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  • Swank Decanters
    Q: We found a set of three ceramic figures when my mother-in-law died. One figure is a man wearing a hat that says “Bourbon” and another is a man playing a guitar that says “Vodka.” The third figure...
  • LeCoultre 59 Alarm Clock
    Q: I inherited a small alarm clock stamped “LeCoultre 59” on the base. “LeCoultre 8” and “Swiss” are printed on the face. It has a gold dial with black Roman numerals and is set in a brass and...
  • Gimbel Flyer
    Q: My brother-in-law gave me an old rusty ride-on toy. It’s blue, 24 inches long, and says Gimbel Flyer on the side. Do you know anything about this toy? I’m certainly not expecting a value equal to...
  • John Monson Trunks
    Q: I have two old trunks, both from old houses. One has a three-inch brass plate that says “Monson Trunk Factory, Fargo, N.D.” The other has a certificate on the inside of the lid that reads “No....
  • Coca-Cola Cooler
    Q: I have a small soft-sided Coca-Cola cooler that has two zippered compartments. The top compartment holds six 16-oz. glasses. The glasses are decorated with umbrella tables and chairs and are...
  • Society of United Irishmen Scarf
    Q: I bought a green scarf a few years ago that says “The Heroes of ’98” above a center picture of Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Pictured in the corners are William Orr, Robert Emmet, Theobald Wolfe Tone,...
  • Takito Tea Set
    Q: I have a tea set that belonged to my mother and has to be over 100 years old. It includes a teapot, sugar, creamer, six cups and saucers, and six plates. They are hand painted with two men and a...
  • Sprague & Carleton
    Q: When we lived in Keene, N.H., years ago we bought furniture from Sprague & Carleton, a local manufacturer. It was reasonably priced furniture that will outlast us. I understand the company...
  • I-OMMET Pitcher & cups
    Q: I bought a set made up of an angular pitcher, two flared cups, and a tray at a thrift store. It’s silver and the cups are gold inside. One piece is stamped “4Kommet” on the bottom and the other...
  • Pyrography Box
    Q: My box has a floral design. It is stamped Pyro-Art Wood on the bottom. It is 14 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches and has a hinged lid. I would like to know if it has any value.     Q: My box has a...

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