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Many collectors of Christmas ornaments treasure them for sentimental reasons, but they can also be quite valuable.
Life-sized marble busts are making a comeback. These torsos are popping up in sales and prices are the highest in years.
The Kovels sat down with Chaz George to discuss his well-known Batman collection. The new movie Justice League is coming out in November, and it should create another surge of interest in the famous comic character.
Few know about the pressed glass made in West Virginia by Riverside in the 1800s, although many of the patterns might look vaguely familiar. This emerald green drinking set in the Croesus pattern has been reproduced by several companies over the years. See how much this set sold for as well as more Riverside pieces.
I’m sitting on what? Designers have turned to new and unique materials throughout history. Marcel Wanders found a way to create a sturdy chair using a unique fiber used in airplanes. One can already be found in an important museum collection. See more revolutionary pieces of furniture and their auction prices.
For centuries pens have been given as gifts. Some are worth more than others and the auction prices tell which ones. This Ancora fountain pen is made of marble and mother-of-pearl and is one of many elaborate pens included in recent auctions. Fnd out more about these useful collectibles.
Some toy stoves really sizzle! A recent auction included a combination of miniature stoves that actually heat up and others that are little-girl-toy size. Learn what they are worth.
Soda syrup dispensers from the early to the mid-1900s were used in soda shops and drug stores. They advertised the brand with a colorful shape or a catchy slogan. Syrup dispensers sold well in recent auctions, and one lucky bidder had a crush on this orange example. Discover the sweet prices.
Towards the end of the 19th century, American glass companies made “brilliant” glass that was deeply hand cut and highly polished. Unusual shapes like this teapot are wanted by collectors today. We shine some light on why some pieces of American Brilliant cut glass are worth more than others.
It’s possible to identify the style of a chair and when it was made by analyzing its parts. Hepplewhite — what you need to know.