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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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Long Beach Today – Sunday, October 21st

The Bennetts of California c.1949 “Serpentine” Series 8″ Vase – Mold #206,  $109.00

It is with great pleasure that we announce that we will be at the Long Beach Antique and Collectible Market today, Sunday, October 21st.  After a seven week hiatus we look forward to showing you, our valuable customers and friends all the newest treasures  we have recently acquired.  Although under strict “rest” restrictions these past two months we were still able to uncover some terrific vases from all of your favorite potteries and from some newly discovered ones as well. Let me take this moment to thank those that sent “get well” wishes. The reports of my demise were greatly exaggerated (as well they should be!) and I am feeling terrific.

Roseville Pottery, c.1945, 8.25″ Double Handled Urn, Mold #196-8, $295.00 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 promise that there will be many newly found items to tempt you with.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Stangl Pottery of Trenton, New Jersey, c.1935-37 7″ Ribbed Ball Vase in Tangerine with Green Interior, $115.00 SOLD

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Join Us in Tustin at the Jamestown Vintage Flea Market Today, July 22nd

Catalina Pottery c.1937-43 by Gladding-McBean, 9.5″ Petal Vase in Coral with Turquoise Interior, mold # C339, $150.00 SOLD

Come beat the heat with some cool finds at The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market   where 50 plus vendors set up shop today, July 22nd.  It is held in the parking lot of 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

As always, Billy Blue Eye will have some great selections from all of your favorite pottery companies like Roseville, Red Wing, Van Briggle, Hull, McCoy, Weller, Beswick and many more.  Look for our green and white tent and mention this Catalina vase to receive an additional 5% savings on your selection. Remember the “secret” words for today are: “Catalina Vase”.

We hope to see you there!

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Revisiting Hull Pottery – Shop Today Tustin Flea Market

Hull Pottery was founded in 1905 by Addis Emmet Hull in Crooksville, Ohio and is considered to be one of the “Ohio Four” in Classic Americana Pottery.  The other three being McCoy, Roseville and Weller.  As with all collectibles Hull Pottery has seen it’s demand rise and fall over the years and recently we are seeing a rebirth of popularity.

Hull Pottery, c. 1958-60 “Tokay & Tuscany” 8″ Basket, mold # 6, $85.00 SOLD

For me Hull’s strength has always been it’s ability to capture a piece of Americana expressed through classic roots as displayed in their “Tokay and Tuscany” line which for me is an American interpretation of Classic Italian forms and design.  Look at the “Parchment and Pine” series and you see a nod to the American West with boot shaped pitchers decorated with pine cones and rolled parchment deeds.

Hull Pottery, c. 1951-54 “Parchment & Pine” 14.25″ Ewer, Mold # S-7, $170.00 SOLD

Hull Pottery remained in business until 1986 and created not only sophisticated ceramic pieces but also playful utilitarian items. You can see a display of Hull’s work offered for sale today, June 24th 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.  Look for our green and white tent, we hope to see you there!

Hull Pottery, c. 1958-60 “Tokay & Tuscany” 10.5″ Moonbasket Vase, Mold #11, $150.00 SOLD

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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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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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Recent Weller Pottery Acquisitions

Every now and then when shopping for vases I  stumble upon one that really causes me to understand why I can become so very passionate about pottery and building a pottery collection. Frequently that vase will wind up in my personal collection or be offered to a specific client that may have expressed a strong interest in the maker or in the style of vase that I have come across.

When I first saw this blue Weller “Bouquet” vase I was initially drawn to the color. If you have read my past blog entries you know that I love blue and all things blue. This blue Weller vase is that special blue that immediately transports me to a summer sky or to the calmest of mountain lakes. I was immediately hooked and knew I had to have this vase and I had to share this vase with my customers. So it is making its debut at this Virtual Flea Market and I hope you see just how beautiful of an example it is.

Weller Pottery, c.1935-39 “Bouquet” 12″ Art Deco Column Vase with Tulips #B-11, $275.00 SOLD

Questions??

E-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net or call 949-842-8732.

Weller Pottery, “Darcie” c.1935 6.5″ Light Blue Vase, $100.00 SOLD

Weller Pottery, c.1914-27 “Roma” 7.75″ Double Bud Vase, $130.00 SOLD

The “Hudson” series of vases all have some hand-painted elements to the design. Each vase is therefore unique and unto itself. The 1920’s releases of “White and Decorated Hudson” and “Blue and Decorated Hudson” vases have a special charm and the delicate usage of simple brush strokes make them exceptionally unique. This example, which has been pictured in this blog before, is truly a wonderful find and deserves a prominent home in one’s collection.

Weller Pottery, c.1920’s “White and Decorated Hudson” 8.5″ Cylindrical Vase, $259.00 SOLD!

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Our First Virtual Flea Market Opens at 7:00 AM Sunday Morning

We are rained out of the Long Beach Flea Market and are setting up the Billy Blue Eye Virtual Flea Market for you to shop Sunday, March 18th beginning at 7:00 AM. We will be featuring selections from our recently acquired inventory from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Van Briggle, McCoy, Haeger, Red Wing, Hull and Weller to name a few.

This is an easy and fun way to build your collection with terrific incentives to acquire beautiful ceramic and stoneware items at special one day pricing.

 This is what the Billy Blue Eye Virtual Flea Market offers to you

  • A friendly shopping experience from your own home protected from today’s drenching rains and winter storm.
  • All items offered at special one-day pricing of at least 25% off the Book Value.*
  • Easy, safe and secure payment options – MasterCard, Visa and Pay Pal accepted.
  • All purchases will be wrapped, boxed, insured and shipped Free of Charge. (A minimum order of $75.00 please)
  • Our five years of knowledgeable, customer service with our guarantee that you will be satisfied with your selection.

We open at 7:00 AM and for you early birds here is a great McCoy Arcature vase that we just acquired. First to claim it by e-mail will be very pleased with this 1951 McCoy treasure.

McCoy Pottery c.1951 6.75″ x 6″ x 2.75″ Arcature Vase in Green with Yellow Bird, $90.00 SOLD

E-mail us direct with your questions or to hold this vase at BillyBlueEye@cox.net.

McCoy Pottery, Arcature Vase Bird Detail

We will be busy tonight gathering inventory and setting up our shop. We hope to hear from you tomorrow!

* Please note that special “Virtual Flea Market” pricing has ended. Please contact us for current special offers.

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