Two massive Tiffany windows from a Philadelphia church, which were rescued from imminent demolition when purchased by a curious antique dealer for $6,000, recently sold for $252,000 at auction at Freeman’s.
Collectors love their cars, motorcycles, trucks, trains and heavy machinery toys. Devotees of jet, rocket and spaceship toys have plenty to choose from, too. Yet the humble propeller plane from the era when flight was young has plenty of fans, and this sale proves it.
A check for $175 is now worth over $100,000! How does that happen? Historical significance, pristine condition, and a famous — and famously rare — signature.
Q: I have a Jiffy Kodak Six-20 Series II camera. Printed on the box is: Made in United States of America by Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester N.Y. # 294. It is in fair/good condition and the size is approximately 6 inches by 3 inches. The box is not torn; however, the corners are worn. What can you tell me about it?
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