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Upstate NY, USA

I love all things old, unusual, rusty, musty, dusty... Over the years I have accumulated quite a pile of random and miscellaneous objects through garage/estate salesI love all things old, unusual, rusty, musty, dusty... Over the years I have accumulated quite a pile of random and miscellaneous objects through garage/estate sales or dumpster rescues, but now i'm trying to make a determined effort to learn about their history. Antique bottles, vintage dolls and toys and art glass have a special place in my heart. I don't know a lot about anything, that's why most of my posts appear in Unsolved Mystery section, but i love learning and discovering, so the clues and info I get on this site are very valuable to me in this process, and i thank everyone for their help and shared knowledge. (Read more)


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Old Asian Fondue Fork? - Asianin Asian
Tom Sawyer Book Illustrated by Norman Rockwell, 1936 - Booksin Books
New York City Map - February 1961 - Paperin Paper
Prehistoric Coprolite Fragment - Animalsin Animals
John Deere Garden Tractor 110 - c.1965 - Tractorsin Tractors
Vintage Mini Bike 1960s? - Motorcyclesin Motorcycles
Antique Curio Cabinet Larkin Co. 1900s? - Furniturein Furniture
My Most Special Antique Bottle- Carter's 1897 Aqua Glass Ink Well - Bottlesin Bottles
Antique Medicinal Bottles with Labels- Good for MAN or BEAST - Bottlesin Bottles
Some of my insulators- Brookfield NY, Ceramic H A105, and Unmarked One - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware


  1. Thank you Jenni and Vetra! I think it is called a coin sword ( i was kidding about a fondue fork =) but most of the Asian coin swords are made completely out of coins, and this one only has a coin ha...
  2. It looks like the signature reads "Farkos Rosalia", but nothing is coming up on the net. Beautiful works though!
  3. The letter after "T" is a Russian letter "Yu", CW doesn't allow to type Russian letters. It's a classic Soviet era ring. The massive pink gold rings with precious stones were popular back then. Gold ...
  4. I saw that too, Jenni... Farewell Bandit! RIP
  5. Scott, missed you a lot...been absent from here myself, this summer has indeed been a challenging one. Hope you are well! Best wishes always!
  6. Awesome bottles, Spirit! No, I'm not getting emails about comments.
  7. Very nice! I have a similar set. I got it for free out of a dumpster at one of estate sales LOL Apparently the sales people didn't think it was worth the bother selling it.
  8. Scott, I'm so happy to see you back!! I was wondering where you were. I hope everything is well with you! Thank you for your kind comments always. Jenni, yes, she is =) Thank you! Phil, indeed, ...
  9. kwqd, cool purchase, now you are ready to drink tea like a real party leader! =) The podstakannik is supposed to protect you from burning yourself on a hot glass. I would be hesitant to pour hot water...
  10. I should just add that these tea cup holders were predominately used by the Railroad Transportation Authority and could be found mainly on the passenger trains. The old ones are collectible now as an ...
  11. Vynil, Jenni, Thomas, Phil, Bobby, Buckethead, Roy- thank you for your wonderful comments and appreciation. Vynil, Bobby, thank you for your generous compliments. Yes, Jenni, I can totally relat...
  12. The box is made in the Russian Village of Palekh, that's one of the schools of Russian Lacquer Miniature. It's marked on the edge"Palekh". It's titled "The Golden Rooster" which is a famous (in Russi...
  13. He looks candy-licious! =)) Very cute, Jenni.
  14. Oh wow, this is some breathtaking display!! Hope it continues expanding (if you have the space =) Thanks for sharing Malkey.
  15. I thought the same thing, looks very similar to Mani's!
  16. What an awesome collection! And a perfect cabinet for these bottles- what a steal for $5!
  17. What a magnificent collection!!! (*drooling*) We use tape lights too for certain applications, they are indeed a neat invention, and very affordable.
  18. This piece is absolutely stunning!! Sorry, can't help with ID, but TallCakes should be able. Love the name Sasha. Our cat is rescue too =)
  19. The timing of this post is perfect, Jenni! The dragons are out now in hundreds or even thousands, zooming like mini jets over my lawn. I love watching them do their crazy dance and love your gorgeous ...
  20. I see a shark,too! Absolutely love all three!
  21. She is a beauty! I love blob tops.
  22. fhr, yes, absolutely, that is the first thing to find out. Phil, if they ARE the same, then you know now what's framing your cactus ;) Roy, fortapache, valentino, Spirir, Anik- thanks so much fo...
  23. officialfuel, ttomtucker, Ken, MyCountry, Ron- many thanks for stopping by and your appreciation!
  24. Amazing transformation!
  25. fhr, glad that Barneby's gave you such great news. I was thinking of using them for something too, but was hesitant, now i just have to get my act together and send it over. Thank you for sharing the ...
  26. fhrjr2, thanks so much for the lead. I looked up "coprolite"on the net, and I'm afraid, I'm a proud owner of a prehistoric piece of dung! LOL It has soft, chalk-like texture that easily marks and it's...
  27. Hi Mani, thanks for stopping by! It's sure not a doll, that much I know! LOL I actually just sent you an email, nothing important though. Happy to catch up too! =)
  28. I just posted one, which I think is a fossil LOL The box will hold random things! =)))
  29. fhrjr2, they took the wire with the tree =))
  30. It's mesmerizing!
  31. Roy, Ms. CrystalShip- thank you for stopping by and your appreciation!
  32. That is indeed a primary reason why we do it =) Thanks again for your kind words!
  33. Thank you, Buckethead, i didn't know these details, it's very interesting information and makes it more special! I remember that you like fixing things up, too, so I thought I'd share what was done on...
  34. My "Love It" goes for an effort to try and rescue it! I imagine the hardware can be salvaged and re-used or sold...? Or, with enough motivation, it sure can become a trunk again. Would love to see the...
  35. Aha, that explains why the city has become so absolutely disgusting and filthy- lack of signs telling people what NOT to do! LOL
  36. Buckethead, thank you for your nice comment and stopping by, always a pleasure to see you! Ms.CrystalShip-thank you kindly for your appreciation and comment. I can't agree more. It's sad that every...
  37. I see on the internet that she worked with "stuffed animals"...can it be that she worked with toys (hoping here for a "yes") and not actual taxidermied kittens...?
  38. Hi Jenni, great to see you stop by, and thank you for a lovely comment! =) The trailer actually came first, our neighbor dumped it during the last spring clean up- so, a trailer with a second life, to...
  39. fhrjr2-thank you for such a nice and positive comment, I really appreciate it! Yes, my 8yo son is its new owner, and the only way I can get any help around is if the tractor is involved =) I wish you ...
  40. Thomas, happy to see you! Thank you for stopping by and providing some more insight on the tractor, much appreciated. That, indeed, is a true statement, it runs like a champ! =)
  41. Fascinating! I certainly learned something new today from your post. I saved a bundle of very old and rusted wires from the fencing that used to mark our property border (it's all deteriorated now). I...
  42. It looks absolutely exquisite! I agree with Jenni about the amount of work that went into creating it! It's probably also therapeutic, the process of making something like this.
  43. I second Celiene.
  44. Yes, long time indeed! It's been a crazy summer and also slow for acquiring new stuff, but i did get a few bottles and some fossils I'd like to post. I hope to get to this on Wednesday. What are you/...
  45. Hi Roy, hope your summer is going well! I have one like that in orange. The color was so striking that i had to have it and didn't even care it was an ashtray and not a pretty vase LOL It was also lik...
  46. Hey Laura, hope you and yours are well! It's been awhile since i stopped by CW, and I see that you as well. This summer hasn't been easy in Hudson Valley for sure. Hope that everything is all right up...
  47. Hi Spirit, hope all is well! Your mom has a really good taste. That's one cool box I know nothing about LOL but it sure looks very old. Would be curious to see a pic of the whole thing.
  48. This is totally awesome and inspirational! Thank you for sharing.
  49. Thank you so much Jenni, it's so sweet of you to remember!! =)
  50. Jenni, it's such a pretty thing, but you sure can have real hummingbirds in your backyard. Here in NY we have just one kind, the Ruby-throated hummers, and they are back as of late April. Buy a hummer...
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