Friday, September 28, 2012
If you want to see something adorable look no further than the adorable Kewpie Angel Babies. Kewpie Angel Babies are surely the cutest babies ever with their adorable expressions and cute poses. They were first produced in 1913 in Germany and eventually found there way to the U.S.A. They are based on the comic strip illustrations by Rose O'Neill from the Ladies' Home Journal paper in 1909. They usually sell for around $20-30 a piece.
This is a fake ivory crochet needle case. Dragons circle around it as well as flowers and butterflies. The top unscrews where the needle goes in. I'm pretty sure the needle is original to the case. Recently, one exactly like this sold on eBay.com for $90.00.
Sweden has been know for its fine glass artwork since the 1700s. During that time two great Swedish glass factories Orrefors and Kosta Boda were founded. Ekenas Glass was founded by R Stähl and Hjalmar Stähl in 1917. Both R Stähl and Hjalmar Stähl were originally from Orrefors. The company was under the power of Sven Westburg from 1922 until his death in 1962. Eventually, in 1976 Ekenas went out of business. Their amazing craftsmanship and art is still studied by glassblowers and artists today.
This is a glass egg made by Ekenas sometime before 1976. It shows two girls in a sitting position, facing each other. Each girl has a long braid down their backs with a large bow at the end. They usually sell for around $20-30 depending on condition. The condition depends on the amount of chips, cracks, etc.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
This is a Kosta Glass Pear Shaped Perfume Bottle. It was made by Kosta. Kosta is a glass company in Sweden. Kosta has been making perfume bottles and other glass products since 1742. This pear shaped perfume bottle was made in the 1950s. Recently a Kosta Glass Pear Shaped Perfume Bottle sold on Ebay.com for $50.00.
The man above is Lionel Barrymore. You have probably heard the name Barrymore before. The Barrymore's are a famous family comprised of actors and actresses. Lionel was an actor from most of his life. Lionel was born in 1878 and died in 1954 of a heart attack. Most people know him from A Free Soul, It's A Wonderful Life or Young Dr. Kildare, most people didn't know he was an artist.
This is a print of Barrymore's "The Old Boat Works." The original was drawn by Barrymore in his studio in Los Angeles. It is valued from $10 - 200 based on condition and framing.
This is Barrymore's "Point Pleasant." The original was drawn sometime in the 1950s and currently prints are selling on Amazon.com for $129.95
This is a faint photograph of Lionel Barrymore's signature which he signed on both pieces.
Friday, September 21, 2012
This is a "Matchbox" Series No 12, Setra Coach. They were made in 1970 in England by the Lensney Products & Co LTD. The one pictured above is currently on eBay.com. The seller is asking $39.99. Most Setra Coach "Matchboxes" sell from $20 - $40 based on condition. The bus came in different colors but the most common is yellow.
Monday, August 27, 2012
These are antique cobbler shoe molds.
They are made of wood and are in three different sizes.
The size pictured above is a man's shoe. You can tell it is for a man's foot because of the size. It was made in 1910 and has the mystery initials of G.C. It also has leather strapped to the back most likely to make a larger shoe then the mold.
This mold was made for a women's foot. It has a long pointed toe and is thin and dainty. It has the mystery initials of P.B.
This is a child's mold. It is small and has a curved toe. It was most likely made for an toddler.
These molds aren't very rare but sell for about $25 each.
This is a silver cruet holder from the late 1800s early 1900s. It was made by the New Amsterdam Silver Company. The bottles were made for the salt, pepper, mustard, olive oil and vinegar. Cruet holders like this sell for $40 to $300 based on condition.
This 3 legged sewing box is from the late 1800s early 1900s. It has no brand but is certainly a cute little piece of furniture. You can bend the handle to the side and open the top. You can store all your sewing materials inside. Sewing boxes like this sell for $50 to $100.
This is a 1930 Royal Typewriter. The Royal Typewriter Company was founded in 1904 in Brooklyn, New York by Edward B. Hess and Lewis C. Myers. By October of 1926 Royal had sold their one millionth typewriter. The typewriter was sold all across the country but eventually time moved on and newer and better technologies came out.
Later in life typewriters became collectible and they were wanted by collectors every where.
Typewriters have a wide price range. The condition is everything when it come to typewriters. Typewriters can sell from $40 to as much as $300 depending on condition.
This is the newest technology in the 1950s, a real adding machine. Now known as a cash register this nifty machine could add and subtract numbers and even tell you how much change to give. The adding machine pictured about is manufactured by the national cash register company and is a series E. In working condition they can sell for $200.
This Victorian wicker carriage was made in the late 1800s early 1900s. The carriage was originally its natural wood but along the line it was repainted.
In the early 1900s it was normal to see a woman pushing her baby in this rickety carriage. Although it might not be the most comfortable carriage in history it is keeps you out of the sun with its adjustable umbrella.
These carriages have a wide price range all according to condition. This carriage was repainted so it losses some value there but it has the original cushions and umbrella so that adds value. It's hard to put an exact value on a piece of history but most carriages sell between $200 and $4000 based on their condition.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This blue cobalt vase with clear handles was probably made in the mid to late 1800s. The two see through handles on the sides have small carvings where the handles meet the vase. Vases like this are quite rare. I have only found and heard of about 3 others. This vase and ones similar to it are worth around $200 to $300.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley is the tale of a boy named Tom. Tom is a chimney sweep who falls into a river and dies. He is then transformed into a Water Baby. He can swim and breath under water. Tom goes on many adventures as a Water Baby but to find out more you will have to read the book. Water Babies in good condition sells for up to $100.
This clock was made between 1845-1852 by Brewster and Ingrahams in Bristol CT. On the back of the picture on the front it says all the times the clock was repaired. Some dating back to as far as 1857. Clocks like this are on eBay.com for $100 but can be appraised for as much as $2,000 to $3,000.
This is Born to Trot by Marguerite Henry. It was copyrighted in 1950 and is still printed today. She also wrote Sea Star - Orphan of Chincoteague. Born to Trot usually sell for $10 to $20. While, Sea Star usually sells for $5 to $10.
This Mel-O-Bit White American Pasteurized Process Cheese Box is from the early 1940s. It's hard to believe that 72 years ago cheese came in a wooden box. I guess they made good fire wood after you ate the cheese...... But I think these boxes are really cool antiques. These boxes now are selling for $10 to $20.
The 3 vases above are hand painted and coated with 3D flowers. The vases are made out of Lefton China. The two on the left are a little fancier than the one on the right but they all have the same number on the bottom KW4540. Vases like this sell for about $58 each.
Antique Spanish Dolls like the ones pictured above are pretty rare. The ones above were made in Spain. The one on the left is a woman, holding a bag made out of lace and has a veil on top of her head. The doll on the right is a male matador. Old Spanish Dolls like these can sell for up to $500.
This is a Dragon tea cup. It is hand painted and was made on Victora China.
It comes in a set usually with a 10 other dishes and such. If you look at the picture of the plate you will notice the dragon is puffy. The dragon was painted on with a paint that has a 3D effect.
If you look at the picture on the right you will notice a face. The face was sculpted on the inside of the cup so once you finish your tea there is a picture on the bottom. Although this cup may look valuable its not. These cups and sets are pretty common.
This set on the right is on eBay.com now. The asking price is $80. The tea cup is probably worth around $15 that's it.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Cast iron banks like this were popular during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Almost every kid had one to keep their stash of money in. Cast iron banks today are very collectible since most broke when being handled by children. This rare Buster Brown and Dog Tige bank is currently sell on eBay.com from $70 to $225.
This is a White Rotary Sewing Machine. The White Sewing Machine Company was founded in 1858 in Massachusetts by Thomas H. White. It was founded as the White Manufacturing Company, It later took the White Sewing Machine Company name when it was incorporated in 1876. The same family also, owns the White Motor Company. Sewing machines made by the White Sewing Machine Company were built inside of tables so that they could be used as a table or a sewing station. Most sewing tables sell for $150 while White Sewing Machine Company sewing machines sell for about $175.
Porcelain dolls are probably the most collected type of doll in the world. Each doll is crafted with care and dressed in the fanciest clothes. The first recorded porcelain dolls were just the heads made in 1770 in England. The Germans later took this idea and made a shiny material that looked more like skin, porcelain. The first dolls were used as small mannequins. They displayed the newest fashion trends. Dolls made completely out of porcelain were made in 1840, and later to be known as Frozen Charlottes. Frozen Charlottes had clenched fists and usually black or blonde hair painted on their heads. Eventually, the dolls became 3D, with fabric dresses and long, flowing hair. Dolls made today are highly collectible. Porcelain dolls range in prices. The doll on the left, "Natasha" from the International Festival of Toys and Tots Collection by Knowles, sells on eBay.com for $20 to $60, while on Amazon.com it sells for $125. As for the doll on the right, "Glamor of the Gibson Girl" from the Parade of American Fashion Collection by Knowles, sells for $20 to $100 on eBay.com.
This is a Victorian walnut commode made around 1880. Commodes were used as "sinks." First you would place the wash basin and pitcher on top. Then, you would go to a water source and fill the pitcher. Next, you would poor the water into the basin. And finally you would take your washcloth from inside the commode and wash up. Inside the commode you would keep all the necessary products for washing up, such as towels, toothbrushes and soap. Commodes usually sell for around $1,725.