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Sale Reports

You will find hundreds of sale reports with color pictures, descriptions, prices, and an explanation of what influences the highs or lows. For everything from toys to formal furniture, glass, pottery, silver and more, get the low-down on items both unique and useful. The sales reports give the history of factories and items, as well as prices. They will help you discover the value of your piece. Read bits of advice and tricks from how to find expensive antiques at bargain prices to why you need a bungee cord at a flea market.

 

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  • Southern Furniture

    Southern furniture made in the 19th-century for special purposes is doing well retaining its value. It’s easy to see why collectors are captivated by the design and rich history of these pieces. Discover what makes this sugar chest from the 1800s so sweet.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 100 Years of Stretch Glass

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of stretch glass made and sold in the United States. The Stretch Glass Society and Burns Auction Service hosted an auction in 2016 to celebrate the centennial. There were classic forms like a Fenton aquamarine console bowl that sold for $125 and rare pieces like a Fenton “Triple Dolphin” bowl that brought $9,100.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Fruit Jar Sale, Jam-Packed

    Fruit jar collectors couldn’t bottle up their excitement when about 80 jars from a private collection sold at a New Jersey bottle sale. The star of the fruit jar auction was this Gilberd’s Improved aqua pint jar with its embossed glass lid. Pop over and find out the price.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Cereal Boxes Full of Surprises

    When 1950s and 1960s kids sat down at the breakfast table, the cereal box provided captivating reading and games. Collectors look for boxes with interesting graphics and premiums. This vintage Post Corn Crackos box included a magic monocle for kids to read the cartoons on the box in 3-D. Revisit your childhood.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Halloween Collectibles – Wicked Prices

    Decorating for Halloween is not only fun but could be profitable. Before you think about tossing your old Halloween decorations, read about what is worth saving. This dancing witch and pumpkin sold for thousands of dollars in a recent sale in New York. Waltz on over to learn more about these haunting collectibles.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • The Four Seasons Restaurant, NYC

    New York City’s Four Seasons Restaurant is moving out of Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building on Manhattan’s east side after 57 years. The majority of the contents from the iconic interior designed by architect Philip Johnson went to auction.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Quilt, Lone Star
    Crazy Prices for Quilts

    Quilts were made to be used: for curling up in on a winter’s night, commemorating a special occasion, or sealing a friendship. But despite their utilitarian purpose, they are heralded as works of art. They also tell a story about time, place and the quilters who stitched them. Hear the story of this Lone Star quilt and others.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Cigar lighter
    Tobacco-Related Collectibles Spark Interest

    Collectors fanned the flames for highly desirable tobacciana items at auction in California. A rare bronze winged devil and dragon cigar lighter, once mistaken for an inkwell, took top lot. Smoking has fallen out of favor, but the market for rare tobacciana pieces hasn’t gone up in a puff of smoke. Light up your own fine cigar and go over to pictures and prices of lighters.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Blonde No. 1 Barbie doll
    Barbie Has Never Looked Better

    This original No. 1 blond ponytail Barbie sold for a hefty sum in Ohio. Barbie has been a nurse, doctor, vet, teacher, lawyer, politician, engineer, astronaut—even a rock star—and she has outfits to match any occasion. Sashay through the years with Barbie.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Banane cup, Georges Jouve
    Unsung French Ceramicists

    Mass-produced ceramics made in France after World War II can be discovered at flea markets and house sales in the United States. They are now coming up at auction and bringing high prices. This colorful “cup” by Georges Jouve recently sold for thousands of dollars at a Paris auction. Learn more about the marks and clues to these overlooked pieces.

     

     

     

     

     

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