What It Means to be a Picker

Some folks might cringe at the thought of being called a picker. Not me. I love it. To me it means freedom. Buy and then sell to another dealer. Move on to the next thing. As more and more merchandise passes through my hands, I have more and more opportunities to learn about something new! So let's start now…

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This totally cool ceramic and incised lamp is still a mystery to me. But a friend and colleague of mine has an incredible memory. He remembers reading somewhere that the potter, as yet unnamed, hails from Newark, New Jersey and is known for this style usually depicting images of shoppers. Cool, right?

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I couldn't resist this great antique naive painting. Very cool European style scene with snow capped mountains, a bay, a castle, sailboats and a guy standing on the shore with an eight foot long spear. Uh. Okay?

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Probably tourist trade from Paris, but I just love the expressiveness and the energy in this work.


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Just because.