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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.”
The antique chairs from the 17th and early 18th centuries can fetch four figures at auctions.
It has it all — a silver-plated reflector brass pole, tools, moth reflector and a finial.
Do you have an antique Christmas board game? Prop it against the wall near your tree for decoration.
The writing traced the Windsor chair back to a Massachusetts woman who was hung as a witch.
Did you know? There is a difference between a match strike, match safe, match case and match holder.
This evil man was part of German holiday lore for centuries, a frightening idea that was suppressed.
Mermaids and mermen have been “seen” and pictured since the Babylonian era.
This form of mineral fluorite with bands of purplish-blue or yellow was found in the 18th century.
Lamps made by Philip Julius Handel in Meriden, Connecticut, are now selling for up to $8,000.
The center of these whistles held water. Blowing into a hole made the water move and make a sound.
The brothers admired and adapted the classic styles of Greece and Rome.
The holiday formerly known as Allhallows Eve is behind Christmas, Fourth of July and Easter.
Examples from the 18th century are much sought-after.
Game boards can be sought-after antiques — just keep them out of the sun.
It has a flat top, one drawer with a human nose for a handle, and a resin foot for the base.