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tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Large Metal Wall Plate with Mixed Metals, Peening, Rippled Outer Surface and Floral Designs in the group Whadja Find Today
"I have an  old US Army 5 gal copper kettle, tin lined. The tin is much darker colored, almost black, which is why I suspect the acid etched copper is copper that is discolored as shown. Without a hands-on we are merely expressing…"
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Jeff Guy replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Large Metal Wall Plate with Mixed Metals, Peening, Rippled Outer Surface and Floral Designs in the group Whadja Find Today
"Your list of countries nearby to India should include Morocco which also does a lot of this tourist metal work. Etching copper with acid leaves you with - copper. Not tin, which is why it looks like it has been tin plated to me. Agree that these can…"
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tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Large Metal Wall Plate with Mixed Metals, Peening, Rippled Outer Surface and Floral Designs in the group Whadja Find Today
"These round plates are from Eurasian countries, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, India, Pakistan, etc. They are usually made of copper. The gray color is obtained by etching the copper with acid. Used primarily to serve tea or coffee, but many end up on…"
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Jeff Guy replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Large Metal Wall Plate with Mixed Metals, Peening, Rippled Outer Surface and Floral Designs in the group Whadja Find Today
"Looks to me like tin-plated copper/brass, likely from India or nearby countries. 20th century."
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Mark D Swartz added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Large Metal Wall Plate with Mixed Metals, Peening, Rippled Outer Surface and Floral Designs

  I found this exotic (to me) large hand tooled metal wall plate many years ago in a Salvation Army thrift store in Falls Church Virginia not far from where I was working.  It was sitting in among the standard kitchen silverware, pots and pans and "junk" and I immediately knew that it was special and had been handmade with great care.  It measures 14" in diameter and while most of the surface has a silver color there are 3 circular brass colored portions on the top.  As you can see the bottom…See More
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Mark D Swartz replied to Randee Diequez's discussion HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS PIECE in the group Whadja Find Today
"  I did download the video and watched it; I believe that clear photos will better let members see the details of this item.  The video was very blurry even when I reduced its' size; I'm no expert regarding items like this but…"
Monday
Mark D Swartz replied to Randee Diequez's discussion HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS PIECE in the group Whadja Find Today
"I'd recommend that you use the "photo" button to add any photos here.  Many people tend to post photos as attachments so that members have to download this to their computer rather than the photo appearing automatically.…"
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Mark D Swartz replied to tomsantiquesetcetera's discussion Sculpture, Goddess "Yemaya" African-Cuban-Brazilian black goddess of the ocean, white metal, 20.5 inches in the group Whadja Find Today
"I've collected about 100+ pieces of very valuable jewelry over the years some of which I bought for only pennies on the dollar and most of it is marked "Sterling" with various gemstones.  I was looking for upclose photos of your…"
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Mark D Swartz replied to tomsantiquesetcetera's discussion Sculpture, Goddess "Yemaya" African-Cuban-Brazilian black goddess of the ocean, white metal, 20.5 inches in the group Whadja Find Today
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Mark D Swartz replied to tomsantiquesetcetera's discussion Sculpture, Goddess "Yemaya" African-Cuban-Brazilian black goddess of the ocean, white metal, 20.5 inches in the group Whadja Find Today
"  I'm not an expert at perhaps anything but a few collectibles (Orrefors glass, Dansk vintage teak, pocket knives, paperweights, some oil paintings, many types of crystals, etc.) which I found and hoarded for  many years and still…"
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Mark D Swartz replied to tomsantiquesetcetera's discussion JUNK JEWELRY FIND-WOW RARE AUSTRALIAN BLACK OPA;L BRACELET in the group Whadja Find Today
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Mark D Swartz replied to tomsantiquesetcetera's discussion JUNK JEWELRY FIND-WOW RARE AUSTRALIAN BLACK OPA;L BRACELET in the group Whadja Find Today
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Mark D Swartz replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Cut Glass compote. Daisy and leaves. in the group Whadja Find Today
"  This is a slightly similar cut glass ashtray with a very exotic brass base; I found this in a thrift store many years ago and over time I picked up about 8 other glass ashtrays of different types.  I'd guess that with many people…"
Saturday
Mark D Swartz replied to Michael's discussion Vinegar Bottle that belonged to my Great Grand Mother. Trying to find out more... in the group Whadja Find Today
"  Is the stopper shown in these photos the one that had been on this bottle before it became broken?"
Saturday
Mark D Swartz replied to Chris Pollock's discussion Antique wooden jewlery box in the group Whadja Find Today
"These are the 2 framed prints I found years ago in one the thrift store which I used to haunt every few days."
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Mark D Swartz replied to Chris Pollock's discussion Antique wooden jewlery box in the group Whadja Find Today
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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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