(GINny and FORrest Poston's Oddities and Antiques)
Pottery, Glass, Paintings, and More
Not just the usual suspects.
Welcome and Introduction
Thanks for coming by. At Gin-For's Odditiques, you'll find some familiar names but not just the usual suspects. As I like to think Dr. Frankenstein might have said to Walt Whitman, "I sing the body eclectic." (Apologies to Walt.) The internet can be a mighty impersonal place, which is one reason we try hard to make the site personal and hope you'll feel comfortable within our rather eccentric virtual walls. You'll find our cats wandering around, and there are puns mixed with the pottery, maybe some giggles with the glass.
We buy what we like (and what we can get at a good price), so what's on the site is what I call our rotating collection. I've never knowingly passed up a sweet piece of Roseville at a good price, but I don't buy by name. We're one of the first sites (especially in the US) to offer a significant selection of West German pottery, and not just the easy to find pieces. We also have essays and videos, enough to while away several hours.
At any given time, you're likely to find numerous items by companies or people you never heard of before as well as unmarked and unidentified items. If it's quirky and well done, we'll go after it. When people ask how we can part with really neat things, the answer is simple. We get to go look for more. Well, once the cats are fed and bills are paid, then we get to go look for more. So, all proceeds go to support good causes: my spouse, our cats, our creditors, my auction addiction, and the plumbing project that never ends.
After you wander through the site, we hope you'll swing over and "Like" us on Facebook.
Additional Options for West German Pottery:
Floor Vases (14" and taller)
W. German pottery:
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Collecting WG Pottery
Thoughts About Values
Research Gallery (previously sold items to help with identification)
W. German Pottery News and Updates
Videos (Watch videos about W. German pottery and more, all embedded on the site.)
|Essays and Other
To Buy or Not to Buy: Going Where Price Guides End
Get the Picture Straight: The Basics of Selling Glass and Pottery on the Net
Philosophy and Nonsense (My site on education, writing, and assorted essays.)
Just for Fun
The Cor-purr-ate Story (Glyph's Rise to Power)
A Tribute to Fractured Fairy Tales: Dealing with the Wolf at the Door
Meet our "staff "
A Special Farewell to a Staff Member
The Cat with a Bucket List
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Our guarantee is simple. If you don't like the item when you get it, then mail it back for a full refund (including whatever you originally paid for shipping). Your only risk is the cost to send it back. If there's a mistake on our end, then we also pay the return shipping...one of several reasons we try not to make too many mistakes.
We like to make payment simple as well. If we can put it into the bank without too much trouble, odds are that we'll take it. Checks and money orders are just fine, as is Paypal. Right now, we can only take credit cards through Paypal. If you want to do some other online method or even want to pay with cash, we're flexible. Sorry, but Monopoly money, anything you may have printed in your basement, and chickens are right out.