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I started collecting, picking and selling back in the late sixties when I was 16. While in high school in southern California. I would usually sell at two or three sI started collecting, picking and selling back in the late sixties when I was 16. While in high school in southern California. I would usually sell at two or three swap meets or flea markets a week. The Orange Show Swapmeet in San Berdoo, the Palm Springs Drive Inn, the Rosebowl Flea Market in Pasadena, and any where I could make it my 62 ford econoline van. I opened my first antique store in Santa Barbara in 1972. Later I had stores Oakview, Ojai California. All the while I also sold at all the flea markets in Southern California. To me it was never work, just the hunt. I collect everything old. Some of my favorites are Coca Cola and Soda Fountain Stuff, Candy Store, Country Store, Toys, Hawaiianna, Maxfield Parrish, and Art Deco. In 1989 my partner and I went to a Auction in Rockerville Ghostown in the Black Hills of South Dakota to buy Antiques. Well before the day was over we had bought a semi load of stuff, and The Gas Light Saloon and Restaurant. The Gas Light was a 9000 sq foot building with a restaurant/ saloon on one side and dance hall on the other. It had been sitting vacant for seven years and all the doors had been knocked in and vandalized. We spent a year remodeling it, rplacing all the doors with victorian reproductions and filled with Antiques. We kept the saloon and restaurant, and changed the Dance Hall into a Antique Store, Turn of the century Soda Fountain, and penney Candy Store. After running it for 13 years we sold it in 2003. In 2005 we opened our current store, The Holly Terror Antiques, in Keystone South Dakota home of Mt Rushmore. We have about 2 million visitors pass through our town of 327 people each summer. In the winter we keep busy with ebay and working on a new website. (Read more)


  1. WOOF!!!
  2. Victorian Era Native American Iroquois Pin Cushion
  3. Beautiful! Looks like a redwood root burl. My brother use to cut these, and made clocks and tables in Northern California in the 1970's.
  4. Thanks PhilDMorris!
  5. Thanks TallCakes, I did check oldhouselights, and came up empty. It is going to be a long shot, but I am patient.
  6. racer4four, Thanks for the kind comments.
  7. Thanks Welzebub, would love to see your Deco Lamp Collection. I still have a lot more of mine to post. Too much stuff and not enough time.
  8. I would like to thank bobby725, rniederman, and keramikos for helping to put this one to rest. It takes a village!
  9. keramikos, thanks for your time and effort. A lot of good info. I agree with your assessment of the photographer, probably A.C. Hoffman (1903 - 1908). And would also agree on the date of 1903, 4th of...
  10. PhilDMorris, Thanks for the Love and your comments. I always value your input.
  11. rniederman, thanks for the info, I did look into both web sites. I think the best candidate for photographer was A. C. Hoffman which would date the photograph to 1903 - 1908.
  12. Scottvez, thanks for the comments. The beer advertising is what originally drew me to the picture, wouldn't we all love to have those signs today! But then all the details started popping out and I wa...
  13. bobby725, I looked into the flag and couldn't anything on V,M,S, but it looks like a Fez with the Shriner logo on it.
  14. Thanks for the Love, CokeKid-04, bobby725, fortapache, blunderbuss2. officialfuel,Daddy_Nobucks, farmlady, PhilDMorris, AnythingObscure, Longings, and sugargirl.
  15. Thanks Welzebub, we also collect figural deco lighting. you can check out some of our other post to see some. Here is one,
  16. Thanks Bobby725, I don't know what the V.M.S. stands for , but maybe someone will enlighten us?
  17. Thanks Brunswick for digging back and finding this!
  18. Thanks for the comment Im4anythingOld. I not familiar with any Zuniart lamp bases. Zuniart is some of the most desirable McCoy pottery made. if you send me or post a picture of your piece, I would ...
  19. Great find! Bulldogs are like potato chips, can't have just one.
  20. Like Potato Chips, can't have just one!
  21. Their right it's a smoking piece. The box shape piece would display a box of match's by sliding the match box cover down around the metal box leaving the matchs standing half way still in the box and ...
  22. Hi, and welcome to Collectors Weekly Show and Tell. Your bookcase is from the Golden Oak period, late 1890's -1920's. Part of the Industrial Movement when furniture was being sold through catalogs. Ap...
  23. I have a vase with the same pewter Iris trim. I posted it a while back. Here is something I found online, but they at...
  24. 1990's Philippine Import. I bought and sold many of them. They were available in three sizes . The company also made Wicker Doll Buggies, regular tricycles, and victorian wooden bird cages.
  25. Thanks to LarrySernyk, I am marking this as Mystery Solved.
  26. LarrySernyk, Thank you so much. I have been doing internet searches for two months since buying this, with no luck what so ever. Which collectors site are you referring to? I have searched several. I ...
  27. clockerman, thanks for the comments, Happy New Year right back atcha!
  28. Thanks for the love blunderbuss2 and fortapache
  29. My next trip out to California we will stop by Lakeside Storage and visit with you about one of the Metro's. I have made your Museum one of the items on my bucket list and we always go through Utah w...
  30. ttomtucker, the bronze candlelabra is one of a pair, by French Artist Ernest Rancoulet (1870-1915). This one is a young boy with wings carrying a bow with a quiver of arrows on his back. Titled "La No...
  31. Ha, Ha! "It was a very funky little car that horrible suspension" I can attest to that! In 1978 my partner and I bought a Metropolitan with visions of restoring. After paying for it and driving it ...
  32. Have to agree with PhilDMorris. Quarter Sawn Oak, sometimes referred to as Tiger Oak, Lamp table from the the Golden Oak Period Late 1890's through the mid 1920's. American industrial age. Does not lo...
  33. PhilDMorris, Thanks for the comments.
  34. fortapatche, Thanks. The RCA dog is special because my great great uncle carved the original, I would love to find a full size one that used to displayed in the stores but for now I will settle for my...
  35. Anything Obscure, thanks for the compliments. As for Jambo Jim, I consider him part of history (maybe not our best history) and part of my reason for collecting. I don't feel he should be hidden away ...
  36. Bluderbuss2, sorry about the wood-lice, hope you found a treatment. It was restored in the mid 1970's by a Master Craftsman. Thanks for your kind comments.
  37. Vynil33rpm thank you for the kind comment.
  38. I love these , I have a collection myself. They are Italian, Micro Mosaic.
  39. What you have is commonly referred to as a "Secretary", from the Golden Oak Era (1890's -1920's) of furniture. The graining on the door and above it is called Quarter Sawn or Tiger Oak. The glass knob...
  40. COOL!
  41. I would say it's a victorian shaving mirror in the Japanese style, Circa 1880-90's. Probably English or American.
  42. Love the table. Would like to see a post of just it to, see the whole thing.
  43. Nice gesso frame. I have had luck taking prints to copy stores where they have high quality color copiers and having them enlarged to my frame size.
  44. I collect pin up art, and have several prints by Jules Erbit. The biographical mp.kunst provided is top notch. Unfortunately the links provided by matisse are for Original art work by Erbit and would ...
  45. No Plants??? Like the collection!
  46. And I have the pool table and no balls!
  47. what more could you want from a chair??? ROCKET BOOSTERS! LOL
  48. Your welcome. Where are you located, I may be able to refer you to a restorer.
  49. Yes, it had a cane seat, the holes around the perimeter for weaving. A replacement plywood seat was added later with the star pattern, and then the red cushion probably added in the 1950's - 60's. A...
  50. Circa 1915 Pendant Light with a Halophane shade (upper ribbed part). This is a unique one with the bottom glass diffuser. The Halophane shades are sometimes marked and or dated. Welcome to CW.
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