Got the ribbed & waisted green vase.
Thanks for being patient with me, I'm now fully back to strength you'll be glad to hear, and I hope you are doing well too. And no, I won't be needing the flu jab now, of course, but thanks for the warning.
As regards ***** ***** I'll have to assume it was credited to my account as that's what my administrator confirmed in an email to me:
"The customer contacted Customer Support and processed a manual payment for a bonus..."
However, it won't (and will never) show up as a line item, apparently, so I'll just have to assume it's there and if it's debited from your account then I'm sure that's the case. I've no idea what the difficulty is in making it show in my account, but there's probably a very reasonable explanation, or at least I hope there is.
Anyway, thank you again and I'll let you know how the bottle of wine celebration goes!
Meanwhile, I notice there are still a couple of outstanding items from the batch you sent recently, so here's an answer on one of them at least.
The green ribbed vase.
There's been some artistic thought and workmanship put into this vase. Without a label or a signature on the bottom, though, it's going to be impossible to know who it was who was responsible for that for sure, but this hand-blown and 'optic' look (those convex hoops) looks like it's Blenko "Handcraft" or similar, certainly 1950s/1960s when this look was trendy. Very similar to those by Hank Adams or Joel Myers when designing for Blenko.
The color isn't quite strong enough though, so we could possibly be back to Bohemian Uranium/Vaseline glass again.
Whatever it is, the optic effects will appeal to someone in eBay land who will probably pay $20 - $35 for it.
So that's $70 retail/replacement/insurance value.
Hope this helps!
Yes it must make for very depressing reading what's in those injections. I'm sure the medical world doesn't want to deliberately add toxic substances to them, so I wonder how it is they get to be contaminated?
They must be aware of the "First do no harm" of the Hippocratic Oath and all that.
I'm sure it is very scary stuff. The body is amazing what it can cope with, it's a miracle it works at all, considering what we expose it to.
Not sure why the stars won't light up. Maybe when you get this response it will nudge them into activity.
Thanks so much!
Your mother was right, it's not for wimps.
Have a wonderful night.
Feeling so much stronger this morning.
I even feel like splitting firewood again today. I have a whole oak tree ringed up (it was dying so I had to take it down) waiting for me to split into fire-sized pieces.
Hong Kong flu! I remember that. I never got it, but it was notorious in its day. Like the Spanish flu of 1918 that killed 20 to 40 million people. More than were killed during World War I.
I think we're all caught up except for the artist portfolio which I still have not forgotten, there's just a lot to go through in there.
So keep sending them in ones and twos and I'll happily keep evaluating and hopefully shedding a little light.
Hope you are doing better this evening.