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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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Once Immigrants At Home In Minnesota! Again! :^) - Photographsin Photographs
Once Immigrants At Home In Minnesota! :^) - Photographsin Photographs
Possible Vintage McKusick Gila Pottery Catus Leaf Dish - Potteryin Pottery
A Crown Trifari Butterfly Necklace Is Loved Again . . . Or What Goes Around Stays Around! :^) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Truck 1/18 Scale Model Post For Brian(fortapache) :^) - Model Carsin Model Cars
Here's A Little Hot KISS For Thomas and His 112 Heatwave! :^) - Music Memorabiliain Music Memorabilia
Art Nouveau Depose Plique-à-Jour Sterling Silver and Crystals Butterfly Brooch - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
A Spaghetti Pottery Santa Bank, For Cypress1 Probably by Napco  - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
An Oil Lamp For H2C(Pete) - Lampsin Lamps
Peaches' Nemesis Or The Return Of Grumpy Cat! :^) - Animalsin Animals


  1. Thanks so much for the love Designer, very nice of you! :^)
  2. This is HUGE! I found a youtube video about this Attraction: Thanks for showing purvis! :^)
  3. Always nice to have you stop by for a look farmlady, and the love that you gave is appreciated, thank you! :^)
  4. Hi farmlady, thanks for stopping by for a look, and for the love that you gave! :^)
  5. Thank you for the love that you gave Leighannrn, it's very nice to get! :^)
  6. Ken, I really love the Trifari Gems Of The Sea line, maybe because it reminds of Grapes On The Vine! :^D They're always so beautiful, thank you for showing! :^)
  7. Thank you all so much for the love that you gave for this post, it's much more than I expected, and I'm very grateful, welzebub keramikos Gillian MALKEY fleafinder Lady_Picker Radegunder Yougo...
  8. It's a pen and ink drawing keramikos, and yes my Mother's Uncle, who Married one of Her Mother's Sisters did it. When we would go to Minnesota to visit, we would always see our Great Aunt and Uncle, t...
  9. Thank you for the love that you gave, keramikos, and Gillian, it's appreciated! :^)
  10. Thanks for all the information keramikos, I had heard that expression before, and may have known about it, but when posting the Detroit Lake Cabin photo, it was the first time that I noticed it, and a...
  11. Thanks so much for stopping by for a look at my early Family photos, and for the love that you gave, Pete Jenni Bobby Elisabethan Brian Thomas Watchsearcher and officialfuel, I appreciate it v...
  12. Thanks Bobby, I was happy to be able to show this, we have so few of the Early Family photos left! So every one that we have, is that much more appreciated! :^D Thank you Elisabethan, these were a ...
  13. Thanks for the love officialfuel, it's always nice to get! :^)
  14. Much thanks to you all, for looking at, and loving the few early Family photos, that we have left after the Santa Rosa, Calif. fire of 2yrs ago, burned them along with my oldest Sister's Home, Pete ...
  15. Thank you Watchsearcher, they were young 21yrs, and my Father, soon to be out of the Navy, but there were many tears shed, my Mother was the Baby of the Family in Minnesota, and a stranger was taking ...
  16. You're very welcome Elisabethan, I'm glad that you like them, and hope you see the next post too! :^D
  17. Thanks Jenni, I'm not sure which lake they're on, after-all Minnesota is "The Land of 10,000 Lakes"! My Parents met and got Married in just 6 weeks in Washington DC, my Father was in Port, and my Moth...
  18. Thanks Elisabethan, I'll have to translate it and check it out again, I posted some photos, that you might like to see! :^)
  19. This is a very nice Agate Necklace Elisabethan, the way was made, makes it look like Coral, but polished and shiny! :^D This is what I came up with, my Grandmother(1 of 5 sisters), was born 1887 in M...
  20. Much Thanks to TheGateKeeper, truthordare, and MALKEY too, for the love that you gave! :^)
  21. Thank you all for taking the time for a look, and for the love that you gave, Karen Thomas MALKEY and keramikos, it's appreciated! :^)
  22. Sorry Elisabethan, I'll have to check my Family Ancestry, to find out for sure where my Grandmother came from, but She came to the United States in the late 1800's, with her Family and settled in Nort...
  23. Thanks for your comment, and the love that you gave Elisabethan, sorry I thought that I answered your comment, but I guess that I didn't Submit it! :^)
  24. I can't remember if I told you but my Mother's Mother came from Sweden, so I'm 1/4 Swedish. It's fun to here that there's a town called Malung, do they make pottery there! :^D Always good to see you E...
  25. Oh, you should check Solved Mystery, and call it what it is! :^)
  26. Great job on your own JAROME, and welcome to CW, where we all learn about the things that we collect! :^D I searched a little last night, for MCM woman holding bowls over head Chip and Dip, and under ...
  27. Thank you Elisabethan, for your comment! Malung, isn't that how they form clay in the north? :^D LOL It's all good! The McKusicks lived in the Arizona Desert, and Cactus, were some of the Plants that ...
  28. Thanks for the love kwqd, it's always good to get! :^)
  29. Thanks for stopping by, and giving a love, Watchseacher, Brian, and Gillian, it's appreciated! :^)
  30. Here's some information about Bob and Charmion McKusick Mosaic and Tile Company: Thanks for looking! :^)
  31. EJW-54, and jscott, thank you for the love that you gave! :^)
  32. Thanks jscott, when I found out that the steering wheel turned the front wheels right, and left, that's what really made it cool for me! Ah the little things, that make the difference! :^D
  33. Hey my #1 Mary, thank you! My Sisters had 3 Sisters too, but I was lucky, because I had 4 Sisters! :^D Thanks for taking a look, and for the love, Manikin, Karen, and my #1 Mary, missed the button...
  34. I was going to take photos of one that I have, but here's one on Laurelleaffarm, that shows what I was talking about, and picks up well, showing the similarities, of the two tools: https://laurelle...
  35. The photos help a lot, I think that it's a banding crimper, but missing a baseplate, that the hooks would lock into, and hold the banding as the crimping jaws crimp the two bands, and coupler together...
  36. Hey Ken, thanks for taking a look, and loving what you saw! :^)
  37. Much thanks to you all, for the love that you gave, Brian Peasejean55 Ken Thomas and MALKEY too, I'll let my Wife know from all of you! :^)
  38. Thanks Brian, I like them too, but never wanted a Pickup, everyone wants you to move them! :^D I got a minivan instead, and still have to move them! Oh well! Thank you for checking this one out, the...
  39. Thanks Jenni, I think She'll enjoy it, in front of her Sister, and then give it to Her, after all. They have that kind of relationship! "Ask and ye shall receive"! :^D Thank you for the love too, it's...
  40. Thanks Watchsearcher, I keep Bear and Bandit on the shelf in the Hall for just such emergencies, and this time they fit the part Perfectly! :^D Ah yes, 1955 brings back memories of my birth, and w...
  41. Thank you for the love aura, it's always nice of you! :^)
  42. Hey Thomas it's always nice to have you stop by, and give some love! Thank you! :^)
  43. Thank you for looking northwestrelics, and for the love that you gave! :^)
  44. Here's one on ebay: It has all the information about it and I'll post I in descriptions!
  45. Hey SEAN68 thanks for looking, and for the love too! :^)
  46. Here's a link to the 1955 Chevy Pickup! :^D Thanks for posting yours Brian! :^)
  47. Here's a link to Brian(fortapache)'s post: Thanks for posting Brian! :^D Thanks for looking!...
  48. I just picked up a 1955 Chevy Pick-up for a friend of mine that has a real one like it. It has a little damage, but still looks cool, I post it soon! :^D Nice Cars Brian! :^)
  49. Thank you for the love my #1 Mary! xoxo :^)
  50. Here's a youtube video of a Sold 1957 Golden Hawk, it's pretty cool, everything you wanted to know, and more! :^D Enjoy! It even has a old Commercia...
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