"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…"
"If you want to read only the worst about eBay, turn to Ira Steiner. I don't know what bone she has to pick but eCommerceBytes is always running eBay down. Much of the time her articles don't even make sense to me. Apparently she has a lot…"
"I'll leave it up to the entire community to decide if I should allow the prickly members to remain on this site. Voice your opinion to me in a confidential email Dianne@cdiannezweig.com telling me who bugs you and whether as the…"
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.