Saturday, September 18, 2010
RANDOM 341 OBJECTS
32 Estate RPPC Postcards Photos with PEOPLE DOING STUFF-$20
All these postcards were in an old box stashed away in a humpback trunk out in the smokehouse of an estate not two miles from our little dirt farm.
I’ll just show you photos – 4 cards at a time – front. Reason? I’m the very last person to ask about old postcards.
States, Towns or Landmarks represented:
Independence, Iowa – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – Salt Lake City – Oak View Park, Venus, Nebraska – and more.
RANDOM 341 OBJECT
Antique Pottery Pot BISCUIT JAR Avalon MAJOLICA PITCHER-$31
One doesn’t have to be crazy in the head to sell groups of things, each of which could easily stand alone, on eBay, but it helps. Craziness eases the pain. After 12 years of doing this, I developed the ability to simply shrug it off and think to myself: “Man, was that stupid!”
The faience pitcher is probably the star of this show. It is from Baltimore. The little pot is from Illinois, and the biscuit jar is from another time / another place. (In other words; I don’t know.)
Since I’m likely the only one who doesn’t know the signature on it, let’s start with the “I don’t know” biscuit jar. It has some staining, age lines and crazing as you’d expect of soft paste pieces from the late 19th Century, but at least it is signed.
I can see ? ? ? ? WARE and POTTERY, but that’s about it. I’ll bet it’s by someone famous and very expensive . . . or not. To quote poor ole Dan: “What a waste it is to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful, how true that is.” I didn’t think we could find another, but we did. So here we are today – trying to clean up someone else’s mess. The sad part is – it may take decades. Oh well – at least the rich folks are tickled.
Q: Always a pleasure seeing what your selling, and even getting a bid in once in awhile. I believe that the mark on the bottom of the biscuit jar might be Hampshire Pottery. I found the mark in the Kovels New Dictionary of Marks on page 49 at the top of the page. Says its from Keene, NH USA, Majolica (1871-1923). Thanks for many years of enjoyment!! Gayle Aug-31-10
A: Thanks! You're right. I found it as well after you told me what to look for. --------- Hampshire Pottery Co. J. S.Taft & Co., Keene, N. H. Established 1871 ---------- Thanks again, Dennis
Now that I’ve alienated the richest 1% of the population and those who’ve fallen for their whispered promises, let’s move on to this cute, cute little pot. It is 2 ½” tall and 3 ½” in diameter. Great condition.
I’ve saved the best for last. It is a big faience pitcher with flower in high relief – 7 ¾” tall, 6” wide and fat as a pig at 4 ½”.
You could have that little spot repaired, but you could also do it yourownself. Just a little touch-up is all it needs. Frankly, I wouldn’t even bother. It’s old!