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Mark D Swartz replied to jennifer lawson's discussion Help Identifying Mark on Jewelry in the group Whadja Find Today
"You might also search for the company's website and if they have an e-mail address most companies will be more than happy to let you know if your bracelet was one of theirs. Perhaps the best example was an unmarked glass candleholder that I…"
Feb 25
Mark D Swartz replied to jennifer lawson's discussion Help Identifying Mark on Jewelry in the group Whadja Find Today
Feb 25
Your Bounty, Bernie replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"I had one a couple of years ago from the state of PA. Only about 6" high but in very good condition. Customer paid $50 + s&h. Good Luck."
Feb 25
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"Absolutely no problem; I definitely got more than a $6 value for this and obviously I would have been happy if this had been worth even $500.  I bought this because I liked the color, shape and design and not because I thought it was worth more…"
Feb 24
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"Oops, the insurance company that donated the FMs to Smithsonian was CIGNA, not INS as earlier stated. Another tell-tale sign is the lack of a sprue hole. Cast zinc had a hole for air to escape which collapsed when it cooled, leaving a hole size…"
Feb 24
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you; that explains why my fire mark and the same one now on eBay are larger than the two similar fire marks shows on two different antiques websites.  Regardless I'm at least happy that I found this larger one for a meager $6 since…"
Feb 24
Michael replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hi Mark When adding an image to the post, which you wish to be visible, without having to click on the link to view the image, use the second button in from the left the 'Image' button. copy the link to the image into memory, then click…"
Feb 24
Michael replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"According to "Fire Mark Reproductions or Fire Marks I Have Seen On eBay" by Albert E. Wills Hope Mutual Insurance Company Reproductions are commonly cast iron and aluminium and larger than the 6" x 63/4" originals.…"
Feb 24
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"The good news is that I paid only $6 for mine and its' a cool thing to have. I might even install it on my home next to my door. Thanks for the information; fyi the one on eBay is listed for $65."
Feb 24
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"Mark, what you have is a fake "Fire Mark".  Google has ZERO hits for Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Fakes have destroyed this one time lucrative field of collectibles. Brief history of FMs:  In the 1700s before towns or cities…"
Feb 24
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"I searched Google for my sign and found an exact match now for sale on eBay.  I weighed my sign and it's 2 lbs 4 oz. and to me I'd suspect that it's not aluminum simply due it's hefty feel.  I also found 2 other web…"
Feb 24
Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"i am going to guess aluminum which pro would make it a reproduction just the color of it as well as the look of the back side"
Feb 24
Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Building Plaque ca. 1854-1860 in the group Whadja Find Today
"what is it made of cast iron or cast aluminum?"
Feb 24
Mark D Swartz added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Hope Mutual Fire Insurance Metal Plaque ca. 1854-1860

I purchased this very cool red metal sign from a local consignment store very inexpensively and had seen it hanging there before but I'd never really paid attention to it. I'd stopped by this store yesterday and something told me to buy this; I really didn't need any more collectibles but I'd today searched Google and learned that this is an antique metal fire insurance plaque that had been attached to the front of a building to denote that the building was insured by Hope Mutual of St. Louis…See More
Feb 24
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Old Glass Ashtray with Brass Decorated Base; Antique or Vintage? in the group Whadja Find Today
" I'll always do a quick inspection of anything I purchase that appears to be an antique or vintage item and didn't see any engraving of a name.  I'm familiar with many different types of glass and was hoping that the base…"
Feb 21
House of Charm Antiques Southinc replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Old Glass Ashtray with Brass Decorated Base; Antique or Vintage? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I've seen a couple on Ebay but no maker that I know of-one on Ebay says it was a souvenier."
Feb 21

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I collect a variety of treasures from thrift stores and consignment shops, sell only a few of these on eBay and keep the nicer ones for my assorted collections. Things I collect: Swedish crystal esp. by Orrefors, all types of teak wood objects, vintage American pocket knives esp. by Imperial and Colonial, Metal Art in Pewter and Brass, Hand Made wood boxes, wood pepper mills, glass paperweights, etc. My eBay ID is smokyquartz11. The profile photo is of a Joe Zimmerman paperweight made with Greentown Glass fragments.
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My Childrens' Toy Musk Ox was Sold to Another Thrift Store Client

I yesterday went to a thrift store that I used to visit several years ago. The store was very busy with clients on a Sunday and I spent a long time looking thru lots of collectibles.  The only things I found were a very clean used childrens' Musk Ox toy that had a baby Ox on top and a Yamaha Baroque Alto recorder.  The Musk Ox was large and I asked the cashier to hold it for me.  I later walked to the cashier and went to pay for both when I sadly found out that they'd sold my Musk Ox to…

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Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:36am

Buying and Collecting Orrefors Swedish Art Glass

 My glass collection began surprisingly enough with an award offered by the Acura dealer where I used to work; our employees had a choice of 5-6 different items such as watches, a camera, a personal radio, jewelry and a Lancelot large crystal bowl from Orrefors.  Of the roughly 110 employees at the dealership I was the only one to select the Orrefors Lancelot bowl.  It is a magnificent and beautiful design by Erika Lagerbielke; over the years I've amassed a large collection of Orrefors…

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Posted on December 13, 2013 at 8:55pm — 7 Comments

Are You a Collector or a Hoarder? How YouTube Videos Turned My Guilt Into Happiness

  I've always been a collector but began seriously collecting when I was in my 30's.  I am now 67 and have amassed a variety of collectibles.  When I was very young my parents would not let me own a knife; when I became an adult I truly enjoyed being able to buy any type of knife that I wished.  I now own a collection of antique knife-tool sets, mostly German and some American, a comprehensive collection of vintage Imperial and Colonial American knives and a small…

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Posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:00pm

eBay Feedback Score Modification -- Help for Sellers with Negative Feedback

  I'd been on eBay for at least 9 years, had only one negative feedback from a buyer about a year ago; it took  me a full year to have my score move from 97 up to 98.9.  A member's eBay feedback score is supposed to be calculated based on the prior 12 month period, however 12 months had passed and the one negative feedback was still affecting my score.  I assumed that the one negative would automatically be deleted after a year however it remained in place.  I called eBay customer support…

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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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