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I love to collect old junk and enjoy all the stories. My favorite things: bakelite and old plastics, Native American items, old jewelry, vintage clothing & accessoriI love to collect old junk and enjoy all the stories. My favorite things: bakelite and old plastics, Native American items, old jewelry, vintage clothing & accessories, the odd and ugly item that makes me laugh right then and there....and I have to buy. I have been collecting for 40 yrs so I know a fair bit about the above. (Read more)


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Frank Lloyd Wright designed this in 1915 - Photographsin Photographs
1940's bracelet: white onyx & sterling made in Mexico - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Ladybird and Pat didn't own this one....maybe Eleanor - Accessoriesin Accessories
face along hwy 14/19/60 in Wisconsin - Photographsin Photographs
Hinges & chickens at the Wisconsin farm - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Crochet coin purse  - Bagsin Bags
Old unfinished beaded bag - Bagsin Bags
1960's lucite bangles in circus colors - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pewter dragon or duck head bangle bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
1970's  handmade pewter necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry


  1. This is really gorgeous!
  2. Great research! I love old advertising items and this is very interesting.
  3. These are beautiful! Great display and pretty basket too.
  4. Great graphics!
  5. Great graphics!
  6. Hi Elisabeth - I plan to put a new pic of me up but I didn't have a good one so this is a temporary profile. It's from this post awhile ago:
  7. Nice! Look forward to seeing how you fill it up! BTW got a funny text from you this weekend that just read "dress up". And I love that advice! Hope you went somewhere fun.
  8. It looks like Nevada to me. Love it! Nicely restored by Phil too.
  9. Yes Phil -you captured my thoughts exactly!
  10. I enjoy looking at your photos - nice details and compositions and the last picture w/a personal touch.
  11. Lost pkgs, delayed for months - This has happened here in Long Beach at least 6 times in 2014! One was a pkg from Mr. Stones of wonderful replacement vintage rhinestones (blah, blah, sorry!) and 8 mo...
  12. he found a dime inside from time to time. I cut myself off.
  13. If the usher doesn't show you to the right seat you could clock him a good one. Very pretty - love to see old handbags on CW. A friend of mine used to look inside the vintage ones at the goodwill. Wel...
  14. Nice payment! I really like the brooch.
  15. Oh yes, I knew you were referring to Rita throwing her hair back. Rita Hayworth was such a stunning beauty. Your sister is gorgeous and I'm sure she will cherish this. Great photo and thanks for givin...
  16. Mani the photos are great. And yes Phil brought it to life! He is so amazing. I love your great grandmother peaking thru the door.
  17. Thanks Phil. You're guessing "what in the h**l is she trying to shoot this time??" All my pictures are w/my old Canon powershot A410 3.2 pixels! I only have this old 2002 camera. Imagine what damage I...
  18. Thank you Virginia! I LOVE old constructions too. I often stop for no reason and snap pictures even on a walk around my neighborhood. Have some fun pix of my neighbors too and they love it when I give...
  19. Thanks friends for enjoying this: tom, pops, kevin and rniederman!
  20. Do you wear this? I love to see people wear these - not my style but I appreciate. This is a very nice example of the "slave bracelet"
  21. It's very pretty but I think it's from Afghanistan or Tibet and is fairly modern - meaning last 10 years or so?
  22. In the 1970's dyed macaroni was use and that's what I think your eagle might be - or some type of dyed stone chips.
  23. Zuni - very nice - maybe 1970's.
  24. I'm in the Native American jewelry mood this morning. And want to say thanks to all who loved this modern piece and most recently - petey, MJ and Lee! Yes, I am shameless - I wanted to show this again...
  25. I have a few bracelets that have these scratched signatures. But mine are on the inside which led me to believe they are maker's marks since they didn't want to detract from beauty of their work.
  26. Great research Ripley!
  27. I don't think Stillwater has a website - he/she may pipe in. There are other experts too - I'm sure this gorgeous cuff will attract their attention. If you live near in a large city, my suggestion ...
  28. Yes, this is very special. I think it is from the 50's or 60's just from the glimpse of the necklace clasp. It isn't easy to find the full set and this one is just wonderful.
  29. Betty - this is so great! I love it!
  30. Thanks agh and geo!
  31. I'm watching American Pickers right now and Frank's talking about what makes an oil can most collectable - small unknown or local oil company and bright color graphics.
  32. What do you think Antiquehunter1?
  33. This is new. I know because I know jewelry.
  34. AH - I've seen MANY like these 1960's plastic beads before. I know because I recognize these beads and the eyepins treatment is not special. Not bakelite - wrong color and not glass as you mention....
  35. Yes, a deal is what it is all about - well done!
  36. Thanks for this info. I look for non-cancelled stamps but basically I just buy what I think is pretty. I agree AH - stamps are works of art.
  37. Hi Lisa - First off - WOW and it's gorgeous. I hope you enjoy and wear it in best of health. I have one good ID book - Oscar Branson "Turquoise" 1975: "There are many mines in the Royston district ...
  38. it okay if I just like this? Racer has a great idea. This would be neat as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving w/flowers or greenery or fruit or nuts or whatnot.
  39. Kevin is amazing as always. He is the true definition of a CW member. He loves this venue. He researches and shares. He also has great collections. Love you!
  40. I don't know either but I wish you would just mail it to me. Love the color.
  41. I LOVE this! I love the colors she chose. Usually pastels were used. Thanks for the post! Also from a family of quilters - for some reason it didn't rub off on me. I get bored.
  42. agh - isn't the value less because this one has too much cancellation?
  43. I do agree w/you that stamps are mini works of art! This one has beautiful graphics.
  44. When was this made Sean? Nice item and you are a very good photographer.
  45. The color is very pretty.
  46. Tablerock....we are almost from the same place. My childhood memories of print shops were in Iowa.
  47. In the late 60's -70's my mother wrote a weekly column highlighting our tiny (130 pop) town's "social events" and then we drove it over to the town (700 pop) that printed a local weekly paper and also...
  48. I love pale yellow w/sterling. So pretty. Look forward to seeing more of the yellow citrine collecting period!
  49. It's really gorgeous!
  50. How gorgeous! They look perfect in that vase.
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1999 - Saharan Rep. "Persian Cat" Postage Stamp


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