whitman75

San Diego, CA

I'm an east coast guy leaving on the West Coast got into collecting/picking about 4 years ago. I love things with historical connection and that have a story. I loveI'm an east coast guy leaving on the West Coast got into collecting/picking about 4 years ago. I love things with historical connection and that have a story. I love fishing and cooking. Most of the stuff I find I keep. (Read more)

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Vintage Air Plane Yarn Embriodery Art Piece - Sewingin Sewing
Antique Military Button Please Help ID WW1?? - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Early 20th Century Police Scrapbook Made By LAPD Officer - Paperin Paper
Egg Rolling White House Grounds Circa 1890 Photograph - Photographsin Photographs
Vintage Hood Ornament  - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
Antique Porcelin Fruit Bowl Stamped Please Help ID - Kitchenin Kitchen
Antique U.S. Honorable Discharge Leather Certificate - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Vintage WW1 or WW2 Era Military Ribbon Please Help ID  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Rare Original USN Good Conduct Medal Inscribed - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Rare Original USN Mexico Service Medal 1911-1917 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

Comments

  1. Thanks Racer It appears to be a Monarch Long Stitch kit.
  2. I honestly wish I could spend more time looking at others post I'm aware of all the other great finds. I imagine I will make more of an effort though.
  3. I'm not here to keep score I'm here to learn and share the items I find with others who appreciate them.
  4. Thanks ho2 I'm not exactly sure either what it is I just like the Old School Air Planes got me thinking of the Red Baron!!
  5. Thanks Cindi I guess it would be a Yarn Tapestry? I just couldn't decide what category it fits into.
  6. Hey Kathy that Link isn't working anymore but thanks for the effort.
  7. Thanks Kathy much appreciated. I was told this may be a WW1 era USNR Button but not sure yet.
  8. Yes Racer I also have 3 of their actual daily log books full of amazing journal entries that date from 1909-14 as well as passports and photos etc. The entries are amazing over a few hundred from Murd...
  9. Thanks Sean interesting mix of Characters in the photo.
  10. Thanks Fifties!!!
  11. I think also SP could be for Soft Porcelin
  12. The Photos don't do it justice the Porcelin up close it really nice. I figure 93 probably has something to do with age.
  13. Thanks Guys I think I have the paper here somewhere!!
  14. I see so you think it's like a salesman sample and the certificate would go inside kinda like a picture frame ? Any idea of what era we are talking about?
  15. Thanks Jewels
  16. I found the details of how he earned his medal. A soldier fell overboard from the USS Mallard and Cowgill dove overboard off a ferry to swim to save him.
  17. Thanks Mank I have another up as well that has a marking on bottom any idea?
  18. Scott anywhere in San Diego?
  19. This guy wants 100.00 each I'm glad I passed the old sayin if it's to good to be true!!
  20. Silver thank you very much for the information I actually emailed them an hour before you posted and just noticed it I hope to hear from them and hope to get good news u never know. Thanks
  21. I have had one expert so far tell me they are Drake Bluebill decoys likely from the Northeast other than that not much.
  22. Guys I had some moral issues on this and unfortunately in my case family comes first and this piece looks like it may end up in private hands sadly rather than at the Museum. I imagine we have all fou...
  23. Just wanted to share this Piece will be going the Seattle Police Museum within the next few weeks where it will prominently displayed for many others to view rather than in a private collection. I was...
  24. Other than it being Marked Sterling there isn't other hallmarks I see. I was just informed by an expert this badge is in the Seattle Police Museum they have 2 there r 2 more that a private collector h...
  25. Thanks Rip I just was contacted by a collector/expert and he hasn't seen it but he really really likes it. He told me the Value is Northwards of a Grand $$!! Wow I didnt expect that. I personally th...
  26. I found something similar at Policeguide.com looks to have made by Pacific Emblem Co. The one they have also dates from 1918-1932 made of sterling with enamel but the one here is different and more or...
  27. Thanks Scott is this for any group or specific to Army Marines Etc?
  28. What I find strange is that I can't find any thing on it to a company or city where it was made. From I was reading a lot the fakes have that and have slight mispellings and are 21j time to get a book...
  29. Gonna have to take it be checked out to see if it's a fake or the real thing. I appreciate the information shared.
  30. This is unfortunately a Fake and not the real deal. Unfortunately it's not worth big $$$ but it works and looks cool.
  31. I was told this is an Inuit Indian Billiken figure of a deity.
  32. Thanks Rip I think it's also called the 316-5 model of the leather hunter.
  33. Thanks for the input Rip I will update when I find more info
  34. I'm gonna have to get it tested it's hand carved etchings Into it and looking at the unevenness of the cup looks to have been hand forged. Getting a period is also the other challenge I'm having with ...
  35. Also I used the magnet on the cup and it isn't magnetic.
  36. The weight is what made me think lead.
  37. Thanks Mank!!
  38. I think it's Ivorex.
  39. Yes they are like a lot of company's that tried to follow up on Bossons success. These are cool pieces but Bossons managed to hire the highest quality artist from the others.
  40. Maybe u have Legend Co?
  41. Hey Manikin yes this piece is a wall figure so you may have it. They made these in small supply in the 1960s they are pretty hard to find. The lamp shades usually don't survive.
  42. Not offended at all I don't think a lot of things I post are pretty but they are very collectible and that's what matters to me. I'm sharing with others that don't get to see these lamps often at all...
  43. There is some similarity any idea on the period?
  44. Those look more to be display pieces than actual working decoys. The vintage working ones fetch more money but there are many modern carvers who's decoys are highly sought after. Are these at all mark...
  45. So I had an expert tell me they are both original and funny he did the light test you asked blunder. He believes the smaller one was a breast eagle and the larger one was one that would have been atta...
  46. I see that the date corresponds maybe to when the. 3rd army under Patton took back that city in 1944. I'm gonna see what I can find.
  47. It's an Old Squaw they presume.
  48. That theme song is still locked in my head my favorite shows growing up this knight rider and Airwolf
  49. Wow great shape that's amazing. I'm almost certain that at one time it did contain the good stuff let me check with my friend and I will confirm.
  50. Past quote from stereoview heaven describing these.
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Loves

Old Reading Beer Quart Cone Top Can Mother's Waltham Vintage Wall Plaques and odd group of Men :-) 1984 Parker Brothers "The A-Team board game." Royal Doulton Whisky Bottle 1948 Donald & 1947 Daisy Duck wristwatches My Paul H. Young  Rod with 2 tips   Restored 1950 Thistle Chieftain HANK AARON HOF CUTS MATERIAL AUTO JERSEY 1/1 Old fishing lure. feels like paper or paper mache? old clock My Hand Made South Bend Lure Case

Likes

Native American knife Old hand painted movie posters from the 1940's 1971 topps basketball complete set 1 day German cuckoo clock 1921 Peace and Denver Morgan Dollar.