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If you’re looking for one made before the 1930s, check country names. For example, Persia became Iran in 1935.
It held a picture of President Abraham Lincoln and another picture of the family’s uniformed soldier.
The watercolor was made for Amos Tyler, who died in 1829, probably in Massachusetts, at the age of 38.
Few collectors today would recognize Horatio Lord Nelson, who lived from 1758 to 1805.
This David Gilhooly sculpture sold for $2,125. He added frogs to his artwork as a running joke.
This Biedermeier secretaire a abattant has a “Baker” label. It sold for $1,063 at an auction in 2019.
While this rarity appears to have original faded paint, watch out for reproductions made since the 1980s.
Would you believe a whopping $1,080 for this sign from the early 1900s?
The buyer also got the stove’s impressive provenance: a family scrapbook that identified previous owners.
Cordial glasses are popular because they are made in many colors, often with cut, engraved or painted decorations.
The unusual piece made of glass and “stone” was offered at an estimated price of $2,500 to $3,500.
Boxes for cigarettes, cigars and their accoutrements were especially common. Today, they can sell for upwards of $800.
An Antiques Magazine reporter proved the valentines were made by women in Barbados to sell in a gift shop.
A toy with a driver and a lady in a small cart was made by George Fischer of Germany in the early 1900s.
It’s part of the elaborate way caviar is properly served. Ice is held in the outer bowl, eggs in the inner.
His chairs and tables are selling for higher prices each year as collectors understand his importance.
The Warner Brothers picture starred Dolores Costello and George O’Brien — long forgotten movie stars.
The robin’s egg blue background and good condition of the 5-inch bottle led to it selling for $468.
According to Christmas lore, he gives candy to good children and beats bad children with a whip.
The self-taught artist decorated old boxes, furniture, strollers, toys, buckets, trays, fabrics and more.