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Antique chest  - Furniturein Furniture
Antique dresser, chest of drawers.  - Furniturein Furniture
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  1. //since you visit me - //
  2. Love old letters! This is what I can read, maybe someone can fill in the blanks: ----- Dear Ada, (May 4/95) You ? ? I am intrigued that you did not get my letter I have written you. A long 6 page...
  3. I'm thinking more like cute signs for Mens / Ladies. At least the boy peeing I've seen on bathroom doors in the sixties/seventees
  4. Yes, probably a bear. https://www.ebay.ie/itm/CARVED-WOOD-MUSICAL-CIGARETTE-BOX-ASHTRAY-MATCH-STAND-BEAR-MOULIN-ROUGE-SONG-/172427644847
  5. Fantastic, just realized I had one of these in the 70's. Nostalgia! Monza is the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit in Italy. The car's classification and specs must adhere to rules called Formula 1. http...
  6. There are a few hits on google, have you seen this one? So, the company was established 1870 and merged with another one 1930, so that narrows it a bit. http://commercialoverprints.com/henry-barker-sm...
  7. Beautiful! So well carved. One mistake and it would be ruined. I read the inscription "With a cheerful mind, take a pinch" (of snuff )
  8. It probably should read "Sic Currite ut Comprehendatis", a Latin motto. Roughly "Run to win" or rather "So run, that ye may obtain". Don't know if that helps you a lot though, but now you know! :)
  9. Divorced in the 70's Nobody wanted the cake! :) Amazing what you can find on the internet: David H Rhinelander, born Jun 1935 Massachusetts, Divorced 20 Jan 1976 in Connecticut Education Level: 4 ...
  10. https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Beethoven-Hadyn-Wall-Plaque-Bas-Relief-Sculptures-Set-1487-/302754693472?hash=item467d960160
  11. Dear old Ludvig van Beethoven. 100%. Grumpy stern face, collar straight up and that thick hair.
  12. Part of a wash-stand: https://www.diggerandmojo.com/en-GB/sold-recently/-antique-victorian-washstand/prod_10146#.W4kAdl62Gbg
  13. Could be earlier 1880's, look at this site under Brown Westhead Moore Hereford: https://www.blueandwhite.com/museum.asp?m=Brown
  14. Here's a better resolution of the logo: https://images.auctionet.com/uploads/item_565674_21c4e56533.JPG
  15. The maker is JC Brown Westhead Moore & Co, "BWM Co". The series is Hereford. C:a 1900-1950
  16. Another Collector here has one! https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/160769-inherited-pipe
  17. Cool! For holding an oil lamp. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/rare-patented-adjustable-oil-lamp-wall-bracket
  18. Many attempts out there... https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/222077-sea-captains
  19. Yes, indeed looks like KKK but KKK's pointed hat was inspired by the capirote, worn by religious brotherhoods in Spain during the Holy Week, so the writing on the box may be true. The KKK most likely ...
  20. Interesting! What does it say on the shiny tube on the side? Seems to be some text there...
  21. Nice, and in quite playable condition, too it sems! It's a 1-row diatonic, so different notes on push and on pull. Think it was made by the same company that made "Empress Accordeon". Looks very simil...
  22. Hi! I stumbled upon "pigpen cipher" the other day and came to think of your postcard. Your actual key is of course hard to guess but here's the principle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigpen_cipher...
  23. Does it say Made in Czechoslovakia where the mouthpiece should be?
  24. From here: http://www.hofbraeuhaus.de/en/welcome.html
  25. Nice! I agree, could be a sketchy one quickly made by him for a friend. On the fly.
  26. There's a Yuri Kuzmin that paints a lot of rainy street scenes but the style is different. His signature: https://images.aspireauctions.com/auctions/2009FEB/large/25579-06.jpg ...and a Nikolay Kuzmin...
  27. I'm not sure I see the connection either graphically especially since the first painting has a different name in the signature. At least it's a Russian name on the second, "A. V. Kuzmin" if you want t...
  28. Nice! Silverplated, made by Atkin Brothers, Sheffield after 1853
  29. Really hard to tell and anything is a guess but that type of fake antique finish was popular in the late '80s. That's my guess. Maybe made in the UK, take a look at Bevan-Funnell e.g. and similar comp...
  30. Molds for chocolates and maple syrup sweets, etc. The round mold is for easter eggs I guess.
  31. Should be spelled Eloi Bouscay Jr. There's a Bouscay Street in Norwalk, Ohio. Probably namned after him.
  32. Nice! Patented by Eloi Bousgay, Norwalk, Ohio. http://www.google.al/patents/US176917
  33. Nice! Not Dutch writing though. "Z. Zmynkay-" or similar. Looks more like a slavic language, Polish, Czech or similar. The date, 2 Luyi 1882, or something is definitely not Dutch, Dutch has basically ...
  34. Look at the European countries' borders, Yugoslavia for instance, and compare with history. Changed a lot during the 20's, 30s and 40's.
  35. Here's another pair, perhaps from the same manufacturer: https://www.terapeak.com/worth/vintage-ornate-brass-bird-claw-ice-tongs-made-in-montagnana-italy/381710809640/
  36. Really cool find! Without any silver marks, I would guess silver plated brass.
  37. Intriguing indeed! I have seen "Not yet but soon" as a greeting to couple expecting a child. But it could of course have some quirky second meaning. There was an election 1912, right? Maybe a slogan f...
  38. ...and another one. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/101361-eating-utinsels-with-casing
  39. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/106495-vintage-meat-carving-sets
  40. Meat cutlery, meat fork for the Sunday roast. Not necessarily that old...
  41. It's truly stunning... Here's a similar: https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/collectibles-curiosities/nautical-objects/17th-century-dutch-oak-sea-chest/id-f_5617303/
  42. Beautiful! Looks real to me. Iacobus, i.e. Jacob. Oak wood. If you want to use it as a wine rack, can you keep it untouched and still insert a custom made wine rack whilst keeping the chest intact? Ma...
  43. Found it: US Army 555th Airborne Field Artillery https://www.popularpatch.com/army/field-artillery-patches/555th-airborne-field-artillery-battalion-patch
  44. Found the same on a cap, no explanation though. https://www.ebay.ie/itm/US-Military-Unit-Designation-Peace-Through-Victory-SnapBack-Ball-Cap-Hat-Red/132385178770?hash=item1ed2c58492:g:Qy0AAOSw~I5Zi6t0
  45. Looks like a threading tool set
  46. Tenure in Vietnam was measured in days and a soldier who was “short-timer”, had less than 99 days to go. Being “short-timer” was a measure of stature. The goal was off course boarding the “Freedo...
  47. Looks like Valdemar du Lantz, Valdemar du Sants or something along that line.
  48. Regardless of its content, I doubt the 23rd printing would make the book particularly rare. First editions usually would, in this case 1938.
  49. It's the current Royal coat of Arms of UK. Since mid 1800's. Don't know if that particular design with the surrounding stars as opposed to the motto that's normally there signifies anything special or...
  50. This post claims they were made by "Life at Home", later bought by Loblaws. I don't know. I haven't found any other support for this. Maybe far fetched? Something to consider at least... https:/...
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