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These decorative glass collectibles graced tables at the turn of the last century. Today, the mugs, pitchers, dishes, serving pieces and even this Holly Amber toothpick holder are wanted by collectors. Find more on Greentown glass.
A vinaigrette is a small hinged charm or container that held a scented sponge. They were made in many shapes from gold, silver, wood or bone. This knight's helmet is made of sterling silver. Follow your nose for more photos and the prices.
Movie and television props connect collectors to shows, actors and characters they loved. This brown felt hat was worn by Jed Clampett in the television show “The Beverly Hillbillies.” It was sold with perfect documentation. The new owner could wear it or display it in a collection. Check out more prices and photos.
Moorcroft Pottery has been in business for more than 120 years. The company created new luster and iridescent glazes and decorated pieces with both English and exotic flowers. This tobacco jar is part of the Alhambra line. See more photos and prices of Moorcroft pottery.
German furniture from the 20th century is selling well. Midcentury pieces like this Helmut Magg desk often feature wood veneers mixed with Formica. They may have plastic and steel. Find more photos and prices in the article.
Windup merry-go-rounds and carousels are enticing toys. Figures other than horses, like bicycles, airplanes or blimps, attract higher bids. This German example with zeppelins and children goes plink-plank as it turns. Go around to the article for more pictures and prices.
Looking for a collectible that’s different? Try target balls. Don't know what a target ball is? It was a favored sports necessity 100 years ago.
“Why don’t you ever write about my collection?” Sometimes, it’s because it is not often seen in an average show or sale. So, when father and son collectors Jack and Jeff Hayes showed us what they collect, we decided to see if others might be interested in razor blade banks.
Thomas C. Molesworth made fewer than 10,000 pieces of furniture, each with a handmade appearance. This 1923 burlwood-and-leather armchair has Western flair and a one-of-a-kind appearance. Mosey on over to the article for more photos and prices.
This Rombic vase by Reuben Haley was one of the stars of a recent auction featuring Muncie Art Pottery. The company made colorfully glazed candlesticks, ashtrays, planters and more from 1919 to 1939. Both geometric and organic-shaped pieces earned strong bids. Go to the article for the price and more pictures.