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West Michigan on the Lake-Shore

I'm a young adult writer and collector from Michigan. My main collecting interests are pre-WW1 labeled bottles, postcards, and plates. In my profile picture is RhoadI'm a young adult writer and collector from Michigan. My main collecting interests are pre-WW1 labeled bottles, postcards, and plates. In my profile picture is Rhoada, who was put down the day after the photo was taken. God blessed me greatly with her. (Read more)

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My Rocking Crib - Furniturein Furniture
Soldiers of Many Nations, C. 1917 - Booksin Books
Aesthetic Plate, C. 1880 - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Hand-Painted Versus Decals!! - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
C. 1870s Blue Transferware Cup & Saucer; Middle Eastern Theme - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Happy 1,985th Anniversary of Easter - Booksin Books
Photochrome: Ye Old Cidermill - Fine Artin Fine Art
Finds in Bibles - Paperin Paper
Antique Bibles, 2 - Booksin Books
Antique Bibles - Booksin Books

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  1. It looks like real talent to me.
  2. The key to dating it is a picture of the top, and information on the seams: do the seams go to the top of the bottle, or do they stop before the "mouth" of the bottle? If the former is true, it's afte...
  3. I'm afraid that the photo is too dark and blurry to see much, which makes for a grainey image, so we will need better photos but, it appears that the top is only tooled, if not machine-made, so it...
  4. The one photo is of crude, inappropriate humour and is offensive. I suggest removing it, as it is not becoming of someone claiming to love the Lord.
  5. It's probably neither junk nor worth auctioning at a auction house, but you'll need clear, quality images and will have to open the back up to see if there's a label, manufacturer, or patent date on...
  6. The research really gave life to the book and post.
  7. Manikin, it was the rocking crib my mother had me in when I was an infant. It's fairly large. It could hold a toddler in length, but he'd fall out of it due to its lower height; so it was meant only f...
  8. Anna, Elanski, thank you; I do greatly dislike it when a tag goes over any part of something fragile-- but it is especially displeasing when it's on the main view. Of course, they didn't know it was s...
  9. We would need to see clear, focused close-ups of the labels, but I doubt it goes back before the 1950s due to its design, the base, the cord. 1920s is highly doubtful since alcohol was illegal in t...
  10. Freiheit, I try to be. Thank you. Anna B, my pleasure. I just see way too many people thinking they have something hand-painted when it's just a lithographed decal. With various chemicals, a litho...
  11. I'm unfamiliar with the film, but I watch few (pretty much no) motion-pictures. Such interesting 'nic-names' you all have. A camel in England? LOL. I know that some camels do live in the cold dese...
  12. Another example of Aesthetic design: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/242088-antique-gilbert-clock-with-spider
  13. Thank you, Malkey. It will also remind me of my friend in Iran. He one day showed me a picture of where he was (desert), and there was a camel off to the side. So I asked a question that had long been...
  14. Old or not, it is an intense desk.
  15. I'd have to see the cap. Reproductions were made a few decades ago, and the only difference was the cap and maker's mark. The mark would be on the bottom or where it tappers in near the base. As for b...
  16. From what appears to be a crack, I would suggest it was unevenly heated by a fire or torch. One can slowly deform a bottle in a camp-fire. Usually, in a bottle that deformed in a mould, it merely sink...
  17. The shape looks like a chemical bottle. Google Books has references in the early 1900s to an international Sanatogen, not Sanitogen, Co. that made chemicals and bulk drugs.
  18. LOL. I typically wake up somewhere in the 3 AM range. It's not a problem, for I have to be up by 4:20 AM anyway. But, it sure would be nice to sleep till my alarm went off.
  19. That's a long alarm. Mine only goes about 40 seconds!
  20. I don't think it's wall-paper. If it were, they'd not have cut off bodies at the sides (mostly, the dog's butt on the left) because you cannot match it up with the next roll. I think it's lithographed...
  21. Regardless of how tired I was, I never had desire to throw my alarm clock-- neither when I had modern ones, nor with current antique one I use though it ticks louder than I talk and screams sky-high w...
  22. Mrstyndall, God is good and His love endures forever. It'll be so wonderful to one day leave here and be with Him forever. But, for now, there is work to do: We must apply His Word and be applied by H...
  23. Thank you, Malkey. It's been an emotional Easter this year. jscott0363, thank you. Happy Easter to you as well.
  24. Even the crocuses have yet to bloom here: And they always bloom first. Happy Easter. Jesus lives. :)
  25. Most people would just think it's a photo. Few people can distinguish a photochrome from a normal photograph or a high-colour hand-touched photo (the antique store owner thought it was a chromolithogr...
  26. Yeah, but I didn't like it's $20 price-tag. So, I waited a while for it to come down a bit (a year). Now I need to find a place to hang it. The problem is, I need to hang it away from sunlight and dir...
  27. As for what a magic lantern is, it's an early projector which causes the image to expand into a seemingly life-size projection on a screen or wall. Early ones were flame-powered. Most later ones were ...
  28. It's certainly an interesting box.
  29. That it says, in English, 'made in Italy' puts it at after the year 1920.
  30. It looks great.
  31. The stickers are a dead give-away for its recent make, but another give-away is the fact that it's blown/pressed into a mould by a machine. The cavern inside where the handles were blown tells us that...
  32. Are they glass or plastic? What markings are on the bottom?
  33. It's a syrup or oil bottle made by the Owen-Illinois Glass Co some time in the 1940s or 1950s, I should think; a period or lackthereof right of the 1 would tell you the exact year. https://www.glassb...
  34. Nice son and story. Just to clarify : the 1897 is basically a copyright date, not a date of manufacturing. For example, you see Hemingray insulators with the 1891 patent of their drip points on i...
  35. They appear to be 1950s-1970s.
  36. If the seam on the sides of the bottles continues all the way to the top, it's probably newer than 1910. This style of pill bottle, and this type of threaded cap, is usually an older style (mostly see...
  37. Interesting case design.
  38. The reproductions come in all sorts of varieties-- candy-cane stripes, carnival glass, 'junk filled' (coins, nails, etc)-- whatever looks interesting and intensifies certain aspects of originals (as m...
  39. LOL. PWC's comment sounds like something I'd expect from you, BB. Sean said it, too. ;)
  40. I've never seen a non-wrist-watch from the company. Neat.
  41. Clock 1: Seikosha, a Japanese clock company. Early-mid 1900s. Clock 2: Looks a lot like a New Haven 'gingerbread' clock I have. 1890s-1910s, most likely. If you look on the brass bezel around the fac...
  42. The style of the vase is extremely Art Nouveau, but the painting is scenic and traditional. Interesting combination.
  43. Yeah, but I go on and on forever. I'm curious-- do you get email updates when people comment on your posts? I don't anymore, though my account is set up for me to get them. I had emailed CW, and they...
  44. Just a 'B' is a later Brookfield marking. You see it on a lot of their Beehive insulators. Pyrex also put out what I think is the only iridescent peach insulators that are not modern modifications. ...
  45. I'm pretty sure that it's a reproduction due to the ridges on the base, but it looks well-made. But what does the bottom say? I'm afraid that I cannot read it.
  46. If you're not afraid to lose the back, you might try popping out those rivets, cleaning the inside, and buying a new dial and mechanism to make, if nothing else, a silent-sweep quartz clock out of you...
  47. It's a colony coral from the hexagonaria family.
  48. I don't know why the Nitre bottle was marked so high. Perhaps they saw another online, and that's what that person was asking for it (asking, not getting, unless for some reason someone really wanted ...
  49. That would be my best guess in period for the white one. In the mid-1900s, they tried making them blend with the sky. Some came in blue. Some came in white. Some came in grey. I'm not sure why it matt...
  50. Sometimes I wonder if they're mid-century reproductions, like most '1901 Oldsmobiles' and several other vintage reproduction cars are. Car collecting took off in the 1950s.
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