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In 1921, Arcade Manufacturing Co. decided to make toys that were copies of real vehicles and everyday items.
The Kovels were surprised French’s paper cutting art was at auction, when artwork from the 1800s is more popular.
The paint company’s famous world globe covered with dripping paint replaced the amphibian in 1905.
It’s mysterious because most pieces aren’t marked and sometimes they’re sold as Vieux Paris or Old Paris.
The 44-inch-tall antique wicker carriage has an adjustable hood. It auctioned for just $61.50.
A tree from 1832 started the U.S. Christmas decorating custom that has grown into a billion-dollar industry.
The collectable was first made in the late 1700s, but most found today dates from about 1800 to 1850.
The dog decorating the front of the tin bank was a comic cartoon star from the 1920s to the 1940s.
The toys made after 1895 often resembled tourist buses used in a few large cities. It had a motor.
“Moon” was one of 14 rugs Calder had made by Guatemala weavers for an earthquake relief fund in 1972.
It encouraged sales because there was a belief in the 1880s that pigs bring prosperity and wealth.
After moving to the U.S. in 1929, Vally Wieselthier was a big hit in artistic circles. One of her vases recently sold for $1,037.
And fancy silver ones can sell for as much as $256 at antiques auctions.
The toy from early 1900s is on a wheeled platform, so the pumkin-head dancers go in circles when wound up.
When you hold the 18th-century plate up to a strong light, the white china appears to be light green.
A recent auction sold the play icebox with its original pristine box for $1,440. It is 5½ inches tall.
It’s actually a nest of four tables, designed by Gianfranco Frattini in the 1960s.
An English breakfast could be served with very fancy and expensive dishes and silver serving pieces.
This Provincial Louis XVI fruitwood window seat was sold at a New Orleans auction for $1,625.
Tea was a luxury in the 18th century, so special boxes were made for it with a lock and key.