Every once in a while at Dusty Old Thing we like to feature some of the items that have been shared with us by our readers in an attempt to help identify them. Since we’re a part of social media everyone is free to offer their opinions. We are a large community and differing people have differing levels of experitise. We also like to have fun, so even guesses are welcome!
Here are four pieces recently posted by our members. The captions are in their own words.
We’d like to ask our readers to assist Barb by helping to identify the time period in which these photos could have been taken. Notice, especially the gentleman’s dress: the dark silk around his neck, what looks to be a double breasted top coat with brass buttons and some type of medal/insignia on a ribbon. The lady appears, also, to be wearing lace or net wrist gloves.
So, what do you all think?
Could Sandra’s doll be a boy? A little prince? What do you think? Ideas?
Sandra adds that there are no markings that she can see. The doll doesn’t have its arms anymore. The body is made from a wooden block (very interesting!!) and the hair is cut short and feels like mink! The dress is very delicate. The eyes are glass and the teeth are tiny.
Dee’s whatchamacallit has already had many interesting comments and ideas. It is all ceramic. Some of our readers think it is a knife sharpener. What do you think?
Kimberly’s stove did belong to her mother. We think it is a Crescent model and is remarkable for having so many of the accessories. Do any of our readers know how to tell a salesman sample from a toy? Do you know the dates they were manufactured?