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help with cast iron piece 1 Reply

Started by katherina martindale. Last reply by Jeremy Woodoff 4 hours ago.

Found mahogany item in aunt's estate 3 Replies

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How much is the "what the Heck" worth? Can soldering tool! 3 Replies

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Can anyone identify this item? 3 Replies

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Would could this large bell shaped object be? 13 Replies

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what the heck? 19 Replies

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Tiny goblet 6 Replies

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Hair receiver M.Z. Austria, Two back stamps 4 Replies

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Items among my father's mementos 15 Replies

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Are you familiar with this caldron/ kettle? 4 Replies

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metal hooks from? 3 Replies

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Terna No. 10 help 3 Replies

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Little wooden man 6 Replies

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Chalk painting/drawing - very unique and GOOD! 6 Replies

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Unique Native American Ashtray.... Any Help Greatly Appreciated 4 Replies

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Terna No. 10 help

Started by Tom Isenhart Sep 16.

Can anyone help identify this Religious item please? 6 Replies

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Antique Urn and an Antique Vase? 9 Replies

Started by Bill Brest. Last reply by Bill Brest Sep 15.

Old Japanese Wood Block Print Signature Help 5 Replies

Started by Jesse K. Last reply by Molly Zone Sep 15.

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Comment by Mark D Swartz on June 24, 2017 at 3:01pm

Today's Thrift Store Find African Wood Mask

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on June 24, 2017 at 1:40pm

Cleaning out a dresser drawer, I came across what looked like a tackle box, but inside was various items of theatrical makeup. I do not know anyone in my family that was in entertainment, amateur or pro. This is a mystery to me unless it was one of those things my parents obtained in a "box lot" at an auction many years ago and just put in in the dresser. Some of these items look "vintage".

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 16, 2017 at 3:05am

Karin. some say yes, others say no. I always polish silverware and jewelry. It makes it shine for better pics and helps resell it as most buyers buy so they can wear it. Coins,no.

Comment by Fred Thompson on June 5, 2017 at 8:48am

Comment by vicki hufstetler on May 30, 2017 at 5:04pm

Hi Karin, No, cleaning silver never harms it, as long as its done properly using a metal polish ( no tarnix). It is the ONLY metal where this rule applies, just to let you know, in case you run across other metal items.

Also, I can't see the center hallmarks either, can you make them out at all? Just based on the looks of your lovely ring, it might have been made by Taxco Mexican artisans, which is good news, especially if you have one of the artists markings. 

Comment by Fred Silva on May 28, 2017 at 8:31am

Karin Lucas , The patina allows the ring to show its age. Depending on where or who made the ring could upset its value by cleaning it .

Comment by Karin Lucas on May 28, 2017 at 1:19am
Thank you so much tomsantiquesetcetera! So did I ruin it by scrubbing the black off?
Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on May 28, 2017 at 1:05am

Karin, STER is short for Sterling which is 92.5% pure silver.  (C) in a circle is for Copyright.  Can't make out center word/s. You might rub some graphite dust (pencil lead and emery board/sandpaper) into the design to make it stand out.

Blackened silver has been around since the mid 1950s to the present. Leaves look like oak tree or holly. Acorns or berries? (C) is USA.

Comment by Karin Lucas on May 27, 2017 at 10:29pm

I found this ring in a bag of junk jewelry. It was black when I obtained it. The hallmark seems to say STER but for the life of me I do not know anything else about this very heavy ring. Could someone please tell me anything about the hallmark and possibly date the ring? Thank you.

Comment by Fred Silva on May 27, 2017 at 7:32am

 Mistydawn Robinson ,4077 mash beer can  made by pearl brewing these sell on ebay for around $5 to $20 depending on condition and if full or empty .  

 

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