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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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  • Lenox and Other Trenton Porcelain
    A New Jersey auction fired up a collector who bid $17,250-eight times estimate-for this Ott & Brewer Belleek bottle, made in the Garden State more than 100 years ago. Read about Ott & Brewer, Lenox, and other Trenton manufacturers of art porcelain.
  • Pedal Cars

    This 1970s New York City Checker Cab pedal car was hailed at a Pennsylvania auction for the fare price of $303. Cruise over to this article for a lot more information on pedal cars.

  • Renaissance Revival Furniture

    A collector with revived interest in Renaissance Revival furniture paid $5,320 for this c.1870 walnut pedestal at a Massachusetts auction. We furnish more facts for you on page.

  • DeVilbiss Perfume Atomizers
    DeVilbiss perfume atomizers were luxury items when they were made, and they're even more expensive today. Many sold in the $500 to $2,000 range at a Monsen and Baer auction in Dallas, Texas.
  • Gouda Pottery
    Gouda pottery from the Netherlands isn't always easy to find in the United States, so the nearly 100 pieces in a Smith and Jones phone and online auction drew considerable interest.
  • Shaving Mugs
    You need to have a good job to afford an antique occupational shaving mug these days. The best sold in the $500 to nearly $4,000 range at a recent Glass-Works auction in Pennsylvania. The top mug, with a design of a clerk waiting on a woman customer in a shoe store, brought a winning bid of $3,920.
  • Fishing Lures
    Sports collectibles are not just about big-league team sports. Far from the loud crowds, there's another world of dedicated collectors willing to plumb the depths of abandoned tackle boxes to find a classic antique fishing lure.
  • 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.

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