Durable, Colorful Victorian Trade Cards
Victorian Trade Cards are an interesting type of ephemera to collect, as companies in the late 1870s to early 1900s distributed these cards as a form of advertising. So just about any consumer product of the Victorian era can be found promoted on a trade card. The fronts of these cards were humorous, decorative or […]
‘Go-Withs’ Enhance Kitchenalia Collections
What’s a “Go With?” It’s any complementary piece that adds interest to a collection. One category that comes to mind is kitchenalia, pieces of which can provide the perfect accent to many collections. If future resale value is important to you, then select items that are […]
Stoking Interest in Antique Stove
Editor’s Note: While WorthPoint strives to help you get the most from your art, antiques and collectibles, it also strives to give back to communities by offering advice and expertise. Christopher Kent relates one such attempt.
1940 B&W 20″ Television
I don’t know about all of you, but I can honestly wonder what my Aunt and Uncle watched on TV back in the 1940’s. I know as a child growing up in the early 1950’s I remember Howdy Doody, Rin Tin Tin, The Lone Ranger, my eldest brother was on the Freddy Friehofer show, and got to make a squiggly line, and that is all I remember. Brings back memories.
Electric Kitchen Appliances
The turn of the century saw the popularity of electric kitchen appliances increase to the point where most metropolitan households sported at least one of these modern conveniences. By the 1920s, innovations and improvements were occurring at a rapid pace. The variations designed for small appliances were limitless. Some “firsts” in electrical appliances include: 1882 […]
Griswold Manufacturing was founded in the mid-1860s by Matthew Griswold and John and Samuel Selden. Originally the Selden & Griswold Manufacturing Co., Griswold bought out the Selden family interests in 1884. Since then the company has changed hands several times, including being bought by its major competitor, Wagner Manufacturing Co., in 1957. In August 1969, the […]