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Set of Early Navajo Silver, Collection of Linda Ronstadt offered by Tod Donobedian Antiques; Price Upon Request.
Spoon dimensions as follows:
1-Whirling log design on bottom and on face of spoon 5 1/2"L x 1 1/8"W x 5/8"D
2-Whirling log design on bottom with crossed arrows on top 4 3/4"L x 1 1/4"W x 5/8"D
3-Arrow design on bottom with cross on face of spoon 5"L x 1 1/8"L x 5/8"D
4-Thunderbird on bottom 4 3/4"L x 1" x 3/8"W
5-Cross on bottom with swastika on face 4 1/4"L x 7/8"W x 3/8"D
PLACE OF ORIGIN: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Early 1900s
PERIOD: Early 20th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Silver
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 0.13 in.
WIDTH: 5.5 in. (14 cm)
DEPTH: 1.5 in. (4 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 8
Surfing net, I came across a very nice duck collection, isn't it? and it seems, our collector has much more interesting hobbies, than just to collect ducks in the bathroom...
A coaster, or beermat, is a mat used to rest glasses of beer (or other beverages) upon. Public houses usually will have them spread out across the tables. They are used not just to protect the surface of the table, but, as they are usually made out of paper, they can also be used to absorb condensation dripping along the glass or serve as an ad-hoc notepad. Beermats are often branded with alcohol advertising.
© 2011, Art Lebedev Studio, Photo: Nikolay Danilov
Cafeteria on the fifth floor of the Art Lebedev Studio, Russia, a collection of coasters on the wall behind the bar.
Corkscrew - device for drawing corks from bottles, typically consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle or screw mechanism was invented in the middle of XVII century.
The collection of corkscrews in the museum of wine, Paris, France.
See, http://www.corkscrewmuseum.com/ - The Virtual Corkscrew Museum for more images and articles.
Canadian Jean Guy Laquerre, a 74-year-old former geography teacher, is the proud owner of the World’s Largest Collection of Santa Claus Memorabilia.
Laquerre became addicted to Santa Claus memorabilia after his aunt gifted him with a beautiful 20th century papier-mache Santa Claus figure, over two decades ago. "It awakened the child in me" he says, but his fascination for Santa soon turned into an uncontrollable obsession. This "Santaphilia", as he calls it, started back in 1988, and in the next 22 years he managed to put together an impressive collection numbering 25,139 items.
Nick West, 51-year-old banker from Clevendon, Britain has spent the lats 35 years putting together an impressive collection of 6,788 beer cans.
The banker from North Somerset started his British beer can collection when he was only 16 years old. His wife-to-be, Dorothy, bought him a book about collecting beer cans, not knowing she would spend the next 35 years regretting her bad taste in presents. Nick became quite fond of collecting all kinds of beer cans, and before long, the couple had to move to a larger house, one that would be roomy enough for his ever-growing collection.