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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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  • Collectors Shell Out for Cameos

    More than just pretty faces, the cameos sold at three winter auctions featured unique subjects as well as women’s profiles. This cameo brooch is wanted for its classic 1920s style and added necklace, a new design idea. See cameos of glass paste, shell, coral, or stone, some set in gold with precious gems. Join us as we broach the subject.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Collectors Love Colorful Cookie Jars

    Storybook characters and friendly animals smiled and smirked their way into collectors’ hearts at an auction in Virginia. Little Red Riding Hood was snapped up for a good price but Alice in Wonderland sold for twice as much. Indulge yourself, take a peek at more jars.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Toy Trains on Track

    Antique trains were on track at an auction in Ohio. The top lot was this Blue Comet Standard Gauge train set by Lionel. It's top-of-the-line like its original, full size, luxury model. Ride the rails with us.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Scandinavian Furniture Always in Style

    There's a warmth to Scandinavian furniture that everyone loves. This asymmetrical lounge chair by Hans Olsen, also referred to as the "Fried Egg" chair, sold at a recent Chicago auction. Cozy up and learn more about these functional and classic pieces.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • American Pottery Fires Up Collectors

    Smaller art potteries often fly under the radar, but a sale in Ohio showed strong prices for pieces from unsung studios. This Wheatley Pottery vase, covered in a thick, green matte glaze, reflects the Arts & Crafts style of the time. Slip on over for more pottery and prices.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Shaker rocking chair
    Simple Shaker Furniture Shines

    Shakers sang of "simple gifts" but there was nothing simple about the furniture in a Massachusetts sale. This ladder back rocking chair has classic Shaker lines has a number to indicate the room where it belonged and mushroom caps on the curved arms that tell which community made it. Rock, roll or shake on over to the article for prices and more pieces.

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  • Lalique vase, Tourbillons
    Trés Chic Lalique

    This Lalique Tourbillons vase is an Art Deco icon. It's five-figure price proved it was a clear winner at a New zjersey auction where collectors clamored for colored and clear glass in Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs. See more dazzling vases and compare prices.

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  • Fishing lure
    Fishing Tackle is a Great Catch

    Fishing tackle lured high bids from collectors at a Pennsylvania auction, where this rare green Wiggle Tail Minnow Company lure hooked $23,180. Collectors also rose to the bait on lots that had original boxes. Fish around for other prices.

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  • Judith Leiber: Popular Purses, Surprising Savings

    Judith Leiber purses have big name owners and purses with red carpet and even White House experience. This Foo Dog purse sold for less than half the price of a similar new one at an October 2015 auction in Texas. See what it will cost you to accessorize like the stars.

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