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My profile picture is a long-lost object of my affection: a 14 karat gold Ladies’ Bulova wristwatch called Her Excellency, Model K, made in 1948. I made the picturMy profile picture is a long-lost object of my affection: a 14 karat gold Ladies’ Bulova wristwatch called Her Excellency, Model K, made in 1948. I made the picture of the watch on my dear mother’s wrist after I gave it to her in 2014. It had belonged to my aunt, then to me, then I gave it to my mother. I knew the watch would come back to me after my mom’s life was over, however, as it can happen with heirlooms, when the time came for me to reclaim the watch, it had vanished. I spent a year scouring web sites for a replacement, to no avail. The only information I have found is a print of a 1948 magazine ad for Bulova watches. The ad pictures the watch, identifies it by name and model letter, states: 21 jewels, yellow 14K gold but also available in white gold. Original price was $59.50. Research let me find out that Bulova made many variations to their watches and some variations were poorly documented or that information has been lost over the years. I actually grieved over the loss of the watch but researching it is what lead me to CW and gave me plenty of other items to think about! I recently retired after a long career as an RN. Now I stay busy with dollhouses and flowers, mainly. (Read more)

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  1. Just an observation about the card: I doubt it is original because the pins are overcrowded, extend beyond the edges of the card, and there are several “extra holes” indicating something else has bee...
  2. Happy Birthday Walter from a lady in Georgia, USA! Keep showing the interesting pocket knives! I’m sure your group has a lot of fun showing and researching all your knives. I have several common on...
  3. My comment was to AnythingObscure, NOT Brunswick....lol!
  4. Lol....keep saying that, I’ve heard we will eventually believe our own lies!! ;-D
  5. Such an incredible loss. I’m so sorry.
  6. I have 2 Codd bottles that I bought in Honolulu at an antique store. The proprietor of the store said they likely arrived in the islands aboard a trading ship. One is marked Wray and Ward, Mancheste...
  7. Thank you for sharing the photos and story of your father. What an amazing man, so many talents and strengths! He facial features did not change much over the years...adorable cute little boy to han...
  8. Were the cups intended to be suspended from the bowl rim with S-hooks? The points on the rim look fragile but since it has survived 4 generations without breaking any, I wonder if the cups have al...
  9. I love yard art! This cast iron piece of yours is beautiful just as it is! I’m not a pack rat or hoarder but I probably have a tendency for that....I hang on to all sorts of little things that will ...
  10. On your measurements where you state “circumference”, surely you mean “diameter”. They are beautiful and interesting. Could you photograph them out of their box and packing material so we can see t...
  11. The “rear” view is priceless!
  12. It’s interesting that the paper carton was patented in 1915; it must have taken quite a while for it to catch on and totally replace the glass bottles. In the 1950s we had home delivery of milk which...
  13. Yes, it is crocheted. My grandmother did this kind of work plus doilies. She must have loved it because she seemed to always be making something. This probably took years to make so she may have ...
  14. I think he looks more Asian....maybe Vietnamese. The profound sadness and worry of his expression would certainly be fitting given the long history of war in Vietnam. I cannot help with that signatu...
  15. Robin, I did see a very similar figurine done in bronze when I Googled Mephostopheles and looked at images. That figurine had almost identical stance, posture, one hoof and one shoe with long pointed...
  16. It looks as if dye from the black threads “bled” onto the white background. That could have occurred if the scarf had been wet/washed. Yarn/thread is usually “colorfast” but since the age and origin...
  17. Beautiful story and beautiful bell! I’m so glad he was able to stay at home with his loved ones.
  18. MiltonV, thank you for responding! My dad passed away at age 93 just 4 years ago. Over the years, he occasionally talked about the time in Greece with that mission. He was proud of that service an...
  19. Anile2010 has correctly identified the man depicted in the figurine. Many interpretations of Mephostopheles on line are enough to give a person nightmares!
  20. Sorry! It’s Atlas Obscura, not Gastro Obscura!
  21. Just found the article about the shoes: online article on Gastro Obscura, May 2019. The time frame the shoes were worn was from mid 1300s to 1400s England.
  22. His expression doesn’t show him to be especially distressed but his cleft looking goatee style or actual cleft chin is bizarre...gives him a devilish look. Could the garment around his upper torso ...
  23. I also use double sided tape - have 2 rolls in my desk now. Both are Scotch brand.
  24. Keramikos, I just checked my milk bottle for the quantity. It says “third quart liquid” so it’s larger than your half pint. I think my parents just used whole milk in their coffee so we never had cr...
  25. I remember the milk bottles from my elementary school lunch room during 1st or 2nd grade. Then they changed to a self serve dispensing machine where the children poured their own glass of milk...prob...
  26. Lovely necklace. The beads in the “chain” portion are called bicone beads because of their shape.
  27. Will you please post a picture of the back side of the bracelet? Thanks!
  28. What is the word on the pointed end of the iron?
  29. Heath Pike, maybe?? I love the design!
  30. I have an old National cash register which has a name plate attached near the top. I also found info on mine when I removed the cash drawer and saw manufacturing info on the framework. Your cash dra...
  31. I have 4 little boxes identical to yours on their side design and almost identical on the top design. Very beautifully designed with tiny mosaic designs and many pieces that look like MOP. They a...
  32. So hard to tell by the photos but it looks like crewel embroidery.
  33. I’ve never had a thing for dolls but this is fantastic, in my view! I love it! I hope doll experts on this site will know all the details for you.
  34. I can’t even imagine how you feel after losing part of your wood stove! I have a different brand than yours and, thank goodness, have all the parts. Twice, over the years, I’ve come across stoves li...
  35. Ms.CrystalShip, Thank you for your comment and for validating the feelings one has when something irreplaceable and dear to them is taken. Whoever has your cameo ring and my watch cannot possibly val...
  36. I had another thought about it’s use: Ladies used to wear a silky head scarf to keep their hair neat when they went outside. It was an essential part of my grandmother’s attire from my earliest memo...
  37. My thoughts about this lovely item: When closed, the 2 sides do not come near each other so how many bills would it take to make a “wad” thick enough to be held snugly in this clip? The littl...
  38. I’m hoping you have a quick recovery! God bless you and your surgical team!
  39. I love how the cat has taken possession of that little cubbyhole....so cute!
  40. This is a very unusual way to attach a stone to a ring. The lateral edges of the scarab looks as if it has been drilled or chipped away, possibly in an effort to make it fit into the setting. And ...
  41. Could be a sprinkler top for water. Back when you had to actually iron your clothes, it helped to sprinkle them with water first so a bit of steam was created by the hot iron to release the wrinkle...
  42. I just came across your post from 4 years ago. I have a tiny iron like yours except mine was made by a different company who, thank goodness, made it clear that it is a child's "toy". Mine is embo...
  43. I have on of these but made of iron. They open to hold hot coals. I’ve never researched mine but I’ve always assumed they were for domestic use (not industrial).
  44. We must have had the same dad!! (Lol) He must have saved every bottle that passed thru his hands- I found a few special ones also but most were too common.
  45. I love the white sea birds on the perimeter of the ship....on first glance, they appear to be waves of water created by the bow. Lovely!
  46. You did not state dimensions. This would not be safe for a baby to wear so maybe it was made for a doll if it’s that small. Is the snap plastic? How about the thread/cord? I doubt this could be ve...
  47. Broochman, that’s terrific! So glad the mystery is solved!
  48. Inca eagle?
  49. Beautiful!!
  50. Great shirt you’re wearing!!
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