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VILLEROY & BOCH - VIKING PATTERN CATALOG

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Villeroy and Boch released the fish pattern called Viking around the early 1970's. The pattern was designed by Christine Reuter who joined 
Villeroy and Boch as a designer in the late 1960's. 
This catalog shows all the pieces available in the Viking Pattern. 
Oval Casserole            4 1/4 Pint Oval Roast Dish          14" Casserole                     3 Pint Oval Flat Plate             14 1/4"  Tureen                          4 Pint  (2) Pickle Dishes         10 1/4" , 8 3/4" Gratin Dish                   9 1/2" Sauce Bowl                  3/4" Pint Salad Bowl                   9 1/4"  Egg Plate                      8 1/4" 6 Ramikins on Stand   1/4 Pint Casserole Stand           6" x 6"  Casserole w/Handle     2 5/8 Pint Frying Pan                     8" (6) Flat Plates                9 1/4" (6) Dessert Plates         7 1/2" (6) Cups and Saucers   2/5 Pint (2) Butter Casseroles    1/3 Pint

SHAWNEE POTTERY GNOMES and LOG PLANTER

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Hello! I have two pieces, one marked and one unmarked, that I am curious about. Can you tell me anything about them?
The Gnome planter was made by Shawnee Pottery. 

McCOY POTTERY - BASKETWEAVE PATTERN JARDINIERE

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Hi, I saw your site online and was wondering if you could ID this piece. It's a planter with a matte finish. I couldn't find anything to identify he maker......
Your Jardiniere was made by McCoy Pottery The NM on the bottom stands for Nelson McCoy. It is in the Basketweave Pattern. This mark was used in the late 1930's-1940's. 

1935 WHEATIES BASEBALL CARD - WILLIAM DELANCEY

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This is a Premium Baseball Photo on Thick Card Stock. It measures 6" x 6 1/2".  ANY info on this would be appreciated.


This is a 1935 Wheaties Card of catcher William Delancey that would have been cut from a box of Wheaties Cereal.


12 "pictures" were offered in 1934 and 12 more were added in 1935. Delancey was part of the 1935 additions. 

1934-1935 Series 1 Wheaties Baseball Card Checklist1Jack Armstrong (Batting)14Lou Gehrig2Jack Armstrong (Throwing)15Goose Goslin 3Wally Berger16Lefty Grove4Tommy Bridges17Carl Hubbell5Mickey Cochrane (Dark hat)18Travis C. Jackson6Mickey Cochrane (White hat)19"Chuck" Klein7George KellJames "Rip" Collins20Gus Mancuso8Dizzy Dean21Pepper Martin (Batting)9Dizzy Dean, Paul Dean22Pepper Martin (Portrait)10Paul Dean23Joe Medwick11William Delancey24Melvin Ott12

COLLINSVILLE, CT SEMI-PRO BASEBALL PIN - WHITEHEAD AND HOAG

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This is a July 5, 1909 Collinsville Amateur Baseball Club Pinback Pin
made by Whitehead & Hoag. 1 1/4" diameter  We have been unable to place the team. 


You're pin/button is almost certainly that of the Collinsville, CT semi-pro baseball club. The town team played such teams as the Cuban Giants (NY), Pittsfield (MA), Tarrington Y.M.C.A., Forestville, Waterbury Jeffersons, Coe Brass of Tarrington, and for this double header held on 7/5 the Hartford Royals (Typewriter Co). 

The team had new grounds built for the 1909 season and it was a big event for the July 5th game. The game was not held on July 4th as that fell on a Sunday and there often were laws held on games being played on Sunday. So, a double header was held (10am, 4pm) on Monday. Simond's Military Band were part of the celebration. 

The 1909 Collinsville Ball Club was managed by Louis E Thayer. Some of the players who definitely saw action were Rainault (C/P), Olds (P), Lambert (2B, C), O'Leary (P), Brown (C)…

GAMOSSI KID CLUB BUTTON - WHITEHEAD AND HOAG

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This 7/8” button portrays a young boy in overalls and large hat. We don’t know the meaning of the word “Gamossi.” Reverse has early back paper by Whitehead and Hoag c. 1900. Text reads “This No. May Draw A Prize/No. 1550.” The number “1550” has been crossed out and inked above is a different number which appears to read “120.” Hake book "Collectible Pin-Back Buttons" photo example Children’s Clubs section #100. Only one we’ve seen. 

















I have provided photos of another extant button. This button was offered by the Gamossi Glove Company out of Minneapolis, MN. Gamossi sold kid's gloves and umbrellas. Below are advertisements from Gamossi from 1905-1906 that give details as to the origin of this button, the kid club and how you could win a pair of gloves from the prize number on the back. 






HULL POTTERY VASE 219-9"

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I have an art pottery vase in white or ivory. It is marked 219-9" and USA on the bottom. While the 219-9" is similar to Roseville markings and the quality is also similar, don't know that it is. Any info would be appreciated.


Your vase was actually made by Hull Pottery.