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  • Creepy Collectibles
    Creepy Collectibles

    A human-bone hand was part of a rare antiques collection sold at a pre-Halloween auction that was not for the faint of heart. Make no bones about it, there were...

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  • 5 Halloween Things You Can Collect Now
    5 Halloween Things You Can Collect Now

    Decorating the house for Halloween has grown to be second only to decorating for Christmas. Vintage Halloween collectibles are scarce because they were used and thrown out. They sell for...

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  • It's Time for Halloween's Spooky Spiders and Bats
    It's Time for Halloween's Spooky Spiders…

    Most people are afraid of bats and spiders, so they’ve been popular features on Halloween decorations since the 1920s. But this vase, decorated with two large bats, was made in...

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  • A Treasure Trove Of Chinese Porcelain
    A Treasure Trove Of Chinese Porcelain

    This Famille Rose Chinese porcelain jar began its journey to the western hemisphere more than 100 years ago. This year it sold for $1,896 at a Maine auction. We decipher...

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  • Souvenirs from NYC’s 1939 World’s Fair
    Souvenirs from NYC’s 1939 World’s Fair

    Souvenirs from the 1939 New York World’s Fair almost always picture the Trylon and Perisphere, the fair’s symbols of modern technology. This sleek clock designed with the symbols in mind...

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  • Bygone Soda Fountain Collectibles
    Bygone Soda Fountain Collectibles

    Did a wannabe soda jerk scoop up this 1940s Myers Bullet milkshake mixer at a Pennsylvania auction? It sold for a sweet $3,300. There were plenty of ice cream collectibles...

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  • Art Nouveau Furniture
    Art Nouveau Furniture

    At $885, the winning bid for this French Art Nouveau lighted cabinet brightened up a North Carolina auction. The cabinet’s curved frame and leaded glass door display the Art Nouveau...

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  • The Shakers' Tools
    The Shakers' Tools

    The annual Shaker auction held by Willis Henry included several 19th-century tools and related accessories once used by Shaker artisans, cooks, pharmacists, tailors, farmers, launderers, cabinetmakers or engineers.      

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  • Fancy Vintage Cocktail Hats
    Fancy Vintage Cocktail Hats

    More than 100 fashionable women’s hats, including several once worn to fancy cocktail parties, sold at a late summer Cakebread auction in New Orleans.      

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