Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane and No Power

Just a quick post to let my customers know what's happening in this corner of the world.

We were hit with Hurricane Irene on Sunday.

We got through it fine, but it has been two days, and we have no electricity.

We run a small generator that powers only a couple of things at a time and the computer is not considered a necessity.

So, I do get on it - once in the morning and once in the evening.

We are trying our best to keep up with the orders - so far so good.

Please have patience if we do not answer your questions immediately.

We will get back to you.

Thanks for understanding and hopefully thing will be back to normal soon.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

More Indians Next Week

Next weekend is a holiday in the US.

Labor day marks the end of the summer for us and the beginning of the school year for the kids.

Many families are making the most of this last long weekend of summer and are enjoying get-aways and visitors.

And the computer is the last thing on their minds for the most part.

Over the years I have found that online sales are really slow during these holiday weekends.

So we will not be posting any more of the sterling silver American Indian coins until next week so they end after the holiday.

We have a little over half of the set left.

Stay tuned!

Friday, August 19, 2011

American Indian Leaders Medallions


We have begun to list on Ebay a most interesting, quite rare collection of silver rounds.

The collection is called: American Indian Leaders Medallions.

It was minted by the Osborne Mint in 1979-1980.

There are 48 rounds that are made of Sterling Silver.

They are one ounce each.

They feature many of the famous Indian leaders from tribes across the US.

Only 5000 of these sets were produced.

We are listing them separately over the next few days, so if anyone is interested in the whole lot, they need to let me know so I can end the listings already on Ebay.

I would rather have kept them all together, but sadly they are valued more separately.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask - just leave a comment or go through the contact us link on the store website.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Check Outgoing Links

I posted on one of my other blogs a couple of weeks ago about checking the outgoing links on a website.

 Well, I had taken care of all of my blogs, and the KML store website was next on the list.

Before I got to it, I was sent an email from a program I have monitoring the site for any suspicious behavior.

And wouldn't you know, there was malware.

Fearing my site had been attacked, panic set in.

Upon further investigation, I found it was an outgoing link to website I had on my link exchange page.

This link had been on my page for years, I certainly didn't expect that.

Someone hacked that site, and it was showing up bad on mine.

Well, we can't have that, so off it came,

Along with a few others that let their domains and websites expire.

It's a shorter list now, but it's clean.

And that is the important thing!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Towle Crystal Bottle Stoppers

A rare find - a set of three crystal bottle stoppers made by Towle.

These beauties are made in Austria of full lead crystal.

Each one is a different design that measures about 5 3/4 inches.

They are the newest addition to the store and you can find out more about them here.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Readying for the Holiday Season

It seems a bit early to be thinking about the upcoming holiday season, after all, it is only August.

But when it comes to being online and selling merchandise, the earlier one begins to think about it, the better.

It takes time to get the items ready, photo them, and then actually get them on the website.

It takes time for the search engines to crawl the new listings.

So, by the end of summer, I usually have dived into the "season".

Not sure how things will be this year with the economy as it is, but good deals are always in demand.

And we offer quite a few of those!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pretty Pastel Perfume Bottles

 Pretty perfumes bottles made in Romania.

They are mouth-blown and hand-painted.

Delicate leaf and vine etchings adorn the outsides.

Topped with a gold colored glass stopper they stand approximately six inches high.

Purple, blue, green, and pink are the colors.

You can find what we have to offer, here.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Crystal Pen Holder

This beautiful crystal pen holder is made in France.

It is made by Cristal d'Arques and is 24% lead crystal.

The holder is beautifully cut to reflect the light.

Fitted with a gold colored holder, the gold colored pen slips in perfectly.

This set is a classic that adds a special touch to any desk.

You can find the store listing here.

Thanks and enjoy!