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23498
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-19-2020
01:37 PM ET (US)
   Debi, Judy, glad you know what you'Re talking about. I am not savy. My tablet is acting weird so I fear I will need a new one soon. I have a little guy suck in a slot that is suppose to hold all my pictures. I'll be taking it to an expert. The last time I screwed up I lost over 1,000 pictures. Nearly had a heart attack.
Edited 02-19-2020 01:37 PM
23497
Judy in Texas
02-19-2020
01:29 PM ET (US)
Debi I feel your tech-pain. I had to get a new computer a couple of mouths back. I have the same problems. None of the software I've used for years will work on the new iMac's operating system. I was afraid it was going to be a problem. But I was hoping I could use the external drive that has all the pictures and files on my open salt collection...No luck!!! I'm going to try to use USB thumb drives to copy the information on the old computer to the new one. Or at least be able to access the pictures on the thumb drive. But for now I'm updating the files on the old computer and accessing the internet on the new one.
23496
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-19-2020
12:50 PM ET (US)
Jan, so glad to see you here! Hope you'll stick around or at least come back more often.

I am in tech HELL! I had to buy a new laptop. I can't figure out anything with the different Windows Edge or 10, not even sure what I have. The program that I used to transfer files from the old to new laptop failed, after 15 hours of transfer time. Transfer time was hindered by slow internet speed so we upgraded. Upgrade did not yet kick in and yesterday my internet went out completely. My syncing program that I can use to transfer a lot of files on my own is down. Can't access a lot on the new laptop because I don't remember the passwords and can't figure out how to import them like I did on this old laptop. And then, Larry sold the balance of my Franklin Mint Curio Cats in January and found out this morning the package has been stuck in Kentucky since then. It's supposed to be forwarded to another country. It's eBay's fault. I think I give up until I feel I want to tackle something again. Soooo tired of technology!
23495
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-18-2020
01:02 PM ET (US)
   JAN, JAN, JAN.........my JAN. OK SO NOW I'm crying. Check you'Re Flippin email Sister. I am calling you right now.
23494
Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-18-2020
10:42 AM ET (US)
Soft pats to Libbie❤️❤️ And Hello💐💐 to you!!
Edited 02-18-2020 10:43 AM
23493
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-18-2020
10:39 AM ET (US)
Aww! A tuxie!
23492
Jan
02-18-2020
09:48 AM ET (US)

no salts to show so here is my Libbie
23491
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2020
08:48 PM ET (US)
And they were all on sale!
23490
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2020
08:40 PM ET (US)
   Love your boat.
23489
Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2020
07:18 PM ET (US)
Yay Jane!!! Makes it fun to find treasures!! Good for you!!
23488
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2020
07:11 PM ET (US)

We haven't been to any antique markets for a while. Today we decided to go to two. Perfect timing!
23487
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2020
05:17 PM ET (US)
   Wow Debi, wow, wow, wow. So rare. I wonder how many times I have passed this over thinking it was Bow-Tie by Thompson glass.
23486
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2020
01:10 PM ET (US)
I actually saw that pattern today, but unfortunately it was a toothpick holder.
23485
Judy in Texas
02-16-2020
07:37 AM ET (US)
Lynda I do not have Louise.
23484
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2020
05:27 AM ET (US)

Yes, I have one. Also pictured on the Fostoria page. Scroll down to #1121. http://opensalts.us/References/Fostoria/Fostoria.html
Edited 02-16-2020 05:31 AM
23483
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-15-2020
07:53 PM ET (US)

  Judy in Texas or Joan or Debi. Do either one of you have a Louise but Fostoria?
Edited 02-15-2020 07:54 PM
23482
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-15-2020
12:18 AM ET (US)
   So pretty. I love the Vase.
23481
Janelle J
02-14-2020
09:36 PM ET (US)

Sharing my Roses from Jim to you all, and they have the most wonderful perfume.
Happy Valentines Day
23480
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-14-2020
01:10 PM ET (US)
    Happy Valentines day to all of you. I hope you get heart salts.
23479
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-14-2020
09:16 AM ET (US)
To you, too, Nancy!
23478
Nancy Dietel
02-14-2020
07:25 AM ET (US)

Love to all my salty friends.
23477
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-13-2020
08:27 PM ET (US)
Since we don't have kids, it was an easy choice. I don't know what I'd do without one now.
23476
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-13-2020
12:06 PM ET (US)
   You love your kitties. It's good you can have them with you. My complex doesn't allow pets. Had to choose between kids or pets..... picked kids. Lololol, pets are less trouble but......
23475
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-13-2020
11:18 AM ET (US)

The kitty upstairs. She's a sweetheart!
23474
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-12-2020
04:52 PM ET (US)

It's Hump Day!
23473
Linda H
02-12-2020
10:26 AM ET (US)
Janelle I think I'm destined to only drool over these items. I wish they would have broken up some of the lots, like the convention salts, but they probably don't realize how in demand some of them are, oh well. I think I'll make a list of what I'd like and see what they go for.
23472
Janelle J
02-12-2020
12:22 AM ET (US)

This is a auction coming up, saw it on Facebook. Drool worthy
23471
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-11-2020
06:42 PM ET (US)
   Thanks Debi, I did a panic. It was so unfamiliar.
   One of the girls went looking for you on facebook. They didn't realize I was referring them to a Web site. I didn't realize the problem until after writting you. Thank you. Val went nuts when she finally got on your site. she loves it.
23470
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-11-2020
04:16 PM ET (US)
I don't know what went wrong with the page but I emailed Steve and he fixed it immediately. He said it was a temporary fix so it might go bad again before it's fixed permanently, but they are aware. This message board and the website have always been open to everyone.
23469
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-11-2020
02:07 PM ET (US)
What's happened? I 'm not getting the normal page. I am sending people here and my instructions will be all wrong. Is this a glitch? I can't get to the China salts. Fudge.
23468
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-10-2020
06:01 PM ET (US)
  Debi, I am noticing a lot of collectors on F B are hungry for information. I am referring them to your site. Val just contacted me. Are you open for people to just come in and join you? Can they access your site?
23467
The Salty Nut...PJ
02-09-2020
02:11 AM ET (US)
Debi... My dear FRIEND... HAPPY...HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! I'm soooo sorry I missed your special day !!! Hope it was as SPECIAL as YOU are!!! What can one say...when we get to be as "old and dottering" as we are... Life just seems to slip from one day to another and seems to just slip faster and faster by... I just hope Your day was GREAT !!! LOVE and HUGS to YOU !!!
23466
Sue Sawyer
02-08-2020
04:59 AM ET (US)
Happy belated birthday, Debi. My computer is acting up again, and I missed your day. Hope it was great!
23465
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-07-2020
05:26 PM ET (US)
Yes, the two intaglios do have the same pattern on the sides.
23464
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-07-2020
05:25 PM ET (US)
Sorry I'm late, Debi. Hope it was a Happy Birthday!
23463
Nancy C VillaverdePerson was signed in when posted
02-07-2020
01:05 PM ET (US)
That's the way to spend them, Debi! But many happy returns.
23462
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2020
09:46 PM ET (US)
Thank you all. I slept through most of it so it was wonderfully peaceful.
23461
Linda H
02-06-2020
06:07 PM ET (US)
Happy birthday, Debi!
23460
Nancy Dietel
02-06-2020
05:59 PM ET (US)

Have a wonderful birthday, Debi!
23459
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2020
05:39 PM ET (US)
  Hoooorrray, Debi, it's your Birthday. May you have a wonderful birthday.
23458
Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2020
04:29 PM ET (US)
💐💐💐💐💐💐Happy Happy Birthday, Debi!!💐💐💐💐💐
23457
Janelle J
02-06-2020
04:23 PM ET (US)

Happy Birthday Debi, May you have a wonderful day and enjoy
23456
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2020
04:49 AM ET (US)
Jane: The reason I asked is because both the clear one with pheasant and amber one with dog appear to have the same slightly optic pattern on the sides in the pictures.
23455
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-05-2020
09:15 PM ET (US)
Debi, no, it's not one of the deeper ones cut down because they are a slightly different size, and the base of the deeper one is plain on the sides.
23454
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-03-2020
01:19 PM ET (US)
  Judy in Texas, Hi, hello, how are you? We have not talked in forever. Hope you are well. Thank you for the referance. I like to joke that I have OSC memorized, but obviously I don't. You have one in pink. Now I bet that's beautiful. I love pink and blue colored glass salts.
23453
Judy in Texas
02-03-2020
10:52 AM ET (US)
Lynda your post no. 23450 is shown in OSC Plate #290 ... Intaglio deer in the bottom with three different pairs of game birds on the sides. Made in Czechoslovakia. I have one in pink...Noted as Pink Depression Era.
23452
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-02-2020
05:20 PM ET (US)
  Don, I wish I could say I have gone forth and prospered. Can't cause I did'nt. 96% of my salts are from ebay.
23451
Don Rabourn
02-02-2020
04:02 PM ET (US)
Lynda, Of the "200-some" Intaglios that I have, none have the design like your #23499, and I don't think my Peasant one has them on the sides! Where have you found all these "goodies"?
23450
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-01-2020
02:08 PM ET (US)

 I have had this one for years and just realized... the pheasants on the sides are intaglio too.
23449
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-01-2020
02:06 PM ET (US)

   Jane, that is pretty. I've seen these deeper bowls but not the same decoration on a shorter bowl. I have some with decorations on the side. This one has the large diamond bumps. Hope you can see them.
23448
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-01-2020
10:24 AM ET (US)
She's very pretty Jane! Question on the shorter intaglio...could it have been ground down from a taller one? Do they both have ground tops? I don't have one so I don't know and can't tell what the rim is like on the clear one. Has anyone else ever seen a shorter one regardless of the image inside?
23446
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2020
07:55 PM ET (US)

Finally got some good pictures of Kaylin. I lured her on my lap with my red robe - which she wants for herself!
23445
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2020
07:54 PM ET (US)

This is from the side.
23444
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2020
07:54 PM ET (US)

I just took pictures of one yesterday for eBay! This is the pheasant.
23443
Nancy Dietel
01-31-2020
03:50 PM ET (US)

Jane, can you show a photo of a deep intaglio pheasant salt? I have a regular size one and have not seen a deep one.
23442
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-30-2020
08:15 PM ET (US)

Side view - the sides are the same as the pheasant salt, just lower.
23441
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-30-2020
08:14 PM ET (US)

My new intaglio arrived today! I thought from the seller's pictures that it would be the deep oval one with the pheasant in the bowl, but it's not. And this is a bulldog.
23439
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-27-2020
06:30 PM ET (US)
  Thank you Jane.
23438
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-27-2020
05:16 PM ET (US)
Close enough, Lynda!
23437
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-27-2020
04:18 PM ET (US)

  Been searching for years to get the dips to match this beautiful celery. I do'nt usually get a celery by itself but this one was so beautiful. I really thought I'd find salts to match. Finally gave up and found open salts that come close. Not really a set but I have to be o k with that.
23436
The Salty Nut...PJ
01-24-2020
12:38 AM ET (US)
THANK YOU ALL sooooo VERY MUCH !!! You all are soooo wonderful !!! I'm one of the lurkers... Only pop in once in a while... but LOVE you ALL to pieces !!! You all are my SALTY FAMILY !!! I thank you once again !!! My birthday was a quiet one... Olen and I just spent it here in our little apartment... nothing new to share... Loved to new news "letters/papers"... they were GREAT... and Mary's contributions as always were TOP DRAWER !!! Keep on kicking Mary !!! And DEBI... Don't know what I'd do without your web page... YOU are the TOPS !!! LOVE YOU ALL !!!
23435
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-23-2020
08:55 PM ET (US)

Happy Birthday, PJ - and many more!
23434
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-23-2020
01:57 PM ET (US)
Happy Birthday PJ!
23433
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-23-2020
12:36 PM ET (US)
   P J, Happy Birthday to you. Have a lovely day.
23432
Linda H
01-23-2020
09:40 AM ET (US)
Happy birthday PJ. Hope you get to do something fun
23431
Nancy Dietel
01-23-2020
07:41 AM ET (US)

Have a wonderful day, PJ.
23430
Janelle
01-23-2020
12:48 AM ET (US)

Hope you have a lovely birthday PJ
23429
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2020
03:12 PM ET (US)
   Now that's lovely Nancy V. A pair is a great idea.
23428
Nancy C VillaverdePerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2020
12:25 PM ET (US)

Pair of Satsuma salts, matching patterns.
23427
Nancy C VillaverdePerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2020
12:22 PM ET (US)
As far as I know, Brenda McCloud still buys and sells salts.

Lynda, I love the Satsuma salts too. I found a large group of matching pairs in a huge Ft. Worth antique mall, a dozen about 2 1/2 inch with the tiny salts, about an inch wide to match each one. I kept one pair, gave a pair to my sister and sold all the others, mostly on this site. Many in the salt collecting community bought them. I still have my pair.
23426
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-21-2020
04:20 PM ET (US)
   I had to go look Brenda McCloud. I am getting so bad with names. It is open salts, buy, sell or trade.
23425
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-21-2020
04:13 PM ET (US)
  Debi, I think you should have access it was opened by no one special in a bad way I believe. It was opened by the lady you bought Berg salts from or by the lady who is a teacher and her husband had a horible accident. Broke his back or something.
Edited 01-21-2020 04:17 PM
23424
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-21-2020
03:06 PM ET (US)
I don't have seller pages on the website any more. They became very stale with no changes for long periods of time so I'm sure no one was looking any more. If there is a Facebook page for selling salts I suggest people try that. I don't have access so I don't know if it gets many results or not.
23423
Linda H
01-21-2020
09:43 AM ET (US)
Kandy are you on Facebook? There is an open salt buy and sale page
23422
Kandy
01-20-2020
07:17 PM ET (US)
Will do. Thx. As you can see, I'm anxious to resolve my situation and want to sell reasonably as these salts were her passion. Thx for any suggestions.
Edited 01-20-2020 07:19 PM
23421
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
05:36 PM ET (US)
   There use to be a sale section on this site but I'm not sure that's still up. There is a sell and trade section on facebook. When Debi pops in she'll be able to tell you if her for sale is still going. No matter what you need pictures and a way for people to identify the ones they want. You probably could post single pictures right here. Totally up to Debi as this is her site. I'm wicked excited as Master/Tables salts are my joy. Wait and see what Debi says if you can.
23420
Kandy McDonald
01-20-2020
04:55 PM ET (US)
How do I sell my mom's master salt collection? I don't know where to begin. They were her pride and joy. I believe I have at least 300+ salts. These are from Sandwich to Depression era.
HELP!i
Edited 01-20-2020 04:56 PM
23419
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
01:30 PM ET (US)

  Last pic, I promise, the only thing is I still have more boxes to unpack.I honestly did'nt remember this many porcelains. Here's my Satsuma collection. I love the Itty bitty ones.
23418
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
01:25 PM ET (US)

  This is the area I'm going to put all my bird salts. Have some porcelain swans there right now. I don't know if anyone recognises the Crane nutters. The blue is exquisite and cranes....gorgious.
Edited 01-20-2020 01:31 PM
23417
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
01:18 PM ET (US)

 I've shown my celerys before. These are'nt all of them. I've still got a lot to unpack. Sorry, crappy picture. This room is my 3rd bedroom that I use as a pantry... also where I put my boxes for recycling. The room is full of boxes right now and I can't geT down to get a good picture.
Edited 01-20-2020 01:22 PM
23416
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
01:16 PM ET (US)

Huuuh, pic did'nt go thru.
23415
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
01:14 PM ET (US)
   Thank you Debi, always nice to hear your thoughts. We've unpacked a lot. I did'nt think I had this many porcelains.
23414
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
01:02 PM ET (US)
   Hummm, now there's a good point. You just may be right. The salt by itself resembles H & J #3655, but that has a rope bottom. Someone said something about a coin...something. I was going to look it up but forgot. It was coin spot glass but I looked it up and it's a lot of Fenton cut to color glass. So still s mystery. But I like it.
Edited 01-20-2020 01:06 PM
23413
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
12:31 AM ET (US)
Lynda: Sorry I don't know anything about this piece. It does strike me odd that the bottom is backwards as you see through the glass. I think you mean the the top edge is ground down. That always makes me look more critically at the piece. I have seen many pieces of glass where it's clear that it was cut down from something else. But because this has a top, I don't know what to think about it.
23412
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2020
08:24 PM ET (US)

   Here is the base
23411
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2020
08:24 PM ET (US)

   I just got this from a lady selling her Dad's collection of salts. It is so neat. Anyone have any idea of it's story. It is etched on rim and on base. The base has a beautiful Eagle.
23410
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-16-2020
07:13 PM ET (US)
Wow!
23409
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-16-2020
06:53 PM ET (US)

  These need silver shinning.
23408
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-16-2020
03:16 PM ET (US)
   Thank you Nancy V. I am nuts for those glass salts with silver attached. Mary uses a drummil to help her clean her silver. That's one fantastic idea. My hands have big time arthritis, so cleaning silver was not a thrill or done well. Not worth the effort but with a drummil..... such a good idea.
23407
Nancy C VillaverdePerson was signed in when posted
01-16-2020
12:11 PM ET (US)
About collectible prices, yes, Don. I still see some outrageous prices on line and in malls. Some sellers haven't changed prices in ages.

Lynda, whatever that bird salt is, it's the prettiest I've seen of that type. I like seeing people's new additions, though I've pretty much stopped buying.
23406
Don Rabourn
01-16-2020
08:50 AM ET (US)
That is a BEAUTIFUL Salt, Lynda. I have the Rooster and Hen, and the Peacock. I'd say that's a Peahen! Great find!
23405
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-16-2020
12:13 AM ET (US)
Very nice picture Lynda. It does a good job eliminating shadows.
23404
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2020
10:24 PM ET (US)

   Just got this beautiful salt. Now that's a picture.
23403
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2020
10:23 PM ET (US)

  I have gotten my new lite box. I love it. My 1st picture is excellent
23402
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2020
09:12 PM ET (US)
Whenever we go to an antique market, we always say these dealers are living in the past - and a lot of sellers on eBay.
23401
Don Rabourn
01-15-2020
04:42 PM ET (US)
Salt prices aren't the only prices coming DOWN! As a collector of MANY THINGS besides Open Salts, I can attest to that! Some Dealers are SLOW to wake up to this though!
23400
Nancy C VillaverdePerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2020
12:04 PM ET (US)
Linda, the way salt prices have been coming down, it may soon be the accepted value. lol
23399
Linda H
01-14-2020
04:41 PM ET (US)
Yes Lynda the salt fits the holder perfectly
Oh Nancy you did really well with your cat match holder-salt. Mine cost a bit more than that
23398
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2020
04:30 PM ET (US)

   Nancy V, you'Re never off topic.
   Linda H. I have that holder. It came with a vaseline glass salt. I believe it's the original to the holder as J.J. sent me a catalog picture of it.
23397
Nancy C VillaverdePerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2020
03:04 PM ET (US)

So I'll put another piece that is dangerously off topic to show you the cat Monroe piece.
23396
Nancy C VillaverdePerson was signed in when posted
01-14-2020
03:01 PM ET (US)
Linda, I have a match holder like yours with a cat on it. I love it even though it isn't technically a salt. I found it in a little old flea market marked $3.00. When I checked out, there was a discount, so I think this may be my cheapest buy at about $2.40. I see one cat stencil on a different piece in my reprinted Monroe catalog so I think the cat may be quite rare.
23395
Linda H
01-14-2020
01:46 PM ET (US)

And an English art glass, clear rigaree, and the holder is different than any of the others I have
23394
Linda H
01-14-2020
01:44 PM ET (US)

I'm still trying to figure out if this is Cambridge or Mosser, Most likely Mosser because of the left foot being wider than the right.
23393
Linda H
01-14-2020
01:42 PM ET (US)

a couple new to me. I know,, this is listed in the C F Monroe catalog as a match holder, but it's the perfect size or a salt. And besides I love the forget-me-nots
23391
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2020
12:44 PM ET (US)
Thanks, Debi - I'll try that.
23390
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-09-2020
10:59 PM ET (US)
Jane: Your salt doesn't really fit Lacy criteria without stippling although a few have sneaked into Neal. There were also countless salts made in foreign countries so I guess I'd have to say to check all the foreign catalogs. Never know, you might find it. I found several of mine in foreign catalogs I never thought I'd ever know the maker of.
Edited 01-10-2020 01:30 AM
23389
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-09-2020
09:06 PM ET (US)

We just found this salt. It is flint glass. We looked in "The Acorn" but couldn't find it. Does anyone know anything about it? Thanks!
23388
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-08-2020
12:42 PM ET (US)

   Judy, You are such a nice lady. Thank you so much for the information. I can picture what you are saying. While trying to look at these light boxes I saw lighting set ups like you're talking about. Your pictures are of excellent quality and now I know why. My little apartment ..... the dinning room table is kinda multifunction. This picture kinda says it all. My chair in the living room part of apt is right there. I am spaceless. Lololol, thank you so much for your effort to help me. I just adore you.
Edited 01-08-2020 12:45 PM
23387
Judy in Texas
01-08-2020
08:18 AM ET (US)
Lynda daylight is the best lighting for your work. I've been using daylight bulbs for some time now. I had the pleasure of working with professional photographers for several years and saw how they staged and lighted what they called Table Shots. I use a large gray photo background that I tape to a wall and let it curve onto the top of a table. In front of the table I place a light at about a 45 degree angle on each side of the salt -- and -- about a foot or so above it. The objective is to flush the shadows by hitting the salt at several opposing angles. Depending of the light it may be good to filter the light from the light fixtures. You can do this by letting the light go through a piece of translucent paper or turning the direct light away from the salt and bouncing the light off a piece of white paper. Bouncing the light will help avoid Hot Spots.

I hope to get back into photo shape as soon asa I get the new computer running with the software I need.

Hope this helps
Judy
23386
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-07-2020
10:07 PM ET (US)
   Debi, I use paper propped on books but to get your profile of a salt with this tablet ..... it'll be easier with a white box. It was only 28 dollars. The lights should be better. We'll see. It is something I've wanted to do for a while.
23385
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-07-2020
09:20 PM ET (US)
Lynda, I hope you didn't waste any money buying a picture set up box. I take my pictures with two pieces of plain white paper curved upward. (I use double paper so the dark wood does show through a single sheet.) I don't go for no shadows at all, that's nearly impossible. You're pictures are clear enough, I just needed a profile picture of the clear salt.
Edited 01-07-2020 09:21 PM
23383
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-07-2020
02:12 PM ET (US)
   Linda H ...stunning.

   Debi, I've ordered the picture box. I'll start with one that's not so expencive. See if I can get it to work and go from there.
23382
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-07-2020
01:32 PM ET (US)
   Debi, is #23376, the profile type picture you'Re talking about.?
   It is January so I'm going to continue to do H & J project. I'm going to Amazon and get the picture kit. This will allow me to give you what you need. Doing it now.
23381
Linda H
01-07-2020
12:18 PM ET (US)

A side view
23380
Linda H
01-07-2020
12:17 PM ET (US)

My newest. Marked Made in Czechoslovakia all the small jewels have prongs
23379
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-07-2020
10:24 AM ET (US)
I added the information pages for H&J 2977 and 2979 now but for some reason the pictures on the main page are reflecting the new ones I uploaded. I remember the last time I added one it took forever for the new picture to show up. Used to be that it was instantaneous that new pictures showed up. Doesn't make any sense that the info pages were seen immediately but not pictures. If it doesn't correct soon I guess I'll have to submit a problem ticket. That's always fun to deal with.

Lynda, if you can, I'd prefer a profile picture where you can see the stem more clearly. I guess if you're taking pictures with a phone you have to set it on the table to get a complete profile. Just prop up the white paper behind it with a glass or something so it's still a clean background.
23378
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:56 PM ET (US)

   This is bottom up.
23377
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:55 PM ET (US)

  Still trying to come up with a picture that will tell you if it is 2957 or 8. This is rim down.
Edited 01-06-2020 09:55 PM
23376
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:46 PM ET (US)

   Not sure what picture you may want. So you pick.
23375
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:42 PM ET (US)

I'm trying to get a good picture of base to help identify it.
23374
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:38 PM ET (US)

  This is an amborina H & J #2957 or #2958. Don't know if we have a picture of this one.
23373
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:34 PM ET (US)

  Sorry, 23372 was to be this picture. H & J says maker unknown but you can see?? Something hill.
23372
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:30 PM ET (US)

   1 5/8" wide at rim, 1 7/16 inch tall, base is 1 5/8" wide.
23371
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:25 PM ET (US)

  2979
23370
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:24 PM ET (US)

   2979
23369
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-06-2020
09:23 PM ET (US)

   Debi, #2979
23366
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-04-2020
12:37 PM ET (US)
   Nice job Carolyn. Yeaaaaaa.
23365
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-04-2020
10:29 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the measurements Carolyn.
23364
Carolyn
01-04-2020
12:31 AM ET (US)

Salt that may be H&J 2977. No pontil mark on the bottom.
23363
Carolyn
01-04-2020
12:30 AM ET (US)

Salt that may be H&J 2977
Top diameter: 1 1/2"
base diameter: 1 1/2"
height of this salt: 1 5/8"

There is a slight bulge in the bottom of the stem where it joins the base. The glass in the bowl is thin at the top rim and thicker toward the bottom of the bowl. It could be hand-blown, except that I don't find a pontil mark.
23362
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-03-2020
06:39 PM ET (US)

   Debi, You have such good eyes. Mine suck. But, that being said.. I believe Carolyn's is it. Her's looks nicer than mine. The picture is deciving, there is no waffer. (Unless that's what you call the glass adhesion spot. I'm not finding the missing pedestals da☆n it. I think pg # 149 is the hardest in the book.
   Don, Please get well soon. You know any pictures from you will be wonderful to see. You don't even have to write anything just send pictures. Lololol
Edited 01-03-2020 06:40 PM
23361
Don Rabourn
01-03-2020
09:42 AM ET (US)
I agree Debi, I have 13 examples of one, with 13 different cuttings(don't know who made them!) I have several different Libby's, one with a black bowl! I won't get anything photographed today, I'm recovering from a "24 hour Bug" even though I had the "super Flu shot!" What a way to start the year!
23360
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-03-2020
12:55 AM ET (US)
These types of salts are very frustrating to me. They all look similar but none exactly alike. Are they all just slightly different because they are blown? Are those little bumps in the stem wafers that connect the bowl to the stem? Some look larger than others. I can't tell if Carolyn's salt is really H&J 2977 or not. I had hoped if we found the exact etched design we wold at least know it was the same as in H&J, even if we still didn't know who made the darn thing. Looks like 2977 is plain, not etched. Carolyn, I have saved your pictures and will compare to Lynda's pictures when she posts them. Could you please give me a top diameter, base diameter and the height of this salt? And thank you!
23359
Carolyn
01-02-2020
01:13 PM ET (US)

I'm glad this one will work. Let me know what you need and where to put the pictures. So glad I can be of some assistance. Enjoy your granddaughter - she is part of the precious next generation.
23358
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-02-2020
12:50 PM ET (US)
  Carolyn, that would be great..... I think I have a clear one but yours is needed too.
  My grand daughter is visiting, soon as these crazy holidays are over I'm going to start working on the H & J project. Starting with the precious little libby.
23357
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-02-2020
12:46 PM ET (US)
  Carolyn, that would be great..... I think I have a clear one but yours is needed too.
23356
Carolyn
01-02-2020
10:44 AM ET (US)

Happy New Year to everyone. A while back I think someone was looking for pictures of H&J salt 2977. I think this one is 2977 embellished with gold. If I am correct, I would be happy to take pictures of this salt for the project, if it will do until you find one without gold.
23353
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-01-2020
07:01 PM ET (US)
   We're too old to live dangerously. Lolololol
23352
Nancy Dietel
01-01-2020
08:04 AM ET (US)

Hope you all safely welcomed the new decade.
23351
Nancy Dietel
12-31-2019
06:50 PM ET (US)

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve. Be safe everyone. I’ll watch the ball drop from my sofa, and then go to sleep.
23349
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
01:24 PM ET (US)

   Jane, you can use my photo of my 1 and only millefori. And I look forward to you article.
   I wonder if Mary's article on Criders is going to be in next Newsletter? I really am looking forward to that.
   Debi, helping Jane with the news letter and offering same to Jane.....makes me want to give you a big kiss. You are a good hearted lady.
23348
Nancy Dietel
12-31-2019
11:52 AM ET (US)

Jane, you can use my photos, also.
23347
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
10:38 AM ET (US)

These cats like to celebrate!
23346
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
10:37 AM ET (US)
Thank you for saying I may use your pictures, ladies. I would like to find as many facts as I can. I always enjoy learning when I do an article, but sometimes it is not each. I would appreciate that, Debi. Happy New Year everyone!
23344
Janelle
12-31-2019
01:48 AM ET (US)

Wishing everyone, a wonderful 2020
23343
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2019
11:51 PM ET (US)
Janelle: I don't see a double post from you. Linda posted almost the same thing right before you.

Jane: I have a set of the old Collector Magazines and remember seeing an ad for imported millefiori items. I have a small basket exactly like the ad that I bought as a salt but it isn't. I can get the pictures of both of them if you like. I can also edit pictures for you if you want. I did them for Joan for her article on the bird with berry salts. You really have to know about makers of millefiore glass in order to write a factual article. If you are just going to do a picture article then no problem. I collected millefiori glass before I collected salts and still have it all. There are many different types. Some is old, some is not, some by famous artists and some not. Some is worth a lot and others are more recent imports. But I still could not tell you what is what.
Edited 12-31-2019 01:13 AM
23342
Janelle
12-30-2019
10:29 PM ET (US)
Sorry, do not know why my message being posted twice, and will not let me delete
23341
Linda H
12-30-2019
10:17 PM ET (US)
Jane you can use anyof my pictures you want. Let me know if you need any different ones
23340
Janelle
12-30-2019
10:10 PM ET (US)
Jane, you can use any of my photos with pleasure. If you need more just let me know.
23339
Janelle
12-30-2019
09:57 PM ET (US)
Lynda, someone using your photo on messenger, pertaining to be you
23338
Janelle
12-30-2019
09:26 PM ET (US)
Lynda,
Urgent. Have you messaged me on Messenger.
23337
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2019
09:18 PM ET (US)
I've been supposed to write an article on Millifiori for the newsletter since before we moved. So could I have permission to use your pictures - with credit to you of course. Maybe I can force myself to do it in 2020!
23336
Janelle
12-30-2019
04:06 PM ET (US)
Love the Millefiori, Everyone has such lovely ones. If I were starting out collecting again, I think I would be looking to have a whole section of them.
23335
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
12-29-2019
07:26 PM ET (US)

  This is my Milli. I liked her so much because of her happy colors.
23334
Nancy Dietel
12-29-2019
06:29 PM ET (US)

Thus us my third millifiori.
23333
Nancy Dietel
12-29-2019
06:20 PM ET (US)

Here’s another of my lovelies.
23332
Nancy Dietel
12-29-2019
06:18 PM ET (US)

Thought I should show you my millifiori salts. I have no idea if they are old or new, or how to tell the difference. Bought over several past years and I love them all!
23331
Janelle
12-29-2019
04:42 PM ET (US)

One much the same as yours
23330
Janelle
12-29-2019
04:41 PM ET (US)

Linda, I am certainly no expert, but I would say your salts are the older ones, simply from watching and looking at millefiori ones for a long while. I have nearly the same vase /toothpick that I class as a salt as well. There is a definite different feel to the glass, the way the canes have been melted etc. I saw a couple of ones I believe were relatively new, they were just too precisely made etc. a lot of millefiori now just made for the tourist market. This is another of mine
23329
Linda H
12-29-2019
10:44 AM ET (US)

and just for the fun of it I have a toothpick that became a salt. It's not from the same people, so I think this one is a little older
23328
Linda H
12-29-2019
10:42 AM ET (US)

this is my one with handles, don't know the age of it
23327
Linda H
12-29-2019
10:39 AM ET (US)

here's the 2nd
23326
Linda H
12-29-2019
10:38 AM ET (US)

the two flatter ones I have have a grayish inner layer, both look similar to your #2332 on the bottom. here's one
23325
Janelle
12-28-2019
07:51 PM ET (US)

This is mine. Sorry if I am wrong. To me it looks genuine and I was tempted to buy it, but in fact I should be getting rid of mine now, so I have resisted.
23324
Janelle
12-28-2019
07:48 PM ET (US)

This is mine,
23323
Janelle
12-28-2019
07:46 PM ET (US)

This is what is new, hopefully Linda yours was old and the dealer mistaken
23322
Janelle
12-28-2019
07:32 PM ET (US)

Another one,
23321
Janelle
12-28-2019
07:30 PM ET (US)

Another photo, not quite even in the size as stated
23320
Janelle
12-28-2019
07:29 PM ET (US)

Hi Linda,
Does not look like anything new I have seen. The new millefiori are usually shiny, no Pontil, which this has and the canes are different. A few more photos. Would love to see yours
23319
Linda H
12-28-2019
05:43 PM ET (US)
Janelle, I have a couple like that. The dealer I got them from said they were new.
23318
Janelle
12-28-2019
04:19 PM ET (US)

Anyone looking for a millefiori salt. Saw this last night. I think it would be about $75 us delivered. Listed as a trinket bowl. First one I have seen for a long while
Edited 12-28-2019 04:20 PM
23317
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
12-28-2019
01:42 AM ET (US)
   Debi, Yes, they are different. I just got the 2nd one cause it was different. Interesting..... very early. Thank you.
23314
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
12-28-2019
12:09 AM ET (US)
BTW Lynda, you see that those two salts are different, right?
23313
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
12-28-2019
12:01 AM ET (US)
Lynda: Yes, the salts are Georg Jensen BLOSSOM pattern #2A. The spoons are marked #110. They go with different salt, one that is all silver and resembles a spoon itself. But they will have to do for now. Regarding your salts, they might even be foreign. I have no idea, just made the comment that Bakewell, Pears had some similar ones. Your salts are quite early and we have very few catalogs from that far back.
23312
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
12-27-2019
02:54 PM ET (US)

  Wonder if anyone else has an idea on these guys. ? Bakewell and Pear?
23311
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
12-27-2019
02:51 PM ET (US)

  Debi, your salts are beautiful. Are they Gerog Jenson? Very different from the others I've seen. You have totally fallen in love.
  Maybe the navy salt is a Bakewell and Pear. I just got another one and it is heavily chipped on one side.
23310
Don Rabourn
12-27-2019
09:32 AM ET (US)
Lovely salts Debi, the spoons are unique too! Happy New Year ALL!
23309
Janelle
12-27-2019
02:55 AM ET (US)
Nice Debi and Lynda.
23308
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
12-26-2019
10:59 PM ET (US)

Got my new beauties today! I love them, but will be selling one for as much as I can get! Need to buy the right spoon and the cheapest I can find right now costs more than what I paid for the salt.
23307
Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
12-26-2019
09:03 PM ET (US)
Linda: That's a beauty in such good condition. Most are chipped up a lot. Could have sworn I had one but don't see it unless it's someplace else. Looks similar to some by Bakewell, Pears, but not quite. At least not the catalog pages I have.
23306
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
12-26-2019
07:20 PM ET (US)
  Thank you Don. Hopefully someone will have an idea. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
23305
Don Rabourn
12-26-2019
06:41 PM ET (US)
I would say "that's a NICE FIND" Lynda! I have nothing to compare it to.
23304
Janelle
12-26-2019
04:22 PM ET (US)
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, ours was quiet but nice. Debi, I don’t think the 20085 was metal as Burtles and Tate only made glass, at least I have never seen anything metal by them. By the the description, it sounds like the flower holder was a bit like a double salt with handle. The three swans I have would not fit in round holder, as the base and bottom of the swans are oval.. as to the registration numbers being consecutive, I think they just had two pieces that they did at the same time. I was in contact with a group a long time ago about a B & T triangle flower holder that they helped me out with. Even sent a copy of the original registered design. Will see if I can find them to check.
23303
Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
12-26-2019
01:52 PM ET (US)

 12/26 and I have the air on.
 Anyone have a vague idea what this salt is. It's heavy and seems to have a flint ring.
23301
Nancy Dietel
12-25-2019
08:53 AM ET (US)

Merry Christmas to all. I’m using this photo that came from one of our salt people quite a few years ago. I’m sorry I never made note of who sent it. Ed Bowman comes to mind. Maybe one of you has the same photo and remember who sent it.
23300
Sue Sawyer
12-25-2019
07:00 AM ET (US)
Merry Christmas to all...and to all a "good salt."
23299
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
12-24-2019
05:14 PM ET (US)

Or Santa Cat!
23298
E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
12-24-2019
05:13 PM ET (US)

Merry Christmas everyone!
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