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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
  • Lalique Boxes Hold Value
    A collector with a liking for Lalique glass bought this 9 3/4-inch opalescent Saint-Marc box for $1,955 at a New Jersey auction. Brush up on Lalique boxes.
  • Carriage Clocks: A Matter of Time

    It was the best of times for the collector who bid $2,233 for this French antique carriage clock at a Boston auction. Carriage clocks like this one were fancy travel alarm clocks a century ago. For more striking photos of clocks, see our article.

  • Jugtown Pottery
    This Chinese-inspired Jugtown Pottery vase brought $1,210 at an auction in North Carolina, home state of the pottery. Enjoy more Jugtown ware here.
  • Plain and Simple: Pennsylvania Country Furniture
    Pennsylvania German furniture may be plain, but it can sell for fancy prices. This hanging cupboard, 28 3/4 inches tall, sold for $2,750 at an auction in Lancaster County, the heart of Pennsylvania German country. Read more about Pennsylvania German furniture.
  • Silver Caddy Spoons
    Silver caddy spoons make a particularly appealing collectible. They're beautiful, useful, and easy to display and store. They have an interesting history, show the silversmith's art, and are available at many price points.
  • Big & Bold Blenko Glass
    It's the size that counts. That-plus quality, maker, color, designer, and pattern. This 40-inch ruby-red corset-shaped Blenko bottle sold at auction in New York for $1,035. We show you more colorful examples of art glass made by West Virginia's Blenko Glass Company.
  • Festive, Functional Tile-Top Tables
    Tile-top tables equal tiptop prices. This 1930s wooden table decorated with an Hispano-Moresque tile design sold for $748 at a New Jersey auction. We have more information on tables topped with decorative tiles.
  • Cats for Sale
    America's first-ever "cats only" auction was catnip to collectors who favor felines. This French faience Gallé-style cat figure sold to the tune of $646 at the auction. Slink over to our article to see more kitty collectibles.
  • Victorian Cameos
    This Victorian-era shell cameo picturing an angel sold for the heavenly price of $1,175 at a Massachusetts auction. Learn more about antique cameo jewelry.
  • Flow Blue China
    A collector who stays current with auction prices bid $300 for this Flow Blue tray at a St. Louis auction. Go with the flow and read all about this collectible blue and white china.

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