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  • Halloween Collectibles

    The “golden age” of Halloween collectibles is pre-1930s. Those who love vintage Halloween collectibles, however, need to be wary.







  • Lalique

    Old reproductions of Lalique vases are fooling today’s collectors. Years of wear and tear make old repros look even older.


  • Harriet Nash
    Spotting Fake Daguerreotypes

    Do you have some very old pictures of ancestors, perhaps some that are daguerreotypes? Be careful buying from unfamiliar sources.






  • Silver Napkin Rings

    Many holiday dinner tables will be enhanced by whimsical napkin rings for family and guests to admire. If the host is lucky, those holders will be silver heirlooms.







  • Raymond C. Yard Rabbit Pin

    We came across a recreation of a Raymond Yard "Rabbit Waiter" pin for $98,000 in a Neiman Marcus catalog. Originals are prized and sell for high prices.






  • Tin Windups

    We opened a catalog recently and found a “new” vintage tin windup toy made using the original design of a Germany company. Be on the lookout for these reproductions that are far less valuable than originals.






  • Wedgwood Peoney Plate

    This plate is an authentic old piece of Wedgwood’s Peoney transferware pattern in brown. The original Peoney pattern was first made in the first decade of the 1810s.






  • Penguin Cocktail Shaker

    This penguin cocktail shaker is being sold in gift catalogs. It is a copy of an Art Deco shaker made in 1936.

  • Willow Platter

    Willow pattern dishes have been made in England since 1789. Buyer Beware.






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