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Many 19th-century sailors passed time at sea by making gifts for loved ones. Collectors of maritime antiques look for sailor-made objects that are unusual and artistic. Pieces associated with a famous region or boat gets high prices. Sail over to page 16 to find out why this piece of scrimshaw sold for over $200,000.
Antique sewing tools found in garage sales or flea markets are collected not only for their unique designs, but also because they’re as useful today as they were 100 years ago. This carved spool holder spun one collector’s head at a recent sale in Virginia. See prices and pictures of more antique sewing aids.
Quality furniture made in Asia is a bargain right now. Starting in the 1700s, China began making furniture specifically for export using some of the finest materials. A handful of Asian furniture pieces, including this pair of jade screens made for American and European buyers, were scooped up at a recent auction. Fly over to page 18 to learn more about Eastern treasures made for Western markets.
“Everything old is new again,” and that includes Pyrex from the 1950s. Pyrex bowls can probably still be found in grandma’s kitchen. Learn what collectors are buying, and start collecting dishes you can use to prep, bake, and serve. See if you recognize any of these classics from the past.
The A.H. Heisey Company is known for its quality pressed and blown tableware and decorative glass. Their patterns have been on the affordable side since the late 1800s. But times are changing! Look at some Heisey examples and get insider information so you can identify an authentic piece. Find out why this set of green candlesticks dazzled one collector.
Food advertisers have long looked for the best way to a customers' hearts and ultimately, to their wallets. Signs with stunning colorful graphics in excellent condition that were made in the 1920s and '30s sold well to collectors at vintage advertising-related auctions. This Cracker Jack die-cut cardboard sign featuring Sailor Jack and Bingo sold for a shocking price. See our sale report if you’re hungry for more photos and prices of food product advertising signs.
Silver and gold jewelry by Georg Jensen has been worn by celebrities and royalty since the early 1900s. There’s a reason why prices for this Scandinavian jewelry just keep going up. Antique and vintage pieces like this pair of earrings that were designed in 1913, and reveal the classic Jensen style sold in a recent New Jersey auction. See more fashionable Jensen designs.
Furniture decorated with marquetry is rarely overlooked. There’s just something striking about creating pictures using wood veneers. Marquetry decorations can range from simple trims to intricate designs, often including leaves and flowers. Discover the price of this cabinet that carved a space in a new home.
The 1920s in America, also referred to as the Roaring Twenties, was a time of great change for art and design. Household objects and fashion were transformed to reflect what was happening in the world. Learn about the first major museum exhibition to focus on Twenties design and see similar pieces that sold recently at auction. Swing over to this article for prices and colorful pictures.
Costume jewelry is usually made of non-precious metals and other materials, but designer-signed vintage pieces can sell as high as fine jewelry made of gold and silver. Jewelry created by famous mid-20th century designers Coco Chanel and Miriam Haskell sold well at auction in Connecticut. If you’ve got a drawer full of vintage costume jewelry with pieces like this Miriam Haskell necklace, dig it out and see recent prices and photographs.