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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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  • Buyers Bedazzled by Costume Jewelry

    Costume jewelry is usually made of non-precious metals and other materials, but designer-signed vintage pieces can sell as high as fine jewelry made of gold and silver. Jewelry created by famous mid-20th century designers Coco Chanel and Miriam Haskell sold well at auction in Connecticut. If you’ve got a drawer full of vintage costume jewelry with pieces like this Miriam Haskell necklace, dig it out and see recent prices and photographs.





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  • Sardine Boxes Ride the Tide

    Majolica sardine boxes were used at the Victorian table in the 1800s to serve the small fish at tea or mealtime. These brightly covered boxes are now often used to hold trinkets or smalls but made a big splash at a recent auction in Indiana. Discover the price of this George Jones and other sardine boxes.






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  • Good Prices for Modern Lounge Chairs

    Prices are up for modern furniture. Collectors looking for an unusual investment and comfortable furniture found it at a recent Chicago auction. This adjustable lounge chair by Vladimir Kagan is good design at its finest. Sit back and learn about other modern marvels.






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  • Shocking Prices for Star Wars Figures

    Kids in the 1970s and 1980s often ripped open their new Star Wars toys and tossed the package away. Prices for the complete package at an Ohio auction are out of this world! Travel and learn why this Darth Vader action figure will increase in value.






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  • Electric Table Bells

    What do metal lunchboxes, tramp art, Bakelite jewelry, cereal boxes, and original comic book art have in common? They are all collections started by a single passionate collector who creates a demand.






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  • There’s No Stopping Doorstops

    They just don’t make them like they used to. A common phrase but one that really explains the difference between antique and contemporary doorstops. Collectors at this New Jersey auction appreciate early 20th-century cast iron doorstops for their quirky forms, original paint, and makers. Find out why this giraffe doorstop sold for thousands of dollars.





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  • Toy Robots: Grown-up Prices

    Toy robots brought stellar prices at a recent sale. Early, rare robots in original boxes get the highest prices. This midcentury battery-operated Target Robot, one of the Gang of Five Robots made in Japan by Masudaya, sold for thousands of dollars. Find prices, facts and photos for more robots.








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  • Midcentury Blenko Buys

    Blenko is best known for its brightly colored glass tableware and vases. Pieces are typically tall and slender like this 17-inch waisted vase. Collectors look for rare or experimental colors. They also inspect the pontil mark. See more photos and prices.








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  • Smooth Sales For Sadirons

    Sadirons popular from the late 1800s used heavy metal and heat to remove wrinkles. Models had detachable handles and rollers for ruffles. This combination sadiron/fluter has a John Hewitt style handle and two sets of rollers in a chrome base. Combination sadirons/fluters brought smooth prices at auction. For more photos and prices slide over to our article.








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  • Sewer Tile Figures: Fun, Folksy Finds

    Sewer tile art was made from clay left over by manufacturers of sewer drain pipes. Animals and birds are the most popular forms. Unique ashtrays, banks, paperweights, planters and bigger pieces were also made after hours by workmen. Drop by for more photos and prices.








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