Intellectual Rights

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Maneki Neko Cat courtesy of Andrew Zhebrakov of http://www.icojam.com

While I’m on the considerable subject of Copy Rights, Intellectual Rights, Piracy, and such, I wanted to reee-iter-ate something I posted some time ago, Namely the source of my header art, avatar, gravatar and all that.  I did not draw this cat.  The guy that DID draw this cat is Andrew Zhebrakov of http://www.icojam.com

Several years ago while looking for those cutie Japanese Maneki Neko cats, I came across his cats in icon form at http://www.icojam, and emailed him asking permission to use his cat icons on the web for my sites.  He graciously agreed to let me do that.  And for years his art has graced whatever thing I did to represent myself on the net.

He designed the cat, and I just incorporated it into my design.  He is really very good at what he does.  And I really like Maneki Neko cats.  I will do an article on their history later.  But the point of all this is that it is a good example of what you should do if you want permission to use someone’s artwork on the internet.  Sometimes they might refuse, which is within their rights, sometime they might ask for a fee (small or large), and sometimes, like Andrew, they just say go ahead they don’t mind.  I was flattered and real happy, because he’s a great artist, and his cat is real happy too.

Now I’m an artist, and could have done my own art for the web, but wasn’t ready to publish on the web, so he did me a great favor.

Be Real, Don’t Steal.

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HAPPEE NEW YEAR!

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I REFUSE TO RESOLUTE!

 

COPYRIGHT, what’s the biggy deal?

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YEAH, WHAT’S THE BIGGY DEAL?

Up front, I wouldn’t be writing this article in the first place if there was a complete understanding of this subject. And it’s long, and full of redundancies. I didn’t have time to edit it very strenuously because I was busy putting my copyright notice on all my pictures this week. I only write it because it affects each and every person that creates something of worth in this world.  I feel sorry and let down about myself in a way, because I wanted my blog to be light-hearted, enjoyable, and totally nice.  Look here, this ain’t one of those things.  Just beat me, slap me, get it over with.  I’ll be back to my usual self soon.

THE QUESTION: Should I copy that article, graphic, Art, photograph, cartoon, video, or whatever I find on the internet? Should I re-post it on another website, or Facebook, or Twitter? Lots of people think if it’s on the internet in the first place, then it’s free for the taking. They “share” photos and artwork that they see there and generally don’t stop to ask to see if it belongs to someone. (It’s true, someone creates what you see on the internet)

Some take the creators stuff because they do not understand what copyright means. They don’t know that what they are doing is stealing. Some do it because they want something for free, or don’t have the money to pay for it, and some because they want to make money from whatever they find on the internet. Some rationalize it by reasoning that everyone else is doing it. Or they’ll be more popular if they re-post it somewhere.

Some accidentally copy things that some other person has posted without its original copyright notice, and so don’t know whether it public domain or not. Public Domain means there is no one that holds a copyright on the creation. Anyone can use it.

The word COPYRIGHT in the United States, is a right that automatically belongs to you from the moment you create whatever thing you create. It specifically relates to works of art, photography, digital creations, websites, videos, movie, written articles and books, and several other things that can be created.

The standard procedure is to attach a copyright notice to whatever you have created to notify people you are the owner. You paint, or print, or watermark copyright, year, your name, or your handle, or your url. It’s basically a label that explains and dates your ownership. You can also digitally sign a creation too. I do. Here are some examples:

© 2017 creator name

© creator name 2017

2017 © creator name

copyright 2017 creator name

(c) 2017 creator name

2017 creator name

creator name

© http://www.creator url.com

copyright http://www.creator url.com

 

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My copyright notice in the lower left corner

I hand paint or draw my notice on each piece of art right after or during the finishing of it in an artful way that looks good but is minimally obvious. My early ones were simply © and my first name. On Photos it’s typed. My registered copyright certificates state several forms so any deviation is permitted that is listed.

The important part is that you have a notice, BUT . . .

Even if you don’t put a copyright notice on the art you STILL own the copyright which includes, the rights to copy, print, duplicate, display, any of your creations. In other words, just because there is no copyright notice on something doesn’t mean it isn’t copyrighted. My copyrights are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, and also The Library of Congress, but even that is not necessary except that is helps if you must prove that you are the creator in court if you must. It’s the offical document. The point is, other people do not have this right because they do not own the copyright to your created works.

Applying for a copyright is not complicated, but can be very involved if you copyright a group of things at one time. One fee for a group, one fee for one creation, same same. It’s cheaper to do a group of things at one time.

You must send two copies of each creation, along with title, dimensions, date copyrighted and finished, any derivative works, and many other things, along with the application, any aliases. Along with your application fee. Then you wait several weeks for it to be processed, and recieve your copyright certificate. Which is good for your life plus I think 75 years or maybe I got that wrong and can’t remember exact. Whatever, it’s a long time. But it can take you a week to do the work to register, the price used to be ten dollars, and now it’s almost 50, so group is the way to go. That can get expensive. But it makes a complete record of your copyright ownership which is great if someone steals things from you. My first one in the 1980’s was done by taking a picture of each piece of art, then making two copys of each to enclose with the application. Nowdays you can scan your art in high definition. It’s much cheaper and easier.

You can give or sell away all your copyright (in writing). You can give or sell parts or different types of rights away, such as the right to let someone print a picture in a magazine, or use it in a book, or advertisement, or movie. You can sell one kind of right and keep all the others for yourself. You can sell one kind of right for a limited time period. But the whole point is that the creator is the only one that has the right ot do any of that, including printing and selling copies of your creation.

Transferring any part or type of your copy rights to a creation is something done with your permission, in writing, so on a so forth. When someone takes your creation and does what they wish with it, that is called a copyright VIOLATION.

If it is proven that the creation belongs to a certain creator, and it is proven that you have stolen (yes, it is stealing) part or all of a creation and used it for whatever you want, then there are certain penalties that can be required from you. You can be fined for taking something that doesn’t belong to you. It’s especially a problem if it is found that you have prevented the creator from making money from their own creation by your actions, or have made money yourself from a creation that belongs to someone else.  It can cost you real money.

Except under some very stringent conditions such as so called “fair use”, your copyright belongs EXCLUSIVELY to the creator. Nobody else has the right to copy, reproduce, print, sell, or benefit from your creations. This has been law for many years. And it has not changed.

The whole point of a copyright is that it is a creation just like building a house, and can be stolen. It is considered property under the law. It is property. When you own a copyright you have certain rights under U.S. law. And putting a copyright notice on a creation is a notification to anyone that you are the person that owns those rights. Kind of like posting a no tresspassing sign.

A copyright violator can be fined at least $10,000.00 for certain types of violations. Especially those people who use your art to make money or benefit from using it. Such as printing on T-shirts. Bad news for them

If someone copies the picture, such as with a screen shot, or copy it and remove everything THEY don’t want, then that’s a violation of the creators copyright. When someone who “shares” removes the copyright, or doesn’t ask if it’s okay, or doesn’t attach a click-able link to something they are TAKING, then that is a clear violation in my mind. This leads eventually to the blatant copyright violations such as a web page where someone is showing your art or photography with someone else’s name on it, and making money and “Likes” based on how likeable my art is.

I know people will tell you it’s no big deal. And some of them really believe that.

If I just borrowed your car, or your cell phone and sold it, that’s not a big deal is it?

Or, you left the lawn mower out in your yard and I really need one. (No problem.)

Well, you left it in the bathroom, so you must not want that ring. (Right, I didn’t want it.)

Oops, you left the keys in your car, so now it’s mine. (Yeah, I’ll make the payments for you while you drive it.)

You didn’t get that UPS package I saw on your front porch . . . (Sure I ordered that just for you)

Gee I opened your mailbox and it was full of mail, I’m just curious . . (no comment)

You didn’t have a no trespassing sign on your gate, so I just climbed over the fence (good luck with that)

Darn it, I really like that, and it doesn’t have a copyright notice on it, so it must be a Public Domain picture, right?

I’m not making money from it, so I’m not violating any laws? (don’t think so)

See, people nowdays are learning a special kind of morality. “If everyone else is doing it, then it’s okay”

But it’s not okay, even if they do it. It is the real definition of unscrupulous and thievery, and it upsets and enrages every artist, writer and creator that I’ve ever talked to. Like some say: “din’t yor Momma teach you nuthin’?”

I’m not mad at them, I’m not mad at someone that just doesn’t know everything. Just because you don’t know doesn’t mean I owe you the fruits of my creations and work. It took me my whole life to learn how to create what I can create.

I don’t mean to put off the very people who would never think of stealing a copyrighted piece of art or photography or writing. There are hundreds of you all over the world. I’m writing this article so that people who don’t understand a copyright might get a better idea of how copyright laws work. And for those that DO understand it very well, but continue to violate the law anyway.

Although what prompted this article was the fact that I have had things stolen not once, but many times. I wanted to post my artwork on Deviant Art, and my blog, but started with just photographs to see what got stolen the quickest and where it went when it was stolen. I didn’t have to wait long. Now I’m settin’ back and wondering at the wisdom of ever selling art online. No, ever displaying art online.

THE PHOTO THAT RECENTLY WAS STOLEN OFF MY BLOG

The place that took a photograph from my blog did not “share”, and did not ask permission. Even though I have had a well explained copyright notice on every one of my blog pages. But I think this place was in and out and didn’t even read it. “Oh, there’s a picture that will get my site some traffic!” I found my graphic posted on their website with “jewelant” under it, only because it was part of the file name, but no click-able link whatsover.  I did not at that time have a copyright notice on all my blog photographs.

What is so angering is that the person didn’t even ask if it was okay. And then proceeded to state that ALL the photos on their website were “PUBLIC DOMAIN”  They most emphatically do not have all “PUBLIC DOMAIN” pictures on their websites.  When you own the copyright to a creation, that’s tantamount to having someone pick your pocket and lie afterward saying they didn’t do that at all. So, after creating, spending time creating, now what do I get out of this unwilling arrangement?

I’m finding it necessary to post a copyright notice on every picture on the blog. It’s a process that has taken me all of a week to accomplish. It makes the photos look somewhat worse, depending on how you look at it.  But necessary so that nobody can say they didn’t see my notice on each and every page.  Now it has to be on each and every picture.  Okay, I’m at it, I’m doing it.  Like I didn’t have a million other things to do this week, but I’m on it.

See, that’s the whole point of a copyright. That the creator be the one to decide who benefits from their work.  Well, I’m working alright (grin)

When you re-blog, or share things on the internet, understand, a lot of artists and creators allow that even though strictly speaking it is a violation. But it’s a trade off because it many times equals free advertising or traffic to their blog, website, or online store. This is my thinking, but in order for that to happen there needs to be a click-able link back to the artists blog, website, or store. If not, then I call it what it is, a one-sided bit of stealing. 

And then the artist has no no good reason to want to post the art, the article, the video, the photo. There’s no reason to be nice or giving or creative when a bunch of strangers simply think your creative output is for free. When there is no link back then guess what? That’s stepping way too far on someones creative toes. And I’m not speaking just for myself. Thousands, literally thousands of artists feel just the same way.

Artists try to get around it by making sure there is a copyright notice, but people ignore that or worse yet illegally remove the notice.

Artists try to get around it by making all the art so small that it looks bad printed larger. But it’s still useful for someone to grab internet traffic with.

Artists try to get around it by putting lots of non-seeable “exif” information, but that can be removed.

Artists try to get around it by using a service like Digimarc, to make a non-removable mark, but that lowers the quality of the art.

Artists do all kinds of things to try to protect something that is ALREADY protected by copyright laws, but people copy anyway and say it’s not illegal. Calling it something it’s not for convenience.

But even well known and extremely talented artists on the internet have complained their artwork has been pirated, stolen, used, many times online, and they have had to resort to not giving anyone samples or defacing with watermarks, or even simply leaving the internet and deleting what they’ve posted in frustration.  They are saddened by how greedy people seem to be, and how all the talent and work they put into what they know is seemingly a useless endeavor.  They are not stupid people, or naive.  They just know that criminals should not be benefitting for criminal behavior.

SOOOOOOOO . . . If you want to be an up front kind of person, then try this:

Learn how to make a clickable link. It’s not hard, just put the http://www. or https://www. blankety blank blank the name when you comment or post somewhere. Even facebook automatically will make it clickable for you when it’s worded like that. Cut and paste the link from the actual website or blog. Cut and past MINE. Now there’s no excuse any more. Anyone can do it.

http://www.jewelant.wordpress.com is my blog here at WordPress

https://www.jewelant.deviantart.com is my Deviant Art page

https://www.jewelant.deviantart.com/gallery/ is my Deviant Art Gallery

https://www.jewelant.deviantart.com/prints/ is my Deviant Art Prints and gifts shop

(I just typed all that in and WordPress and the WordPress Editor made it so I could make it clickable for whoever clicks it.)

Learn to ask permission or if a certain thing is alright. I don’t even re-blog something without asking if the blogger likes that. I share a picture on Pinterest, but make sure I pin it from the website that has the link to the person that created it. If you think that’s a lot of trouble, think how much trouble it is for me to spend a whole afternoon writing this article. Or a whole week re-doing all the photos you’ve ever posted to an over 80 page blog

My copyright notice means please, do not copy and use my art and photography without my permission or agreement. It is not negotiable. Sure, you can do it, but that means that others can do the same to you with something YOU find valuable that you do not wish to just give away. Look at it like that and possibly you’ll see. How mad would you be if someone suddenly wanted to “share the contents of your phone with the entire world?

It’s wrong to steal peoples stuff, no matter what kind of stuff it is. Well, you can steal from a garbage can, but that doesn’t belong to them any more. (but it would be tacky, as in dumpster diver tacky) Don’t be a thief even if everyone says it’s okay. Don’t steal even if everyone else is doing it and calling it free. And don’t steal just because you want something really bad. That’s called being a greedy thief. And although it might get you “Likes” and followers on your social network, it won’t ever be real, or because you were personally so special.

It’s good to think good about yourself. The way to do that is to do good things, and be the person that you admire.


COPYRIGHT LINKS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_notice

https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf

https://www.copyrightwitness.com/copyright/p03_copyright_notices

http://reddotblog.com/debate-should-you-watermark-images-you-are-posting-online/

https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/the-importance-of-naming-your-digital-files/

http://www.photoattorney.com/2007/07/watermarks-can-be-music-to-your-ears.html

http://reddotblog.com/debate-should-you-watermark-images-you-are-posting-online/

https://creativepro.com/illustrator-how-to-creating-your-own-chop/


ANOTHER WAY TO STEAL A WEBSITE THAT COST THE CREATOR REAL MONEY

WHAT IS HOTLINKING? HERE’S SOME LINKS:

http://altlab.com/hotlinking.html

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hotlink

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotlinking

http://support.hostgator.com/articles/what-is-hot-linking-how-do-i-enable-and-disable-hotlink-protection

http://awesomelytechie.com/dont-hotlink/

 

New things to enjoy

Grey cat Inquiring Minds

YOU WILL LIKE THIS

I recently decided to start posting some of my photography on DeviantArt website. The reason being they were just sitting on a hard drive not making themselves useful at all. Here’s what I’ve posted there so far at DeviantArt at https://jewelant.deviantart.com/prints/      Also on DeviantArt you can have them printed as all kinds of things such as:

 

Fine Art Prints – Fine Art Canvas Prints – Framed Fine Art Paper Prints – Framed Canvas Prints – Wrapped Canvas Prints – Photographic Prints – Greeting Cards – Mouse Pads – Ceramic Coffee Mugs – Coasters – Fridge Magnets – Postcards – Calendars

Photo dog statue with sunglasses          Photo poolside candles

Yowie Yoga Cat HiYa!Gee golly that sounded great. I knew my little printer wouldn’t keep up with all that, not to mention the time involved doing it myself. And I’m sure not set up to print on cups, magnets, coasters, and such.  I’ll have to explore a different place for T-Shirts.  They don’t do that there.  NOTE: I have only just started posting my photography, but next month will start posting my ART there too.  (possibly, see my post here on maybe why not)

Photo Pink Rose    photo mauve purple rose    

So if you just want to see what all else I post on there, go on over to DeviantArt to MY page, and you can look through all of them  https://jewelant.deviantart.com/prints/

Jewelant Antique Postcards 57-64

A sixth pile of antique postcards . . . And that’s not ALL I’ll scan some more later on.

Antique Card – Lovelights Quit Your Foolin' Man and woman card with them in the middle framed by a lightbulb and a heart shape.

Antique Card – Lovelights Quit Your Foolin’ Man and woman card with them in the middle framed by a lightbulb and a heart shape.

Antique Travel Folding Postcard THE EIFFEL TOWER

Antique Travel Folding Postcard THE EIFFEL TOWER

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Edgewater Gulf Hotel 1937

Antique Travel Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Edgewater Gulf Hotel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Buena Vista Motel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Buena Vista Motel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Missouri Stevens College Administration Building Columbia 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Missouri Stevens College Administration Building Columbia 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Carlos Hotel Pensacola Florida 1935

Antique Travel Postcard Florida San Antique Travel Postcard Carlos Hotel Pensacola Florida 1935

Antique Travel Postcard Swimming Pool Bath House Syracuse NY 1939

Antique Travel Postcard Swimming Pool Bath House Syracuse NY 1939

Antique Travel Postcard Arkansas Hot Springs Mountain Drive 1914

Antique Travel Postcard Arkansas Hot Springs Mountain Drive 1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 46-56

A fifth big bunch of antique postcards . . . They did a lot of travel art back then.

Antique Travel Postcard – Colorado Pikes Peak Trifold Vacation

Antique Travel Postcard – Colorado Pikes Peak Trifold Vacation This has multiple photos inside.

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Biloxi Historic Lighthouse 1941

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Biloxi Historic Lighthouse 1941

Antique Travel Postcard Hotel Markham Gulfport Mississippi 1942

Antique Travel Postcard Hotel Markham Gulfport Mississippi 1942

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Georgia Lookout Mountain Rock city gardens 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Georgia Lookout Mountain Rock city gardens 1938

Antique Travel Postcard EastBeachRiverDriveSunset on the Mississippi River 1936-1940

Antique Travel Postcard EastBeachRiverDriveSunset on the Mississippi River 1936-1940

Antique Travel Postcard Holly Springs, MS Mississippi Synodical College in winter 1936-40

Antique Travel Postcard Holly Springs, MS Mississippi Synodical College in winter 1936-40

Antique Travel Postcard Tennessee Memphis Harahan Bridge 1938-1940

Antique Travel Postcard Tennessee Memphis Harahan Bridge 1938-1940

Antique Travel Postcard – Birch Trees And Canoe 1936 Publisher: Curteich Postmark: July 6,1936 Notes: Writing on back, one cent green stamp

Antique Travel Postcard – Birch Trees And Canoe 1936 Publisher: Curteich Postmark: July 6,1936 Notes: Writing on back, one cent green stamp

Antique Travel Postcard Peace River Florida A Scene near Arcadia Fla 1936

Antique Travel Postcard Peace River Florida A Scene near Arcadia Fla 1936

Antique Travel Postcard Florida New Smyrna Yacht Club

Antique Travel Postcard Florida New Smyrna Yacht Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A fourth batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Travel Postcard California Venice California vacation beach trifold fold out one picture from

Antique Travel Postcard California Venice California vacation beach trifold fold out one picture from

Antique Postcard An alluring Scene Down South 1939

Antique Travel Postcard An alluring Scene Down South 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Georgia Atlanta Georgia Druid Hill Golf Course 1931

Antique Travel Postcard Georgia Atlanta Georgia Druid Hill Golf Course 1931

Antique Travel Postcard South Carolina A walk in Middleton Gardens Charleston South Carolina 1942

Antique Travel Postcard South Carolina A walk in Middleton Gardens Charleston South Carolina 1942

Antique Travel Postcard – New Jersey Bathing Beach Looking South From Ocean Pier, Wildwood-By-The-Sea NJ 1942

Antique Travel Postcard New Jersey Bathing Beach Looking South From Ocean Pier, Wildwood-By-The-Sea NJ 1942

Antique Travel Postcard St Augustine Florida Hotel Ponce DeLeon 1943

Antique Travel Postcard St Augustine Florida Hotel Ponce DeLeon 1943

Antique Travel Postcard – Mississippi Vivid Azaleas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Vivid Azaleas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Antique Travel Postcard – Wyoming Wind River Canyon Wyoming 1072 Highway through wind river canon on US 20 near thermopolis

Antique Travel Postcard Wyoming Wind River Canyon Wyoming 1072 Highway through wind river canon on US 20 near Thermopolis Wyoming

Antique Military Postcard King George era World War One Tanks 1916-1917

Antique Military Postcard King George era World War One Tanks 1916-1917

Antique Postcard Canada Parliament Buildings Ottowa Canada 1939

Antique Postcard Canada Parliament Buildings Ottowa Canada 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Texas State Capitol Austin Texas 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Texas State Capitol Austin Texas 1939

 

 

 

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A third batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Postcard of texas state capitol austin tx 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard Texas state capitol Austin 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana fort pike and rigolets bridge new orleans 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana fort pike and rigolets bridge new orleans 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana new orleans huey p long bridge 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana new orleans huey p long bridge 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard colorado valley of dreams cave of the winds colorado springs 1937

Antique Scenic Postcard colorado valley of dreams cave of the winds colorado springs 1937

Antique Military Postcard alabama montgomery maxwell field 1941

Antique Military Postcard alabama montgomery maxwell field 1941

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi gulf side bilioxi 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi gulf side bilioxi 1938

Antique PostcardTexasNight View, State of Texas Building, Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas 1936

Antique PostcardTexasNight View, State of Texas Building, Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas 1936

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi pines along the mississippi gulf coast between-biloxi and gulfport 1937

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi pines along the mississippi gulf coast between-biloxi and gulfport 1937

Antique Postcard tennessee memphis arial view business district 1941

Antique Postcard tennessee memphis arial view business district 1941

Antique Postcard colorado denver business buildings trifold

Antique Postcard colorado denver business buildings trifold

Antique Tri-Fold Folding Postcard colorado denver scenes along the moffat road outside view

Antique Tri-Fold Folding Postcard colorado denver scenes along the moffat road outside view

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 15-24

A second batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Postcard B25 Bomber World War One 1942

Antique Postcard B25 Bomber World War One 1942

Antique Postcard Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1959

Antique Postcard Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1959

Antique Postcard Old Black Man down south 1942

Antique Postcard Old Black Man down south 1942

Antique Postcard oklahoma indian scout henryetta1941

Antique Postcard oklahoma indian scout henryetta 1941

Antique Postcard Hot Springs Arkansas Boy Riding Alligator

Antique Postcard Hot Springs Arkansas Boy Riding Alligator

Antique Postcard Girl Riding A Turtle Biloxie Mississippi 1936

Antique Postcard Girl Riding A Turtle Biloxie Mississippi 1936

Antique Postcard Emil Ritters Midgets 1930

Antique Postcard Emil Ritters Midgets 1930

Antique Art Postcard by Israels The Woman Knitting not dated

Antique Art Postcard by Israels The Girl Knitting.  not dated

Antique Postcard south carolina scene in magnolia gardensc Charleston SC 1942

Antique Postcard south carolina “scene in magnolia garden” Charleston SC 1942

Antique Postcard louisiana canal street by night new orleans Louisiana1939

Antique Postcard louisiana canal street by night new orleans Louisiana1939

 

 

 

Jewelant Website Message

Jewelant Antique Postcards

ATTENTION!  IMPORTANT NEWS!
The Jewelant.com and Antiqueheap.com websites are going to be going to be gone Mid February 2016, as a necessary budget cut.   BUT DON’T WORRY!  Jewelant and all the stuff that was here will be online at many other places, so Jewelant will not be gone after all.  I will be posting all that was there, plus more things at these links later this month and throughout the year. Here are most of my links.  And I’ll be posting, as always here on the blogs.

JEWELANT WORDPRESS
ANTIQUE HEAP WORDPRESS

JEWELANT DEVIANT ART GALLERY AND STORE
JEWELANT YOUTUBE CHANNEL
FLICKR PHOTOS
JEWELANT PINTEREST PINS
GOOGLE WEB SEARCH JEWELANT
GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH JEWELANT

And don’t forget you can contact me by email at any of those links. In the meantime, here’s some more stuff I’ll be posting:

Antique Military, Militaria

Antique Vinyl Records by Jewelant

Antique books,magazine,paperbacks

Jewlant's antique toys

Antique radio, ham, CB, and tubes

Vintage and Antique Jewelry

But that’s just a few of the things and categories.  I just have a lot of great junk!

 

North American B25 Bomber

I had this postcard and decided to find more information about it.

North American B25 Bomber antique postcard

North American B25 Bomber antique postcard at http://www.jewelant.com

From Wikipedia article North American B-25 Mitchell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_B-25_Mitchell

The B-25 was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation.

The B-25 was a descendant of the earlier XB-21 (North American-39) project of the mid-1930s. Experience gained in developing that aircraft was eventually used by North American in designing the B-25 (called the NA-40 by the company).

The majority of B-25s in American service were used in the Pacific. They fought on Papua New Guinea, in Burma and in the island hopping campaign in the central Pacific.

In Burma, the B-25 was often used to attack Japanese communication links, especially bridges in central Burma. It also helped supply the besieged troops at Imphal in 1944.

In the Pacific, the B-25 proved itself to be a very capable anti-shipping weapon, sinking many ships.

The first B-25s arrived in Egypt just in time to take part in the Battle of El Alamein. From there the aircraft took part in the rest of the campaign in North Africa, the invasion of Sicily and the advance up Italy.

The U.S. Eighth Air Force, based in Britain, concentrated on long-range raids over Germany and occupied Europe. During World War Two the British RAF received nearly 900 Mitchells, using them to replace Douglas Bostons, Lockheed Venturas and Vickers Wellington bombers.

Although the B-25 was originally designed to bomb from medium altitudes in level flight, it was used frequently in the Southwest Pacific theatre on treetop-level strafing and missions with parachute-retarded fragmentation bombs against Japanese airfields in New Guinea and the Philippines

The B-25 first gained fame as the bomber used in the 18 April 1942 Doolittle Raid, in which 16 B-25Bs led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan, four months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) was an early customer for the B-25 via Lend-Lease. The RAF was the only force to use the B-25 on raids against Europe from bases in the United Kingdom, as the USAAF used the Martin B-26 Marauder and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress for this purpose instead.

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was an important user of the B-25 Mitchell,

The Australians got Mitchells by the spring of 1944.

During World War II, the Mitchell served in fairly large numbers with the Air Force of the Dutch government-in-exile

The U.S. supplied 862 B-25 (of B, D, G, and J types) aircraft to the Soviet Union under lend-lease during the Second World War via the Alaska–Siberia ALSIB ferry route.

Well over 100 B-25Cs and Ds were supplied to the Nationalist Chinese during the Second World War. In addition, a total of 131 B-25Js were supplied to China under Lend-Lease.

During the war, the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB) received a few B-25s under Lend-Lease.

At least 21 Mitchell IIIs were issued by the Royal Air Force to No 342 Squadron, which was made up primarily of Free French aircrews.

At 9:40 on Saturday, 28 July 1945, a USAAF B-25D crashed in thick fog into the north side of the Empire State Building between the 79th and 80th floors.

There are more than one hundred surviving North American B-25 Mitchells scattered over the world, mainly in the United States. Most of them are on static display in museums, but about 45 are still airworthy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_surviving_North_American_B-25_Mitchells
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SPECIFICATIONS
Crew: 6 (one pilot, one co-pilot, navigator/bombardier, turret gunner/engineer, radio operator/waist gunner, tail gunner)
Length: 52 ft 11 in (16.13 m)
Wingspan: 67 ft 7 in (20.60 m)
Height: 16 ft 4 in (4.98 m)
Wing area: 610 sq ft (56.7 m²)
Empty weight: 19,480 lb (8,855 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 35,000 lb (15,910 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-2600-92 Twin Cyclone 14-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 1,700 hp (1,267 kW) each

Performance
Maximum speed: 272 mph (237 kn, 438 km/h) at 13,000 ft (3,960 m)
Cruise speed: 230 mph (200 knots, 370 km/h)
Range: 1,350 mi (1,174 nmi, 2,174 km)
Service ceiling: 24,200 ft (7,378 m)

Armament
Guns: 12–18 × .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns and 75 mm (2.95 in) T13E1 cannon
Hardpoints: 2,000 lb (900 kg) ventral shackles to hold one external Mark 13 torpedo[35]
Rockets: racks for eight 5 in (127 mm) high velocity aircraft rockets (HVAR)
Bombs: 3,000 lb (1,360 kg) bombs
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List of aircraft of World War II
The List of aircraft of World War II includes all the aircraft used by those countries which were at war during World War II from the period between their joining the conflict and the conflict ending for them.  See this article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_of_World_War_II

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Note:  jewelant.com has this postcard, and if you like it, it is possible to order a print of it to hang on your wall.  The original was scanned in high resolution, and would make a fine addition to any military collection. Just email jewelant and inquire.

Hand painted figurines page 2

Gnome on a turtle hand painted

Gnome on a turtle

Gnome on a turtle hand painted figurine

Gnome on a turtle

Gnome leaping over turtle.  Completely handpainted and sealed for the outdoors.  He wants to go home with you.  You could hang your jewlery on him, or use him as a door prop.  9”tall x 5”wide x 7 1/2” deep.            #CER 18  $26.00  Paypal buy now button

Small hand painted ceramic lop earred rabbit figurine

Lop earred rabbit

Small white Lop earred rabbit, hand painted ceramic 4” x 3 1/2”  #CER 36  $8.00  Paypal buy now button

Ceramic hand painted Rabbit napkin holders

Rabbit napkin holder set ON SALE!!

Rabbit napkin holder set, Perfect for weddings and easter. Hand painted ceramic          3 1/2”long  x 3”tall x 1 1/2”wide.  #CER 38  $16.00 SALE (regular $24.00)  Paypal buy now button

Ceramic Santa with little girl and presents

Santa and friend

Santa with girl and sack of presents, Hand painted ceramic.  About 10″ tall.   Regularly $18.00      #CER 45  SALE PRICE $16.00    Paypal buy now button

 

Antique jewelry 3 heart necklaces

Some of the beautiful heart pendants I have fashioned.  I love hearts, it reminds me of my beau. who got me a gold heart ring.

gold heart locket necklace with chain

Gold ornate heart locket #JEW 66

Gold heart locket

Opens for a picture or a love note

Large heart locket  Necklace with raised gold carving on lid. Opens so that you may put a picture, or whatever fits inside to carry.  Measures 2 3/4” x 1 1/4”  chain measures 20”    #JEW 66  $22.00  Paypal buy now button

 

Antique enameled red heart necklace

Close up of #JEW 67

Antique enameled red heart necklace

Comes with double silk cord

Antique Enameled red heart necklace with yellow flowers and gold edge.  Has red silk cord double chain.  1 1/4” x 1 1/4”  chain16”  #JEW 31  $10.00  Paypal buy now button

Antique onyx heart pendant and silver chain

Onyx pendant and silver chain #JEW 68

Antique Onyx heart pendant on silver chain. Sophisticated and simple. Measures 3/4” x 7/8”  chain 17”  #JEW 68  $22.00  Paypal buy now button

NOTE:  You can order 1-4 items for the same shipping price, but to do this right now send me the item numbers and descriptions and I can invoice you through email.  Just contact me through the form below instead of clicking on the Buy Now buttons.

Hand Painted Ceramic figurines 1

I paint ceramic figurines with a lot of cuteness, beautifulness, and character.  You can give these to children, as wedding presents, birthday presents, and all occassions.  If you collect, I have Cherubs, bears, and all kinds of animals and dolls. Here’s a few of them I have for sale.  This page will be updated as I add more items. NOTE: I ship only within the U.S. presently.  I may change this later, but for now if you live outside the United States it’s not possible.

Large Hand painted ceramic brown squirrel

Got any NUTS?

Large hand painted ceramic brown squirrel

Measures 12”long x 8 1/4”tall x 8 1/4”wide  #CER 16

head detail of large ceramic squirrel

I SEE YOU!

Large brown squirrel with tail upraised and glistening eyes, Handpainted ceramic.  Measures 12”long x 8 1/4”tall x 8 1/4”wide.  Genuinely hand painted and ready to greet people at your door.  #CER 16  $26.00   Paypal buy now button

Large ceramic hand painted partridge rock chicken

Partridge Rock chicken #CER 04

Large ceramic hand painted partridge rock hen

I lay lots of fake eggs (not reallly)

Large colorful Partridge Rock breed hen statue.  Hand painted ceramic, Measures 14 1/2” tall x 6 1/2”wide x 13”long.   #CER 04 $28.00   Paypal buy now button

Large ceramic lamb with turquoise flowers

Large ceramic lamb with turquoise flowers #CER 01

Large White Lamb with black face and flowers around neck.  Hand painted ceramic.  Measures 12”long x 5” wide x 7 1/2” tall.    #CER 01a  $28.00  SOLD

Hand painted ceramic lambNOTE: #CER 01b Grey Faced Lamb SOLD.  I’ve sold the grey faced lamb also.  BUT, if someone happens to like this lamb and wants to buy one I can see if I can find another one to paint for you.  Just let me know.  I can paint it any color you might like even rainbow colored!  If you have a decorating or personalization you want I’m open to ideas always. Hand painted ceramic.  Measures 12”long x 5” wide x 7 1/2” tall

Large ceramic hand painted colt

We had a colt just this color. #CER 02

Large ceramic hand painted colt

Close up of colts eye. The real colt had eyes like this.

Hand painted ceramic baby colt lying down and looking to the side, Hand painted ceramic. Measures 15”long x 8” wide x 8 1/2” tall.   #CER 02  $28.00Paypal buy now button

Hand painted ceramic white duck preening feathers

White duck preening feathers #CER 59

Large white ceramic duck with head preening, highly detailed feathers and brown metallic eyes, handpainted ceramic 10”long x 7 1/2”wide x 6 3/4”tall                          #CER 59   Paypal buy now button$28.00

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Antique Jewelry repurposed page 1

Antique pin gold leaf

One of my Antique pins

I have a lot of ANTIQUE jewelry that is between 50 to 170 years old. Rhinestone, metallic, Mother of Pearl, Earrings, pins, pins that double as necklaces, bracelets, and it is all very very old.  It was owned by a relative and she put it in a trunk where it remained for about 30 years until her passing.  There was so much of it that no normal person could wear all of it unless they wore a piece each day for years.  Additionally, I also inherited antique buttons, military emblems and awards, and medallions of all kinds.

So I aked myself “Hey, you, if you wanted a nice piece of jewelry for yourself, what would you do with it?”  And me said that I’d just make something out of it.  So here I post for you some of the jewelry I made out of my antique parts.  I would wear them myself, but I don’t have ten or twenty bodies to wear it on.  It’s all very dressy and for sale.

I’ve also got many broken necklaces that are antique beads that someone strung on simple sewing thread, which rots in 75-100 years.  So if you bead a lot contact me for pictures of my beads. I might have some you’d like.  If you have a question as to the history of some of them just ask and I’ll post an article on it.

I also have superb unbroken antique jewelry all over the place, but I will be posting that elsewhere, probably on my website at www.jewelant.com

NOTE ON SHIPPING:  Currently I do not sell outside the United States, so shipping is for the U.S. only right now.  Later on I may change this, but for now that’s the deal.  If you wish to buy more than one item I can ship several small items for the same shipping price.  Over a certain weight or size the package size goes up and so does the shipping.

Antique Ornate silver cross with multi colored stones

Antique Ornate silver cross with multi colored stones

Large Silver toned metal cross necklace with five colored stones. 23’” silver tone chain. Measures about 3″ x 2′.  Late 1950’s to Early 1960’s  #JEW 02a  $16.00   Paypal buy now button

Antique enameled mauve and gold pendant with flowers

Antique enameled mauve and gold pendant with flowers

Antique Mauve enameled metal shell pendant full view

Antique enameled shell pendant full view

Antique Mauve enameled metal shell pendant and chain with gold edge, small yellow flower motif. Measures 1 ¼ x 1 1/2”, chain  23”  #JEW 03 $16.00             Paypal buy now button

Silver and green rhinestone pendant

Antique green rhinestone pendant with silver chain

antique silver necklace with green rhinestone pendant

Comes with decorative silver chain

Silver toned metal and green rhinestone pendant and necklace. Pendant measures 7/8” x 7/8”.  Silver toned chain 27” Late 1800’s to early 1900’s    #JEW 11  SOLD

I sold this one, but if you like green sparklies, I’ll list some of the other ones I have that are similar later this week.  I’ve also got a pin and earrings that are green rhinestones AND also are antique.

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