Category Archives: Holiday Traditions

Holiday Ceramic Gifts at Super Prices and Free Shipping

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our clients and friends.  It has been a few months since we have updated this site but just in time for the holiday season, we have selected a number of beautiful vases, candle holders and ceramic works from all of your favorite Pottery Companies including Roseville, Weller, Red Wing, Monmouth and Stangl.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950's - Two Leaf Embossed Vases in Green and Yellow, both vases including shipping. Opening Bid $79.99

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950’s – Two Leaf Embossed Vases in Green and Yellow, both vases including shipping. Opening Bid $79.99

All of these items are now available through BillyBlueEye on E-bay.com. For your convenience you may use this link to our “Items for Sale” page.  We are offering these items in the E-bay highest bidder format and with a “Buy it Now” price if no bids have been received.

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Stangl Pottery, c. 1965 Antique Gold 14.5″ “Grape” Chop Plate, Offered at an opening bid of $64.99 on e-Bay. Includes Free Shipping

All of these ceramic treasures are offered at a price that is at least 30% below book value and some items as much as 75% below book value.  Items have been accurately described and are all in very good to excellent condition. We do offer our 100% satisfaction guarantee and if not completely satisfied you may return the item to us for a full refund. (Return shipping to be paid by buyer.)

Roseville Pottery, c. 1948, "Apple Blossom", Double Handled 7" Vase in Terra Cotta, Offered at an Opening Bid of $64.99. Includes Free Shipping.

Roseville Pottery, c. 1948, “Apple Blossom”, Double Handled 7″ Vase in Terra Cotta, Offered at an Opening Bid of $64.99 on E-bay. Includes Free Shipping.

BillyBlueEye takes pride in our expert packing for shipment that includes double boxes and insured delivery. We sincerely hope that you take a look at our current listings on E-Bay and check back frequently for additional items.  We will also be featuring new items on this website as well as offering BillyBlueEye.com specials that are only available through this site. We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and as we move into the December holiday season that you keep us in mind for all of your gift-giving needs.

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Roseville Donatello Vase is Today’s Super Special Collectible

Roseville Pottery, c. 1915-18, "Donatello" 8.25" Footed Vase w/ Flared Lip, List Price $225.00, Super Special Price $135.00

Roseville Pottery, c. 1915-18, “Donatello” 8.25″ Footed Vase w/ Flared Lip, List Price $225.00

Roseville Pottery (1890-1954) is considered one of America’s finest art pottery firms and is loved by ceramic collectors worldwide. The “Donatello” pattern was designed by Harry W. Rhead and was produced for a decade. It was Roseville’s first major success. The pattern consists of a cherub playing a lute in a snapshot scene separated by trees. This 8.25″ (h) footed vase has a slightly flared rim. The vase comes from a very crisp mold and production can be pin-pointed to before 1918 as this vase is bottom marked in a manner that wasn’t used after that year. The bottom has an embossed circle that reads “Donatello R P Co” as well as an ink stamped logo “Rv“. The vase is in very good condition with minimal crazing and a few production glaze skips and drips that were frequently seen during the early years of Roseville’s existence.  The vase from a certain angle looks to have a slight lean, mentioned only for accuracy as it does not in any way detract from the charm and beauty of this vase.  In fact, it sets it apart from other examples!

Roseville "Donatello" 8.25" Vase (Bottom Detail)

Roseville “Donatello” 8.25″ Vase (Bottom Detail)

As with all of our daily specials they are available from 5:00 PM  on the day they are posted until 4:59 PM the next day. We guarantee that the item will be in superb condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $15.00 in California and $20.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will arrive in plenty of time for the gift-giving season.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Roseville "Donatello" 8.25" Vase (Close up of Detail)

Roseville “Donatello” 8.25″ Vase (Close up of Detail)

If you have any questions you may e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net.

January 25, 2014

Please Note: Special Holiday Pricing has expired. Please contact us direct if interested in this terrific vase.

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Abingdon Pottery Oval Shell Vase and Red Wing Double Candleholders

Abingdon Potteryc.1940's, 7.5

Abingdon Pottery c.1940’s, 7.5″ Oval Shell Vase in Sea-Foam Green, Mold #507, List Price $89.00,  SOLD!

Today’s Super Special vase comes from Abingdon Potteries, Inc. of Abingdon, Illinois which began manufacturing bathroom fixtures in 1908. By 1934 it had begun making a line of molded commercial art wares, dinnerware & cookie jars. That continued until 1950 when it returned to making sanitary wares only & stopped producing other lines. The “Shell” line was issued throughout the 1940’s. This oval Seashell vase (mold #507) has a high gloss sea-foam green glaze and is bottom marked with the Abingdon stamp. This vase has fine detailed workmanship.

Abingdon Pottery Oval Shell Vase, Side View

Abingdon Pottery Oval Shell Vase, Side View, Sold!

As with all of our daily specials they are available from 5:00 PM  on the day they are posted until 4:59 PM the next day. We guarantee that the item will be in superb condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $15.00 in California and $20.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will arrive in plenty of time for the gift-giving season.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940's Double Candleholders 5.5

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940’s Double Candleholders 5.5″ x 3.75″ x 2.5″, Light Blue semi-gloss Glaze, Item #397, List Price $99.00, Super Special Price $69.00
SOLD!

Red Wing Pottery (1878-1967) of Red Wing, Minnesota began art pottery production in the 1920’s. Red Wing’s designers created items that were always evolving with the fashion of the day. Offered here is a pair of 1940s candleholders that together will hold four candles. The design offers a blending of floral stems rising from a leaf embossed base to the candle cups. They are finished in a soft pale blue semi gloss glaze finish. The glaze application is slightly uneven which is a 1940s production norm that does not detract from the beauty of the pair. They are both bottom incised (one extremely faint)”Red Wing 397.” (The mold number)

We sincerely hope that these two terrific ceramic items would make a wonderful gift for that special someone or maybe just an addition to your home and holiday table.  If you have any questions you may e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net.

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Unique Holiday Shopping at Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market

Red Wing Pottery, c.1938-45 8.5″ Pair of Art Deco Inspired Candleholders in Coral, mold # 981, $125.00 pair SOLD

It is that time of year again and Billy Blue Eye has left no rock unturned to find some creative, unusual and of course beautiful ceramics perfectly suited for Holiday gift giving. Be the first to see our 2012 discoveries on Sunday, November 18th at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1938-54 Designed by Mr. Symcox in 1938, 9″ x 6.5″ Art Deco Candy Dish/Tray, mold # 627, $85.00 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.  Billy Blue Eye Pottery is located in space # A-853.  Look for our familiar green and white tent. We will have over 225 ceramic and stoneware items available and we offer free gift boxes and a liberal exchange policy.

It is hard to believe that here we are once again approaching the holiday season. Each one of us at Billy Blue Eye wish to thank all of our loyal collectors and friends for making our job so enjoyable. We sincerely appreciate your business and wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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Great Holiday Gifts at the Long Beach Antique Market Sunday, December 18th

We invite you to join us in a year-end celebration and sale at the Long Beach Antique Market this Sunday, December 18th.  All of us at Billy Blue Eye are most thankful to our faithful clients, collectors and friends that have helped to make this a terrific year.

Rum Rill (Red Wing) Pottery, c.1930’s 7″ Dutch Blue Stippled Vase, Mold #630, $115.00 SOLD

We began 2011 by setting up a  booth for the first time at the Del Mar Antique Show & Sale held on the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds. The three day event introduced us to our neighbors to the south in San Diego County and we are hopeful to include another visit  in our 2012 show schedule.

We also enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the spring and fall Whittier Street Fairs where we found that the love of antiques runs strong in that historic city. We set up shop at the Rose Bowl in July for the first time and were amazed at the sheer size of it all; so much to see, so many people to meet and yes so little time to shop.

“Hawaiian Hut” An Original Watercolor by James Coleman, c. 1980’s, $2,899.00

We became a “regular” vendor at the “best little Flea Market in Orange County” held in Tustin on the fourth Sunday of the month where we reconnected with some of our OC clients and of course we faithfully pitched the familiar green and white tent at the Long Beach Antique Market the third Sunday of every month.

“Hawaiian Hut” Original Watercolor by James Colemen – Close-Up View

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.)  Each month we look forward to this event as it is our “favorite” show not only for the quality and quantity of great antiques and collectibles but more importantly because of the terrific people we have met and we look forward to see each time that we are there.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1934-40 by Mr. Symcox in 1934 6.25″ Drip Glaze Bud Vase, # 193, $80.00 SOLD

So please join us at this last Long Beach show of 2011 as we celebrate the Holiday Season by bringing out our very best original artwork, ceramic and stoneware items many from our personal collections and available for a limited time only. You will find beautiful, unique gifts for that special someone at all price points. Maybe you’ll even be tempted to treat yourself to that Van Briggle vase you’ve been dreaming about. We offer a liberal exchange policy so just in case Aunt Lisa doesn’t share the same enthusiasm you have for mid-century design she’ll be able to select another ceramic turtle to add to her brood.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950’s 10.5″ Hand painted “Accordion Man” by Belle Kogan, # B1417, $150.00 SOLD

We wish to take this opportunity to offer a sincere, heartfelt thank you to you our readers, collectors and friends for trusting us and for shopping with us when one has so many options be it virtual or brick and mortar storefronts. We wish each of you a Happy Chanukah, the Merriest of Christmases and a New Year filled with the happiness of a life filled with love, kindness and peace.

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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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Olde Towne Tustin Flea Market – November 27th

We wish to thank the loyal customers of Billy Blue Eye who braved the rain, cold and wind in Long Beach last Sunday, November 20th.  A special thank you to Heather & Bryan, Ron, Lori, Scott, Marty & Al, Bill and Darren for their kind business and support. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we are thankful for  all of those that we are able to serve.

Roseville Pottery, c.1948, “Apple Blossom”, 9″ Window Box, Mold # 368-8, $295.00 SOLD

On this busy holiday shopping weekend we hope you can join us this Sunday, November 27th at the Tustin Flea Market in Olde Towne Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. 60 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission.  Billy Blue Eye is in space #45.

Roseville Pottery, c.1946, “Zephyr Lily”, 9″ Window Box, Mold # 1398-8, $275.00 SOLD

We will be offering many newly acquired items from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Van Briggle, Red Wing, McCoy, Weller, Rookwood, Gladding McBean Catalina,  and many more. Be sure to stop by and let us assist you in finding that perfect gift for all of your holiday shopping needs. We hope to see you there!

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