Category Archives: Pottery

Copper Lustre Pitcher – Really Old and Really Cheap

Last weekend, Carol and I were set up at a local antique show.  We were there for two days and were among about forty dealers participating in the show.  The crowds were decent and we really can’t complain about how … Continue reading

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Travel Log #1: Galesburg, Il 9/6/12: Reported by Carol

We left home yesterday and headed west through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana; thirteen hours and 681 miles later, we arrived in Brownsburg, Indiana.  What a frustration to watch billboards advertising antique malls flash by us on I-70!  The huge Heart … Continue reading

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Smile: Moon Man Salt and Pepper Shaker

This week’s “Smile” is in honor of tonight’s rare “Blue Moon.”  Although it might look like a winking anthropomorphic moon man figurine, it’s actually a salt and pepper shaker.  The moon head removes from the body as the salt shaker, … Continue reading

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Smile: Kreiss Psycho Ceramics

Look at those sparkling baby blues!  Note those gigantic pearly whites!  If this doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will. This is a Kreiss Psycho Ceramics figure from the late 1950′s or early 1960′s.  This company made all … Continue reading

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The Hawaiian Cottage

Tiki mugs are one of my many collections that fit into the mid-century category of collecting.  They are colorful, whimsical, and I can usually pick them up for not a lot of money at flea markets.  Though many different mug … Continue reading

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The Little Horribles Meet Dali

The Weakling from The Little Horribles For my first blog on Collectorgene.com, I wanted to share an observation that I made several years ago when I discovered the amazing pottery of Hagen Renaker.  I guess this story starts on a … Continue reading

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