Recent content by ANTIQUARIAN

  1. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED How Do You Describe This Gruen Watch Face?

    Very nice watch! :thumbsup:
  2. She was only 3 days old.

    I love it... a 16 year old posted mystery, that by the sounds of it still hasn't been solved. :laughing7: Best of luck with finally getting your mystery disc find I.D.'d BigC. Dave
  3. ✅ SOLVED Old buckle

    Nice finds, the reins guide (2nd from bottom) and the crotal bell are good finds. :thumbsup: I keep most of my more interesting finds, I just can't bear to throw them in the scrap brass bucket. :laughing7: Dave
  4. ✅ SOLVED Old buckle

    I have to agree with gunsil, that it's likely a decorative clothing buckle, knowing the size will definitely help. :thumbsup: It's made of stamped brass, as opposed to cast brass, which means it's not a horse harness buckle. Also, these clips on the back would indicate that was attached to...
  5. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED I think it is Minnie Mouse

    I searched online for a similar example to your 'Minnie Mouse Ring' and found some that looked like it, but no exact matches. Since there are no makers marks on the piece, it may not be a Disney licensed item, so it may have been produced by a company simply trying to 'cash in' on Disney's...
  6. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Asian Bracelet

    My first though was because you're based in California, that you likely found it there. Are you located in Northern California, because your bracelet find appears to be Chinese to me. :icon_scratch: In the Chinese culture hummingbirds symbolize good luck. This symbolic meaning derives from the...
  7. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED What are the markings in this ring?

    My first thought was the same as Cru's, it looks like it was made from a .25 cent silver coin.
  8. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Figure..metal, wearing stockings, handle, upturned collar, Victorian looking

    This piece is definitely interesting Underwonder. :thumbsup: To me, it almost looks like a fantasy piece that someone has cobbled together using bits and pieces they had in their workshop. The loop at the top looks to be an old drawer handle (furniture hardware). Based on the decoration on the...
  9. ✅ SOLVED What is this and how old might it be?

    Thanks for your help with this piece guys. :occasion14: Through some online research I think I figured it out... I believe it's a Drape/Curtain ‘hold back’. Let me know what you all think, if the consensus is that it's a curtain hold-back then I'll mark the thread as solved. :thumbsup: Dave
  10. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Cartridge Box?

    Man I sure wish I had a friend like yours that would give me some cool relics like those fyrffytr1. :thumbsup:
  11. Does anybody know what this is?

    Welcome to the Tnet forums from Toronto joerib. :wave: My first thought was the same as Tamrock, it's likely just a blob of melted aluminum. Dave
  12. ✅ SOLVED What is this and how old might it be?

    On Tuesday, a friend of mine returned to a site where he’s found a few Canadian Queen Victoria Large Cents. Along with a 1957 dog tag, an old button and newer buckle this ornate brass relic came out of the ground. This large piece measures 11 1/4" length x 1 3/4" wide, bottom ornate piece...
  13. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED How old is this misspelled Canning Jar Lid?? Consolidated fruit Jar Company NY

    Based how crudely your example was made in the pressing and on the colour of the glass, I'd say you're bang on with your date range of c1880 - 1900. I'm also thinking that it's earlier as opposed to later in the date range. :thumbsup: Nice find, Dave
  14. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Colonial Buckles?

    Good morning, Without personally inspecting them, I'd say have to say the buckles numbered #2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 are all mid to late 19thc. It's challenging to precisely date these types of buckle designs, mainly because they've literally been produced for over 100 years. Yes, #7 is likely to be...
  15. ✅ SOLVED Found this today hunting an in town house site.

    My first thought exactly Fourman. :thumbsup: But I'm thinking more along the lines of a late-Victorian or Eastlake-style type of hanger for either a gas or electric lamp. The Eastlake movement was a nineteenth-century architectural and household design reform movement started by British...