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OK, TorD ~ I think I understand now. Had me excited there for a while. I showed it to a man from China who confirmed much of what you've shared. A cute tchotchke, but not a peanut (much less pearl)...
OK... so, in looking around the interweb, I'm wondering if this might be a form of scroll weight used on a scholar's desk? Any thoughts?
Thanks for the info, ToD ~ are you saying that date is firm based on the characters shown? How incredible that BOTH nuts survived joined for that long! So, were peanuts native to China then? I k...
I just had a head-slapping 'd'oh!' moment. It's a tie rack without the metal arms. Carry on...
Thanks for the reply, terryleon. So - any hint of the result of the patent search? "Battleship" ranks quite high on my personal list of 'best all-time board games'. If this represents some of the ...
Let's start with this: How much did they give you to take the set away? (sorry.... couldn't resist....) On the street, outside a bar at closing time on a Saturday night - you might get a buck a bot...
I second Rico's opinion. Mint errors can go for stupid money. With that said, is it an inclusion, a delamination, or did someone spill some solder on it years ago? Can't tell from the photos.
Dimensions would be helpful along with a front-end view. That said, looks like a Wyandotte Stake Truck ca. 1930-40s
Business card holder for a CJ sales representative?
That's impressive! But where's the backstory? Is this in your possession? And if so, how did that happen? Curious people want to know....
A man's bedpan for the sick room? Just tryin' to think outside the box here.
Sigh! Mildred was born in 1883 (making this item likely from the turn of the century) and died with a last name of Jeffries. Charles apparently struck out.
Given that Wrentham has a "Proctor Mansion" B&B today, sounds like Mr. Clampett knew he needed to make a splash to get the attention of a prized 'catch' back in the day. I'm not a girl, but it would ...
Well, I think I got the definitive word on this item - it is a piece of 'provincial' Chinese porcelain, probably from the second half of the 19th Century. Interesting, but not particularly valuable a...
A quick peek at Home Depot's site shows they sell 2x4' mahogany plywood panels ('african' not specified) for $20 a pop. Cost to cover a 12x20' room? About $1444.00 today. My guess is that is a ...
Well, I suppose with a willing buyer... but I can pick up a copy on Abebooks for $10.
I figured it was, rockbat, but after 400 years of wear, I wasn't sure. (assuming it is indeed sukhothai) So, does that mean it MUST be a vase base, or did they have another intent?
Just looked again - what part of your 'little man' do you speak into?
Our local paper just started re-running BB in the comics section!?! I guess Steve Canyon wasn't available.....
As to cleaning a porcelain sign, IMO, there's not much chance of damage with simple soap & water and a synthetic scrub pad (but start with the sponge side). If the problems aren't removed by one scru...
I have no idea, but would be interested to know.
What prices we pay for vanity, huh Celiene?
OK.... I'm wrong. These are NOT morticians' eye caps. They are actually pre-1950 contact lenses! They are made of rigid blown glass with dimple in the center that was filled with a saline solution....
Thanks all for the love. I meant to add that the folks I got this from "thought" they had a vase to match, but couldn't put their hands on it while I was there. I mention it because the ring on the...
You know, I have cultivated a friendly relationship with the local quickymart staff for exactly this kind of situation - I run things by them and they can usually at least give a general interpretatio...
I second that emotion, Celiene! Past is prologue, but only if we are willing to learn from it.
My thanks for your input, Ibc. But it has left me wondering how a WA state bottle ended up all the way over in Indiana....
thanks for those links, Antiquerose - some I had checked out, some I missed... but one was a bingo! Turns out the DT plate designation is not, contrary to what I had been told, for a 'dairy truck...
Is this too esoteric a question for this site? Can anyone suggest another message board or chat room that could provide me some help?
I wanted to add that my research has uncovered that WA issued plates with letter county codes that year, but the lists I've seen do not include the two-letter combos contained on these plates. I'm as...
Oh goody! Now I'm a millionaire! Seriously - thanks for the solution. Much appreciated.
Oh yeah - the 'romance' of a road trip! Imagine the pressure that driver was under to find an alternative source of transport at 0-dark-thirty to get Guy and the guys to the gig on time! The dude ea...
Nothing particular to add, except.... RIP, Ringling Bros. :(
This is a dry-chemical fire extinguisher from the Chicago, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, which went out of biz (under that name) around 1980. You pump the handle to spray the fire. Probably pre-196...
Keep hunting - and better luck next time! You gotta dig thru a lot of rusty nails for each silver quarter, sure - but it's the thrill of the chase that matters.
Looks like someone beat you to the 'redo' bit. I say go for it - it shouldn't harm the value, which is lessened by the missing handle(s) anyway.
If you have ever tried to use nails to frame in a picture, this is the tool to have!
One person's opinion: I wouldn't worry overmuch about any repairs or renovations. Dome-top trunks aren't particularly popular unless one has a TON of room in your house and want one for blanket stor...
Again, I'm bumping just because I can. Still looking for suggestions as to maker.
I'm bumping this just because I love this display so much. Enjoy with me and Merry Christmas, everybody!
Checking back in to mark this solved thru other sources. Turns out "CBU" is an acronym for (paraphrasing in English) the Civil Defense Guard of Denmark (!) and dates from 1943 to 1950, not WW I. Sti...
Thanks for that link, Celiene, although I have already looked thru similar online lists without finding a likely match. The most appropriate is 'Cluster Bomb Unit', but that ordinance wasn't develope...
I should add that the buttons also have the British crown above the 'CBU' initials....
Thanks for the education, Tassie - since lawn bowls isn't played much here in the USofA, I'm not sure I would have ever figured that out!
Thanks for that input, Scott. From what I have uncovered, cyanotypes were popular in less-populated areas because the process did not take much knowledge of or access to exotic chemicals and was do-...
Thanks for the info on cyanotypes, Scott. I had forgotten that subset of postcards. Like I said to start with, we'll never know for sure the 'real' story on these, but it sure is fun to speculate,...
Yeah, I've got an 'active' imagination, I guess. You two aren't the first ones to make that observation... ;^) The blue tint is uncommon, but not unknown, OGF - I've seen others with that hue. Pr...
Bumping this up for no good reason except I really like it and want to share....
You sure the name Woody Guthrie isn't on the book somewhere? (grin) Perhaps I can help interpret it, SpiritBear ~ It is appropriate (albeit awkwardly done :^) to mix Teddy and FDR given the r...
I just gotta say - there are a lot of people around here with excellent taste! ;^) (Thanks for the love, folks)
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