Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Here are a couple of hallmarks for your perusal. The first is from an old looking, small, 2 piece spoon. The second is from a grapefruit spoon. Somewhere I have a book on silver marks and will see what I can figure once I find it. On either, knowing the maker would be helpful.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
What is this? I see it as an old coin or token. I see it as an item of extreme historical value. Okay, I also see it as a cool ball mark too. It's about 3.5cm at it's widest point. Do you recognize it. Any hints. Does it deserve more respect than I give it?
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
So? Any ideas.
The marble is sitting on a very nice miniature Coalport candle holder. Too bad some of the flowers are, predictably, broken.
These garments puzzled me. After all, the one barely covers the shoulders and the other only a bit more. It was explained to me that it was impolite for a woman of old to bare her shoulders. This was a way around it. What is this called? The closest I could find was a "shrug". Are these shrugs? It's as good a name as any, but it's so nice to be sure.
I was researching an old toy this morning. I researched for about 3 hours and came up with zip. Maybe my researching skills suck, but I don't think so. I went as far as looking for a blog or chat where I could post my item and let the masses have at it with what they know or surmise. I couldn't find such a place, so here it is.
Research is the main purpose of this blog, but it is not limited to that. Buying and selling is permitted. Posting an item for an opinion on value is cool, but I'd prefer only items you cannot find elsewhere. Or you could just post your favorite collectibles to show off. You may be showing off something some else is interested in and open a dialogue about it.
The title is almost self explanatory. One main function here is to research collectibles. That one is a no-brainer. London Ontario is where I live. I read on a local blog that London was being called a "hot bed" of bloggers. Maybe even THE hotbed. This may be true or just a blogger's musings, but I may as well contribute by increasing the number by one. This is not to say that this blog is limited to London, Ontario or even Canada. That's just where I sit. I welcome people from all over the world and even out of this world. I bet aliens have some pretty cool stuff!