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IF it is old, obsolete, dirty, noisy, or unusual in any way AND/OR smokes, sparks, leaks, plugs in, lights up, gets hot (or cold), makes music, takes coins, has moviIF it is old, obsolete, dirty, noisy, or unusual in any way AND/OR smokes, sparks, leaks, plugs in, lights up, gets hot (or cold), makes music, takes coins, has moving parts or electrical wires inside, is colored red, or otherwise just sends the cat off to hiding under the bed -- I probably like it and want one if I don't already have one. (or 3 <lol>) Also have a fondness for old/commercial kitchenware and cookware plus barware of all sorts, quality tools of any kind, pipe organs and mechanical musical instruments, traffic and railroad signs signals and controls, assorted industrial electrical devices, telephones and related equipment, and Ford Thunderbirds. (harder to collect are things like "buildings" and "bridges" and "trains" but I like those too...?) I've been a 'collector of interesting stuff' my entire life, nowadays I could probably be accused and found guilty of living in my own personal flea-market. <lol> For the record (in case it needs to be said) the items I post are items I actually enjoy owning and should not be construed as being "for sale" -- sorry, my flea market is not open to the general public. ;-) :-) (Read more)

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crimson RCMP jacket/uniform - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
SONY U-MATIC tapes - Electronicsin Electronics
vintage U.S. Navy 'pea coat' - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
a simple silver bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
(most of a) vintage church revival concert poster - Advertisingin Advertising
red skulls (plastic beaded bracelet) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Where's the Tylenol...?? (and/or an old screwdriver) - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
coins in the fountain, or the old glass jug, or wherever else they landed...? - US Coinsin US Coins
g'bye 2020... ;-) - Paperin Paper
HNY... - Bottlesin Bottles

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  1. Me too wickencrafts. No matter what genre of music one wants to broadcast to their neighbors, there's nothing better than (now) old-school electronic blinkieboxes to 'rock the house'... ;-) :-)
  2. I wonder if I have a copy of this album somewhere buried in a box...prolly so...?? <lol>
  3. https://www.klipsch.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klipsch_Audio_Technologies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wilbur_Klipsch
  4. A (any) pair of KLIPSCH speakers are oddly one thing I've never managed to acquire though they remain solidly on my list of "to gets"...if not just for their generally awesome audio reproduction, but ...
  5. Thank you Kevin for your correction to my title line description, now fixed. Whether it is "warm" or not might not matter for me, both because the climate here doesn't often require it and because I ...
  6. Thanks once more to Congcu, I still haven't had a moment to look further into the red Mala beads thing but most certainly appreciate your clue to where to go to do it. :-) THANKS ALSO to racer4, f...
  7. Yuppers, I've got at least one wok too somewhere, though not nearly likely as good quality or well cared for as yours, nor do I really know the particulars of any odd fried rice/Asian foods (is that a...
  8. /me <LOLOL> (again sorely needed) while re-reading everybody's comments here...THANK Y'ALL for that simple pleasure, with or without a potential 'deadly weapon'...?? :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  9. I still have my BETAMAX machine (still in working condition AFAIK) and also owned a couple of the huge top-loader machines back in the day, though they're long gone now. OH how fondly I remember that...
  10. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  11. U-MATIC was a brief (1st?) period of SONY's early video cassette recording technology right after open reel to reel videotapes -- their BETAMAX shortly usurped it, while "VHS" also came along to downs...
  12. Thank you WS. I cannot agree with you more, that no matter what side of the current embarrassing mess anybody is on, we've all gotta try to live thru it *together* as ONE Country. That's why (IMHO) ...
  13. Somehow I'm compelled to bring this up again, right now, today 06Jan2021... GOD BLESS, HELP, AND PROTECT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
  14. Somehow I'm compelled to bring this up again, right now, today 06Jan2021... GOD BLESS, HELP, AND PROTECT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
  15. I'd also love to know its dimensions, and/or to see one more pic of its 'backside'. That shieldish shape design on its 'front' (?) is certainly intriguing...
  16. <APPLAUSE>!! This one is likely a bit slightly more common than the dark red wall set (still rare-ish these days, both) but also still WAY FUN!!! (and I'm presuming you're aware of how/where to look...
  17. That looks like the 'dark red' color they made then -- all the more funner that it is otherwise intact! Is that also an otherwise clear plastic hookswitch on it -- that'd make it even a more rare sur...
  18. ...mebbe we all need to work on finding you a more funnerer porch light fixture, but that can wait a moment...the glass globe on that one could otherwise become a likewise really nifty pencil holder.....
  19. The orange looks just fine to me -- congrats on another great score fort!! :-) :-) :-)
  20. That's certainly my hope WS -- but it hasn't quite been long enough yet for my personal 'appropriations committee' to 'disappear' them...I'l be watching and waiting until that moment might happen, I h...
  21. The funnest-est part of this bottle was/is an entirely accidental comment by Victoria, as we were all polishing it off. She's actually an employee at a local really "hoity-toity" Country Club but did...
  22. That's quite interesting Congcu, I woulda never guessed anything like that, rather more just a fun bag of plastic beads (steampunk, goth, halloween??) somebody found at a craft store and made a bracel...
  23. ...and well, now that I think about it a further moment, the glass pots really do need some kinda 'water heater/percolator' thingie to drip the water thru the coffee grounds properly, though being Pyr...
  24. That part isn't too critical Cokeman, more a matter of semi-compatible filters (common ones of those can work fine too) and how strong one prefers their morning coffee...?? <lol>
  25. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) (the things DO make some d*mned good coffee, ifn's you're one who prefers that beverage to wake yourself up with in the morning...WAY before "Keruig" came along...) :-) :-) :...
  26. https://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/
  27. Those are CHEMEX coffeemaker pots!!
  28. Or in simpleminded guy's language, the thing an MD uses to look too closely into his patients' ears/nose...?? ;-) LOVE IT! Wow, one of the assorted 'somethings' out there loose in the world that ...
  29. On now the official 2nd day of 2021, my greetings go out to all y'all once more. Pics here just rearranged/changed a bit, to show Devon's artistry and detail better.
  30. Oh heavens yes Mary -- I myself did that (in the 1970's) enough to result with prolly 9' or so of woven gum wrappers...? That (and the shoebox still full of unwoven gum wrappers) no longer exists, bu...
  31. HAPPY 2021, val97!! A delightful post to start the new year here with, I love the Camel wallet especially, wow what work on somebody's part must have gone into crafting that?!! :-) :-) :-) Al...
  32. At that size, I'd wanna string it on a little leather (etc) lanyard type cord, to wear as a necklace...? Agreeing with the others that it is *lovely*, no matter what it is made of or was intended for...
  33. <LOLOL> w/ Lori -- nor any complete "dinner"?!! (even those while you've already lost your coats/been seated, and *still* manage to wear one or three to the restaurant table somehow...??? <groan> ...
  34. If it's that new (I'd believe PhilDMorris' opinion) a further photo of its light bulb socket might help to confirm that. Otherwise, also, it might have some kinda UnderwritersLaboratories (or whateve...
  35. Thank you SO MUCH Kevin, for such a kind and wise comment. I can only hope further time passing will indeed result in just that outcome. :-)
  36. OLD CROW bourbon is still produced today (in a fashion) as part of the current Jim Beam product lineup. I'd suggest contacting them to see if someone there could help date it? LOVE the label on it B...
  37. WOW but that's one way fun hot mess of a lamp -- sorry I can't tell you anything about it, but I sure know exactly what window it'd displace another much more boring one in, immediately, if somebody g...
  38. SO GLAD you're safe and well out there, Bill!! :-) :-) :-) I think my favs of this group are the moon/star earrings set, are they silver or something else? Oh and YES I absolutely wear my mask wh...
  39. That's a very kind thing to suggest/comment ho2cultcha -- but also not quite true -- let's just say I myself "evolved" then "devolved" again over however long I've had these pants...what's trying to n...
  40. Victoria, Oreo, and I thank YOU ALL most enthusiastically for the wonderful greetings and many <love it>s. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  41. Get it out and show it to us, Kevin!! :-) You're in the part of the world (IIRC) that should really need such things right abouts now...? I gots lots more various leather jackets too, just one m...
  42. ...this little light of mine...I'm gonna let it shine... crap, I did really grow up with mebbe a little too much Sunday School in my life, and now I have entirely TOO many 'little lights' all aroun...
  43. TOO MUCH CRAZY FUN, for so many reasons?!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  44. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. One of my most treasured memories is actually having been able to witness the last (or so) nighttime launch of a Space Shuttle (too many yrs ago now?) from my little sister's (an...
  45. "it's hard to imagine being worn by a traditional type or even a more eclectic wearer." FWIW I'd hope to be considered amongst the latter there <giggle> and I'd SURE as heck wear that proudly and ...
  46. SO cute!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  47. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/289985-dale-earnheart-jr-budweiser-nascar-them This one's the most recent (and mebbe most funnest, and definitely most "free to me") addition to my Wilson's...
  48. Every so often WS, someone of us wins a good prize despite ourselves...? <LOLOLOL>
  49. Thank you SO MUCH Watchsearcher! I wouldn't be able to pull off wearing leather skirts, but appreciate the thought anyways...I also have a couple pair of black leather jeans (that I likewise prolly c...
  50. I don't 'hate it' at all Gillian, instead just striking it up to one more 'puzzle' I haven't figured out yet. This is not a bad thing, and its still a fun chunk of amber glass... <lolol>
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