billretirecoll

Bay Point, California

retired carpenter 7yrs(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 7yrs(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 31yrs 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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Antique Plier Tool Pat'd 1878 (for watch repair?) - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Vernon Kilns Walt Disney Fantasia Goddess Vase for Donnadiz! :^) - Potteryin Pottery
Welcome To Opening Day Of The 2017 Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire  - Photographsin Photographs
Flea Market Find "Stoner" Ashtray - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
Possible WWII Japanese Type 30 Bayonet Dredged From The Bottom Of San Francisco Bay  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Easter Family Photograph From 1959, For Manikin! :^) - Photographsin Photographs
Lions Tigers and . . .Oh No . . . Just Bears ! ! ! :^) - Animalsin Animals
Glass Cutting Tool ? ? ? . . . Yep! :^)  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Two Job Made Belt Buckles And Old Tools To Boot For Brunswick(Thomas) - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
Possible Red Wing or Rum Rill Dutch Blue Pitcher/Vase  - Potteryin Pottery

Comments

  1. Thank you Rick, they will be alright! :^)
  2. Thank you Rick, I've been sluffing-off some. I'm really missin Thomas(Brunswick), CW said he quit the site, so they deleted all his posts. We have been having a lot of smoke here too, because of all...
  3. I could see why, but not that Rick, there's no punch, and if I had a video of the movement, you could that it has another purpose. that steel plate on the bottom jaw moves in and out a little. I think...
  4. Thank you for stopping by for a look, and loving what you saw, Horseradishman1, and Irishcollector! Much appreciated! :^)
  5. Thanks much again, Izenglish ! :^D Thanks for the love clockerman! :^)
  6. It is amazing though, like you got two for the price of one! I really like both looks! :^)
  7. Oh! Pieces! Even better find! :^)
  8. I never would have thunk-it! :^D What a great piece HippieArchaeologist, and to have all the history on it too! Nice find! :^)
  9. Hi donnadiz, I posted one that I found at the Flea Market on Saturday, it looks good, but has a hairline crack down one side! I got it for a good price though! :^)
  10. Well you know a lock is there to keep honest people, honest, a thief will get in anyway! :^D It's a cool paperweight! :^)
  11. I glad that you could all stop by to see this Vernon Kilns vase, and for giving some love too! :^D bb2 was here, fortapache AdeleC Karen artfoot JImam and Kevin, Thank you all, very much! :^)
  12. Thanks for your comment lzenglish, I went to the blog, but never saw a picture, just that they agreed that it was a watchmakers rivet extractor tool! I'm kind of stuck! :^( I did a google search, but...
  13. Nice Find, and great information! Good luck, and I'll be looking for the finished model ! :^)
  14. Could that shinny spot on the upper right side on the back be a from where a China sticker was? Just noticing! Very neat buckle though! :^)
  15. Hey MacDaddyRico, here's the MOJO Documentary, just a little lead in! :^D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOJeUhUz70E Thanks, and here's to Tom Petty, may he Rock In Heaven! :^)
  16. Hey Vintagefran, thank you for looking, and loving what you saw! :^)
  17. This is a cross-cut 2 man saw. From the ones that I've seen, without a name on the saw, it would be real hard to know who made it, they're all made the same! Here's a company that makes them today: ...
  18. Great job welzebub! :^)
  19. I love these Vernon Kilns plates, and have many Fleamarkettammy, I cant remember if I have this one, but I always try to buy them, when I find them at a low price, or it has special meaning, to me! :^...
  20. Hey flashlarue, nice find! :^D Can't help with identifying this, but if I found it, I would have bought it too! :^)
  21. Very nice Moonhill, I hope someone comes through with a maker for you, so I can find too! :^)
  22. Thank you for this post, and the importance of researching the information, that you may find, on the internet, or anywhere else, welzebub. If you repost information, that you get, always give the s...
  23. Oh hey Vintagefran, when did you stop by? Sorry I missed you! :^D Thank you for taking a look, and loving what you saw! :^)
  24. I don't believe that these are hand carved, molded from casts, of carved pieces, using a combination of resin and black coral dust. Here's some information about these "carved" pieces. http://www....
  25. Hey Thomas, thanks for stopping by for a look, and leaving some love! :^)
  26. Kind of like this green lamp is: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141933825729981984 Just my idea! :^)
  27. So I think I got it, the glass is the base, the brass/bronze, is a connector ring, that would hold a glass, or brass oil lamp, with a matching shade on top? Because there's no hole that goes through t...
  28. Hi Vintagefran, a very nice piece that you got! :^D Maybe some dimension, size, might help someone to figure it out! I wish I could help, but your guess is as good as mine! :^)
  29. Thank you for your comment Mary, and for stopping again! :^)
  30. Hi Mary, I'm glad you could stop by to see the good times that my family, and I have at the Ren-Faire! :^D Thank you for loving it too! :^)
  31. bb2 was here, and roddyq too, and they both loved it! Much thanks to you both! :^)
  32. Hey lzenglish, thank you so much, and I think so too, on both! :^D That sounds about right for me too, I like to mix it up a little, but sometimes that's eating a beer, and staring down a turkey leg,...
  33. I've seen pictures of the one in Michigan iggy, and it looks nice! :^D I think that I would feel funny not going in costume, but maybe that's because it takes me six months to grow my beard for it! :^...
  34. Thank you Mani, it is worth the drive, and we've always enjoyed it! :^D Thanks for the love too! :^)
  35. Thank you all, for a look, and the love! Judy JImam and Karenoke, it's much appreciated! :^)
  36. Thank you Judy, and it was! :^D I've been going to the Faire for over 40 years now. When our sons were born, I made a wooden cart, and would push them around like Royalty, and figured when they got ol...
  37. Thank you aphonic, for your comment, and information, much appreciated! :^)
  38. It reminds me of the Murano Glass Owl Vases, like this one: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LARGE-MURANO-STYLE-GLASS-OWL-14-VASE-Cristalleria-Stile-dArte-11-Pound-LARGE-/301677934930?hash=item463d67f952:g:q...
  39. It's like a Dutch Hoe, or Dutch Hand Hoe https://www.gardentoolcompany.com/collections/weeding-tools/products/royal-dutch-hand-hoe-by-sneeboer Kind of like the one in this link, I think! :^)
  40. It looks like something from the "Bob Ross" school of painting! :^)
  41. It's a "get along little doggie"! :^D No telling, with no size, and no end view, so you can see the shape of the (rake?) Not much of a clue! :^)
  42. Thank you for the love h2c! :^)
  43. Hey BlackWatch, nice to meet you! :^D Thanks for looking at and loving this Bayonet! :^)
  44. It also looks like it's missing the front bevel plate! :^)
  45. Hi Crock, welcome to CW! :^D It looks like a saw set to me! Used to set the teeth on a hand saw. :^)
  46. I tell you what though, I would wear it on my costume anytime! :^D I don't wear a Kilt, or Shawl, but it would just look cool to show! :^)
  47. One question Lisa, are there two front legs, and if so are they split wide enough to close over the pin? For authenticity at a Ren-Faire, I don't think safety pins were invented until the 19th centur...
  48. Here's one very much like yours, but it has a Rush seat, and apparently a Windsor Rocker. https://www.86vintage.com/products/antique-rocking-chair-windsor-rocking-chair Just for information any...
  49. WOW ! ! ! B^O What else can I say, all the above says it, but worth the wait to find the right parts, and then to get them together so beautifully! :^)
  50. I think Onedtent has it, UncleRon, because I really don't know how you could drive that spike in, and then keep it from pulling out after only a few knocks, but that was my first thought, after I saw ...
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