Thanks Dianne! I would love to post pictures of my collections on here, but they are currently in a house in another state, and until I can get back there to pack up what I can to bring back with me, I won't be able to post those.
I will post pictures of recent purchases here on the site, once I figure out how to get the pictures to come out and on a Picture Cd so that I can load them to my computer. I may end up selling a few of the recent purchases here in the near future, but would love to show them off on here.
I am fairly new to the antiquing business, even though in the past I have found some interesting things at yard sales, garage sales, fundraiser sales, and thrift stores. I have a lot to learn in a fairly short time, so that I can make a go of selling things that I find.
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1 of the antique sewing machines I have is in my dining room with a doilie on the top, a blue glass electric oil like lantern with a glass globe sits on it, and precious little knick knacks along with small tins too. I did find some coasters that are very heavy, great shape, show old sewing machines on them, and that is where those sit too. This machine...only thing wrong with it is it needs a new belt. The wood is in Great Condition!! You cannot find nicks in the wood, but just see the gorgeous grain design through out the wood. When the machine is pulled up it is very shiny too. I have another older one in my hallway upstairs that also has an old cloth on it with some old heirlooms I inherited over time. That 1 has more of the curved legs with it. The 1 in the dining room is my favorite & I love to show it off too.
Actually Mohd, I know for a fact that 2 of the sewing machines are antiques, but I am not sure on the rest of them. One of the 2 is exactly like the Singer my mom had when I was growing up and I learned to sew on. I got that one at an Auction for $11, the other antique one I got for $5 at a yard sale that the local animal shelter was having a the time. When I first saw the price on the masking tape I thought it was $500, but when I asked they said "no it's $5", so of course I couldn't pass that up!
The Dolls are all from like the 80's- current times, but they still have a lot of meaning for me. I do want to try to find some antique ones though and buy them, if I can afford them when I find them.
I bought some of the comic books used and some new, back in the 80's and a few in the 90's. I was also given a few comic books as presents during the late 80's and early 90's.
The Baseball Cards: Are mainly from around 1986 to the mid '90's, although I do have some that are older that I bought at card shows in the 90's.
The Cookie Jars: I bought at yard sales or thrift stores for the most part, though I do know that I bought one for like $20 in an antique store back in the early to mid 90's.
The Cameras: I either owned myself at one time or I found them in yard sales for super cheap and bought them. I have no idea what all kinds or makes of cameras I have right now.
The Cookbooks: I either bought for myself, was given as presents or picked up at yard sales. library sales, from my ex mother in law or from friends who were getting rid of them. I think I also got a few from a lady who I had cared for in her home and who had passed away.
The Glassware: I think I picked most of it up at either thrift stores or yard sales.
The Wooden Chest was bought as an antique back when I was a teen and I paid $200 for it at the time. The Wooden Rocker was a gift to me from my older brother, and I believe he bought it as an Antique, although I don't know for sure.