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My name is Harry. I'm an older sort of poot that has been dealing in antiques and collectibles on some level for most of my life. For 18 years I had a storefront locMy name is Harry. I'm an older sort of poot that has been dealing in antiques and collectibles on some level for most of my life. For 18 years I had a storefront location, for twenty years before that I was regular swap meet seller. The shop closed in 2006 and I've been getting rid of the remainders ever since. Less a collector than an accumulator, I am not an expert on anything but I've seen a lot of stuff. This site has been helpful to me and hopefully I can occasionally return the favor. I appreciate your comments and "loves" for my posts here. Any further discussion - I can be reached at (Read more)


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KRALIK Deco Opalescent handled amber vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Czechoslovakia spatter candle holder - Art Glassin Art Glass
Kralik (?) "Applied Flower" vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
WEN soldering gun and a few other things - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Apollo 11 memorabilia - July 20, 1969 - Advertisingin Advertising
Pre-WWII Japanese Export glass vase with label (Sasaki?) - Art Glassin Art Glass
Difficult Listening 25 - 1950s politics on record - Politicsin Politics
Czechoslovakian spatter with reflective iridescence - Art Glassin Art Glass
Tango orange with enamel decoration - Art Glassin Art Glass
Kralik "Iris" bottom-up spatter vase - Art Glassin Art Glass


  1. Super piece! Kurt Wild, well-known exhibiting potter, long-time faculty member at University of Wisconsin - River Falls, passed away in 2011.
  2. I was fascinated by the rough surface on this plate and wondered how and what foods might be enhanced by this sort of surface. I can add nothing about that but since I had a little time and some refer...
  3. Made in Czechoslovakia - generally attributed to Kralik Glassworks - dates from the 1930s.
  4. Thanks Lisa - I didn't mention a mark because there isn't one. There also is no pontil scar which, to me, means that the hot-work application and the iridescence were done before this was sheared off...
  5. Thanks IronLace - I also thought this a bit unusual. Malkey - always good to hear from you. Wow22 - thank you for the nice comment. Thanks to everyone for the looks and loves.
  6. I think you will find this to be Mexican glass.
  7. The tapa cloth pattern of the jacket is a Hawaiian classic. Styling with blue or green trousers, you'd be a stand-out at the tiki bar.
  8. Great comments. Thanks for the looks and loves.
  9. Sorry, a space seems to make all the difference -
  10. If you are still wondering - this is a Bell Systems precision oil gun 404A. It appears to be missing the needle applicator. For a complete one, see here...
  11. Thanks everyone for the visits and loves.
  12. You might find this of interest -
  13. Thank you for looking.
  14. Maxfield Parrish. The print is titled "Garden of Allah" (as Kevin said above) originally created in 1918. Parrish prints were tremendously popular in the 1920s.
  15. Thank you Karen.
  16. Thank you - I've asked Karen for her opinion but haven't yet received a reply. Morimura is certainly one of my considerations. Sasaki founder's name was Magoichi Shimada and company was founded during...
  17. Adlai Stevenson was born in Los Angeles. There is a famous old cemetery here in LA called Evergreen Cemetery. When I first saw the name I thought they brought him back here. He grew up and lived in Bl...
  18. Alexander "Sasha" Makovkin worked primarily in Northern California, apprenticed with Marguerite Wildenhain at Pond Farm and worked at Heath Ceramics before establishing his own studio. Most pieces wer...
  19. It does look like Hank. Cool shirts.
  20. The tile on this table was made by Taylor Tilery. Taylor Tilery was located in Santa Monica, California from around 1915 until around 1930. I believe these tables were made a little longer than that w...
  21. I'm seeing "...... Blackstone" on the print - the pencil signature looks to read "Barbara" - hope that is helpful. Cool print.
  22. Thanks everyone - Kevin, always good to hear from you.
  23. It makes sense that there might be separate catalogs for retailers and for jobbers - thanks welebub. Thanks everyone for the loves and views.
  24. I should reiterate - it has been a while since I've done any serious searching and have been out of the pottery loop for some time. Still, I think it's a stretch to connect Gene Lodi with California A...
  25. Nothing better than a $2 Rookwood.
  26. Indeed, there are some great pictures of his work online. A good number of them are pieces I've sold and he has long been a favorite. I have tried, on and off, for probably twenty-five years looking f...
  27. I love the work of Gene Lodi but, unfortunately, there is zero information about who this is. Occasionally the pieces will also be inscribed "Calif", so whoever Lodi is, he was located somewhere in Ca...
  28. A beauty - one of my favorite decors. And congratulations for serendipitously landing in the right place. I hope you make a few more useful connections.
  29. Thanks all for the loves.
  30. Thanks Jericho. The pontil scar on this piece has been ground but not polished.
  31. The vase in the first two pictures was made by Ditmar-Urbach in Czechoslovakia. It dates from the 1930s.
  32. Thanks all- I appreciate the discussion.
  33. Thanks all for the loves and, IronLace, thanks for the compliment.
  34. I should add - these are quite collectable in their own right. I believe there is a book devoted to the "other Mexicanas". There were a dozen or more companies that used "Mexicana" style decals on the...
  35. This is an imitation of the popular Homer Laughlin "Mexicana" pattern made by Cronin China Company (Ohio) - late 1940s through mid-1950s.
  36. When I see these, I usually think Camark.
  37. I hear you - I certainly can't keep track of my keys, much less all the glass I look at.
  38. Though the mark is very light, here is the same shape and decor with a Kralik arch mark.
  39. Thank you Karen - I had pretty well decided this was Japanese. I have seen them now in several different colors.
  40. Love the mine - I wonder where you get one of those. :¬)
  41. But then - words to live by...
  42. Thanks Thomas - always good to hear from you. One critic described Ochs as "singing the frightening truth in an enjoyable way". Throughout his career though, he was "too controversial", dogged by the...
  43. Thank you - I've been wanting to see one of these since I learned they existed.
  44. Enjoy your break - here's one for the lounge...
  45. Zelezny Brod (ZBS).
  46. These are referred to as "blood chits" among collectors.
  47. The style referred to as Egyptian Revival appeared in Europe in the 1820s following Napoleon's exploration of Egypt. There was a resurgence of the style in the 1880-90s, and again with the discovery o...
  48. Great story - everyone should have a talking head. :¬)
  49. Super lithos! Image 1 and 2 belong together - excellent selection. Image 2 is hilarious - any idea what that title means?
  50. "John Wayne's teeth, Are they real? Are they plastic Or are they steel?"
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Long Awaited Ruckl Glass Tango Decor 'Silver (gray) Web' Jar  - 6x5 inches