Fan of the old, user of the new, wisher for the best of both.
Tell us about your interest in antiques, collecting and any antique related websites, blogs, businesses.
I simply enjoy the old world styling of items, made to bee aesthetically pleasing, flamboyant in design or outrageous in appearance, yet I also enjoy the convenience of modern technology and advances made in so many areas, I long to have a harmonious blend of both in most items I wish to have.
If you belong to other collector groups which one(s) do you belong to?
I do not presently belong to other groups.
Would you be interested in moderating or co moderating a group forum in the area of collecting you specialize in?
Not at this time.
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"I would have to agree with Tom, they do indeed appear to be silver, the marking correspond, silver can indeed be lightweight for items this style, there are numerous examples of these spoons online all bearing the similar end design and 800 marking…"
Just noticed you have posted a new post for the same items, 'Two Retro Decorative lamps which I would like to know more about please?' you should delete this new post and add any additional notes and information or questions to…"
"I have located imagery of James Butler bottles with corks and writings in an advertisement 6th of April 1857, stating the lip design is to aid in pouring. The bottles I speak of, having been used for writing ink, would certainly benefit from…"
Love your estimate...
I'm afraid I don't have anything real to offer you in the way of information, I've looked into some doll makers in the past for some other dolls people have shown, without there being a specific makers…"
"In the book, "A Bottle of Guinness Please": The Colourful History of Guinness, James Butler NY Inc is listed under a 14th March 1907 List of the Principal Bottlers of Foreign Extra Stout, at the address of 390-396 Washington Street, New…"
I grew up in a beach side community and have a vast array of sea life knowledge, but can't impart much without imagery.
If you are experiencing difficulties trying to post any imagery, try instead some additional online…"
"The clothing, drawing style and architecture are very Chinese, although as Jeff mentioned, Japan does have a lot of similarities, these images are intended to depict Chinese people, in China within the Chinese storyline.
It's not so much that…"
"Your story is the "Legend of the White Snake" and is a Chinese legend first put into writing during the Mind dynasty.
Too lengthy to go into here, but if you visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_of_the_White_Snake you will find more."
"There was a toy company called Tootsie Toy, I think, who made all manner of die cast toy vehicles, among other things.
Your tank looks like the Brazilian Renault FT.
I looked it up on www.tanks-encyclopedia.com
Obviously, the wheels on your toy…"
I just noticed the friend's request. I have started doing the URL thing and it seems to work somewhat. Before, copy and paste was very easy and I was able to get a variety of sizes so it did not take up so much room. I do not understand what happened to good old "copy and paste"? Thank you for inquiring...I guess people will have to click on the links occasionally if they really want the information they've requested.