The Complete Farside by Gary Larson deluxe two-volume slipcased set in near new condition. Twisted, amusing, and brilliant. What more could one want from a person or a book?
Available at the Estate Store West in Tualatin 503-612-0020
This vintage vase was made in Japan and it is so bright and busy that you’ll have to be careful choosing the flowers to display in it (lest they look worse for it).
The vase stands 7 inches tall and makes a strong color and decoration statement all on its own.
It was probably made by Tashiro Shoten Ltd. and predates 1954 (as that’s when they shut down).
In excellent condition.
Excellent tool for the bludgeoning of spiders. Or driving a nail. Or terrifying volunteers. That’s obviously why someone donated it to the warehouse, right? Showing some signs of wear and tear, as seen in the photos. The volunteers have been especially unruly lately.*
The ‘Billy Club’ made its debut in the early to mid nineteenth century and although there is still some debate surrounding the origin of its name, it is commonly believed that it emerged as a slang version of ‘bully’. Here’s a theory: Perhaps after taking one of these to the mouth the swollen lips and lack of teeth caused some pronunciation issues?
*we recommend using this as a display piece ONLY. Furthermore, management does not condone the frightening of our volunteer base.
Measure about 13 inches long.
Available at the Estate Store West in Tualatin 503.612.0020
Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon.
But who we ask was the first person to crush cigarette butt out on the moon?
Odds are that mere mortals like us will never have the chance, but if one is so inclined one could exercise a bit of sympathetic magic with this ash tray featuring the Wapakoneta Daily News (Ohio) moon landing front page.
It is about 6 3/4 inches square and appears unused, so it might make a good candy dish, pin tray or other sort of catchment device.
These plates were produced in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of Oregon’s statehood in 1959. They were made by Johnson Brothers (England) and were by Meier & Frank.
As I recall they came in something like six colors including brown, yellow, green and the best ones were multicolored, like this set of four.
All of them are in excellent condition and measure 10 3/4 inches in diameter.
Well [expletive intentionally left out]!
I’m torn by these plates and the platter. They’re old, well done and all but three of the plates have some sort of damage. The damage ranges from small chips through latent cracks and even one that was broken in half and (badly) repaired.
If they were something boring I’d probably have tossed most of them but these are pretty neat and so might make a good decorative set, if not a very functional one.
Each plate features a different hand-painted fish* and is signed by the painter, C. Miquet. The dinner plates are just over 9 inches in diameter and the fish platter is about 23 inches long.
*The original plates were commercially produced Limoges ware. They feature decal borders with over glaze gold decoration. The painter then added the fishes in the center.
Nice small desk with a center drawer, pull out writing shelf and folding top. it also has a bunch of ‘pigeon holes’ for various things. It is in great condition and measures 34 1/2 inches wide, 19 inches deep and 33 1/2 inches tall.
This is probably late 1930’s or 1940’s vintage. It can’t be older than the mid 1930’s as this is about when Joseph Soss received the patent on his invisible hinge, which this piece uses, in 1935.