VINTAGE TRANSIT LEVEL Bostrom-Brady

This appears to be a pre 1950’s Bostrom-Brady #2 Transit Level.  Known as a Builder or Farm Level.  Some parts brass, other parts copper or possible red brass.  Manufactured by Bostrom-Brady Mfg. Co.  Atlantic, GA U.S.A

We believe it is in in its original wood box.  The box is vintage and original looking.  Corners of the box are joined using finger joints.  Hinge pins appear to be a nail with tail bent over and trimmed off.

The box has a wood padded cradle to hold the transit level, as well as a place to secure a Plumb Bob.  The Plumb Bob is missing.  There is no paper instruction sheet, and any Bostrom-Brady label or tag that may have existed is not on or in the box.

There is a unique label attached to the inside of the hinged lid.  It adds some dated material to the piece.  Making it somewhat unique, more desirable, and perhaps adding some additional value to a collector.

Has a label inside the box from:
William T. Lindstrom Co.
Surveying Instruments
Drawing Materials
Repairing of Scientific Instruments
127 E. Sixth St Los Angeles, CAL.
Hand dated  7/31/53

If we speculate a bit we could assume this piece had some type of repair, or perhaps was resold in 1953 by the William T. Lindstrom Co.?

If you owned this piece what would you do with it?

WOOD TORSO

This wood looking composite, combo bust torso.  It is a great example of the odd and the curious.  Yet at such a simplistic level.

Doubtful this is even vintage let alone antique?  We can’t find anything on this by doing any type of search.  So if you know this is a mass produced piece of cheap home decor.  Please chime in on the comments.

It is sure to please someone irregardless.  It is somewhat of an eye catcher and makes a person look.  Just to try and figure out what it is.

This piece measures 15 inches high by about 7 across.

If nothing else it would be a great display prop!  For use in a retail case as a display.  Or at home as a decor item or functional necklace display holder.

CARVED BAMBOO DRAGON

Shown here is an intricately carved wood dragon.  This is a beautiful example of Asian art.  The workmanship was done on a large diameter section of Bamboo.

The carving measures 26.5 inches long and approximately 5 to 5.5 inches in diameter.  Sitting on the half slice of bamboo for a base stand, the top edge of horizontal piece is 10 inches off the table.

Purchases such as this are difficult to find for retail in specialty shops or Antique Shops.  Finding one for retail requires exploring many upper scale Estate Sales, or finding a motivated collector or decorator willing to part with such and unusual piece of art.

Click on the image to see a more detailed view.

 

 

VENDOR 24 END OF 2017 25% SALE

Come and shop at Vendor 24 inside the Charleston Antique Mall.  Las Vegas, Nevada.

If you are in Las Vegas to celebrate bringing in the New Year.  Party on down to this unique shop.  Next to Arizona Charlies a short distance west of the strip.  Free parking, and other shops in the immediate area.

Vendor 24 is extending a 25% discount December 30 & 31, 2017 + January 1st, 2018 on everything except a few items already marked down and labeled firm.

Vendor 24 normally marks items at a discounted retail price so this 25% off is the best deal of the year.  Available pricing like this won’t be repeated again until the end of 2018.

Other vendors  (60+ Vendors in this mall) are offering discounts ranging from 10% to 50%.  Don’t miss out on the lowest pricing of the year.  The highly sought after items won’t last long.

Link to VENDOR 24 Info and Location

Great prices and a wide selection of small gifts, tasteful jewelry, glass, collectibles, Asian statues & Garden art, Coke – Coca Cola items, home decor, Dolls, Vintage, Retro, and much more.

CHARLESTON ANTIQUE MALL YEAR END 2017 SALE 12/30, 12/31, 1/1

Come shop the Charleston Antique Mall’s year end Sale!  Pick up some of the best deals of the year.  All the 60+ vendors have set sale prices anywhere between 10% to 50% off.

Normal merchandise, Christmas specialty items, and items that need to make way for the up coming 2018 year.  You won’t enjoy pricing like this once the sale is over.

Visit during the New Years weekend sales event.  Price reductions are good December 30th and 31st , 2017.  As well as January 1st, 2018.

Link to the Charleston Antique Mall info and Vendors.

PEARL NECKLACE – Vendor 24

Two Pearl Necklaces just in time for Christmas.  Going in the shop today (12/17/2017).

Some call these South Pacific Circle Pearls.   They are not the typical more spherical shape.  Beautiful and very classic.

Both of these are a 32 inch continuous loop/strand necklace.  No clasp.  One is mostly a white ivory color.  The other is has a slight gold color to the white ivory coloring.

Please note: Chanel background is for display only and not for sale.

Vendor #24
Charleston Antique Mall
560 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
702 228-4783
Click for Map to street address
Glass 6ft case just inside the main entrance
Early 2016 we expanded into a Booth area too – Ask front desk for both of our locations
Gemstone lapidary specimens finished and Raw
Amethyst Geodes cut and polished
Carved Stone Asian figures – Amethyst, Fluorite, Jade, etc
High end collectibles, Lalique, Baccarat, Crystal, Purses
Sterling & Costume Jewelry
Art & Unique Collectibles

Collects – Sells – Buys
High End used-opened Merchandise and Merchandising products

POTTERY PROJECTS RE-PURPOSING

This image shown with a “Tam Juniper” untrimmed 1 gallon size

POTTERY PROJECTS RE-PURPOSING

Some of our re-purposing projects are more personal in nature. We like using odd pottery found at garage sales for $5 or less. These become a focal point in our outdoor garden. Many of these pots were not originally made with a drain hole for use with live plants. We use a modification.

Shown here are two different finds, and re-purposing projects.  Both were created to enhance the Asian theme we have,  in a section of our outdoor garden.

Both pottery pieces had a Dragon theme. We wet drilled a 1 inch drain hole through the pot using a diamond hole saw.

We have found several versions of small growing, or low growing evergreens to serve as your live tree. You will have to use something that is adaptable to your local climate. You might have to cruise your local nursery?  Be aware some species are not available all times of the year.  Nor in all locations.

Our favorite is the “Japanese Garden Juniper”.  It can normally be found for about $5 in the small 1 gallon containers at local nurseries.  The short clumps of needles make it ideal for producing the Bonsai Tree effect.

We have found it best to transplant your live tree and let it establish itself before you start shaping and trimming to get the visual effect you are after. Bare copper #14 or #14 wire can be used to train or bend the branches (or roots) to obtain your desired look.  Simply wrap the wire around, bend, and shape as needed.

This image is shown with a “Japanese Garden Juniper” 1 gallon size

SLAB STONE PAINTING

The is a beautiful high quality piece of art. Painted on a slab of natural stone we are fairly certain is brown and cream colored Onyx. The painted slab then fits into a grooved base of the same natural material.

Measures approximately 8 inches by 8 inches when set up.

This one is going in the shop today (9/24/2017)

Vendor #24
Charleston Antique Mall
560 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada   89107
702 228-4783
Click for Map to street address 
 Glass 6ft case just inside the main entrance
Early 2016 we expanded into a Booth area too – Ask front desk for both of our
locations
Gemstone lapidary specimens finished and Raw
Amethyst Geodes cut and polished
Carved Stone Asian figures – Amethyst, Fluorite, Jade, etc
High end collectibles, Lalique, Baccarat, Crystal, Purses
Sterling & Costume Jewelry
Art & Unique Collectibles

Collects – Sells – Buys
High End used-opened Merchandise and Merchandising products

WOOD CARVED RELIGIOUS FIGURE

This is a carved wood religious figure. Book or Bible held in crook of the right arm, while clutching a pendant with the right hand. Perhaps a Sacred Heart Pendant? Possible resemblance to Jesus Christ, St Peter, St Francis, St Francis Xavier?

Appearance vintage. Weathered paint/patina with some cracking in the wood due to the material drying out. Approximately 17 inches tall

Our appraisal range for this type of statue would range $2000-$4000 retail. Based on the fact it seems to be fairly old.  Perhaps as old as the 1700’s? An oddity, that will not easily be found. Worth is subjective, covering a range that is dependent on condition, availability, current market trends, and buyer motivation.

The base (the underside) of this particular piece shows signs of minor decay or insect damage. Thus lowering its value somewhat. It is still a prime collectable piece.

Vendor #24
Charleston Antique Mall
560 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada   89107
702 228-4783
Click for Map to street address 
Glass 6ft case just inside the main entrance
Early 2016 we expanded into a Booth area too – Ask front desk for both of our
locations
Gemstone lapidary specimens finished and Raw
Amethyst Geodes cut and polished
Carved Stone Asian figures – Amethyst, Fluorite, Jade, etc
High end collectibles, Lalique, Baccarat, Crystal, Purses
Sterling & Costume Jewelry
Art & Unique Collectibles

Collects – Sells – Buys
High End used-opened Merchandise and Merchandising products