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Adams Wedgwood Mint Ming Jade Pattern Calyx Ware Iron Stone

Beautiful Mint Green Ironstone China Oriental Floral Pattern

The control of Adams Pottery shifted to the Wedgwood Group on 1st January, 1966.  Finally the Greengates factory, maker of Adams Pottery and China, was closed down for good by Wedgwood in 1992. After its closing, somebody set fire to the factory and razed it to the ground.

The Mint Ming Jade pattern is one of the most popular it has a great lasting color that look great every time you bring it out. No matter what the style of the day is these are always a great items and always look unique in any home. We buy this and other Adams every time we see them. If you love Royal Dolton and Wedgwood you will also fall in love with the Adams ware patterns. 

These pieces are a fine quality China.  Molds were destroyed in the fire and will only become more rare and collectable through the years.

Please feel free to comment and add in pictures of your Adams ware.

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Preppers and Copper Bullion (Why do you want to Stock Pile Copper)


     Many People have asked why do Preppers stock pile copper bullion. It seems that the price is way above the scrap price and the supplies are hard to come by. Many preppers have lots of copper 1 ounce coins and bars. But it does not seem to make since. Its not really good for trade. At a cost of up to 7 bucks per ounce it seems to cost more than regular copper by the pound.
     
     In truth many are not sure what they are buying it for. But other have very good reasons for buying and keeping Pure .999 percent copper. In an end of the world type event the sources of pure copper that can be used for electronics and other heavy electrical loads would be very hard to come buy. Even 99.9% off the shelf copper is not pure enough for some applications. If you wanted to carry a heavy load like a large 300 amps from a generator. Even a small amount of impurities in the copper would cause a quick heat build up. Electronics is even more sensitive to the impurities that can be found in regular copper bars or from melting down old pennies. Copper from a penny would not make a good wire at all it would be too stiff for normal use and would not be able to carry power like a modern wire.

     If the Copper is used to make brass for firearms or naval hardware it is best to know for sure what types of metals are being mixed together to make this brass. If you cant get an accurate measure of copper and other metals in the mix you will not be able to make a brass that can be used for cannons or other heavy industrial use. Starting with .999 copper is the best case scenario.

     In pure form .999 copper can be bent and worked in many ways. It can also be hammered into fuses or blades for use in household wiring and other projects. It is clear that the refinement of copper will not be possible if we did not have todays support and foundries. Hugh amounts of electricity is used to make .999 copper 90% is very easy to come by with common smelting techniques but the further refinement is very difficult. Melting wire and other common copper scrap can produce cooper that is usable for some purposes.

    I am pretty sure that copper rounds could be turned into wire by turning a blade against the round and peeling off small wires thin strip. Not sure how well it will work but in and end of the world type of problems a few inches of wire could be a big difference in getting a car to start or a light in the dark.

    For these reasons we carry copper in .999 in rounds of 1/4 ounce, 1/2 ounce and 1 ounce. We also try to stock small .999 copper by the gram and 5 gram flats that have a good shape that could be used as is. these are all for sale on our eBay store autopartspuller.com.


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Wood and Crafts / Solid Iron Wood Carved Duck Amazing looking Wood Carving
« on: September 14, 2013, 02:24:08 PM »
Solid Iron Wood Carved Duck Amazing looking Wood Carving

$199.99

Solid Iron Wood Carved Duck. Very heavy made from solid iron wood and appears to be hand carved with great skill. Great wood grain with deep and rich color.


Click here to see more pictures or purchase the item.
http://hometownvintage.com/Solid-Iron-Wood-Carved-Duck-Amazing-looking-Wood-Carving-WD001.htm

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Square Corning Blue Velvet Rose Casserole Oven Ware

$44.95

Extra Large 2 pc Lot Square Corning Blue Velvet Rose Casserole Oven Ware w/ Lid 5.28 qt

Click here to see more pictures or purchase.
http://hometownvintage.com/Square-Corning-Blue-Velvet-Rose-Casserole-Oven-Ware-20427.htm


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Boyds Bears / 3 pc Boyds Bear ~ BETTY LOU, JOSIE & CLEMENTINE MCCOY ~ NIB
« on: September 14, 2013, 02:02:52 PM »
3 pc Boyds Bear ~ BETTY LOU, JOSIE & CLEMENTINE MCCOY ~ NIB

You are purchasing a:

- Boyd's Bear -

Set of 3

J. B. Bean ~ ~ TJ's Best Dressed Collection

"Betty Lou McCoy"

"Josie McCoy"

"Clementine McCoy"

~Show Exclusive~

They are NEW in Bag w/ Tags.  Sealed - Never removed.

Betty Lou:

Movable Joints (posable) - 14" Tall -  Blue and Yellow Plaid Dress with Matching Hat.

Josie:

Movable Joints (posable) - 7" Tall - Blue and Yellow Bonnet

Clementine:

Movable Joints (posable) - 8" Tall - Yellow Jumper and Bow

 Items in photograph are exactly what you will be sent.

$54.95

Click below to see more photos and purchase this item Shipping is Fast & Free.
http://hometownvintage.com/3-pc-Boyds-Bear-BETTY-LOU-JOSIE-CLEMENTINE-MCCOY-NIB-20108.htm

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Metalware / Solid Copper Longaberger Tea Kettle Pot by ODI Ceramic Handles
« on: September 14, 2013, 01:55:11 PM »
Solid Copper Longaberger Tea Kettle Pot by ODI Ceramic Handles

VERY RARE Solid Copper and Brass Tea Kettle

Made for Longaberger Homestead Collection by ODI with Deflt Blue and White Ceramic Handle and Knob

This Beautiful Classic Piece has an apple basket on the side.

This is New Old Stock and has Never been Used

9" x 6.75" Diameter with Nickel Lining

Item in photo is exactly what you will receive. 

The tag has something scratched out.  It was like that when I purchased it with a lot of Longaberger baskets from a Longaberger home sales person.  She said that it is authentic piece made specifically for Longaberger homestead collection.

$149.95

Click here to purchase:
http://hometownvintage.com/Solid-Copper-Longaberger-Tea-Kettle-Pot-by-ODI-Ceramic-Handles-c119.htm

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General Discussion / Welcome one and all to Home Town Vintage forum
« on: August 27, 2013, 10:26:14 AM »
Welcome one and all to Home Town Vintage forum. We created this site to allow everyone to talk about and discuss the items they have a passion for. We collect, buy and sell vintage items and we have new items coming in everyday.

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General Discussion / Anti Spammer policy
« on: August 27, 2013, 10:21:52 AM »
In some cases we allow other sellers of similar goods to post on our forum in the correct board. Posting links and ads out side of these specific boards or links not related to vintage and collectable items will be removed and most likely end in the account being banned.

Please no advertisements, Spam or website links on this Forum. Anyone spamming on this board will be banned.

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Pyrex / Brown Floral Pyrex Dish
« on: August 26, 2013, 11:07:44 PM »
Here is a brown floral Pyrex Dish we got over the weekend.

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General Information on spotting fakes and reproductions.

Rolex: Is one of the most common fakes on the market they are diligent on keeping fakes out of the market place but they are common no the less. For the mot part all cheap copies have one fatal flaw. Rolex movements are very costly to make and very accurate. The second hand is always a dead giveaway to a fake Rolex. True Rolex movements count half and quarter seconds. For this reason the second hand moved in very small half or quarter steps where most watches the second hand ticks for every second. In a Rolex there are several steps to the second hand each second and it makes the hand appear to roll smoothly around where normal watches tick in a jerking fashion. If you see a Rolex that has a ticking second hand its clearly a fake. Stay as far away as possible. Some people think its still a nice looking watch but in truth many fakes are so bad they will break, fall apart or simply stop working in no time at all. Most fakes don't last a week after purchase. Best to save your pennies for the real thing. A nice older Rolex from a reputable dealer can be affordable and last your lifetime and that of your children with proper care and repairs as needed.

Some Fakes are really good and some you cant even tell unless your a watch dealer. Its always best to only buy from a manufacturer rated dealer.

All Rolex have serial numbers that can be check for Fraud alerts. Many fakes use the same serial number and can be spotted easily with a little research.

Now that we have a specific idea of how fakes are made lets talk about how general items fakes can be spotted.

1. Is it Marked?
   A. Is That mark correct for the time the item was made. Printed marks, Stamps and stickers are commonly used these days but in the past they were less common. Many companies change there mark every ten years or so. It is also common practice to mark all items these days and in the past many manufactures did not mark there item at all. A marked on an item when you know they were not marked from the factory originally. Generally denotes a reproduction but can also be done as a way to make a fake look real.
   B. Is that mark look that same as others you have seen in the past. Its hard to add a mark and then add 100 years of wear to it. Often clean marks can be made from reproduction process usually legit companies making reproduction items will mark them with newer stamps or modern marking techniques. This is a normal way of marking there item as a reproduction. The other end is where the mark is very light or not as crisp as normally found on legit piece. This is commonly caused be recasting or simply casting the same item millions of times. Also many pottery companies put there mark under the glaze if the mark is above the glaze on an item that is normally marked under and fired its most likely a fake or modern legit firing.

2. Is it not marked?
   A. Many companies do not mark there items. Sometimes marked items appear from time to time that almost always turn out to be copies of the original.
   B. I deal in items made by companies that used stickers during the 60's, 70's and 80's. Since many are kitchen items its common for the stickers to come off. Seeing items marked with different stickers that do not look original to the item or show the same amount of wear. Commonly these stickers come on the markets and unrepeatable dealers always seem to come across them. So they run around putting stickers from a good manufacturer or a junk item that cost 1/4 the price.

3. Does it look legit?
   A. Lots of items can be cast again or have molds made from originals that can create very good looking copies. Cast iron pieces are commonly recast so much that it is unlikely you have seen an original cast iron bank from the 1900. Many were made over again in the 20, 40, 50, 60 all the way through today. They flood the market with poorly cast repos that look to be old but in fact the really nice ones are usually real the old and more poorly they fit the newer they usually are.
   B. These are products that are close but something is not right ears or nose if bigger or pants the wrong color. This is common with character pieces where they are popular and knockoffs are cheaply made from pictures or from finished product.

4. Do you trust the person selling it to you?
   A. This is a big one. As the price of a purchase goes up the diligence for finding a safe and secure dealer is very important. For a 10 dollar item sometimes taking a good look at it is all that is needed. But for something that cost 15 thousand dollars you had better make sure its legit and the person selling it is trustworthy.
   B. Is the person selling it recommended by the manufacturer. This is very important on the price. Easy way to say this is car from a car dealer with 25 miles on it is full price with a few dollars off. If you got the same car from a private seller with 25 miles on it you would want 5K or even 10K less than the original sticker price. The same is even more true with items that have no date of manufacturer or any way of showing how much it was used. Cars at least you know its got 25 miles its almost new. But that same car could have been driving many miles in a very short time. The same holds true for most things.
  C. When your decision of purchase rest in the hands of the person selling it to you. You have no choice but to trust them and your own research. In these instances you want a trusting and open relationship with your dealer. Without this in place your purchase will be much less secure.

If you wish you can always make a post to our forum and we can help you find out if its fake or reproduction.
Post a new topic here:  http://henrycompton.com/index.php?board=24

Thanks
Henry

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Got a Favorite that needs its own category. Let us know we will set on up for that manufacturer. Always willing to help. The goal of this site is to give ppl a place to talk about there favorite items and get more information.

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Got a Favorite that needs its own category. Let us know we will set on up for that manufacturer. Always willing to help. The goal of this site is to give ppl a place to talk about there favorite items and get more information.

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Site Links / Here is a list of our Site Links for Home Town Vintage
« on: August 26, 2013, 11:15:02 AM »
Here is a list of our Site Links for Home Town Vintage

Here is the store front link below
http://www.hometownvintage.com/

This is my blog where I keep a running list of items picked weekly
http://myblog.henrycompton.com/

This Forum
http://www.henrycompton.com/

My forum devoted to Chevy V8 Engines
http://www.sbcv8.com/


Thanks For Looking
Henry

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Silver and Silver Plate / Silver Plate Serving tray
« on: August 25, 2013, 09:47:59 PM »
Silver Plate Serving tray


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Wedgwood / Wedgwood Jasper Ware Camieo Peice in power green color
« on: August 25, 2013, 09:40:52 PM »
Wedgwood Jasper Ware Cameo piece in power green color

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