Return to the Antiques & Collectibles Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

Posted by Katrinka_Fido (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 17, 11 at 23:02

Howdy folks! Just a guess as part of a picture frame but the recessed cut out area is only 3/16" wide. OR AM I TOTALLY WAY OFF & IT'S SOMETHING ELSE OR PART OF WHAT??? Weighs a ton, well almost 2lbs & I cant find anything on Regal Silver Hong Kong.(Not that I believe it's 'real' silver) but that's what bottom sticker says. Recessed area in the ball to post is only 7" & up the post 5 1/2". When does it date to? Now that you've had a good laugh would someone enlighten me please? Thanks again, Katrinka
Photobucket
Photobucket


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

It's to hold a picture...slide a picture or a sign in between the post and ball....and it holds it....a 5 by 7 picture.
Linda c


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

Any idea as to when it dates to?


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

I think the base is a hollow stamping filled with weight material and then a dark cover applied. I've never seen a holder like this one. A photo holder makes sense. It was a common practice ca 1900 to 1930 to mount photos on thin carboard for display.


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

It dates from very recently....Hong Kong, India and a few other places seem to have gotten into making "stuff" with a very VERY thin coat of silver plate. Sold in the "gift ware" departments
It's not old and likely not worth more than a dollar. Perhaps it originally had glass to slice the picture between.


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

Lindac curious what your thought is as very recent. This was found in attic of unpacked boxes from a move in 1976. Maybe garage sale it with glass(got plenty of that) and a thick page corner as added protection. Probably why wasn't displayed back then due to all the little ones around, I'd never seen it in moms thing before. Or maybe an old mounted pic on cardboard would be safer. Thanks again!


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

When you are on an antiques forum, 1976 is very recent.
I hope you get a good price for it....but would suggest, first remove that Hong Kong label.


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

"When you are on an antiques forum, 1976 is very recent."

LOL......how true. I have sweaters older than that.


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

Original post intent to clarify what it is &/or maybe part of something else possibly COLLECTIBLE. Probably should've noted origin @ least '76 & rec'd reply as to when dates to. "Yes, that decade or '60's or a tweny year time frame." Just wanted to know more. Sorry for reply request but I interpreted 'recent' as just picked up at a $1 store in last few years. I don't expect to get a good price for it in a garage sale since a high ticket item would only be 50cents. So, I'll be even more specific in future on this site. Wait a minute, it just hit me...are items suppose to be both ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE? Not as is ANTIQUE or COLLECTIBLE?


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

Collectables as defined by Webster are items sought to be gathered by a collector of such items.....but I suppose you MAY find a collector of picture frames. LOL!
Not to worry....people here are pleased to identify things to the best of their ability......and the opinion/advice/appraisal you get is worth exactly what you pay for it.


 o
RE: What's missing?? or 1/2 a picture frame?

It is called Antiques & Collectibles forum! So all things can be guessed at & may or may not be right. I have pics of frames my dad made at his plastics factory in Glendale in 1940's that look lot like your frame. The pic was held in place by 2 pieces of glass 1 in front of pic,1 in back,dad's were for 8 x 10 pics. Pics were usually hand colored in back then & these were often part of a dresser set. Pic frame,Tilting mirror in frame, powder container & sometimes mirror topped tray for perfumes. The pic often ended up on top of the chest of drawers as the lady had very little space on her dresser. Compacts & other accessories could be had also & in colors!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Antiques & Collectibles Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here