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billretirecoll

Bay Point, California

retired carpenter 9yrs(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 9yrs(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 33yrs 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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Another Closer Look At My Jewelry Finds A Silver Bow Brooch, and A Bunch of Bananas Earrings and Brooch Set - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A Closer Look At Some Of The Flea Market Jewelry Hattie Carnegie Rose Earrings and Silver and Turquoise Necklace :^)  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Just A Peek At Some Of The Flea Market Jewelry Finds On 02/9-10/2019 - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
My Wife's Winter Artic Animal Figurine Collection - Animalsin Animals
February 1st Rain And A Collection Of Turkeys And A Dog Wondering What It's All About :^) - Animalsin Animals
Blown/Molded Murano Art Glass Seal/Sea Lion Balancing A Ball for Jenni :^D  - Animalsin Animals
Murano? Or? Small Art Glass Bowl - Art Glassin Art Glass
Old Brunswick Empty Record Album Case Riverboat Jazz Label - Music Memorabiliain Music Memorabilia
1932 Comic Art Portrait of Albert Einstein by Haworth   - Art Decoin Art Deco
Old Red Lacquer Framed Mirror - Asianin Asian

Comments

  1. Thanks aura, you saw the first post and loved it too! :^)
  2. Hi aura thanks for stopping by, and loving this! :^)
  3. Thank you for the love, aura, and Kevin! :^)
  4. Thanks for the love, for the closer look Brian, and Thomas, very nice! :^)
  5. Yes Mary, I limit my Flea Market days to $100. so if I pay up everyone knows the limit :^D too bad I have bad friends there too, that will give any extra that I might need! :^l short term though, and ...
  6. Thanks to you all, for stopping by for a look, and a gift of love, for what you saw, Hel1 Brian Thomas Maureen and Mrstyndall, so nice to get! :^)
  7. I Bow to you my #1 Mary, I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy, but I still think the Seed Pods are Fun! ? Oh wait! I think Bananas could be considered to be Seed Pods! Wait! I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy! ...
  8. :^D I know my #1 Mary, I know! :^D Thanks much for the love! :^)
  9. Thank you my #1 Mary, for your very nice comment, and Bali info, I thought maybe, but didn't finish researching all of these yet! :^D It's hard for me to ever pay-up! B^O but this time I made an excep...
  10. Wow Wee Wow Wee! What a pretty Spray! :^D Thanks for BRIGHTENING things up! :^)
  11. Thanks Mrstyndall, the seller wouldn't drop the price on that one, but for everything that I got earlier, the balance was in my favor! :^D I'll show the Pottery and Glass that I got after I have time ...
  12. What can I say . . . hmm? I love it! Have a Happy Valentines Day Jenni! :^D I just found a pair of Hattie Carnegie Rose Earrings, that I just posted with my other Flea Market finds! Thanks for posting...
  13. Hey Thomas, thanks for taking a look, and giving some love for what you saw! :^)
  14. Oh! Welcome to CW badmike72, have fun here, we're all here to help everyone learn about what we collect! :^)
  15. Here's another! https://www.etsy.com/listing/268596872/vintage-czech-bohemian-cigar-ashtray?show_sold_out_detail=1
  16. Maybe this Google image search will help! Nice find! :^D https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1047&bih=539&ei=sANiXK3yGoy4tQXtu7OQCg&q=vintage+Crystal+blue+cut+to+clear+ashtra...
  17. How is something simple, but fancy! This is it! :^D Very nice Mrstyndall! My Mother was January 30th, and my oldest Son is January 24th! :^)
  18. Talk about Ninja! Looks like you've got it too Mrstyndall! What a beauty, and a great buy! :^)
  19. What a great piece Scott! Could let us know the size of it! Love the Hound and Rabbit, and like fhrjr2, says a little research could payoff! Thanks for showing! :^)
  20. This would be a great Bracelet for the Ren-faire, and would fit even me! I love it! :^)
  21. What a beauty, and a great buy Bonnie, thanks for showing! :^)
  22. The Ninja effect! I love these Hoops with Snakes, great find! :^)
  23. Hi again Bonnie, this Sterling Bracelet is cool, it looks like an Earthworm, too bad it's so small, I'd wear it! Nice! :^)
  24. Nice Ring Bonnie, and happy to see you post again! :^)
  25. I'm so glad you stopped by Bonnie, and loved what you saw! Thank you! :^)
  26. Hey Bonnie, good to have you back on CW! :^D Thanks for the love! :^)
  27. Pretty Parrot Brooch Jenni, I love the eye on it! :^)
  28. Here's a link to a Brooch that I added the color back to it, using the Sharpie Pens: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/249683-improved-brass-flowers-and-leaves-brooch Try it, you might l...
  29. Very nice Coro Brooch plein-air-painter(Maureen), have you tried using Sharpie Colored Pens for touch-ups on enamel finish like this Brooch is? I've found that they work great, and color match can be ...
  30. How about this: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1047&bih=539&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=cm5aXIvhFcrmsgWq8YeACw&q=1970+quarter+dollar&oq=1970+quarter+&gs_l=img.1.9.0i67j0l2j0i67j0l6.14190.16544..26191...
  31. Hey Watchsearcher, thank you for giving the love! :^)
  32. Thanks courtenayantiques, for your comment :^D and for the love that you gave! :^)
  33. Hi aura, thanks for the love! :^)
  34. Thank you for the love AdeleC, it's always good to get! :^) Turkey two, to Turkey one . . . ov . . e . r X^\
  35. Thank you AdeleC, and Kevin, for taking a look, and giving some love, for what you saw! :^)
  36. Very pretty Jenni, those couch pillows are known for swallowing anything they can get! :^D Good thing it coughed it up, thanks for showing, after cleaning of course! :^)
  37. Hey Rich, thank you for the love you gave for my Wife's Collection! :^)
  38. Thank you for the love Mrstyndall! Oh, Rich, you were here when I was, thank you for the love too! :^)
  39. Turkey two to Turkey one, loud and clear! It's raining here! What do we do? Standing by, Turkey two over and out . . . in the storm . . . ? Thanks for your comments bb2, always good to see um! :^)
  40. Hi bb2 was here also! Just missed ya, thank you for the love that you gave! :^)
  41. Hey Toyrebel, and Brian, thanks for stopping by, and giving some love! :^)
  42. Here's a Shawnee Smiley Pig Creamer: https://www.rubylane.com/item/321389-06961/Shawnee-Pottery-Smiley-Pig-Creamer-USA Just to show what I'm thinking about! :^)
  43. This little guy looks like one of the Shawnee Pottery Smiley Pigs Jenni, very cute! :^)
  44. Thanks my #1 Mary, one of these days I'm going to get down there to see them, and you too! My Son's In-laws live in San Diego, and I told them I'd try to visit them too. So keep an eye out for me! :^D...
  45. LOL Thanks my #1 Mary! :^D Thank you #1 Mary, and aura, for the love you gave! :^)
  46. Thank you for taking a look at my Wife's Collection, and loving it, Thomas aura and Mrstyndall, it's appreciated! :^)
  47. If you look close you might see a Penguin, but that's Antarctic! :^)
  48. Here's one like it, about the same size, but no base: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FABULOUS-Vtg-MURANO-Swan-FORMiA-LABEL-Italian-ArT-GLaSs-Duck-Bird-GORGEOUS/254100254199?hash=item3b298e2df7:g:L7MAAO...
  49. Hey if anyone was wondering where Bonnie(Efesgirl) has been I just got this email from her letting me know: Hi Bill! I'm fine, so sweet of you to email me and ask! I have been doing other thing...
  50. I think that I can call this Murano Art Glass, and could be unmarked V. Nason & Co. Sky Blue Murano Glass Seal and Ball. :^)
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