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  • Fiesta relish tray
    Feast With Fiesta

    Fiesta dinnerware has been popular for decades. Colors and rarity set the price. Retired colors provide a way to determine the age. This relish tray came in one solid color or in mixed colors with multicolored inserts. Pop over for more photos and prices.






  • Miniature Federal armoire
    Miniatures Reflect the Past

    Miniatures were originally a statement of craftsmanship, not children’s toys. As status symbols, the craftsmanship reflected the owner’s wealth. As salesman’s samples, they helped to close a sale. This 14-inch Federal armoire has satinwood inlay and the doors open to four drawers. Study more photos and prices.






  • Hindu Soldier doll
    A Salute to Dolls in Military Uniforms

    This Hindu soldier doll was one of many uniformed dolls in a recent auction. Collectors were drawn to the authentic details suggesting what life during war was like for soldiers. March over to the article for more photos and prices.






  • Ice skaters with lanterns statue
    Dick Button’s Olympic-Quality Skating Collection

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be an Olympian? Dick Button lived and breathed ice skating and became a skating art expert after he retired. Recently, his collection of ice skating related art and collectibles which included this statue of a skating couple was sold at auction. Glide over to examine pictures and prices of ice skaters in 17th-century paintings, contemporary sculptures and more.





  • Margaret De Patta pin
    Distinctive Silver Jewelry Attracts Collectors

    Artist Margaret De Patta is considered a major force in the early 20th-century jewelry movement, creating pieces such as this unique 1945 pin. See photos and learn more about her rarely seen creations.






  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game
    Video Games Earn Top Scores with Collectors

    Factory sealed video games are selling for much more than the original retail prices. The industry is shifting to digital games, and old games like this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nintendo Entertainment System game are becoming more valuable. Pick up your controller and jump to more prices and pictures.






  • Garden Ornaments: Happy Gnome, Happy Home … and an Alligator?

    Gnomes, birdbaths and planters are just a few of the garden decorations that can be found at auction. They can be spruced up with new paint without lowering their value. Buyers often select items to add a bit of surprise to their landscape, like this nearly two-foot-long, bronze alligator. Find for more garden accent tips.






  • Clown display
    Circus Collectibles

    Collectors associate the circus with their childhoods. Clown-related items like this Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey stand-up display are popular. Find more photos and prices of circus memorabilia.






  • Autographed baseball -- Mickey Mantle
    Baseball Collecting is a Home Run

    Baseballs signed by players and teams bring higher prices. The location of the signature matters, too. This baseball was signed on the "sweet spot" with a holiday greeting by Mickey Mantle. Run over to the article for more baseballs and prices.






  • Royal Doulton lion figurine
    Royal Doulton Classics

    Royal Doulton is still found in many homes. Figurines with flambé glaze, like this lion, often catch the eye of buyers. See more examples of vintage Royal Doulton.






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