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Bay Point, California

retired carpenter 10yrs(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 shopretired carpenter 10yrs(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've been married 34yrs now, we have 2 grown sons. life is good! :^D We collect lots of things, but pottery and glass mainly, with aluminium, couroc, and pocket knives, next in line! 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 then that! Thanks to you all, friends, helping friends, and strangers alike with the things they love to collect! :^) (Read more)


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Vintage Wilderness Painting Oil On Board "Deer By A Lake" - Animalsin Animals
Hand Tinted Photographs From "Fine Arts Bruner's" Santa Rosa, California Plus One More! :^) - Art Decoin Art Deco
Antique Mintons China Works Stoke On Trent Pelleas Tile And A Pickle Fork! :^) - Potteryin Pottery
Todays Flea Market Finds, Smalls But Not All :^) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
EAPG Ruby Stained Table Creamer Greensburg Glass Company Ltd. "Corona" c1893 - Glasswarein Glassware
Sydenstricker Glass Brewster Massachusetts Large Dinner Plate LM Embassy :^) - Art Glassin Art Glass
Something Of Peace And War! :^D - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Father's Day A Day To Remember, And Be Remembered! :^D - Photographsin Photographs
Some Of Todays Fleamarket Finds! :^) - Accessoriesin Accessories
Another Large Art Glass Vase! :^) - Art Glassin Art Glass


  1. Hey Golgatha, it's not cloth, I know it's a Painting, and if you read what I wrote: If you have any idea about who painted this, then Your amazing, and probably the Artist! So tell me please Gol...
  2. Hi Doctorrobin, if I could find it I could help you out, but it's been wrapped and packed for 2years at least. If I find it, I'll hold it out, for you, but it would just be by chance! Sorry!
  3. Here's a google image search also:
  4. Maybe this will help: It looks like the same print! Good Luck! :^)
  5. Hey Eileen, I've never heard of See Canyon, but my son and his wife are moving to that area in August, from Austin, Texas and I'll probably be down there helping. When I find out where and when, we sh...
  6. Hey Rich, and BookSense, thank you both for taking a look, and giving a love! It's appreciated! :^)
  7. On the anvils4sale site, there's this: OTHER INDUSTRIAL BLACKSMITH ANVILS It has a drop down list of other Anvils, and at least one single horn church window is there. If you contacted them t...
  8. Here's a link that may help, or be able to help: Thanks for looking! :^)
  9. Welcome to CW AviGoodman! :^D Nice Anvil, but if you could an indication of size, and a front and back view could help also! Thank you for showing, someone here may be able to help! Good Luck, and Ta...
  10. You're very welcome Stacy, and thanks for posting your, or your Husband's Painting! :^D Stay Well! Thank you for the love, Lori, Brian, and Stacy! :^)
  11. Much thanks to you all for stopping by, and giving a love, aura, Thomas, Jenni, and Kevin, it's always nice to get! :^D Stay Safe, and Well! :^)
  12. Here's a link to Stacy's Deer by a Lake Oil Painting: Thanks for looking, and thank you St...
  13. Here's a link to my Deer by a Lake Oil Painting: Thanks for posting yours Stacy, and checking out mine! :^)
  14. Hi Stacy, Nice Oil Painting, is it on Canvas or Board? I got one similar this passed Weekend, at the Flea Market, it's Oil on Board, but has no Signature, so can't help with that, but I'll post mine, ...
  15. Thanks Kevin, for the love that you gave! :^)
  16. Yes TallCakes, looks like it! :^D I'll mark it Solved, Made in Italy for Cost Plus, good enough for me! Thank you much! :^)
  17. Thanks Tim for your comment and question! :^D I got those bent wood display stands(I think for Shoes) to use for whatever, and it seemed like a good time to use them! I'll try to incorporate them in ...
  18. Hi again Jenni, thanks for loving this older post, it fun to see them! :^)
  19. Hey Jenni, it nice to see these old posts again, thanks tor loving it too! :^)
  20. Thank you for bringing this back up, and loving it, Martika, and Jenni! :^)
  21. Oh! You can see the Colgate & Co. mark C&Co on the bottle in the first photo! :^)
  22. Hey Karen thanks, you're the first to mention that! :^D It was a good buy too, it's a Colgate Violet Toilet Water Bottle, from early 1900, missing the stopper, and label, but a rare bottle. Here's a l...
  23. Good eye Patricia! :^)
  24. The T goes in your Vest button hole, and the Clip holds your Pocket Watch, that you put in your Vest Pocket, and the Key is a little Decoration! :^)
  25. Here Tim this might help:
  26. It looks like a Watch Fob of some kind Tim, the clip is kind of like the little Clips that I have in the Jewelry that I did! :^)
  27. Thank you Michael, for the love, for this Mintons Tile! :^)
  28. My Wife loves Amethyst, and purple too, but May Emerald is her Birth stone, so She likes Green too! Fun Purple Sparkly, Wonderful! :^)
  29. That's what I have to do Tim, is miniature everything, with a shrink-ray then I wouldn't have a space problem! :^D Very cool, thanks for showing! :^)
  30. The names don't sound familiar, my Grandfather was born in Pemiscot County, but my G-Grandfather, was from Pike County, before that it was Jamestown Virginia, 1638 and later the Tobacco Plantations! I...
  31. Thanks Kevin, maybe we're related! :^D
  32. One thing that the Sacramento Bee News Paper did is post the Names of all the People, that came into California through Donner's Pass, so Friends, and Relatives, would know that they had made it. I f...
  33. was suppose to read: Mother's side were from the Northern California Klamath River area, ~~and my G-G-Grandfather~~ was English/Dutch, from Steubenville, Ohio
  34. It's interesting, that's where my Father's Father came from, when they came to California from Missouri, because Fishing had gotten so bad there, and the Sacramento River in California, was full of fi...
  35. Thank you for stopping by, and giving a love, Brian, and Kevin(kwqd), it's appreciated! :^)
  36. Good Morning Lori, I almost put a G on that! Thanks for the love, very nice of you! :^)
  37. Thank you for the love that you gave six-0-one! :^)
  38. What a beauty six-0-one, thanks for showing! :^D Welcome to CW also, you'll love it here, I can see by this Brooch! :^)
  39. Hi six-0-one, welcome to CW, thank you for the love! :^)
  40. Eileen really? Yes the first time I learned about Lingerie Pins was on CW and got hooked on them! :^D
  41. My G-G-Grandfather came to California in 1850, and bought land on the Klamath River, married a Karuk Native, and started a Goldmine(just a little history), but we have photos of him around 1900, with...
  42. Hey Kevin, when I first saw the photo of your Great Grandfather, I thought it was John Muir, but really they don't look any more alike than a lot of Old Men with long beards, but when I was searchin...
  43. Nice Kevin, I've been waiting to get a large photograph of my great great Grandparents, holding my Grandfather, and his twin Sister, when they were babies, around 1898 in Missouri, just before my grea...
  44. Thanks Mrstyndall, that's the first one I got, the Frame and the Photo together did it for me! :^D Thank you Scott, I really think they're great, the best that I've seen lately, I couldn't pass the...
  45. I found some on line, but only say that it's from the 1960's, here's a link: I hope this helps a little, ...
  46. Hi Madison, welcome to CW! :^D Very pretty Peacock Brooch, I think that you'll get the information that you want, there's a lot of helpful and knowledgeable people here! Good Luck, and stay well! :^)
  47. Hey bb2 was here! :^D Good to see you, and thanks for the love! Be Safe! :^)
  48. Thank you for your comment Kevin, you can't imagine the things that turn up at the Flea Market, and then you find them! To find the whole set of these Tiles . . . :^D Thanks so much for the love too...
  49. Hey Kevin, thanks for the love that you gave, stay Safe! :^)
  50. I'm so glad to hear that Kim is doing better and at Home with Your Family! :^D Take Care, and Hopefully the miles will be smooth! God Bless You all Ralph(Cokeman), love, Bill Sally and Eddy :^)
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