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Pottery sandwich looks good enough to eat — except for the frog

Pottery sandwich looks good enough to eat — except for the frog

This David Gilhooly sculpture sold for $2,125. He added frogs to his artwork as a running joke.

Pottery sandwich looks good enough to eat — except for the frog
Tradename and logo for Baker Furniture Co. in use since the 1930s

Tradename and logo for Baker Furniture Co. in use since the 1930s

This Biedermeier secretaire a abattant has a “Baker” label. It sold for $1,063 at an auction in 2019.

Tradename and logo for Baker Furniture Co. in use since the 1930s
Antique lobster doorstop from early 20th century sells for $1,800

Antique lobster doorstop from early 20th century sells for $1,800

While this rarity appears to have original faded paint, watch out for reproductions made since the 1980s.

Antique lobster doorstop from early 20th century sells for $1,800
Prices steadily going up on vintage ad signs in good shape

Prices steadily going up on vintage ad signs in good shape

Would you believe a whopping $1,080 for this sign from the early 1900s?

Prices steadily going up on vintage ad signs in good shape
Stove circa 1895 covered in tiles with Walter Crane drawings

Stove circa 1895 covered in tiles with Walter Crane drawings

The buyer also got the stove’s impressive provenance: a family scrapbook that identified previous owners.

Stove circa 1895 covered in tiles with Walter Crane drawings
Vintage glassware comes in more than a dozen shapes and sizes

Vintage glassware comes in more than a dozen shapes and sizes

Cordial glasses are popular because they are made in many colors, often with cut, engraved or painted decorations.

Vintage glassware comes in more than a dozen shapes and sizes
Is it a table or a piece of art? In any case, it didn’t sell

Is it a table or a piece of art? In any case, it didn’t sell

The unusual piece made of glass and “stone” was offered at an estimated price of $2,500 to $3,500.

Is it a table or a piece of art? In any case, it didn’t sell
Decorative matched sets once were a home decor mainstay

Decorative matched sets once were a home decor mainstay

Boxes for cigarettes, cigars and their accoutrements were especially common. Today, they can sell for upwards of $800.

Decorative matched sets once were a home decor mainstay
Research shows ‘sailor’s valentine’ wasn’t made by a man at sea

Research shows ‘sailor’s valentine’ wasn’t made by a man at sea

An Antiques Magazine reporter proved the valentines were made by women in Barbados to sell in a gift shop.

Research shows ‘sailor’s valentine’ wasn’t made by a man at sea
Today, ‘penny toy’ of man powering a rickshaw is worth $5,400

Today, ‘penny toy’ of man powering a rickshaw is worth $5,400

A toy with a driver and a lady in a small cart was made by George Fischer of Germany in the early 1900s.

Today, ‘penny toy’ of man powering a rickshaw is worth $5,400
Cut-glass globe for serving caviar at parties sold for over $2K

Cut-glass globe for serving caviar at parties sold for over $2K

It’s part of the elaborate way caviar is properly served. Ice is held in the outer bowl, eggs in the inner.

Cut-glass globe for serving caviar at parties sold for over $2K
Paul Evans furniture from the 1960s is back in popular demand

Paul Evans furniture from the 1960s is back in popular demand

His chairs and tables are selling for higher prices each year as collectors understand his importance.

Paul Evans furniture from the 1960s is back in popular demand
This movie clock publicized 1928 ‘Noah’s Ark’ part-talkie film

This movie clock publicized 1928 ‘Noah’s Ark’ part-talkie film

The Warner Brothers picture starred Dolores Costello and George O’Brien — long forgotten movie stars.

This movie clock publicized 1928 ‘Noah’s Ark’ part-talkie film
This round flask with a label under the glass pictures a girl

This round flask with a label under the glass pictures a girl

The robin’s egg blue background and good condition of the 5-inch bottle led to it selling for $468.

This round flask with a label under the glass pictures a girl
Belsnickel is a not-so-nice German companion of Santa Claus

Belsnickel is a not-so-nice German companion of Santa Claus

According to Christmas lore, he gives candy to good children and beats bad children with a whip.

Belsnickel is a not-so-nice German companion of Santa Claus
Peter Hunt painted the folk art on this dollhouse in 1941

Peter Hunt painted the folk art on this dollhouse in 1941

The self-taught artist decorated old boxes, furniture, strollers, toys, buckets, trays, fabrics and more.

Peter Hunt painted the folk art on this dollhouse in 1941
Harp held by swans on pedestal base an elaborate watch holder

Harp held by swans on pedestal base an elaborate watch holder

When the pocket watch is inserted in the hole near the top, it creates a decorative “clock.”

Harp held by swans on pedestal base an elaborate watch holder
Poster shows an early version of the Cracker Jack sailor boy

Poster shows an early version of the Cracker Jack sailor boy

A Cracker Jack Collectors Association formed because the toys — especially the baseball cards — are very popular.

Poster shows an early version of the Cracker Jack sailor boy
Marble busts made by Houdon were exhibited in Paris in 1789

Marble busts made by Houdon were exhibited in Paris in 1789

The pair were “lost” for 10 years because an appraiser didn’t realize they were by the famous sculptor.

Marble busts made by Houdon were exhibited in Paris in 1789
This 1911 clockwork toy was made after the Mona Lisa was stolen

This 1911 clockwork toy was made after the Mona Lisa was stolen

The 7-inch-tall toy sold for $12,000, no doubt because it told part of the story of the famous theft.

This 1911 clockwork toy was made after the Mona Lisa was stolen