Category Archives: Collectibles

Celebrate Dad at the Long Beach Antique Market

Diana Pottery of Sydney, Australia, c.1950’s 8″ x 7.5″ Art Deco Inspired Wall Pocket mold #W-2, $140.00 SOLD

On this Father’s Day 2012 Billy Blue Eye invites you to join us  at the Long Beach Antique Market.  Whether you are celebrating your birth Father, the Father figure in your life or the Fatherhood you share with your friends and loved ones the Antique Market will make for a fun trip down memory lane.

Diana Pottery of Sydney, Australia, c.1940’s 6.5″ Art Deco Pitcher, $119.00

The Long Beach Antique Market  is held in the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street and is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)  We are in space #A853 under our familiar green and white tent.

Bennets Adalaide Pottery, Australia, c.1930’s 11″ Canoe Vase with three flower frogs, $149.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye will have over 300 ceramic and stoneware items for sales from all of your favorite pottery manufacturers including Roseville, Weller, Van Briggle, McCoy, Beswick and a terrific selection of ceramic goods from Down Under – Australia. We hope to see you there.

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Ceramic Collectibles & Antiques Available Today, May 27th at Tustin Flea Market

Whether you are shopping for Dad (Father’s Day is June 17th) or for that Grad (of whom you are most proud) or just in the mood to spruce up your coffee table with a new old vase, Billy Blue Eye is the place to shop at The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market   where 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 27th.

Billy Blue Eye Pottery & Paintings under our green & white tent. (Photo: S. Forrester)

We will be featuring work from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Weller, McCoy, Hull, Van Briggle, Royal Haeger, Beswick as well as a selection of unusual pieces produced prior to unification from what was 1950-60’s West Germany.

West Germany, c. 1960’s 10″ Green and Gold Serving Plate with Fluted Edge, $32.00 SOLD

See something you like? Is Tustin, California a 1405 mile drive from your front doorway? You can place an order by calling us direct at 949-496-1889 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time, and we accept Master Card, Visa or Pay Pal. We offer Free Shipping on all orders over $200.00  using USPS  Insured Priority Mail and offer a full refund (less return shipping charges) if you are not 100% completely satisfied.

Now, if you see something you like and Tustin is a 14.5 mile drive from your front doorway, come and shop us today, May 27th. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tonniesh of Carstens West Germany, c.1960’s 8″ Jug with Original Label, $55.00 SOLD

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Some Favorite Rumrill Vases Available Today at the Long Beach Antique Market

We all have our favorites.  From early on beginning in grade school we witnessed the concept of the chosen few in witnessing or being the “teacher’s pet”.  Certain bonuses or advantages were awarded ones that attained that role and we learned to apply that concept in many areas of our lives.

Even in collecting pottery we apply the “teacher’s pet” principle to the items in our collection we value the most by rewarding them the most visible display shelf. For me a few of my Rumrill vases have become “teacher’s pet and they proudly great visitors to my home in a most conspicuous place of honor.

Three Rumrill vases, c. 1938-42 (from left to right) 9″ Pale Blue Art Deco Vase, mold # H-8, $ 75.00; Miniature 4.25″ Vase with Partial Original Label, mold #A-5, $ 45.00; and 6″ Fan Five Finger Bud Vase from “Manhattan Group”, mold # 541, $100.00 SOLD

Today at the Long Beach Antique Market we will be offering some of our very favorite Rumrill vases and yes they will be displayed in a very prominent location. The Long Beach Antique Market  is held in the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street and is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)  We are in space #A853, look for our familiar green and white tent.

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New Paintings by Anna Pap Make Debut at the Long Beach Antique Market

One of our favorite painters Anna Pap has been busy this winter painting some delightful new works that Billy Blue Eye is pleased to present this Sunday, April 29th at a special fifth Sunday Long Beach Antique Market Show.

“Still Life with Melon and Cherries” An original acrylic Painting on canvas by Anna Pap, 12″ x 12″, $129.00 SOLD

Anna was born and educated in Budapest, Hungary. She  currently resides in her hilltop home in Southern California where the beauty of the greenbelts and white water ocean views provide her with plenty of inspiration. Her love of nature is seen in her floral portraits.

“Roses and Pomegranate” An Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Anna Pap, 16″ x 20″, $259.00

These works as well as over 200 ceramic, stoneware and glass items including vases, bowls, candle holders, lamps and other wonderful collectibles from all of your favorite pottery companies will be available for sale under our green and white tent located this Sunday in space # A843.

“Floral Kimono” An Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Anna Pap, 12″ x 12″, $129.00 SOLD

The Long Beach Antique Market  is held in the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street and is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.

“Geraniums on My Window” An Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Anna Pap, 24″ x 30″, $399.00

For those of you readers that have never attended the Long Beach Antique Show I strongly urge you to get in your car, hop on the 405 and prepare yourself to enjoy one of the best Flea Market experiences in all of California.  Each and every event is unique and I assure you that there are some delightful treasures just waiting to be discovered by you.  Stop by talk some pottery with us and check out Anna’s work. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you there!

“Still Life with Blue Pot” An Original Acrylic on Canvas Painting by Anna Pap, 12″ x 12″, $129.00 SOLD

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Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market – Sunday, April 15th

Dear Faithful Readers and Fans of Billy Blue Eye,

We have been very busy today loading the van with wonderful ceramic treasures and are looking forward to showing and selling them tomorrow at the Long Beach Antique Market. Now normally we’d post a number of photos to tempt you and entice you into visiting our green and white tent tomorrow. But today we’re not in a very normal mood.  In fact we think we should offer a bit of intrigue with this announcement and invitation.  So if you are prepared to be surprised, amazed and stunned please stop by tomorrow.

The Long Beach Antique Market  is held in the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street and is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)  We are in space #A853, we hope to see you there!

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Sunday, March 25th – Tustin Flea Market

As of 5:00 AM on Sunday, March 25th, it looks like the truce we bargained for with Mother Nature might just take hold for at least the morning hours. So please come and join us at Old Town Tustin’s best kept secret  The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market   where 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Billy Blue Eye has some terrific new finds guaranteed to make that “collectible and antique hunter” in you smile.

Roseville Pottery, c.1940 “White Rose” 10″ Window Box, Mold #382-9, $295.00 SOLD

Look for our familiar white & green tent. We look forward to seeing you there!

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The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market – Tustin’s Best Kept Secret is Out!

For those of you that enjoy the hunt for antiques and collectibles,  a great place to find those special treasures is the The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market  in Tustin, California where 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM on the fourth Sunday of every month.  This month’s event is on Sunday, February 26th and admission is always free.

Roseville Pottery, c. 1943, “Magnolia” 8.25″ Basket, mold # 384-8, $325.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye Pottery will be offering a fine selection of pottery from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Weller, Monmouth, McCoy, Beswick, Catalina, Sascha Brastoff, Red Wing and Van Briggle. We are located in space #45, just look for our familiar green and white tent.

The secret is out and this event was recently named the “Best Flea Market in Orange County”  in Orange Coast magazine. We hope to see you there!

Roseville Pottery, c. 1943 “Magnolia” 5.5″ Hanging Basket, mold # 469-5, $300.00  SOLD

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Start 2012 With A Day at the Long Beach Antique Market

Billy Blue Eye  invites you to our first sale of 2012 by joining us at the Long Beach Antique Market this Sunday, January 15th (Rain or shine!). The Long Beach show held at Veteran’s Stadium just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)

Zanesville Pottery, c.1930’s 8″ Mission Style Tobacco Leaf Stoneware Vase in Matte Rose #102, $150.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye is located in space #A 853 and we will have on display for sale over 200 ceramic and stoneware items from all of your favorite pottery companies including Rookwood, Roseville, Van Briggle, Haeger, Catalina, Red Wing, Sascha Brastoff, McCoy, Hull and Beswick to name a few. Look for our green and white tent; we look forward to seeing you there!

West Coast Pottery, Los Angeles, CA, c.1940’s 9.5″ x 6.5″ Floral & Leaf Basket Vase – Mold # 209, $49.00

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Last Minute Gift Ideas – Order by Thursday 12/22 for Christmas Delivery

We all have done it, in fact I am guilty of doing it this year. And what is this horrible disaster in-the-making event? Well it’s waiting until the last few days before Christmas (or until the second day of Chanukah)  to begin your Holiday gift shopping.

Never fear, Billy Blue Eye is here! We have plenty of great gift ideas for all budgets and will get your selections gift boxed and shipped in time to arrive before Christmas if you order before noon on Thursday, December 22nd.

Weller Pottery, c.1920’s “White and Decorated Hudson” 8.5″ Hand-painted Cylindrical Vase, $295.00 SOLD!

If you do not see what you are looking for on our website, e-mail or call us and we can send you photos of items that are available but are not pictured online.

You can place an order by calling us direct at 949-496-1889 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time, and we accept Master Card, Visa or Pay Pal. We will ship all orders over $200.00  for free using USPS  Insured Priority Mail and offer a full refund (less return shipping charges) if you are not 100% completely satisfied.

So what are you waiting for? As of this moment you have three days and eleven and one-half hours until Santa’s sled takes flight. Give us a call and let Billy Blue Eye find that special gift for that special someone.

Rum Rill Pottery (Red Wing) c. 1930’s 7.75″ Jug Candle Holder/ Sconce, front view, $100.00 Rare find! SOLD

Rum Rill Pottery (Red Wing) c. 1930’s 7.75″ Jug Candle Holder/ Sconce, rear view, $100.00 Rare find! SOLD

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Special Holiday Flea Market in Tustin – Sunday, December 4th

A special Holiday Flea Market will be held on Sunday, December 4th in Olde Towne Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission. Be sure to stop by and see why the Orange Coast magazine named it in their “101 Favorite Things – the Best of 2011” issue.

Orange Coast Magazine, July 2011, "Best of 2011" Issue, page 89

Billy Blue Eye will be offering selections from all of your favorite pottery companies including Rookwood, Roseville, McCoy, Weller, Van Briggle, Red Wing, Beswick and many more.  We offer a wonderful selection of gift items and even have a liberal exchange for credit  plan just in case that gift purchase is not quite right. We hope to see you there!

Brush McCoy Pottery, c. late 1940's - 1950, 8.25" Blended Glaze Footed Vase, Mold # 595, $ 68.00 SOLD

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