Hello, new here

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Desertau, May 20, 2024.

  1. Desertau

    Desertau Active Member

    Hi, I’m 71 retired from a career working in emergency services, aside from an interest in antiques I’ve made ceramic art for 50 years I’m also actively involved in and vice president of Western States Prospecting Association we have property in Arizona and gold prospecting claims in other states with a primary focus on metal detecting.

    My introduction to antique stores began early my parents were frequent visitors and active traders, my grandfather had a small freight company in San Francisco in the early 1900’s sharing a warehouse space on Sutter street with Butterfields auctioneers adjoining the auction house. My grandfather was given great quantities of items that did not sell at auction no one wanted and from estates up and down California, pre depression years up until the late 1950’s.

    weekly we visited my grandparents my grandfather would load up our car. All kinds of stuff some you wanted some not so much you didn’t really have a choice but we were first name basis with every antique shop within a hundred miles.

    One visit he gave me a big cardboard box filled with old baseball cards most monotone and early some color from the 50’s and 60’s hundreds from some estate sale…

    I look forward to learning more here, thank you. Clark
     
  2. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Hello Clark, and welcome :)
     
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    Marote Well-Known Member

  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    greetings...........u may just be a big hit ..here! .,,:playful::playful:
     
  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Clark!
     
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  6. Desertau

    Desertau Active Member

    Thank you all for the welcome!
     
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Howdy, Clark! You're very welcome here.

    Debora
     
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  8. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Welcome Clark. Sounds like an interesting life. Tried gold panning once. Only a few tiny flakes but fun.
     
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  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Sounds Fascinating!!!! WELCOME to ANTIQUERS, Clark!!!!
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Clark.
     
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  11. crowleys

    crowleys Well-Known Member

    Hi, Clark. Glad you joined us!!!
     
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  12. Desertau

    Desertau Active Member

    These are a few pieces of my future antiques.. ceramics from my studio.
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