Posts tagged “Values”

MAY
25
2016

Values for Old Books

By mwilcox

Grant

Values for books depends a great deal on the following three things, 'Edition, Author and Condition'. The general guideline, with some exceptions of course, being that first editions of a book in very good condition by a famous Author are most...

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AUG
03
2015

Bicentennial Furniture

By mwilcox

Bicentsuite

During the run up to the celebration of an anniversary type event like the Bicentennial of 1976 huge number of items are produced to fill the demand caused by that celebratory fever. Most such events, such as the anniversary of the birth or death...

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FEB
27
2015

Deco Style Bistro Set

By mwilcox

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While this Bistro type set is based on the Art Deco style popular from the 1930's until World War Two ( 1939), it's unlikely it predates the 1980's. Sets like this have fairly high retail values when first sold, but take drastic drops in value...

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FEB
19
2015

1950's Continental Painted Rococo Suite

By mwilcox

Rococosuite

Sets like these are generally 1950's Continental pieces, loosely based on 18th Century French and Italian Rococo furniture. Most of it tends to be good quality with more hand crafted detail than one would find on North American pieces made during...

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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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OCT
31
2014

Antique Wicker and Values

By mwilcox

Wickercake

Antique Wicker like this tends to date from the turn of the 19th Century through the 1920's. Wicker furniture dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, Circa 3000 BC, with examples being discovered in tombs by Archaeologists. Wicker was a major...

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OCT
09
2014

Kaplan Chalkware Figures

By mwilcox

Kaplanchalkware

We don't have much information on these "Kaplan" figurines other than they are “Chalkware” . Chalkware is a form of cast plaster is prone to chipping, mold and paint flaking if exposed to overly damp conditions, but is easily repaired. Most...

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JUL
07
2014

"Dollar" Pocket Watches

By mwilcox

Standardwatch

The pocket watch is an item that often is ascribed a lot more value than it actually has. A family history adds fuel to the fire, often having the watch being purchased in some exotic locations or carried into battlefields that predate its date...

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MAY
12
2014

Advertising Collectibles - "Hush Puppy"

By mwilcox

Hushpuppy

Generally advertising collectibles gain value by the popularity of the item they advertise, their vintage and most importantly, having an active group of collectors. As far as I'm aware there is not an established base of collectors for Hush...

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FEB
21
2014

Burlingtonware Toby Jug

By mwilcox

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The piece pictured here is a "Toby." The first Toby jug was said to have been made in the mid to late 18th century. The first type typically depicted a “Toby Fillpot” character in late 18th century attire, such as a tricorner hat, breech-coat and...

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