Tuesday June 18, 2013
At a recent auction I was able to buy a Regal China cookie jar that I thought would never come my way or at least be affordable. I actually passed on the Peek-a-Boo to bid on the Alice in Wonderland jar. It's a gorgeous jar and one that I am really excited to add to the collection. It's a beautifully detailed jar and she looks great on table. But I digress a bit, this all had me looking for and doing more research on Regal China and like other potteries from that time period, the history is just not all that clear.Read more . . .
Sunday June 16, 2013
Morphy's Toys & Mechanical Banks
Shaving mugs, banks and loads of toy trains.
June 22, 2013
Old Toy Soldiers
Approximately 1,600 lots of choice soldiers and figures
June 21, 22, and 23, 2013
James Julia's Toy & Dolls
360 lots of toys and dolls, including one fabulous Santa advertising poster that I will have to probably pass on!
June 21, 2013
Saturday June 15, 2013
Living not quite in the Southwest, (never sure how Oklahoma should be classified), but close enough to see the influences the landscape has on a lifestyle, I've always been drawn to the collections that encompass the area. No, I don't collect Southwestern items, but I wish I did. The art is mystical and earthy at the same time.
As author Esther says
"Across diverse cultures and landscapes, many collectors love the Southwest (and all that it represents). Collectors want to take away a piece of the place with them as a reminder and as a kind of anchor (knowing that they'll be back for more)."
Read more about the collectibles adventure that is Southwestern collecting....
Image ©John Moran Auctions
Wednesday June 12, 2013
It's been a long time, but when I got this image in the mail, I knew it had to go up as a Mystery Antique
. As you can see it fits on a finger, but what on earth is it used for?
Would love your comments, ideas and answers.
Post away . . . .