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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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  • Carved Chairs
    Who can resist fantasy carved chairs? They might not be comfortable to sit in, and you probably wouldn't want more than one or two for your house, but they certainly are a conversation piece in a room.
  • Stangl Birds
    Stangl bird collectors flocked to David Rago's April auction in Lambertville, New Jersey. Over 100 lots of birds flew off at prices ranging from $148 for a medium Cockatoo to $4,600 for a rare pair of porcelain White Wing Crossbills.
  • Sports Memorabilia
    The most desired sports collectibles are the uniforms and equipment once worn or used by famous athletes. Avid sports fans who are also well-heeled collectors will pay tens of thousands of dollars for Muhammad Ali's trunks or Babe Ruth's bat or Paul Hornung's Heisman Trophy ring.
  • Oak Furniture
    Old oak furniture is golden with collectors these days. It is durable, attractive, and often available at the prices of new reproductions. If you like the "look," it is a great choice for furnishing a house.
  • Japanese Imari Porcelain
    Japanese Imari porcelain has a timeless appeal that makes it a perennial favorite. Prices go from inexpensive to costly, depending on quality, age, and condition. Pieces shown here auctioned at Charlton Hall Galleries in Columbia, South Carolina, at prices ranging from $112 to $2,912.
  • Music Boxes
    Some call them music boxes, some call them musical boxes, but collectors love them, whatever the name.

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