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  • 26
    Sep

Unloved Antiques: Depression Glass

[caption id="attachment_2499877" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A pair of “Iris” pattern Depression glass tumblers, made by the Jeannette Glass Company, often sell at auction for less than $10 each."][/caption] The next item in this series of Unloved Antiques is 20th century is crystal Depression glass, which gets its name from the fact the bulk of it was mass produced during...

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  • 12
    Sep

Unloved Antiques: 19th-Century Religious Prints

[caption id="attachment_2499653" align="alignright" width="336" caption="This is a good example of an 1890s print of a young girl crossing a treacherous bridge with rotten boards, escorted and protected by her Guardian Angel. Like many, the print itself has been cut down to fit an existing frame, in the process removing the name of the publisher, date, title and the...

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  • 29
    Aug

Unloved Antiques: Dragonware Tea Set

[caption id="attachment_2499357" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="This tea set is a good example of this Japanese pottery called Dragonware. The term used to describe porcelain or pottery items with raised decorations that depict an oriental dragon. Unfortunately, it looks to be more valuable than it really is."][/caption] The ninth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is Dragonware. The tea...

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  • 10
    Aug

Unloved Antiques: Silver-Plated Souvenir Spoons

[caption id="attachment_2499089" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A collection of silver-plated souvenir spoons, while cherished by their collectors, has no real monetary value. They often sell in lots of 25 for $25."][/caption] The next item in this series about unloved antiques is mid-20th century silver-plated souvenir spoons. Most owners of these collections think they are quite valuable, often under the impression...

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  • 11
    Jul

Unloved Antiques: National Geographic Magazines

[caption id="attachment_2498628" align="alignleft" width="225"] Even in pristine condition, a stack of old National Geographic magazines aren’t worth that much.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2498629" align="alignleft" width="205"] That is unless you have one signed on the cover by a famous personality, such Buzz Aldrin or Sir Edmund Hillary, which could net you $250 or so.[/caption] The next item in this series of...

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  • 27
    Jun

Unloved Antiques: Hummel Knockoffs

[caption id="attachment_249840" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="These post-World War Two Japanese creations were based on the popular Goebel Hummel figures. They were produced by Arnart Creations and most often sell for $5 apiece or less."][/caption] The seventh item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” are Hummel knockoffs, like the three above. These post-World War Two Japanese creations were based on...

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  • 13
    Jun

Unloved Antiques: 1847 Rogers Brothers Flatware

[caption id="attachment_2497746" align="aligncenter" width="560"] The Victorian-meets-Art Deco styling of the Rogers 1847 flatware in the “Adoration” pattern, first made in 1930. While many people have similar sets of “Grandma’s Sterling,” they are seldom worth more than $75-$100.[/caption] The sixth item in this series of Unloved Antiques is early 20th century flatware; the 1847 Rogers flatware sets in particular....

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  • 31
    May

Unloved Antiques: ‘Bronze’ Flatware

[caption id="attachment_2497509" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A Duragold place setting."][/caption] The fifth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is Thai “bronze” flatware. While it’s often listed for sale online as “gold plated” or “solid bronze,” it’s most likely based on a nickel/bronze alloy first created and marketed as “Duragold” by Swedish Metallurgist Carl Molin, circa 1914¹. It’s not known...

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  • 11
    May

Unloved Antiques: Commemorative Whiskey Decanters

[caption id="attachment_2497109" align="alignright" width="213" caption="This Veterans of Foreign Wars commemorative Ezra brooks whiskey decanter, collected by the thousands, and other like it, are not worth very much, despite its “limited edition” label."][/caption] The fourth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques”  (previous editions focused on Collector Plates, antique Singer Sewing Machines and vintage Decorator Prints) and is the...

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  • 25
    Apr

Unloved Antiques: Mass-Produced Decorator Prints

[caption id="attachment_2496774" align="alignright" width="317" caption="“Cupid Awake” by photographer Morris Burke Parkinson. This print was produced from 1897 through to the 1920s, if not later, and distributed by the Taber Prang Art Company of Springfield, Mass., and often sells for less than $50 in a good frame."][/caption] The third item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” (read the first...

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