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The 48-star banner was probably made to display at a Forth of July or “Welcome Home Soldier” party.
The modern architect and designer was most known for creating the sleek “Airline” chair.
The child’s arm moves and opens the top of the desk to show candy hidden inside.
Their innovation led to seed tape, whose turn-of-the-century packaging is coveted today.
Britain’s personification wears a Corinthian helmet, carries a spear and has a lion at her feet.
The rare bird statue hid the working parts of a 1927 radio and was a substitute for a large horn.
They’re shorter and narrower than today’s beds, but antique headboards and footboards can be used.
You’d be given black and white marbles. To vote no, a black marble was dropped in the box.
The company made top-quality Victorian pieces in Cincinnati from about 1847 to 1940.
One selling American Family Soap and featuring Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty recently sold for $1,650.
Pick a theme — like animals, fruit or toys — and enjoy the hunt. Most sets cost less than $20.
It was believed long ago that each bump on the head correlated to a personality trait.
The pinwheels or moving toys were very popular in the 1880s to 1900, and they are still being made.
A Victorian table like this made with a three-part leg, sold at an auction last year for $406.
He didn’t smoke, rarely drank and enjoyed chicken fricassee with biscuits.
A collector can find reasonably priced postcards and die-cut cards that were sold in dime stores.
The flask has a rare bright-blue color and a screw-on metal cap used on many 1885-1900 bottles.
French toymaker F. Martin made this metal scootering boy in the 1920s. It sold recently for $1,560.
But these “clobbered” alterations were thought of enhancing — not damaging — and added to their value.
The lid’s finial is shaped like an acorn, but the best clue to its age is the engraving “A.G. 1780.”