An incredibly talented artist, Vera produced scores of wonderful graphics throughout her career. I love this red (geranium? chrysanthemum?) example.
The blue and white creamer with chrysanthemum decoration has no mark (cost: 10 cents, value: $8-10.00). The pretty hand-painted, porcelain dish would make a nice change holder (cost: 10 cents, value $6).
Many porcelain “blanks” came to America from Europe, in this case, Czechoslovacia, to be hand-painted by woman for whom painting was a hobby, in this case, Ms. E. Wilson.
This coffee pot is an example of a piece of painted ironstone. Though unmarked, as ironstone frequently was, it has the weight (heavy) and color (blueish tint) one expects to see in older ironstone especially (cost: 5 cents, value: $50-70.00).
A simple wooden frame (cost: 25 cents) that I plan to paint black and use to frame the Saratoga Fair poster I bought a while back. I want to put it in the shop in July for racing season in Saratoga.
I’ve never seen a galvanized tool box before; I’m kinda liking this one a lot (cost: $2.00, value: $20.00).
As you know, I will pick up any dirt cheap camera or radio, and ths Poleroid Land Camera was no exception (cost: $1.00, value: ?). It has its original plastic case and some accessories, but it’s pretty grimey and doesn’t appear to be in working condition.
Two vintage pins, unmarked (cost: 50 cents each, value: $8-10.00). Brass letter opener (25 cents/$8-10.00), “WASA SOLINGEN” embroidery scissors (25 cents/$15.00), magnifying glass (25 cents/$12.00), and 1928 (modern) pen (25 cents/$5.00). Note–“Solingen” is an area in Germany known for producing high quality scissors. They are often made of carbon steel and plated with silver, though those pictured above are not marked silver-plate.
I love the length of this tray–over two feet long by 10″ wide (cost: 50 cents). It too is destined for an [exciting!] makeover.
Christmas wreath (cost: 50 cents, value: $6.00), whisk broom (50 cents/$6-8.00), and amber medicine bottle (50 cents/$6.00).
This butcher block table, minus its legs, bore a price of $10.00. The seller accepted my offer of $5.00 and kindly hauled the heavy load to our van.
It seems to me that I’m always coming across table bottoms that are missing their tops, so hopefully I will find the perfect bottom for this pretty amazing table top.
Final Find: A large (10″) crackle glass vase. While we know it was hand-blown because of the pontil mark on the bottom, the rim was cut (perhaps due to sloppy blowing) and left unpolished (it looks dull). However, the emerald color is striking, so I believe someone will want to add this piece to their collection (cost: 20 cents, value: $15.00). Check out my Crackle Glass article to learn more.
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