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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The word “chatelaine” means keeper of the castle. The person trusted to have the keys.
TEARING DOWN 1850ISH HOUSE..WONDERING IF OLD NAILS ARE OF VALUE AND WHETHER TO PULL OR THROW AWAY?
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.
Antique Tools – Collectibles You Can Put to Use
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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.