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BS: Any collectors or dealers (antiques etc)

Georgiansilver 24 Nov 05 - 03:00 PM
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Subject: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 24 Nov 05 - 03:00 PM

I have been studying and collecting all manner of antiques and collectables for many years now and have a lot of knowledge of those things plus car boots, auctions, antique fairs etc. I have a collection of small silver, particularly calling card cases and vinaigrettes from the Victorian era....also (surprise-surprise) a collection of Georgian silver and some small gold items and jewellery.
I just wondered if any other catters are into collecting, buying, selling etc.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Beer
Date: 24 Nov 05 - 05:06 PM

Yep.
I buy as manny boxes of hard cover books at auctions for 1 o2 dollars. Sometimes I will go a little higher but that depends on what has attracted me. I then get an estimate on a web site I use for old books. I keep all pertaining to Canadian history plus others I want to read. Then I place on e-bay any book that values over $100.00   I do O.K. and sometimes not. First book I sold on E-Bay I got $167.00 American. Paid a dollar for the box. Worst deal I sold an Agatha Christie for $50.00. It was worth around 3 to 4 thousand. Felt bad but then I again only paid a dollar bor the box.
Those books I have remaining I have one garage sale per year and what doesn't sell there I give to the local church garage sale. This way I don't throw any away. I have presently over 500 that will be picked up this weekend and sent to some organization that is looking for books.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Nov 05 - 08:06 PM

I never beat myself up if I sell for too cheap -- as long as I've made a decent return and was happy, it's fine.

I've got a good gut feeling about what I buy for resale and sort of know instinctively (and by watching the prices in shops, in various publications, etc.) what to charge. What I pay depends entirely on where I buy -- yardsale the least, flea market a bit more, antique shop the most. Oh, and pawnshops. There's a few of those left.

I've got a good eye.

Ask Curmudgeon -- he's learned over the years to trust me.

Linn

(I deal mostly in books and ephemera.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: GUEST,clueless
Date: 24 Nov 05 - 08:15 PM

OK I know this is a long shot without photos but I am interested in two bits I inherited.

One is a silver fairy/woman pendant on a chain. She looks art nouveau or deco? She has sapphires sunken set around her wings. She is beautiful.

The other piece is a six inch high frosted glass pot in a rectangular shape. Engraved in the glass is a fairy like figure definitely female. I have no idea what it's use was. For pens maybe? It has no visible marks from whence it came.

They were left to me by an antique dealer who specialised in clocks really. But had a weakness for beautiful 'bits.'


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Nov 05 - 08:16 PM

I don't deal at all....I buy what strikes my fancy. Often quite strange stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Beer
Date: 24 Nov 05 - 09:21 PM

Also work for an auctioneer. I'm what you call a ringer. At estate auctions I help the auctioneer catch bids. When something comes up that I want to bid on I hold my number up so the audience knows I'm also bidding. Its a lot of fun and sometimes great you get deals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: mack/misophist
Date: 24 Nov 05 - 11:42 PM

Oriental rugs, I'ts not knowledge that I have but experience; and the ability to see what a rug may look like when I've cleaned it. Most ever made = about 5000 USD. Most ever lost = who cares if I love the rug.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Metchosin
Date: 25 Nov 05 - 03:48 AM

I've had to kick my addiction. I started collecting black and white antique Victorian lithographs and etchings, preferably signed. Now I can't afford to matte and frame all of them and even if I could, I do not have enough wall space on which to hang them.

I also started worrying about what was going on in my brain that led me to a run on art without colour, although I do tend to find landscapes in black and white particularly powerful, so maybe that's it.

I've still got a stairwell wall reserved for something my family jokingly refers to as my wall of death, because it is where I intend to put all my terrier prints, which seem to involve a lot of dead rabbits and rats.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: The Walrus
Date: 25 Nov 05 - 05:22 AM

British (and the occasional American) Military and Naval Training Manuals and military documentation (passes, pay books, ration books etc.) 1890 to 1929 - I collect rather than deal (Oh Lord, does that mean I'm a closet bureacrat?).

W


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 25 Nov 05 - 05:18 PM

I don't sell - just collect - dolls, glass paperweights, carnival glass and books. Thousands of books. Old books - the earliest is a 1601 Breeches bible (damaged and repaired so not worth much) but my favourite is Strutts Sports and Pastimes of the People of England, 1830, with pictures handpainted by a team of young boys, sitting in a garret. Wonderful pictures of tumblers, gleemen, minstrels and morris dancers.
I also collect folk books including C Sharp, Baring Gould, MacColl, various Seegers etc. through to Oscar Brand, back copies of English Dance and song and anything in between.
I even have an 1833 set of Scott's poetical works in 12 vols (but vol 3 is missing. That's the one with Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border part2) (so if anyone finds a faded purple cloth bound sad-looking book........)
Actually, I come from a family of squirrels - I inherited family papers and letters dating back to 1839.
Pity my poor husband.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 25 Nov 05 - 06:53 PM

What make of paperweight do you collect Robyn or do you just buy any you fancy?
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Suffet
Date: 25 Nov 05 - 09:05 PM

Greetings:

I am a serious collector, exhibitor, student, and judge of postal history. That's the branch of philately (stamp collecting and related fields) that deals with postal rates, routes, markings, and services. The postal history collector, if he or she collects stamps at all, wants them used on their original covers (envelopes), post cards, parcel wrappers, etc., with all the postal markings intact. Some postal history collectors, however, specialize in stampless folded letters from the period before postage stamps came into use (1840 in the UK, 1847 in the USA, 1851 in Canada, etc.).

One of my several postal history collections, for example, deals with the first 100 years of United States domestic third class mail, from 1863 to 1963, with a very brief look at the foreunners from 1845 to 1863. Third class mail, now called standard mail, was mostly circulars and other miscellaneous printed matter. In other words it was junk mail. While many businesses, law offices, government agencies, institutions, and private individuals saved their incoming correspondence, including the covers, hardly anyone saved third class mail, especially in the 19th century. It is thus relatively easy to find first class mail (letters and other personal correspondence), but somewhat harded to find third class mail.

Are there any other postal history collectors out there?

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 25 Nov 05 - 10:36 PM

Hi Mike,
I have a couple of Strathern and a Swedish Kosta but most of the rest are just el-cheapo pretty ones.
I can't afford the expensive ones these days.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Bert
Date: 26 Nov 05 - 12:42 AM

We're not counting musical instruments of course.

Collect all sorts of junk.

Cameras come second (first is above). Then anything that catches my fancy. I bought a lot at an auction for $10 that contained two birdsmouth soda syphons that I've seen for around $100 each on Ebay.

Just the other day I picked up a Pewter serving dish for $7.50 and a copper arts and crafts tray for $4.50.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: ejsant
Date: 26 Nov 05 - 08:33 AM

Greetings all,

I have been in the antiques business for just over thirty five years now. Before I met my wife I would say that I collected my mistakes but that now has changed. We collect decorated glass from the Victorian era through the nineteen fifties. I also have a small website from which I sell glass and other antiques and collectibles. It is http://www.ejsantiques.com.

"Guest, clueless", if you would like to email me a photo of the glass pot I will pass along anything I know, or can reasonably make up, after all I am an Antiques dealer and auctioneer :-), about it.

Beer, in my opinion it is the ring staff that make or break an auction. My order of importance regarding the various functions of an auction is; first the clerk, second the ring staff (we used to say ringman), and lastly the auctioneer.

Thanks for the thread and again for the heads up Mike.

Peace,
Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 26 Nov 05 - 10:37 AM

No problem...have just had a look through your stock and find the black glass with silver overlay interesting as I have a dish somewhere..put away in a box...which is sterling silver over black glass and still has its original label in the dish itself. Must turn it out and discover what I have. You have some great glass.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 26 Nov 05 - 11:23 AM

Well I have a few passions. We have all talked about our banjos and guitars and concertinas and ....
                In my work I have had to make collections of great tools.. While making hutchs for my pottery shop I started gathering molding planes and Stanley multi planes like the #45 and #55 . These tools do make your furnature making look of an older type and using them is just a gas. I like different flat planes for their different uses as well . Jack & smooth planes and spoke shaves are a favorite..
                With years of pottery making inspired by historical pots means I have collected a batch of Earthenware and Stoneware crockery from both the Northeast of America and Wales and England. I very much like "English Slip-ware " such as Panchions Salt Kits and the like. I am a huge fan of Issac Botton who was the potter at Soil Hill pottery nr Halyfax Yorkshire. Also the early pots from Wetheriggs Pottery nr. Penryth and Ewenny Pottery nr Bridgend ( Both shops I worked at or next to in Ewenny's case ) . New England's Pottery: I am always after Hearvey Brook's pots who lived near me . Frederich Carpenter of Boston who was a potter in the late 18th early 19th century in Boston .The same for Dannelle Goodale of Hartfoed from the same era . I like the Salt Glazed decorating from Fort Edwards pottery from the 1860"s to the 1880"s .
                   A friend of mine and I are collection ornamental flowerpots for a show we are doing called " A place To Take Root ' that is traveling the USA for the last two years and is going on to 2007 . We are hoping the show will come to Briton as well . It is showing the eary use of flowerpots for travel and hot house work and how ornament worked its way into horticultural wares.. By the mid 19th century these pots had gotten very onramentel .. Anyway its been a great thing gathering old pots together for this show!! Its at Smith College at the moment after 5 months at the US Botanic garden . Washington .
                   For some reason I have a weakness for 3 speed older English bikes.. and I also collect flags from places that have been part of my life.. I still fly a Red Pendragon at the pottery. Anyone with a Welch background stops in .. great fun .   

                All wonderful fun . great thread . sorry to be so wordy . Yours Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 04:13 AM

No need to apologise, Guy; it's fascinating and interesting, as are others' postings in this great thread!

I've inherited some good bits: my grandmother's C&H Seld Bavarian china; some old family monogrammed silver, plus family, early American, hand-made pewter spoons, a few pieces of jewellery. Various ceramic and china small decorative plates, plus a big old carnival glass pitcher and tumblers, circa 1880's. i.e. not the stuff from a real carnival!:-)

Also books, of course! Have one I'd like to sell, but am having a hard time finding anyone who can tell if it's a first edition, first run of Mark Twain's, in which there was a *mistake* of a water mark on his lapel in the first photo he allowed in one of his books, and so they ran a second printing of it. I've got a good number of Will James, Uncle Wigglys, and Billy Goats Gruff(?), along with other old children's books.

There are four crates of books under our bed which are earmarked for sale. I just have to find them time to list them all. Have a ton of old MAD magazines, but they're pretty beat up; my kids were raised on them.:-) Also, have every issue of a short-lived magazine called "Rocky Mountain Magazine. It came out in 1979 or 1980 and I was a charter member/subscriber. Have a few bits of advertising collectibles, too. Anyone remember "Trouble" cologne for men with the slogan, "I've got Trouble all day?" Came out about the same time as "Hai Karate!"

I also have some collectible prints, ala Maxfield Parrish, by an up and coming favourite, but I'll have to go look at them to remember the name.

And, I have a thing for chairs, rocking chairs, esp. and old floorlamps, from around the early 1900's.Any OLD wooden chairs, tables, etc. Have a wonderful old 12 drawer section of a library card catalogue, just perfect for cassete tapes.

Then there's other odd bits and pieces; what strikes my fancy, though I have really stopped, mostly. Like Mets, I don't have enough wall space for what I do have, there is no more room for furniture, and no place to display the breakables.

I have two trunks full of family archives, including ancient photographs, some of which are making their way into my dad's oral history book which I hope to finish this coming year. Next project is getting my grandmother's memoirs put into my computer and into chapters, with photos and a CD of her reading to us in the 1950's.

Stones, though I've stopped that pretty much, too. I have a tray of favs. which include a sphere of rainbow obsidian, lava with peridot, a nice chunk of amethyst with great points, tiger eye, hawks eye, lapis lazuli, crystal points, malachite, blue crystal, and others which look rough and plain but have an incredible shape and *feel* to them. I don't deal any of them, but I do buy gemstones for jewellery making.

Also have a few teapots, one of which plays "Tea for Two" when one pours from it, and a few old and special vases. Little boxes, for trinkets, one old dyed bamboo one in which my grandmother kept tea. Oh, and I also have my granddad's slate from when he was a tyke in school.

I have a few things, besides books, which I am going to sell, just have to figure what they are worth, first.

And a bunch of other stuff!

Linn/Bat Goddess, I used to find such *deals* in New England. Out here the pawnshops, aplenty, and yard sales are all as high as the antique stores!! And, they are outrageous!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 04:30 AM

Hi Katlaughing....All manner of items turn up on Ebay and if put in the right section will sometimes sell for amazing prices...but Ebay is good for a reference point as regards current values..I tend to look at sites all over the world not just UK and sell where my item will get most cash. Just put Ebay.com in address bar and the home page will come up...there is a blank bar with SEARCH next to it...type in a brief description....(ie school slate.....musical teapot) and see what comes up. You maybe know this already, if so apologies.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: GUEST,clueless
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 07:32 AM

Thankyou ejsant. I will get a photo up here but it may take a while as I am not digital. Will try and figure it out. Any information would be great as I love both items dearly. I had a look at your site and the glass is spectacular. Especially the opaque jade, beautiful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 07:49 AM

Guy, what is a "turning planer"? I saw a drawing of one-- square of wood with a blade set at an angle and a round hole or depression in the center-- is it for turning legs?

I have a dresser from my grandmother (she's gone) that I'd like to know more about. Our church hosts an annual antique show with 15 dealers' booths, but do you think I can ever get organized enough to take them a picture and/or a drawer to show them? Not in the last 10 years; "maybe next year." Mostly, I'd like to know what the heck is the wood it's made from-- I've even had antiquers in my house, but did I remember to ask one of THEM? No...

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Deckman
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 08:36 AM

TREEN that's my passion ... as well as very old carpenter tools. Being a carpenter (The Deckman) I stumble across these items often.

But my real passion, besides "Bride Judy," is old wooden ware: hand carved or turned bowls, trenchers, spoons, kitchen knick knats, etc. I do have a spectaculiar collection of bowls.

And as "Guy Wolff" mentioned above, I have quite an assortment of old carpenters planes, including a "Stanley 55", complete with ALL the knives. I sometimes set it on the mantel when we have hoots. CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: jimmyt
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:38 AM

Jayne collects English teapots, has about 80 of them on display. I have several small collections, one of Pewter Tankyards with inscriptions of the pub or hotel, I collect Laguiole pocket knives and corkscrews. I will think of a few other small items that i seem to get in a collecting mode about. I don't get passionate about one thing per se, but I always admire people who manage to acquire fine collections.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 01:57 PM

I collect United States Capped Bust of Liberty Half Dollars, minted from 1807 to 1839. Since no silver dollars were struck for general circulation during that period, these were the largest U.S. silver coins available for commerce. The U.S. mint supplied only a small fraction of the circulating coinage until the late 1840s, so the gap was filled mostly by silver coins from Mexico, ranging in value of 6.25 cents (el medio or half réal) to one dollar (el peso de ocho, piece of eight, or eight réales). I cannot afford the uncirculated (mint state) coins, even the ones that haven't been slabbed and graded, so I collect only "raw" circulated coins, usually in grades very fine or higher, if the price is right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 02:11 PM

Deckman, thenyou would probably appreciate my husband's full kit of old Stanley molding planes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Deckman
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 02:18 PM

Yes, I probably would really appreciate seeing it. One interesting aspect of modern carpentry, here in America, is that the practical use, or need, for planes is about obsolete now. Styles of millwork have changed and simplified largely. And unless you restore older homes, you have little occasion to use them. And there are now so many new tool designs: routers, shapers, power planes, etc. Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 02:35 PM

My husband still claims he is planning to use them on some furniture stuff because they do a better job of slicing through the pores than can be had with a router's grinding action. He claims the profiles are crisper and more authentic.

Whether he will ever find the time to do so is another matter. I'm still waiting for a dulcimer he started for me about 15 years ago. LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 02:37 PM

Apparently he has some old wood block cabinet maker's planes as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 04:20 PM

So glad to have started this thread as it is quite revealing. There are a wealth of collectables out there and people with talent to collect. Keep going please.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 04:29 PM

oh heck, I still haven't even touched on the musical instruments, vinyl, nor my old 78RPM Jimmy Shands.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Deckman
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 04:32 PM

Does collecting of wives count? Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 05:24 PM

How many you got then mate. I have had a few but got rid of each one before the next! LOL.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 07:25 PM

I have several collections that my mother assembled...Swankyswigs, Powder jars (some very nice and unusual ones, plus some common ones)...and some Roseville pottery (not 'real' fancy, expensive ones, but some quite nice).

I really ought to finally dispose of these things...I guess I'd better learn to use EBay soon!


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Beer
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 08:53 PM

I have a collection of canes, trivets, butter molds and a great collection of welcoming cards.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Carly
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:14 PM

I come by it honestly. Both my parents are collectors.
Besides the book collections, the instruments and the record/tapes/CDs....
I have a passion for Russian lacquer boxes embellished with folk tale illustrations; I was lucky enough to acquire many of these during the early glasnos years, as they have become increasingly "collectible," meaning expensive, recently.
I cannot resist handthrown pottery, but in my defence it must be said that we eat off of, drink from, and I cook out of, my pottery, even if I do have five times as many mugs and bowls as any household needs.
I did not set out to do so, but I have acquired over the years a vast number of cookie cutters of varying sizes and shapes, many more than I use. Ditto wooden bowls. Ditto baskets.
I am a spinner and weaver, so I do not know if I should count the two closets full of fiber at various stages from fleece to cloth, or my looms (four floor looms and several small looms of various sorts) or wheels, or other tools, but I confess to having much more than I need.
As a child, one of my earliest passions was the Oz books. Some loves never die, and so as an adult I own all but one of the Oz books(I could tell you I got them for my son, but who am I kidding?)I also have been given or found an odd array of Ozzish things: bubble gum cards, jewllery, nesting dolls, an Emerald City snow globe, cardboard ornaments, an Oz game playing board, and my very own pair of Ruby (I know, they were silver in the book) Slippers made for me out of white rubber garden clogs,sequins and rubber cement by Maggie Pierce's grandchildren, who share my love of OZ.
Sell?!! You've got to be joking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Deckman
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:25 PM

Carly ... "Bride Judy" has a first edition of "The Wizard ..." Fascinating! CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 12:23 AM

I've got an early copy of the Patchwork Girl of Oz. It was my cousin's and was used oermuch...it's missing the front cover.

Did you ever read the story of a man who went into a used clothing story in CA, bought a nice overcoat, reached into the pcoket when wearing it and found a cleaner's ticket, I think it was, which indicated the coat had actually belonged to Baum. I think it was in Reader's Digest in the 60's or 70's. Neat story.

Mike/Georgiansilver, thanks very much. I have used eBay a few times. I've even earned a star, can't remember what colour, though!**bg** I need to be more diligent about getting stuff listed on there. I've scads of storage bins to go through, a winter's project, with lots of stuff to sell, I am sure.:-) I have a friend who supports himself quite well through acting gigs and eBay.

Anyone here know much about early raised relief prints? I've got one I haven't been able to find much about of an early football cheerleader. Really, early, she's got a Gibson Girl hairdo and classic hourgalss figure. It has the following printed in the lower right corner: " Copyright 1907 by Woodward & Tiernan Printing CO St. Louis, U.S.A." The only thing I've found on the company is they were known for their maps.

Other good places for gauging what retail prices may be for books include abebooks.com and libris.com, as well as eBay, as Mike said.

Wonderful thread!!

Thanks!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Beer
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 09:59 AM

I go in spurts. I'll list on e-bay for a while then won't do anything for a spell. I find that the expense of shipping has been a negative factor in selling. Check out what I'm presently selling.
my handle is: noah_black
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Beer
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 10:01 AM

Ooops!! Hope I was permitted to give my handle out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 10:07 AM

Try mine too...nothing on there at the moment but you'll have to guess my handle/nickname! LOL
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 02:51 PM

It's fine to include your "Handle," Beer. Thanks for doing so, you, too, Mike.

I've got one other thing which I DO want to sell. WOuld like to target the Japanese market for jeans as I hear they are a hot ticket there. Guess ebay is probably the best place. I've a pair of women's, tiny size, side-zippered Western jeans, Wranglers from the 1940/50s with Western-style pearly-looking snaps on the side pockets. The logo even has a cowgirl on it, if I remember rightly. Have to find them to see for sure! Anyway, they are from my days of haunting secondhand shops for vintage clothing.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 04:56 PM

You mean there might be a market for my tiny orange and pink and yellow striped flares with peace symbols on the buttons?


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Carly
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 05:06 PM

Bride Judy, take good care of your first edition Wizard of Oz. It is worth a small fortune! It is also a wonderful book.

Kat, The Patchwork Girl is a longtime favorite character of mine. It is a shame that the early Oz books were printed on poor quality paper, and of course, many saw heavy use (the ones I first read were handed down from a cousin, and from our family went on to other cousins, and the few that survived are in tatters,} so I'm not surprised that your copy is coverless. It's a sorry truth that books{and some other things!) can be loved to pieces.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Beer
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 09:51 PM

$51.00 for the Book Merlin's Furlong and $22.0 for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. And I paid about $2.00 for a whole box at an auction. The persons who won the auction also did very well. So were both happy. Think I'll go out and get a case of
BEER


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 01:09 PM

I really get a buzz from finding something at a car boot sale or antique fair which I pay a small price for and I know it is worth 20, 50, 70, 100 or even 1000 or more times what I paid for it. I have built a good knowledge of antiques and often recognise things that other collector/buyers don't....Knowledge is great in anything. I am still learning all the time and will never be an expert I'm sure. Seeing the so called experts on antique programmes making big mistakes is re-assuring in a way. We can't know all there is to know about antiques and collectables but keep learning...learning...learning.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: GUEST,ivor
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 06:53 PM

I collect performances conducted by the great Jascha Horenstein (still missing some Bach, Schubert, Ravel, Stravinsky, Simpson (if anyone hears of a recording of him doing Mahler 2 or 5,I'd be grateful). (I'm going to join this interesting community.)
I also collect Dictionaries of Quotations, and I'm compiling mu own according to an 18th century self-indexing system.
I hope to get the obscurer half of the early 20th century edition of the works of Nietzsche, and complete my 3rd/4th editions of Grove's Dictionary of Musicians.
Also a tiny collection on audio tape of works by Carl Friedrich Abel (a friend of mine is a great-great-great-great grand niece of his.
I'm also tracking down some titles I've wanted quite a while. Sometimes I try via an online secondhand book dealers communal site.

One tip that's worked for me is, when you go to a dealer, car boot, auction or whatever, is to say in your head "Go on, surprise me !", or have some particular item firmly in mind in the same situations.
The number of times I've found what I was looking for , or something I was l.f., is too large not to think one can talk to the Universe, and get a response.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 02 Dec 05 - 06:34 AM

Anyone know anything about spitoons/cuspidors? I have a very old one and would like info...can send photos.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Dec 05 - 02:47 PM

igor...do you want original volumes of Nietzsche? Those might be hard, but there are edited reprints...especially stuff by Walter Kaufmann...that are quite obtainable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Dec 05 - 03:07 PM

BillD, you been reading Frankenstein or something? ivor/igor?**bg**


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Subject: RE: BS: Any collectors or dealers( antiques etc)
From: GUEST,ivor
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 03:46 AM

BillD,
Thanks for your response.
Around 1900 there was a collected Nietzsche in 20 vols. edited by Oscar Levy. I've got the easier to find half, and I'm looking to get the rest tho' I'm not in a hurry.


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