“Investment in knowledge at an early age will provide a way of living in your latter years that will bring you joy and peace.” Daryle Lampert
A rare Keystone “World’s Greatest Circus” ride-on truck was made even rarer by the fact that its condition showed limited use and proper care from its previous owner(s). Decorated with delicate paper lithography inside and out, it was highly susceptible to damage. However, not only did this example retain a lion’s share of its paper, it also retained all six of its interior cages, increasing its play value and desirability. As such, Julia’s set a new World Auction Record with this piece when it sold for $17,250 against an estimate of $4,000-7,000.
photo does not belong to me …. James d Julia’s
Years ago my hubby wanted me to wear this 62+ carat diamond necklace to lunch with my girlfriends! I thought my friends would think I was a show off, wanting to attract attention to myself. The necklace has long been gone, I regret caring too much what people might think of me, things come, things go, and I truly believe no one really “owns” anything; we are just caretakers for a time.
The photo you see I took, “She flaunted her expensive necklace.”
I love this quote……“Your regrets aren’t what you did, but what you didn’t do. So I take every opportunity.” Cameron Diaz
“If you eat a frog first thing in the morning, the rest of your day will be wonderful.” –Mark Twain ….
The Daum Company (pronounced “dome”) started in 1878 when Jean Daum, an attorney with no glassmaking experience took over a rundown watch-glass factory in Nancy, in the eastern French province of Lorraine. Finding it difficult to make a living producing watch glasses, he switched to popular tavern glasses.
After Daum’s death in 1885, his sons Auguste and Antonin took over. They showed their glassware at the Paris International Exhibition in 1889, the same exhibition that launched the Eiffel Tower.
The sons started with no experience and ended up producing exquisite art glass. They mastered complex glassmaking techniques.
This awesome article is written By Rosemary McKittrick read the whole story at the link below!!!
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“The patent process for puffy shades is largely lost. Available still is the surface knowledge of acidification of the exterior of the blank shade that gives it the filmy, gauzy look. Women reverse painted the lamps, then the lamps were baked in a kiln. This made them very durable and strong and with thick shades to accommodate the puffiness. They were inexpensive to wholesalers at the time-thirteen dollars, whereas carriage trade retail customers could pay as much as one hundred twenty dollars to Tiffanys or Eatons, Canada-compared with those painted in house by the male artists, who painted on traditional, straighter line shades such as the Berkley or Carlisle.
“Shades of other companies’ lamps of the period, with some few exceptions like Handel, cold painted the inside of their shades. However, not baked, they flaked over the years and broke off. This distinguishes them from the Pairpoint puffy.”
Pereira’s prized Easter Bonnet/Rose Bonnet puffy lamp is, he claimed, “probably the third most valuable and desirable. By last count only a half dozen exist. The layered richness of the lamp lies in its depiction of not just flowers but butterflies and in a shape making it particularly spectacular.” Read the entire article at the Antique Digest… thank you!! http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/stories/?id=416
This is my favorite lamp, my son’s football got close to it a few times but it survived! Hey thanks for reading my blog!
42) Louis Vuitton Manhattan Richelieu Wingtip – World’s Most Expensive Shoe:
Whether it be men or women, shoes have always been one of the most attractive of all luxury products and now the fashion giant, Louis Vuitton has come out with an all new line of Manhattan Richelieu Wingtip shoe for men, that is also the world’s most expensive shoe. This magnificent luxury footwear is made entirely of alligator skin and carries a Ruthenium-finish LV cube embedded in the leather heel. The all new Louis Vuitton Manhattan Richelieu Wingtip for men comes with a price tag of $10,000 a pair.
a watch fob of gold-bearing quartz, mounted in gold;
When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865, he was carrying two pairs of spectacles and a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen handkerchief, and a brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note and nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the president and his policies. Given to his son Robert Todd upon Lincoln’s death, these everyday items, which through association with tragedy had become like relics, were kept in the Lincoln family for more than seventy years. They came to the Library in 1937 as part of the gift from Lincoln’s granddaughter, Mary Lincoln Isham,.
I took this photo of my locket…. really a watch fob! ….California gold-in-quartz set in karat gold, manufactured in the last half of the 19th century.
I’m very happy to have left eBay and found my wonderful new home at OLA (onlineauction.com). How does OLA compare to eBay? Sorry, you’ll have to give up all those terrible fees and all those insane buyers! At OLA, you pay just $8 a month for UNLIMITED listings with NO final value fees. You get FOUR FREE images with every listing. You get a super-easy, lightning-fast listing form. As a Founding Member, I get a beautiful FREE house where shoppers can browse with ease! OLA just keeps getting better and better. Since joining less than a year ago, I’ve had hundreds of sales to friendly, prompt buyers. So it’s not just less expensive — it’s MUCH less hassle for sellers. Oh, would you like to know OLA’s BIGGEST secret? Low fees mean FANTASTIC low prices.
I found this awesome testimonial online! xoxo
Love , Love , Love this Silver Music box, sold on OnlineAuction.com ……………………………………………
The Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, for reasons more than just looking magnificent. It’s the history of Taj Mahal that adds a soul to its magnificence: a soul that is filled with love, loss, remorse, and love again. Because if it was not for love, the world would have been robbed of a fine example upon which people base their relationships. An example of how deeply a man loved his wife, that even after she remained but a memory, he made sure that this memory would never fade away. This man was the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who was head-over-heels in love with Mumtaz Mahal, his dear wife. She was a Muslim Persian princess (her name Arjumand Banu Begum before marriage) and he was the son of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir and grandson of Akbar the Great. It was at the age of 14 that he met Mumtaz and fell in love with her. Five years later in the year 1612, they got married.
Mumtaz Mahal, an inseparable companion of Shah Jahan, died in 1631, while giving birth to their 14th child. It was in the memory of his beloved wife that Shah Jahan built a magnificent monument as a tribute to her, which we today know as the “Taj Mahal”. The construction of Taj Mahal started in the year 1631. Masons, stonecutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome-builders and other artisans were requisitioned from the whole of the empire and also from Central Asia and Iran, and it took approximately 22 years to build what we see today……..read full story link below!
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