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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)


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Brush McCoy Zuniart Cabinet Vase - Potteryin Pottery
Art Nouveau Glass Vase  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Twenty Grand Thoroughbred Cigarettes Sign - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
Armour Foods 1900 Store Display - Advertisingin Advertising
Humming Bird Silk Hosiery Store Display - Advertisingin Advertising
Advertising Poster/ Cardboard Sign. - Advertisingin Advertising
1930's ? Wolverine work Boots Poster - Advertisingin Advertising
Lee Work Clothes Advertising Cardboard Sign - Advertisingin Advertising
Early 1900's Striped Denim Miners, Gold Diggers Pants - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
Pine Ridge Pottery - Native Americanin Native American


  1. Wow! Nice collection. I was wondering if you could give me some thoughts on a piece I recently found. Thanks
  2. This type of syrup dispenser did not have a lid. You would insert a inverted one gallon syrup jug in the top, separated by a large rubber gasket or O-Ring.
  3. It's Diana the Huntress with her greyhound. In Roman mythology, she was the goddess of the hunt, moon and birthing. Very popular subject for art deco decorative arts.
  4. The style with incising and native american geometric design is very much in the style of Brush McCoy Zuniart, except Zuniart usually has a Twirling logs motiff. Other that very similar.
  5. Where can I order a case????
  6. Thanks Trey
  7. Thanks for all the Loves. I am hoping one of the glass collectors here can offer some insight into this piece. Merry Christmas everyone
  8. What are the dimensions of the compartments? One thought might be a display for men's shirts, folded on cards.
  9. Sorry if that link does not work, just google live auctioneers and check out the trays in their past auctions.
  10. Incredible collection! Do you have any idea of the value? You might check this out.
  11. Thanks for the love officialfuel and Rhea17
  12. thanks for the love Trey
  13. Thanks officialfuel
  14. Thanks, officialfuel.
  15. Thanks for the Love, officialfuel, MountainGirl, mtg75, vintagegirl66, and usecarlady,
  16. Thanks for the Love, officialfuel
  17. thanks for the Love PhilDMorris, Ben, TimeTraveler, and aura
  18. Thanks PostCardCollector, MacDaddyRico, and Spirit Bear
  19. Beautiful, almost looks like Hawaiian Monstera leafs. Is it cement or stoneware?
  20. Thanks for the Love rockbat
  21. Thanks for your thoughts SpiritBear, I'll continue researching. One thing not apparent in the listing is all the other new old stock items for sale at the same auction. everything pretty much dated in...
  22. Thanks for the Love MacDaddyRico, bratdd, fortapache, PhilDMorris, nutsabotas, and brunswick.
  23. Thanks SpiritBear, MacDaddyRico, Manikin, and blunderbuss2
  24. Thanks blunderbuss2
  25. Thanks, SpiritBear, MacDaddyRico, and blunderbuss2
  26. Thanks for the Love SpiritBear, PostCardCollector, MacDaddyRico, fortapache, TassieDevil, PhilDMorris, blunderbuss2, and racer4four.
  27. The White Label reads: This GOLD DIGGER, Will Wash and Give Satisfaction, Do Not Use Hot Iron on Elastic, Do Not Clean With Benzine or Gasoline. There is no labeling relating to material, but my g...
  28. Thanks PostCardCollector, roddyq, fortapache and TassieDevil
  29. Thanks for the Love and information Anik, Thanks mcheconi, Manikin, and fortapache
  30. Thanks for the love, PostCardCollector, TassieDevil, fortapache, pw-collector and roddyq!
  31. Thanks for the Love , PostCardCollector, fortapache, TassieDevil and Manikin
  32. Thanks for the Love, Tassie Devil, Caperkid, bratjdd, roddyq, and Manikin!
  33. I'll take a guess, I think it is a 1940's Steelcraft. I love the the paint, nice patina. Shiny is soooo boring.
  34. Thanks PostCardCollector!
  35. A.K.A., Thunder Mug!
  36. When I first saw them, I thought they were from the sixties or 70's groovy period. On closer inspection I realized they were closer to 1900!
  37. What's the flocks wrong with Flock?
  38. Yay! Flamingos finally have their own category. Much deserved.
  39. 1920's-30's European. Possibly Belgium. When I started in the Antique business in the early 1970's, I worked for a decorator showroom that imported containers full of this style furnture.
  40. Additional pictures would help. A close up of the wood grain, and picture of the bottom of the seat, and maybe one of the swivel mechanism. From what I can see it appears to be a 1890's - 1910 oak off...
  41. Hawaiian Puka Shell Necklace
  42. From my experience I would say your dresser dates to second half of the 19th century. I would base this on the patina and construction of the back panels, the dovetail drawers, and the Victorian desig...
  43. A candle stick phone would have a outside bell box not attached to the phone except by wire. The bell box could have been placed on top of the cabinet and easily hidden by the high shield on the top.
  44. I'll throw my 2 cents in and say I agree with your original ideal, telephone desk. If it was a Home Chapel, especially Catholic it would have had kneeling rail.
  45. Two wagons and mechanical bank all 1970's reproductions.
  46. I picked up a large sofa size Parker Lee painting about 4 months ago at an estate auction. Not what I normally collect, but was drawn to his cubism style. You can check it out here. http://www.collec...
  47. fhrjr2 is correct, this is a Laundry Stove. You would put your copper boiler on it to do laundry. That is why it is so short, so you could wash the cloths. They were often installed on a back porch o...
  48. It appears to be carved out of palm tree, very porous. My guess is South Pacific. Where was it found? Some close ups of the face, design panels and back of the chair would help.
  49. I think you have Jiffy Dispenser. If you look on the top of the box ( 2nd picture ) I can make out a pat. above that it probably says Jiffy Dispenser. It is in a little rough shape. I use to a have a ...
  50. What you have is a ice cream scoop. This is to make Ice Cream Sandwich's. You would plunge into the ice cream tub and pull it out loaded with ice cream, squeeze the lever and push the ice cream unto ...
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