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Decorative glass flasks from the 19th century were great for whiskey and now draw collectors with their embossed historical figures and patriotic decorations. A recent auction included this c.1860 cornflower blue historical flask. See more colorful collectible flasks and their prices.
Early tools, made from the Roman period to the 19th century, drew special interest at an auction in Massachusetts, where this 19th century French sickle sold. See prices and photos of implements that offer a glimpse into early civilization.
Some of the earliest bicycles – including some that will shake your bones! – were big sellers in a recent New York auction. This c.1887 “ordinary” bicycle sold or more than an ordinary price. Pedal on over to get the details.
Porcelain collectibles from Japan are affordable as well as eye-catching. This pair of Nippon candlesticks trimmed in gold auctioned for less than $40 in Indiana. Find more Nippon pieces and prices.
A Chicago auction of vases, lamps, and artwork from a famous collection of the quirky Jim Walrod attracted worldwide buyers. Included was this unique Gaetano Pesce Fish Design vase. Find more visual treats.
Karl Springer’s luxury furniture is known for its unconventional materials and shapes. Explore the world of Springer furniture.
Since 1936, Fiesta tableware has enjoyed a large and ever-growing following. Color is its most notable draw. Rare colors like this Sapphire hostess tray get higher prices. Join the party for more photos and prices.
Nostalgia and reliving childhoods are what draws collectors to vintage toys. Antique transportation toys evoke images of bygone times. Original paint and good condition drive prices higher. This tin lithograph horse-drawn trolley by Richter even has advertising placards. For more photos and pictures trot over to the article.
Decorative silver items are durable and versatile. Collectors use their silver pieces and also display them. This Tiffany pitcher has retained its beauty for more than 100 years. For more prices and photos. . .
Bobbleheads, with oversized, bouncing heads, first grabbed sports memorabilia collectors’ attention in the mid-20th century. Also called nodders, these figures represent hundreds of sports teams, mascots and players – like this little New York Mets batter – as well as their mascots. Rare examples in original boxes cost more. Run over to the article for prices and more photos.