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Mark D Swartz replied to dave smith's discussion Fashion Prints - Hjalmar Joensen Denmark in the group Whadja Find Today
"Michael,   As you can see above this post was created by Dave Smith; I was trying to be helpful and repositioned to image so that it was facing upright instead of sideways."
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Mark D Swartz replied to dave smith's discussion Fashion Prints - Hjalmar Joensen Denmark in the group Whadja Find Today
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Betty Proper replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you. Ah, yes, I remember seeing that - and did not know what it was.  My "reaction" at the time when we learned what it was was - hmm, a good deal "older" than the one that I had to use back in the 1940s - it brought…"
Apr 15
Michael replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"ha ha, good for me, good old fashioned human curiosity is why many of us are here in the first place. I had to go back through the posts to give you a link to it. Assuming you haven't read this post before yourself, check out the pictures…"
Apr 14
Betty Proper replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"Curiosity says that I should ask what the item was that your mother recognized. :-)"
Apr 14
Michael replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"I adore the axe, it looks like a throwing axe.  A number of medieval and Viking axes used rivet mounted axe heads. Though not usually which such care to the refined finished look. I believe you are right in thinking this is made in more modern…"
Apr 14
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"  I knew that the blades on this knife could not be made of Sterling silver; it doesn't matter what this knife was made of it's still a gem for me.  Beauty as they say is in the eye of the beholder. A similar example is this…"
Apr 14
vicki hufstetler replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"Mark, its a lovely knife but those blades cannot be sterling silver. Sterling is soft, it would bend and break first time out. My guess is the handles are sterling, they are also "diamond cut". Or they appear to be. That is a jewelry…"
Apr 13
Betty Proper replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"Mark, while I would not want to get "ripped off" if I were to sell something, monetary value ranks rather low on my list of why I collect/own something.  My dearest objects are those that have come down from relatives - and most have…"
Apr 12
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"  I've never polished this and keep it in a small cardboard box; I agree that if it was indeed Sterling Silver it should have some discoloration but it's still very shiny.  Perhaps the eBay seller was correct about this having…"
Apr 11
Betty Proper replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"You say "the handles still retain their "like new" shiny metallic luster".   Unless you are keeping it in a special wrapper (or unless you mean after you polished it), if it was sterling, it would be tarnished."
Apr 11
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"  I saw the "Sterling" mark and it's the same on the Oriental knife on eBay but because some people believe that these are "replicas" of other maker's knives I believe that it might not be Sterling.  If these…"
Apr 11
Linda Cosgrove replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"Yours is sterling. The mark is in the 2nd photo inside the scroll work."
Apr 11
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"  Being factual I have at least 200 or so pocket knives, most were made by Imperial/Colonial in Rhode Island but I also collected a few other different sorts of knives for about 30 years.  I've rarely sold them; I believe that these…"
Apr 11
Fred Silva replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask in the group Whadja Find Today
"Take this to a dealer in pocket knives. Might have some serious value"
Apr 11
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Sterling Marked Old Pocket Knife = Valuable or Not? It Depends on Whom You Ask

  I purchased this beautiful pocket knife from an eBay seller many years ago and I wasn't certain about where it was manufactured.  It has 3 exquisite blades, a set of scissors, very nicely designed metal scrollwork handles and one side is engraved "Sterling."  He told me that he had no specific information on this knife but he believed that it might have been made in China by artisans from India and may have been copied from knives made by other makers.  I've owned this for perhaps 10-14 years…See More
Apr 11

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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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