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Discussion Forum

Crystal pyramid shaped candles?

Started by Andrea mattern 2 hours ago.

Any info. on these 2 vintage diecast airplanes 1 Reply

Started by Tom Jacomet. Last reply by Molly 22 hours ago.

Cast Iron mechanical bank 'Jolly nigger bank'. 2 Replies

Started by Casey. Last reply by Jeff Guy yesterday.

German Childrens Playing Cards Game 5 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Michael yesterday.

Beautiful set of antique painted urns/vases? 9 Replies

Started by nrunk. Last reply by Michael on Saturday.

elk painting 13 Replies

Started by nrunk. Last reply by Jeff Guy on Friday.

Judy Lee Items 5 Replies

Started by Karin Lucas. Last reply by Karin Lucas on Friday.

Primitive table 4 Replies

Started by nrunk. Last reply by Peter Kavanaugh on Friday.

Does anyone recognize this? 36 Replies

Started by Brenda. Last reply by Pamela Davis on Friday.

Mystery tiles inside sealed box 3 Replies

Started by PAO. Last reply by PAO on Friday.

Help With a Victorian Brass Stand-- Thanks in Advance... 26 Replies

Started by Charles L. Floyd , Jr. Last reply by Michael on Thursday.

Chinese Bronze Censer 5 Replies

Started by Jackie. Last reply by Jackie on Wednesday.

Please help identify this item 14 Replies

Started by Cathy webster. Last reply by Cathy webster on Wednesday.

Reprint of 1800's Danish mother and kids 1 Reply

Started by nrunk. Last reply by Michael on Wednesday.

cameo necklace 1 Reply

Started by Amanda Earlywine. Last reply by Charles L. Floyd , Jr on Wednesday.

CN Intermodal Souvenir Playing Cards 4 Replies

Started by Jilene. Last reply by Jilene on Wednesday.

Help identify Girls in Bonnets Signed Painting 6 Replies

Started by emily purpura. Last reply by emily purpura on Wednesday.

What are these celluloid ovals for? 7 Replies

Started by Evangeline Seltzer. Last reply by Evangeline Seltzer on Wednesday.

Compton and Woodhouse teapot misprint 1 Reply

Started by Sophie. Last reply by Molly on Wednesday.

Copper wall hangings 2 Replies

Started by nrunk. Last reply by Molly on Tuesday.

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Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on Friday

Here is some hot news for those of you who want to promote your collectibles businesses or for those of you who like keeping up with other collectors. If you already have an Instagram personal account, you can now have a second Antiques account.
You can now have more than one Instagram account without having to sign in and out of different accounts. Now you can easily switch back and forth. Go to your Instagram settings, click on gear wheel, then scroll all the way down and click Add account. Here’s a good video to follow.
My brand new business Instagram account is :
Follow me on Instagram, say hello, and I’ll follow you back ( but tell me you are an IAO member so I’ll know.
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Comment by Judy West on Wednesday

 I have a late 80's or early 90's  Liquor Store Advertisement. Its a Life Size Cardboard Stand Up of Singer Bobby Brown with  " ITS A BUD THING " printed on it. This Stand Up was in the Liquor Store when Bobby Brown's Song " My Prerogative " was a hit. I can not seem to find any info on this. I am trying to find a value. THANK YOU

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 18, 2018 at 2:15am

Lisa, I have no idea what this picture is made of, how tall it is or what the diameter is, and no pic of the bottom or other side was submitted, because you didn't say.  You need to help us so we can help you. Our help is free but we can't read your mind.

Still, I'm going to guess it's a brass artillery shell from WW II or Korea. A picture of the bottom and diameter in millimeters would confirm it.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 18, 2018 at 2:10am

Lisa, You're in the wrong place. You need to click +Add a Discussion above and post your items, ONE (1) AT A TIME. You can have as many posts as you want. Doing so keeps all your pics, comments and replies together.

Doing it your way is extremely confusing for us. Thank you.


Comment by Pamela Davis on February 10, 2018 at 1:23pm

Lisa, Looks like you've got an America made copper tea kettle (hot-water) kettle. They typically are footed. The handled item shown next to it may or may not be the heating element.

The tray looks to be a heat (steam) formed wood tray with a native embossed motif, but a hunch also says it may be thick leather, embossed and heat formed. I love it.

I have seen pierced or punched tin lanterns in Pennsylvania country antique shows. They were often titled "Revere" lanterns.

I took a few photos of a man's collection I saw at a recent show. Will post.

But they usually had conical tops with a big circular loop for carrying or hanging. They did not give off much light. There is usually a door for inserting a candle. Yours looks less primitive and has thicker walls than those I've seen. So, it may be a decorated munition shell, as per Michael's suggestion. Looks more decorative, almost devotional and I can't tell about those projections on top; holes for hanging?

Was the tray bought in a lot with all those painted, embossed, inlaid & carved wood items. I wouldn't lump them all into the same timeframe and native origin. Many appear to be souvenir type pieces. That tiny black 'pot' looks interesting; native American Indian, Pueblo perhaps. Look closely at the image or symbolic art on the front. Maybe post a close-up and a shot of the bottom. 

Comment by Michael on February 10, 2018 at 1:54am

Hi Lisa Place

Please can you add your items as new discussions, one new discussion per item.  This will keep all relevant replies together with the original post, rather than a sequential mix of comment wall posts relating to many various topics.  Once added to the main channel as discussions, you should delete these double ups from here.

Also, when adding photos of your item, always try to include close upsof emblems, insignias, detailed elements, top, bottom, sides and a perspective angle shot can even be helpful.

Include dimensions either written in the post, or include a ruler in the photo directly up against the item, so we can have a sense of the size of the item.

With the hand mirror for example, there is a design element on the centre at the back which would be see close up.

With the tall cylindrical object, I am aware of large ammunition shells which have be repurposed as decorative items in the same manner, so showing a photo of the bottom could help to identify such a possibility.

The more information you can provide to us, even if just visually, the better chance we all have for helping you.

Comment by Lisa Place on February 8, 2018 at 7:04am

I forgot this these items I am looking for value and info as well.


Comment by Lisa Place on February 8, 2018 at 7:00am

I have a couple things I have no idea about and I need to sell so I want to know the value or any info that could send me in the right direction




Comment by katherina martindale on January 28, 2018 at 9:57am

the pink flamingo trinket box is a satin glass (also known as frosted glass )and they were popular in the 70's to 80's you could get all colours and all different animals and birds (cats, dogs, elephants, parrots etc ) they usually sold for around 15.00 to 20.00 they are still very collectable 

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on January 28, 2018 at 4:51am

Patinas occur over time.  Time denotes age. The greater  the patina the older the item.  Yes, I know patinas can be faked.



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