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  • Refreshing Prices for Syrup Dispensers

    Refreshing Prices for Syrup Dispensers

    Soda syrup dispensers from the early to the mid-1900s were used in soda shops and drug stores. They advertised the brand with a colorful shape or a catchy slogan. Syrup...

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  • Toy Stoves are Hot Collectibles

    Toy Stoves are Hot Collectibles

    Some toy stoves really sizzle! A recent auction included a combination of miniature stoves that actually heat up and others that are little-girl-toy size. Learn what they are worth.          

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  • Pens for Collectors

    Pens for Collectors

    For centuries pens have been given as gifts. Some are worth more than others and the auction prices tell which ones. This Ancora fountain pen is made of marble and...

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  • Furniture Made from Unconventional Materials

    Furniture Made from Unconventional Materials

    I’m sitting on what? Designers have turned to new and unique materials throughout history. Marcel Wanders found a way to create a sturdy chair using a unique fiber used in...

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  • Riverside Glass is a Clear Winner

    Riverside Glass is a Clear Winner

    Few know about the pressed glass made in West Virginia by Riverside in the 1800s, although many of the patterns might look vaguely familiar. This emerald green drinking set in...

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  • Collectors' Spotlight:  Batman

    Collectors' Spotlight: Batman

    The Kovels sat down with Chaz George to discuss his well-known Batman collection. The new movie Justice League is coming out in November, and it should create another surge of...

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  • Market Trends:  Marble Busts are Back

    Market Trends: Marble Busts are Back

    Life-sized marble busts are making a comeback. These torsos are popping up in sales and prices are the highest in years.          

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