"Wow, it is so hard to look at these images that are links instead of embedded... Here is the information about how to post them right in your message (the way they are not, a person has to click each link, wait till the picture loads -- time…"
"to me it looks like Castelyn and I found an artist by that name but not his images. I also wonder if those two little dots about that middle letter is indicating something as if the name is Caste Ryn. Just a thought. I use this site a…"
"Most furniture like this looks like it is going for about $15 - $20 for a set... and condition is everything and those are not in good condition. Looks like most sets are form the 70s and there doesn't seem to be any shortage of them."
"You could look the games up on eBay and on Amazon -- sometimes Amazon is a good market for collectible games but these boxes are in awful shape. You might have some success selling the pieces separately to someone who has a nice box but missing…"
"What shows there looks more like notes by the person who did the mat and frame -- and perhaps the address of the person they were doing it for... maybe you could research that address in NYC / Brooklyn."
"There were a couple of these, paired with cedar wardrobes, that came from my mother's side of the family in Belton SC. From what we know, these two sets were made from cedar grown on the family farm and taken to a local trades person to be made…"
"So perhaps the roller is to roll things OUT of the slot rather than in -- the back section of drawer could be the place where paper or other material was placed to feed to the roller and out the top. Wonder if it could have been used to sell…"
"Perhaps a printing press from the Fred Flintstone's time? Kidding there but it does seem as if something would be fed through the slot -- the teeth on the roller and to capture whatever is being inserted and keeping it going around the roller.…"
"Is that a zipper up the middle? If so, is it metal or plastic -- that will date it. Are there any labels inside? List it on eBay for $1000 with Best Offer and see if anyone bites -- or take it to an Asian expert and have it appraised -- but that, in…"
"The Handpainted mark looks like a stamp to me. I think it will be hard to find out anything without a mark but Google is always your friend on stuff like this -- type in "man figurine handpainted", man figurine red bow tie" add if you…"
I have been employed in the printing industry for many years. I love to ride my bicycle, too, but have been having trouble finding time for it since I started my sideline collectibles business.
Tell us about your interest in antiques, collecting and any antique related websites, blogs, businesses.
I have never been very sentimental about family pieces, but I have been intrigued by the "mystery" surrounding collectibles - finding them, valuing them, selling them. I have learned so much recently when I started looking up information to identify an old bottle. Just looking to learn more.
Hi, Judy~ I like etsy a lot for many different reasons. Not sure about the changes that are coming in January, but I find that it's best to keep my head down and stay away from all the negative threads in the forums. I could get wrapped up in the problems, so find I'm happier and more productive by keeping my head in the sand, especially since I really don't feel I can do anything about changing things.