Posts tagged “Antique”

OCT
20
2015

Typewriters?

By mwilcox

Oldtypewriter

One of the things we often have come across our desk are typewriters, while they appear ancient compared to the modern technology we now use everyday, very few can be considered valuable antiques. Most, like the one pictured tend to date...

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MAY
06
2015

Antique Tiles

By mwilcox

Tile2

Ceramic tiles can date back to Ancient Greece and Egypt and can be found as decorative items in most every major culture in the world. Up until the mid 19th Century most were hand made and decorated, hand made tiles are still available, but the...

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APR
24
2015

Antique Spelter Bust

By mwilcox

Spelterbust

This piece is is in the Art Nouveau style that was all the rage from the 1890's through to World War One (1914). Busts of this type produced in France and Austria during this period were made in pottery, porcelain, bronze and “Spelter”. The upper...

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APR
24
2015

Nostalgia & Values for Collectibles and Antiques

By mwilcox

Superman2

Often what can drive values up is pure nostalgia, the most modern occurrence appeared in the 1980's as nostalgic Baby Boomers came into their "Productive Years" and bought up the memories of their childhood. Things like Coke machines, Lone Ranger...

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APR
15
2015

Antique Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines

By mwilcox

Wheeler

Wheeler & Wilson treadle sewing machines were one of the first domestic labor saving devices to be mass produced in the modern sense of the term. They were such a breakthrough that every family that could afford one, bought one. This company...

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APR
10
2015

Antique Patent Platfrom Rocker

By mwilcox

Platform1

Platform Rockers like this are often called “Patent Furniture” because quite often components or designs were protected from reproduction by other furniture makers by the original designer applying for patent protection. Platform rockers like...

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APR
07
2015

Antique or Modern?

By mwilcox

Marquetrytable

Inlaid decoration like this that uses different colored veneers to produce a design is called Marquetry. Without a physical examination, pieces like this are difficult to date, as pieces like this are still in production in Italy, with many of...

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MAR
26
2015

Antique Cash Registers

By mwilcox

Nashcash1

Antique National Cash registers were an item in huge demand during the 1980's to mid 90's, no antique store or boutique was complete without one. The National Cash Register Company was founded in 1884 in Dayton, Ohio and was the first producer of...

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MAR
12
2015

Antique Paper Mache

By mwilcox

Papermash

Paper mache was a popular construction material in the Victorian era. By the time Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, there were at least 25 companies producing papier mache items. The most common pieces were smaller pieces such as trays,...

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FEB
03
2015

Antique Erotic Bronze

By mwilcox

Bergbronze

Antique Risque bronze pieces like this can be found in every period of history, some items date back to Antiquity, with examples being found in early tombs and archeological excavations of most world cultural sites. Mass production of them began...

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