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Bay Point, California

A retired carpenter 13yrs(now) from 33yrs work in the Union (Time flies when you're havin fun!). I've been a collector most of my life, worked for a antique/junque sA retired carpenter 13yrs(now) from 33yrs work in the Union (Time flies when you're havin fun!). I've been a collector most of my life, worked for a antique/junque shop from 12yrs old and got the bug :^) the owner Shirley would sell some of her better things in "collectors weekly" in the 1960's, a fun time to be a kid, makin a buck an hour. I was married over 36yrs, when on May 17th, 2022, my Wife was tragically taken from me, our 2 grown sons, daughter-in-law, 3 months before our first grandchild a beautiful Baby Girl, was Born, changing my life from husband to father, grandfather. We collected lots of things, but pottery and glass mainly, with aluminum, Couroc, and pocketknives, next in line, and now Jewelry as space grows short! LOL Collectors Weekly has been a great place for learning, about all the different things people collect, but mostly, about the friendly, and knowledgeable people here, willing to share that knowledge with you for free! :^D Doesn't get any better than that! Thanks to you all, friends, helping friends, and strangers alike with the things they love to collect! :^) (Read more)


  1. Very nice, and a beautiful patina also, Laurabelle! Bill :^)
  2. Here's maybe a better link:
  3. Gordon Mortensen? Could be! :^D Hope it Helps! Bill :^)
  4. Thank You All, for reading my thoughts, and I know, it's hard to love/like a Post like this, and sometimes, all You really, are saying is I was Here, and my thoughts about this are with you, and Thank...
  5. Hey Mike, and Brian, Thanks for stopping by for a Look, and Leaving a love, for what You saw, Bill :^)
  6. Here's the reason that I posted this Trunk: This is Cherylbenjamin01's post of one trying to...
  7. Here's a flat-top Trunk, that I got a month ago, and posted it, because of Yours Cherylben! I'm not going to restore it...
  8. Here's a Google Search:
  9. Thank You Patricia, I was very happy to find that Site, and stumbled upon it, looking for the Catalina Vase, very good information, on it, and the Gallery is not that far away, but it may be closed no...
  10. Here's the link for information about the Catalena Pottery Head Vase: Thank You for looking! Bill :^)
  11. Here's a Google image search:
  12. In the 3rd photo, where the handle connects to the glasses, is that words or numbers. at the eyepiece, if You extended it out, can You see anything there? Thanks for showing these Opera Glasses, very ...
  13. Looks like 1980 Zoey, to me Lulu. but the frame looks older! The Hands are so rough , but the way the smoke is blowing from the lips and fare face, looks like it could be a young Women! Bill :^)
  14. Hey Penny Thanks, yes, it was easy to get too, "a one stop shop"! I did get a few things, at other seller's spots, but this was the best on Sunday, and the Bracelet really made the Buy! Bill :^D Th...
  15. Here's a post I did 6yrs ago also: Just a little more help! Bill :^)
  16. Here's a Google Image search:
  17. Thanks clockerman, for taking a look, and giving a love for what You saw. It's appreciated, Bill :^)
  18. Thanks Patricia, I started looking at the Brooches, and got a better price, on all three pieces, and do like the Bracelet, best, also! Bill :^D Thank You for the love click too! Bill :^)
  19. Hey Thomas, thanks for the love that You gave, always nice to get! Bill :^)
  20. Thank You, DejaVu2, I just got back a conformation, of that from Elaine Hyde, and here's what she wrote: Hi Bill, Yes, that is mine. A Tumbler. I made quite a few of those drinking glasses and woul...
  21. Marin, that's the same that happened to me this past Weekend, with the Iridescent Blue Glass Vase that I found, third time around and heading out, and Bam, caught my eye, and I couldn't let it go! :^D...
  22. Thank You Penny, yes, I would say that's what caught my eye, and the Sunlight shining across it, makes it even brighter! Bill :^D Many Thanks to You All, taking a Look, and leaving a love for what ...
  23. What a sad story, of Your Great Grandfather's death Jeneric, but something from the past for Your Family History, that are often lost as time passes. Thank You for sharing Bill
  24. Thank You both for the love that You gave, Kevin and Patricia, it's very nice of You, and appreciated! Bill :^)
  25. Here's an early Elaine Hyde Glass etched signature bottom mark, but if You look at the E and H they look very similar, to the Vase that I have posted here,
  26. Thanks to You all, for taking a Look and giving a love for what You saw, kwqd (Kevin), Mike, Karen, Brian, dav2no1, elanski, and vetraio50 (Kevin), it's always nice to get and appreciated! Bill :^)
  27. Thank You so much Pascale, so about 90 yrs. old not quite antique! Bill :^D Thanks also Pascale, for the love that You gave for it! Bill :^)
  28. I might have taken my post down, but here's the explanation: I hope this helps! Bill :^D
  29. Hi euricahundley33, it was caught in a washer, dryer, or similar, and spun, to wear it down! There are a few posts on CW, with different coins, and I posted one, also! Bill :^)
  30. Here's one I found, jli-enterprises, using an image search, it has the same mark and information about it: I hope that t...
  31. Thanks, kivatinitz, I can imagine, a Lady, dressed to the 9's, taking them out of her purse, and unfolding them, so She could read the Menu, at a Fine Restaurant! Bill :^D Thank You for the love, D...
  32. Thank You for the love for these Glasses that You saw, kev123, Brian, dav2no1, and again for You Keven (vetraio50), it's always nice to get and Appreciated! Bill :^)
  33. Thank You All for the love that You gave, for this interesting, Alienware Pottery Vase, dav2no1, DejaVu2, kivatinitz, Brian, Kevin, Art.Pottery, Blammoammo, and Mike, it's appreciated! Bill :^)
  34. Thank You Mike, I think so too, but when I found out, what they, might sell for, compared to what I paid, Really Nice! :^D Thanks for the love that You gave also! Bill :^)
  35. Hey Kevin, thank for the love click, for these Glasses, it's always nice to get! Bill :^D
  36. I saw this Match Book cover on Ebay, might be the place that these Lorgnette Glasses came from:
  37. What a Great find Penny, if I would have found one like it, I might have had to pay over my limit $5. but well worth it! :^D Bill :^)
  38. You can just click on the visual search icon on the photo of Your bottle! :^D
  39. SMR7485, try searching for antique Persian Middle Eastern Earthenware Vase With hand painted Fish, and plants on it! Here's a similar one on 1st-Dibs:
  40. Nice Ads, avg. price for one like this one today is, $389,000.00+, but I don't know what this one sold for: Thanks for show...
  41. Thanks Scott, I won't tell You what I paid for it, but I could count it with one hand, and it wasn't 5 finger discount! :^D Thank You both for the Love that You gave, Scott, and dav2no1, it's alway...
  42. Very Cool Falcon61! Yeah, I had a 69 AMC Javelin, that I wished that I had never sold, specially. because the guy I sold it to, never checked the oil in it, and burned it up, racing down the freeway, ...
  43. Thanks dav2no1, they're out there, but 50 years is a long time! Bill :^D Hey Falcon61, Thank You, I kinda wished that I would have kept them all, it was fun being able to give some of them away, ov...
  44. They Didn't put me through college Brian, like the thought was, Oh I Didn't go! :^D Yes, they are worth a lot more now, than what I paid for them, yeah that's right, they were Give-aways! Thank you fo...
  45. Hey Pete, maybe that Pine sap was put in the hat to give it a little weight to keep it from blowing away, if it was outside, or for a Pine scent in a house! Bill :^D
  46. Hey Kevin (kwqd), and Pascale, thank You both for Taking a Look, and Giving a love, it's very nice of You! Bill :^)
  47. Here's a post of mine, that had some of the Copper Hats in it: Thanks again Pete! Bill :^)
  48. I have a lot of these Souvenir Copper Hats Pete, most are Ashtrays, but the largest that I have is about 5 1/2", most are 3 1/2, some smaller, they came with Decals, or hand painted Locations, where t...
  49. Much Thanks to You for stopping by for a look, and leaving a love for what You saw, Brian, Kevin, and kivatinitz, it's appreciated! Bill :^)
  50. Hey bb2 was here, taking a look, and giving a love! Thanks! Bill :^)
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