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NEW ZEALAND 1990 Motorcycle plate WHITE base

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NEW ZEALAND 1990 Motorcycle plate WHITE base
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Image by woody1778a
When these white reflective NZ motorcycle baseplates came out the older 1963 black on milled silver plates were still being registered.

NW Lake Leelanau PROVEMONT MI RPPC c.1908 Farms Homes & Summer Places on Lake Leelanau Writer Preparing for SILVER WEDDING WITH HIGH MASS probably at St Marys Catholic Church PHOTOGRAPHER UNK1
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Image by UpNorth Memories – Donald (Don) Harrison

1951 – 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage
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Image by Georg Sander

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The DB2 is a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1950 through 1953. It was a major advancement over the 2-Litre Sports model it replaced, with a dual overhead cam straight-6 in place of the previously-used pushrod straight-4. The engine was larger, too, at 2.6 L, and the car was designed as a closed coupe. A later drophead coupe model was also introduced, accounting for ¼ of the model’s total sales. The DB2 was extremely successful in racing, setting Brown’s company up for future success.

(Wikipedia)

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Der Aston Martin DB2 war ein Sportwagen, den Aston Martin von 1950 bis 1953 anbot. Gegenüber seinem Vorgänger, dem Modell 2-Litre Sports, war er ein großer Fortschritt mit seinem 6-Zylinder-DOHC-Motor anstatt der vorher eingesetzten 4-Zylinder-OHV-Maschine. Der Motor war auch größer (2,6 ltr. Hubraum) und das Auto wurde als Coupé gebaut. Ein Cabriolet wurde später auch eingeführt und machte 25 % der Gesamtproduktion aus. Der DB2 war auf der Rennstrecke sehr erfolgreich und sicherte den künftigen Erfolg für David Browns Firma.

(Wikipedia)

Published: January 24, 2017 | Comments: 0

Cool Antique Silver images

A few nice antique silver images I found:

47 Plymouth
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Image by DVS1mn
26th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 11, 2012.

www.antiquecarrun.org/Home_Page.html

1915 Autocar
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Image by DVS1mn
Silver Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 12, Pre-Tour

Published: January 24, 2017 | Comments: 0

How to Pick a Perfect Gift For the Antique Or Vintage Item Collector in Your Life

When the person on your gift list collects antiques and vintage items, a very simple present would be cranberry glass. This pink, delicate collectible goes by the name of ruby glass in Europe. Cranberry is a beautiful color of deep pink red and surely not to be confused with the “flash” glass of the same name.

Cranberry glass became extremely popular during the Victorian period and is now a favorite of many collectors. Ornamental vases, cups, and pitchers were very appealing forms of the day. Most of these have a pearlescent sheen from the firing and reduction methods used in the past.

We also learn that 1870 to 1930 was the primary production period. It was during this time that it was being manufactured in England, France, Belgium, Bavaria, Bohemia, as well as the United States. Production in America was mainly in the New England region. Ironically, it just happens to be where cranberries are raised, so as it may be, an American never lacking for a good marketing idea, coined the term Cranberry Glass.

It is made in small batch production rather than in large quantities, due to the value of gold and the delicate reduction process that is needed. Gold chloride is made by dissolving gold in nitric and hydrochloric acids resulting in a colloid. These “gold salts” are then mixed with molten glass and the result is a color more to the pink, like a ruby. But, ruby red is less like a real ruby and contains a different colorant. Only a few companies have attempted this process and even still, Pilgrim is one of the very few to be extremely successful with this color.

One of the obvious traits of old cranberry is the weight and feel of the item. But, like most everything in the world of antiques, reproduction is prevalent and it has been copied by modern glassmakers. These replica products, though, just don’t have the warm color of the old collectibles and have an almost bluish cast. This can usually be noticed when held up to the light.

The origins of cranberry glass making are somewhat hazy. Some historians believe it was first made in the late Roman Empire. Johann Kunckel is normally given the credit of re-discovering how to produce it, in Brandenburg, Bohemia around 1670. He was a chemist from a family of glass-makers. In 1679, his experiments and the results were published in his famous book “Ars Vetraria Experimentalis”.

Cranberry is most usually mouth-blown, molded, or mold-blown and rarely factory pressed. Mouth-blown glass can be identified by the pontil mark on the bottom and mold-blown by the mold mark. When mouth-blown, the material usually expands only a short distance from the blow pipe, thus making it a difficult material with which to work.

Given the uninterrupted popularity of these items, America’s oldest glassmaker, Pairpoint Glass Works, is still in operation and continues to turn out works of art in cranberry glass that is only handblown one piece at a time. Located next to the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts, this revered experienced firm maintains lofty standards for their products.

Rossi Glass based in Niagara Falls, is the only Canadian manufacturer specializing in cranberry glass and has donated several examples for permanent display in the future Museum of Contemporary Glass.

West Virginia based, Fenton Art Glass, known world wide for their product perfection, also produces handblown and mold-blown cranberry glass collectibles of many shapes and sizes. Items from 1907 through current production can be viewed at their museum in Williamstown, WV.

Studio glassmakers today can purchase their cranberry glass in rods from specialty manufacturers. This is more expensive, but makes it easier for them to produce beautiful items for the collectors of tomorrow.

Melissa Spaulding is an experienced eBay merchant and collector of Vintage Fenton Cranberry Glass. If you enjoyed reading this article, please feel free to visit the following website to read additional articles and find some great deals. Click on this link to visit now: Vintage Fenton Cranberry Glass

Published: January 24, 2017 | Comments: 0

Antique Fishing Lures – Some Great Reasons to Start a Collection of Your Own

If you are looking for a new hobby and you are an angler, then you might want to consider collecting antique fishing lures. It is an exciting hobby because it gives you focus, social interaction and an experience to learn and invest with. After reading this article, you will have a better sense of what collecting antique lures can do for you.

For starters, it gives you something to focus on. By concentrating on a particular area of antique lures, it gives you a distinctive expertise. For example, some collectors focus on lures that are a certain color. Others focus on makes and types. Heddon lures are a splendid example of this. But that is just one reason to collect antique lures.

Another excellent reason to collect is the social interaction. There are plenty of clubs and organizations both locally and on the net that collect antique lures. The national association of lure collectors is all over the country. Along with the camaraderie, there’s a competition of sorts amongst collectors trying to get their favorite lures. It can be a lot of fun hanging out with other collectors and learning from them.

The final reason has to do with learning and investing. Lure values change, and some can be worth a lot of money. It’s not as fast as the stock market, but It can be rewarding when a lure goes up in value after a while. And finally, collecting lures offers something to continue learning about. There are always tips and secrets about knowing how to identify lures.

So now that you know some of the benefits of lure collecting, you might want to give it a try. Just remember that it can give you something to focus on, it gives you social interactions and it’s an enjoyable learning experience. Give it a try. Go out and find a local club to attend. You might learn something!

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Published: January 23, 2017 | Comments: 0

Nice Antique Silver photos

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62 Studebaker Lark Daytona
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Image by DVS1mn
26th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 11, 2012.

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07 Ford Model K
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Image by DVS1mn
Silver Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 12, Pre-Tour

Ford
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Image by DVS1mn
Silver Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 10, Pre-Tour

Published: January 23, 2017 | Comments: 0

1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Copper-Bodied (Brockman Coachwork) 10

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1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Copper-Bodied (Brockman Coachwork) 10
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Image by Jack Snell – Thanks for over 26 Million Views
Photographed at the 2012 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, Hillsborough, CA

26th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run
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Image by DVS1mn
26th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 10, Pre-Tour

www.antiquecarrun.org/Home_Page.html

26th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run
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Image by DVS1mn
26th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 8, Pre-Tour

www.antiquecarrun.org/Home_Page.html

Published: January 22, 2017 | Comments: 0

Cool Antique Silver images

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Karen at Stanton Hall
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Image by J. Stephen Conn
Of the dozens of historic antebellum mansions in Natchez, none is more opulent than Stanton Hall. Unfortunately they would not let us take pictures on the inside.

Stantton Hall was built in 1857 by Frederick Stanton, a cotton broker who immigrated to Natchez from Ireland in 1815, at the age of 21. He became one of the richest men in what was then America’s wealthiest city. The house he built is one of the most magnificent and palatial residences of antebellum America. The interior contains original furnishings and Natchez antiques. We saw hand-carved woodwork, silver-plated hinges and doorknobs and marble mantles. Guided tours, available on the half hour, are .00 for adults. Our knowledgeable tour guide gave a very interesting narrative of the house, its furnishing and its history.

Behind Stanton Hall is the Carriage House Restaurant, where we planned to have lunch on the day of our tour. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed to tourists because the Kiwanis Club was meeting there that day. Our disappointment lead to the opportunity to visit another mansion, Dunleith, where we enjoyed a great lunch – an experience we would have otherwise missed.

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 1
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Image by Jack Snell – Thanks for over 26 Million Views

Studebaker Silver Hawk 1957 – Retro Classics Stuttgart
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Image by Andy_BB

Published: January 22, 2017 | Comments: 0

Latest Antique Silver News

Village Antiques & Collectibles Show
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Image by North Charleston
The City of North Charleston’s Village Antiques & Collectibles Show at Felix C Davis Community Center in Park Circle.

The Show featured home decor, fine antiques, furniture, collectibles, antique guns, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys & games, silver, pottery, china, silver, salvage items, outdoor decor, vintage instruments, and more.

Photo by Ryan Johnson

Published: January 21, 2017 | Comments: 0

55 Chevrolet 210

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55 Chevrolet 210
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Image by DVS1mn
Silver Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run Stockyard Days Car Show New Brighton Minnesota

RMI1103-4
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Image by RainmakerInnovations
Latest Finds!

Before and after.
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Image by practicalowl
A 1924 silver cigarette case needing dints carefully taken out from the corners and a good clean ready for an antiques show next month, a lovely easy job 🙂
Taken while trapped in the workshop as it`s been bucketing it down all day so any planned shots down in the bluebell woods get put off another day!

Published: January 21, 2017 | Comments: 0

Image from page 393 of “The illustrated companion to the Latin dictionary and Greek lexicon; forming a glossary of all the words representing visible objects connected with the arts, manufactures, and every-day life of the Greeks and Romans, with represen

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Image from page 393 of “The illustrated companion to the Latin dictionary and Greek lexicon; forming a glossary of all the words representing visible objects connected with the arts, manufactures, and every-day life of the Greeks and Romans, with represen
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Title: The illustrated companion to the Latin dictionary and Greek lexicon; forming a glossary of all the words representing visible objects connected with the arts, manufactures, and every-day life of the Greeks and Romans, with representations of nearly two thousand objects from the antique
Year: 1849 (1840s)
Authors: Rich, Anthony, 1803 or 1804-1891
Subjects: Classical dictionaries
Publisher: London, Longmans
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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Non.s. v. p. 534.) ; as stern boats towedbehind larger vessels, in which thesailors or passengers embarked anddisembarked from the shore (Plaut.Merc, ii. 1. 35.); and as river boats.Virg. Georg. i. 201. LEMBULUS, LEMUNCULUS,or LENUNCULUS. Diminutiveof Lembus. Prudent. Tlepl crre^. v.455. Tac. Ann. xiv. 5. LEMNISCATUS. Decoratedwith fillets or ribands (lemnisci), asexplained and illustrated in the fol-lowing word. Cic. Rose. Am. 35.Serv. ad Virg. Mn. v. 269. LEMNISCUS (ruu>l<ricos). Asort of fillet or riband distributed asa reward of honour; sometimes byitself (Liv. xxxiii. 33. Suet. Nero,25.), but more commonly as a deco-ration to be fastened upon otherprizes; such as military crowns(Festus, s.v.), palm branches (Auson.Epist. xx. 6.), &c, which were con-sidered more honourable when ac-companied with a lemniscus, thanwhen they were simply given bythemselves. Originally it was made3 c 378 LEMURES. LIBELLA. out of the thin membrane lying be-tween the bark and wood of the lime

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tree (Plin. H.N. xvi. 25.); after-wards of wool dyed of different colours(Festus, s. v. Serv. ad JEn. v. 269.) ;and finally of gold and silver tinsel.(Plin. H N. xxi. 4.) The illustra-tion represents a figure of Victory,from a painting in the pyramid ofC. Cestius, holding a simple lemnis-cus in her left hand, and a coronalemniscata in the other. 2. A bandage of lint steeped inlotion for applying to wounds. Cel-sus, vii. 28. Veg. Vet. ii. 14. LEMURES. A general namefor the departed spirits of men. Ac-cording to the religious belief of theRomans, the soul was converted afterdeath into a spirit, either beneficentor malign, as the actions of the in-dividual had been good or bad duringhis lifetime. The good spirit thenbecame a protecting angel, and wasproperly termed lar; the evil one aspectre, or hobgoblin, properly de-signated larva. But although somepassages plainly imply that the termlemures meant departed spirits gene-rally, and without reference to anyparticular disposition, yet a nu

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1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
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Image by Georg Sander
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The de Ville was originally a trim level and later a model of General Motors’ Cadillac marque. The first car to bear the name was the 1949 Coupe de Ville, a prestige trim level of the Series 62 luxury coupe. The last model to be formally known as a De Ville was the 2005 Cadillac DeVille, a full-size sedan, the largest car in the Cadillac model range at the time. The next year, the DeVille was officially renamed DTS (an abbreviation standing for DeVille Touring Sedan, itself a trim level on earlier models).

With bigger changes coming in 1980, the 1979 models saw few alterations, which included a new lightweight aluminum hood and a new grille design with "Cadillac" script on the header above the grille. The "Phaeton" package, now priced at ,029, was still available in three colors, but with two new replacement colors: "Western Saddle Firemist" (with leather interior in "Antique Saddle") replacing the "Arizona Beige", and "Slate Firemist" (with leather interior in "Antique Gray") replacing "Platinum Silver". The d’Elegance package was back, at 5, which included Venetian velour upholstery (in four colors) with a 50/50 split front seat, overhead assist handles, Tangier carpeting, door pull handles, and "d’Elegance" emblems among other niceties. In addition to the 3 "fuel-injection" option, there was also the choice of a 350 in3 LF9 diesel V8 (built by Oldsmobile) for 9. Coupe de Ville’s cabriolet package, priced at 4, was available in 17 colors. Production rose slightly to 121,890 for Coupe de Ville (,728), and 93,211 for Sedan de Ville (,093).

(Wikipedia)

Published: January 20, 2017 | Comments: 0