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Old 10-06-2008, 02:26 PM   #21
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I have been given a few fossils in amber... isn't that Jurrasic period

We have some old morgan dollars... don't know the years but the 1880s seem right...

This weekend was looking at my grandmother's picture from 1888... yes.. I said it right... we have some long generations here...

Hmmm... never thought of this...

1880 - grandmother born
1919 - mother born
1957 - me!!
2003 - step daughter
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I've got you beat on that one. I have a Playstation (1? original). I never did upgrade to the 2.

My great grandfather and his father were photographers in the Wild West back in the mid to late 1800's, and I have some of their portraits and other photographs. I haven't looked at them for many years, and should. As I recall most of them have no dates or labels except a few photos of my ancestors. They had a great eye for composition and they are pretty fascinating to me. Sort of a window into history. One that I particularly love is a photo of my grandmother holding a tiny infant - - my mother. That was taken in 1909.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:23 PM   #23
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I have some fossils I picked up around my grandparent's house years ago. I also have some old coins in the safe deposit box but don't recall the exact dates. DH has a Parker shotgun that belonged to his grandfather.

DH and I, being LBYM kind of folks, still have some of the hand-me-down furniture people unloaded on us when we got married in '74. Hey, it still looks OK to us
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:28 PM   #24
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I have a silver tea set from the late 1800's . It was a present from a dear friend . I also have a full set of green depression glass that was my MIL's . Those items are worth quite a bit but my favorite older items are the letters my kids wrote me from camp . They are priceless .
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I have a small pottery shard said to be from 850 to 1150 AD found on a hike in Chaco Canyon NM. It was not from the major ruins area but found on an old trash pile from a dig back in the 1950's. I also have a Texas Rangers badge from the 1800's and some old silver dollars left to me by my great grandmother.
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Great items folks!

I dug through my old pics and found this one. It cracks me up! The second guy from the left is related to me.
Not sure how old it is.....
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I guess it would have to be a black powder rifle tilled out of the ground by a road crew near Medina Texas. All the experts I've shown it to say circa 1850.
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I guess it would have to be a black powder rifle tilled out of the ground by a road crew near Medina Texas. All the experts I've shown it to say circa 1850.
So that's where Old Betsy ended up...
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I have a Cherry wood blanket chest made around 1800 by my Great, Great, Great Grandfather. The tree was so old the boards are one solid piece, each board is 18 inches wide in the finished chest.
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I have a Cherry wood blanket chest made around 1800 by my Great, Great, Great Grandfather. The tree was so old the boards are one solid piece, each board is 18 inches wide in the finished chest.
I hope you can post of pic of it...
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I also have a full set of green depression glass that was my MIL's.
i am currently working on filling out an incomplete set of Anchor Hocking Ruby Red (depression glass) glassware that we inherited from dh2b's mom. his sisters insisted we take it home as an early early wedding present from the entire family.
in my recent jaunts to antique stores, i occasionally see the green depression glass too. this stuff is very hard to come by anymore.
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Several Morgan silver dollars, the oldest from 1882.

My grandfather's oak desk, built in 1904

Family pictures from the late 1800s, just before they immigrated to the U.S. and

my favorite of all, my grandfather's Polish/English dictionary that he brought over from Poland in 1902
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Not very many old things in my house. My ex kept most of the antique stuff.

I've ended up with the following, excluding photographs and rocks:

Octagonal Ansonia schoolhouse clock, probably ca. 1900
My grandfather's oak desk, probably built in the 1920's
My other grandfather's resume from about the 1930's

My sister got the old (1600's) secretary from my great grandmother. My parents still have some old family stuff also, some of which I may inherit someday.

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I have a few fossils that I have excavated from my swamp and used for decorations. The oldest man made objects would be some English coins from the 1600's and 1700's. Possibly the most interesting is an 1880's pump organ.

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I have a gold $1 coin from 1879 givin to me as a gift for my golden birthday.
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I had an original NES until I moved.

I hadnt thought about photos...I have a picture of my great grandfather dressed up in his army uniform Probably 80 years old. At least.
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Is it a rolltop? We have one (huge and cool) that belonged to DWs grandfather. The family was going to throw it out after he died. We took it, stored it until we got a place big enough for it, had it refinished, and it's my pride and joy now. Not sure how old it is, but we found a receipt from 1922 stuck to the back of one of the drawers, so it's at least that old.

Other than that, we have a piece of mosaic tile from Pompei that we found in a pile of debris while we were there. Don't tell the polizia.
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Is it a rolltop? We have one (huge and cool) that belonged to DWs grandfather. The family was going to throw it out after he died. We took it, stored it until we got a place big enough for it, had it refinished, and it's my pride and joy now. Not sure how old it is, but we found a receipt from 1922 stuck to the back of one of the drawers, so it's at least that old.

Other than that, we have a piece of mosaic tile from Pompei that we found in a pile of debris while we were there. Don't tell the polizia.
No, it's just a regular desk with three drawers on the right and a return on the left, light oak color, all wood construction, simple styling. The return is broken so one thing I'd like to do someday is get that repaired.

I like it because it's large and also of course because of the sentimental value. My grandfather handed it down to my father, who used it for many years, and he handed it down to me.

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Spirifer fossils from the Devonian period: 350-400 million years old

My house itself: built in 1857

A US penny from 1859 (it is silver in color, not copper)

A 13 star US Navy small boat flag from the 1870's

A 38 star US flag from 1877-90 (I have a whole collection of antique US flags)
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1840 - 1850 Damascus wound shot gun my great great grand father gave his son to protect the plantation when he went off to the civil war. Also a barometer from the same period worked good until the movers spilled the mercury out of it.

Anyone need a Commador 64 with floppy drive and disks?
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