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 like your piece a lot.
I'm quite sure this isn't part of this collection I know, but the closest finish to your piece in glass I've seen is shown at the Mad River Glass Gallery. They make many things which actually look like…"
"I would just like to point out, I am not saying your coin is one of these coins, only that there certainly are similarities and I wouldn't rule out the possibility that you could have a rather old coin.
Whilst there are similarities in these…"
"The image called 'thumbnail_20171025_172613.jpg' when enhanced in photoshop, looks like it depicts a male human head.
The image called 'thumbnail_20171025_172636.jpg' when enhanced in photoshop, looks like it depicts a…"
"Auf de schwäbsche Eisebahne - On the Swabian Railway
It is a folk song from Württemberg.
Each postcard has additional verses of the song. More information here on wikipedia.
Plus an English Translation of lyrics."
"I still think they are better designed to be for dessert, although, anyone dedicated enough to the art of tub-thumping can turn any vessel into a holder for the precious sweet nectar of the Gods. mmmm alcohol. *drools*"
"There is Garuda, a Winged Goddess often depicted as either simply a large bird or a bird-like creature or even a human with wings and sometimes other bird features such as a beak or birds eyes. I know she is part of Buddhist mythology, I have…"
"Just be wary of using relying on the output of online translation tools, they are only as good as the operator.
If you are unfamiliar with the language and get the syntax and/or grammar wrong, then you can greatly change the overall meaning of the…"
"I'm certainly no expert at Japanese, so I shall refer to Google Translate for assistance as follows:
联合刀具 = Optional sword tool特殊鋼 = Special steel
I'm not certain of the makers mark (square text), but the text tot he right is clear enough…"
"Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
The middle text "mar gut lone"? doesn't translate very well to English, I believe I have misunderstood the spelling, and I've no idea what the symbol represents either."
"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…"