Lawn Art: The Oft-Overlooked Value in Estates
In American popular culture, the kitsch surrounding pink flamingo lawn ornaments appears universal. Mention such ornaments and visions of trailer parks in Baltimore come to […]
Q & A with Harry Rinker: Arcade Cast Iron Farm Toy, Uncle Sam & Hitler Button
QUESTION: I own an cast iron, Arcade blue corn planter toy. I acquired it as part of a boxed lot at an auction. What is […]
Steve Santini: A Collector of Things from the Dark Side
Steve Santini. Does the name ring a bell? From the moment I first saw him on TV, I had me a married-woman, middle-aged crush. He […]
The Collector’s Minute: Firebacks
In Colonial times, homes were heated by fire in stone or brick fireplaces. Normally, a great deal of heat from a wood fire escapes up […]
Trivets of Cast Metal
What is the difference between Cast Iron and Wrought Iron? Cast iron objects are created from molten metal that has been poured into a mold and allowed to harden. In contrast, wrought iron items are individually created by bending pieces of hot, malleable iron.
Antique cast iron wall mounting candle or latern holder
This is a 19th century item that I bought from an estate sale. I have gone online to see if anything resembles this candle/latern holder. Some items I have seen resemble and are in the $800.00-1,000 range. My candle/latern holder swivels.