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Antique bevel glass mirror in a golden oak wood frame
I’ve always loved anything vintage. My first listing was a few 1950s vintage glass Christmas ornaments that sold at eBay auction for around ten bucks — a long ago precursor to my built-from-scratch online store.

Large antique beveled edge mirror in an oak frame Frequenting local estate-sale auctions I tend to acquire stuff that I am both knowledgeable of and which fits well into my ‘logistics’ of (generally) not much larger than a breadbox — vintage or antique home décor, industrial design, scientific instruments & tech, fine art & collectibles. As to some of the stuff you’ll find here in my store…

Pair of 1920s antique bookends in the form of owls, made by the Pompeian Bronze Company

I’ve long been a collector of Antique Bookends — particularly Art Deco era bronze or bronze-clad. I’m most fond of the ‘sculptures’ figural types, which were fashioned on myriad themes, Cowboys Farmers & Native Americans, Mythological Nautical & Patriotic, and animals of all kind. Among my favorites are products from each of the notable five companies (all now long defunct) that produced bronze-clad, but I especially like certain models made by the Pompeian Bronze Company, which existed in the 1920s and was based in Brooklyn NY. Not familiar with antique bookends?  Begin exploring the topic by visiting my easy-read primer linked below ↓ 

Seneca No. 9 Folding Plate View Camera I got my first camera around 1967 (an all-plastic Argus 127) and got into 35mm Kodachrome in a big way in the late-1970s with my first SLR, a Pentax K1000. Over college coursework in the ’80s and ’90s I learned a lot of darkroom craft, countless hours printing B+W silver halide and archival-color Cibachrome — also spent time behind everything from 4x5 view cameras to medium format and vintage 35mm rangefinders. My interest in film cameras spans just about anything: early box cameras, Kodak Cirkut cameras with their elaborate transport mechanism, beautiful wood & brass view cameras, roll-film medium format, 35mm rangefinders and stereo image, 8mm and 16mm cine, and tiny ‘spy cameras’.

Vintage Franciscan IVY Tea Pot Teapot, with USA backstamp

What’s not to love about Porcelain and Pottery — the fine bone china produced by Walter Scott Lenox, the simple beauty of Franciscanware, the whimsical cookie jars from McCoy, Abingdon and Shawnee, the artistry of Stangl’s birds and the folksy Americana of Pennsbury Pottery.

Antique telephone, Western Electric WE 211 Space Saver Wall Phone The occasional Scientific, Mil or Tech when it turns up: be it electrical or mechanical, I’ve always loved to tinker with old devices — be it an antique microscope, a WWII-era US Navy sextant or Army Air Forces ‘propellor protractor’ or an early Apple II or 128k Mac and so on — it pretty much all interests me.

🌜 Hope you find something you’d love to add to your home; thanks for taking the time to browse. ~CJ

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