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South Texas near Alamo area

Collection comes from many items collected in early childhood and later, metal detector finds, some dug items, garage sales,goodwill stores , and some relics handed Collection comes from many items collected in early childhood and later, metal detector finds, some dug items, garage sales,goodwill stores , and some relics handed down by my father and grandfather. Anything that was interesting or that I could take apart. (Read more)

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FOUND MILITARY PROJECTILE MEASURES  36  about millimeter diameter  . - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
KEROSENE LAMP WITH REFLECTOR  - Lampsin Lamps
VALENTINE  1940's - Cardsin Cards
SMALL VASE - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Hardware Store Scales - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
RADIAC  RADIATION METER - Electronicsin Electronics
VERY OLD LIQUOR BOTTLES FULL - Bottlesin Bottles
CAST IRON MAILBOX - Officein Office
WW2 Japanese Lab Stadard - Electronicsin Electronics
WESTON PRIMARY LAB STANDARD - Electronicsin Electronics

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  1. Hi Tlynne1942 Thanks for the comment! I had it appraised about 2 years ago and they gave me a value between 550 to 700 If it was placed at an auction. I was told it dates to some time in the 30...
  2. Pardon ,I left out the o in Loumanal.
  3. Lumanal Thanks for the information on this lamp. I have never seen a chimney secured like this. I think too much pressure would crack the chimney The reflector is not polished, and all ears as tho i...
  4. Thank you for your comment. My teacher made a mailbox out of cardboard with a slot on top to drop the valentines in. On Valentine's Day it was opened and the names called out. School Days back t...
  5. SpiritBear The trenchwatches had hands that were painted with radium. They stopped glowing because the phosphor was damaged by the radium. The Radium still had it's full 1600 year half life. So It ...
  6. Radium 226 has a half life of 1600 years, There are many isotopes of radium ,some last a few years, or days or seconds There was a scrap dealer in Mexico who obtained a medical radiation instrument...
  7. SpiritBear I have not seen a wwI trench watch. many u WWII watches indicated very little radiation. I scanned some instruments in a WWII German F190 that showed a Good radiation level but not com...
  8. I noticed that the left handle has a metal part secured near he hinge point. In order to use there I seems to me that when something is grasped the handles should be close together. I have used ice to...
  9. SpiritBear I have checked many radium dial watches and found that none had a reading . Radium has a half life of about 7 years. The latest tritium that have tritium vials show no radiation emitted f...
  10. I think that the picture is upside down. I do not believe they are ice tongs. Could you provid a picture of them closed ,handled together. I may be able to Tess more about them
  11. Hi Billretirecoll Thanks for the comment.
  12. PhilDMorris Thank you for the comment. Those were the days when one could repair things. Now when something breaks ,it is discarded. It may be that some day these landfills will be mined. BD
  13. DecoVoo Thanks for the suggestion. Will look there.
  14. Ha FREEFLIGHT...no it was chase it and hope somebody did not see it land. I did finally get into remote control but it used a rubber band escapement rudder only . It was very hard to control or tel...
  15. Hi PostCardCollector Thanks for the interesting comments. I thought that 50 percent was too much. Also I would not know what he sold it for BD
  16. I though so too.
  17. Pardon 67.5 VOLT B Battery!
  18. Nice condition like new, Can you tell me where I can find a 67.5 voly battery , I need one for mine. Thank You
  19. Hi Gillian Thank you for the comment. I appreciate the correction. Will try to Edie it. BD.
  20. Thanks for the comment. I also had a Burgess M5 that I traded a motorbike for. I never had a way to mount and run it. Finally sold it on EBAY. I wish that I had a picture of it.
  21. Clmason456 Thanks for the info. We did not know that
  22. Efesgirl Will try.
  23. efesgirl I have read where some persons in the isles are finding treasures in the fields. Beautiful treasures in the fields ,date back to Saxons days? Thanks for the comment. , I did not expect s...
  24. The Native American art is so enchanting. Each piece has it's own character. I think that each item reflects what the artist was thinking. Not like mass produced stuff we see everywhere. T...
  25. Hi Blunderbuss I figured that there were tons of that ammo. At an army base near here there was a dumping ground where they dumped loads of ammo and a lot of stuff. When I was 13 or so I went there ...
  26. Thanks Ttomtucker I had been told that one center star was a combat jump. Thanks for the confirmation.
  27. Hi Scottvez The back is not marked and there are the 2 wires that hold the star in place. I will try to get the back picture on.
  28. Hi Tassy Thank you for the comment. Yes it nice to go out metal detecting . Hard to find places to go these days.
  29. Lois Yes The things I find at goodwill I sell on EBAY. My wife goes with me and we both know the value of items that are there. She bought a large box of Jadite some time back for$ 19.99. almost 2...
  30. I enjoyed your comments very much. I used to go to second hand stores, some garage sales, flea markets,good will stores. At a flea market I found a person who had 8 cartons of 1964 Philadelphia Gum ...
  31. Incidentally near my house which was on the outskirts was the city trash dump,open pit. We used to go there and find interesting things. Lots of letters and picture postcards from all over the world. ...
  32. Greetings PosrCardCollector Thank you for the comment, The paper caps are still sold in this Texas town. I may be wrong but the powder in caps is not ordinary black powder. It is sensitive to shock...
  33. Hi When you squeeze take leg or body , does it feel very firm, or soft like a cotton filled article. Many of those stuffed toys were filled with something like fine sawdust. If filled with sawdust it...
  34. Thanks for the comment. Yes we did a lot of things.if you remember ladyfingers you must be about the same age as I am.. Best reguards
  35. Thanks Blunderbuss
  36. Very nice. I ASSUME THAT IT HAS A HIGH VALUE AS IT IS ONE OF THE EARLIER DESIGNS I found one like that, but the 3 foot dia ,in an overgrown vacant lot.Also the 4 letters in blue spell GULF
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