Found 52 articles matching Tools category.
  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Sterling & Silver-Plated Antiques

In general, the term Sterling Silver is meant to distinguish items that are composed of mostly solid silver as opposed to Silver-Plated that have only a thin surface layer of silver. However, there are several other distinctions, some using terms that can be confusing and often lead to a misunderstanding of an item’s composition and hence its value.

  • Sep 23 2008
  • 23 Sep 2008

Walking Sticks: Utilitarian & Beautiful Collectibles

Last time I took my grandfather’s walking stick, a true collectibles, for an airing, the neighborhood wits made solicitous inquiries about my “accident”—was it a large truck or a small banana peel?

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Thems Fighting Words

Pocket knives are collectible from boy scout days to the pen knife on your key chain. The Swiss Army Knife is currently the most popular version with multiple knives, scissors, a nail file, and a corkscrew as standard issue. Vintage or antique knives can make for a beautiful collection with mother of pearl or wooden handles, brass liners, fancy springs and various designs.

  • Jul 22 2008
  • 22 Jul 2008

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.

  • Jul 17 2008
  • 17 Jul 2008

The Classic Telephone

Vintage phones are popular for their nostalgic value and design. They’re the stuff of black-and-white movies and dime store sodas.

  • Jul 17 2008
  • 17 Jul 2008


The word “chatelaine” means keeper of the castle. The person trusted to have the keys.

  • Jul 7 2008
  • 7 Jul 2008



  • Jul 6 2008
  • 6 Jul 2008

what is my camera worth

i have a wooden korona camera with different lenses and the black film plates and would like to know something about it. if anyone could help i would appreciate it.

  • Jun 19 2008
  • 19 Jun 2008

Antique Tools – Collectibles You Can Put to Use

The author is a Yankee Auctioneer with more than 25 years in the business, you can also find him at where he has over 300 archived appraisals and articles on antiques & collectibles, all are free to view without having to sign up.

  • May 12 2008
  • 12 May 2008

Mansfield Industries B-50 slide projector

I have a Mansfield Industries B-50 slide projector/ film strip projector and am trying to find out the value. Or where to go to find the value. I’m in the Dallas, Texas area.