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Prices are up for modern furniture. Collectors looking for an unusual investment and comfortable furniture found it at a recent Chicago auction. This adjustable lounge chair by Vladimir Kagan is good design at its finest. Sit back and learn about other modern marvels.
Kids in the 1970s and 1980s often ripped open their new Star Wars toys and tossed the package away. Prices for the complete package at an Ohio auction are out of this world! Travel and learn why this Darth Vader action figure will increase in value.
What do metal lunchboxes, tramp art, Bakelite jewelry, cereal boxes, and original comic book art have in common? They are all collections started by a single passionate collector who creates a demand.
They just don’t make them like they used to. A common phrase but one that really explains the difference between antique and contemporary doorstops. Collectors at this New Jersey auction appreciate early 20th-century cast iron doorstops for their quirky forms, original paint, and makers. Find out why this giraffe doorstop sold for thousands of dollars.
Toy robots brought stellar prices at a recent sale. Early, rare robots in original boxes get the highest prices. This midcentury battery-operated Target Robot, one of the Gang of Five Robots made in Japan by Masudaya, sold for thousands of dollars. Find prices, facts and photos for more robots.
Blenko is best known for its brightly colored glass tableware and vases. Pieces are typically tall and slender like this 17-inch waisted vase. Collectors look for rare or experimental colors. They also inspect the pontil mark. See more photos and prices.
Sadirons popular from the late 1800s used heavy metal and heat to remove wrinkles. Models had detachable handles and rollers for ruffles. This combination sadiron/fluter has a John Hewitt style handle and two sets of rollers in a chrome base. Combination sadirons/fluters brought smooth prices at auction. For more photos and prices slide over to our article.
Sewer tile art was made from clay left over by manufacturers of sewer drain pipes. Animals and birds are the most popular forms. Unique ashtrays, banks, paperweights, planters and bigger pieces were also made after hours by workmen. Drop by for more photos and prices.
Collectors often look for bicycles that remind them of the bike that they rode when they were little. In the 1950s and 60s, most kids wanted a Schwinn like this red Black Phantom bicycle with a bell and rear saddle bags. Today, 1980s BMX bikes are gaining popularity. Just wheel over to our article for more photos and prices.
Bride's baskets were popular wedding gifts at the turn of the 20th century. Some were made of pewter, brass or bronze but silver-plated versions, like this one that holds a peachblow bowl, were preferred. Collectors like American-made examples with a tight fit between basket and frame. Find out why.