pickrknows

Dundas,Ont

Personal Website: pickrknows@yahoo.ca

You don't realise when it happens or how it happens but all of a sudden you realise that you are a collector, you know that you're a collector because you find it paYou don't realise when it happens or how it happens but all of a sudden you realise that you are a collector, you know that you're a collector because you find it painful to throw anything away (I mean anything). Before you know it you have been collecting for years and even decades, not only have you been collecting but also you have been conserving, recycling and reclaiming as well as re assigning and amassing. Your taste may stay the same or you may go off into different directions but your still a collector, you may one day find yourself overpowered by your collection (more often it is the spouse that is overwhelmed) and sell it all, but before your know it there you go again collecting. Some people start of collecting as a trend, a pastime, or by accident as a tourist .No matter how ,they become collectors because it's "in the blood". Collectors come in all shapes and sizes and budgets; collecting knows no gender, religion or nationality. Collectors are highly sentimental creatures, incredibly curious and they become experts in their own rights. There are the odd collectors who are ashamed of their habits, I say be proud because through your obsessive-compulsive behaviour you have learned a great deal of history, have conserved recycled and reinvented (all noble attributes). Be proud as you're not drunks, smokers or gamblers, yours is a positive and rewarding addiction, you haven't poured money down a drain, you have enjoyed the chase, the possession and you will reap the financial rewards when it is time to sell. I have had various antique interests over the years, recently started to concentrate on putting together a "collection" of something,mainly to fill the empty spaces on the walls of my gamesroom. As I've long been a collector of advertising items,I decided that it was to be Coca Cola of the pre 1960's vintage. Also into Vintage firefighting, guitars, signs, cars, motorbikes,art pottery,art glass,militaria,pretty much anything old and cool!.Thanks for looking! Cheers!! (Read more)

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1950's Londontoys Coca Cola wind- up truck - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1960's Mountain Dew  vacuformed plastic and cardboard  original sign. - Advertisingin Advertising
1971 GMC 1500 shorty step side - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
1950's Coca Cola Modern Clock Co. - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950's Marx Coca Cola Tim toy delivery truck - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Otto Von Bismark pewter ceremonial cup - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1920 Coca Cola change tray - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950's  Coca Cola Masonite 6pack carrier  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1930's Jail Cell door with original key!! - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
1950's Aluminum Rockford Coca Cola coaster - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola

Comments

  1. The real first American sports car, a full 2 years before the corvette was even available!! Looks like you did an awesome job on the restoration! I recently met a gentleman who was having a Nash-Hea...
  2. Awesome Gibson Perry, I'd love to own one , especially one signed by you!! I'm moving along some things myself lately but always room for a classic guitar. Let me know if ones still available as a t...
  3. Could this be for stretching the hose prior to attaching it to a new coupling?
  4. Its hard to tell from your pictures, but judging from the style and materials in the helmet liner I'd say earlier than 1970's , anywhere down to the '50's. There is usually a date code in the center ...
  5. She's a keeper Perry!! We certainly are a couple a lucky guys in that dept!!!
  6. That's a real sweet lookin' sign buddy, nice find!!
  7. You're the King of the E-Bay deals by far Dave!! Super nice grab on this one my friend!! Cheers
  8. Mid '40's, too bad it's so rough but some people like 'em rough!! Hard one to find in great condition, and only available in Canada.
  9. Can ya whistle us a tune Perry?? Awesome piece!!
  10. Saweeet!!! :0)
  11. Love to light up a stoogie and lay it down in this one Perry! Nice piece brotha!!
  12. That's a sweet one to have Dave, been looking forever to find a real one also! Nice find brotha!!
  13. Awesome sign in great condition! Nice find CKid!!
  14. Sweet finds CKid!!
  15. Sweet find. looks minty!!
  16. Love that image Perry, one of my favorite tray images, and in awesome condition! Nicely done buddy!! Hope all is well with you and yours, and that your travels are all as fruitful as this trip was f...
  17. Sorry but your sign is definitely a repop , the original version of this sign was made in 1902 by the Meek Co in Coshocton, OH, and books for $5500, but it's quite diferent than yours. A picture of it...
  18. Check to see if the bridges are gold, they usually are! Nice find!!
  19. Nice machine to restore, especially if you like it and want a project, just don't spend a ton of money on it as the flat top machines don't bring much on re-sale. Here's a link for parts,, https://ww...
  20. Holy Smokes Dave,,Jackpot!!! That's the holy grail piece we'd all love to find! Nicely done my friend, and having the Mrs. along for the trip makes it even better!! Cheers buddy!
  21. Awesome super rare piece Dave, and nicely done with the bundle buy!! Gotta love it!!
  22. Thanks so much for the nice comments and well wishes Roy, share, Pinbacks, , fort apache, Dave and Michael , very much appreciated!! Cheers Bern
  23. Yup , Looks like it could be Roo leather, and likely made in Australia, or at least based on their design! Love these comfy hats!!
  24. That's a beauti piece Perry, and they look awesome together! The start of another collection maybe?
  25. Nice addition to the "cave" Dave!! Happy Easter to you and yours also my friend!!
  26. They will look sweet installed into your awesome collection my friend! Nicely done!!
  27. Tha's a sweet one Perry, bet it sounds awesome in the Master's hands!!
  28. That's waaay too cool Dave! Nice find buddy!!
  29. Thats a beaut bud!!
  30. Hey thanks Perry, good to hear from you bud! What has happened to all your posts? Cheers my friend!!
  31. Love the Hagenauer!! Sweet find Sean!!
  32. Thanks so much for the nice comments Dave, Yehuda, and nutsabotas6! Hope you are all keepin fine!!! Cheers!
  33. That's a sweet find Dave, nicely done!!
  34. Thanks Perry, fhrjr2,Coke1234, andMani, good to hear from you, hope all is well at your end also Mani !! Cheers!!
  35. Not old at all, check the Phillips screws attaching the armrests. Very nice chair, likely made in the 1980's
  36. Awesome Kerry, you're definitely the King of the Watchkeepers!! Someday I'm going to get me one of these old Mickey's!! Hope you are well my friend, and take care! Cheers
  37. Lookin' good Buddy, I'm a big Fan of your collection!! Stay well my friend!
  38. Hey I didn't see you there Yehuda, I was there Tuesday but in town for 3 nights. Got my picture with that cool truck also. I would have loved to take the side-walk sign home!! It was certainly a gr...
  39. Perfect year end post Dave of my two favorite things, Coke and Cars!! That would be a great addition to any collection, especially mine!! :) Cheers brotha, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your!!
  40. Great buy Yehuda, nice sign!
  41. Thanks Yehuda!!
  42. Thanks Chad!!
  43. Thanks Dave, great to be back!!
  44. The cave is lookin kinda full Dave, but so nicely displayed!! I'm a bit green with envy my friend, my whole collection is packed away until I get the new room finished :( Hopefully by this spring I ...
  45. Whats the size? Can you post a pic of the back? There were many repro versions of this, hard to tell from your pics.
  46. Wow, awesome sign Trey!!!!
  47. Great score Trev, very nice sign, and I'm sure that the varnish can be removed.
  48. Hey Dave, great sign for the return of the B-I-N king!! I've got this one but nowhere near as nice as yours!! Busy summer here also, major purging going on as we be moving soon!! All the big stuff ...
  49. I'm still looking for this one also!! Nice tray Yehuda!!
  50. Mine has the leather strap also!! Def. orig, and very nice shape!!
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