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  • High Time for Children’s Tea Sets

    High Time for Children’s Tea Sets

    Children's tea sets were a hit at a recent Virginia sale. Companies with familiar brand names made sets in miniature versions like this 1875 transferware example marked Copeland & Sons....

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  • Are Antiques Good Investments?

    Are Antiques Good Investments?

    Fifty years ago before computers, cell phone photos, online auctions, eBay, and online antiques stores there was a new idea for collectors, a price book called Kovels’ Complete Antiques Price...

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  • The Lone Ranger — Larger than Life

    The Lone Ranger — Larger than Life

    A recent Pennsylvania auction offered more than 100 Lone Ranger items, including this life-sized mannequin of the famous cowboy. Many of the custom-made items were used by Masked Man impersonators,...

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  • The Charm of Charm Bracelets

    The Charm of Charm Bracelets

    Gold charm bracelets attracted holiday shoppers and gold dealers at an auction in Maryland. Large charms like the ones on this bracelet brought a high price because of the weight...

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  • Coffee Tables Short N’ Sweet

    Coffee Tables Short N’ Sweet

    Collectors pay high prices for original versions of the low tables known as coffee or cocktail tables. Midcentury designs used materials in new ways as on this lacquered wood and...

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  • Shearwater Pottery Sells

    Shearwater Pottery Sells

    Shearwater Pottery is known for boldly painted items that reflect life in Mississippi, like this 1925 "Tennis" vase. Collectors favor early 20th century pieces thrown by the company's founder. To...

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