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stefdesign

Moorpark, California

Personal Website: copycatcollector.blogspot…

I'm a collector of a plethora of things: my largest collection is of vintage school books from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. I also have a large collection of toys and gameI'm a collector of a plethora of things: my largest collection is of vintage school books from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. I also have a large collection of toys and games, and musical instruments. Please stop by my blog and see my daily collection! If you have a collector blog or website, please leave me a comment and link, and I might feature yours on my Weekend Collector feature. (Read more)

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In honor of Shirley Temple: my Shirley Temple Collection - Dollsin Dolls
Clowning Around - Dollsin Dolls
My Chatty Cathy Dolls - Dollsin Dolls
Cawston Ostrich Farm - Photographsin Photographs
Brownie Scout Memorabilia - Outdoor Sportsin Outdoor Sports
Children's Boxed Activity Book sets - Booksin Books
My Atlas Collection - Booksin Books
Fun With Blocks - Toysin Toys
My Toy Mixers - Toysin Toys
Little Brown Koko - Booksin Books

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  1. Looks like an amateur painter created a canvas for a child named Keith, perhaps... signed by the artist, but as it's a copy of Disney artwork, probably doesn't have any commercial value.
  2. I hope you took out the word 'dot'....
  3. Dobbindee- you can email me at stefanieeskander@gmaildotcom, and I'll try to help you out! Radegunder- that's so awesome that you met Anton Karas! And to hear him play too- a double treat!
  4. If it's a real painting, you should be able to feel the paint with your fingers...it looks from your photograph that it might be oil or acrylic rather than watercolor. If so, there should be some text...
  5. Awesome book! I love the illustrations.
  6. Amazon says it's from 1971. I'm not sure what you're looking for. Very cute illustrations.
  7. I've never seen a banjo from London before, especially a five string (although the 5th string tuner is missing). I don't know anything about your manufacturer, but I'd definitely say it's worth restor...
  8. What an awesome sign and generous gift from your brother! You are indeed lucky and hopefully this will lead to much success with your business! Next time I'm in Hyannis, I'll stop by your shop, I can'...
  9. For what it's worth, I was an art student at BYU in the early '70s, when Milo Baughman was the head of the Environmental Design program. Although I never had him as a professor, I admired him from afa...
  10. I'd say 1950s, rather than '60s. Is there a manufacturer's mark? Looks like it could be a Marx playset.
  11. I don't claim to be a shoe expert, especially shoes of the British Isles, but these sturdy walking shoes could date anywhere from the 30s to the 60s- I've seen photos of this type of shoe over multipl...
  12. Looks like 1930s to me, and looks like linen. Probably a summer dress for the Hamptons! I think it's very lovely, and not Little House on the Prairie at all!
  13. Chances are, it was part of an entire bedroom suite. Looks a lot like my husband's grandparents set, which we recently acquired. Theirs was from the late '20s or early '30s. I love the smaller oval mi...
  14. Sounds like your guess is as good as mine... used as a map in the office, or perhaps train stations, to show where all the SP routes were. Very nice, I love vintage US maps! Love yours!
  15. Wow, just checked out that guy's 1.7 million dollar lunchbox collection.... is he kidding? But if you find that money, geo26e, let us know!
  16. This looks like a toy watering can to me, not a tea pot. Here's a similar image: http://www.etsy.com/listing/101825068/vintage-litho-toy-watering-can-from-ohio Let me know what you think. If you Goog...
  17. Oops, I mean your great-grandmother!
  18. It would be awesome if you could post a photo of your grandmother with this vanity, along with your modern photo. That would bring it to life! Also, it would be fun to see what era your photos are fro...
  19. Could Rinty be carnival plush? The head is awesome, but the body definitely looks like a less expensive toy. No tags then? I love seeing him flying on his sled! Perfect place for him!
  20. I am not an amber expert, but I love amber, and expect that it has some value to collectors or jewelry enthusiasts. It wouldn't be difficult at all to have it repaired, or perhaps reset with different...
  21. Could it be a tally for Bridge or Pinocle or Canasta with an ad for the optical business? I don't know anything about any if those games, but the table and couple terms lead me to believe it has nothi...
  22. Sorry for the double post!
  23. Tell us the size too, bratjdd!
  24. She looks like Miss Revlon to me. All of my doll books are in storage, so I can't look up the particulars of the Miss Revlon sizes, but I know they made a large one like yours. Mani- do you have any m...
  25. That's an awesome plate! I have no information for you, but it certainly is a conversation piece! Or should I say, 'pease'?
  26. Awesome find! I've never seen anything like it! I always love a unique item. It it made out of bakelite?
  27. This looks like typical artist's pottery of the 60s, 70s and 80s, and maybe later. It's really pretty, love the colors, but no offense, it's the kind of pot that you'll see at every craft fair. Beauti...
  28. Very cute. The graphics look like 1960s to me. As Ho2cultcha said, Ohio Art was a major manufacturer of sand pails, also Chien. The marking on yours isn't Ohio Art or Chien, I'm thinking maybe a Japa...
  29. I have this exact game. It belonged to my brother, and he has let me 'keep' it for him for the foreseeable future! He was born in 1946, so probably got this when he was 10 or so, so the 1950s. I don't...
  30. I don't think it's from the 20s... the little phone icon is more modern. That type of keychain and image looks more like the 1950s to me.
  31. It's really hard to identify your wonderful old guitar from your photos... since there are no markings, and since many guitar makers used the same basic head shape and body shape, it could be almost a...
  32. It's very hard to see any details on your very poor photos. Perhaps you could retake them with a better camera , so we can see more clearly. These look like drawings to me, not paintings, but again, t...
  33. When I first saw this, I thought it was Buster Brown https://www.google.com/search?q=buster+brown&hl=en&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US504&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=kAsyUcqYN7Oz0QGhloGIBw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw...
  34. I'm not an expert on embroidery by any means, but I'd guess these are from earlier than the 1940s. The fonts on the design look like they are from the early 20th century. Of course, the design could b...
  35. Pretty awesome piece, Jim.....you have the coolest stuff!
  36. These definitely look like advertising 'comps'. (Or 'mock-ups', as you put it). This is the kind of work I did for 10 years as an advertising illustrator. They look like 1930s or '40s work, due to the...
  37. It's a print! ;)
  38. This painting was done by Pieter Jannsens Elinga, a 17th century Dutch painter. At first I thought it was by Jan Vermeer, one of my favorites of the Dutch artists. They were masters at picturing domes...
  39. Sorry you're not having any luck. That's the only suggestion I had.... I'll keep my eyes open! The paintings are very nice.
  40. Maybe Kenny Rogers would know? Have you tried to contact him?
  41. Why don't you remove one of the photos of the lens, and post a front shot of the whole camera. I can't really see what it looks like.
  42. I'm sure you have figured this out, but this piece was designed for a child to use at home, not school. When I first saw it, I had a jolt of recognition, because I had a similar piece when I was a chi...
  43. Is that a tiki pendant on the last photo? That was a huge fad in the early '60s. I had one carved out of wood with rhinestone eyes! Kinda scary!
  44. Fun stuff! Although not jewelry, I remember those little mini license tags- they used to send them to us with our car registration every year, to use as a key chain. Nowadays, we wouldn't want anythin...
  45. What a lovely piece! If you get tired of it, it would also look nice on MY jackets and vests, LOL!
  46. I'm not a Roycroft expert by any means, but I do agree that it's from a later period. I know there are Roycroft catalogs out there, which have many of their designs, but I don't know anyone who has th...
  47. This brought back a surge of memories! I'd totally forgotten that my mom had had a few parakeets and canaries when I was a child, and I well remember this tin! Thanks for sharing! It's do cute!
  48. I can see why you love it- it's stunning! I love the base , and what an unusual shape for the glass.
  49. Wow! It's so cool- what a wonderful treasure!
  50. Wow! Just love this, I'm so jealous! Thanks for sharing!
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