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billretirecoll

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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Vintage Art Deco Boch Freres Belguim Art Pottery Vase - Potteryin Pottery
Loetz Art Glass Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Something That I Like To Collect . . . - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Art Glass Vase  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Vintage 1971 Jim Rumph Pottery Tankards - Potteryin Pottery
More Sterling Brooches Fresh From The Flea Market 5/25/2019 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Hand Blown Art Glass Vase Signed But By Who? - Art Glassin Art Glass
More Glass and Pottery - Art Glassin Art Glass
 Burmantofts Faience Vase England, Brayton Laguna Vase California, Haldeman Caliente Low Bowl California - Potteryin Pottery
Vintage 1920-50's Wrought Iron Grapevine Mirror Tray/Centerpiece Made In France  - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau

Comments

  1. You're very welcome Watchsearcher, and thank you for your thoughtful comment! :^D I'm glad that you were able to stop by to see this post, and thanks for the love that you gave! :^)
  2. Thank you Eileen, and thanks for posting your Father's Day Tribute, so I could bring this post back! :^D Thanks much for the love that you gave also! :^)
  3. Thanks Thomas, for stopping by for another look, and for the love that you gave again! :^)
  4. Hey Lisa, I don't know how long ago you were here, but thank you for the love! :^)
  5. Here's a link to a post that I did, for my Father, awhile ago: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/218746-my-father The 2nd Photo is on the levee, by my Father's Family Island Home, where ...
  6. Very nice post Eileen, and great photographs, what you'd expect a Cowboy to look like! :^D My great Grandfather and Mother came to California in 1900, from Missouri, where they were Fishermen, with ...
  7. Hi Michelle, thank you for the love that you gave! :^)
  8. Thank you for taking a look, and leaving a love, Lrizek Pete Rhea and EZa, it's very nice of all of you! :^)
  9. Thanks for the love Harry, always nice to get! :^)
  10. Thanks to you all for taking a look, and for the love that you gave, aura Blammoammo Parrotbeak Jenni Brian Kevin Thomas and bb2 was here, it's appreciated, and I'm very happy to let my Frien...
  11. Thank you much for your Comment Blammoammo, and for your Comment and Link scottvez! :^D With that, and this Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/488143081/antique-vases-boch-freres-la-louviere?show_s...
  12. Thanks all, I'll be back later, to thank proper! :^)
  13. Hey keramikos, thanks! I managed to get in here with the information before you for once! :^D I'm always grateful, for the tidbits, and great information that you bring to CW! You're so generous with ...
  14. Here's a google image search that might help Parrotbeak: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1017&bih=527&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=7LgDXa7gJo6OsQX0lqrQAg&q=vintage+mop+and+silver+VINAIGRETTE+locket+pen...
  15. Hey hunterqlee, thanks for stopping by for a look, and leaving a love! :^)
  16. Glassie, and LovelyPat, much thanks for the love that you both gave! I really loved this Loetz Glass piece too, but for now it's Keith's, and I'll let him know of your thoughts! :^)
  17. Well Thomas, better late than never! I'm sorry this happened to you, :^( but very glad, that you're all right, and Rockin' On! :^D Rock On Rock And Roll, Take It To The Limit, but most of all take ca...
  18. Nice! Good job yourself! :^)
  19. Hey Rich, how did I miss you? Thanks for the love dude! :^)
  20. Oh yes Mystery Solved! My job here is done! :^)
  21. His Bio: http://www.schlanser.com/artistbio.htm Jackpot! :^)
  22. Then I found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stephen-Schlanser-Jade-Art-Glass-Bowl-Brush-Stokes/333066148645?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D58646%26meid%3D65fd55b9d8e948c2ad...
  23. It looks like (Heat Pike) to me, but I guess good as any! :^D Maybe you fill with Hot Water, put a Cork in the Hole, and put it in a Bread Basket? :^)
  24. Very beautiful, large, and old Art Glass piece, thank you so much for showing Bambus! :^)
  25. Wow! What a difference a day makes! Thanks to you all for stopping by, and for giving the loves, IronLace larksel Kevin Harry Dave aura jimtim and Deb, it's appreciated, and I'll pass it on to...
  26. Hi Michelle, thank you so much taking a look, and giving a love! :^D If you're in the Bay Area, I usually post when Keith is having his Sales, it's about every three Months, and always on Sunday. They...
  27. Thanks for posting this beautiful Loetz Piece! :^)
  28. No comment, just might get both of us in trouble! Well maybe I just did! :^)
  29. Thanks Tony, Keith had to pry it from my finger tips! :^D Thank you both for the love Tony, and Watchsearcher, I'll pass the thoughts on to Keith! :^)
  30. Here I found this one on 1stdibs, and the marks are the same: https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/modernist-dynamic-large-square-art-glass-vintage-centerpiece-dish/id...
  31. Thanks for the love welzebub, it's appreciated! :^)
  32. Thanks for the post Sewing53, I did an image search, and your Sword looks like an earlier than the Civil War Sword, maybe early 1800's, here's a link to a site that has different Swords, and Armor, th...
  33. Good one Rattletrap, looks like Matt is handling it fine! :^D You're right, pretty cute! :^)
  34. Thanks for taking a look, and for the love that you gave, Brian Sammyz Vynil bb2 was here, and Penny too! I wish this was mine, but the love is always good! :^)
  35. Here's the link for the Turlock Tuesday Flea Market: www.turlockfleamarket.com/ Thanks for looking! :^)
  36. You're very welcome Rhea, and if I didn't say it, "Welcome to CW", because we all like to learn about what we Collect! :^)
  37. Here's one on Etsy that I found in the earlier search: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/598096479/vintage-murano-sommerso-faceted-cubed I don't know if any of these are Murano, just that they'...
  38. Here's a Murano Glass Google Image search, that may help: https://www.google.com/search?q=vetro+artistico+murano+purple+vase&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CS0REgwwXC4vIjhQu-78neVDa0OZoJVZ81Ar3oGGi5D-TA85...
  39. Thank you for dropping by for a look, and leaving a love, welzebub, and aura, it's very nice of you both! :^)
  40. Here's what a Google image search turned up: https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+murano+style+hand+blown+glass+into+metal+circular+rod+cage+for+candle+holder+globe+jar&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:C...
  41. Maybe a Candle Holder, for outside light, the metal rods are arc welded together, so not antique, maybe made in Mexico. :^D Thanks for showing grampy_jay, and welcome to CW! :^)
  42. Hi Kevin, thanks for the love that you gave! :^)
  43. Maybe so bb2, this new Casino is 15miles closer than the next Casino that we normally go to, and 15miles farther than the one before it, so California may sink into the Pacific, because of all the Cas...
  44. Thank you for looking, and for the love given, hunterqlee Brian and sklo42, it's appreciated! :^)
  45. Here's a Jug, very similar to yours, but not the same maker, but made in Ireland: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173877787478 Just to give you an idea, about maybe where to look, but not to limit!...
  46. Hey peterctn, welcome to CW! :^D It looks like a newer made Jug, maybe Irish, but really not sure. The mark is hard to make out, or maybe which way is the correct way to look at it. I think someone he...
  47. Hey SEAN68, good to see ya! :^D Thanks for the love! :^)
  48. Welcome to CW Cmo! :^D A lot of People Collect Beer Signs, hopefully some will chime in with some information for you! Good Luck, and thanks for showing your inherited collection! :^)
  49. Thanks for the love that you gave, larksel, and bracken3, it's always good to get! :^D I'll reveal the mystery soon! :^)
  50. Thanks Stuff, sometimes it's nice to collect some $$$! :^D Thank you Pascale, no I wish I won enough to buy that much Wine, but that's just a display at the entrance to the Harrah's California Indi...
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