. Here is an ebay example with the same shield side:
  36. WW1 era lighter. These type of lighters were popular souvenir items for soldiers serving in France. I have seen the shield side before but not the bird side. scott
  37. 1925- 1950. scott
  38. Looks like a sideboard to me. It looks to be a little shy of being a true antique (100 years old) as I would date it to the 2nd quarter, 20th century. scott
  39. These type of photographs are called Cabinet Cards. Most examples found today date from the 1870s- 90s. Specifics on the photograph, photographer and subject will usually allow collectors to narrow ...
  40. Interesting ring! What about the ring gives you the dating? scott
  41. No matches fran, but I am ALWAYS looking! scott
  42. "I also want to be clear that all I am trying to do here is discuss differences in shapes that I see, and not show who is wrong or who is right." Good point, welzebub! I apologize if my comment ...
  43. Yep-- the extra ring at the top would mark the ruckl example as a different shape. I also see the dramatic difference in the necks. Another case of similar but the "devil is in the details". ...
  44. 16" X 20"?? These large size images were popular in the very late 19th- early 20th century. Yours looks like turn of the century or just after. scott
  45. GREAT that you were able to reunite the two pieces. Welz has a pair of these and I have a single. Send me yours-- I want a pair! scott
  46. Here is a poem by South Carolina's Poet Laureate, Ed Madden, published by Muddy Ford Press. "When we’re told we’ll never understand" Someone says a drug-related incident, someone says he was qu...
  47. Without clues (markings/ history/ etc...) there is little chance of uncovering the true story. Sad fact with many interesting antique images-- the STORY is lost and we are left to speculate. sco...
  48. Gathering of folks-- I see nothing distinctive of any particular group. Any markings/ postmark to give any location clues? scott
  49. Modern decorative piece. Probably a deer jaw bone. scott
  50. Concur with michelle-- interesting, thought provoking article AND great photos. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts on glass attributions! scott
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