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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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Unfortunate product names - Fragrances - Bottlesin Bottles
Difficult Listening 18 - Meet The Residents - Recordsin Records
GEBRUDER FUNK - step vase - Art Decoin Art Deco
Memorial Day poppies - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
HAIR (the musical) - Aquarius Theater program - Paperin Paper
Welz? thorn vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Czechoslovakia thorn vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Los Angeles City Hall - I Love LA - Advertisingin Advertising
Czech spatter puzzle pieces - Art Glassin Art Glass
Difficult Listening 17 - Hasil Adkins, what hath Hank wrought? - Recordsin Records


  1. I'll venture a guess that the smaller one was made by D&M, but that's just a "usual suspect" for that sort of surface. It can be dizzying trying to sort out some of these tile patterns but a good refe...
  2. I suspect a lot of us see these as Czech. Gebruder Funk (1909-40?) was located in Teplitz. Prior to WWI that was Silesia, a part of Bohemia (HRE), so there is a close association. After the war it was...
  3. Bowie was a consistently compelling artist - good collection.
  4. It's those simple pleasures that are the most fun. Thanks Karen. It looks like bb2 has been sampling some too.
  5. That's a Thank You - Bill. I should always add a smile :+)
  6. In those idle moments when some random tune pops into your head, or at least my head, that jingle is just as likely to be The God Song or Infant Tango from this album. I guess that's why they have tho...
  7. Thank you Malkey. The Residents have their own graphics department named, as I'm sure you will appreciate, Pore No Graphics.
  8. These hand vases are winning me over but I still think of ice cream when I see them.
  9. This is an intriguing shape - I posted one just like it about a year ago - Ignore my first impression - I currently have this vas...
  10. The triangular impressed mark is the logo of Michael Andersen & Sons Pottery from Denmark. A little investigation into that company should be able to tell you who WF (the decorator) is.
  11. Aaah - The Love Boat Theme - classic American corn!
  12. This is a nice 1930s vintage Czechoslovakian pottery vase but it is not cloisonne. Cloisonne is enamel fired in a wire framework, usually on a metal base material.
  13. Not something I have a great deal of knowledge about but it is quite real. This is a representative's medal from an Illinois statewide convention of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). In r...
  14. Oops sorry - Cardinal China Co. - New Jersey.
  15. OK - I'm not a collector but I am an experienced dealer - this is a fantasy.
  16. For Crywolfe2u - the piece you have with "The Alamo" written on the side was made by Meyers Pottery of Texas. This Texas swirl-painted pottery is often mistaken for Nemadji because the same process wa...
  17. Yes, very typical of Spanish "mayolica". The relaxed style means these most likely date from sometime in the last half of the 20th Century at the earliest. Nice group.
  18. Cardinal China Co. - Ohio.
  19. Coca-Cola always gives me gas.
  20. Impressive!
  21. Thanks Peggy (and Malkey) - it was really just the low, flat ones that I was wondering about though that little green one would work as well. I have one of the deeper ones - https://www.collectorsweek...
  22. I'm asking from ignorance so please don't think this a challenge. I see these low bowls referred to as rose bowls and flower arrangers and while I suppose they may work for some small woodland arrange...
  23. Weller can be rather variable and without actually holding the piece, I would hesitate to say it is not Weller, but there are inconsistencies. More contrast on the mark might help in the identificatio...
  24. MsCrystalShip, if you didn't pick it out of the other comments, it is most likely these date from sometime around the 1930s.
  25. Thank you all for the input.
  26. Thank you Malkey - always nice to hear from you. Thanks to everyone for the loves.
  27. Thank you for listening.
  28. Thanks Karen. I don't expect everyone to like much of the music(?) I'm posting. I do think though that most people are not aware a lot of it exists. My goal is just to provide some exposure to an audi...
  29. Thank you Karen. For those who don't know, The Birthday Party, along with Roland S. Howard, also brought Nick Cave to our attention - quite a band!
  30. Thanks Iggy. Yeah, generous by their standards. In their day, TJ would play a thirty song set in ten minutes. Lydia described it as something like "Chuck Berry three times as fast".
  31. So I'm guessing all those serapes became bed and blankets that night?
  32. Love the hand.
  33. Thank you Craig for confirming my initial impression of this vase. Detail is not the best in the reprint I have but the shape and size seemed close enough that I thought I should mention it. Do you ha...
  34. For freiheit - I fear I may have led you wrong and have updated the info in the post. In Monograph #59 from The West Virginia Museum of American Glass, "Czech Glass Catalog featuring Kralik Glassworks...
  35. We don't have anything like this in California - at least not green ones.
  36. Cool item - I'd put a light in it :+) Since it is life-size, I wonder if this was maybe a commercial display item for wigs or hats.
  37. Thanks all for the comments and loves.
  38. Not a bother - unfortunately, I don't have an especially good answer. From what I've seen, there are a couple of related shapes, all with triangular buttresses rising from the feet to the top edge and...
  39. They seem a little fancy for congregational use but I would suggest they were intended to hold candles.
  40. Thank you Bill. I see that CW has resorted this out of the pottery and souvenir categories and placed them with "Frogs". To repeat what Bill said, and I'm pretty sure I mentioned as well, horned to...
  41. The Perfection Stove Company began in 1888 in Cleveland, Ohio as the Cleveland Foundry Co. Your kerosene-burning stove is called an oil-burner. This model was made in the late 1930s through the mid-19...
  42. Thank you Malkey - I appreciate the love. These little beasts were in my back yard. The shiny object attracted their attention just like us humans. :+)
  43. Thank you very much Ivonne.
  44. Thanks Michelle, I discovered Funk Glass about a year ago, so I'm a relative newcomer but I too have been collecting images. I like very much the quality of the work.
  45. Thank you Malkey - it's really more curiosity than knowledge.
  46. The "E" numbers designate a Pacific dinnerware line called "Arcadia". Some of the underside marks have the line name, some have the company name, and some, like yours, have no name. I don't know if th...
  47. I should add (since Craig's response wasn't there when I wrote mine) that, for me, it always takes more than a mark to make a definite attribution and applied labels are always more suspicious than pe...
  48. Thank you and I look forward to your continuation on this subject. Like I said on the first installment, I put a lot of stock in the marks and their eventual ability to provide definite information an...
  49. In my interpretation, the "uncased confetti" bath salts bottle is surely a Kralik piece because of, if nothing else, the mark. By your admission, you have held other pieces marked Kralik with this dec...
  50. Magic lantern slides.
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