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Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles Vol. 44 No. 6 – February 2018

Hearts have been part of Valentine’s Day messages for hundreds of years. The first commercial valentines in America were made in Massachusetts in 1847. Here are a few famous hearts and their prices today.

MacArthur Heart pin

A photograph of a young woman in a hat was on the cover of Life magazine, April 28, 1941. Her Bakelite pin made the headlines. During World War II, patriotic women donated their metal jewelry to the war effort and bought plastic jewelry as a sign of patriotism. Some copies omit the keyhole. Price - $795.

Heart-shaped fur vest

A red heart-shaped, dyed fox fur cape by Saint Laurent was seen on singer Rihanna. She wore it with denim cut-offs, high-heeled sandals, and a baseball cap. It cost $15,500 in 2016, but was later marked down to $3,879.

Jeff Koons’ “Hanging Heart”

Largest heart of the year was the nine feet tall, “Hanging Heart” by Jeff Koons. It was made of painted stainless steel, and weighs 3,500 pounds. Price – $23 million, making it the most expensive piece of art created by a living artist ever sold at auction.

Heart in Hand

The well-known “Heart in Hand” symbol has several meanings. It’s used by the International Order of Odd Fellows. Price, $800 to $1,000. The open palm represents charity; the heart says to be aware of the needs of others. Some think the Shakers also used the heart in hand symbol. An antique tin heart in hand cookie cutter costs $25 to $50.

Ice cream scoop

In 1925 you could get a heart-shaped scoop of ice cream in a heart-shaped dish. About 500 scoops were made by an Ohio company. One sold for $15,400 in 1997.

Raggedy Ann

The original Raggedy Ann dolls patented in 1915 had a candy heart stitched inside. The heart is now wooden, cardboard, or drawn on the chest. This Raggedy Ann doll made by Georgene cost $600 in 2004.



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