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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 1960's Yellow Murano Ribbed Vase/Bowl - Art Glassin Art Glass
Beatles In Bracelets A Flea Market View - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A Vintage Pottery Selection For Spring and Easter  :^) - Potteryin Pottery
 Vintage Murano White Cased over Yellow Art Glass Ashtray - Art Glassin Art Glass
Vintage Murano White Cased Yellow Art Glass - Art Glassin Art Glass
Micro Mosaic Ring * Marcasite and Garnet Brooch * Spanish Gallian Brooch * Mexican Thick Billed Parrots - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pretty Flower Brooches For Spring :^D - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pukeberg Sweden Glass Vase And Berkeley California Glass Vase Similar But Far Apart :^) - Art Glassin Art Glass
Yes Jewelry! Brooches Bracelet Earrings Necklace and Pendant For Your Eyes Only! B^D - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Did I Tell You About My Jewelry Find? This Post Has Gone To The Dogs! :^)  - Postcardsin Postcards

Comments

  1. So nice to see you maryh, and thanks for the love! :^)
  2. Much thanks to you all, for the love that you gave, Brian Kevin Jenni Weandocin54 and Eileen, it's always nice to get! :^)
  3. Thanks for taking a look, and leaving your love, Brian Kevin and Hel1, it's appreciated! :^)
  4. Tell me the Truth! Do you love this? I dare you! Oh! you do! Thank you much truthordare! :^)
  5. Thanks so much for sharing a love Sue, it's so nice of you! :^)
  6. Thanks for the love aura, and Brian, I hope you had a Happy Easter! :^)
  7. Thank you for the love Watchsearcher! :^)
  8. Hey Deano, and hunterqlee, thanks to you both for looking at this new Murano Vase I found, and for the love that you gave! :^)
  9. Wow Peggy these are all Beauties, I can see why you're so Fond of them! :^)
  10. He must be the one with Drumsticks! :^D Thanks for your comment Vynil! :^)
  11. Here's the link for the Murano Vase sold on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/457265360/reserved-for-lorriesigned-chalet-glass?show_sold_out_detail=1 Thanks for looking! :^)
  12. I hope you have a Happy Easter too Jenni! :^D Thank you much for the kind words, and for the love that you gave! :^)
  13. Thanks to you for stopping by for a look, and for love you left. AdeleC Kevin Mike and Thomas, have a nice Weekend! :^)
  14. Wow! Always on top of the Native Baskets CanyonRoad, Great Job! :^)
  15. Thanks! Yeah, that's right, except for the Gnome, and he eats all the Baby Tears he wants! :^D Thank you for the love Brian, and bb2 was here also! :^)
  16. It might be a Nicky Butler piece, here's a google image search: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1187&bih=615&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=niS6XLqfO8GwtgWFmIz4CQ&q=Nicky+Butler+gemstone+cross%2C+sterlin...
  17. Well my #1 Mary, I don't know what I could do about that, but our Cat Peaches, is up most mornings at 4:45 with a mew mew meow, and a tug on my blankets, that gets me up! {:^} aura always nice wit...
  18. Thank you Jenni, I thought it fit the Bill! :^D Thanks much Mrstyndall, and a Happy Easter to you! :^D Thanks to all for the love given, bb2 was here, Brian Jenni Mike and SEAN68, very nice...
  19. Thank you all for taking the time to take a look, and love what you saw, Watchsearcher bb2 was here, Brian Jenni Mike Mrstyndall keramikos and SEAN68, much appreciated! :^)
  20. Thank you Harry, that's good to know! :^D Thanks much for the love too! :^)
  21. Hey yougottahavestuff, it's nice that you stopped by to see one-in-the-same, and loved it again! Thank you! :^)
  22. Hi yougottahavestuff, thanks for stopping by and leaving a love! :^)
  23. Here's a Murano Art Glass Clamshell piece attributed to Seguso: https://www.etsy.com/listing/666115347/mcm-muarno-archimede-seguso-pink The only difference is mine has slots for Cigars/Cigarette...
  24. Here's a Murano Art Glass Clamshell piece attributed to Seguso: https://www.etsy.com/listing/666115347/mcm-muarno-archimede-seguso-pink The only difference is mine has slots for Cigars/Cigarette...
  25. Thanks Deano, what's really nice is it's 2-2, two pieces in one! :^D Thank you much for looking, and loving what you saw, Deano, hunterqlee, and AnythingObscure! :^)
  26. Thanks for your comment Deano! :^D Thank you both for the love, Deano, and hunterqlee, always nice to get! :^)
  27. When I found this at the Estate Sale, it had a Flower Frog stuck in the bottom with Clay. So I softened the Clay with hot water and was able to pull it right out, and then took photographs of it as a ...
  28. Thank you welzebub, I did see the Clamshell also, it's the same, but has no Slots for Cigars, or Cigarettes, so they are a little different! :^D Thanks for looking at my fun find, and for loving it...
  29. Hey Kevin, thank you for looking, and for the love you gave! :^)
  30. When I found this at the Estate Sale, it had a Flower Frog stuck in the bottom with Clay. So I softened the Clay with hot water and was able to pull it right out, and then took photographs of it as a ...
  31. Very nice Crystalin Glaze on these too! :^D Great find, I can just see the Roseville sticker on the bottom side of the right Candle Stick in photo 2! :^)
  32. Wow those are Beauties AdeleC, nice find, I like the little Shoe too, it looks antique! Thank you for showing your new Treasures! :^)
  33. Thanks Eileen! The three of these were separate buys, and paid up a little for the Sterling and Garnet Brooch, but the Ring was out of a bottom of box dig, and got it for almost a smile! :^D Ty ty ...
  34. Hey Rich, so nice for you to stop by for a look, and love what you saw, thanks! :^)
  35. Hi Mike, ah, You were able to stop by at this post and love it too! Thank you much! :^)
  36. Just trying to be funny! :^D Or am I!!! }:^|... :^)
  37. mikelv85, always good to see you stop by for a look, and bringing the love too, thank you! :^)
  38. Thank you Gaga_galore, my post was inspired by yours! :^D Thanks for loving them! :^)
  39. Here's a link to my new post, with the Ring, and some other goodies! https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/264734-micro-mosaic-ring-marcasite-and-garnet?in=user Enjoy! Thanks again for your ...
  40. Thank you my #1 Mary, the Parrots only, were in Sunnyvale! The Jewelry came from the Concord Flea Market, my #1 stop, to shop! :^D Much thanks, to all that stopped by for a look, and loved what y...
  41. Very pretty Gaga_galore, I just got a ring that's similar, maybe look for a post soon! :^D I think your Pendant, looks like little potted Flowers, thank you for posting! :^)
  42. Very much so Mary, and that's why I've been keeping my camera with me where ever I go, because I don't want to miss a chance to photograph it! :^D Thanks, there's always a chance the traffic, won't co...
  43. Thank you Eileen, it has been something that I've been looking at more now, because it takes up less space to keep, it's also so Beautiful! :^D The California Wildflower person is Pete(ho2cultcha), bu...
  44. Thank you my #1 Mary, and a Happy Easter to you too! We're going to my Brother-in-law's Home in American Canyon, for Easter, and the next Saturday, to Santa Rosa, for our newest Grand Nephew's first B...
  45. I was thinking Ruby, just because it is set into the Brooch, and the Ruby Red Color too! :^D I suppose it could be Glass, but I like thinking Ruby better! :^)
  46. Thanks Mrstyndall, yep, always better to pay less! :^D Thank you for the love Radegunder, and Mrstyndall, very nice of you both, and appreciated! :^)
  47. One more thing! Welcome to CW! :^D Where we all get to learn about things we Collect! :^)
  48. I was wrong, it's a Murano set, here's one that was on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Murano-Aqua-Blue-Gold-Jewels-Mid-Century-Decanter-6-Cordial-Glasses-Italy-/323683829390?_trksid=p2047675.m43663...
  49. I think it may be Czech Bohemian, but here's a google image search that may help: https://www.google.com/search?q=antique+bohemian+glass+Blue+Decanter+and+Glass+Set&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0a...
  50. What a nice post Jenni! :^D I love both the Brooch, and Glass Ram, and my Birthday isn't even in April, I'm a Bull Headed Two Faced May Cusp guy! (^:<>:^) Thanks for the post! :^)
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