Saturday, May 07, 2011
RANDOOM 341 OBJECT
Antique POCKET MATCH SAFE Blue Barrel STANDARD OIL CO.-$86
I thought at first glance the two sides with the blue oil barrel were identical. Upon closer examination I saw that one is a barrel of “Capitol Cylinder Oil,” and the other side is a barrel of “Renown Engine Oil;” both Standard Oil products.
You can see that the plating is worn, but the celluloid all around has remained just fine. If you squeeze the center, you’ll notice a very, very tiny airspace between the celluloid and the case. It’s not a big deal, but I wanted to mention it.
While the other edge promoted “Eldorado Engine Oil,” this side is pushing “Atlantic Red Engine Oil.”
RANDOM E BRITANNICA
ESHREF/ASHRER- a town of persia. pop 5,000/6,000
ESKI-DJUMA/ESKI-DJUMUA- town of bulgaria
ESKILSTUNA- town of sweden. charles X bestowed on it priveledges. pop 6130. pics!
ESKIMO/ESKIMOS/ESQUIMAUX- name applied by euro ethnologiststo the trib indian eskimates in the arctic areas of america + asia. the danish form recently surplanted the french. the name a corruption of the abenaki indian eskimat o the ojiba-askimeg-'these who eat raw flesh', the native term is innuit-'the people'. homogenous + wide spread, close to the coast. constant for 1000 years at least, N.W. coast of america related closely. blah blah conical skin tents in warmer + 1/2 underground huts entered in long tunnels. temporary -ice igloos w/ ice windows. can get hot. hunters + fishers.
RANDOM ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
ESDRAS, books of-church of England blah blah BLAH.
ESHER- UK village in surrey. pop in 1871 was 1,815
RANDOM ESTATE SALE
in this weeks listing there was another sale that had my sale instincts tingling. music teacher + i have found good shit at D & M sales. i finally talked my mom into it. heh. she got 8 or so vintage anchor-hocking glasses. well, i knew it was a boring plain mid-century house. well, i made a bee-line for the kitchen. untencils! foley fork! oh that's a nic meat mallet. i need to try it. but need to try selling it 1st. te handle is nice. ooh, 1/2 off the bag of silver plate for $6. i do well selling pie-servers + i want that pattern. i know i do not have it. meh on most of the other patterns. had some other stuff is i was at a Open House sale wold go in my bag. off to the basement. OOOH look at that snazzy metal table! ooh, deco dresser w/ mirror. OOH, i love that white little drop leaf kitchen table! WANT WANT WANT, tho paint it black. ooh, old stove. and very nice condition. OOH, how much for that big grey dresser w/ glass? $30? stripped i bet it would be a great teevee stand. look at the table of stuff. no tools. oh, rulers. OOH, must take that little oil can. yes. it makes the noise. back up stairs to the west bedroom. darning egg! wood. TAKE! even tho it isn't that neat. off to the other bedroom. lots of books, and binders. mostly about music. or meh. sad. i but i did grab a 20's or older resords book. i have a stash of them. i will never run out of them for at fairs. next room, an office type room. hmm. i like that copper tourist thing for ebay.... ooh, that round hors d' ovres ball. myrtle wood. pretty! olive wood little vase. cheap, take that. off to dinning + living room. some nice old furniture. lovely old bookcase. we should GET THAT. ooh, olive wood mosaic trivet. if ebay no want, i want.
well, later yesterday i went thru my silverplate pattern book. the pattern i wanted is from 1934 and the pieces looked very good. but then, the pattern i thought was from the 60's is from 1919. and they look new! 2 other should be good ebayables too.
RANDOM 341 OBJECT
Antique VESTA Match Safe BUCKEYE HAY RAKES Twine MOWERS-$535
I love most anything in the realm of antique graphics that features horse drawn vehicles or implements of any kind – especially if the object is a pocket match safe. I have a feeling this one from Altman, Miller & Company in Akron, Ohio is a rarity, and it has remained in excellent condition.
In itsy-bitsy print below “Akron, Ohio” there appears the name of the maker of the match safe: “The Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, N. J.”
The bottom image shows the combination rake / binder picking up hay and spitting out bound “hands.”
I can’t imagine discovering a finer example of this pocket match safe.