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Space Memorabilia collectables of the 50’s

Just thought I would share this info with everybody. eHDuring  the 50’s – 60’s there was a space race to the moon.Major companies saw this as a good opportunity to commemorate and cash in on the hype. Many major companies started to produce lines of furniture, toys, light fixture, comic book, still & mechanical rocket ship banks, movies, coins, dolls, even some Countries put out postage stamps and the list goes on. Some items you can still buy new today, so nostalgia hasn’t gone away. The…See More
Feb 16
tomsantiquesetcetera commented on dave wettlaufer's blog post garage saleing
"I went to a rural yard sale but got lost. I stopped and spoke to a lady in the vicinity and she showed me where the sale was but by then it was picked over.  I thanked her and as I was leaving she mentioned she was having a yard sale the next…"
Oct 27, 2016
dave wettlaufer commented on dave wettlaufer's blog post Rail Road Date Nails
"thanks Tom for more info on date nails and your right ,a date nail is a date nail ..... Ah, but mine have a neat story. "
Oct 1, 2016
tomsantiquesetcetera commented on dave wettlaufer's blog post Rail Road Date Nails
"Dave, Date Nails were driven into the ends of railroad ties to keep track of their age. Only the last 2 numbers of a year were used, for instance 1885 would be 85.  I  have a small collection I found metal detecting along the abandoned…"
Oct 1, 2016
dave wettlaufer posted a blog post

Rail Road Date Nails

                                                          Haunted railway dated nailsAt an automotive swap meet where everybody brings {supposedly} automotive related items for sale but, on occasion, you can find some unusual finds.On this occasion I met a vendor with a wooden box filled with, well, I don’t know what they were. The vendor spotted me looking at these odd nails and came over and said,” do you know what they are?” Nope. He told me the story of when Great Western Rail Company…See More
Sep 3, 2016
dave wettlaufer added a discussion to the group SELL MY ANTIQUES
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1900 Era Antique Trojan Washing Machine

Selling this unique turn of the last century {1910 Era.} washing machine that would be almost impossible to find another.This would make a very nice display in your appliance store when all cleaned up.[with a caption, this what they used to look like]The antique washer needs completely restoring but all the parts and pieces are there. Even the decals are still on the frame.My poor pictures will not tell the entire story.This washing machine is worth restoringAsking $135.00Pay by Pay…See More
Sep 1, 2016
dave wettlaufer replied to jane's discussion Collection of antique locks and misc keys. in the group SELL MY ANTIQUES
"hi Jane ... Have you any pictures and more information on your items, I like my skeleton keys but please send me some/any pictures ok ...thanks Dave"
Apr 27, 2016
dave wettlaufer commented on C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk's group NEWS and SCHMOOZE
"#1 when ever the weather is nice and there around we will go to them, its a good passtime. #2 ..If the weather is nice, I like an outside booth, and most of them up here, except summer are inside. Will set up to sell twice a month in the summer. #3…"
Apr 19, 2016
dave wettlaufer commented on C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk's group NEWS and SCHMOOZE
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Apr 15, 2016
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Mar 29, 2016
dave wettlaufer commented on Lillian Dunbar's group Antique and Vintage Banks
"Nice collections of banks and now you’re talking my language. I had a “starter collection” till I got my feet wet. I think I know a little more than I did when I started and you described what to look for in an old bank is the way…"
Mar 28, 2016
dave wettlaufer replied to dave wettlaufer's discussion Happy New Year in the group NEWS and SCHMOOZE
"we in Canada dodged the bullet, but by the time its over Im sure we will have are share.. Dave"
Jan 23, 2016
Kathryn Merrett replied to dave wettlaufer's discussion Happy New Year in the group NEWS and SCHMOOZE
"It's 29F with 10" of snow on the ground.  Snowed in out on Dale Hollow Lake, but will take this opportunity to become more familiar with iantiqueonline!!!  Looking forward to becoming more active here.  Everyone stay warm…"
Jan 23, 2016
dave wettlaufer left a comment for Keith Johnston
"I like your site and find your groups informative however I find it website hard to navigate. When I put a comment on the wall, I can’t find the enter button to know that my comment was sent. It’s a hit and miss weather I posted it or…"
Jan 3, 2016
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Antique and Vintage Banks

Show photos and discuss antique and vintage mechanical and still banks.See More
Jan 3, 2016
C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk replied to dave wettlaufer's discussion Happy New Year in the group NEWS and SCHMOOZE
"Happy New Year, thanks for stopping by this group, hope to see you active here. Dianne"
Jan 2, 2016

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Space Memorabilia collectables of the 50’s

Just thought I would share this info with everybody. eH

During  the 50’s – 60’s there was a space race to the moon.

Major companies saw this as a good opportunity to commemorate and cash in on the hype. Many major companies started to produce lines of furniture, toys, light fixture, comic book, still & mechanical rocket ship banks, movies, coins, dolls, even some Countries put out postage stamps and the list goes on. Some items you can still buy new today, so nostalgia…

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Posted on December 27, 2016 at 12:22pm

Rail Road Date Nails

                                                          Haunted railway dated nails

At an automotive swap meet where everybody brings {supposedly} automotive related items for sale but, on occasion, you can find some unusual finds.

On this occasion I met a vendor with a wooden box filled with, well, I don’t know what they were. The vendor spotted me looking at these odd nails and came over and said,” do you know what they are?” Nope. He told me the story of when Great Western…

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Posted on August 4, 2016 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

garage saleing

                Tips on Garage Sale Hunting

 

Check garage sale ads for your personal interests / preferences and those are the sales you should go to first.

Draw out a map of the area you’re interested in and mark them #1, #2, #3 etc. [save time, money and driving around]

If you’re into antiques, go to the older, well established areas.

Always have small bills and change.

Start early.... {The early bird gets the worm}

Group all your…

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Posted on March 28, 2016 at 3:27pm — 3 Comments

6 board blanket chest

Should have, Could have… But didn’t

Auction time in the big smoke and all the on-line information was intriguing enough that we planned on attending. The night before the auction I downloaded all the pictures/ information, did little research to get set for the next day, it does look to be a good auction. A few hours to go before I hit the sack and I picked up my favorite book to read, Killer Stuff and Tons of Money.  Very interesting read on doing flea markets and the antiquing…

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Posted on March 28, 2016 at 2:22pm

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