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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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  1. Great find! Bulldogs are like potato chips, can't have just one.
  2. Like Potato Chips, can't have just one!
  3. 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 ...
  4. Here's the rest of the story, welcome to the club.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. Thanks to LarrySernyk, I am marking this as Mystery Solved.
  9. 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 ...
  10. clockerman, thanks for the comments, Happy New Year right back atcha!
  11. Thanks for the love blunderbuss2 and fortapache
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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...
  16. PhilDMorris, Thanks for the comments.
  17. 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...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. Vynil33rpm thank you for the kind comment.
  21. I love these , I have a collection myself. They are Italian, Micro Mosaic.
  22. 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...
  23. COOL!
  24. I would say it's a victorian shaving mirror in the Japanese style, Circa 1880-90's. Probably English or American.
  25. Love the table. Would like to see a post of just it to, see the whole thing.
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. No Plants??? Like the collection!
  29. And I have the pool table and no balls!
  30. what more could you want from a chair??? ROCKET BOOSTERS! LOL
  31. Your welcome. Where are you located, I may be able to refer you to a restorer.
  32. 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...
  33. 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.
  34. fhrjr2, just used keywords that were apparent to me when viewing it. I had pretty good idea what it was, but always like to confirm before posting.
  35. Not quite the exact same one , but close. I think this was more of a office chair, than a rocker. It was manufactured this way but probably not in hugh quantities. I don't feel the red cushion is orig...
  36. What you have is a circa 1895 oak spring rocker. The form is more recognized as a captains chair than windsor chair. The 1890's showed a lot of mechanical innovation in furniture, thus the spring rock...
  37. I would also concur with Phil, Regency revival. Also concur with Antibro on the black paint, Would helped to see what you started with. The good news is everything that has been dun to it can be rever...
  38. Thanks officialfuel and fortapache
  39. Thanks everyone. I will try to post more when I get a chance !
  40. I would say it is probably a Plume and Atwood student lamp, from the marking on the burner ( P & A}. As far as the duplex on the burner, that is just a generic term that describes the double wick burn...
  41. I have the same shape dish, I have always used it for a spoon rest by my stove. Your post inspired me to do a internet search and found that it is a "Shell shaped relish dish". I will continue using ...
  42. Thanks for the love, rniederman, and PhilDMorris
  43. What did you want to know? Circa 1880 -1900. Try googleing " Antique Duplex Student Lamp" Lot of images, info, etc.
  44. Try "antique golden oak office desk". I would inspect the back, inside the drawer stacks for screw holes where a back panel might have been. A lot of times they get separated from the desk.
  45. Your Office Desk is also Quarter Sawn Oak, and while I cant't see the sides I am willing to guess they are paneled. Oak furniture was at a peak in the 1990's and has since fallen a bit out of favor, b...
  46. I hope you understand that anyone can answer question here, and not all are experts in every field.. I have been dealing in antique furniture for almost 50 years and would disagree with the previous o...
  47. Looks like a English Bull Dog! Nothing mean about him!
  48. Those are the coolest chairs I've seen in a long time! How many did you get? Where did you score them? Thanks for sharing
  49. Wow! Nice collection. I was wondering if you could give me some thoughts on a piece I recently found. Thanks
  50. 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.
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