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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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lyre-shaped table lamp base, marble (?) marquetry with brass inlays and hardware - Lampsin Lamps
five pcs. LU-RAY PASTELS plates, ca. 1948 - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
more of my tan/brown restaurantware china - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
large heavy glass EMBASSY SUITES ashtray - Advertisingin Advertising
pair of large old JIM BEAM advertising pencils - Advertisingin Advertising
AMF AMFLITE II PLASTIC COATED BOWLING PIN - Sporting Goodsin Sporting Goods
"HEMPER". - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
organ pipe reeds and shallots, now one more bauble for my rearview mirror... ;-) - Musical Instrumentsin Musical Instruments
chain of STROMBERG-CARLSON TELEPHONE color chip samples - Advertisingin Advertising
TOP OF THE ROCK (Rockefeller Center, NYC) chrome keychain - Advertisingin Advertising

Comments

  1. Thank you so very kindly Newfld -- I do get *so* tired of being treated like a 2nd class citizen nowadays, often being shoved outside to the curb (despite the weather, etc) or worse, just to "enjoy" (...
  2. My belated THANKS to fortapache and Ben for tapping the <love it> button, and especially to TallCakes for providing the correct terminology. :-) :-) :-) I still wish I had a (any?!) further clue ab...
  3. More THANKS for tapping the <love it> button to: iggy RonM MountainGirl & leighannrn I appreciate all y'all stopping by and having a look!! :-) :-) :-)
  4. WELL SAID blunderbuss2! THANK YOU, kind sir!! :-) :-) :-)
  5. Newfld -- I was kind thinking along the same lines, not specifically a church (building) itself, but the oftentimes **absolutely spectacular** examples of woodwork found within. Besides the altar wor...
  6. THANKS for stopping by and tapping the <love it> button to Newfld, fortapache, Caperkid, buckethead, jscott0363, and Brunswick !! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  7. Thanks so much kaudet4gx3 for the Syracuse pattern name ID! Frankly I'm kinda surprised I don't have more of that one, since I actually worked in a restaurant operation 'back in the day' that used th...
  8. OH, WOW -- what absolutely *incredible* craftsmanship went into that spectacular clock case!!! Does it have any sort of 'signature' on it (in it?) to give a clue who might have actually made it?
  9. WOWWOW vintagelamp -- not only is that a SUPER COOL piece, but I *TOTALLY* love that "modern operating room" picture!!! Where did that come from, if I may ask? I have the small round stool in the...
  10. Thanks so much for liking/loving these (with me) to: Trey buckethead Manikin fortapache Ben officialfuel Hunter Windwalker Brunswick jscott0363 clockerman Collectables59 & moreso to racer...
  11. GORGEOUS KITTY!!! :-) :-) :-) To the table -- its certainly cute with interesting construction, but it ain't made of maple wood...hard to see the woodgrain in its top but the legs (pic 2) are MUCH ...
  12. Thanks so very much to: Anik officialfuel Brunswick farmlady pw-collector SpiritBear elanski fortapache irishcollector. Collectables59 Horseradishman blunderbuss2 & fleafinder for sh...
  13. Thanks so kindly to buckethead, jscott0363, Windwalker, fortapache, Collectables59, & clockerman for your <likes> and <loves>! :-) :-) :-) For the record, since I added these to 'the bunch' I have ...
  14. Thanks SO VERY MUCH to Windwalker, jscott0363, buckethead, fortapache, Caperkid, Brunswick, Trey and billretirecoll for your <love its> and especially Windwalker and billretirecoll for your so-kind co...
  15. Thanks SO MUCH for the gracious comment Newfld -- I kinda actually understand...my friend/guide has lived in NYC all his life, but hadn't ever taken the trip to the TOTR either -- he was as impressed/...
  16. More THANKS going out to blunderbuss2, Brunswick, fortapache, elanski, & iggy for your <love-it>s! :-) :-) :-)
  17. More THANKS due to MountainGirl, Ted_Straub, Newfld, and fortapache for taking a look and continuing to tap the <love it> button!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  18. My continued gracious THANKS to henryb7182, SPEEDWAYPICKER, Neighborguysfan, Glennzdebbie, mtg75, chrissylovescats, & sugargirl for stopping by and tapping the <love it> button!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  19. More THANKS for the <loves> to fortapache and Caperkid, also to racer4four for your nice comment -- I hadn't thought to look for Takahashi glass...I suppose I should go and try that?! :-) :-) :-)
  20. What a CRAZY-AWESOME collection, Trey!! Gotta argue with one tiny detail though...I don't think I could call that a "cave" so much as, maybe, a *warehouse*, or a *museum*...??? <lolol><applause>
  21. THANKS SO MUCH for the <loves> from buckethead, Anik, TassieDevil, jscott0363, & Newfld -- I'm happy y'all are enjoying my latest 'accidental collection' along with me?! <LOL>
  22. THANKS so very very much to: MyCountry Newfld buckethead racer4four officialfuel jscott0363 aura Anik valentino97 TassieDevil kyratango MALKEY & Brunswick for your <love its> and very ...
  23. Thanks SO VERY MUCH to: clockerman Irishcollector jscott0363 Anik Caperkid MyCountry & buckethead for tapping the <love it> button for yet one more of my 'weird elec-tricial boxes'?!! :-) ...
  24. Hi Kimi and welcome to CW -- check this other post here for good clues as to what your 'key' is. Also, please consider showing us more pics of "all the skeleton keys" from your grandfather??!! ;-) :-...
  25. My belated THANK YOUS for your <love it>s to aura, blunderbuss2, vetraio50,fortapache,TassieDevil,pw-collector, Caperkid, and antiquerose!! ...memories, indeed... ;-) :-)
  26. Thanks for commenting buckethead -- I agree with ya, absolutely love the 'door art' on this switch! This 'orange bulldog' now keeps watch over my computer room from his perch on the bookshelf, instea...
  27. HOW COOL that this has survived so long, in its package even??!! I bet this must have been the exact kind of battery that came with my K-mart radio: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/235600...
  28. From a time long before "LP records" and "album jackets", I've also always enjoyed the spectacular cover art which can be found on old sheet music too. One must imagine that, even back then, having t...
  29. My favorite is the glass kitty too (as lovely as the brooch is) since I could rather easily find her (I'm feeling...looks like a little 'her' to me anyways?) a spot to sit in a sunny windowsill or som...
  30. THANKS SO VERY MUCH to: valentino97 TassieDevil IronLace jscott0363 purvis EJW-54 fortapache Brunswick Anik Caperkid buckethead iggy clockerman Tigra Beachbum58 shughs & chrissylov...
  31. I'm betting it'll go UP...maybe even "SKY HIGH"...??? ;-) :-) :-)
  32. I'm with 'ya Rivertrout -- I wouldn't even *think* about 'repainting' it or otherwise altering its current original (just once, as you point out) appearance -- the only question I'd have (if it were m...
  33. More thanks for Mr.Been-Bodybuilding (what an *interesting* avatar pic you have?!) and shughs for your <love-it>s! (finally?) Came across this website today which seems to indicate that ECOA is s...
  34. And now many more THANKS to lzenglish, Manikin, blunderbuss2, oldpeep, ttomtucker, Brunswick, Chevelleman69, leighannrn, and buckethead for your continued <love its>!! I am SO GRATIFIED that all ...
  35. Gotta add a <love it> for the 8-track tape cartridge -- such a completely *dreadful* format they were, which makes any survivors today all that much more rare?! ;-) :-) I don't think I have any of ...
  36. My slightly belated thanks SO MUCH to Trey, fortapache, racer4four, TassieDevil, GeodeGem, & gargoylecollector for your <likes> and <loves>!!! I've just added an EDIT for a new photo, having final...
  37. Agreeing w/the others, how very SAD...he was indeed way-cute. Can't hit the <love> button for such an 'event', but will use <like> instead, for support...
  38. WOW -- thanks SO much to: pw-collector dlpetersen officialfuel Anik fortapache jscott0363 freon purvis Beachbum58 SPEEDWAYPICKER Lady_Picker fhrjr2 Horseradishman1 Caperkid nutsabotas...
  39. More THANKS to clockerman, billretirecoll, and dlpetersen for adding your <loves> and comments! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
  40. My most gracious thank-yous to: blunderbuss2, PoliticalPinbacks, racer4four, Efesgirl, Manikin, GeodeGem, TheGateKeeper, & dlpeterson for the <love it>s -- and to PoliticalPinbacks and Budek for yo...
  41. My belated THANKS to: Mrstyndall blunderbuss2 Phonoboy fortapache ho2culcha Caperkid racer4four freon roddyq Irishcollector Hunter oktreedude Collectables59 & Radegunder for your <lo...
  42. Thanks to Shikaka, Mr.Been-Bodybuilding, Collectables59, and MyCountry for adding y'all's <love it>s!
  43. THANKS LOTS to: clockerman antiquerose jscott0363 fortapache & aura for the <loves> of my 'fabulous fifties formica' tray!!! <lol> :-) :-) :-)
  44. What an interesting key, with a very unusual shape and 'cut'. I've never seen anything like it, but just to guess I'd think it might have some industrial/security application...? (a watchman's clock,...
  45. More THANKS to MyCountry, AnnaB, and clockerman for the <love its>! MyC, that Dept/Correction sign is indeed one of my favorites -- of all the widely various 'sponsors' of the State litter collection...
  46. Thanks so much to buckethead, fortapache, PoliticalPinbacks, SEAN68, and (most recently) MyCountry for your fun comments and <love it>s!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) I'm currently a victim of the local ca...
  47. Besides all your other way-too-cool treasures here, I'm still loving that little black ceramic (?) hand thing (a ring holder, or ???) in the middle top of your 1st/4th pics, since the very 1st time I ...
  48. That's actually probably a very valid (and likely interesting?) question vintagelamp...nowadays 'kittypics' are instant, easy, and free -- but in 1910, such would CERTAINLY NOT have been the case...so...
  49. Perfectly content kitty, to himself: "...and the silly human still thinks she's gonna put a flowerpot in this basket. We'll see about THAT..." <LOLOL>
  50. Thanks so VERY much to: clockerman fortapache officialfuel antiquerose jscott0363 Anik purvis & buckethead for all y'alls so-very-quick <love-it>s! Rose -- I absolutely LOVE your s...
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