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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.
When the pocket watch is inserted in the hole near the top, it creates a decorative “clock.”
A Cracker Jack Collectors Association formed because the toys — especially the baseball cards — are very popular.
The pair were “lost” for 10 years because an appraiser didn’t realize they were by the famous sculptor.
The 7-inch-tall toy sold for $12,000, no doubt because it told part of the story of the famous theft.
At first, Wellington boots were a fashion statement. Then farmers and soldiers began to wear them.
Ornate stuff like this 1870 American Renaissance-era cabinet just looks weird in contemporary homes.
A simple cardboard jack-o’-lantern dressed like a maid from the 1930s recently sold for $90.
It features partial shelves built below the 20-inch square tabletop. It sold for $13,000 at auction.
The Art Nouveau artist must have liked cats. They are almost the only animal figure he made.
Antiques made of iron, even clown’s heads like this one, have long been coveted by collectors.
The circular tube was a water flask for when streams were far away. An example recently sold for $325.
Sailors had time to carve ivory objects, often as gifts, and the ankle and leg were considered erotic.
The bed still has the original fabric-wrapped metal wire webbing the designer patented in 1879.