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The Mystery of the Rusty Broken Thingamajig

What the crazy heck is this rusty antique yard implement a friend found under their house? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Sep 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Throw me a bone here

Help me identify this possibly antique carved bone object I just bought. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Feb 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Antiques Road Show, Guitar edition, Metafilter-style.

Please help me identify this old flat top guitar for my brother. [more inside]
posted by fings on Jun 8, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I make epic treasure on a budget?

The world is boring. It needs more buried treasure. What things could I bury as treasure - things with great and lasting value, yet could be obtained cheaply? (Eg, a spirits/wine chest could be inexpensive to buy, but eventually become a treasure worth finding after enough years have passed. Superstar backstage passes are useless as treasure (they expire), but are an example of something of great value that doesn't cost much money to obtain - if you can find a way to obtain them.) How can I assemble epic genuine treasure on a budget? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

What is an Intervox? Can I use it to take over the world?

What is this crazy sci-fi looking device I bought at a salvage store? It has knobs, a compass, and a bizarre spinning top. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on May 28, 2009 - 9 answers

What's this woven Asian container?

What is this woven Asian container? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Oct 13, 2007 - 7 answers

What is this wooden thingee?

What is this strange wood carving? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Jun 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Mystery Scissor Thing

What is this thing? [more inside]
posted by Bizarro on Jun 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Help identify this utensil/implement

What is this implement? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 7, 2006 - 40 answers

Looking for an unusually talented dancing bear.

I've been looking for a reproduction of a specifc woodcut of a dancing bear playing the violin for a long time (years and years) and I've almost given up hope - can anyone help me find it? [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 8, 2006 - 5 answers

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