Archive for 2014

NOV
28
2014

Air France Map

By mwilcox

Airfrance

With maps of this type for Air France and other airlines, a great deal of their value depends on condition, vintage, rarity and novelty, this one dates from 1952. The artist who did the original, Lucien Boucher (1889-1971), produced a large...

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NOV
27
2014

Antique Hand Painted Creamer

By mwilcox

Creamer

This Antique handpainted porcelain creamer is signed "A. Walker" and dates from the turn of the 19th Century to the early 1910. Pieces like this are generally what's referred to as "Studio Pottery", getting it's name from the fact most pottery of...

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NOV
25
2014

Vintage Western Saddles

By mwilcox

Saddleauction

Values for vintage Western saddles depends a great deal on the maker, level of decoration, provenance and current condition. Unmarked saddles are very difficult to identify to a specific maker, in such cases things such condition, quality of...

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NOV
24
2014

Antique Anchor

By mwilcox

Anchor2

This antique anchor is a late 19th to early 20th Century Admiralty type example, this one bears the marking “100” indicating its weight, 100lbs. The Admiralty pattern anchor is the most recognizable as a typical anchor of a sailing ship....

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NOV
20
2014

Antique Handpainted Pickard Style Plate

By mwilcox

Brauerplate

This Antique handpainted plate was decorated by Julius H. Brauer . J.H. Brauer originally emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1890, by 1902 he was in Chicago decorating china for Pickard. Brauer worked for the well know Pickard china...

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NOV
17
2014

Antique Cloisonné "Foo Dog" Paperweights

By mwilcox

Foodogpaperweight

Antique Cloisonné "Foo Dog " paperweights like this generally date from the turn of the 19th Century and into the 1920's. Cloisonné is made by soldering metal wires, often brass silver or gold onto a metal base, the design is filled in with...

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NOV
14
2014

Bronze Dedication Building Plaques

By mwilcox

Plaque

We get a fair number of requests regarding the value of bronze or brass plaques from demolished buildings. The answer is there is generally not a lot of demand for dedication building plaques, unless the building was of some large historical...

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NOV
08
2014

Antique Indonesian Cupboard

By mwilcox

Indocabinet

Antique Indonesian Cupboards like this are very difficult to date accurately, the reason being that until very recently furniture make in Indonesia and the Far East were still made using the same hand tools and methods as two hundred years ago....

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NOV
06
2014

Rosemeade Pottery

By mwilcox

Rosemeadeduck

Rosemeade Pottery of North Dakota's main claim to fame was it's primary designer, Laura Taylor Hughes . Rosemeade made a wide variety of decorative figurines, vases and kitchen ware. They operated from 1940 to 1961 selling world wide, but the...

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NOV
03
2014

Antique Gothic Revival Furniture

By mwilcox

Gothcabinet

This is Antique late 19th Century Continental Gothic style piece, based on original cupboards made during the 1500's. The Gothic style has gone through a number of revivals, the biggest being during the mid early to mid Victorian era (1849-60)....

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