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57 year old timer who likes to collect different things. I like watches, pens and knives, and anything else unusual that catches my eye ! I just really like old stuf57 year old timer who likes to collect different things. I like watches, pens and knives, and anything else unusual that catches my eye ! I just really like old stuff. I go to a lot of flea markets with my wife, and that is usually where I find alot of my items. (Read more)


  1. Hi zcollet, I haven't been on this site in quite awhile, and I was surprised when I was notified I had a comment on this item. I had to search thru a box of vintage post cards and was able to find th...
  2. Hey blunderbuus2, It looks like you have been finding some really cool treasures since hurricane season! Keep looking, I am sure you will find some more "goodies". I hope you are doing well, I still e...
  3. Sorry about the name mix up, I should have said "slackjack", not slapjack!
  4. Hi Teachjodi97 and Welcome to collectors Weekly! This is definitely a micrometer as identified by slapjack. It appears to be an older one, and nicely made.The majority of the micrometers on the marke...
  5. Hi LaurenRedmon, Your black box does look to have a lacquer coating on it. I have a couple similiar to this one but they are actually "Russian" from the research I have done. Google "russian lacquer ...
  6. You are very welcome! I am always amazed at your work. You are truly TALENTED!!! Thrifty
  7. Yep, this is one of my favorite post! I still have it. Thanks for checking in, Thrifty
  8. Thanks for the love PhilDMorris, Definitely were a cool item back in the day...
  9. BEAUTIFUL!!! Thrifty
  10. Good morning artfoot, These are soooo cool! I am trying to figure out exactly where and who might have had these sitting around to use. I probably would have !!! It definitely makes for an "odd" Chic...
  11. You're right, there does seem to be a few folks missing... and I do have a few things I would like to post. It seems like I work all of the time with no time for "fun" stuff. I am definitely looking f...
  12. Hi Manikin! I have missed you too! I have been trying to reconnect with everyone for a little while... good seeing you posting! I am well and I hope all is well with you. This is a really interesting ...
  13. Phatbudda, your items are always awesome! It is hard to believe some of the things people throw away. I am wondering if your last item is a statue of Neptune... he is always associated with the sea. I...
  14. Hi Wayward, Back when I was younger, I would have said the beginning of a "bong", haha. Talk to you later. Thrifty
  15. Hi Burnsub, welcome to CW! I just came across your post and did a little digging. It looks like you have the bottom part of a silver plated tea strainer. There is a small bowl type strainer that sits ...
  16. It kind of reminds me of red skelton... at least it isn't "IT" ! Thrifty
  17. Hey Manikin, I'm really glad to see you stop by! I was hoping to hear from you! I hope that everything has been going well for you. I am looking forward to being back in the "collecting community" Ta...
  18. Thanks for the love Mystaplers and Blunderbuss2!
  19. Ft. Jefferson is about 70 miles west from Key West in the Dry Tortugas National park. It has a moat around it so this probably isn't it. I have been there a few times and I also do not remember the to...
  20. Blunderbuss2, you are absolutely right about the river! It was the Chattooga river, the "crown jewel of the south". I'm not sure about the people that live on it, I just know that some people probably...
  21. Thanks for the love Daddy_Nobucks, and Vetraio50, much appreciated, Thrifty
  22. Thanks for the love PoliticalPinback, roddyq, fortapache!
  23. Hey PoliticalPinbacks, I was hoping you would stop by and check out my post. I knew that you would appreciate it! You have some great posts of your own! You are right about pricing, it really doesn'...
  24. Hey blunderbuss2, This is an awesome banjo... you are a man of many skills!!! Everytime I see a bango, I think of the movie "Deliverance" haha. Have you ever seen it? It stars Burt Reynolds and a cou...
  25. Actually, this isnt a wheat penny. Wheat pennies were minted from 1909 to 1958. They changed over to the memorial after that. It also looks like someone may have been doing some drilling on this one. ...
  26. Hey nutsabotas6, Sorry it took me so long to get back on here, I was off the grid for a while due to work! I am glad to see that you are still posting. I am looking forward to reconnecting with ever...
  27. Thanks for the love roddyq, officialfuel, ho2cultcha, surfdub66, vetraio50! I'm really glad to see others on here that have an appreciation for things that go "boom". Thrifty
  28. Thanks for all of the loves artfoot, PoliticalPinbacks, freon, fortapache, Daddy_Nobucks, iggy, and Irishcollector! I also just wanted to say that the "y" chromosome definitely likes "loud" noises. Th...
  29. Hey PoliticalPinbacks, It is amazing what we did as kids in the 60's and 70's. I remember almost putting an eye out, fractured bones, skins and bruises, etc., and never once blaming anyone or anythi...
  30. Hey blunderbuss2, I wasn't trying to give you a premature send off, but I do think this is an appropiate "blunderbuss2 item!" I hope you will be around for a long, long time because it would not be t...
  31. Thanks for the love brunswick and bobby725!
  32. Thank you for the love bijoucaillouvintage!
  33. Thanks much for the love Daddy_Nobucks and officialfuel!
  34. Thanks for the love! roddyq, brunswick, vetraio50, fortapache. SpiritBear, swampdogg,
  35. Thank you SpiritBear for the love and the warm greeting! I am looking forward to hanging out and shooting the breeze! I have read most of your postings and find them to be very, very good! Looking for...
  36. Hey blunderbuss2, really good to be talking to you again! You really know how to set the bar high when it comes to comparisons! I definitely plan on hanging around and reconnecting with everyone again...
  37. Hi kamikaze, The "bird" design on your service pin is actually the emblem of the U.S. Army. This looks like a pin that would be awarded for "10" years of service in the army. I have seen similiar pin...
  38. Hey Tom61375, This is a cool posting for me considering that I found a black Stardust casino ashtray Saturday at the thrift store for .50cent. They had a 50% sale going on so my total cost was .25. N...
  39. You are very welcome tom61375! Hope you have a good night. Thrifty
  40. As you would say tom61375, "I dig it!"lol. Thrifty
  41. Thank you valentino97 for the love! Thrifty
  42. Thank you geo26e for the love! Thrifty
  43. Thank you antiquerose for the love and for stopping by! Thrifty
  44. Thank you Manikin so much for the love and comments! Glad to be posting again, and I hope to post some that are worth looking at! It is always good to hear from you friend, and I look forward to your ...
  45. Thanks nutsabotas6 for the love and nice comment. It's good hearing from you, looking forward to getting back and checking out everyone's post's. I need to check out some of your latest finds to! Talk...
  46. Thanks Virginia.vintage for the love and nice comments. I have also always enjoyed Japanese items, and the work that they put into them. Talk to you later, Thrifty.
  47. Thanks surfdub66 for the love and for stopping by. Talk to you later,Thrifty
  48. Thanks SEAN68 for the love and for stopping by. Hope you are doing well, talk to you later, Thrifty
  49. Thanks antiquerose for the love and for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it. Talk to you later, Thrifty.
  50. Thanks moonstonelover21 for the love and for stopping by! Good hearing from you again. Talk to you later, Thrifty
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