Archive for 2013

NOV
02
2013

Antique Barber Chairs

By mwilcox

Kokenchair

Values for antique Barber chairs like this one peaked about the same time Baby Boomers stopped rushing out to buy Victorian furniture and decorating items . The trend for Victorian furniture peaked in the early 1990's after a huge run up during...

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OCT
31
2013

ESTATE SALES BENEFIT FROM APPRAISALS

By judith

Estatesale

October 31, 2013

The end of life has a profound effect on every family, and some of the business afterwards can be challenging. Disposing of a relative's possessions can be a dicey affair, long and drawn out, with much difficulty and hard...

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OCT
30
2013

1940 Zenith Console Radio

By mwilcox


Zenith

I love the look of old radios, in fact I've had a couple stored away for years because I can't bear to discard the great looking cabinets, even though the radio's themselves are shot. The one pictured here is a Zenith console radio is a model...

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OCT
28
2013

Parian U.S. Grant Bust- Ott & Brewer

By mwilcox

Usgrant


Parian ware is a type of unglazed porcelain that resembles white marble, first becoming popular during the mid 19th Century. While it's generally considered to a product of a number of English firms such as Minton's , Wedgwood or Copeland's, it...

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OCT
28
2013

HALLOWEEN COLLECTIBLES CAN COMMAND SCARY PRICES

By judith

Devil

October 28, 2013

So, when did a lovely Celtic harvest festival cum Christian homage to the dearly departed become the rollicking excuse for the wild party we call Halloween today? And when did the accoutrements of the most fun you can have...

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OCT
24
2013

UNPLAYABLE VIOLIN SELLS FOR MORE THAN $1 MILLION

By judith

Violin 07

October 24, 2013

The violin played by bandleader Wallace Henry Hartley as the Titanic sank sold at an English auction house for more than 1.7 million dollars last week.  Henry Aldridge & Son auction house sold the violin for the highest...

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OCT
24
2013

Frances Hook Figurines

By mwilcox

Hook

Artist Frances Hook has been sometimes called “the Berta Hummel of America” for the sculptures based on her drawings of children at play in everyday activities. Hook was born in Ambler, PA, Hook's favorite subjects, children in natural settings,...

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OCT
23
2013

CLARICE CLIFF BIZARRE WARE

By judith

Cliffbizarre

October 22, 2013

Clarice Cliff was arguably the most important pottery designer of the 20th century. She was born in 1899 in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England, the fourth of eight children. From an early age she was proficient in art. At the age...

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OCT
21
2013

Turner Wall Art ?

By mwilcox

Turner2

Turner Wall Art was made by the Turner Manufacturing Company. The company was based in Chicago and produced a wide variety of modestly priced decorative items until they went out of business in the the 1970's . They were best known for their...

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OCT
20
2013

Lalique Car Mascots

By mwilcox

Mascot

René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) was a renowned glass designer, recognized as one of the world's greatest glass makers and jewelry designers in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Today he is best known for his Art Deco style glassware made during...

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