Fan of the old, user of the new, wisher for the best of both.
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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.
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I do not presently belong to other groups.
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Not at this time.
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"It may not actually be a maker mark, it may simply be a means of indicating what coloured glazed should be placed on the item. My reason for thinking this is that 色 means colour. That said, with either Japanese or Chinese, combing…"
"Yes, it does find similarity to the general appearance of some Hebrew writing.
We are not professionals here, only people who have an interest in antiques/oddities and perhaps enjoy a good puzzle. Sometimes we can help because we know for…"
"I would tend to agree that it is not Hebrew.
A great many of these boxes can be located online being sold on eBay, Etsy and well, just everywhere. I've seen these even being sold in some furniture stores, nick nack shops and weekend…"
"Yeah, I find many languages have words and even entire phrases which are like, not just Italian.
Change just one letter/character and it can drastically change the meaning.
merito = merit marito = husband merita = deserves morite = dead"
"I have seen several awards and medals which state "al merito della cultura" "to the merit of culture" as an award given to those who have been a positive influence for their people and/or culture or for the public image of…"
"A coffee scoop wouldn't require the means to eject the contents with a sliding panel. Coffee beans simply fall out, whereas some cheeses can cling.
Here is a testing scoop specifically used for Stilton cheese."
"I finally remembered where I first saw one of these. I've reposted the link the website, as per the date link below. Alas, no price was ever discussed, but they did reach the same conclusion and linked to the same patent.
"All I can find out thus far is that the red label indicates it is a solid mahogany item. There is a blue label as well which indicates the mahogany is a veneer.
The number represents the items manufacturer, not the specific item, though I…"
"These are the three Chinese God figurines I was talking about earlier.
From Left to Right, Chinese God of Longevity (Shou,Siu), Chinese God of Prosperity (Lu,Lok) and Chinese God of Fortune (Fu,Hok)
Here's a wikipedia article on them.
"Well, no, the glasses in the example I gave have a number 8 inside a circle with a capital D next to it. The glasses Llyod has shown are made by American Optical. American Optical have the A overlapping and slightly offset on the O.
"Both the leather and the wire mesh glasses are old welders safety glasses. Although there are numerous extremely similar designs, I've seen various different makers of this style of safety glasses.
Here's one on sold on Etsy."
"It is a card game I played when I was a kid. Growing up, my mother had exposed me to a wide variety of various types of games from all over the world. Card games, tile games, a plethora of board games, such as six different types of…"
"It is a Shibayama Whist Marker "score board" from the game "Whist"
1868 – 1912
Here are two entire websites about the game with numerous examples through the ages.
The Whist Markers Museum"