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Revere TR-200 Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder/Radio [Mar. 13th, 2007|11:42 pm]
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Hi there... I don't really have a lot of experience with antiques, but I bought an old reel-to-reel tape recorder at an antique mall a few days ago... I tried it out at the antique mall, and it worked, so I bought it. It included a reel-to-reel tape with recordings already on it (some man discussing soil samples/tests), a microphone, and some kind of wire with two alligator clips, which I'm assuming are meant to be clipped onto something metal to be used as an antenna. However, these alligator clip things have exposed wires, so I am afraid to test them. I googled "revere tr-200" when I got home and managed to find the instruction manual for it. However, I would still like any information that anyone could provide me with, including possible monetary worth. I believe it was made in 1952. Thanks!

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Hello [Mar. 6th, 2007|10:32 pm]
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Hello, I just joined here and I'm hoping someone can help me with my question.

A friend of mine has a Wall Street Bull with golden horns and golden hoofs which also has 2 unicorns black in color with golden horns and golden hoofs (24 kt Gold). He's thinking this was made sometime between the end of 1929 and beginning of 1930, after the great depression but he could be wrong about that. He said the bull stands 12 inches high (not counting it's head) and about 6 inches long. He didn't tell me how big the unicorns were so I have no idea about that. Is anyone familiar with these items? If so, any info you have would be greatly appreciated or if you can point me to a website where I can read about them. He's wanting to know approximately how much they are worth. He said someone (I think an antique dealer) estimated the value to be $6,000.00 more or less but he wanted to find out more to see if that estimate is true. Any help would be appreciated. I can post a picture of the items if needed. I will have to have him get a picture for me and send it to me so that may take a few days!


Oh and also, does anyone have any idea how much this bottle is worth? Made in 1952.
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My BA Embroidery Final Project!! [Feb. 21st, 2007|01:03 am]
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I am asking for your help with my final project on my degree. It’s all about forming visual representations of collections and taking this through to design ideas after lots of drawing and investigating objects. I am trying to form an exciting and diverse collection by asking people from all over the world to send me objects in the post! It can be absolutely anything, the stranger the better! It does not have to relate to embroidery or textiles in any way.


The object(s) need to be:


·        small, no bigger than 10cm square.

·        old or used or with an exciting history

·        inexpensive – I unfortunately can’t send you money in return!



Please send your objects to:       Danielle Goodhand

                                                School of Art and Design

                                                Manchester Metropolitan University

                                                Cavendish Building

                                                Cavendish Street


                                                M15 6BG


Please remember to include your name, address and telephone number so I can send you something in return for helping me with forming my collection.


The project will be exhibited in the Embroidery degree show around June 2007, I will post the exact date as soon as I know!


The deadline is the end of May 2007 but the sooner the better really!!


Thanks so much for your help!!!!!!



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Cavalier nighstand [Feb. 15th, 2007|11:28 pm]
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Hello! I'm new here, so this is my first post.

Anyone familiar with Cavalier furniture? I think they were well known for their cedar hope chests in the earlier part of the 20th century, kind of like the Lane hope chests, only more expensive. Also they made all those old Coke machines, apparently. Anyway, I found a nighstand in a thrift shop for $10. Going by looks it seemed more 50's to me, but it has the metal Cavalier stamp on it, and according to this website that means it was made in the 20's, 30's, or 40's.

I'm not finding much on the web about the nighstands and I'm certainly not seeing any on ebay. I didn't even know they made nightstands until I saw one with my own eyes. No pictures currently but I could work on posting some. Anyway, anyone know anything about these, if they're worth anything, if they were common? Also, it's beat up and scratched. Would it be bad to refinish it like it often is with, say, Heywood Wakefield furniture? Thanks in advance.
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Antique Zippo [Feb. 10th, 2007|05:56 pm]
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[Current Location |Tucson, AZ]
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]
[Current Music |Louis Armstrong - Blueberry Hill]

My roommate and I were browsing an antiques mall in town, and I, being a connoisseur of anything possibly bad for myself, came upon the case of positively ancient zippo (and other) lighters.

This one intrigued me the most, due to the crest on it's face.

Please excuse the horrible photo quality, I took these with my phone.

So, intrigued, I bought it. It's very well made, and definitely a zippo.
It smells heavily of copper, and the bottom it has the engraving: "P.I.I."
I want to know what the crest means, and all I can.
My plans are to actually use it - I'm going to oil it up and de-rust it, if I can, make it beautiful, but still appear aged. My questions are..

Who would I go to, to find about it, and what would you folks reccommend to fix it up with?
I have next to zero experience with antiques, any advice whatsoever would be greatly accepted.

Edit: My roommate gave me some polish, and now it's really shiny, but still visibly antique - got a ton of dents and scratches, definately well used.

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(no subject) [Jan. 28th, 2007|02:26 pm]
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I don't collect antiques - but I have a great appreciation for them as artifacts of civilization and things of beauty. Sometimes I come across something amazing like this

(click for description) and I hope it's appropriate to share that kind of thing here. Thanks :)
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Russian silver [Jan. 27th, 2007|02:16 pm]
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Russian`9th century silver and niello belt, individual links which lock together all strung on a leather belt.
Have pic of hallmarks if necessary

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Can`t buy me love [Jan. 27th, 2007|02:06 pm]
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Chinese beatles, absolutely excruciating.

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English mug [Jan. 27th, 2007|02:02 pm]
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Pottery mug, probably from a Sunderland pottery commemorating the Crimean war.

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Das Neue Reich [Jan. 27th, 2007|01:55 pm]
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An official publication of 156 images of life under Hitler.
The top men at the time, military gatherings and celebrations including zeppelins cruising above.

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