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ho2 I was born at Putnam Memorial Hospital in Bennington and grew up about 30 miles north in Manchester. Last time I was up there I hardly recognized the place. Lots of flatlanders moved up there an...
This isn't actually Nippon. You see Nippon contracted others to produce their products and this is one of them. The fact it says made in Italy should tell you that. Additionally the words "Made In" me...
I would believe first edition printing as it is a lithograph but not the original painting.
Hermit Thrush is the Vermont State Bird. Seen many as I grew up there.
I am inclined to think it is a five groove electric fence insulator. WISCONSIN PORCELAIN COMPANY and SUPERIOR PORCELAIN both made this design from 3/4" up to 6". Many other companies made them but the...
I can help you if it is made of copper. Long years ago we had a wind chime that had all different size small copper bells on it. Each of the bells made a different sound when they blew in the wind and...
It is a normal 29-S. What makes you believe it to be an error coin? That little 2 is supposed to be like that and you have no double strike on the trailing 9.
The mark you are showing is their crown stamp used from 1964 - 1971 and your item is marked 8-71 (August 71) The 1949 - 1964 stamp had no writing under the word ARABIA.
Time to stop following this post and wait for the book to come out.....it's clogging up my email . Good luck folks, not my cup of tea today.
I am aware Shulman's owned a clothing business but I don't sew anything so beyond me.
It is about the same size and design of my torch tip cleaner kit. Looks like the same material and folds open to let you select the cleaning file you want.
take a moment to read the FAQ's at the bottom it tells you how to orient your picture so it displays properly. Typically losding them directly from a phone or tablet is the problem and not at all a p...
Those who enjoy the site and read the rules set forth usually obey the site rules. I don't see any censorship, this isn't a political forum. This item is neither antique nor is it collectable.
It wasn't at all a joke or in bad taste. Actually it was originally spelled "lewes harp". They were quite popular in Europe especially Austria long ago.
I have an old one hanging on a hook out in my shop. Depends on the part of the country you are in but Juice & Jews harp both apply.
I found a similar item at a yard sale up north years ago. I bought it for 50 cents. There is a picture and write up on my profile page. I tried to research it myself for years without much luck but a ...
I believe you have the ides right but the name wrong. I believe you have is a maul. Believe it or not they are still made in this very design today. I looked up a modern one and will post the link for...
The total lack of marking would raise red flags with me.
It has the Capodimonte name but was acutally made by the Genori family factory long after the originals. The original molds were sold to Genori and they started the cherub bell line and mass produced ...
Don't worry about the hole in the end, that was to hang it on a hook over a butchers bench. This type knife is common in Alaska for scaling fish and elsewhere for both scaling and removing fat layers ...
Just curious...do you live in Alaska or did this come from there?
You need to understand he does work in gold and silver but both are plated not pure gold or sterling
Yes, he is about my age and Mexican. He is well known for Mexican reproductions of Aztec items. I wouldn't state this as sterling until you have it silver tested.
Looks like a decanter. The bull horn on top would make me think Italy or Spain for wine.
Yup, Pyrite very common to that area. Commonly called "Fools Gold".
I don't see the Shimazu crest, can you do a photo showing it?
The photo isn't so good but the mark in the last picture appears to be a Mexican mark.
Don't worry about the blade being ruined because it is neither rare or valuable. Clean it up and enjoy it as part of your metal detecting display. I know full well how much fun metal detecting is, but...
Nippon has a very large online database of all of their marks, including marks by makers that were licensed by them to use the Nippon trademark. I no longer have the link bookmarked but I assure you i...
The two with hooks on the end are shoe button hooks. I have a few fancy ones from my great grandmother. The big safety pin is pretty much multi use.
True you should look for schreger lines in an item suspected to be ivory. However, you also need to keep two things in mind. Schreger lines fade and will become invisible as ivory ages and forms a yel...
Trying to repair it might do more harm than good. The hinge side has popped and looks bent. Pretty delicate repair that I seriously doubt anyone would guarantee results. Best to establish value as is ...
Lou, no I don't think it is brass although it may have been plated. Looking at picture #2 it appears to be steel.
Lou - I had the same thoughts about the split but looking a bit more the split is where the caliper end fits in and therefore much thinner to accommodate the caliper so it would indeed be subject to s...
The less expensive rules were indeed boxwood but top of the line were either bone or ivory. Looking at the crack and the split on the other end I wouldn't think this is not boxwood.
The fork on a dandelion root cutter is much thinner and sharp to sever the root. This would have to be much longer because a dandelion has a tap root and the objective is to cut the root far enough be...
It is called a four fold ruler. The end with the "L" shaped brass piece should slide out to become a caliper. If you research "antique four fold ivory ruler" you will find plenty of info. Stanley tool...
Looks like a papa-san chair without the cushion.
You are right Phil the standard Gov't or school desk sat flat on the floor at the bottom of the pedestals and usually had horizontal wooden drawer pulls. A desk like this would have been used for a to...
There were thousands of these made back in the 50's and used in schools, offices, government buildings etc. The larger ones the top comes off to accommodate getting it through doorways and lighten the...
The Mayan's migrated into southern Mexico therefore it is quite possible it is Mayan but actually made in Mexico. In that it doesn't have a COO mark is also an interesting fact.
Levi's has a wonderful database to identify their items, everything from the tags, to stitching to pockets. I assume the database is still open for public access. Certainly a good find, finding a buye...
Interesting piece. Many of the Mayan items that come out of Mexico during that era were actually made in Central America, Guatemala especially. They were funneled through Mexico and either sold there ...
Probably made in Pakistan or India for import here to dollar stores etc. The built in brass knuckles are against the law in many states.
Looks like an early form of a Kuksa. Originally they were made of dried gourds then wood and today have a more open top similar to a cup. The hole in the handle was to hang them up. My 2 cents.
I always had an air tight wood/coal stove up north. When the power went out I had heat, a place to cook and wall to wall neighbors sleeping everywhere. All of them brought along food and everyone shar...
paulnot - always look for both marks when assessing a Hummel. That will be your guide to tell the difference as to where they are made and of what material. The signature alone simply indicates it was...
Typo on Goebel sorry
Maria Innosencia would be marked MI Hummel this appears to be one made in the far east which do not bear the Goegel trademark but are created to the same quality standard but at a much reduced price b...
I would suggest it wasn't used as a weapon. Try and stab someone with that thin blade and all you will do is piss them off and the minute you hit bone a blade that thin will snap. The last picture loo...
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