Archive for September, 2011

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What do you expect when you purchase a vintage ornate wall clock, the pre-owned bracelet, or the wonderful glass bowl that was Great Grandma’s pride and joy?

If you are fascinated by older things or even the occasional antique you expect beauty with some imperfections that time inevitably has left.  After all this piece has a story to tell, like a face wrinkled with a lifetime of emotions.

I hope you can understand it, maybe even be in awe of it, or feel warm with memories.

A few scratches and loss of color or gold is to be expected and does not diminish the beauty or the functionality of an older piece that has delighted many generations.

Good condition is an item with obvious signs of age and previous usage but still shines.

Maxwellvintage grades all used and previously owned items as in good condition. If there are concerns such as scratches, chips, repairs, crazing etc., it will be mentioned separately in the description.  Please make sure you read the entire listing and know what you buy.

Unless you can see beauty in the signs of age you will not understand these gorgeous items that were left to us as heritage from a previous generation.  Let us treat each one with respect and with Love.

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Guest Blog for September 2011

Posted: September 19, 2011 in quotes, Uncategorized

Carl Gordon wrote this blog about a “Toy” he just sold on ebay, which really was not a toy at all.

For all you collectors of militaria

Picture yourself…flying through the skies of Europe or the South Pacific during World War 2 in a B-24 Liberator on your way to drop a load of bombs on the enemy…you’re the bombadier and you are setting up your bombsight, the army’s newest top secret device the Norden Bombsight, knowing you will literally destroy what you are aiming for…

This Norden Bombsight made U.S. high level bombing extremely lethal during World War 2 into the Vietnam War. Basically the sight was programmed hooked into the aircrafts’ auto pilot and took over the airplane during its’ bombing run.

This is very heavy and weighs 44 pounds unpackaged with its’ carrying tray. The tray was used as the sight was removed after each mission as its’ classification was top secret. This sight was purchased by our client after the sights were declassified in the early 1950’s and the other one they owned has been donated for display at the US Air Force armament museum at Eglin Air Force Base.

View a real Norden Bombsight on ebay here

Thanks  Carl Gordon. May the world be at peace so that we never have to experience the horrors of war.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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