Posted 10 years ago
First off, my wife and I really enjoy your show; since watching your show, we've taken a second look at our collection of old things, as my wife says, "His junk". I have a habit of checking out dumpsters when a business has closed or on junk day check out what people have put to the road... in this case people were moving out from a building which is going to be our new community hall, they had two dumpsters brought in...so i took a look, i found boxes of figurines, books, and more figurines.
I pulled out what I thought I could sell at our yard sale coming up this summer...after watching a few of your episodes, I took a closer look and this rooster really stood out, the year on the bottom is 1885... it's very smooth to the touch, i cannot find any chips, scratches or cracks, it appears to have had dirt inside of this planter; there's dust in the crevices on the outside...any suggestions on how to clean it without damaging this find looking rooster? I have it on my desk here and...it's so cool, "I have a 128 yr old rooster on my desk" on the bottom to the left of the # 38662 there's either a 2- digit # or a initial scribed by the maker...it appears to be 58 or 52, turn it side-ways, it appears to look like a chick running... this is what has me in question mark...