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Dumas,Texas

Live in Texas, collect numerous items including coins, antique bottles, piggy banks, knives, cast iron, kitchen utensils, crocks, and anything odd or unusual. Enjoy Live in Texas, collect numerous items including coins, antique bottles, piggy banks, knives, cast iron, kitchen utensils, crocks, and anything odd or unusual. Enjoy the hunting and the researching for items I purchased. (Read more)

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Buggy/Wagon/Farm??? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Universal Vendors almond vending machine  - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Kurley Q fry cutter  - Kitchenin Kitchen
Hammer stone, possibly  - Gemstonesin Gemstones
Walsh hames  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Chilean spurs  - Sporting Goodsin Sporting Goods
Dr pepper bottle  - Advertisingin Advertising
Mason jar collection  - Bottlesin Bottles
Native American bow and arrow  - Native Americanin Native American
Sewing machine drawer collection  - Sewingin Sewing

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  1. The sharp point is attached to the blade it's just a guide to keep it centered.
  2. Definitely damage, I go through hundreds of dollars of coins every month and find similar coins like it.
  3. Something as simple as sitting in soda could cause damage, anything acidic can eat away at the copper.
  4. Appears to be in great condition, probably wouldn't take much to fire her up.
  5. I didn't have these ones but I do like all of the Marx west series. I spent countless hours playing with the ones I had. Still have part of what I had as a kid and regret not keeping up with ALL of th...
  6. I just bought one on Monday at an antique store, paid $15 which I thought was a good price. I have a pretty extensive collection of piggy banks and this is one that will make a great addition.
  7. Fortapache looks like you may have the entire collection or close to it, very impressive. I'm tempted to start my own collection, my wife would probably shoot me if I start collecting another somethin...
  8. I've never seen any at garage or estate sales, probably have to be an online purchase.
  9. Yep, it was Johnny and Jane West that I had, seeing all of these sure bring back memories.
  10. This is the horse I have, tail was broken off and glued back on. I played with these a lot and have lost some and parts of others. Wish I could find some in mint condition with boxes. I was really poo...
  11. I have one like it that I bought new on the 70's, don't have all of the accessories anymore. I also have the Indian with the mohawk but he's missing a hand. Used to have the cowboy and cowgirl but not...
  12. My cousin had a gremlin, some ugly shade of green as I remember. First car I attempted to drive was a manual transmission pinto.My first car was a '62 Mercury meteor, 289 v8, three on the tree with ov...
  13. Are you planning on restoring it? Some new oak slats would sure make it a useful antique. I understand that you may like it just as it is, some things are better left alone.
  14. Might be helpful to add more pictures and without the plastic holder, maybe some closeups of the error you are referring to. I have found it's best to hold the camera not to close and use the zoom. M...
  15. Nice collection, I have one old fire extinguisher and one of the guns. The gun was free and just $10 for the extinguisher. Sounds like many here on collectors weekly have the same affliction, and prob...
  16. I almost bought a cast iron bank similar to yours, wasn't too bad of a price either but I didn't and now kinda regret it. I have a pretty extensive collection of all types of piggy/coin banks, may pos...
  17. Couldn't tell by the picture if it was gate marked, often the unknown skillets are impossible to identify hence the name given as mystery skillets. Probably 1800's or early 1900's if I were guessing. ...
  18. Nice, I would love to find one like it. I did just buy a True Temper Kelly works axe with the claws for pulling nails. Haven't researched it much but always love learning about everything I find.
  19. After researching some more I did find some that are similar. There are a few makers that I think are considered artists, Larry Cly for one. So possibly could be more of a piece of art rather than jus...
  20. I think it's the actual color, the reason for different shades was partially because they recycled glass even back then. Immigrants were paid to pick up broken glass which was mixed in, probably why m...
  21. I went to the Dr pepper museum earlier this year, it's pretty cool, they have tons of bottles of all kinds (not just dr pepper). If you're a Pepper and ever near Waco it's worth the $10 or so entry fe...
  22. The arrowheads don't seem as authentic as the bow does and the arrows look almost like dowels but I just don't know.
  23. Also should mention that the bail seal jar is only Master padlock keys.
  24. I have some skeleton keys and a locking mechanism with knobs on I will post. I also separated the little keys that may unlock some of my piggy banks that I don't have keys for. Not sure if they would...
  25. Nice collection, I took the key rings off of my collection that I posted, probably should have left some of the more interesting ones on. I did keep all of them at least.
  26. I believe I have an old brass Master with the lion on the key, I'll have to see if I can find it. Sometimes wish you could put more than 4 pictures on the posts.
  27. Thanks, that's just a little of the taxidermy, the doe on the right was my first attempt at taxidermy. Now I have around 25 deer, one elk and two pronghorn.
  28. I have an assortment of different brands of pliers I plan on posting sometime. This is one I don't have, it's amazing how even pliers are collectable.
  29. Thanks, that makes sense since I bought it at at estate sale on an old farm. The family was in the same house for over 75 years.
  30. I didn't mention that the spelled out FARM is electric fence insulators. They are the old white porcelain ones.
  31. Nice, I think the best one is the green one by the public telephone sign.
  32. I find them at estate sales, garage sales and antique stores. I just think they are something worth something. I know there are some selling for over $1000, one of these days I may stumble across one ...
  33. This is one of those items that I wasn't looking for and don't collect but when I see something that sparks interest and is a steal I add it to my collection. In fact I wasn't even sure what it was bu...
  34. I almost purchased one similar, one of the things I regret a little not taking a chance on. The farmhouse was way out in the country and without internet connection I was able to research and assess v...
  35. I thought about bringing some of the better ones inside, some are pretty rusty already. I don't think they will weather too bad displayed vertical. And that is a doggy window but we no longer have any...
  36. It is a lead alloy, the metal used for sockets isn't referred to as "socket metal". I think the term is more in reference to the socket on the end of a cable that connects it to something else.
  37. No it's not strong enough for tools, it melts at 750 degrees.
  38. Socket metal is for the ends of wire rope (cable) to keep it from unraveling.
  39. Didn't say anything about socket metal, probably similar to zinc. Goes back to the 1880's all the way to 1980, not sure how old mine is. I have a couple American zinc company small ingots that I can p...
  40. I put a pencil by it for comparison, it has the amber on one side and red on the other so appears different than the dodge.
  41. I was thinking possibly on the fender of an old truck or possibly running lights on a light bar.
  42. Nice collection, I usually buy mine for next to nothing, a lot of people don't see any value to them. I have a really old opener similar to the last one in your links. I will post it sometime.
  43. Would make a really nice prison shank.
  44. Older than mine, nice machine. I have a Cavalier 64 in working condition.
  45. Yeah, I'm going with the milk/cream bucket. Looking at other examples I believe that is exactly what it is, minus the lid. Unless the lid is an accessory for warming or something else it is definitely...
  46. It's in the last picture, in the center, like something was suspended from it. I thought steamer or still but can't say for sure one way or another.
  47. I thought that was a possibility, probably had a paper label since there isn't any paint on it. Usually there should be some evidence of paint unless it was removed intentionally. Thanks for your he...
  48. I'm afraid many of the items I have collected that I will never know much about, Google is pretty much worthless when it comes to research, everyone who would know is long gone.
  49. I have no idea, awful heavy to be ironing clothes with all day. I have some very small irons, some call them either salesmen samples, children's or finishing irons. (like for collars) This one is defi...
  50. Always wish they could tell their story, so many things and no one still alive to explain their uses, how well they worked, etc. Like some of the cast iron cookware in my collection, something used to...
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