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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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The Old Wooden Secretary, Maybe Served Us Too Long, But We Still Love It! A Post For Jbowen2531! :^) - Furniturein Furniture
Vintage Hand Blown Art Glass by Stanley Hosler Mutant Glass - Art Glassin Art Glass
Antique Woven Bast Shoes From Russia - Furniturein Furniture
Peaches' Nemesis Or The Return To Home For Princess Leia! :^D - Photographsin Photographs
Vintage T & V Limoges France Small Porcelain 3 Ball Footed Bowl Another Look For Gillian! :^) - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Antique Two Drawer Shaving Mirror and More! :^D - Furniturein Furniture
A Cooler Weekend In Tahoe, Calif. Than The S.F. Bay Area! :^D - Photographsin Photographs
Vintage Ulster Boy Scout Pocket Knife and Canteen - Sporting Goodsin Sporting Goods
Just Another Post Of Knives! Because I Like Them! :^) - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Vintage Venezia Stainless Steel Tribal Head and Rams Horn Handle Knife in Body Sheath! :^) - Officein Office


  1. fhrjr2, Tim(AO), and bb2 was here too, and the 3 of you were so nice to give a love, for this post! Thank you much! :^)
  2. Thank you all for the love given, welzebub, Brian, Jbowen2531 Watchseacher, and Kevin, it's not expected, but much appreciated! :^)
  3. Maybe Stuff, but they remind me more of the old Huarache Sandal less the old rubber tire tread sole! :^D Those lasted a little longer though, sometimes all Summer! :^)
  4. MissMinnow, probably more than you wanted, but still not what you were looking for! &:^}
  5. From what I've seen, this type of Brooch was made from early 1900's-1930's, and some are called 1950's, but it seems that all are made with a hinged spring pin and C-clasp, with no latch, so probably ...
  6. Ok, thanks Truthordare, because of what you said, I searched and found these on Etsy: They're called many different names, and I search further ...
  7. Here's another one similar to yours, just to give an idea of a kind of base that it could have sat on: Good Luck! :^)
  8. Here's a link to Jbowen2531 post: Thanks for looking, and thanks Jbowen2531! :^)
  9. Here's a link to my post of our Secretary, just for you, Jbowen2531 : I hope this helps! It does me! :^)
  10. Yep, after looking closer, I see what you're talking about, not having the Desk at a working height, I was blinded by the beautiful wood, and finish, on a Freebie! Really though, you love it now, and ...
  11. I have a Secretary very similar to your New Old one Jbowen2531, and by the way, welcome to CW, because we all like to learn about what we collect! :^D I've had mine for over 30yrs. now and use it almo...
  12. Hey Pascale, sorry I missed you last night! Thanks for the love! It's always good to get! :^)
  13. It's always good to see you Pascale, and I'm happy that you gave your love for this, thanks! It's appreciated! :^)
  14. Oh, good Pascale, you got to see this post, and loved it too, thank you very much! :^)
  15. Hi Pascale, thanks so much for the love that you gave! :^)
  16. Alright! bb2 was here! :^D Are these like the shoes you wear on the Beach? Thanks for the love for them! :^)
  17. bb2 was here! Good to have you stop by, and thanks for the love that you gave! :^)
  18. Here's a link to Phoebe's Story, that Eileen(Ms.CrystalShip) posted: Another Touching Cat story, with a Happy Ending! :^)
  19. Hey Eileen! You know I did now! What a sad story, with a very Happy New Beginning, for Phoebe! :^D Thank you, and your Daughter Michele too! :^)
  20. Eileen, thank you for the very touching story, and good thoughts for, and about me! ;^D I was so happy to have you stop by my post, and re-give your love for it, thanks for that! I'm so glad that Phoe...
  21. This is all I can come with Miss Minnow, 1920-30's, Cloisonné, it looks like glass enamel. I found one with the M in the Triangle mark, on another Sterling Brooch, but no real information on that one....
  22. These are great Miss Minnow, I don't recall ever seeing of these, but maybe they just didn't catch my eye at the time! B^D I will keep an eye out for them now though! P^D The Pin Back will help to da...
  23. Thank you for the love given, for this Mutant Glass Bowl, Watchseacher Brian Kevin Jenni and aura! :^)
  24. Much thanks to you all for stopping by for a look, at my Retired Museum Shoes, and for loving them, Watchseacher Brian Kevin Jenni, and aura, it's appreciated! :^)
  25. Hey Kevin(kwqd), thanks so much for the love! :^)
  26. Nice my #1 Mary, Hannah is getting lovelier every time you show her! :^D Thanks for wrapping her in such beautiful Bracelets, not to mention your own Hand, but where's the Martini? :^)
  27. Very nice! Simple, and Beautiful! :^D Thanks for showing us your find! :^)
  28. I liked getting old National Geographic Magazines, and cut up a lot for my Sons, for their School Projects, but then we got a Computer, and Printer, and didn't need to do that anymore. Now, all the Na...
  29. Eileen, you really love this Princess Leia Cat don't you! :^D Thanks for more love, and thank you for the love that you gave also Charlie, it's appreciated! :^)
  30. Thanks for stopping by for a look, and for the love that you gave for what you saw, Stuff, Rich, and Robert, it's always good to get! :^)
  31. Thank you Ken, finally an Art Glass piece that I can read who the Artist is, but to no avail, I can't find anything out about it! :^D Thanks much for the love that you gave! :^)
  32. Hey Thomas, always nice of you to stop by! :^D Thanks so much for the love! :^)
  33. Here's more information about these Antique Bast Shoes: Lapti, basketry shoes made from bark or bast (inner bark of linden tree), were the most popular footwear in Rus. Firstly lapti are mentioned ...
  34. I'm sorry, I believe your piece is a 6 ruffle edge, not crimped edge! :^)
  35. I found this description for your Fenton Compote AdeleC: The Fenton #407 Peacock Tail was first introduced c1910 and came in a number of different colors. The inside of the dish has a detailed patt...
  36. It's a beauty AdeleC, if TallCakes sees it I'm sure you'll find out what you need to know! :^D I have several in this pattern, both Bowls, and Compotes, Fenton, made a lot of beautiful Glass! :^)
  37. Thank you for the love aura, and Stuff, it's always nice to get! :^)
  38. I found this S. F. Leach & Co., at No. 82 Sudbury street. Boston, and was listed in an 1895 Discount advertisement, but I couldn't find anything about when the Business stopped production, of the Sa...
  39. Here's a link to the Plier Type Saw Set Section: As you can see, go to page #1! :^)
  40. Yes Blondie, it's terrible when win a bid and you're so excited when the package arrives, and then find that it's been broken! :^( My wife buys a lot on line, jewelry mainly so not much worry on it be...
  41. It's on the top right of the 2nd page! :^)
  42. I think this link should bring you to the Pedestal Pot, that looks like yours: I hope this makes it easier! :^)
  43. This is what it says on the link that TallCakes posted: Pedestal Coffee Pot: 15in. tall x 6in. diameter x 5in. base. Weight: 7 pounds. Propellor pattern. A 24 point hobstar is cut on the base. The ...
  44. Wow what a difference a day makes! Much thanks to you all for taking a look and for the love that you gave, Rich Kevin Harry keramikos and again for Eileen, its appreciated! :^) Thanks keramik...
  45. I think High School Pottery Class 2006, good job on it, but just my thoughts! Thank you for showing, maybe we can all learn something! :^)
  46. Peggy, this reminds me of crushed Candy Cane Ice Cream topping . . . Sweet! :^D Thanks for showing! :^)
  47. I hope you're having a Good Weekend Thomas! :^D Thanks for the love that you gave! :^)
  48. Thanks so much Eileen, we were beginning to wonder what would happen when it started to get colder, I was going to make her a more secure, and warmer place to stay, because Peaches, wasn't acting like...
  49. I added a new #4 photo, this was in the front yard, on the first time Peaches saw Princess Leia, when we were there, to take a photo, it was about a month ago! Peaches was across the lawn on our front...
  50. Thank you Jenni, yes a very happy Family! :^D Thanks for taking a look and for the love given, Tim(AO), Watchsearcher, and Jenni, always so nice to get! :^)
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