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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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Rare Wilhelm Goebel Pottery Vase Cream Color with Red and Black Trim 1920s-1939 Mark - Potteryin Pottery
Improved Brass Flowers and Leaves Brooch with Kyratisation by Bill! :^) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
More Silver Brooches? and a little more! :^) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
10 Duncan Miller Glass Caribbean Punch Cups with Cobalt Blue Applied Handles  - Glasswarein Glassware
Vintage Murano Art Glass Cigar Ashtray (by Dino Martins)?  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Czech Bohemian Moser? Cased Glass Cut To Cranberry Hand Painted Pedestal Bowl - Art Glassin Art Glass
Recent Finds Silver Glass Porcelean and Paper 
Got A Light? . . . Match Books A Quick One For Maderia! :^) - Advertisingin Advertising
Try To Keep Clutching That Purse Collection :^D - Bagsin Bags
Another Flea Market Question Native American Bracelet? By GLAT Marked? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry


  1. Thank you for the love keramikos! :^)
  2. Thanks to you three for taking some time, to take a look, and give some love, aura Tigra and Radegunder, much appreciated! :^)
  3. They have the records, just not on the computer, and not going to search manually! :^D Then again, the Museum may have all the records on computer, and maybe interested in your Humidor! Thanks for you...
  4. This is nice Jenni! :^D I see where you could use a little Kyratization on this! A little red fine point Sharpie Pen works wonders! Get the multi color pack! LOL :^)
  5. Hi Ben, thanks for stopping by, and giving some love! :^)
  6. I think this vegetable dish, is the ticket! :^D Same year 1980, and same look, good job! Just need a confirmation on the Artist/designer! You might check with the museum, for that! :^)
  7. Here's a video of someone using agate burnishers, on a gold leaf frame: Thanks again slackjack, for the info., and to Woodsmoocher, for the post! Now ...
  8. Thank you slackjack, I knew someone would know! :^D Here's a link to some: A pointer? &:^} I was trying! :^)
  9. Hey Thomas, and Pascale, nice to have the both of you, come by for a look, and love what you saw! Thank you! :^)
  10. Here's a link to "The Goebel King's" column: A little more help! :^)
  11. I'm adding this, to clarify, what I wrote in my description, also it's "Wilhelm", not William Goebel! I'll change my title! :^D This is from "The Goebel King" An Introduction to Goebel Collecting ...
  12. Thank you all for taking a look, and giving back some love for what you saw, bb2 was here, Karen, and AO too, Brian and Kevin also, much appreciation to all of you! :^)
  13. Hi Jenni, yes it is, William Goebel, is that Goebel! :^D I haven't really researched it yet though, I have Hummel books, that don't have Goebel, but haven't gotten to my Goebel book, because I think i...
  14. Hey Woodsmoocher, welcome to CW! :^D They look like some sort of handheld antique instructional pointer, but the only one similar that I could find is an antique Torah pointer, but all of those have a...
  15. Always happy to help, if I can Bonnie! :^)
  16. Thanks for the size! :^D You're right about that cup and saucer, it looks to have the same finish, and glaze that your humidor/pipe holder has, now you just have to confirm, that's the Artist, that ma...
  17. Here's the trailer for the movie "The Last King" not "The Child King", on YouTube: I think the full video is available, but may cost! :^)
  18. I was able to see the movie made in Norway, about this event. It was very good, but in Norwegian, with English subtitles. The movie, I think was "The Child King" not sure about, was made in 2016, and ...
  19. Hey Bonnie, great find! :^D Remember this: It was one of my first posts to CW! :^)
  20. Interesting piece keramikos, what is the size of it? Thanks for showing! :^)
  21. You're welcome! :^D It is a good story though! :^)
  22. But remember any U.S. currency that's more then 50% will be replaced by the U.S. Mint, so not all a loss! The $5. $2. and a few of the $1., maybe $10. worth, good for a sandwich, and an Ale! :^)
  23. Sounds good! :^D
  24. Also the Treasurer Romana Acosta Banuelos, on the $1. dollar bill, was also from the 1970's! :^)
  25. I noticed that the $2. dollar bill is after Churchill died, did he come back for a smoke? :^D The Secretary Treasurer on it is William Edward Simon, who signed in the 1970's! Just a thought! :^)
  26. This is great IronLace, I love Wall Pockets too! :^D I have mainly Pottery, and only a few Glass Wall Pockets! :^)
  27. They're Moroccan clay and Goatskin Bongos, or Tam Tams! :^)
  28. You're welcome FUNNYHUMAN, and good luck! :^D Remember that there's a lot of friendly, knowledgeable people, here on CW, that are happy to help, so we can all learn, and see your neat treasures! :^)
  29. oops wrong number but same style! :^)
  30. Here's a link to one on Replacements:
  31. The Roseville number on this vase is 233-10" or 231-8", I can't tell the size that yours is FUNNYHUMAN! :^)
  32. Beat me to it again art.pottery! :^D I have a few pieces of this Roseville Pottery Florentine, and was going to jump in! Good one! Thanks for posting FUNNYHUMAN! :^)
  33. Nice! Thank you Pascale! :^D Thanks for the post too finder! :^) Oh! Hi Judy! It's fun learning! :^D
  34. Very nice finder, I can't help with the maker, but the Jade, and Pearl look great! :^)
  35. You're welcome Neil, I see a lot of the resin pieces, and get fooled every once in a while. I do like the look of it though, it's just a lot of the time, it's used to deceive, and that's when you have...
  36. Thanks Roy, and I hope you're having a great Father's Day Weekend too! :^)
  37. Hey Neil, it's hard to tell, but to me it looks like it could be a pressed wood, or resin mold piece. It looks very nice though! :^)
  38. Thanks for your comment Eileen, it came out great, and was easy to do too! :^D The Lizard is similar to one that Antiquerose has! :^) Thank you my #1 Mary, that may just fit the Bill! :^D It's alm...
  39. Hey clockerman, thanks for the love! :^)
  40. Nice find, and a treasure hunt too! :^D I like these liquor bottle tags, and have found them in pewter, sterling, aluminum, and porcelean. Plastic too but don't care for those! Thanks for showing the...
  41. Similar, with a time period: Something to think about! :^)
  42. Here's something similar, but they know nothing about it either:
  43. I see that you're spending some and checking things out Kevin, thanks for loving these! :^)
  44. Hi again Kevin, good you got to see Kyratised, Brooch, and loved it too, thank you very much! :^)
  45. Hey Kevin, thanks for a look, and a love of what you saw! :^)
  46. You're very welcome Bitsnbobs123.a! :^D Looks like it's a rare one, nice find! :^)
  47. Here's a link to the one I posted: If you look in pic.#4 you can see it in the little black hand ring hol...
  48. It's called a Gate Top Beggars Bag by Whiting & Davis, made in the 1920's-1930's. Here's one on ebay:
  49. It's made by Whiting & Davis, I Think 1930's! It might be marked on the inside! :^D I posted one a few weeks ago. :^)
  50. Thank you Mrstyndall! Don't tell anyone, but I used colored fine line Sharpie Pens, that my wife had, and they worked great! :^D Thanks for the love that you gave too! :^)
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