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Circa 1920 tea set an example of Supremist Art in Russia

Circa 1920 tea set an example of Supremist Art in Russia

The abstract design of the pot and two cups was based on the circle, square and cross shapes.

Circa 1920 tea set an example of Supremist Art in Russia
Decorated ceramic pig bares famous Wemyss Ware trademark

Decorated ceramic pig bares famous Wemyss Ware trademark

Very early flower-decorated pigs from Wemyss Ware have auctioned for over $30,000.

Decorated ceramic pig bares famous Wemyss Ware trademark
Whisk brooms popular campaigning symbols on buttons in 1880s

Whisk brooms popular campaigning symbols on buttons in 1880s

A pair of metal pins that held pictures of the 1888 presidential candidates sold for $209.

Whisk brooms popular campaigning symbols on buttons in 1880s
Handwritten Valentine notes in America date back to the 1740s

Handwritten Valentine notes in America date back to the 1740s

Before boxes of 25 cards for Valentine’s Day were sold in stores, Americans made their own.

Handwritten Valentine notes in America date back to the 1740s
Carlton House desk was named for a favored London palace

Carlton House desk was named for a favored London palace

An early 19th-century reproduction of the table sells today for $6,000 to $10,000.

Carlton House desk was named for a favored London palace
George Washington bottle made to celebrate his 200th birthday

George Washington bottle made to celebrate his 200th birthday

The glass vessel is shaped like a bust of our first president and has his name around the bottom.

George Washington bottle made to celebrate his 200th birthday
Long rocking bench with strange fence is for protecting baby

Long rocking bench with strange fence is for protecting baby

The settee is a furniture form that dates to the 1810s. It’s a lengthened Windsor or Hitchcock chair.

Long rocking bench with strange fence is for protecting baby
Famous Satin Skin Cream sign has been copied many times

Famous Satin Skin Cream sign has been copied many times

The Alfred F. Wood Perfume Manufacturing Co. creams were advertised from 1883 to about 1910.

Famous Satin Skin Cream sign has been copied many times
Napoleonic prisoners made this bone game box with sliding top

Napoleonic prisoners made this bone game box with sliding top

During the wars from 1793 to 1815, over 120,000 were captured and held in camps with nothing to do.

Napoleonic prisoners made this bone game box with sliding top
Admiral Fitzroy didn’t invent the barometer he’s named for

Admiral Fitzroy didn’t invent the barometer he’s named for

But historians know about his accomplishments in the Navy, politics and predicting the weather.

Admiral Fitzroy didn’t invent the barometer he’s named for
Vintage Mickey Mouse plate features original drawing style

Vintage Mickey Mouse plate features original drawing style

The Paragon octagonal dish has a picture of Minnie playing the piano while Mickey dances.

Vintage Mickey Mouse plate features original drawing style
Cold-painted bronze lamp features a cobbler shop scene

Cold-painted bronze lamp features a cobbler shop scene

Nam Greb was an artist who made detailed metal figures in Austria during the early 19th century.

Cold-painted bronze lamp features a cobbler shop scene
Stand-up gal from 1920s advertises Edison Mazda light bulbs

Stand-up gal from 1920s advertises Edison Mazda light bulbs

A life-size cutout of a woman holding a box labeled “Edison Mazda lamps” recently sold at auction.

Stand-up gal from 1920s advertises Edison Mazda light bulbs
Vintage rug with funny picture and saying sells for $1,500

Vintage rug with funny picture and saying sells for $1,500

Collectors want early-20th-century hooked rugs made from burlap backings and strips of old clothes.

Vintage rug with funny picture and saying sells for $1,500
Bird feathers adorn delicate Chinese jewelry

Bird feathers adorn delicate Chinese jewelry

The pieces are difficult to make and are vulnerable to damage and decay.

Bird feathers adorn delicate Chinese jewelry
This famous chair from the 1950s has a retractable footrest

This famous chair from the 1950s has a retractable footrest

Vladimir Kagan designed chairs with sloping backs, arms and footrests that were partially hidden.

This famous chair from the 1950s has a retractable footrest
Patriotic coffee mill from 1990 pictures Teddy Roosevelt

Patriotic coffee mill from 1990 pictures Teddy Roosevelt

The highly collectable mills were hand-cranked until 1938 when the first electric models were made.

Patriotic coffee mill from 1990 pictures Teddy Roosevelt
This old stuffed spaniel nods its head when you move its tail

This old stuffed spaniel nods its head when you move its tail

The famous “Yes/No” teddy bears (and dogs) were made by the German Schuco company in the 1930s.

This old stuffed spaniel nods its head when you move its tail
Famous Art Nouveau designer known only for his cameo glass

Famous Art Nouveau designer known only for his cameo glass

Renowned French artist Emile Galle (1846-1904) also designed, made and sold pottery and furniture.

Famous Art Nouveau designer known only for his cameo glass
The art and science of weathervanes

The art and science of weathervanes

They told the direction of the wind and aided in forecasting the, well, weather.

The art and science of weathervanes