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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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A Closer Look at Recent Jewelry and Flea Market Finds! :^D - Bagsin Bags
Art Pottery Sculpture Who Done It?  - Fine Artin Fine Art
Recent Jewelry Finds And More . . . To Warm A Cool Winter Day! :^D  - Animalsin Animals
Possible Esteban Prieto Blown Glass Tall Drink Snake Glasses - Art Glassin Art Glass
Antique Pewter Bird Spout Screw Lid Flagon(a closer look) :^)  - Bottlesin Bottles
What Nice Flea Market Finds For The First of the New Decade! :^D - Bagsin Bags
Yellow Depression Glass Two Section Footed Serving Dish With Etched Bamboo Design - Glasswarein Glassware
 1930's-1950's Ozark Roadside Tourist Pottery Hanging Pot - Potteryin Pottery
Boy Scouts Of America 1943 The Wolf Cubbook  - Booksin Books
Vintage Madame Alexander Composite Hand Puppet Charles "Chef" - Dollsin Dolls

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  1. That might be a good reason to call it the New Roaring 20's! :^D Hope to see ya too! :^)
  2. That's a much clearer photo of the mark, thanks! :^D The Crown looks like a Capodimonte, but is normally over N, it could be a blank Porcelain Vase and the bottom is the artist that Painted it, and th...
  3. You're very welcome Christina, and thanks again to my #1 Mary(valentino97), for the correct Rock name! :^)
  4. I would love to see it Lighted! I hear ya about the toooo much stuff, but I bet most the People on CW know the same feeling! :^)
  5. Thanks Mrstyndall, the best part about that Story was being able to go out on the Tugboat and Dredger, in the early Morning workdays on the San Francisco Bay, with my Dad, I even got to steer the Tug,...
  6. Oh Penny! Another beautiful Loetz Glass Vase! B^D Thanks so much for showing! I love it too! :^)
  7. Here's another similar Tea Caddy, with a little more information on it: https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-silver/silver-tea-caddy/antique-victorian-silver-plated-tea-caddy-55797 Good Luck! Th...
  8. Here it is a Tea Cady: https://www.etsy.com/listing/683511966/vintage-tea-caddy-silver-plated?utm_medium=SellerListingTools&utm_campaign=Share&utm_source=Pinterest&share_time=1555783472000&utm_term...
  9. Here's for the Silver Plated Creamer: http://www.silvercollection.it/DICTIONARYFACTORYFISHER.html Harrison and Fisher & Co. Sheffield Maybe the other piece is for Tabaco or Tea, I'll see if ...
  10. Hey Brian, you might remember this one from 2yrs ago! :^)
  11. Nice find Brian, it reminds me of the old Japanese Bayonet, that I posted a few years ago. I fixed the rotted Wooden Handle when I was a kid, but put the Guard on backwards, not remembering the way th...
  12. It's always to have you stop by my posts Kevin, and Vynil too! Thanks to the both of you for the love that you gave! :^)
  13. Thanks much for the love Kevin, and Vynil, always good to get! :^)
  14. What a great find! So cool, I can't believe someone would throw it away! It looks great just the way it is, but Lighted? Any plans? :^D Thanks for showing charmsomeone! :^)
  15. Oh, good to have you on CW Lparnold, and welcome! :^)
  16. Here's a similar one on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/738590435/antique-19th-century-middle-eastern?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_christmas_Home_and_L...
  17. We have an endangered Red Legged Frog here in California, but a Blue Glass Frog, how rare is that!!? :^D Thanks for the post Jenni, I love it! :^)
  18. My #1 Mary, so nice of you to come by for a look, and leave a love, for what you saw, thank you! :^)
  19. You're very welcome my #1 Mary, I'm at your service! :^D Thank you for the love that you gave, Manikin, and my #1 Mary, it's always appreciated, and very nice to get! :^)
  20. The difference Iron Pyrite: https://www.thermofisher.com/blog/mining/pyrite-the-real-story-behind-fools-gold/ Just a little more help! :^)
  21. Here my #1 Mary, I think you're right! Here just to help you out! https://www.ereferencedesk.com/resources/state-symbols/california/rock-lithologic-emblem.html California serpentine our state r...
  22. Thanks truthordare, I saw the Cloisonné Jar and no lid, at the Estate Sale, and left it on the table, but later I was digging in a box, and found the lid, and grabbed the Jar quick, all the things tha...
  23. Thanks Pascale, for taking a look, and giving a love! :^)
  24. Thank you for the love too Eileen, and you know that you're always welcome to come up and join me in the Hunt! :^)
  25. Thanks so much Eileen, it seems you can find almost anything at the friendly neighborhood Flea Market, if you look long enough! :^D I think over 50+ years now though! :^)
  26. Oh that's right, I did a little searching and the only thing that I came up with on the Necklace is the Clasp is called a Box Clasp, or Tongue in Groove Clasp, but no date yet! :^)
  27. Could be a shroom experience after thought also, but it is interesting! Thanks Eileen! :^D Thank you for the love that you gave, Eileen and Rich, very nice of you both! :^)
  28. You know Eileen, I haven't checked it out, in my books, or on line yet. The Chain looks almost hand made, and the way the whole Necklace is made looks custom, an Arts and Crafts look, so maybe 1920's....
  29. That works too Tim! :^)
  30. Thank you for stopping by for a look, and for the love that you gave, Jenni and Karen! :^)
  31. Thanks for taking a look and giving a love, Brian Kevin Jenni Karen and Hel1, it's appreciated! :^)
  32. Great collection Mrstyndall, and nice job with the Sword! :^D Thanks much for showing! :^)
  33. Sorry my #1 Mary, this is the first time to see this post, great photo and story, I'm glad it came back up again! I love reading all the comments, and miss digging in old structures for treasures! :^D
  34. Here's another link from a Distributer Avalon Pewter Fairies, designed and crafted by artist Alain Vachaudez. http://www.zaarie.com/product/avalon-pewter-fairies-couple/#tab-description It giv...
  35. This is from the link: This figurine is designed and crafted by artist Alain Vachaudez. Alain is a Belgian artist who moved to Thailand some 20 years ago, where he lives with his Thai wife and young ...
  36. Here you go IVAN49: https://www.ec21.com/product-details/Pewter-Fairy-Figurine--6710150.html This should help! :^)
  37. Nice! So the Yellow one is about 16" x 16" right? Sorry, I'm looking on my big screen TV! :^D What size are they? :^)
  38. Here's some information about the NRA National Recovery Act of 1933: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Industrial_Recovery_Act_of_1933 Thanks for looking! :^)
  39. Nice SEAN68, thanks for showing the Levis, checking out my post, and for the love that you gave! :^)
  40. Welcome to CW wlawwad1! :^D Here's a link that may help: https://www.ctcountryantiques.com/post/2016/06/22/iroquois-beadwork-unique-american-folk-art Thanks rocker-sd, for the information, and ...
  41. Thanks for taking a look Stuff, Brian, and Kevin, and for the love that you gave! :^)
  42. You're very welcome Canbomb! :^)
  43. It's a Chinese Ginger Jar type Table Lamp, maybe from the 1950's. It could have been made by lots of different Lamp Makers. Have you taken it apart and looked at the bottom of the Porcelain? If not, t...
  44. Thanks Gillian, for all your help, information, and link, much appreciated! Some are marked Esteban Prieto, with or without a date, and some like the mark on these, then there's some with no mark, I ...
  45. Here's a google image search that might help: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1217&bih=615&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=QeAcXtGSKZrctAalmpWgCA&q=Antique+Etruscan+Majolica+Plate+Oak+Leaf+Acorn+Serving+P...
  46. Thank you for taking the time to look at these, and for the love that you gave, Rich aura Kevin SEAN and bb2 was here! :^)
  47. Ok, lets see if I can start over on this, but first, some great finds at the Estate Sale that we went to, I'll try to show some later! :^D Thanks Jenni, I got that Aloha Hawaii(table?) cloth a few ...
  48. Thanks to you all for the Comments, and love given, I'm off to my Friend Keith's Estate Sale in Berkeley, I'll get back to you a little later! :^D
  49. Thank You Jenni, mine are the Marigold ones, and my friend got the 4 Blue Iridescent tall Drink Glasses, but I think they're nice finds too! :^D Mrstyndall, thanks so much, yes they sure are pretty...
  50. Thanks for coming by for a look, and leaving a love for what you say Brian! :^)
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