March 31, 2015

Puzzle Bottle


If Uncle Maurice can reassemble this he’s good for another one?

Puzzle bottle, about 10 inches tall.

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March 31, 2015

Vintage Uranium Glass Salt & Pepper Set


Beehive or ribbed salt and pepper shaker set, by Jeanette Glass. Each one stands about 5 inches tall with the lid and is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The glass is in great shape, the aluminum tops are . . . ‘vintage’. They show signs of regular use including some dents and each one has been dropped a time or two.

These were made in the 1930’s as evidenced by trace amounts of uranium which fluoresces nicely under black light.



March 30, 2015

18 Vintage ‘Sterilized’ Spice Jars


1940’s era Griffith’s spice jar set. 18 pieces all with lids and original paper labels on reverse. Nice Art Deco inspired column design on the sides too. Most have aluminum shaker screens in the neck, but not all. Front text and design is fired on in black and is in great shape.

Each jar stands about 4 1/4 inches tall, 1 3/4 inches square in cross section. The process used to sterilize the original contents was patented under at least two different patents, probably differentiated based on the properties of the spice being prepared.

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March 30, 2015

Vintage Oak Utility Card File


Perfect for filing your notes based upon real or false dichotomies. Naughty v. nice, cause or correlation, scoundrels and rascals, saints and dead heroes, novel ideas, failed poems. . . that sort of thing.
Vintage oak card file, holds 3 x 5 inch cards and each drawer has an adjustable divider/rest. It is in fair to good condition, with the expected scratches and slights of age. Nice box joint detailing on the fronts as well as brass pulls/label plates, marked “Utility.”

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March 29, 2015

Vintage Metal Cabinet

IMG_1861The doctor is in.

Doctor Storage that is. Great for organizing crafts projects, your ‘things in jars’ collection or what have you.

It is 51 inches tall, 24 wide and 12 inches deep and in good condition. The top was repainted at some point and if you’re picky or dealing with sensitive items like fabrics or origami papers the shelves could use a touch up too.

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March 29, 2015

1920’s Sofa & Chair Set


Very nice old sofa reupholstered in contemporary fabric but with a period appropriate Egyptian revival theme. In good condition, comfy and roomy but not monstrously large.

At our Tualatin location 8380 SW Nyberg St, open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, 503-612-0020.

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March 28, 2015

Antique Rocking Chair


Swell antique rocking chair with flame mahogany veneer and carved decorative elements. Very regal without being overly ostentatious. In great condition it measures about 41 inches tall, 26 wide and 31 deep.

Comfy too.


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March 28, 2015

Vintage Homecrest Lounge Chair & Ottoman


Space age chic vinyl and black enamel baked on over steel wire. Chair with spring base and matching ottoman. They’re in good but not perfect condition.

It’s a dead ringer for the Galahad on page six of the 1965 catalog (time-kill central link: 33 Homecrest catalogs).

$225 at out Tualatin location, 8380 SW Nyberg St. Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.

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March 27, 2015

Blue Agate Bookends


I love this color blue, especially as nothing quite like it occurs naturally. I’ve similar tones on EPA Superfund sites though . . .

Better things for better living…through  chemistry” includes decoration and resolution of the oversights of the Geology Department. If nature didn’t make it blue there’s no reason we can’t!

Dyed blue agate bookends. A very nice set, heavy weighing a combined 8 3/4 pounds.  Approximately 6 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 4 or so deep. $35

Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the bookends?

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March 27, 2015

Golden Oak Library Table Desk With Three Drawers


Fine old golden oak library table or desk. It has three drawers and two book shelves on the sides. In good condition with some veneer delaminating on the lower part of the rear legs (see photos in slide show below).

I’m a fan of the trefoil/club silhouette cut out design.

It measures 48 inches wide, 30 deep and 30 tall and there is a blind stamp under the top that reads “HP Co.”

Interestingly there are pencil inscriptions on the underside of the center drawer. Three people signed it on June 20, 1929, Neil Agan, Edward Casey and Pat Casey. Unfortunately I was unable to find out much about them.

Below this is a signature for D R Anderson dated December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day) followed by W7WH. I recognized this as a radio call sign and discovered that the sign is still in use by an Oregon descendent of the writer. How’s that for a desk with history?


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