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  • Gilbert Mantel Clock

    Q: I’d like information about this 23-inch-high Gilbert mantel clock. The label on the back says “Citizen No. 22, manufactured by Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co., Winsted, Conn., U.S.A.” Can you tell me how old it is, the value, and the purpose of the little round pendulum? How often should I wind it?

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Peacock Wall Pocket

    Q: This vase hung on the dining room wall in my grandparents’ home in the early 20th century. I inherited it in 1976. The only mark on the back is “Made in Japan.” It’s 9 inches wide, 4 1/2 inches high, and 2 inches thick. What is it? Does it have any value?

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Johnson Brothers Bowl

    Q: I found this Johnson Brothers cup or bowl marked “Old Britain Castles” at a thrift store. I can’t decide if it’s a sugar bowl or some kind of cup. It’s 2 1/2 inches high and about 6 1/4 inches across, including handles. What was it used for?

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Babe Ruth Postcard

    Q: Can you give me any information about this Babe Ruth postcard. It advertises a chocolate-coated ice cream baseball. How old is it? Is it a common card? What might it be worth?

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Caughley or Worcester

    Q: Do you recognize this basket? It looks very similar to a basket shown in a book on Caughley and Worcester porcelain made in England, but the book does not say which one made it. The mark on the bottom looks like the letter “C” with a couple of blurred marks inside it. Can you tell me who made it?

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Chevrolet Clock Desk Set

    Q: Can you tell me something about this car and clock desk set? The label on the back says “The Classics Collection by Enesco, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.” It also has a copyright date of 1995.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Jantzen Bathing Suit

    Q: I recently found this Jantzen child’s wool bathing suit in the bottom of my cedar chest. I wore it when I was 5 or 6 years old in 1933 or 1934. Does it have any value, and if so, how much?

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Stoneware Jug

    Q: This stoneware jug with cobalt blue oak leaf decoration belonged to my grandmother. It’s impressed “W.E. Welding & Belding, Brantford, Ont.” The jug is 11 1/2 inches high and 7 1/2 inches across the base. How old is it and what is it worth?

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Cow Figurines

    Q: These ceramic cows belonged to my grandmother. The biggest one is 7 inches. I’d like to pass them on to my grandchildren and wonder if they have any monetary value or just sentimental value.

     

     

     

     

     

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