In many parts of the country, days alternate being mild or freezing with no regard to the dates on the calendar. Before the days of the weather channel and radar reports of fronts, thermometers helped people plan their days. Thermometers with advertising for businesses or products first appeared in the early 1900s. Here are 6 examples with recent auction prices.
If you happen to be in New England or upstate New York and hear of an estate or a garage sale at a barn or old farmhouse, check it out. We have heard of so many “lost” treasures, included vases and paintings, uncovered at these sales. The most recent example is an oil painting by 17th-century Flemish painter Sir Anthony van Dyck.
Kovels Antiques, Inc., was founded by Ralph and Terry Kovel. Hailed as “the duke and duchess of the antiques world,” they have written more than 100 books and special reports about collecting. Their bylined column is the longest-running syndicated weekly column in the country, distributed to more than 150 newspapers. Their guides include the annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, which has sold over 4 million copies since its first edition.
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