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17620
Sue Sawyer
09-25-2017
06:33 PM ET (US)
Thanks, Janelle. I thought I had it somewhere but couldn't find it.
17619
Janelle
09-25-2017
06:11 PM ET (US)
Hi Sue,
If you are talking about cleaning silver, it is using washing soda and foil. In a crockery or glass bowl put foil either crumpled or lined, put a couple tablespoons of washing soda in and the salt to be cleaned, touching the foil or wrap anther piece of foil around the salt. Add boiling water to cover the salt completely and you will get the washing soda all foam up, leave for a few minutes at least and check, foil will break up and water will be blackish. I have used on silver and epns but usually as a last resort. It does get rid of a lot of junk on a filthy salt. Some salts may have unknown metals in them and react differently. I still prefer a good silver cleaner using a toothbrush to get into nooks and crannies.
17618
Montcalm Farm
09-25-2017
02:33 PM ET (US)
If it's antique silver,it's not advised to soak it.
17617
Sue Sawyer
09-25-2017
11:19 AM ET (US)
Does anyone remember the formula for soaking silver?
17616
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-22-2017
08:21 PM ET (US)
Thanks Lyleann. Even though I seldom say so, I do try to keep it updated by checking links to make sure they are still accurate and adding new catalog pages when I find them. There are far too many pages to update the entire look of it. Maybe someday...
17615
Lyleann
09-22-2017
01:10 PM ET (US)
Finally had some time to browse the website...missed how wonderful this is...
Debi is still the best...:)
17614
Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
09-21-2017
08:02 PM ET (US)
You are too funny M!!! I have another package to ship this weekend so yours will be on the way at the same time!! And then we will see what you! The expert say, LOL!! And the spare will just be here with other damaged babies!
17613
Mary
09-21-2017
07:52 PM ET (US)
Hang on to the spare Susie - After careful examination of one of the specimens - There maybe a chance - however slim - that the liner box will have something useable - It has currently been on a roll - except for Nancy D and we are not through yet on her little guy - so one never knows - Oh and I will fondle and adore it and then go see if I can find that expert for ya -- May take several weeks - months - you know I move slow -- lol lol
17612
Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
09-21-2017
07:38 PM ET (US)
Thanks JJ, but really down to a pair, sending one off for an expert review, and one blue insert has a chip, so only 2, our favorite number😊😊😊
17611
Janelle
09-21-2017
06:16 PM ET (US)
Great salts Susie, and right up Mary's Alley, quads though. Lol. Gary better start building a extra couple of rooms
17610
Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
09-20-2017
10:39 PM ET (US)
M -

Maybe I will just send you one for research sake; looked very briefly; pooped and off to bed!! Hugs!
17609
Mary
09-20-2017
10:01 PM ET (US)
Not plated - Too perfect in color loss and texture to have lost their plate and I never like to call good quality work pot metal - A "base metal or alloy" - but never pot metal - Just a quirk I have about beautiful pieces not sounding less than they are and yours are beautiful - Congratulations - Either German or French by the design and leaning more towards German as the Germans enjoyed using the base "silver" 800 - 830 - which is truly lousy silver but hey they tried - The reason I am going there is because they look like the 800 silvers look after some years - Are you sure no nook or cranny has anything resemblimg 3 numbers - They hid them well sometimes - Just a hunch about it being 800 German - Could be African for all I know - lol lol - If there is anything spelled wrong or out of place in this post - I cannot see the screen - Mackie is taking a full on bath in front of it - Let me know later or perhaps just try and figure it out - His baths can last a long time --
17608
Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
09-20-2017
09:42 PM ET (US)
Yay! I thought of you when these got here today, bought off a pic that didn't really show them off....but what, maybe just plated or pot metal????
17607
Mary
09-20-2017
09:20 PM ET (US)
You know how to get my attention don't you --------------------------------
17606
Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
09-20-2017
09:17 PM ET (US)

Four new to me salts, not marked at all, but thought them interesting, just showing 2 of the 4.....
17605
Mary
09-19-2017
10:22 PM ET (US)
I know Jytte - I be busy on the keyboard while you be not so busy on the pillow - Thanks for the pretty picture on the topic board - You know I love the scenery -- and no problem on the doggy - I was just getting frustrated trying to remember the word Vallerysthal and none of the books showed it - Jane put me out of my misery by coming up with it --
17604
Lynda LaLonde
09-19-2017
05:35 PM ET (US)

   Mary, All your auctions have descriptions for me. I love how you give so much info. Per usual, I want everything you have up. Such nice salts.
   Anybody going to show their Ed salts? He had the 4th bird to this collection that I wanted and managed not to get. Did anyone get it?
17603
Jytte
09-19-2017
02:48 PM ET (US)

Mary - no problem for me to read on Ebay....the only problem is the time they end :-)
OSC #790 a little similar to your #17598???....will try to look if I can find any SV on mine (when I find it)
17602
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2017
09:10 AM ET (US)
The seller probably just looked up SV in a marks book or online search and didn't do any further checking.
17601
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-18-2017
11:03 PM ET (US)
I have heard of the SV mark attributed to Schmid. The word VERRERIES translates loosely to glassworks or glass factory. Pretty sure Inez has posted some here before. When she checks in she can probably add some information.

Vallerysthal is marked with that word when it is marked and Portieux is marked with word when marked also. When they combined, I think that's where the PV marks comes in.
17600
Mary
09-18-2017
08:31 PM ET (US)

Thanks Jane that is the name I could not remember - I will have to do a bit of looking to see why this seller gave it a specific name - Maybe I could write him and ask - DUH
17599
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-18-2017
08:07 PM ET (US)
I was always told it was Vallerysthal, Mary.
17598
Mary
09-18-2017
07:04 PM ET (US)

Just got this - Have no idea why I bid on it or bought it or what ever - but it is here and on my desk - It is marked S.V. - which the seller says stands for SCHMID VERRERIES - I know that I have seen and heard of the SV mark but for the life of me I cannot remember it ever being attributed to SCHMID - Am I really losing it or is there actually another name or maker associated with these pieces - I swear I am having trouble remembering a hell of an awful lot lately -
17597
Mary
09-18-2017
06:58 PM ET (US)
It has been confirmed on other boards that it is an eBay problem - Apparently a couple of months ago eBay did a test where you had to hit the description title or a button to see the description - They received nothing but complaints and ceased the test but not without problems remaining and/or resulting for Firefox users - They not only cannot see a description - but if they are using it to list - they are unable to do so - eBay is aware of the problem - but everyone needs to go on the chat site at eBay and complain - Since I have bidders unable to see my descriptions - I have a right to complain and I will - I appreciate everyone helping me with this - Just another upheaval in my day to day existance
17596
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-18-2017
03:55 AM ET (US)
Mary: I just looked at eBay on Firefox and even when I clicked on the description tab, there was no description. In my opinion, it's eBay's problem with Firefox. It's not your fault.
Edited 09-18-2017 04:40 PM
17595
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-17-2017
09:17 PM ET (US)
I don't ever remember seeing anything like that.
17594
Mary
09-17-2017
08:15 PM ET (US)
Sorry Janelle - It works for me - Right into a page of everyone's auction - Bummer for you and sorry ---
17593
Mary
09-17-2017
08:13 PM ET (US)
Anyone using Firefox will not be able to see my descriptions - People have been posting on a Firefox discussion board about it and the lack of response from Firefox - Some messages a month old - As they say in Georendercat Land - Time will tell if the feud between Google and Firefox will ever come to a peaceful end - I am getting bids so am not going to worry about it - especially now that each time I list I have to cut and paste my auction number and run it through their little phone checker thing to be sure I am not secretly sending my bidders to Amazon or Nordstroms with an illegal HTLM or whatever - I will have to check the direct to sellers thing from the home page Janelle - If I have something different and able to get to my auctions - I will be back - if same eBay garbage no reason to further comment - so in this case as my Yankie Doodle Dandy Uncle Samuel Kishenklunker used to say - Silence - This Time - will not be golden --
17592
Janelle
09-17-2017
06:42 PM ET (US)
Mary, I just checked and can see your descriptions etc. All good from my end. But when I went onto eBay, before on the home page I could click on sellers I followed and go straight to their site, now that is all gone and have only crap from EBay. Not happy.
17591
nancy Villaverde
09-17-2017
12:08 PM ET (US)
Mary, I use an Apple computer, and your descriptions are all there for the 9 salts I see listed by you. How frustrating not to see the descriptions on your own computer.
17590
Linda H
09-17-2017
11:07 AM ET (US)
I checked the silver page an found the company that made my lion was only in business from 1896 to 1915, no wonder you don't see a lot of them.
Not everyone got to go to Ed's auction! that's One trip I really wish I could have taken.
Am I missing out on anything good on Ebay?I haven't been on Ebay for a while, partly 'cause I was home about three days in August, and so far have been home six days this month. Will be gone again for another week shortly, and my husband mentioned something about another week in October.
17589
Mary
09-17-2017
10:42 AM ET (US)
What was more frustrating - I had sent out an email to the So Cal club members here in So Cal that I was starting a massive down sizing and most of my collection would be going up on eBay - Some still to But and Sell but had to get moving on the salts getting moving - and then this - no description thingy -

Think before I do anything else - I need to go apologize to a dear friend I think I was quite short with last night - frustration and being tired can cause a world of problems -
17588
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-17-2017
10:06 AM ET (US)
eBay is so frustrating! Half the time it doesn't work right. And of course they keep changing everything - like the listing page.
17587
Mary
09-17-2017
10:00 AM ET (US)
Thanks Jane - needed a bit of humor -

Debi - The first idiot I talked to mentioned the button - But there was no button for us to push on Bob's computer - They sent me a link I have to use on every listing - it is called something that makes me "Mobile-Friendliness" or something like that - It checks to make sure my description is not too long or big - My fonts are okay etc.etc - then the second part checks for four different possibilities of HTML listings - I was told my computer was not set correctly for security - I guess because they could not check me for the HTML chit - It was all to get me able to be used on a mobile device - Not sure this has anything to do with my description problem and this may make the button show and the couple that cannot see me use it for the rest of the week - or anything new I post will work - I do not know -

Thanks for checking also Sue - I will chatter soon - Just when I think I am making progress in catching up - Here comes eBay - lol lol
17586
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-17-2017
08:38 AM ET (US)

Sunday funny....
17585
Sue Sawyer
09-17-2017
06:32 AM ET (US)
Descriptions are there on mine, Mary. Sorry you are having such a bad time now...this too shall pass.
17584
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-17-2017
03:38 AM ET (US)
It was a little while back, but I had that happen to me. I was browsing through eBay and went to read about a salt and there was no description but there was a button that said "Description" on it so I clicked and up came the description. I am pretty sure I mentioned it on this board at the time but no else said it happened to them. Why eBay thinks it a good idea to hide the description of an item seems ridiculous to me. Larry was in retail all his life and he says it's called job justification. If a department is running smoothly and there's people sitting around doing nothing they think they have to come up with some new nitwit idea to keep their job.

Mary, I looked at every one of your current auctions and the descriptions were there without clicking anything. I see that they have now made it so when you click on an item it automatically opens in a new tab. After many years of right clicking and opening in a new tab myself it will be a hard habit to break. Now that's something they could have done years ago!
17583
Mary
09-17-2017
12:48 AM ET (US)
2 more hours on the phone with eBay - Bob called to find out why he could not see my descriptions - Not sure what the hell the guy was talking about a test - this time it was because of security and I was not secure enough for their phone APS - now I have to run each auction number through a process to make sure I am font correct and no html indications - Going back and running the test still did not allow Bob to see my auctions - so we will see if he can in the morning or if they will not go back and fix it but will be okay from hereon - Right now I am drained and am ready to just give my chit away and screw eBay -- Good night
17582
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-16-2017
09:55 PM ET (US)
People just think they own your computers! Windows downloads "updates" anytime they want whether you want them or not. It may be their software - but they are our computers!
17581
Mary
09-16-2017
09:51 PM ET (US)
Apparently google and chrome have decided to test something and certain people - without their knowledge were chosen to be a part of the test - It is only for two weeks and started last week - There is supposed to be an option provided for them to move to a different page if a description does not show - When I simmer down - I will check on Bob's computer and see what they are talking about - so any one having trouble seeing a description on an eBay auction - 2) see if you can find a "button" to move you to a different viewing page - b) call eBay and tell them you do not appreciate being in their test program without being informed - Cats are dying of malnutrition so I go feed them - heavy drugs and go to bed - eBay has done me in and I do not speak good India accent -
17580
Mary
09-16-2017
09:05 PM ET (US)
thanks jane on the phone waiting for ebay - do not show up on bobs - wonder how many sales I have lost - chatter later one handed typing but wanted to thank you
17579
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-16-2017
08:53 PM ET (US)
Descriptions are there for me, Mary.
17578
Mary
09-16-2017
08:38 PM ET (US)
H E L P --- Would anyone that has a minute check out my auctions and see if you can see my descriptions - I had a bidder tell me last week she could not see my descriptions and I knew they were visible because I had bids - but now I just heard from a friend that she cannot see the descriptions - just a blank space - so if a couple of you could take a minute and see if my descriptions are showing on what I have listed I would really appreciate it - Thanks oh I am kerncat What else can go wrong ----
17577
Mary
09-16-2017
06:35 PM ET (US)
Appears to be the wrong time to try and sell salts - Everyone went to Ed's auction and now eBay is loaded and I am sure more coming - and I am supposed to go get a friends collection - She is going into an assisted living environment and has limited space - I promised her years ago that when the time came I would help her children - I thought that meant that when she passed I would direct them to an auction house - or let them know which ones were common and which ones were not - I know she has some pretty nice ones because I was one of her main "pushers" - but I also know she loved the Eye Winker or winkler or whatever and several other newer pieces - Need time and energy to go over and see what I am dealing with - I would prefer to buy them outright rather than sell them for her and keep track of which ones were hers and the costs and - and - and -- I have got to learn to keep my mouth shut because lately people are not hearing what I am saying - they are hearing what they want and then holding me to their thoughts -- Not good --
17576
Mary
09-16-2017
06:24 PM ET (US)

I think Nancy D has my twin to this one - So now I have a sort of Christmas display -
17575
Janelle
09-16-2017
06:02 PM ET (US)
PJ computers can be such a blessing when they are working but oh so frustrating when they play up. Lynda, so glad you and the family are safe though with everything happening in the world at the moment, safe is hard to define. Mary, that duck is so unusual, I have the one sitting in the silver tray but that one is very regal.
17574
The Salty Nut... PJPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2017
10:25 PM ET (US)
Janelle
09-12-2017
Message #17544... Yes they are the cutest little critters and it seems they get cuter as they age!!...The little ones we saw were to die for!!! VERY hard to not bring a pair home !!! Don't think "The Home" would allow them though... Only cats and dogs and fish... Sigh... Sorry it took me sooo long to reply... Computer crashed... They FINALLY declared our 6 month old HP Envy a LEMON !!! Yep... it was spending more time with the Geek Squad that it was with us ... Sooo I'm now with an Asus... wish me luck !!!
Everyone's salts are to DIE FOR !!!
Mary... I'm sorry your baby is having trouble breathing... That has to be the worse !!! Sooo helpless... Can you hide her medicine in food??? put it in liquid form??? Prayers !!!
17573
Lynda LaLonde
09-15-2017
08:13 PM ET (US)

   Mary, That 17567 duck is beautiful. I have some of those ducks but none with the silver. The silver makes them so regal.
17572
Mary
09-15-2017
05:44 PM ET (US)
I knew your lion was different from mine as the cart was decorated - If you can find information on the company you should be able to find out the years they were producing pieces -

I am only into ducks and the silver swans used as pedestals or decorations on silver pieces - Tried the swan thingy and the birds - but Just the unusual styles of this particular duck and a few silver birds and swans on my silver stuck -

We should have a pond party -- Sort of like they do for the conventions - or a park party for the stand alone birdies -- Nope - too much trouble - lol lol

Will be interesting to see if I receive an email on this post - I have been running errands and my email system is telling me I have not received one email in 5 hours - I know several on line shopping places that contact me every hour on the hour - lol lol -- Think this is going to be another 47 hour phone call with them wanting everything including the name of my first born - Wish me luck - or don't because if I am not receiving emails I won't know anyway -- Off to battle with Cox
17571
Linda H
09-15-2017
11:43 AM ET (US)
Mary my 17549 says Barker M'F'C' NY, need to look them up
Hope Junior is feeling better. We had a cat with asthma, she didn't like the pills. She got out one day and never would let anyone near her, after a couple weeks we never saw her again, I've just hoped she found someone to take her in.
Haven't seen the duck with silver overlay before, nice. I have a large "flock" of birds myself.
17570
Mary
09-15-2017
10:54 AM ET (US)
I am having the pond cleared of some fast growing algae right now Sue - but will let you know when it is back to party status -- Then the "Bandelynge" can waddle over and the "Paddling" can have fun in the water - But let's hope they do not become a "Flock" - Never knew a group of ducks had so many names - and trust me there are more - but these seemed to be the most fun to use -

Yep Jane it is silver overlay - I am a true happy camper - Will have to show my bandelynge of ducks when she gets here --

Junior still letting me give him pill with little fighting - Had a horrible attack in the middle of the night - I did the mom panic scene - heavy drama - and he got through it and walked away -- So much for maternal concern -
17569
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2017
08:24 AM ET (US)
Good news about Junior. You know we've been thinking about him. Is that silver overlay, Mary???
17568
Sue Sawyer
09-15-2017
04:52 AM ET (US)
Love your duck, Mary, and I'm always up for a party.
17567
Mary
09-14-2017
10:17 PM ET (US)

Nancy D - Popcorn and potato chips - Hard boiled eggs with visible salt grains on them - French fries - Bacon - I wish I had your problem - I had to stop salting things - Heck I even salted pizza - Hope you can figure it out - Jane maybe right - Too much sweating in the summer --

I know you and Sue are into swans - but I seem to have developed a love for the ducks - Just won him - not here yet - When he gets here will have to show off my pond - it is getting larger - Maybe we could have a pond party -
17566
Mary
09-14-2017
10:10 PM ET (US)
Junior has not had an attack today and I have learned to pick him up differently and let his front paws rest on my hand or arm rather than hold him underneath and put pressure on his air pipe - I have been able to get two pills down him today with no problem - Hope he keeps letting me help him - So nice not to see him go through those attacks - Have not heard yet about the other blood work - Should tomorrow - Thanks again for all your good and healing thoughts for him --
17565
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-14-2017
06:42 PM ET (US)
Maybe because you sweat in the summer, Nancy. Eat those salty pretzels!
17564
Nancy Dietel
09-14-2017
04:46 PM ET (US)
Mary, love your salts. Very unique and fun. So sorry about Junior. Hope he is able to overcome his problems.
Doctor says my blood tests show low sodium again. Eat more salt! I do! That's what I was in the hospital for last summer. Can't seem to figure out why the level drops all the time.
17563
Lynda LaLonde
09-14-2017
10:21 AM ET (US)
   Mary, I am sorry about Junior being so sick. Our animals become family, you hurt for them. Hope he gets to feeling better.
17562
Mary
09-13-2017
10:45 PM ET (US)
They both look the same to me Debi - I will have to ask him when he gets back from his cruise - Or if I can find my newsletters in this mess see if he shows the difference - I am not in a hurry to sell the other one and especially if there is a boy baby and a girl baby - If mine are of the same gender and have not changed that yet - I will go ahead put it up as either a boy baby or a girl baby or a baby baby-- Thanks for mentioning it - though as I said I was not in a hurry to list the other one -
17561
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-13-2017
10:10 PM ET (US)
Mary: When you mentioned you had a pair it jolted my memory that I had seen a pair of them before! Don has a pair he showed when he was spotlighted in a national newsletter. It was the first issue I did in Fall 2009. He said one stork has a boy and the other has a girl. Can you tell if your pair also has a baby boy and girl?
17560
Mary
09-13-2017
08:36 PM ET (US)
OMG DEBI - You are right about the buggy - There was a pair and at some point I will list the other one and I must admit - I am going to use the "Rosemary's Baby" description for the buggy - You can count on that --
17559
Mary
09-13-2017
08:34 PM ET (US)
Thank you all - He is playing for sympathy right now as he was quite abused at the vets this morning - I saw the x-rays so know the positions they had him in - and I would be playing for sympathy also - He has fight left in him and will show it shortly when I try to get the pill down him - He cannot jump very high and Mackie and Albert tend to sleep way off the floor at night because the little terror roams the house looking for butts to swat - Just want the medicine treatment to give him some comfort and not have the thyroid be a problem again -- Love you all --
17558
Inez Austin
09-13-2017
08:30 PM ET (US)

 #3776 in H&J is an Indiana #153 castor with no bottles.
17557
Susie P
09-13-2017
08:12 PM ET (US)
Hugs and love to Junior, and his Mom!!!
17556
Sue Sawyer
09-13-2017
07:19 PM ET (US)
So sorry to hear about Junior's troubles, Mary. Hope he gets better real soon.
17555
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-13-2017
06:50 PM ET (US)
Mary: So sorry to hear about Junior's poor health. I sincerely hope he gets better. I know you'll do everything possible. Great picture of him!

Your cradle salt is awesome but reminds me a bit of Rosemary's Baby. LOL

Linda H: Your lion salt is neat. The lidded one IS a salt since it's in your salt collection, but may have been part of a dresser set at one time.
17554
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-13-2017
06:48 PM ET (US)
Kaylin sends Junior kitty kisses, and Angel Wendy is watching over him. Hope they can figure it out.
17553
Janelle
09-13-2017
06:18 PM ET (US)
Beautiful salts ladies, I would own any of those in a heartbeat. Love that they are not just the normal type.

Mary I know what you are going through. Still get teary thinking about our last two fur babies when they were sick. Hugs to you both.
17552
Mary
09-13-2017
05:26 PM ET (US)

If you all could take a moment and send some good thoughts for my littlest baby Junior - Little in stature - not age - Now 16 - He has asthma and we just discovered his trachea is being or was pushed up and is in a curvature rather than straight - We cannot see a tumor so have no idea how it happened - He is really having trouble breathing and has asthma attacks quite often - Got a shot today and meds - He is also skinny to the point of looking like he is in total malnutrition - so we are checking his thyroid again - Had it cooked several years ago - Vet says sometimes not successful - He eats but not gaining weight - Too much for a sweet little kitty - Wish he still looked as healthy as he does in the picture - Thanks m
17551
Mary
09-13-2017
05:18 PM ET (US)

I have his cousin Linda - Mine is Wilcox Silver Plate - They are not new and are truly worth what ever you had to pay for him -
17550
Linda H
09-13-2017
03:29 PM ET (US)

This one intrigued me, amesythe glass over silver, cover has piano type hinge and an amesythe "jewel" in top, its about 2 1/2 inches long. is it old, or a fab fake?
17549
Linda H
09-13-2017
03:23 PM ET (US)

Need any input on a couple pieces I bought. first up a plated lion pulling a cart, similar to the dog ones on pg 116 of the Compendium. paid a little more than the book suggests, did I overpay? It is marked, but most of the silver has been 'cleaned' off
17548
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-13-2017
12:52 PM ET (US)
Have never seen anything like that, Mary. So unusual and so beautiful.
17547
Mary
09-13-2017
11:44 AM ET (US)

Another angle -- Dang I do love the German 800 pieces - so much activity on them ==
17546
Mary
09-13-2017
11:43 AM ET (US)

Unfortunately while selling at a rapid pace - I am still buying once in a while - Had to have this one - German 800 - Stork with baby buggy - Much detail and totally me - The buggy has a rams head on the front and the wheels are curled up gargoyles - Not really soothing for a baby but heaven for me - The stork has the baby in his beak ready to but in the buggy - The baby is wrapped in swaddling cloth and there is even detail in the cloth and the baby's face - Know it ain't sparkly art glass - but you have to admit - it is wonderful
17545
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2017
09:24 PM ET (US)
Never heard of them - you learn something new every day.
17544
Janelle
09-12-2017
06:33 PM ET (US)

 Only very small
17543
Janelle
09-12-2017
06:29 PM ET (US)
PJ, yes we had Sugar Gliders at Repton though I had never heard them called sugar bears.
Also very sad to hear they were kept as pets. Only ever saw them once up close at home as they are nocturnal and one fell out of a palm and we rescued from the cat. Only a baby and the prettiest little critter. We put in back up the tree and it scrambled back to mum. They are more like a little possum and would cause havoc at night. They lived in the forest next to us but liked the fruit on the palms and sometimes you could see them glide from tree to tree at dusk.
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nancy Villaverde
09-12-2017
11:49 AM ET (US)
See #3776 in H&J, a double shape similar to what Inez posted below. Noted "may be base for shakers." Pretty certain it isn't a double open salt. There is one on eBay now listed as a salt.
eBay # 181994505528 with a high price. I have seen these with the shakers.
Edited 09-12-2017 11:54 AM
17541
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2017
08:31 AM ET (US)
PJ - Carol lives in the Virgin Islands. They're starting a fund for her, but it is going slowly because they don't know how to get the money to her yet. Still don't know about the kitties.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2017
01:31 AM ET (US)
PJ: I just had to look up what a sugar bear was. Pictures look rather cute but...read this: https://www.babble.com/pets/5-reasons-why-...not-make-good-pets/
I'm guessing if you like to sleep at night these are not for you.
17539
The Salty Nut..PJ
09-12-2017
12:09 AM ET (US)
Where was Carol's home that she lost everything??? How can we help??? Thankful that YOU are ok Lynda!!!

Off topic question for Janelle... Have you ever heard of a little critter "Sugar Bear"..."Sugar Glider" ??? We went to the New Mexico State Fair today... They were selling them !!! Cutest little critters... had the hardest time NOT buying a pair of them !!! Don't know anything about them but they are the cutest little things !!! We were told they were from Australia ???

Is there any way of finding out about how Ed's auction went???
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-11-2017
05:04 PM ET (US)
Carol is safe! We don't know about the kitties yet. She has lost everything, though.
17537
Lynda LaLonde
09-11-2017
04:58 PM ET (US)
   Remarkable,today is 9/11. 3 things in my life I remember exactly what I was doing. Birth of children, that speaks for itself, 9-11 at work staring dumbfounded at TV, Kennedys assaination in 9th grade, again, standing dumbfounded in hall.

   I am still thankful and not complaining, my apartment just lost electricity. No damage, must be more trees came down.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-11-2017
12:56 PM ET (US)
So glad, Lynda! We have some things to be thankful for on this sad day.
17535
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-11-2017
12:28 PM ET (US)
Inez: Thanks for showing that set. I have seen the base without the shakers before but had my doubts that it was a three-way open salt.

Lynda: Glad to hear you were OK. It does seem like a miracle that the storm ran out of steam so quickly.
17534
Inez Austin
09-11-2017
11:57 AM ET (US)

I see this base as an open salt from time to time. It really is a small castor set. I still don't know who made it, and the tops are replacements.
17533
Mary
09-11-2017
11:41 AM ET (US)
Thank you Nancy D - Still remembering that morning - always shall

Glad the hurricane simmered and less damage done -
17532
Susie P
09-11-2017
10:46 AM ET (US)
Yay, Lynda!!! So happy for you and So glad the storm fell apart much faster than expected!!! Hurray- I know there is still damage and issues, but so much less than it could have been! Hugs!!
Edited 09-11-2017 10:46 AM
17531
Nancy Dietel
09-11-2017
10:46 AM ET (US)

Sad days, hurricanes and tragic anniversary.
17530
Lynda LaLonde
09-11-2017
10:33 AM ET (US)
    Well Ladies, you all must have a great connection with the Big Guy. Your prayers worked really well for the whole state of Fl. AND unbelievably well for me. I went to my daughters, more for company than safty. (Her house was built in 1927.) We never lost electricity or TV satalite. I am in shock. I simply cannot believe how the storm broke up by the time it got to north Fl. I am the luckiest person and very thankful. From the bottom of my heart I thank you all.
17529
Janelle
09-10-2017
06:10 PM ET (US)
I cannot imagine what it would be like to face a hurricane or tornado. Where we are it is floods or fires and luckily we away from both those. Lynda glad you are away from the water but hope you don't experience those winds. Jane, I hope your friend is ok. Sometimes we just don't realise how lucky we are.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-10-2017
03:39 PM ET (US)
You be safe, too, Lynda.
17527
Sue Sawyer
09-10-2017
12:32 PM ET (US)
Nancy D., it is one of my favorites and has a special perch on a small shelf in my dining room.
17526
Lynda LaLonde
09-10-2017
12:22 PM ET (US)
   Nancy D. I am betting Ed's auction was a joy to behold. He had so many wonderful salts. I can't wait to see what everybody got.

   I am laughing at myself. Getting ready for this hurricane is expencive. All the money I spent and never bought myself a radio. Who listens to the radio anymore? I was smart enough to get a battery operated toothbrush, lolololol, never thought about a radio. Crazy. Well guys, probably will be without electricity tonight. Thank you again for your kindness.
   Please let Carol be safe.
Edited 09-10-2017 12:23 PM
17525
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-10-2017
09:00 AM ET (US)
No news about Carol or her kitties yet in V.I. I hate to think that she was IN that house.
17524
Nancy Dietel
09-10-2017
08:38 AM ET (US)

Need to lighten the mood for a minute. Sherry Diamond went to the auction of Ed Bowman's salts. She posted this swan photo on Facebook. I'm in love with it. How about you, Sue Sawyer?
17523
Mary
09-09-2017
11:16 PM ET (US)
Thank God for churches Jane - Prayers to all within and especially your friend - Understand it was hit really hard - many there have lost everything -
17522
Lynda LaLonde
09-09-2017
09:50 PM ET (US)
   Thank you so so much, everyone.
   I live in High Springs, 30 miles north of Gainesville and about 20 miles south of Lake City. It'S north central Fl. I am right by I-75, 441, and 27 north. High Springs is on the Santa Fe river, right by the Swannee River.
   I'm not evacuating. Not worried about water, just falling trees. Never seen windows boarded up, or sand bags being given out but now.... everyone is doing it. I feel so selfish....hate, hate, hate, the thought of losing electricity. So many have lost so much more but I just hate the thought of how horrible it will be after the storm. It shall be one hell of an experience.
   I'll let you know how everything is as soon as I can. Bless you all.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2017
08:30 PM ET (US)
Just saw a picture from V.I. where one of my cat friends lives. Her concrete steps and her cistern are left. Someone thinks she went to her church - which, thank God, is still standing.
17520
Mary
09-09-2017
09:35 AM ET (US)

One of my friends in Florida sent me this - Lots of prayers needed for the entire state - If the tracking is correct this is way Florida is expecting - God Bless them --


The latest Euro model is not good for Florida at all. Shifted west. Winds over 100mph for nearly all of the state. Power will be out for weeks along with extensive damage statewide. This image is a single snapshot of a 6 hour window, they move over all of the state. Lets hope it's wrong. #Irma
17519
Nancy Dietel
09-09-2017
07:54 AM ET (US)
Lynda, and all in way of the storm, we all pray you are safe and secure. Our grandson got word that he will be deployed in the aftermath to clear trees and help in other ways. This is his first job after college, degree in Geology, but company he works for is mapping areas with drones. Also identifying areas with high tension wires. We are proud that he will help, but also worried about his safety. Prayers for all in harms way.
17518
PJ The Salty Nut
09-09-2017
01:16 AM ET (US)
Lynda... Prayers coming your way and to everyone living in the path of Irma... she looks like a wicked one... I have some craft friends who live in Florida and they still claim that they're going to "ride it out"... they live south of Orlando... Fools come in all sizes... I've tried to convince them to take photos of everything in their home for insurance purposes and take their camera and get the heck out to a safe place... nope... they want to stay and take photos of the storm... God bless them???
Please keep in touch with us as long as you have electricity... and let us know how your fairing... I'm sure you have emergency supplies... Our prayers are there with you... HUGS
17517
Janelle
09-08-2017
05:54 PM ET (US)
Lynda and everyone else caught in the storm, my prayers and thoughts are with you all. Please stay safe and let us know you are ok as soon as you can.
17516
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2017
11:24 PM ET (US)
Lynda: I forgot you were back in FL. Where exactly are you, or where are you going to evacuate to? My nephew is just north of Orlando and I told his dad (my brother) to tell him to gas up and drive to the panhandle. Going north won't do much good. We will be wishing you the very best.
17515
Linda H
09-07-2017
09:57 PM ET (US)
Prayers and hugs, Lynda. Stay safe, and let us know how it's going.
17514
Mary
09-07-2017
08:33 PM ET (US)
Have a brother and some good friends right in the path - Prayers to you Lynda and all in Florida - Not much left of the islands in its path - Poor people - even poorer now - God Bless all the storm survivors -
17513
Susie P
09-07-2017
08:27 PM ET (US)
Lynda, Prayers and hugs headed your way! Please remind me exactly where you are now? Will be watching and hoping the storm steers away from Florida!! Take care!!!!
17512
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2017
07:19 PM ET (US)
Oh, Lynda - if only you could come up to PA! Yes, you will get prayers and fingers and paws crossed.
17511
Lynda LaLonde
09-07-2017
07:17 PM ET (US)
   Well I moved back to Fl. just in time to float away. I 've been thru a few hurricanes but this one has me nervous. Who else is in Fl.? Anyone we know?
   My son says I-75 is a parking lot. Wall to wall cars.
   My son-in-law works for DOT. They are working I-75 helping cars keep going.
   I now wish I learned scuba diving. Maybe a few salts will float my way. Actually am a bit scared. I would dearly love a few prayers sent my way.
17510
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2017
08:53 AM ET (US)
Wow!!!
17509
Janelle
09-07-2017
03:30 AM ET (US)

Just saw this in a antiques magazine I subscribe to, a set of 4 Kangaroo Salts sold for $70000.00 in an auction. Now that would be nice bonus.
17508
Janelle
09-04-2017
06:26 PM ET (US)

Tis Spring and a lovely day here down under and I finally found a Daphne to plant, I just hope it survives.
17507
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2017
06:06 PM ET (US)
We had a picnic at our nephew's house. We had to do it today because his wife works tomorrow. We had a really good time and good food. Even got kisses from our great nephew!
17506
Nancy Dietel
09-03-2017
05:18 PM ET (US)

Everybody good today?
17505
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-02-2017
08:15 PM ET (US)
Well, eBay has pretty much of a monopoly so they do what they want.
17504
Janelle
09-02-2017
06:30 PM ET (US)
Nancy, Lars looks so much like Missy, but then most Tabby Cats look the same😊
She is certainly more crazier than the sedate boys cats we had, hopefully we and the house will survive.

I think it is wrong of eBay to take part of the shipping costs from the US. It is worse in England and I will not buy off anyone in the UK who uses Ebays Global shipping business. It is usually 2 to 3 times as much as ordinary postage. After talking to one seller, she pays local post of a couple of pounds to send to the shipping company, they then charge anything they like, I have had quoted £24 for an item that should cost £7 to ship. Also from her end, she does not see the actual costs that appears to the buyer. A complete rip off.
17503
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
09-02-2017
01:52 PM ET (US)
I have put salts on Etsy without much success, but maybe it's time to try it again. I'm sure not having much success on eBay. There has to be a good alternative to them. They just don't seem to realize this is OUR business - not theirs.
Edited 09-02-2017 01:53 PM
17502
Mary
09-02-2017
01:17 PM ET (US)
Thanks Nancy - I will definitely give it a try with some salts soon - I guess if I have bought - I have an established account and the buyer and seller name would be the same - OMG something new to try - Jitters and scaredy cat nerves -
17501
Nancy Dietel
09-02-2017
01:06 PM ET (US)
Mary, I like Etsy much better than eBay. Most dealers have an option of check payment and since I don't use PayPal, it's best for me. I find the dealers are friendlier and will work with you if there is a problem without a 3rd party getting involved.
17500
Mary
09-02-2017
12:06 PM ET (US)
When they started to take a percentage of the shipping we collected - I went to Free shipping - At first I thought that was the dumbest thing I had ever done - but within a very short time I saw an increase in my eBay sales - So my frustration with eBay worked to some good for a change -

I have an account at Etsy - Have used it to buy a couple of items - Maybe I will give it a try with a few salts - Thanks again and am enjoying all the hints - I am one that gets in a box and never ventures out - lol lol
17499
Montcalm Farm
09-02-2017
11:36 AM ET (US)
MARY ~ Good choice of a book. eBay is just terrified someone is going to give them competition via anyone who sells anything via eBay's messages. They've just changed so much I haven't sold there since 2005. And taking a cut out of shipping charges is infuriating. A lot of people have gone to Etsy, their numbers are impressive and Amazon is anther threat to eBay.
17498
nancy Villaverde
09-02-2017
10:35 AM ET (US)

Yes, Janelle, I hadn't thought of that term, but it's sort of satin glass finish. They called it cameo though the silvered designs aren't raised very much.

I'll stop with the cute kitty photos, but thought you might like to see a new use for a photo cube. Lars thinks it's a roller ball.
17497
Mary
09-01-2017
10:29 PM ET (US)
Thanks again - I will get hubby to help me and then choose one of the salt books and put it on there Then is someone asks I will send them the book cover and tell them this is a good book to view - Until then I am going to try and see if they will let me talk about opens salts collectors corner as that brings them right to the main page of Open Salts.US I'll beat them at their own game with all the help I am getting --
17496
Montcalm Farm
09-01-2017
10:18 PM ET (US)
MARY ~ You're welcome, any photoshop program will do it, you just pull up the book or whatever, then select TEXT and whatever font you want, and type it right onto the picture.
17495
Janelle
09-01-2017
06:46 PM ET (US)
Mary, that white salt is really lovely, a very elegant salt and can see how it appeals to you, it appeals to me. You have been doing well lately and another very nice pair as well.

Love that bluey / green salt, Nancy, Glass looks like it has a satin finish.
17494
Mary
09-01-2017
04:41 PM ET (US)
Thank you DoRi - I am going to let it cool for a bit as they did stop my email and I do not need any trouble from eBay in case they have flagged my account and emails - but next time I will give it a try - Perhaps Picaso in a manner makes it a part of the picture of the product and they cannot detect it - sort of like it is more words in the book - Thanks again
17493
DoRi
09-01-2017
04:16 PM ET (US)

MARY ~ I've done it several times over the years and they've never caught it. I put it on the price guide I wrote. I use Picasa to add the email address in text right on the book cover. The robot can't detect it. You salt sounds as if it had external writing, I don't think they can catch it any other way.
17492
Susie P
09-01-2017
11:51 AM ET (US)
Okay, okay!!!! sigh.......,are you sure????? LOL!!
17491
nancy Villaverde
09-01-2017
11:41 AM ET (US)
Hands off, Susie. It's not a butterfly. lol
17490
Susie P
08-31-2017
06:33 PM ET (US)
oh my gosh, Mary, That was the first thing I did think!!!
17489
Mary
08-31-2017
06:13 PM ET (US)
That is beautiful - but the first picture makes the decorations look too much like a butterfly to keep it sage from Susie's grasp --
17488
nancy Villaverde
08-31-2017
05:44 PM ET (US)

Photo from underside. There is an odd dark red "blush" over the green that shows strangely in the photos.
17487
nancy Villaverde
08-31-2017
05:42 PM ET (US)

Continuing from a topic on The Blues, this is the Johnathon Harris saltcammeo with silver applied that I bought at the SF 2001 Convention.
17486
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
08-30-2017
06:23 PM ET (US)
Aww - pretty little babies!
17485
Mary
08-30-2017
05:32 PM ET (US)

Unusual to them to have so much side decorations --
17484
Mary
08-30-2017
05:31 PM ET (US)

These just arrived - I love these precious little ones
17483
nancy Villaverde
08-30-2017
04:46 PM ET (US)
I love the cranberry flower that has some opalescence, Jytte. So unusual for these flower-on-leaf that I checked to see that it has the little nub that fits into the leaf.
17482
Mary
08-30-2017
04:43 PM ET (US)
Very nice Jytte - I will soon have "your" collection if I try hard enough - I mean I am on a roll - so far today I am up to two lol lol -- Though I like the first one because it is quite different and you know me - different and especially weird and the color of your twin to mine is delicious - My plain white just tickles the salt out of me - Don't know why as I am sure your cranberry would be more desirable - but my white is just - well it is just -- So what else of yours do I have - because we all know anything that I don't have a match to of yours I just simply covet -- Keep me drooling - I will go get some more and we can play match or you can make me drool and covet - lol Any one can play - we sort of do it with the monthly topics but just off the wall ones with no rhyme or reason - and see who or how many have the same in color or style - I know I said my time on the board was over earlier - I simply LIED -- and I am sure my little game will be slow going or I will play it alone - Is pretty much okay with me because if no one plays the matching salt game - I will start with weird cat pictures and maybe even a dog or a rhino or an elephant - egret - snail are ya scared yet ---
17481
Jytte
08-30-2017
02:18 PM ET (US)

And....
17480
Jytte
08-30-2017
02:16 PM ET (US)

Mary - a cousin to your white
17479
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
08-30-2017
01:22 PM ET (US)
I would definitely keep that one, too - so unusual!
17478
Mary
08-30-2017
01:13 PM ET (US)
One last thing and then I am sure I have used up my allotted posting time for the day - Sooooo I went to put the salt away and realized that the fullest shelf I have is for the GREEN salts - I have never been a fan of the color green - except in nature - and here I am with an over-flowing (well to me) shelf of GREEN salts - Guess I will just have to figure out how to live with them --- I go now and be silent ---
17477
Mary
08-30-2017
01:06 PM ET (US)

So - as our son starts all his sentences with ------------ while I still am thinking about it and have a few minutes - I finally found another art glass salt I am actually going to keep - The pink one just did not do it for me and soon will be available on eBay and the thistle was sold last night - but this is me - simple flowing opal glass - right color with the silver - an actual keeper - I am on a slow roll here with the art glass --
17476
Mary
08-30-2017
01:00 PM ET (US)
Thanks Jytte - My date letter is an I - well it is a small I but the auto correct will not let me keep it lower case and keeps making it a capital - I also have a makers mark to the left of those marks - Will have to clean it a bit more to see it clear enough to look it up - Yours with the dark blue are spectacular - though I do like Susie and mines in the muted green equally - Wow I am big time - have a salt both of you have - I am walking tall and proud --
17475
Jytte
08-30-2017
12:21 PM ET (US)
My tablet did eat a "d" in raised. ..😄
17474
Jytte
08-30-2017
12:19 PM ET (US)

Mary - the colored glass also raise on mine...
17473
Mary
08-30-2017
11:22 AM ET (US)
Thanks Susie - Mine is really quite pale - I did a darker version so you could see the veins
17472
Susie P
08-30-2017
11:10 AM ET (US)
Gosh Mary, I think ours could be twins, squatty shape and all, LOL! Jytte's do look more rounded, just gorgeous in the darker veining too! I think mine are raised, will check them later.....
17471
Mary
08-30-2017
11:00 AM ET (US)

I cannot tell if the other ones have the color swirling within the glass or if the colored lines are raised like mine???
17470
Mary
08-30-2017
10:59 AM ET (US)

I think I have one also - though mine appears to be more squatty
17469
Mary
08-30-2017
10:55 AM ET (US)
Hi Montcalm - We used to be able to do that - Then they caught on to it - A few months ago I tried to send a picture of a salt that had a name or some sort of writing on it and they blocked it from going - Have you tried it lately - Did it work - Maybe they had to stop stopping words from being sent - Thanks for the help - I told her - in just chattering conversation that open salts collectors corner had a good chat board and I hoped to see her soon - They let that go through - I am going to have to change my wording on my listings to let people seeking information know it is easy for me to give it to you if you buy from me but otherwise a no go -- Hey - is this the best sales gimmick or what - lol lol --- Would never do that - but will see if listing the collectors corner will fly with the all powerful it ain't my eBay anymore dictators --
17468
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
08-30-2017
09:53 AM ET (US)
It has to be one of those wonderful artists that I learned about when I was doing research on intaglio cutting.
17467
Jytte
08-30-2017
09:07 AM ET (US)

Have only been "reading pictures" lately ...and they make me drool...
Debi - you are right...I have some similar to Susie's (in blue)- have never found out if it's Kralik/Pallme König or....no-one seem to know
17466
Montcalm Farm
08-29-2017
11:16 PM ET (US)
Mary ~ write your email address on something and take a picture of it and just send the picture.

Or using a photoshop program apply the text onto any picture. You can also type your ema backwards and tell the recipient "use a mirror". Good idea to have them verify it right away so you know they got the idea.
17465
Mary
08-29-2017
11:11 PM ET (US)
Hopefully a nice lady named Jennifer will find us - eBay makes it so hard to talk directly - Anyway - if she shows up and I an out running up and down the street - Please welcome her - Sue and Nancy D - she loves the swan salts - Later because it is late and I played a Debi and awoke at one this morning and been going since then - Have not feed the boys yet - Only one cares - Yep - My fat Albert -- See you in the morning --
17464
nancy Villaverde
08-29-2017
03:54 PM ET (US)
Janelle, my Lars is an only cat, and I hope he isn't lonely. I'm at home most of the time, so it should be o.k. Maggie loved being an only cat, just what she needed. I have a scratching post left from Maggie's things, and I saw Lars use it briefly this morning. I hope he prefers it to the furniture.
17463
Janelle
08-28-2017
06:33 PM ET (US)
Susie, those salts are lovely . Another pair to admire. I am being good as I think I blew all my brownie points with Jim on the last purchases. Although he did buy a new car that he had been admiring for ages, so I might be able to squeeze some more in.
17462
Janelle
08-28-2017
06:28 PM ET (US)
What a lot to catch up on, Mary, your granddaughter looked so happy and what a pretty bride. I hope that the new Doc can help as being in pain these days is the pits. Debi, I seem to be having the opposite, sit down at night to watch TV or read and fall asleep if I blink twice.

Nancy V, congratulations on new kitty Lars, looks very like Missy. She was in disgrace a couple of days ago,Decided the new curtains were play toys. I have bought her a climbing and scratching post thing and she completely ignores it. Woken up this morning by a gentle paw patting my face. Still a bit of a stand off if the two critters come to close but other than that, no major clashes.
17461
Nancy Dietel
08-28-2017
05:38 PM ET (US)
Debi, I tried every which way, but it won't settle between the wheels. They began to bend and I didn't want to force it any more. Two prongs went over liner, but not the others.
17460
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-28-2017
04:48 PM ET (US)
Nancy D: I just went back and looked at the pictures of your dog cart and Mary's dog cart. Is it possible to push up the prongs a bit? Mary's looks like it sits above the wheels.
17459
Mary
08-28-2017
04:46 PM ET (US)
Oh My Nancy V - Is he not the most precious and he sure knows it ---

Nancy D - I went by the one I have in red - So let me see if I have a smaller one - Since your side holders have already been bent - I can look for a round one also - Somewhere in that box there has to be one to fit --
17458
Nancy Dietel
08-28-2017
04:21 PM ET (US)
Nancy, I love your kitty. His name suits him. Love his eyes and little mittens.

Mary, you generously sent me a blue insert for my puppy cart. Sad to say, it us a tiny bit too,large. Won't fit between wheels. Wish it worked, he would have looked more regal. Thanks anyway. And rest up!
17457
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
08-28-2017
03:41 PM ET (US)
I love him, Nancy! Give him a hug for me - I'd do it myself if I could.
17456
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-28-2017
03:29 PM ET (US)
Oh Nancy, he is very pretty and looks like he owns your place already. Very "regal" and confident looking.
17455
Susie P
08-28-2017
03:17 PM ET (US)
What a cutie, Nancy V! Hello Lars!!
17454
nancy Villaverde
08-28-2017
02:55 PM ET (US)

Lars a bit more perfect.
17453
Mary
08-28-2017
02:43 PM ET (US)

Debbi - so sorry to hear you are back to a reversal of human time - Not much fun and I am sure quite lonely feeling -

Family is finally gone and now to try and play catch up again - Not sure how that is going to work though as I am still in a great deal of pain and limited mobility - Who would have thunk - I really want to move faster on removing most of my salts to new homes - If a few hours outing can do this much damage I do not want to take a chance of the grocery store putting me in a wheelchair - lol lol But may have to post once a week and mail at the end of that week when April is here to help - Seeing a new pain doctor next Thursday - My body is trying to take my happy away and I refuse to allow that - Hmm - Maybe time to go see Dr. Dreamy again - though that is the last resort -- As a friend of mine says all the time - It is what it is -- and I have to add - deal with it in a happy place -

Cat picture has nothing to do with anything - I just thought it was freaking hilarious - (Can I say freaking???)
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Mary
08-28-2017
02:24 PM ET (US)
Look at him - So sweet what a precious lump of fur you have - Thanks for the pic and for opening your heart and safe home to the little guy - Lars is purrfect !!
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nancy Villaverde
08-28-2017
01:31 PM ET (US)

First picture of Lars. Not great--the camera light makes him squint. I'm sure I can do better later, but you can see how sweet he is.
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Susie P
08-28-2017
12:34 PM ET (US)
Can't wait to see Lars, Nancy V - and I love the name! Know he will bring lots of joy to your heart!!!
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nancy Villaverde
08-28-2017
12:11 PM ET (US)
I got a kitty Saturday, picture when he sits still long enough to take one, He's a 5 month old grey tiger striped with white bib and feet, and he's all over the place "owning" the apartment. His name is Lars, and I think I like it and may not rename.
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nancy Villaverde
08-28-2017
12:06 PM ET (US)
Mary, sorry you had to pay for a great day by follow-up day of pain. The worst thing there is of me is to sit too many hours in one place. You probably know that, and it's unavoidable sometimes. Hope the ape lady leaves you alone soon.
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Don Rabourn
08-28-2017
11:20 AM ET (US)
Great find, Susie, looking forward to seeing it on the 9th! Sorry the weekend brought back the pain, but KNOW it was worth it Mary!
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-28-2017
02:22 AM ET (US)
Mary: Sorry to hear you were in pain today. Hope the meds helped. In case you can't tell from my posting times, I am back to my up-all-night - sleep all day pattern. No matter what I do to try and correct it, it always falls back into this. Good thing I don't have an actual life where I have to leave the house!

Do-Ri: At least in a roundabout way, we were able to determine the actual pattern name of another unidentified open salt. ALFA by John B. Higbee Co. Regarding the EAPG website - It is impossible to save the website as a favorite link. I do understand the need to make some pages and all the images not available to copy, but at least the home page should be able to be saved to favorites. Not being able to right click and save the home page means it must be typed in every time someone wants to go to it. I did find a link on the homepage to bookmark that page but it didn't work either.
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Susie P
08-27-2017
09:08 PM ET (US)
Mary, such a great picture; happiness and blessings to the happy couple! Hope you get feeling better post haste( know you are exhausted!!)
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Nancy Dietel
08-27-2017
06:52 PM ET (US)
Mary, the happy couple look wonderful. Indeed she has a sweet smile. Wish them the best and
Better days for you. Our only Grandaughter gets married next year. But the registry has begun, along with the engagement party next month.
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DoRi
08-27-2017
03:44 PM ET (US)

DEBI RAITZ ~ SO OTHERS KNOW WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, HERE'S THE CENTRAL STAR SHOWING IN AN ALFA BUTTER BASE.
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DoRi
08-27-2017
02:58 PM ET (US)
DEBI RAITZ ~ I'm swamped and will get back to you, but if you joined EAPGPatterns.com and didn't find EUCLID, something's amiss. This is a copy of my search results for Euclid.

Rexford Alfa*; Euclid; Boylan Bowl John B. Higbee Glass Co. (1907); New Martinsville Glass Co. (#21, 1919) Not Currently Known 1907; 1919

Also, when I was asked to be Editor over a dozen years ago, OMNs weren't designated, since then, many have had the asterisk added to designate an OMN and we work on it constantly. My suggestion at the beginning was that the OMN should be in the first column, the AKAs in the second column. Consider there are three of us working on the site, we constantly add new finds and I add corrections, additions, suggestions throughout every week. Plus we have 10,225 individually photographed items representing 3,070 patterns in our EAPG Patterns Database;
867 individually photographed items representing 362 patterns in our Carnival Glass Database;
768 individually photographed items representing 370 patterns in our Depression Glass Database; and 315 items on the Unknown Patterns Posted for Identification Page (221 have been identified).
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Mary
08-27-2017
01:34 PM ET (US)

Went to one of our granddaughters wedding yesterday afternoon/evening (arrived at 3 left at 8:30)- Upper level then lower level and then down a "slight" embankment - Sat in same "venue" chair for hours - I am incapable of anything this morning - especially stooping or bending - Cat food all over the kitchen floor from dropping bowls at an unsecured height - I walk like an ape and sound like one doing so - The pain is almost unbearable and the meds are like jelly beans - though I strongly feel jelly beans give more satisfaction - BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU -I would go through it again and every verbalization and grunt today would gladly be done over again to see this ---- We did not think this day would come for her - Look at that smile - I am crying right now thinking of her happy - He is the sweetest young "gentleman" I have ever met - Okay silliness of an old lady over with - On to pain meds -
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Mary
08-27-2017
01:22 PM ET (US)
Nice salt Susie - Hope you get the answers you seek -
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-27-2017
10:00 AM ET (US)
I'm not sure about the glass but I think Jytte has a pair like them but with blue instead of green. Maybe she will know when she checks in.
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Susie P
08-27-2017
05:55 AM ET (US)

Bottom view
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Susie P
08-27-2017
05:54 AM ET (US)

Good morning! A new salt! Love this; would anyone have an idea of maker? Not with books, but Kralik popped in my head, but that doesn't mean much. LOL!!
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-27-2017
12:49 AM ET (US)
Just went to eBay and typed in "open salt lot" to search. As of right now, this is the 9th auction shown:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MIXED-Box-...:g:DT4AAOSwq1NZg89O

Not rare, not hard to find.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-27-2017
12:32 AM ET (US)
DoRi: I don't know what to tell you. You asked for an ID an open salt that I consider rather common. I don't think any salt collector here would say they are rare or hard to find. Look on eBay at groups of clear individuals for a week or two and you will see it. It is in H&J. I said that in Heacock's H&J description he referred to the John B. Higbee pattern named EUCLID but it is not in either Higbee book. That is a fact. We all know that individual open salts and celery salts are the same thing. I only pointed out that Heacock said these salts were sold with a celery vase and referred to them as celery salts. I have said many times I think it's just plain stupid that people (collectors, authors, etc.) rename patterns when there has always been an original manufacturer's name. I fully understand that many old catalogs were not yet found in the days of the early authors, but now that many original pattern names are known they should be the ones used and made up names should be the aka's, not the other way around. After I responded to you I went looking for anything in the EUCLID pattern and couldn't find a thing. I even paid and subscribed to the EAPG website just so I could look it up there. It's not there either.

Getting back to your response, I said the stars on the salt and the ALAMEDA pattern are different. BTW, ALAMEDA is a Bryce, Higbee pattern, not a John B. Higbee pattern. Anyway, then you come up with ALFA, REXFORD and BOYLAN. So I look up the ALFA pattern on the EAPG website and it isn't there. So back to the book by Lola and Wayne Higby and there are three pages of items pictured in the ALFA pattern, but no open salt. But, the star in the bottom of items that show the bottom (like plates and trays) appears to be the same star. Looking at the designs in the sides of the items does not show any star design at all. That's what I was looking for when I said no items in either book showed that same star as part of the pattern. No wonder no one could ever connect this salt with the ALFA pattern. The star that is the main design on the salt is only one small star in the bottom of all the other pattern pieces! Looking at the designs on the part everyone sees does not match the salt until you look at the bottom of the item. So in the end, it appears this salt is the ALFA pattern by John B. Higbee Company 1907-1918.

Regarding the EAPG website that you are editor of - it should at the very least show pattern names that are original manufacturer's names and then refer to the name where all the information and pictures are. If someone wanted to look up the ALFA pattern and had no idea that it was also called REXFORD, how would anyone ever find it?
Edited 08-27-2017 12:58 AM
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2017
11:10 PM ET (US)
Mary: In order to be diplomatic - which I KNOW you always are after reading your personal email today (LOL) - may I suggest you just refer the know-it-all to the measurements you have included in your description. Then if you want to further enhance your response you could add that it is large enough to place over their mouth, not just an eyeball.
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Janelle
08-26-2017
06:04 PM ET (US)
Mary, rolling around in hysterics trying to imagine doing an eye wash with that salt. Don't you just love keyboard warriors. I would enjoy putting the him/her in their place.

At the moment fighting with our electricity supplier who cannot get one bill right. I have also found out you almost have to be a genius to work out the various plans on offer for electricity.
Not a happy camper.
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Mary
08-26-2017
04:32 PM ET (US)
Well excuse me - I misquoted the know it all - this was the one liner I received - "FYI that isn't a salt cellar. It is an eye-wash-cup!" - So I would strongly suggest that any one of you that might have any of these boat shaped eye-wash-cups in your collections - toss them right now or at least remember that all the catalogs and everything we have known for all these years is null and void - Happy clean eye to all of you -- I just absolutely hate to hear FYI and I hate to see FYI - it is like superiority being shoved down your throat before anything is said - Dang - I need to get off the board and eBay and simmer before I go see my sweetness pass from a Kern to a Kenley - at least she does not have to change anything that has her initials -- Good bye adios ta ta and adieu
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Mary
08-26-2017
04:22 PM ET (US)

I am not sure but I think eBay and the salt world are going to drive me off the deep end - I just got an email from someone that said "FYI this is an eye cup" It is 3 3/4" tall and almost 4" across and that is stated in my description - All I wanted to do during a lull before the wedding was check my sales and then the board - and I get this stupidity - There was no indication of it being a joke and the person writing it has not been on eBay or used it for a very long time and I checked out prior sellers in its feedback and there are no names associated with salt selling or buying - and if someone already knows most of the answer or the answer then why ask - But I love the frog - have I got some flies to feed him - Off to go to the wedding where Bob's ex-wife will be friendlier and my four year old great granddaughter smarter -
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DoRi
08-26-2017
01:31 PM ET (US)

DON'T SEE HOW TO ANSWER, SO WILL REPLY IN UPPER CASE W YOUR ORIGINAL. EUCLID IS J.B. HIGBEE OMN ALFA AKA REXFORD, BOYLAN, SEE HIGBY BOOK. I SOLD THEM A LOT OF PIECES. HARD TO BELIEVE THE PATTERN ISN'T IN THEIR BOOK. THE MOTIF OF THE SALT ALSO RESEMBLES O'HARA'S LENS & STAR. I'M W/O BOOKS, BUT CELERY SALTS ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OPEN SALTS, IT'S JUST THAT HEACOCK'S REFERENCE COULD BE A CATALOG OR WHOLESALE/TRADE JOURNAL REFERENCE, NOT REALLY SIGNIFICANT. RE HIS LACK OF ATTRIBUTION, CHECK HIS BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR A CLUE? BTW, I RECALL HIS EARLIER STATEMENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 2 PCS, RATHER THAN 5 TO MAKE IT AN EAPG PATTERN LINE. 2 KNOWN PCS DOES SUGGEST THERE MIGHT BE MORE. RE KIRCK'S BOOK, HIS SMALL PIC OF THAT SHAKER IS PART OF THIS SOLUTION. I'D APPRECIATE IT IF YOU'D SEND ME A SCAN OF THAT SHAKER SO I CAN SHOW OTHERS WHAT I'M REFERRING TO, ESP AT THE EAPGPATTERNS.COM SITE WHERE I'M PATTERN GLASS EDITOR. I HAVE 487 EAPG OPEN SALTS, HAVE BEEN AN EAPG SPECIALIST FOR OVER 55 YEARS AND HAVEN'T SEEN THIS SALT ALTHOUGH I HAVE SEVERAL HIGBEE SALTS. ODD I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE UNTIL NOW AND THAT YOU SAY THEY'RE PLENTIFUL. THE ONE I'M WORKING ON FOR A PAID I.D. WAS PURCHASED IN THE 1960S ACCORDING TO THE OWNER WHOSE COLLECTION I'M IDENTIFYING OF VARIOUS GLASS PIECES. ALSO, IT DEPENDS ON THE COMPANY HOW THEY CAPTIONED THEIR SALTS, SOME CATALOG PAGES ARE HEADED CELERY SALTS, THERE ARE TABLE SALTS, SALT DIPS AND OTHERS.

"Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted 08-24-2017 09:53 PM ET (US)
DoRi: I have the Paul Kirk book and also the one by Lola and Wayne Higby. I was not able to find this salt or any other item pictured that has this "hobstar" design and the large "X" in between. The ALAMEDA pattern pieces shown - in my opinion - do not resemble this salt. The stars are different. There is also no mention of a salt dip in that pattern in the list of known pieces in the Kirk book, just shakers. And there are a lot of these salts around.

In his description in H&J, Heacock says this salt was sold with a EUCLID pattern celery vase and they are celery salts. (Sure wish I knew where he saw that information!) I find no EUCLID pattern by Higbee in either book. Probably a "one of" item that was given a name but not an actual pattern by EAPG standards. I remember hearing somewhere that EAPG is defined as having at least 5 different pieces in a pattern before it is called EAPG. So it seems to me if only a celery vase and salts were made it does not qualify as EAPG with an official pattern name. I would LOVE to see a picture of a "EUCLID" celery vase. If you have one please share it here. That might clear this up. It would explain why such a prolifically made salt like this has not been positively identified anywhere."
Edited 08-26-2017 01:51 PM
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Mary
08-26-2017
10:43 AM ET (US)
Thanks for letting us know Judy - I thought from previous conversations when I have panicked about your well being during storms - you had told me you were in safe territory - But I panic easily - lol lol -- Glad you Texas Ladies are all safe and only going to get a bit wet -
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Judy in Texas
08-26-2017
08:43 AM ET (US)
Hi everyone. I'm in Mansfield, TX just south of Arlington which is between Dallas and Ft Worth. We are going to get rain and should be A-OK.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2017
02:18 AM ET (US)
Judy lives just south of Dallas so she's pretty close to Nancy V...out of the path but probably will get rain. I haven't seen Judy here lately though. Hope everything is OK.
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Mary
08-25-2017
11:03 PM ET (US)
What about Judy - Anyone heard from her - I am going to write her before I go to bed -
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nancy Villaverde
08-25-2017
02:39 PM ET (US)
Yes, I'm out of the storm's reach, living in Plano, just outside of Dallas. My daughter's step son is in college in a coastal town, Galveston I think, where everyone was advised to evacuate so he drove here last night to stay until the storm is over.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-25-2017
01:36 PM ET (US)
Pretty sure Nancy V is up near Dallas in Plano. She'll be wet but not in direct path of the hurricane. Looks like Houston and south of there will be hardest hit.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
08-25-2017
01:16 PM ET (US)
Nancy V - what area of Texas do you live? Sounds like it's really going to awful on the coast.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2017
09:53 PM ET (US)
DoRi: I have the Paul Kirk book and also the one by Lola and Wayne Higby. I was not able to find this salt or any other item pictured that has this "hobstar" design and the large "X" in between. The ALAMEDA pattern pieces shown - in my opinion - do not resemble this salt. The stars are different. There is also no mention of a salt dip in that pattern in the list of known pieces in the Kirk book, just shakers. And there are a lot of these salts around.

In his description in H&J, Heacock says this salt was sold with a EUCLID pattern celery vase and they are celery salts. (Sure wish I knew where he saw that information!) I find no EUCLID pattern by Higbee in either book. Probably a "one of" item that was given a name but not an actual pattern by EAPG standards. I remember hearing somewhere that EAPG is defined as having at least 5 different pieces in a pattern before it is called EAPG. So it seems to me if only a celery vase and salts were made it does not qualify as EAPG with an official pattern name. I would LOVE to see a picture of a "EUCLID" celery vase. If you have one please share it here. That might clear this up. It would explain why such a prolifically made salt like this has not been positively identified anywhere.
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DoRi
08-24-2017
12:31 PM ET (US)

Thanks a lot for that info and your fast reply. I have Kirk's Bryce, Higbee book and he shows a small barrel-shaped shaker that appears in a Ward catalog. He has it under Alameda (OMN) and points out that O'Hara made a similar pattern, Daisy in Diamond. He says the star on Alameda has points to north, south, east and west, where D & D has V-notches instead of those points. My observation is that D in D has small equilateral diamonds on either side of the panels. This is the O'Hara butter base at EAPGPatterns.com
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