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    • May 25, 2017 7:18 AM CDT
    • <p>&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;amp;gt;These lamps belonged to my mother-in-law. The base is marble and I believe the globes are hand-painted. Would appreciate any information you can give me.&amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;amp;gt;Thanks,&amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;amp;gt;Sharon&amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</p>

    • May 24, 2017 8:38 PM CDT
    • <p>&lt;p&gt;Want to find out how much my Walt Disney classic VHS tapes are worth&lt;/p&gt;</p>

    • May 18, 2017 1:32 PM CDT
    • <p>Hello! We recently bought our first home and the previous owners left us an entire room full of goodies! One is a beautiful Rainaud lamp with the number 20 stampled on the bottom. The stand and the glass are all in great condition, but the plug has been damaged. I was hoping someone could help me figure out the value as I'm pretty new to all of this. Thank you!</p>

    • May 5, 2017 5:18 PM CDT
    • <p>Wanted a small Brass Key Hole Escutheon  </p>
      <p>Just found a good selection at</p>
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    • April 28, 2017 6:28 AM CDT
    • My grandma passed and in her attic this was found. Any information on this beautiful painting would be appreciated!

    • April 22, 2017 7:31 PM CDT
    • <p>&amp;amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;amp;gt;just curiuos about age and value &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;</p>

    • April 15, 2017 3:35 PM CDT
    • $11307.09

    • April 15, 2017 5:22 AM CDT
    • I recently acquired this piece and am having trouble deciding whos the maker

    • April 9, 2017 12:41 PM CDT
    • <p>I have aquired a Tell City wall shelf. My question is how do you hang it. There are two holes in the shelf but no hanging brackets. Am I missing parts or is there something I am not seeing.</p>
      <p>Thanks </p>
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    • April 9, 2017 12:41 PM CDT
    • <p>I have aquired a Tell City wall shelf. My question is how do you hang it. There are two holes in the shelf but no hanging brackets. Am I missing parts or is there something I am not seeing.</p>
      <p>Thanks </p>
      <p> </p>

    • April 9, 2017 10:58 AM CDT
    • <p>Hello guys,</p>
      <p>I came across this indian chief painting at the death of my friend's mother.  She had a yard sale and this was the only item I bought as it had belonged to her grandmother who acquired it from her mother in 1902.  There is a letter that came with it which said that there were only two of these paintings in existence as the artist only made two and he gave it to the great grandmother's husband as payment for service.  </p>
      <p>It was shown to a few museums in the 60's for sale, as was told that it is a great musuem piece, and they would purchase  it  around $5000 at that time.  The letter went on to say that in the 80's the family went through hard times and due to family fued it was stored away until the death of my firend's mother who was a Navajo Indiand in Arizona.</p>
      <p> </p>
      <p>The signature says JH Nicholls ( I think)</p>
      <p>If anyone could help me on this I would greatly appreciate it.  Appraisals included.</p>
      <p> </p>

    • February 15, 2017 4:32 PM CST
    • Is there a resource when trying to identify an unknown trademark?  I have tried Google to no avail.  I would appreciate any direction.

      Thank you!

    • February 12, 2017 3:42 PM CST
    • Gary mentions the show "Identifying Furniture Wood"  with Dan Bunker, cannot find it in videos, 

      can anyone help?

    • February 9, 2017 1:09 PM CST
    • Hello to the Forum!

      I am wondering if there are any members who have an interest in antique slot machines, coin op games, Etc.

      Personally I have been involved in the antique slot machine hobby for 35 years and as there is no Topic here for them I thought I would ask!



      Here pictured is a 1929 Jenning's Dutch Boy with Mint Side Vendor

    • February 4, 2017 11:15 AM CST
    • I'm becoming increasingly interested in vintage and antique photographs. For years I've been searching for them at yard sales, estate sales, garage sales and antiques malls but it's hit or miss: a lot more miss than hit: a lot of time, $ and energy invested with one or a few finds now and then.

      In order to find some albums, hoards, and accumulations should I be advertising WANTED TO BUY? Local auctions [not Internet auctions?] or Internet auctions?...and if so, where? In local newspapers? Bulletin boards? Flyers in antique centers and left at antique shows? On Craigslist? It seems it used to be a lot easier to  know where to advertise before the Internet and most towns had only one newspaper printed on real paper.

      THANK YOU for your attention.

      BEST WISHES--Peter

    • January 26, 2017 9:35 AM CST
    • I've had this penguin ramp walker for many years but I've never seen another one just like it.  All the other ones I've seen have a solid white front.  This penguin has been packed away and when I got him out recently, the little rod holding the legs on had come loose.  I'm leaving as-is for fear of damaging it.  He is missing one eye.  Any info or value so I can list for sale?

    • January 15, 2017 6:13 PM CST
    • Can anyone identify this yellow bowl?  Has a little elephant on the lid.  I haven't found one like it or matched the marking.

    • January 5, 2017 7:38 AM CST


    • December 31, 2016 11:17 PM CST
    • Greetings,

      Can you be a little more specific on what info you're looking for?



    • December 31, 2016 12:36 PM CST
    • Hello! We are new to this site and would like information on a few beanie babies we have. Where do I start? 


    • December 24, 2016 3:26 PM CST
    • happy holiday just i have this quistion . do you know what is this exactly and what is the value of it ? thanks in advance .

    • December 14, 2016 10:24 PM CST
    • I never told anyone at the Brass about my pilgrimidge to LA in 2004, where I met fellow Marilyn fans from across the world for the opening of the newly-restored Max Factor Makeup Museum, a panel discussion on Marilyn's work, and finally her yearly Memorial Service at which I sat beside my new friend from England, Suzie Kennedy, who is in her own right a Marilyn look alike! We couldn't go anywhere without getting mobbed on Hollywood Blvd.

      I met with producers and crew members who worked with Mariyn and I even met hairstylist Mickey Song, who did her hair at President Kennedy's Birthday Gala in 1962 at Madison Square Garden. All of these people were so warm and inviting. 

      At a private party for memorial guests, I fell asleep in the living room on a couch, which I learned, five years later, had been ordered by Marilyn during her 1962 visit to Mexico. It blew my mind that Greg Schreiner, the founder of Marilyn Remembered (1982) in LA, even had her dresser and a foot stool from Mexico that were in her bedroom that she had died in. I felt as if these were relics of some sort. And then to think I fell asleep on the couch, while all of my pals left me there- Greg made me dinner and drove me back to the Hotel.

      I had a lengthy conversation with Art Director and Co-Producer of "Something's Got To Give", Eugene "Gene" Allen, about how George Cukor's home on Cordell Drive in Holywood Hills was phhtographed extensively, and then measured so that a near replica could and would be recreated on Soundstage 14 at 20th Century Fox. I have a story to tell about that set and a photo I already knew was in existance, and yet Mr. Allen told me more history about it, which I will be glad to share. These images should not be hard to find. How do we handle copyright permissions?

      I have studied the making of "Something's Got To Give" since 1998. I would love to help Chris do a show, or two show series on the making of, dismantling of the picture, and the hopes that were in Marilyn's heart after being fired for the first time, to finish the picture starting, producing something with substance beginning again in October after Fox rehired her for more money. She went after them in the press and shreaded their name until they begged for her mercy. She was their highst grossing star since Shirley Temple.

      PLease let me know if I can be interviewed by Chris. I have reached outalready to the Marilyn Community. I can get a copy of the original script probably, and photos are abundant- not all of them worthy of screentime. Can we use clips from the film itself? 

      Excitedly, I hope to return to the Brass to share now, my knowledge, and that of the Marilyn remembered Facebook and LA Home Group, a large piece of valuable Hollywood History and what could have been if Marilyn had lived.

      Josh Miller

    • December 14, 2016 8:12 PM CST
    • Dear Dan,

      I just wrote to Mary Ann last night, after receiving a handmade card from her for Christmas that explained how depressed and in grif she is. I am dealign with the homicide of my father, which she helped mt through in 2014. They holidays are rough when it comes to remembering those we've loved and lost. I explained to her that everyone associated with the Interview knows about her situation and is in her corner.

      Thanks for supporting her in having the opportunity to tell it the story of November 22, 1963 As she saw it. She still says it was "our best interview. This means Gary did better than Matt Lauer on TODAY!!!

      All of my thanks to you who signed that framed print of the black 1961 Ford Thunderbiird I had framed for her for the event to be signed by the staff.

      I look forward to returning to the Brass to sell movie cameras soon, I hope! I need to talk with Scott.


      Joshua Miller

    • December 14, 2016 8:12 PM CST
    • Dear Dan and All of Those Here:


      I received a long letter and christmas card, as I mentioned. Mary ann has her next Oncology appt. on my birthday,. I don't feel great about this, but I'll know more after she gets with me after the appt. I find it so strange that it's on my birthday. She is certanly depressed. She has a strong conviction in Christ as her Lord and Savior. I am just asking all of you to say a prayer in whatever way you do, in any faith, for her not to suffer physically from the pain of cancer. I watched my father die from Stage IV, and it was the worst human suffering I have ever witnessed. I now try everymorning after my prayer of, "Dear God guide me. Oh, Guide me.", that I may spread the kindness of Christ to all, even those i highly disagree with. It has brought a new perspective when you witness a homicide. Now Mary Ann and I share in that pain. The grief is unspeakable pain. I thankk you all for your support of Mary Ann in 2011 and now. May God , or whomever you consider your Higher Power, Bless you and keep you and bring you peace this Christmas Season and always.


      Joshua Miller

    • December 14, 2016 6:36 PM CST
    • Hi Josh,

      Sad to hear about Gary.  Please tell Mary that we're thinking about her.