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Billy Blue Eye’s Virtual Flea Market Now Open!

Recently Acquired Van Briggle Pottery

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60’s 7.75″ Calla Lily Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $ 139.00 SOLD

Welcome to our First Virtual Flea Market. Throughout the next seven hours we will be posting photos of our very best ceramic and stoneware items from all of your favorite pottery companies. They are being offered today at special Flea Market prices that reflect a substantial savings from the suggested retail “book” prices. (March 25th, 2012 Please note that special “Virtual Flea Market” prices have ended.)

See something you like, call us now and we will wrap, box, insure and ship your selection free of charge ($75.00 minimum please). We guarantee that all items are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, previous repairs or other damage unless fully disclosed in the item’s description. We stand behind our product and if you are not fully satisfied, return the item to us for a full refund. (Buyer to pay return shipping or you may return the item to us at one of our upcoming outdoor Flea Market events.) For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa and Pay Pal. We process under strict security guidelines.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1970-80 3″ x 4.25″ Hand Thrown “Original” Low Vase with Floral Design Imprint, $ 85.00 SOLD

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1980’s 8.25″ Bud Vase/Candle Holder in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $65.00 SOLD

Call Now 949-842-8732.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1946-48 5.5″ x 2.25″ Original Hand Thrown & Hand Pinched Ruffled Bowl by Clem Hull in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $140.00 SOLD

All four of these newly acquired Van Briggle pieces are in excellent condition.  The two “original” hand-thrown items are especially sweet and have the hand-made feel that Van Briggle creates so beautifully.

Questions??? Ready to Buy!!! Call us Now 949-842-8732.

Much, much more to come!

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Selling the “Blues” at the Long Beach Antique Market

During those lazy summer afternoons in suburban Chicago during the 1960’s when our gang of friends had settled under the Dutch Elm Tree in our front yard we’d frequently play  a question and answer game that eventually when we grew into our early teens became “truth or dare”. But in those earlier times when really knowing your best friend meant the world to you, the questions were fairly tame by today’s standards. The object of the game was to see who knew who best and by winning you could claim the title of “Best Friends” until the next round of the game was played in a few days or sometimes in a week or two.

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c.1925-1937 8.75″ Double Loop Handled Dutch Blue Stipple Glazed Fan Vase, mold #692, $130.00  SOLD

One of the questions that was frequently asked was, “What is my favorite color?”  As any one of the players that had visited my bedroom could tell you, the answer was blue;  blue walls, blue bedspread, blue curtains, blue throw rug and yes, even blue pajamas.

It should come as no surprise to you, my dear readers, that if you were to ask me today, “What is your favorite color?”, the answer would be….wait for it…can you guess….why yes, it is blue.  And again it should come as no shock to you then that in my personal collection of pottery that color is very well represented indeed.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60 9″ Twisted Handle 2.5″ Deep Bowl in Classic Ming Turquoise Glaze, $150.00 SOLD

Blue colored glazes are my personal favorite and when you visit Billy Blue Eye this Sunday, February 19th at the Long Beach Antique Market you will find a fine collection of blue ceramics available from many favorite pottery companies including Van Briggle,  Royal Haeger, Monmouth Western and of course Red Wing which under the Rum Rill pottery name offered many fine vases in the Dutch Blue Stipple Glaze some of which are pictured here.

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c. 1925-37 6″ Double Handled Dutch Blue Stipple Glazed Vase, mold # 518, $70.00 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.) We are located in space #A 853 and we will have on display over 200 ceramic and stoneware items from all of your favorite pottery companies. Look for our green and white tent; and never fear I also carry great items in red, and in yellow, and in white and in black  and in…

We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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Pottery Devil to Make Rare Appearance at Long Beach Antique Market

A special fifth Sunday Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market is being held tomorrow, October 30th and the Pottery Devil is rumored to be making a special appearance.  For the past year his hypnotic ways of luring innocent buyers into his world where the one with the most vases wins has attracted the curious to this monthly Flea Market in the hope of catching a glimpse of this mysterious yet charming creature. He frequents the tent of Billy Blue Eye Pottery his favorite pottery dealer.

Shawnee Pottery, c.1940's 9" Arcature Vase with Yellow Fawn, Mold #850, $70.00 SOLD

The  Long  Beach Antique Market is held in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking Lot located just off North Lakewood Boulevard and East Conant Street from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Billy Blue Eye Pottery is located in space # A 843 under the green and white tent.  Click here for a 10% off Admission Coupon.

Roseville Pottery, c.1947, "Snowberry", 8.25" Basket, Mold # 1BK-8, $325.00 SOLD

The Long Beach Antique Market is the place to shop for all of your Holiday gifts and this special fifth Sunday event is timed perfectly to get an early start to finding those unique items for yourself or for those you love. Billy Blue Eye Pottery offers fine ceramic works from over 35 pottery companies.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60, 3.5" Hand Thrown "Original" Pitcher in Turquoise by Fred Wills, $70.00 SOLD

For those of you whose curiosity may have been piqued, the Pottery Devil is extremely active around his favorite holiday, Halloween.  Let the buyer beware, he will work his magic and entice you until you can not resist his wares. We hope to see you there, if you dare!

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The Best Little Flea Market in Orange County!

“Orange Coast  Magazine” calls it the best little Flea Market in Orange County and Billy Blue Eye will be offering  some beautiful pottery, stoneware and ceramic items this Sunday, September 25th at the Tustin Flea Market in 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.  Billy Blue Eye is in space #45.

Roseville Pottery, c.1938, 4.5" Double Handled Low Vase/ Bowl, Mold # 346-4, $270.00 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, Marc Bellaire and many more. Be sure to stop by and see why this event truly is a “best of Orange County!”

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Come Shop With Us at the Tustin Flea Market – Sunday, July 24th

Billy Blue Eye will be offering  some beautiful newly acquired  items that will be offered for the first time this Sunday, July 24th at the Tustin Flea Market in 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.  Billy Blue Eye is in space #45.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1935-45 8.25" Pair of Art Deco Candle Holders, $120.00 SOLD

This Sunday we will be featuring ceramics and stoneware from Rookwood, Roseville, Van Briggle, Weller, McCoy, Coors, Red Wing, Catalina, Sascha Brastoff and Zanesville Potteries. We hope to see you there!

Red Wing Pottery, c. Late 1950's 10" x 9" Baby Grand Piano Planter with top designed by Charles Murphy, $195.00 SOLD

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Escape Carmageddan & Come Enjoy the Long Beach Flea Market

They used to say that all roads led to Rome. Well in Los Angeles County with its maze of freeways all roads can lead to just about anywhere you want to go.  With the 405 “Carmageddan” closure upon us there is a route that will get you to Long Beach from just about anywhere in LA County. It might take you on a “scenic route” this weekend but forget about the forecast for traffic nightmares and make your way to the Long Beach Flea Market on Sunday, July 17th and experience the pleasure that treasure hunting can bring.

Van Briggle Pottery of Colorado Springs, Colorado, c.1952-65 7.5" Vase with Raised Single Floral Stem in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $165.00

The  Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market is held in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking Lot located just off North Lakewood Boulevard and East Conant Street from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We are located in space # A 853 under the green and white tent.  Click here for 10% off Admission Discount Coupon.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60's 5" Thin and Sleek Fan Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $85.00

We hope to see you there!

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Sunday, July 10th at The Rose Bowl!

Billy Blue Eye is proud to announce our participation in this Sunday’s, July 10th Rose Bowl Flea Market. Over the last several months many of our Los Angeles, Pasadena and LA County clients have asked us to set up shop closer to their home and the Rose Bowl is the perfect venue.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1940-72 by Mr. Symcox in 1940 9″ Fan Vase with Scalloped Lip, $139.00

We will be located in the Orange Area (Antiques & Collectibles) in space H -07. The entrances to this section are found on Arroyo Boulevard past the stadium’s main entrance and leading toward Seco Street.   Look for our familiar green & white tent. For information, directions and admission costs visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market website.

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1976 10″ Marigold Agate Earth Graphic Wrap Bud Vase #4132, $50.00 (left) and c.1976 11″ Marigold Agate Earth Graphic Wrap Vase #4233x, $68.00 (right) SOLD

This Sunday we will have over 300 ceramic vases, wall pockets, bowls, serving pieces, and art objects available from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Weller, McCoy, Beswick, Haeger, Blue Mountain, Van Briggle, Rookwood, Cowan, Marc Bellaire, Sascha Brastoff, Catalina, Zanesville and many, many more. We hope to see you there!

Roseville Pottery, c. 1915 “Donatello” Gate Vase/ Candle Holder, mold #9, $155.00 SOLD

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Tustin Flea Market – June 26th Features Newly Acquired Weller, McCoy, Roseville and Van Briggle Vases

Brush-McCoy Pottery, c.1920-30's 5.75" Blended Greens & Blues Onyx Vase. Mold #749, $90.00 SOLD

Every once in awhile we stumble across some truly beautiful and unique items, usually from an unexpected source which helps to make the find even more special.  A recent shopping expedition produced a number of terrific items that will be offered for the first time this Sunday, June 26th at the Tustin Flea Market in Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market.

Van Briggle Pottery, c. Late 1980's 8.5" Southwestern Motif Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze by Finisher CB (Clare Beyers), $195.00 SOLD

One special find were two Weller Loru vases from the late 1930’s. When we first noticed them we were struck by how similar the glaze color was to the Mulberry Glaze being employed by Van Briggle during the same time period. I am sure it was one of those “secret glazes” that mysteriously made an appearance at a rival pottery company. Ah the espionage of the mid 1930’s pottery business!

Weller Pottery, "Loru" c.1933-39 8" Footed Vase with Raised Leaves and a Flared Rim in Mulberry Glaze, $105.00 SOLD

Weller Pottery, "Loru" c.1933-39 5" Footed Planter - Vase with Flared Rim in Mulberry Glaze, $70.00 SOLD

So if you’d like to stop by and let us tempt you with our newly acquired treasures we can be found tomorrow, Sunday, June 26th at the Tustin Flea Market, 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission.  Space #45. We hope to see you there!

Roseville Pottery, "Donatello" c. 1915, 10 inch Low Bowl, mold # 54-10, $ 225.00

Haeger Pottery designed by Sascha Brastoff, c.1948-1953 7.75" inches x 5.25 inches Trinket Box, $ 70.00 SOLD

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