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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
  • Eric de Kolb pin
    Abstract Jewelry Enjoying Resurgence

    Modernist jewelry is known for its abstract and asymmetrical shapes and whimsical designs, like this surrealistic mask with peering eyes. We show more modernist pins.

     

     

     

     

  • Lady with flowered Bonnet half-doll
    Details Set Porcelain Half-Dolls Apart

    Finely detailed porcelain half-dolls from Germany served as decorative covers. See more of the collectible figures, including this intricate, 1910 “Lady with Flowered Bonnet.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Mary Queen of Scots bell
    Bells Ringing in New Popularity

    Small bells, particularly figural ones like this Mary Queen of Scots bell, caught the attention of collectors. Enjoy more ringing examples.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Walking rabbit penny toy
    The Joy of Penny Toys

    Penny toys that once cost a penny sold for much more at a recent auction in New Jersey. This daddy rabbit pulling his baby bunny has the bright lithograph and moving parts that really appeal to collectors. Hop over to our article to see more of these small playful toys and their big prices.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Figural poison bottle
    Blue Bottles Attract Interest

    Flasks were gone in a flash at a recent bottle auction. Blue bottles like this skull-form "POISON" bottle are popular collectibles. Blue bottles are available in every shape and price range. See more photos and prices of blue bottles.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sedan chair carriage clock
    Time to Collect Carriage Clocks

    Carriage clocks were high technology in the late 1700s, enabling travelers to keep track of the time. "New" spring technology meant clocks didn't have to be balanced and could be portable, like this carriage clock shaped like a sedan chair. Spring over to the sale report for photos and prices.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Alvar Aalto chest
    Alvar Aalto and Collectible Scandinavian Modern Design

    Alver Aalto was a Scandinavian architect and designer who co-founded the design firm Artek. A recent auction in Finland featured Artek items and furnishings. The company's style is known for its modern profiles and laminated wood, like this five-drawer dresser on caster wheels. Roll over to the sale report for more photos and pictures.

     

     

     

     

     

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