Saturday, November 22, 2008

Art Deco Ceiling Light

Found this great Art Deco Ceiling Light, or a least I think it is art deco. If anyone knows any different please let me know. It is a beautiful piece, the picture really doesn't do it justice. The light is in very good shape to have been hauled around as much as it has been. It has been boxed up for at least 5 years maybe longer.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Salt and Pepper Shakers

I have come across lots of salt and pepper shakers in my hunt for treasures. I really did not realize there were so many people who collect salt and pepper shakers. These would make a great addition to anyone collection.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ocarina Flute

OK it took me a while to figure out what this was. It is heavy and is in pretty good shape. I search eBay and finally found one like it. It is a musical instrument; Ocarina Flute I think. If this is not the correct name for it please let me know.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Antiques and Collectibles Old Bottle
I am amazed that this old bottle was not broken and in decent shape. It was in the bottom of a box I was going through. “The Old Blend Whisky of the White Horse Cellar - established in 1742. The label is in pretty good shape and it still has the cap. If you are interested in seeing all the items we are going through, please stop by our website.
It has been a lot of work but I think it will be worth it in the end.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Flash Gordon Comic Strips great treasure of the day: a collection of old Flash Gordon newspaper clippings. Someone had taken lots of time and energy gathering lots of comic strips of Flash Gordon. The papers are very old and are crumbling at the edges. They are from the Post-Dispatch and some are dated Sunday October 29, 1939. If you are a Flash Gordon fan you have to see this.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Vintage Cameras

Today I found vintage cameras. Kodak Hawkeye - ILOCA (German I think) - a 420 Polaroid and a Model 80 Polaroid with the case and Flash. I think I am getting the "disease", because I am getting more and more excited about going through the boxes. I am going to have to limit myself to one or two boxes a day. It seems to be too overwhelming when I go through 4 at a time. I have to open up every box and drag everything out just to see what is inside the boxes and then I have to take pictures of each item for the website and load it onto a database. My basement now looks like a junk store. Oh well it is all worth it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Legend Products, Chalk Heads

Today I uncovered a box of Legend Products - (Made in England) heads. There are over 20 heads. To a collector of chalk items this would be a great treasure.

Legend Products

Today I found a entire box of Legend Products - Made in England heads. There are around 20 different heads.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Junkables and Collectibles

Today I found a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from 1918. It was full of clipping from the Chicago Tribune of World War I. There were at least 20 pages of clippings. Most were from 1918 but some were from 1941. The other treasures for the day was a set of 4 Bethel Missouri Plates, a Gene Autry Cap Gun.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I am going through my father-n-law collection of vintage items (junk) that he has collected for over 30 years. He has some much stuff, they had to rent a warehouse just to store everything, We are going through one box at a time and putting it onto a website. Each box I open holds some unique treasure, it has been like Christmas everyday and overwhelming. You can't imagine how many boxes he has. One of the neatest things I have found so far is a wooden box with a cross, holy water cup, candle holder, and a scripture from I think 1957. It has special metal on the back of the Cross, cup and plates. I am sure it was used for a Priest to carry with him to read the Last Rights to the sick. He also has several old cap guns and holsters. I will keep posting on the different items I find.