billretirecoll

Bay Point, California

retired carpenter 7yrs(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 retired carpenter 7yrs(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 31yrs 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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Lions Tigers and . . .Oh No . . . Just Bears ! ! ! :^) - Animalsin Animals
Glass Cutting Tool ? ? ? . . . Yep! :^)  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Two Job Made Belt Buckles And Old Tools To Boot For Brunswick(Thomas) - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
Possible Red Wing or Rum Rill Dutch Blue Pitcher/Vase  - Potteryin Pottery
It Wasn't all Glass, Pottery Finds At The Flea Were Good too! McAfee, Pinto, Pisgah Forest, Others Too! :^) - Potteryin Pottery
This Weeks Flea Market Art Glass Finds . . . European and U.S.A. . . Kosta Boda to Fostoria and Beyond ! :^) - Art Glassin Art Glass
Vintage Articulated Silver Filagree Koi Fish - Asianin Asian
Antique E & J B Inc. New York  Chick Salt & Pepper - Kitchenin Kitchen
Copper Tube Hand Display Art . . . A Rubber Glove Mold ! ! ! :^)   - Advertisingin Advertising
Vintage De Vilbiss Perfume Bottle Missing Atomizer, Dorothy Gray Compact, and Monet Mirror   - Bottlesin Bottles

Comments

  1. Nice of you guys to stop by and take a closer look at this Pitcher, and love it too, SEAN68, and h2c, much appreciated! :^)
  2. Good to see you here Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, thank you for checking out these belt buckles, and maybe some tools too, and loving them! :^)
  3. Hey iggy, thanks for stopping by for a look, and loving what you saw! :^)
  4. Hey artfoot, always nice to have you stop by my posts, and then love them too! Thank you much! :^)
  5. Thanks to you both Kevin and SpiritBear, for checkin out the Bears, and lovin um! Always appreciated! :^)
  6. Hey Jude! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_MjCqQoLLA Just for Thomas, and any one else, too! :^)
  7. Here's "Revolution" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGLGzRXY5Bw Thanks much Thomas! :^)
  8. Hey kyratango, good to see you, thanks so much for the love! :^)
  9. gmercury2000, do you know what the difference is between a regular bowling pin, and the duck pin, or just the size of the duck pin? Thanks! :^)
  10. Thank you cindyjune! :^D Thanks for taking a look, and for leaving some love too, JImam Irishcollector and cindyjune, much appreciated! :^)
  11. It's funny, I just grabbed these 12 bears, and it just happened that they were made of 12 different things! 1-paper(bear photo envelope), 2-wood(standing bear), 3-bone/ivory(small white bear), 4-rubbe...
  12. Thanks Judy, I really like that mother and cub too, it's been on top of our bookshelf, for years, and my wife said she never saw it, I think I look at it every day, a difference in height, I guess! :^...
  13. Thanks for bringing this back up again Roy, and giving others like pw-collector a chance to see and love it too! Very much appreciated! :^)
  14. Yes bb2, seems to fit my hand good, made for a right handed cutter. It might be made from a wax mold, and then cast, and machined, for the correct finger fit. I don't think it's one of a kind(but I ha...
  15. Thank you Bonnie, and Kevin, for the love! :^)
  16. Nice pw-collector, I'll have to keep an eye out for one of those watch fobs, it's great! :^D I go past Mare Island, at least once a month, and now because it belongs to the city of Vallejo, Calif. I...
  17. Thank you Roy, for your comment, and the love! :^)
  18. You're right Roy, but first you have to put food on the table, then do what you love to do, and if you get a chance, to do both at the same time, then it doesn't get any better then that! :^D I love...
  19. Here's some like them maybe, made between 1900-1940 http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-6-OLD-ENGLISH-SILVER-PLATED-SOUP-SPOONS-EXCELLENT-EPNS-A1-CUTLERY-RYALS/362070638153?hash=item544d177e49%3Ag%3Anw8AAO...
  20. Here's what I have, they're MSL Td Sheffield England EPNS A1 silver plate, look like soup spoons! Hope this helps! :^)
  21. Sorry Kjane79, I can't make what it says on the blade either, but it looks like it's silver plated over brass to me! Good luck! :^)
  22. Thanks to you both fortapache, and Thomas, for lookin at, and lovin this glass cutter! :^)
  23. Thank you Faith1611, that's what's great about CW, you can learn a lot about things that people collect, and have fun while you're doing it! Maybe even be a teacher your self, when you pass something...
  24. Another great buy Bonnie! :^)
  25. Nice painting, it looks like Biltoni, or Biltori, just a guess though. It would look great in a dark room, with a spot light on it! It's almost like a Velvet painting! :^)
  26. It looks like the Chicken has an egg in it too! :^D Nice find Mrstyndall, I would have bought it too, but then given it to my brother in law, that has Chickens, for eggs! I have to keep his Chicken co...
  27. Hi Goldenwing, nice to meet you! :^D Thanks for stopping by for a look, and loving what you saw! :^)
  28. Thanks JImam, for stopping by, and giving some love! :^)
  29. Wow Karen, thank you so much! :^)
  30. B^O LOL :^)
  31. I do that all the time PCC. I blame it on my eyesight too, but normally it's because I don't know how to spell! Got my Webster's New Dictionary right here handy though! :^D Sometimes spell check says ...
  32. Thank you Karenoke, for your very nice comment! :^D I have seen some of these buckles with many different designs, with bullet shells, in place of the tubing, and a lot more elaborate designs, when...
  33. Yes it would! :^D Hey bb2, I'm having trouble post any pics, right now, CW is not giving me the photo select option! :^( I did notice that the cutting tool is etched marked in script Elegance In G...
  34. So bb2, it's a size adjustable(at least finger length), stained, leaded, or art glass, cutter. The cutting wheel is threaded into the brass finger rest(so it can be replaced when dull), that's form ...
  35. Thank you for the comments Thomas, and bb2(I know you was here) I didn't forget your question either! :^D Thanks to you all for looking at this post that Thomas inspired, and for the love too, Kevin...
  36. Hey Thomas, sort of, never used these ones, just found them at the Flea, in the last few months! I said to myself I wasn't going to buy any tools, I HAVE ENOUGH TOOLS . . . there I said it again, but ...
  37. I knew I could get interest on that one! bb2 :^D
  38. Irishcollector, thanks for lookin, and lovin! :^)
  39. I believe it's three separate shots, the background, the two women holding the blanket(notice the cut line just below their knees), and inked in shadow, and then of course, the woman in the air! :^)
  40. Thank you pw-collector! :^D Thanks for looking at these buckles, and loving them too, fortapache pw-collector and Bonnie, much appreciated! :^)
  41. Here's that concert! Nice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG4AI0TgenU Thank you for the post Thomas! :^)
  42. I think they are all cut outs, or is that cut-ups! :^D Another fun postcard PCC, thanks! :^)
  43. You're always welcome PCC, with a 60" high def screen, and then magnified that signature is just under 12" long! :^)
  44. I see this type of figurines a lot around here Thomas, I think because there's a lot of pipefitters, from the oil refineries, that have down time on the job, so belt buckles of sliced stainless steel ...
  45. I think it's Trauly, Traus, or Traudy, The last letter is the odd one, and then maybe an underline. :^)
  46. Thank you art.pottery, for your time, and great help. I'll check my books, now that I have a direction to go! :^D Thanks again very much! :^)
  47. LOL :^D
  48. Nice post whyatt, a lot of info, I can tell you like your rifles! I like my knives better! I know what they say, but I'm not fightin with either! :^)
  49. I couldn't find the color of her eyes, but this is a nice piece! Annie Oakley's Eyes: http://www.mardecortesbaja.com/2009/02/17/annie-oakleys-eyes/ It's a very good writing about her! :^)
  50. Most of the photos of her that I looked at, her eyes looked lighter colored, but hard to tell in black and white, how about hazel? :^)
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