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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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WELZ spatter glass shoes - Art Glassin Art Glass
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Tango console set - Art Glassin Art Glass
Difficult Listening 21 - Lubbock On Everything - Recordsin Records
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Carl Rotter "Fish" vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Musical ladies of my adolescence - Recordsin Records
Blooming Czech vases - Art Glassin Art Glass


  1. Lots of information about Slingerland stringed instruments can be found here - Something much like your banjolele is shown here -
  2. You have here an instrument known as a "banjolele". It is tuned and played just like a ukulele which is the "toy guitar" in your first photo.
  3. Yes, this is Roseville Pottery (not the town). The line (pattern) is called "Rozane" and was introduced in 1917.
  4. After a little review of the processes, it is unlikely that there is a stock pile of knobs and feet waiting for assembly. I've had to re-think this notion. Turns out that hot glass does not act like g...
  5. I think the first three should be mine.
  6. Thanks Ivonne. "Shisha" works better - I googled "shisa" and was pretty sure that wasn't what you were referring to. :+)
  7. I agree that Chinese is also a strong possibility for these little bowls. Rather than vases, I've always envisioned them as ashtrays, for what that may be worth.
  8. I think the enameling on this is great. It has a Middle Eastern look to the design. A lot of European glass was created specifically for that Middle Eastern market but a lot lot of glass was created i...
  9. bb2 - what can I say? welzebub -I always appreciate your help. scott - that has been a common reaction. I think because these are so often found as singles, none of us had given much consideration t...
  10. Since I had no part in any previous disagreement you may have had over this idea I thought I would add that I tend to agree with you about the bases. It is pretty obvious that the pedestal and disc fe...
  11. Thank you Malkey and Thomas. Here's a link to the earlier post - if you haven't read it, please do - it's a good one ...
  12. Perfect handles for this decor - super piece.
  13. Thank you, Craig, for providing the spark.
  14. Rubik's dog?
  15. Certainly nothing would have been marked "Czechoslovakia" prior to 1918-19. My curiosity about earlier marks was piqued recently by this post by Vintagefran -
  16. Somehow it is not surprising that you would have evidence tying this sort of Welz production to the interwar period. I went to sleep last night thinking about this and woke up with a couple questions....
  17. Thank you for this clarification and for pointing out the pitfalls of making claims without evidence,
  18. These are not fake - they are contemporary. Uriarte Talavera is still made today in Puebla using traditional methods. The YU mark you speak of, the initials 0f Ysauro Uriarte, was used from the mid-19...
  19. Bless you Thomas - I'll try to be good.
  20. Thank you Peggy. Two of these vases were purchased from England and the third probably came from there at some point. Though I generally gravitate towards marked pieces, the decor on these pieces was ...
  21. Opposite of hippie.
  22. A good album all the way through.
  23. Just to speak up for Californians - things are better now. If we are going to feel guilty, we should feel guilty for the present, not the past. The last time slavery was legal in California the place ...
  24. I don't know the mark but your "flying dragon"" is a griffin.
  25. "Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again..."
  26. 103rd & Central - the heart of Watts. Will Rogers Park is now known as Ted Watkins Park, named after long-time LA civil rights and anti-poverty activist. From the park to the Federal Bldg. - about 7...
  27. Shown in Camark sales literature as vase #939.
  28. As one of those "so different" people, I just wanted to say congratulations for getting published.
  29. Just a guess - first impression says Camark.
  30. Congratulations - you got a gem!
  31. Refers to #2 - my astute identification.
  32. See - so easy even I could do it.
  33. Made by Welz.
  34. High praise, I'm sure - thank you bb2. And thanks to everyone for stopping by the party.
  35. I was hoping that would be the answer - cool piece!
  36. Back in the day you could still buy these brain buckets from the Army Surplus stores. Classic example of hippie re-purposing.
  37. Is it out of focus or is it supposed to look like that?
  38. This qualifies as a "nodder". The hole in the chest area once held a small ceramic fan.
  39. "Oh Eve, where''s Adam?" - New Lost City Ramblers
  40. PS - American.
  41. The mark suggests this was made for use in an Elks Club lodge (BPOE = Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks). Many companies made Elks Club china. Likely dates from late 1800s to early 1900s.
  42. I bought a couple of very similar vases around the turn of the century (2000). I think they were fairly new then. Probably Italian.
  43. West Coast Pottery?
  44. KBYE, 890 on the AM dial, in Oklahoma City from 1945 through 1978 broadcast out of a studio that was replaced by the Murrah Federal Building. If that name sounds familiar, the Murrah Building was the ...
  45. I'd mount it sideways. :+)
  46. Interesting item. Is the graphic printed onto the tile or pasted?
  47. This vase and those like it were made in Czechoslovakia by Ditmar Urbach, 1920-30s. We used to call this decor "Alien Ware" - some people probably still do. :+)
  48. I'm window shopping.
  49. Compare with - Or -
  50. I see these offered for sale as Czech or Murano but I suspect they are Japanese, made for export, probably pre-WWII.
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