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OlofZ

Stockholm, Sweden

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Antique chest  - Furniturein Furniture
Antique dresser, chest of drawers.  - Furniturein Furniture
My great great grandfather - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Antique ruby diamond ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Von Schierholz figurine #713 - Figurinesin Figurines
Glass container with silver top, unknown maker - Silverin Silver
Mystic device - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware

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  1. 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:/...
  2. Really cool collection!
  3. Item 2 - Order of the Black Star (Benin) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Black_Star
  4. Slicing the Sunday roast, I presume...
  5. Nice! An outer flowerpot? That's what I would use it as, anyway.
  6. Makes me think of the republican party, but I may be way off...
  7. Really cool! I read about Company F and Racine 1881-1883. My only problem is that this art style is so typical Art Nouveau, I doubt it's designed in 1880's, rather 15-20 years later. Just a subjective...
  8. i.e. there looks to be some text below "Rochdale Co."
  9. Nice photo! Believe it says UNION HOTEL on the centre building and a last name --LUSING, Prop (as in propietor) on the Meat Market building. Agree the parasol says Dry Goods & Groceries and Rochdale...
  10. This one's from 2001. https://www.squiggly.com/us/en/swatch-bijoux-prismatic-red-and-crystals-pendent-jpr0001.htm
  11. This might be a clue. https://poshmark.com/listing/Swatch-jewelry-set-ring-and-necklace-59877f2a5a49d0d60208377b
  12. Most likely model number.
  13. The flaws in the casting of the tag (the spots and indents) make me a bit leery...
  14. Thanks, always fun to solve a mystery! Here are R&B’s date marks: http://www.925-1000.com/RB_Date_Code.html
  15. Nice! Real deal indeed... Made by Reed & Barton, Taunton Massachusetts. Date mark 1947.
  16. Looks like 1989. At least Copyright. I found a bird on Ebay from 1962 by the same company.
  17. Don't know, seems to be up to the post office itself to decide. "Pray for peace" was the most popular, started in 1954 and used throughout 60's and 70's. Here's some history on the slogans. http://fsu...
  18. http://www.postmarks.org/members/examples/pfp_corn.jpg
  19. The stamp is "PRAY FOR PEACE"
  20. That Dallmeyer lens is very rare, and looks to be in a really nice condition! I know there are adapters to fit these to Canon or Nikon. Worth quite a bit to enthusiasts. What does the serial number s...
  21. Sounds like a bargin! Nice find!
  22. I would guess 1920-30's for the bidet, and the stand a bit older. Not really the site for an appraisal but if you bought it at an auction, I guess that's roughly what it's worth! I haven't seen the ma...
  23. But now I see the stand doesn't fit. I would guess the stand is older, that's why I got confused with the legs. The original bidet probably was made of porcelain. When that broke it was replaced by a ...
  24. Not for washing babies, but for your private parts rather! It's a bidet :) Enameled washware came into production late 1800's. The legs feel a bit younger, post-victorian but not sure...
  25. Could the number on the bottle indicate 1979? It's the new bottle post 1977 at least. It does seem to have been in rotation for quite some time. If 14 years for the bottle before last re-filling is a ...
  26. Here's one from Czechoslovakia. But I agree, it's close to Germany :) https://img.tradera.net/images/405/255970405_053e9759-3594-4ef1-9960-392310d2d639.jpg
  27. How did you search? I just typed: Mississauga "king products" This is the first google hit: http://www.companylisting.ca/King_Products_and_Solutions_Inc/default.aspx 'Original designers/manufact...
  28. Just google the patent number. "us patent 241747" And Ye shall find! http://www.google.com.pg/patents/USD241747
  29. What makes you think it would be German?
  30. Nice, would be hard to trace... 48 millimeter I guess. Is it just short of 2"?
  31. It's part of an old trunk as shown in drawings for a patent "Improvement in Trunk-Fixtures". Item I, "a weighted, self-acting hook or catch which engages with a suitable pin or projection to hold the...
  32. Found this: Prior to about 1900, marked "Disston & Morss". Joab Morss was Henry Disston's partner from 1867-1879. When he passed away, Disston & Morss became a Division of H. Disston & Sons from then...
  33. I can read DISSTON & MORSS KEYSTONE TOOLWORKS PHILAD'A. Should give you a few google hits!
  34. H Howede would be my guess. And yes, even I can see that it's a metal candlestick holder :)
  35. A Credit union or Bank, plenty of Google hits!
  36. Nice find! A wax seal stamp, for sure. Since the seal has quite common elements, think there's a crown, a spread eagle and a griffin, it's tough to do a search. Family crest or a military seal.
  37. Fancy ink wells for the office desk?
  38. This is Robert Arbuthnot's grandfather William Arbuthnot's letter of membership of the Freemason Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel). Don't know if the Freemasons give out medals to new members. Maybe ...
  39. Maybe it was never there. It's not so common with markings on furniture of this age, is my impression at least. From the 1920-30's and on you would more likely find some markings though.
  40. Rough and sturdy, really has got its charms... Oak it seems. Judging from the drawers and handles 1940's would be my guess. So more vintage rather than antique.
  41. Just a guess, Watercolour palette. Water in the middle and four colours in the pots. Something like this but with lids? http://www.asianbrushpainter.com/white-lotus-porcelain-palette.html
  42. http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/Edmond_Hyde_Parker
  43. Thanks for posting, I transcribed: Dear Lady Arbuthnot, I have hesitated to write before feeling it might only pain you but Mrs Napier tells me you are so splendidly brave and full of courage that I...
  44. I think they're called Bachelor's chest. Used in small bachelor pads (that probably din't have any table) as a multi-purpose furniture. My gut feeling is 1890-1910. That's just a guess without seeing ...
  45. Unsure about the veneered inside of the folding table top. Perhaps cherry wood...
  46. Beuatiful! Veneered walnut burl indeed. Probably mahogany veneer in between the large walnut squares. The frame around the front of the drawers looks like oak. Hard to tell more without seeing the ins...
  47. Greek letters so the maker should be spelled HMH with the Western alphabet
  48. Very old post, but that stamp is for Cyprus. So you can mark mystery solved! https://www.antiquers.com/threads/help-with-origin-maker-on-830-silver-bowl.4374/
  49. That's what I come to think of as well, a helmet. Inspired by the Vendel period or Viking age, scandinavian or Baltic sea region.
  50. I don't now about the factory being destroyed. Maybe it was hit but it didn't really have an impact on the business. They were a large manufacturer of army vehicles throughout the WWII and the tractor...
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