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Cragstan Playboy Vintage Battery Operated Bar Toy 60s Japan Working Multi-Action 74.99

July 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Video

Please click photo and go to listing This vintage 1960’s battery operated Playboy by Cragstan of Japan is a multi-action bar toy in very good working order. He pours himself a drink, takes a sip, spins around on his bar stool and his face briefly lights up red. He is 13 inches high. Base measures […]

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T-N Nomura Bartender Vintage Battery Operated Multi-Action Toy 60’s Japan Works!

July 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Collectibles, Ebay, Video

Please click photo and go to FOR SALE listing This vintage 1960’s battery operated Bartender by T-N (Nomura) of Japan is a multi-action bar toy in very good working order. He shakes the cocktail mixer (there are little blue beads inside), pours himself a drink, takes a sip, his face lights up red, he starts […]

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Bronze Sculptural Chinese Dragon Encircles Incense Holder Vase Foo Dog Face Lugs tabletop lighting setup

April 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Photography, Tabletop

Here is a great looking antique/collectible bronze incense holder vase with a wonderful bearded dragon sculpture encircling the base and 2 face lugs that look to be foo dog temple guardians near top of cylinder. Black/brown patina. 5-1/4″ high and varying from 2-1/2″ to 2-3/4″ wide. Very good condition. Purchased from an estate sale. For […]

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Los Castillo Vintage Figural Open Mouth Catch All Mixed Metals Mid Century Taxco

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Photography

This modern mid-century Los Castillo piece is wonderfully inventive… a whimsical head on 3 ball feet with wide open mouth. It was probably intended to be an easy to carry around ashtray as it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. It would be a fun-to-use jewelry holder, trinket tray or catch-all. It is […]

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Elco Sterling Silver Bracelet Double Link Chain 5 Charms Heart Clasp Not Scrap

February 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Photography

  Here is a very pretty sterling silver bracelet with 5 charms that I purchased from an estate sale. For sale on eBay. The chain is made up of large faceted double links with a hammered look to them. The box type clasp is unusual in that the thumb tab is heart shaped. It is […]

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RANCOR Monster Star Wars 1984 Kenner Figure Moveable Joints Mouth Works ROTJ 9″

February 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Photography

Here is a vintage Rancor monster figure from the Star Wars movie Return of the Jedi. The monster has jointed arms and legs, swivel wrist joints and a jaw that opens and closes when you move the tab in his back. Everything is working as it should. He is 9 inches tall and is marked […]

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Tribal African Hand Beaded Folk Art Yoruba Nigeria Diviners Ceremonial Sash 47″

January 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Photography

TableTop Setup African Beaded Ceremonial Sash Textured Vertical Subject Larger description and photo for tabletop setup on findgreatstuff.com Here’s a wonderful old piece of hand beaded folk art for sale on findgreatstuff.com, a ceremonial diviner’s sash, made by the Yoruba People in Nigeria, Africa. It is hand sewn with glass beads and cowrie shells. It’s […]

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TableTop lighting setup for pink McCoy vase blue lit background

January 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Photography, Tabletop

Subject was lit indirectly with 2 strip boxes left and right rear with light bouncing off reflectors front left and front right. A blue gelled strobe set at 1/4 power lit white foam board background. For larger photo and more details go to setups at findgreatstuff.com

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Sterling Silver Ring Large Sculptural 3D Frog Hugs Finger Vintage Size 7.5-7.75

January 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Collectibles, Ebay, HowTo, Photography

Tabletop photo setup for frog ring on black background  Sterling Frog Ring for Sale on findgreatstuff.com Here’s a wonderful sculptural sterling silver frog ring. He’s very large and dramatic and curls around your finger in the neatest way like he’s hugging onto your finger, gazing out at the world and smiling. Great details… from his […]

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Used Squier Tele by Fender California Series Electric Guitar Working Estate

December 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, HowTo, Photography

Fender Guitar for sale at findgreatstuff.com Table Top Lighting Setup for Fender Guitar at FindGreatStuff Here is a used Squier Tele by Fender, California Series electric guitar that we purchased from an estate sale. Paper label on the pick guard. It measures 13″ at widest part of body and approximately 38.5″ in total length. We […]

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Dancing Dan Minstrel Man on Stick w Tap Dance Board Vintage Wooden Folk Art Toy

December 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay

Dancing Dan for sale. Here is a vintage jointed wooden folk art toy often called a Dancing Dan that we purchased at an estate sale. He is a dancing man on a stick that also comes with the tap dancing board on which he dances. It is marked with impressed hot stamp: World Wide Games […]

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Rare M&M STUDIO PHONE Animated & Talking It LightS It WORKS Collectible Vintage

December 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Humor

Here is a rare and collectible M&M Studio phone made by Mars, Inc. We purchased it from an estate sale. The batteries (included) are still good and it is working! (It takes three D batteries) Three M&M characters rise from the film canisters, say a few lines & sink back inside. The M&M Studio logo […]

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Rare Acme Electric Heater Co Antique Toaster Stone Base

October 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Collectibles, Ebay

Here is a rare and unusual antique toaster made by the Acme Electric Heater Company of Detroit, Mich. which is so stated on a metal plaque on the stone or ceramic (marble ?) base. It is working. 7.25″ high and 6″ x3″ at the base. Metal has oxidized over the years as can be seen […]

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Eickholt Art Glass Paperweight 81 Ice Planet w Rainbows

May 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Collectibles, Ebay

Here is a beautiful one of a kind art glass paperweight made by Robert Eickholt. It is engraved with his signature and the date: Eickholt 1981. Name and date are marked very lightly but they are legible in a good light. I think this paperweight is a fantasy landscape… a frozen ice planet in shades […]

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Snowmen Skate on Grand Player Piano playing Christmas Carols

July 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Ebay

Here’s a magical Christmas item… a miniature white grand player piano that plays a succession of 12 Christmas carols… an electronic music box of sorts. It comes with 2 different sized snowmen that glide/skate/dance/pirouette on top of the piano or you can choose to display the piano with the top raised in grand piano style. […]

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My Favorite Cameras

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Ebay, Photography

My Favorite Cameras While helping folks to sell items on the web, I’ve had the opportunity to use a group of cameras. Since most of my photos are taken in a studio environment with lighting, most cameras will do a good job. We sell jewelry which requires the camera to have macro close-up ability. In […]

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Antique Back Brace from Freud

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Inspiration

In my previous post¬†where I talked about Freud sending me to the flea market, I talked about my medical collection. Well most of the collection has been sold and is long gone. Going through a storage area I discovered this back brace that had hung on my wall for a few years. This particular piece was […]

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Bullet points of the Kill

May 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, FleaMarket

  Life felt really comfortable working for ourselves, no bosses and no time clocks. After 14 years running our own pottery and an almost equal number of years in the collectible business we got a little spoiled, I must confess. As it became harder to find things and harder to sell things locally, we had […]

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Ebay Killed My Life Style

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Ebay, FleaMarket

During the 80”s and 90”s my wife and I would shop for collectibles all week, go to a flea market on Sunday to sell, and we made a comfortable living. Things started to change in the late 90”s. We started to hear a murmur about selling antiques and collectibles on the internet. In 1991 I […]

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