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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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Articles
  • Gustavsberg Argenta covered jar
    Argenta Pottery Adds Whimsy to Collections

    Argenta pottery was made by the Swedish Gustavsberg pottery factory. It's noted for its green glazes and silver overlay decoration of mythical creatures like sea dragons and mermaids. A recent auction attracted bids that were double and triple the estimates. See this covered jar along with other photos and prices.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Children riding mechanical centipede toy
    Invention of First "Plastic" Led to Popular Toys

    Celluloid is considered the world's first plastic and it was once a popular material for toys. Lightweight and easy to shape, it was often used for moving toys like nodders and this windup centipede. See more celluloid toys and their prices.

     

     

     

     

  • Napier bracelet
    Costume Jewelry is Bargain Bling

    We don't feel quality costume jewelry has ever gone out of fashion. Pieces with a well-known name and maker's mark, such as Trifari, Miriam Haskell or Monet, still get high prices. This charm bracelet is stamped "Napier," another well-known maker. View more pieces and prices.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Danish Modern sofa
    Danish Modern Furniture: Slim, Practical, Affordable

    Danish Modern teak furniture, especially pieces made in the 1950s, are attracting young collectors who love its look and practicality. This c.1950 upholstered sofa has a teak frame with armrests and tapered legs. Turn to the article for more photos and prices.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Spatterware creamer
    Set a Bright Table with Spatterware

    With its bright colors and patterns, spatterware is still attracting collectors. Did you know there's a difference between spongeware and spatterware? Head over to the sale report for more information and pictures.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Shaker cupboard
    Shaker Furniture: Less is More

    The Shakers built their community buildings and furniture from local timber. This cupboard was made from New England pine and stained red-brown for the Harvard, Massachusetts, community of Shakers.

     

     

     

     

  • Satsuma vase
    Satsuma Pottery Sells

    Satsuma pottery that we see in the U.S. looks like this Meiji period paneled vase. It may have landscape or garden scenes with gilt and Gosu Blue accents on an ivory ground. See more Satsuma.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Alice Hagen vase
    Consider Canadian Modernist

    Single-owner collections often highlight special niches. A recent sale featured Canadian Modernist jewelry, enamels and pottery like this vase by Alice Hagen. She is considered a pioneer studio potter in Nova Scotia. Explore more Canadian work and see photos and prices.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Old Dutch Beer sign
    Cheers! To Breweriana

    Breweriana collectors look for bright colors on trays, signs, labels and other beer-related items. This Old Dutch sign can fit anywhere at just 9 by 7 inches. Tip your glass and hop over for more photos and prices.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Cat jack-o'-lantern
    Collectors Shriek for Halloween Decorations

    Vintage Halloween decorations were often made of paper, so pieces in good condition can be hard to find. This menacing paper-pulp lantern held a candle that lit up the eyes and the mouth. For more scary examples, creep over to the article.

     

     

     

     

     

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