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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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found things, twice. (cheap earrings) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
a unique new sign for my collection ;-) - Signsin Signs
vintage folding penknife in gold filled case - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
some SWANK cufflinks and a tie clip - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
BOY SCOUTS bracelet, TIPPECANOE '58 - Sporting Goodsin Sporting Goods
tiny little watch chain? - Pocket Watchesin Pocket Watches
INTEGRITY UBI CARITAS ET AMOR pendant/medal on chain - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
silvertone ankh - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
50 caliber necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
interestingly messy CHICO'S necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. It is leaning sideways against a black ballpoint pen in pic 4, mebbe that's what's throwing you off?
  2. It is wonderful -- I *love* the multicolored glass jewels!! This has gotta be a way-too-obvious idea, but could it have had some sort of glass 'chimney' part to hold the shade up?
  3. ...yeesh, not 'cobalt red' of course, but RUBY RED...cobalt is for blue... <headdesk>
  4. What color is the globe? I'd tend to disagree about the 'eternal light' idea unless it is cobalt red, kinda even if so because it doesn't look to have any particular christian symbols on its metalwor...
  5. Your little baby 'hamburger stand' is cute, too -- she'd (?) fit right in with my current backyard zoo color scheme, but I certainly don't need any more critters out there, especially such large ones....
  6. Gorgeous waterfall -- how serene and restful that spot looks like it'd be!! :-)
  7. A twisted mind...a crooked path... Me, who??? <lolol>
  8. Pic 4 is my attempt at a view of its edge, hopefully to show the 'molding seam'...?
  9. It is gorgeous quartersawn oak no matter exactly how old it is or where it was made! (and I'd also tend to guess it does have some good age to it, simply because of that oak!) Yes it appears too 'shi...
  10. There's a molder's brand name on its bottom that makes it pretty clear the container wasn't intended for anything else...somesuch 'crematorium supply' or thereabouts... :-( :-( :-( :-(
  11. Also its size(s) please -- it looks like it might be 4-5" across the base???
  12. ...I wonder if these cars came with a pre-filled insurance company "claim form" along with their rental agreement paperwork...?? <lol>
  13. Any chance it could be (part of) a lamp base instead?
  14. I've seen something similar to this, and think I'm remembering that it had origins as a medical device kinda like forceps...?? YMMV, of course... ;-) :-)
  15. My first (probably useless?) thought was the 'see no evil/hear no evil/speak no evil' guys, but this dude's hands are on his *head*...that don't fit...??
  16. They just have "a way" of knowing which humans will be their friends and give them help they can't give themselves -- and they'll show it in their own ways, and will then return any such favors in the...
  17. Hmmm...from the 'things I never thought about before' dept: was "tinfoil" actually *made* of tin before Mr. Reynolds (or whoever) invented 'aluminum foil'...???
  18. THANKS to vetraio50, Watchsearcher, Alfie21, dav2no1, & fortapache for your quick <love it>s!! Watchsearcher, the loop/bead at its top doesn't move or adjust, in fact there are four strands (one now ...
  19. I'm curious about this -- is the bottom 'cap' (pic 3) a 'removable' thing?? (plastic?) I'm also assuming the metal 'liner' (pic 4) is just that, a piece that simply fits inside the glass? (no matter ...
  20. Agreeing with the others -- it is a wagon wheel hub.
  21. ...and what's the little goldtone rectangle pictured over them, (#2) and then there's that way-cool turquoise kinda necklace . . . ?? <applause>
  22. I like the crystals on their little chain, but that's just *one* thing of this most recent haul, Bill -- looks like yet one more fun trip you had "finding" ?!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  23. THANKS MUCHLY to Watchsearcher, Brunswick, Vynil33rpm, fortapache, & vetraio50 for your <love it>s!! I'm still looking for clues about what these are and if they're "a thing" or not . . . ?? (an...
  24. <CHEERS><APPLAUSE> for the happy new furr-mily!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  25. Its a pleasantly designed thing, and a nifty storage box it is in. Presuming the small bits in there with it are extra band parts from where it got shortened??
  26. I agree with Watchsearcher in that they're quite unique and I've never seen anything like them before. With their small size, I wonder if they might have been intended for usage with something other ...
  27. It certainly wouldn't be 'scrap metal' to me?!! :-) :-) :-)
  28. I don't know how old it is but have been curious about its color -- is it painted?
  29. TallCakes is correct, Leviton is just the name of the company that made the lamp socket, not the fixture itself. Two questions about that -- what is the shade made of, and is it one or two pieces??
  30. Does the "Phase 4" name on this indicate it was a 'four-channel-stereo' recording?
  31. /me <ROTFLMAO> Odauctions!!! Thanks for "validating" my goofiness?!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  32. Wow, what an INTERESTING thing that is, no matter what it really is -- I'm looking forward to finding out, also what everybody might guess in the meanwhile?! To start with 'irreverent idea #1', IF it...
  33. My Grandmother had a rocker not totally unlike that one, sadly nobody else knew how much I loved (and wanted!) that chair, so it got away during a house auction I wasn't able to attend when Grandma an...
  34. I just love the art-deco styled hands and number font -- what a gorgeous old clock -- it must be so satisfying to hear it run!! Also absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your first photo and the way it captured...
  35. Wonderful old Zenith!! If you haven't done so already, please re-seat those tubes in the back row that are coming out of their sockets -- just gently push them back down towards the chassis so their ...
  36. If its top opening is the 'standard, modern' size (looks it?!) you'll be able to find pendant light kits at home supply stores for $20 or less -- I got one for a red/black swirl shade (same shape) I f...
  37. 'Stuff is absolutely correct with this one, it's for compressed-gas cylinders. (welding tanks, etc.) I have a coffee cup with the same "Liquid" logo on it including the word 'carbonic' -- a reference...
  38. It reminds me a lot of those odd chunks of slag glass (I presume that's what it is anyway?) that can be found at touristy kinda 'rock shops' often found near mountainous areas of the USA, where people...
  39. "A collection I don't need, but have". WOW, doesn't THAT just about say it all....????? <LOLOLOLOLOLOL> Thanks for starting my day with a good laugh, getthatmonkeyouttame!
  40. Not errors, just damage. Poor thing's had a rough life since 2014...and sorry, it remains worth exactly 10c, like it always has...
  41. A very cool find you have there!! The only other thing that would have been with it is a list of 'tube types' and which socket/settings to test them in. A couple observations...Astro-Tran is simply ...
  42. TallCakes nailed it, no surprise there?! :-) :-) :-) But since you kindly asked for opinions too, I could go on to suggest that I'd bet that globe would look lovely hanging as a 'pendant lamp', wit...
  43. That finial on it is totally wonderful, all by itself?! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  44. YES, PLEASE -- just a little glimpse of whatever it is beyond the closeup of the birds on it...?? (and also what is "F.A.I.P.", its maker? if so that'd suggest a maker's *label* on it, we'd all proba...
  45. /me <smiling> at Vynil's comment -- thanks so much, and ain't it a WHOLE LOT MO-FUNNERER on that "other" path . . . ??? :-) :-) :-) THANK YOUs, as well, to Newfld, Watchsearcher, jscott0363, Bruns...
  46. I too had a very similarly colored furball loveysponge in my life years ago, his name was Champagne. I didn't give him that name, but *did* keep him as nearly the only item of 'personal property' I f...
  47. Oh good lawd -- I didn't make it to Hot Springs again this week (but still will get there again soon, stay tuned Vynil!) but while rereading my (non editable...<grrr>) comment I just noticed I somehow...
  48. I'm way curious too -- how big is it, charmsomeone? Looking again at pic 1, if it is shown laying on top of an instruction sheet for a laundry washer, it might actually be smaller than I thought at f...
  49. It really *does* have an interesting design pattern with all its diamond-ish shapes..."Art-Deco"???
  50. The STAY-PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN lost his cap and scarf?!! (sorry, couldn't resist)
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