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Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dressing table, antique dressing table, distressed mirror
antique dressing table, distressed mirror, rusty hinges: This does look like a english dressing table made post WWII circa 1950, it has a art deco feel but the form is not an Art Deco shape, It would have to be more rounded and not with such sharp edges. Please send me a side view and a close up of the handles so...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique lamp, beautiful lamp, antique lamp
beautiful lamp, antique lamp, approximate value: Hi, it is a beautiful lamp. The colors are very unique and it appears to be intact. Generally these were produced from around civil war era to around the very early 1900s. It would be hard to determine the maker if it is not stamped on there (the base). I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique lamp, general antiques, quality shade
general antiques, quality shade, antique lamp: Hi Wendy, Your shade is a quality shade, and if memory serves me correctly, matches your lamp. Yes this adds significantly to the lamps value, but unfortunately I cannot go beyond that (see my comments in my first reply). Value is a difficulty thing....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique piano, piano restorer, antique piano
piano restorer, antique piano, professional piano: It is very expensive to restore a piano, you need to contact a professional piano restorer, they will make all the parts that don t exist. Old pianos don t always have the best sound, but if the piano is beautiful it may be worth having it restored...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scale, porcelain plate, scale collectors
porcelain plate, scale collectors, computing scale: Hi Janet, Your Toledo fan top Computing scale might have been used in a General or Grocery store for weighing produce or meat. The porcelain plate made it easy to clean between uses if necessary. Scales like yours are generally not of interest to scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing rocker, minwax wood hardener, sewing rocker
minwax wood hardener, sewing rocker, wood resin: Hi again Lorna If you can get the Minwax wood hardener then use it. A wood filler will not do this type of job. I am so glad you asked for info before you start the refinishing. Now if you will heed my advice, you will have a very beautiful finished chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sofa, empire sofa, american empire
empire sofa, american empire, antique auction: Wendy - From the single photo it certainly appears to be an American Empire sofa, circa 1830, probably from Philadelphia but not New York. Here are several comparable sofas that have sold at auction in recent years along with sale price and sale date. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique wicker baby buggy, antique wicker, loose strands
antique wicker, loose strands, mini warehouses: A shop vacuum or hand-held with a soft brush will help clean, just be careful you don t snag any loose strands. You can also use a blowgun on a compressor if you have access to one. Use low pressure and hold the blowgun at an angle so you blow the dirt off,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): approx. value of an antique table, lamp tables, collector books
lamp tables, collector books, antique table: Cathi - Your table falls in the category of novelty furniture. Many companies turned to the manufacture of small items to have something affordable to sell that people could buy in the Depression era of the 1930s. These items were called novelties and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): B.F. Co. #402, chifferobe, colonial revival
chifferobe, colonial revival, dressing table: This is a very high styled set, I assume it is a set, from the 1900-1920 period, colonial revival. Yes it is a desirable form and judging from the picture of the vanity it is is good condition. To answer further I will need pictures of all the pieces in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Model 1090 TD, casino tokens, model 1090
casino tokens, model 1090, coin mechanism: Would you like to email me direct at Jackpot7@q.com and I ll see what I can find for you. I might have something I can scan and email you of that door latch assembly, and I can find you a manual on your machine. You might cut and past this if you email me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bassett Dining Furniture Circa Unknown, mahogany veneer, drop leaf table
mahogany veneer, drop leaf table, buffet hutch: Hi Liz Nice to hear from you. Good grief, why would anyone paint this lovely mahogany veneer dining set. You have your work cut out thats for sure. As far as an exact date of manufacture, no one can tell you the exact year it was made. My guess is the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom Set, quarter sawn oak, colonial revival
quarter sawn oak, colonial revival, high style: very nice 1900s quarter sawn oak veneered piece. most refer to these as late victorian but that is really inaccurate. the style is a mix of victorian and empire and most likely made in Grand Rapids, MI. Colonial revival is more accurate or empire oak. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey & Gay, building fine furniture, headboard footboard
building fine furniture, headboard footboard, vanity mirror: The value here is not of an antique or collectable nature although BG is known for building fine furniture. The value is in condition and style. Painted (polychromed) furniture just does not bring the money I think it should. In these times if you can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): BIBLE BOX, varnish wood, oak bible
varnish wood, oak bible, bible box: This is not a desk/writing box, or a bible box it is a English oak money changers box, it does look like it was made circa 1700 to 1750 s, I would like to see a photo of the inside of the box and a close up of the lock on the inside. If you want you can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Big Norway Chest, norwegian immigrants, general antiques
norwegian immigrants, general antiques, merr com: I do not think this this is a reproduction or a phony, I believe that this was made in the 19th Century circa 1870 at the earliest, the inside of the chest tell me a lot, the wood is not hand planed it was machine cut. the metal is all hand forged but the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Boye Pocket Screw Driver, e mail address, domestic sewing machine
e mail address, domestic sewing machine, sewing tools: Hello Sarah, Thank you for your query but I m not sure I am going to be of much assistance to you. My expertise is in antique sewing tools and thimbles and not in general tools . However I believe what you have is a screwdriver for a domestic sewing machine....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bronze Sacred Chest, bronze work, follow ups
bronze work, follow ups, tour of europe: This photo and the photo of the bottom tell me a lot, I believe this was made in the beginning of the 20th Century and not the 19th Century, the bronze work does not have the quality of a 19th Century bronze. I do think this is a Tour of Europe object but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): balance beam gold scale, california gold rush, gold rush of 1849
california gold rush, gold rush of 1849, california gold rush of 1849: Hi Charles, Your Miners Improved Gold Scale is identical to one pictured in our book Scales: A Collector s Guide on page 84. These scales, with the tole painted case, feature an American Eagle on their lids. Scales like yours were manufactured and used...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bottom bed rail connections, hook fastener, s hooks
hook fastener, s hooks, steel pins: these usually had either the double s shaped hook or a single s shaped hook in the end of the rail that did fit over two1/4 or 5/16 inch steel pins that were in the headboard and footboard. there is a slot in the head and foot to accept the flat s or double...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bureau desk, english furniture, futniture
english furniture, futniture, posistion: This looks like this was made in the beginning of the 20th Century in America, but inspired by English furniture. It also looks like it is missing the wood panel that would fold down and make this a folding down desk. Your image is not very clear, I need...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): One Last Question, white mahogany, general antiques
white mahogany, general antiques, free tripod: when you sit in the chair you should be able to feel your grandmas and papas arms around you... take a spoonful of wax, put it on a t shirt type cloth, fold the cloth over the wax so it is in a ball, now wax on, clean cloth, wax off. just be careful...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Charles R Sligh kidney-shaped desk, sligh furniture, wood office furniture
sligh furniture, wood office furniture, kidney shaped desk: Sligh Furniture is a private company categorized under Wood-Office Furniture (Manufac and located in Holland, MI. Our records show it was established in 1880* and incorporated in Michigan*. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $20...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Choir Chair ?, mising, peices
mising, peices, blemishes: What you have been told is applicable. This style should be in walnut but i cannot tell in the photo. At auction in this condition it would bring around 100, would cost 250-400 to restore and then would be worth 350. hope this helps. bobklein it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coke Machine value?, coke machine, soda machines
coke machine, soda machines, trip to the moon: Hi Brian, I am sure you are aware that I don t do soda machines so please don t rate me on this unless it s a 10 for helping. This is a square top machine, the collectible machines generally have round tops, (Round corners at the top) so you don t have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Columbus Gumball Machine, gumball machine, columbus model
gumball machine, columbus model, hotmail: Hello Tammie You have part of a Columbus model JMJ. It is missing the front coin door and product chute. It requires a globe that is unique to this machine. At this point I don t know of any source for parts for this machine but can do some looking ....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horses, carousel collectibles, current market value
carousel collectibles, current market value, carousel horses: I would have to caution you about selling carousel collectibles right now. I would guess that 30 years ago you paid a good sum for your stargazer. Right now you d be lucky to get 50% of your investment back. If you d like to see what people are willing to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousels.com, carousels, arlene
carousels, arlene: Yes. My emails remain the same. bruce@carousels.com or webmaster@carousels.com I tried to reach you many, many times and also had customers that wanted to purchase your work but couldn t get in touch, which is why I removed your pages. Bruc...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cedar chest, paint and varnish remover, old rags
paint and varnish remover, old rags, stripping furniture: Hi Delores Nice to hear from you. Removing paint will not damage the underlying wood. It no different than removing a finish except its much messier. Here are my complete instructions. This will be a great project and I know your chest will be beautiful...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cedar chest restoration, fabric softener sheets, lane cedar chest
fabric softener sheets, lane cedar chest, grit sandpaper: Hi Gaye Nice to hear from you. Use 120 grit paper and give the wood one more sanding. Then use a mild household bleach solution (1/2 cup in a quart of water), and give the inside a good wipe down. Then leave the chest open in some fresh air. Gaye the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair top 'arm', pulpit chairs, general antiques
pulpit chairs, general antiques, church furniture: Sorry for the Typo, I meant to say 1880 s this is a real antique, sorry of the misunderstanding, I can see the age very well, I could be English but I think that it is American because the simplicity in the construction techniques used. Church furniture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coke machine, coke machine, soda machines
coke machine, soda machines, mints: Hi Keith, If you read about me in my profile, I am not an expert on soda machines so please don t rate me for answering, as I do always try for the 10, best rating possible. Now as for advise, here are my thoughts on it. Things like this rack got dumped,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): couch bed, upholstered sofas, eastlake school
upholstered sofas, eastlake school, couch bed: the term antique is relative, by definition it is 100 years old but to circumvent this i like the terminology antiques and collectibles. that being said, although the style of this is of the victorian eastlake school in the upper rail with the flower and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): crane machine, walden company, crane machine
walden company, crane machine, pallet rack: Jeff, After doing some research on this, below is what I have found; The lighthouse style Walden s crane is interesting, because they are seldom seen in the U.S. The theory is that they find their way here within a miscellaneous container of antiques...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): crock jug, brown jug, crocks
brown jug, crocks, jugs: without a pic its a little hard, but based on its size and design i can tell you it is not a valuable jug.....if you want to get a better idea of what crocks or jugs are valuable....take a look at crocker auctions and see what they sell and the prices reached...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Date of scale, berning, ladle
berning, ladle, european countries: Hi Noah, Ladle or scoop scales like yours were manufactured for use in the kitchen to weigh flour, sugar or other powdered or liquid substances. Many recipes in European countries still list ingredients by weight necessitating a scale of some type to weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Candy/ Nut Scale, dayton candy, dayton scale
dayton candy, dayton scale, computing scales: Hi Judy, We are sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. Kenneth Allen & David Meeker of Troy, OH were issued patent number 2347803 on May 2, 1944 for a dash pot for a computing scale. It was assigned to Hobart. They were also issued patent...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detroit Automatic Scale, scale collectors, google
scale collectors, google, berning: Hi Kevin, Patents number 728577 of May 19, 1903 and 867671 of October 8, 1907 pertain to your scale. Patents may be viewed here: http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en , by entering their numbers one at a time. Scales like yours are generally not of interest...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Room Set, colonial revival period, decorative veneers
colonial revival period, decorative veneers, jacobean style: it is from the 1920s and is william and mary style, referred to as the colonial revival period now days. this was a term (colonial revival) that we never heard until the last 10 years. these sets are usually well built and mostly oak with decorative veneers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining table w/ leaf, walnut veneer, tulip poplar
walnut veneer, tulip poplar, sweet gum: walnut veneer top and aprons, william and mary or jacobean style, the undercarriage wood is either tulip poplar or sweet gum as is expected. these were manufactured from 1910-1920s. the turnings on the legs re referred to as cup, urn or vase, and cap. there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dresser, 40s 50s, wiarton
40s 50s, wiarton, earmarks: Maybe it says Wiarton, which is in Ontario? It has the earmarks of being built in Canada in the 40s-50s and is a maple washstand. There is not any more I can tell you from the picture. I would be curious to see a picture of the side of the drawer where...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dresser, burl walnut, black marker
burl walnut, black marker, victoria island: style is eastlake victorian form the 1880-1890 period. it is in walnut an should have burl walnut on the raised panels, the drop pulls are appropriate. The drawer joints could be scalloped and pegged joinery, machine cut or hand cut, I would need to see...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dresser;Could be European, drawers, vanity
drawers, vanity, 19th century: Could you please send me a photo with nothing on the top and a clear view with the mirror. This looks like this is a 19th century (circa 1850) German or eastern European vanity dresser. I would like to see close up photos of the drawer handles and an image...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): desk by HP Robertson, mahogany veneer, jamestown ny
mahogany veneer, jamestown ny, tulip poplar: This is a spinet desk with mahogany veneer on the show faces and the case wood is most likely sweet gum or tulip poplar. the legs should screw into the top section. made around 1920 and in the condition sells in a shop for 450-650. The stain used is a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dressing table, mahogany veneer, dark mahogany
mahogany veneer, dark mahogany, tulip poplar: thank you for the pictures. you have no idea how much it helps me to help you with these. i cannot remember the original question but hopefully i will cover that. the vanity is from 1900-1920s an is referred to as colonial revival. the wood faces (top,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): duncan phyfe couch with broken legs, van dykes restorers, duncan phyfe style
van dykes restorers, duncan phyfe style, broken legs: Yoojin - The term Duncan Phyfe covers a lot of territory. It is unlikely you will find a ready made leg that matches your couch. I know of no outlet that curertnly carries parts like that. Van Dykes Restorers (www.vandyke.com) has some legs but they are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): NOT Eastlake chair.. colonial revival, furniture woods, tulip poplar
furniture woods, tulip poplar, colonial revival: the wood in the picture is walnut, hopefully the entire chair is. walnut is considered a one of the highest end woods. many times walnut and mahogany were used in the same piece, mahogany has a reddish color when cut into, walnut will show brown when cut....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ed Roo Cedar Chests, walnut veneer, cedar chests
walnut veneer, cedar chests, red gum: Mitsy - The name of the company was Ed Roos, not Roo. Here is some background information on the company. http://chicagoantiquesguide.com/archives/20051213064534.php Your cedar chest is made of flat cut walnut veneer on the faces. The legs and trim are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Empire Sofa, empire sofa, empire style
empire sofa, empire style, general antiques: You should be able to attach another photo to this message, just like you attached the first photo, if not send the photo with a new question or try uploading the photos to a service like shutterfly.com or another photo storage website and then send me the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Estate Hutch/China Cabinet Identification, french provincial furniture, upper doors
french provincial furniture, upper doors, china cabinet: This is a mass produced furniture inspired by 18th Century French provincial furniture, but this design never existed in the 18th Century, This was probably made in the late 1970s or 1980s. Send me photos of the back of the piece and the inside of the door....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Evans Galloping Dominoes Game, galloping dominoes, replay model
galloping dominoes, replay model, dominoes game: Hi Joe, Nice game! I had one and loved it! Really fun to play. H.C. Evens Manufacturing Company, Galloping Domino s made in 1936 and up to 1947, a Electro/Mechanical Console machine. Evans went out of business in 1955. Mine was a payout game but they did...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Find marking, chest of drawers, high end furniture
chest of drawers, high end furniture, furniture pieces: Hi Todd Take as much of my time as you want LOL..thats why I m here. And your question is an interesting one. In most cases, I never find markings on old or antique furniture. Its a shame really that manufacturers or makers failed to ID their furniture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Flagg & Homan pewter goblet, automatic image resizing, gary wiggins
automatic image resizing, gary wiggins, pewter goblet: A Catalog of Flagg and Homan Pewter and Homan & Co. Britannia Ware Compiled by Gary Wiggins 2008-2009 NB: None of the items pictured in this catalog are for sale by Hoosier Pewter. --7/22/2009 Introduction Flagg & Homan Supplementary Catalog...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture cleaning, mineral spirits, tables and chairs
mineral spirits, tables and chairs, wooden tables: Hi Sheila Nice to hear from you. The brown was not finish. The proper way to clean this furniture is with mineral spirits and a rag. Just dampen the rag in the spirits and wipe with the grain. In cases of heavy dirt and wax build up (which it sounds you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1942 "Golden Nugget" nickle slot machine, golden nugget
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1942 "Golden Nugget" nickle slot machine, golden nugget

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Convertible Baby Stroller High Chair, footrest, march 17
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Convertible Baby Stroller High Chair, footrest, march 17, doors

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dixie Bedroom Group, foot board, side rails
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dixie Bedroom Group, foot board, side rails, box spring

Collectibles-General (Antiques): GEO. C. FLINT CO. writer's desk, cold spring ny, drawer pulls
Collectibles-General (Antiques): GEO. C. FLINT CO. writer's desk, cold spring ny, drawer pulls, drop leaf

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale, freight house, arm support
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale, freight house, arm support, anuary

Collectibles-General (Antiques): help with antique scale, town of holland, beam scale
Collectibles-General (Antiques): help with antique scale, town of holland, beam scale, balance ball

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identify antique chair, dayton library, electronic copy
Collectibles-General (Antiques): identify antique chair, dayton library, electronic copy, stomps

Collectibles-General (Antiques): MID-DRIP PRICKET CANDLESTICKS, allexperts, photos
Collectibles-General (Antiques): MID-DRIP PRICKET CANDLESTICKS, allexperts, photos, candlesticks

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Rocking Chair, antique store, redone
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Rocking Chair, antique store, redone, legs

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking horse, knock offs, horses
Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking horse, knock offs, horses

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Singer machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Singer machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standard Sewing Machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standard Sewing Machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): smoking stand, heywood wakefield, 40s
Collectibles-General (Antiques): smoking stand, heywood wakefield, 40s, insignia

Collectibles-General (Antiques): farm table, aprox size, pinewood farm
aprox size, pinewood farm, general antiques: The table top is not original to the legs, there is no antique value to this table, this is what is called a marriage. the legs look like they were made circa 1880s and it looks like the top was made circa 1940s. I would need to see more photos of the top...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): how to find its value, living room furniture, collector groups
living room furniture, collector groups, furniture pieces: Phil - White went out of business in 1992. Here is the story of the company and the closing. http://www.takingfive.com/Wisdom_built_a_factory.htm. I am not aware of specific White collector groups. While the furniture is undoubtedly well made, White...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gateleg table, value
value: sorry for the confusion the term antiques by government definition, (written in the mid 1800s for taxing purposes) is 100 years old. this is the generally accepted rule (100) but really isnt that important. i use the term antiques and/or collectibles...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): GEO. C. FLINT CO. writer's desk, drawer bottoms, drawer knobs
drawer bottoms, drawer knobs, online photo album: Laura - George C. Flint opened his shop in Manhattan in 1868 and moved to Twenty-Third St in 1894. It was around that time that R. J. Horner took over Flint s business but retained several versions of Flint s trade names until the 1930s so the name George...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb Pinball, gottlieb pinball, ok shape
gottlieb pinball, ok shape, pinball machine: Hi Jim, I sure can, your Gottlieb Vegas was made in 1990, it s a 4 player game with Gottlieb making 1,500 of these units. Average value is $725.00. I hope this covers everything, if not let me know OK? I want to keep that feed back here, right up there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale, time melissa, rutland vt
time melissa, rutland vt, motor trucks: Hi Melissa, Howe started business in the 183os in Brandon, VT and later moved to Rutland, VT. The Company was in business until the early 1980s. Retail value of your 12000 pound capacity Wagon scale might be $100-$400 without the levers and platform. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale, patent data base, amory mississippi
patent data base, amory mississippi, blue paint: Hi Robbie, Unfortunately we can t locate the patent dates you mentioned in our Scale Patent data base. A Howe platform scale like you describe might retail for $25-$150 depending on style and condition. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hand carved chairs, italian renaissance revival, newport rhode island
italian renaissance revival, newport rhode island, master craftsmen: This is an Italian Renaissance revival hall chair made circa 1880 s, Was hand carved by a master craftsmen workshop, it is very nice work and typical of this period. it is probably worth around $800 dollars each at an antique dealer. I consider Newport...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hanson hanging scale - 200lbs model #8920 - the Viking, hanging spring scale, hanson brothers
hanging spring scale, hanson brothers, scale collectors: Hi Darrin, According to an article written, for Equilibrium the journal of The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors, by Stan Hanssen who once owned the Hanson Brothers Scale Co.: The Viking straight spring balance, in the 160 lb capacity version...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): help with antique scale, md cv, pan measures
md cv, pan measures, scale collectors: Hi Angela, Unfortunately, your scale is a modern replica of a scale that as far as we know never existed. These scales started turning up in the mid-1970s and have little value to most antique scale collectors. Some people like them for decorative purposes....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): howe scale company, ebay, berning
ebay, berning, dalis: Hi Dalis, We have seen these sell on Ebay, with the beams, for $200-$400 but the market is more likely to be a decorator or restaurant chain rather than a scale collector. With the beams gone, retail value might be $100-$300. Remember that we are not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): No One Can Identify My Chair, Hope You Can Help, spray varnish, general antiques
spray varnish, general antiques, fabric back: If you can not respond to a follow up question, just ask a new question. If this was not re-varnished then this chair was made in the 1970s, I think this chair must have been refinished with a spray varnish, if you really want to know more you need to take...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Imperial Furniture Co. Heavily Carved Walnut? Mahogany? Square Table, imperial furniture co, mahogany veneer
imperial furniture co, mahogany veneer, dark mahogany: this is mahogany veneer on the top, the other woods are either tulip poplar or sweet gum all stained to a dark mahogany. made between 1910-1920s and referred to as colonial revival which is a combination of styles of earlier times. generall the carvings...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Any Info, william washburn, pound capacity
william washburn, pound capacity, scale co: Hi Dennis, Chicago Scale Co. was founded in Chicago in March of 1863 by William Washburn Nutting. Little Detective scales, with a 25 pound capacity were advertised by the company from 1882-1896. The latest evidence of the scale company s advertising...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Info Please - Drop leaf, gate leg/twist table, general antiques, table leg
general antiques, table leg, antique shop: This is a reproduction, in this photo you can see that there is a wood piece that was stained to make it look like old wood. If you take a knife and scratch the wood piece where the screw is, you will find white wood. I believe that this table was made in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identification, cane sun ray
cane sun ray: I guess I need to get to Boone more often!! What a great find. Without more pictures, I would agree it s in the 1920-1930 era. The cane is in what s called the Sun Ray pattern. I have never seen myself a chair with the side panels done that way also.It...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identify antique chair, old man winter, savonarola chair
old man winter, savonarola chair, upscale shop: this is referred to as a Savonarola chair. it is in oak and is American from 1890-1915. the carving is called old man winter or north wind face. i remember the first one of these i found in charlotte, NC 30 years ago, it was so loose that i had to bag it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Could you identify these tables?, marble slab, general antiques
marble slab, general antiques, stacking tables: I confirm that all three of your tables are were French made circa 1950 to 1960, and they are both Louis 15th style. The close up photos of underside of the tables and the gold painted table allow me to confirms my analysis. Nested tables were always in sets...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jennings Sun Chief Slot Machine, private note, ballpark figure
private note, ballpark figure, good shape: Debbie: If the machine is broken you will be limited to who you can sell it to. Probably the only people will be dealers who have access to parts. Go ahead and send me a photo. send it to Dave@IBuyOldSlots.com If possible, please send photos of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jenny Lind Daybed, jenny lind, matteress
jenny lind, matteress, horse hair: Please send me a photo so I can help, The is no use to keep the horse hair mattress, No one is interested in the mattress, it has no value, the only value is in the frame, Please remember that beds do not sell for a lot. If you send photos I will try to help...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jukebox, antique slots, juke box
antique slots, juke box, recapped: Your welcome Allen! and glad to hear you are going to keep it. Here are some links, Bill Bricker is the top for amplifier rebuilding, his like is also here: For new reproduction parts and manuals. http://www.victoryglass.com/ Amp repair: http://www.jukeboxfridaynight.com/...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): KAYanee Toy sewing machine, sears kenmore, toy sewing machine
sears kenmore, toy sewing machine, elderly friend: Hello Janet, Thank you for your query. If you are asking me what your machine is worth I need for you to give me detail information about the condition of the machine and the box. I also need for you to include a photograph please of both the box and machine....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Katherine Henick furniture, ok condition, charitable donations
ok condition, charitable donations, catholic services: not sure what you want but if it is selling options there are several avaiable. first, you do not want strangers coming to your home so that leaves the consignment shops which will charge up to 50% for their services. next is an auction which is a crap shoot,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kenmore antique sewing machine, home sewing machines, miniature sewing machines
home sewing machines, miniature sewing machines, antique sewing machine: Hello Rosemary, I am sorry but I cannot assist you. My expertise is not in full-sized home sewing machines. I can help you with antique collectible toy or miniature sewing machines, antique needlework tools and thimbles and also hallmarks. Please resubmit...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kittinger coffee table, thistle seeds, coffee table
thistle seeds, coffee table, stretcher: 200 is fair. you can get more selling to an individual but you have to deal with unknowns coming to your home and waiting for a while to get another 100. There is no antiques value here, the value lies in the design and condition. sell it at 200, it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Landers, Frary & Clark Universal bath scale, new britian ct, bathroom scales
new britian ct, bathroom scales, frary: Hi Tracie, We are sorry for the delay in answering your question. Landers, Frary & Clark manufactured several different bathroom scales starting in 1936. History of bathroom scales may be found in the Book of Scales by Stan Hanssen that can be bought...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lane Furniture, american antique furniture, lattice work
american antique furniture, lattice work, lane furniture: Lidia - My area of expertise is American antique furniture. Lane is a contemporary (relatively speaking) manufacturer and I do not have Lane catalogs. Your best bet is to contact Lane directly and give them the serial numbers from your table. Contact information...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): leather inlay on table, leather inlay, blind embossing
leather inlay, blind embossing, wood refinish: I buy my leather from K Restoration in the UK. Procedure: to remove the old leather you may have to try several methods. first just try to pull off as much as you can, use a putty knife but you must be careful NOT to gouge the wood under the leather....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): WHEN WAS THIS MADE?, Colonial Revival, broken pediment
Colonial Revival, broken pediment, muntin: Michelle - Your cabinet is a Colonial Revival reproduction made in the Queen Anne style. The top decorative element is called a broken pediment. In architecture the frame above a door is called a pediment. Your swan neck pediment is interrupted in the middle...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mahogany table., mahogany table, darn shame
mahogany table, darn shame, two legs: Hi Richard Nice to hear from you. It will be quite costly to have one of these legs duplicated in a wood shop although it would be a darn shame to junk the table. There is no chance of finding a replacement already made. The only person it would be of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mersman Table label, mahogany table, green and gold
mahogany table, green and gold, approximate age: I can tell more about age from a picture of the table itself, a picture of the label will help since the name of the company change a few times through their long history. sounds like you got a bargain at 40$. send me a pic of the table, full view, close...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): MID-DRIP PRICKET CANDLESTICKS, dutch colonists, drip pan
dutch colonists, drip pan, colonial revival: I am hoping there is an image of the bottom, are you sure that the candlestick will not screw apart. If this is true then this is not old candlestick but a reproduction. all real 16th,17th & 18th century, candlestick screw apart. In the 19th and 20th century...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): "morris" chair?, metal brackets, antiques dealer
metal brackets, antiques dealer, wooden framework: Nanvy - I will need to see some good photos of your chair in order to help you. I especially need to see where the back fits into the chair. If you can send me some clear photos of the chair will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nelson Matters Antique desk, wooden knobs, antique desk
wooden knobs, antique desk, group question: I check the old questions to find my 1st response to you, from these close up photos I do think that this was made in the 1940s and is worth around $200 maximum. the metal tag could be the model number and the stamp 1577 could be the production number...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Kodak Camera, folding, pocket
folding, pocket, kodak: Hello Stephanie, The No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak is a traditional folding bellows camera, made by Eastman Kodak from 1903 to 1915, for 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch post card size exposures on old #122 roll film. There were many subtle model variations within...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Love Seat, love seat, 19th century
love seat, 19th century, 20th century: This is an American made settee it looks like it was made at the end of the 19th Century or the beginning of the 20th Century. if you send me close up photos of the front legs and a photo of the underside of the settee I can confirm the date of manufacture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Rocking Chair, old rocking chair, general antiques
old rocking chair, general antiques, copper plate: these were imported into the USA in the 1970s from taiwan. the woods varied from ramin and other types that resembled mahogany. if you were to send a close clear picture to me of the label and the wood i can tell you more. these were packed 4 to a box then...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old sleeper sofa, sears catalog, convertible beds
sears catalog, convertible beds, kroehler: Virginia - In the early 20th century converible sofas like yours were called a lounge or bed lounge. One of the famous lounge makers was the Naperville Lounge Co of Naperville, IL just outside Chicago. It was so successful it became one of the largest bed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Thimble, american silver thimbles, gay ann rogers
american silver thimbles, gay ann rogers, waite thresher: Hello Eileen. Yes, your thimble was made by Waite-Thresher and is referred to as scroll design with knurled top (knurling is the pattern of little indentations used to push the needle when using the thimble for sewing). It is sterling. The thimble was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oak bench, german nomenclature, vanity bench
german nomenclature, vanity bench, oak bench: this is a 1920s vanity bench that went with a bedroom set with a vanity. The wood is probably sweet gum or tulip poplar. These sell for 100 in shops in good condition. It can be refinished however you like. Biedermeir is the german nomenclature for empire...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oak dresser, quarter sawn oak, oak veneer
quarter sawn oak, oak veneer, mineral spirits: Hi Les Nice to hear from you. What you have here is a quarter sawn oak veneer bow front sideboard from the turn of the century. Its in very nice condition. The gold sparkle (weird sheen), you see is actually in the wood and cannot be removed LOL. You...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oil lamp, oil lamp, solid brass
oil lamp, solid brass, photograph: Hi Peter, I estimate that you lamp dates c.1890 - 1910. I am sorry but I cannot be tighter with the dates. I caution that this is an estimate based on the photograph you have provided. In making this estimate I am not confirming that all parts on your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocker, upholstery job, sewing rocker
upholstery job, sewing rocker, rob dryden: Rob - I could not match up M*nn Brothers with anything in my reference library. The curved pieces that connect the seat and back are called hip rests and were originally an element found in Rococo Revival chairs of the mid 19th century. They helped control...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): very old split rail fencing, markets cedar rails
markets cedar rails: Hi George Nice to hear from you. I am in Ontario Canada and there is certainly a market for split cedar rails here. Your price is fine. About the rate here too. While its used for decorative fencing as you did, and that is the main market, its also sought...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old wicker doll carriage, wicker doll carriage, weave
wicker doll carriage, weave, angles: if you would send some pictures i will try to help you. clear in focus, as jpg attachments to email, no albums and please include the original question with the photos bobklein1@cox.net overall view from all angles closeup of area to see the weave...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter tankard, arc regatta, britannia metal
arc regatta, britannia metal, antique metalware: - Hello David, Sorry to be slow responding. What you have is a rowing trophy. These were common awards at universities and public schools in the mid to late 19th century, and are usually pewter mugs, cups or tankards. Many of them were made by Dixons,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball Machine, pinball machine, nice game
pinball machine, nice game, game one: Hi Lisa, Your Bally Eight Ball was made in 1977, a four player game and value is $950.00 in average condition and working. For value not working, if it is average condition but not working just subtract the repair cost from the 950.00. I know this is hard...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Please HELP identify Rocking Chair, no screws, skilled craftsmen
no screws, skilled craftsmen, general antiques: This is an American rocking chair, it has traces of the Arts and Crafts style chair but I still think it was made circa 1940s to 1950s, the wood does not have a lot of patina or ware. It was probably made by a very good skilled craftsmen and not a production...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Polish, fine antiques, furniture polish
fine antiques, furniture polish, paste wax: Hi Sheila Nice to hear from you again. Its best to use a good paste wax (like Bri-wax), on fine antiques. For the normal older furniture a good polish is fine. I am up in Canada and products are different here but if you look for any furniture polish that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Possible Eastlake Chair, dupioni silk fabric, google search
dupioni silk fabric, google search, upholstery company: i apologize, looking at the first picture it appearde that the streatcher was a rocker runner. thank you for the correction and shame on me for not being more observant. you are correct it is a dining chair, but since it is the arm chair many use these...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pie safe, pie safes, gold issue
pie safes, gold issue, gold paint: That is indeed a lot of furniture for 425$. I am going to need more pictures sent to bobklein1@cox.net need: close up of the wood picture of the back pictures of the tin, inside and outside picture of the inside back, sides, shelves, shelf holders,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball machine, pinball machine, player game
pinball machine, player game, knutson: Hi Gregg, Good Day to you! Your Gottlieb 4 Square is a one player game made in 1971 and they produced 2,200 units of this game back then, value is $600.00 and here is a little bonus of information for you on it, Go to; http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=940...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball machine values, gottlieb flipper, bowling champ
gottlieb flipper, bowling champ, pinball machine: Hello Wendy My guess is that a Centigrade 37 parts machine (meaning non working and poor condition) would be about $50 to $100 if you could find a buyer. As for the Flipper Bowling Champ , I am not familiar with that machine and can t say. Marc...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball machine values, gottlieb flipper, bowling champ
gottlieb flipper, bowling champ, pinball machine: OK Windy, Value figures only as requested? - Gottlieb Centigrade 37 in average condition and working value $750.00 made in 1977, with 1600 units being made, I couldn t help myself there. Value in not working and in poor condition is going to be a lot...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Queen anne highboy, queen anne highboy, maple veneer
queen anne highboy, maple veneer, tiger maple: hi, you did good at 200. it is tiger maple veneer and was made about 1950. great shape. in a shop it would bring 1000 even though it doesnt have the age. age is sometimes secondary to condition. a stunningly beautiful piece which should have a label...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Question Jasper Cabinet/Bar, jasper cabinet, online photo album
jasper cabinet, online photo album, kerin: Kerin - If you can send me some clear photos of the cabinet I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinish or sell, mahogany veneers, moist climate
mahogany veneers, moist climate, tulip poplar: I will need more pictures sent to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus, no albums. multiple pictures. If you are going to sell it, do not have it restored, you will not recover the cost of restoration. You can get this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair, metal tag, h project
metal tag, h project, rocking chair: The style is American circa 1900 but I need to see close up photos to tell you more about its age. Circa 1900 Lock 1776 with a R circled means that Lock 1776 is a registered trademark. The wood does not have any patina, it looks like it was made in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rococo chair -, rococo design, american midwest
rococo design, american midwest, insurance value: This chair has a mix of English Victorian design details and French or Italian rococo design details, for this reason this looks like an American made chair, It could be 19th Century but I would need to see several photos that show me details of the wood grain,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rough Estimate, home sewing machines, singer sewing machine
home sewing machines, singer sewing machine, rough value: Hello Christina, Thank you for your query but I cannot help you. My expertise when it comes to sewing machines is in the Toy or Child s antique collectible variety. Please resubmit your query to someone who deals with full-sized home sewing machines. Regards,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): r.broadhead & co bullet teapot, antique metalware, sheffield england
antique metalware, sheffield england, broadhead: - Hello Gillian, Sorry to be a bit slow responding. R Broadhead & Co were active in Sheffield, England, 1853 to about 1900 - your teapot is more likely earlier rather than later in that period. Value is difficult to suggest, as I have not seen a photo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking horse, leather saddle, knock offs
leather saddle, knock offs, rocking horse: This is one of the most common of imported knock-offs. These are produced by machine in the Philippines and sometimes synthetically aged to give them the appearance of an antique. These are worth nothing as collectibles. As a decorative piece it might be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary year, furniture manufacture, new mail
furniture manufacture, new mail, furniture glass: Joan - Only one photo was displayed so I can t do the comparison you asked for. Glass is one way to estimate the age since different periods of furniture manufacture used different types of glass. See the section on furniture glass in my book HOW TO BE...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Settee, google image search, fabric choices
google image search, fabric choices, fabric stores: Hi David Nice to hear from you. The seat will be similar to this. http://www.recoveryroomracine.com/images/BobMusicSetee.JPG and this http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_o-vLvVuXSEY/SdUTN9YVnPI/AAAAAAAADUM/S8z5zPdUtAA/s400/settee+pillows+ross.jpg While its...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Silver Pin Cushion, rhea silvia, romulus and remus
rhea silvia, romulus and remus, aventine hill: Hello Brent, If your pincushion was sterling silver, it would be marked. Even Continental silver would be marked with a guarantee mark. I now suspect that it is molded and that the metal has a silver coating or perhaps that it is pewter. The cushion is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Singer machine, singer sewing machine, sewing machine company
singer sewing machine, sewing machine company, singer sewing machine company: Hello Jason, I feared as much. My expertise is in the collectible, toy or miniature variety of sewing machines. I am an expert in antique sewing tools and thimbles as well as hallmarks. Please try contacting someone at the websites listed below - please...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine, castle front, insurance purposes
castle front, insurance purposes, approximate value: Hi Robert, Interesting, the colors don t sound right on your machine, maybe it s something I haven t seen before? Any chance of you emailing me some photos of it? email to jackpot7@q.com if you can. Your serial number puts it in 1939 to 1940 in my list of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine, Mills, Jennings
Mills, Jennings, Pace: I am sure the machine has wood sides. The front castings are probably aluminum. You can email the photos to Dave@IBuyOldSlots.com My web site (www.IBuyOldSlots.com) also has a link which will take you to a page showing a lot of Mills machines. This might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standard Sewing Machine, antique needlework tools, treadle sewing machine
antique needlework tools, treadle sewing machine, sewing machines: Hello Connie, Thank you for your query but I m not sure I can be of much assistance to you. As I have stated so many times before when it comes to sewing machines I am only able to help on the antique collectible toy or child s sized machines. I am not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): my scales and your book, priority mail, media mail
priority mail, media mail, berning: Hi Zamir, We enjoyed looking at your scales album on Facebook. The Standard Scale you have may have been sold by the Standard Scale & Supply Co. of Pittsburgh, PA. We have autographed copies of our book in stock ready for shipment. We sell them for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing needle, flexible steel cable, sewing needles
flexible steel cable, sewing needles, darning needles: Hello Brenda, Can you please send your email address to me at: xtahoeviews@yahoo.com Please reference sail making needles so that I know who you are. I will then send you the pictures for comparison. It is too difficult to post them on AllExperts at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): smoking stand, dixie furniture, tulip poplar
dixie furniture, tulip poplar, furniture company: it is from the1930s- and is in maple or maple and tulip poplar. looks like some of what the Dixie furniture company made although there were many manufacturers (hundreds) that made this form. there is really no style name to attach, as it is a combination...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): standing scale, platform scales, steel wheels
platform scales, steel wheels, platform scale: Hi Bill, Scales, like the Fairbanks platform scale that belonged to your grandfather, are indeed priceless to those of us who have inherited them. We, as collectors, are purists at heart and want our scales to look good while maintaining their aged appearance....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): swavorsky crystal, swarovski crystals, crystal chandelier
swarovski crystals, crystal chandelier, general antiques: If I were you I would look for Auction house near where you live, as you know it is not the best time to sell anything, but if you need to sell try an auction house near you ask for an estimate, if you are Ok with there price, ask to have a reserve price so...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tiger oak sideboard, golden oak furniture, nancy schiffer
golden oak furniture, nancy schiffer, quarter sawn oak: Matthew - 1840 is about 40 or 50 years too early. The sideboard is from the Golden Oak period of 1880-1920.It was probably made around 1885-1890. Similar style and quality sideboards and other oak pieces can be seen in Nancy Schiffer s excellent reference...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toy sewing machines, toy sewing machines, ebay
toy sewing machines, ebay, best bet: Hello Deni, Thank you for your query. eBay is probably your best bet to sell your toy sewing machines. If you do not already have an account, you will have to set one up in order to list and to sell. You can also check eBay to see what your machine(s) are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): TV, clorox disinfecting wipes, soft rag
clorox disinfecting wipes, soft rag, vintage tv: Hi Tracie Nice to hear from you. Never use these wipes on anything wooden. I assume your new TV is plastic so the wipes are likely OK for that. But they will ruin a lacquer or other type finish. Stick to a slightly damp cloth for the vintage TV. Clean...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Type (Period) and Value of my Folks Antique Bedroom Set, value auction, colonial revival
value auction, colonial revival, tulip poplar: The bed is a high styled colonial revival piece from 1900-1920. The figured woods are walnut veneers with the structural casings being either tulip poplar or sweet gum. Colonial revival, as is other styles form the 1800s onward are combinations of earlier...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): How to tell the manufacture, trift store, online photo album
trift store, online photo album, armoirs: Phillip - Interestingly enough from around 1880 to about 1940 a great many, not all but quite a few, American manufacturers were shy about putting their names on their work. Some did not because of a practice called stenciling that was common in pianos and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): throne of music back door, shape thanks, hi mike
shape thanks, hi mike, good shape: Hi Mike, That is great of you to offer to help, I did get him in contact with someone who had one and a extra door so he should be in good shape. Thanks again for offering, I wish there were a million of you! Thanks Sincerely Rodger Knutson Http://www.coinslots.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): treenware bowl, north central michigan, question deals
north central michigan, question deals, first construction: Hi Fred Nice to hear from you. Great letter. A finish was not applied to wooden implements and bowls. Whatever the bowl absorbed seemed to preserve them for a time. But your set should have something applied as you suggest. The sanding is fine. Use 220...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): triplebell bally, Antique Slot Machine, Slot Machine
Antique Slot Machine, Slot Machine, Mills: Hmmm, good question. Not a lot of people collect or deal with those consoles. I don t know anyone who has parts but you might try posting something at www.CoinOpCollectorForum.com A long shot might be to go to www.AntiqueSlotMachinePriceGuide.com and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Virginia House Furniture Corporation, cherry birch, furniture corporation
cherry birch, furniture corporation, auction consignment: technically it is not an antique, i like the heading antiques and/or collectibles. that circumvents the insurance and other agency smoke screens used to diminish verbally the importance of various objects of quality and desirablility. the style indicates...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Walter of Wabash table, mahogany veneer, tulip poplar
mahogany veneer, tulip poplar, sweet gum: walter of wabash is the name of the slides maker. the table is an expandable or expand o matic. mahogany veneer and made in the 1940s. Teh legs and secondary wood is either sweet gum or tulip poplar. there may be another label under the table that tells...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Windsor Chair, windsor chairs, windsor chair
windsor chairs, windsor chair, mc gill: Please send me a photo and I will try to help, The first Windsor Chairs are from the 18th Century, If there is a stamp in black stenciled letters it should like it could be from the early 20th century. MC Gill 278 sounds like it the name of the manufacture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wood rocking goat, exact model, antique dealer
exact model, antique dealer, ebay: This is a recent import but for $80 you got your money s worth. I remember a couple of years ago this exact model was offered on ebay as a RARE carousel goat on rockers. Some unsuspecting individual paid over $5,000 for it. Later when he learned that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wood sewing box with sewing tools, miniature sewing machines, antique needlework tools
miniature sewing machines, antique needlework tools, sewing tools: Hello Cindy, Thank you for contacting me with a query. Unfortunately I cannot give you detailed information or a value. This is an attachment box for a domestic or household sewing machine and as far as sewing machines go, I can only help with the toy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): whats my scale worth, torsion balance, knife edges
torsion balance, knife edges, analytical balance: Hi Bob, Your scale appears to be a small analytical balance which is quite desirable. Unfortunately it is missing its stirrups. Stirrups are the pan hangers that hang on the V shaped knife edges near the ends of the beam. The pans then should hang from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stand, craftsman style, arts and crafts style
craftsman style, arts and crafts style, mission style: Thanks for the pictures. This stand is the perfect example of Mission style, Craftsman style, or Arts and Crafts style. The terms are used interchangeably. I prefer Mission style. it is oak, and from 1900-1920s. Mission style developed in Europe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1892 Folding Rochester, Rochester, camera
Rochester, camera, antique: Hello Irene, Yes, fine examples of the Folding Rochester generally sell in the $1000 range, easily five to six times the value of other comparable yet much more common American self-casing cameras of that era. The problem here is that this has become...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 19 th century Davenport?, construction details, mr wilson
construction details, mr wilson, davenport: I need to see a close up photo of the carvings and the base of the front, a photo of the back and a close up photo of the construction details on the back of the drawer. with these photos and any others that show age or wear this will help me determine the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1930's Pinball Machince, pinball machine, wooden legs
pinball machine, wooden legs, early games: Hi Rebecca, I have no record of a pinball by that name. As you describe it, the game would date from 1931-32. These early games a very simple and do not have a high collector value. Based on the information you ve given, I would say the value is around...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1957 AMI jukebox, ami, guess
ami, guess, wholesale: Hi Bob, I can t see or here it so I ll give you the guide value on it. There are 5 class s of condition. Grade one is like brand new, two is refurbished and one and two are retail. 3 4 and 5 are wholesale, and also what you could expect a dealer to offer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 Pc bedroom set, photo one, drawer dresser
photo one, drawer dresser, dressing table: I only see two Oak pieces in this photo, one is a three drawer dresser with a mirror the 2nd is a two door shirt cabinet. this look like it was made circa 1900 to 1920. It is impossible to know who the manufacture is, if there is no label or makers mark....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5-legged tables, drop leaf table, legged tables
drop leaf table, legged tables, 4 leaves: i love these country tables and having the leaves is a bonus, they are usually gone they were in walnut and chestnut usually. they sell for 5-700 in shops and were made in the 1890-1910s. you did right to remove the casters. if you ever strip it, consider...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 50S DELUXE PENNY SLOT MACHINE, penny slot, totalisator
penny slot, totalisator, totalizator: Hi Myriam, I don t have much information on foreign machines but I ll go through my research and see if I can find anything on your totalizator, but it will take me a bit, OK? I see your in the U.K., I would think there would be more information over there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Aluminum/iron bed, french art deco, wooden slats
french art deco, wooden slats, general antiques: This is an American Art Deco bed circa 1938 to 1943, you need to find an Antique dealer who specializes in Art Deco. American Art Deco is not as desirable or valuable as French Art Deco and Bed are also not very easy to sell. I would value your bed as being...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Baby Carriage Co NYC, antique baby carriage, continental mark
antique baby carriage, continental mark, jerome st: I have no information on this company. You might try to contact one of the historical groups in NY or the library to see if they have copies of any print material for this co. Also, a search for corporations for the state might turn up the years of manufacturing....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Family Scale, clock hands, plastic face
clock hands, plastic face, proper evaluation: Hi Kitty, We do not know of a source for a replacement dial or hand for your scale. Some collectors have used clock hands to successfully replace dial hands. Please send a photo of your scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can do a proper evaluation....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique 1/2 bushell, flower pot, dry measure
flower pot, dry measure, quart size: Hi Dick, It sounds like you have a Fairbanks half-bushel dry measure. These were offered by the firm for many years. They were made of cast iron, brass or copper in sets of 5 from i/2 bushel down to the one quart size. Please send a photo of your measure...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dining Table, antique dining table, general antiques
antique dining table, general antiques, good furniture: This is an American made reproduction of a English breakfast table, the base is Mahogany, and the it has four lions paws as feet and four lions faces carved on the top of the legs connected to the center column, this looks to be made circa 1920s but I would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Mills Slot Machine, exact machine, little luck
exact machine, little luck, slot machine: Hi Mina, You have a Mills Chrome Front or nicked named Diamond Front made from 1938 to 1953. I have scanned some history about this machine and have attached it to this email, which also includes a value guide. This information is old so the value guide...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Piano, pierce piano atlas, dark mahogany
pierce piano atlas, dark mahogany, piano co: Mary - In this case the stamped dates are correct. According to the Pierce Piano Atlas Emerson used serial number 47346 between 1885 and 1890. The style is Eastlake, a contemporary style of the period. I can t tell from the single small photo what the wood...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, antique rocking chair, furniture factories
antique rocking chair, furniture factories, general antiques: although it may have come from the pacific northwest it would not help. it would have been made in the midwest, the style of carving, decoration, and overall style is as I said magnificent and of high design. the furniture factories were in the midwest and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sligh Bedroom Set, decorative walnut, vanity stool
decorative walnut, vanity stool, tulip poplar: Thanks for the pics. Is there a mirror for the vanity, stool? Bed? Need to see plcs of the rest if there is any more before offering an opinion on selling price. the pieces i see are from the 1900-1920s, walnut veneers and decorative walnut veneers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Table and Kitchen Safe, hot pots, wooden wheels
hot pots, wooden wheels, lumber co: the manufacturer will not affect the price of the table. the table is oak and from the 1910-1920s. in the condition shown it would bring 350-400 in a shop. without a picture of the safe i cannot comment on that. pics to bobklein1@cox.net in the late...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique table and chairs, jacobean period, knowing what type
jacobean period, knowing what type, table and chairs: barley twist turned legs on the table are nice as is the way it extends. even though these dont pull out like most it would still be appropriately called a extension table. some call these pub tables but that is just not accurate. it appears to be made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique vanity, import houses, british import
import houses, british import, fred taylor: Joellen - Vanities like that are said to be in the French style although most three mirror vanities were made in the US in the 1920s-1940s. The French style refers to the lack of pedestals with drawers. The top is supported by shaped legs. This one appears...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Art deco marine bar, sliding glass doors, deco marine
sliding glass doors, deco marine, arc of a circle: I need to see a better photo with an image of the complete piece, to help you, this looks like a mid century bar circa 1960s but I need to see a photo that shows the legs and other details. you can write in French, I can read French, speak it but I do not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique stand, thin piece, steel wood
thin piece, steel wood, design details: This is American made furniture made circa 1920, that mixes French and English design details, this is sometimes called a what not , you should be able to refinish this by using a fine steel wood then a varnish. I would value this around $35 dollars...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, art nouveau furniture, close ups
art nouveau furniture, close ups, imageshack: a fine chair no doubt but he is off on the age and style. Before i go into a more comprehensive explanation and to confirm ny thoughts i need pictures sent as jpg files attached to an email to bobklein1@cox.net please include the original question with the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, antique chair, queen anne
antique chair, queen anne, exact value: This is a French or Belgium Art Nouveau chair that was made between 1890 and 1910, the design is from a known designer but I would have to do a lot of research to tell you who made this. This chair has a value that I would estimate around $8,000 to $ 20,000...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique children's rocking chair, antique children, rocking chair
antique children, rocking chair, woodworking: this is a good one, desirable form and style around 1880 probably walnut or cherry. i cannot tell from the pic what the species is. where are you located, i may be able to put you in touch with someone that can do the repairs and clean up for you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique china cabinet, china cabinets, auction price
china cabinets, auction price, china cabinet: you are correct on the dateing. this is one of the more stylish oak china cabinets, the leaded glass upper is the seller. in a shop as is it would be realistic priced at 1800-2200 although you may find many priced higher they are still sitting. auction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique daybed, burl walnut, fainting couch
burl walnut, fainting couch, antiques business: this is an eastlake style victorian fainting couch, or divan (using these terms make it worth more).... it is walnut with areas of burl walnut. it is a very fine example of this type of piece. dates from 1870-1900. it may have brought 2500 back in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocking chair, montreal qc canada, antique rocking chair
montreal qc canada, antique rocking chair, old chair: it is a nice manufactured chair from the 30s. wood is probably maple but i cannot be positive from the picture. the style is reminiscent of the old shaker style and the seat weave is much like that as well. woven seats are so much more comfortable that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scale?, bogota colombia, balance scale
bogota colombia, balance scale, berning: Hi Larry, If it is a balance scale with two pans, moves easily and is made of marble and glass with nickel plated mechanism, it is a real antique. If not then we cannot be of much help without a much better description. Retail value of the scale we are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique secretary desk hutch, van dykes restorers, mahogany veneer
van dykes restorers, mahogany veneer, mail slots: Don - All locks like that work on a very basic variation of a barrel key. Ask any antique dealer or restoration shop if you can borrow a couple to find the right one. Then you can order a match from Van Dykes Restorers at www.vandykes.com. As part of my...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing machine, antique sewing machine, antique needlework tools
antique sewing machine, antique needlework tools, household sewing machines: Hello Stan, I am afraid I cannot be of assistance to you. My expertise is in antique needlework tools, antique thimbles, hallmarks on silver, gold etc. and toy or collectible sewing machines. I am not an expert on the full-sized household sewing machines....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sissors, sewing tools, gold paint
sewing tools, gold paint, grand mother: Hello Sheryl. Your grandmother s scissors sound lovely, but I would need a photograph to be able to provide any information. I m not sure what you are looking for, since there is no question above. I can tell you there are at least two reference books out...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Not anyone's area of expertise!, aga cooker, swedish physicist
aga cooker, swedish physicist, restoration price: i know you have seen this information but i wanted to put it here for others. The AGA cooker is a stored-heat stove and cooker invented in 1929 by the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish physicist Dr. Gustaf Dalén (1869 - 1937), who was employed first as the chief...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Bon Voyage Pinball Machine, pinball game, pinball machine
pinball game, pinball machine, craigs list: Hi Sandy, The Bally Bon Voyage was made in 1974, a one player pinball game. Bally made 1,585 of these units and a good average value is $550.00 for a working game. So subtract the price of repair and you have your value, most likely not working about 200.00...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Play 3 Model 1224-E #41, mpu board, series slot
mpu board, series slot, ram board: Hi Debbie, If your Bally 1000 Series slot machine hasn t been used for 10 years then I know your MPU battery will be down, or dead, but if you leave it on for awhile, like maybe and hour it might charge back up. They have a Ni Cad 3.6 Volt rechargeable...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bed frame, bedframe, side rails
bedframe, side rails, additional photos: since these were heavily reproduced in the 1970s-80s, i will need a close up picture of the end of the rail and the cast piece on the head board that it fits into. also a picture of the end of the post looking into the hole. to make a determination as to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey and Gay bedroom set, chair furniture, twin beds
chair furniture, twin beds, approximate value: Ed - I can t give you a value based on the front of one drawer. If you can send me some clear photos of the complete set I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey & Gay bedroom set, cane bottom chair, mirror glass
cane bottom chair, mirror glass, painted flowers: Doris - Sets as you describe were made by Berkey & Gay from the early 1920s to the early 1930s. You can determine the date of manufacture by the mirrors. All 20th century American plate mirror included in furniture is dated by law. The date is in dark gray...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey and Gay twin beds, walnut veneer, tulip poplar
walnut veneer, tulip poplar, sweet gum: hi they are from the 20s-30s. since they have been cut they would be hard to sell for more than 150 for the pair. they are walnut veneer with the frame wood being tulip poplar or sweet gum. a lot of these shops these days at malls are taking these...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bird's Eye Maple Bedroom set, auction houses, process of downsizing
auction houses, process of downsizing, eye maple: i do not have any first hand knowledge of the auction houses there. if you go that route, be careful. you MUST be at the auction to protect your things. what happens more often than not with most houses it that you will be told that they can get say, 4000,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bookcase, bottom furniture, dirt buildup
bottom furniture, dirt buildup, mineral spirits: Hi Tazzi Nice to hear from you. Great buy. This piece actually needs no restoration that I can see only a cleaning and waxing. Its hard to tell in the picture, but is that dirt buildup along the front edge? Easy to tell by lightly scraping your fingernail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bookcase, sligh furniture, mahogany veneer
sligh furniture, mahogany veneer, lumber core: Deborah – Sligh Furniture Co was formed in 1880 and closed in 1933. At that time Charles R. Sligh and O.W. Lowry reformed the company as Charles R. Sligh Co. In 1940 the name was changed to Sligh-Lowry and remained that until 1968 when it was changed back...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Box, advance auto parts, paint stripper
advance auto parts, paint stripper, copper pieces: There are ways to clean the copper but I first must add that the value of the set may be reduced buy doing that. That being said, get yourself some Never-Dull. It s available at a lot of places. I get mine at Advance Auto Parts. This is like a cotton material....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brandt table??, gossip bench, american households
gossip bench, american households, endtable: Jarron - Utility tables in that form are commonly referred to as gossip benches. They came along in the early Depression era when telephones started to make their way into American households. But the phones of the period were big, heavy, black and ugly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brantford Computing Scale, scale collectors, computing scale
scale collectors, computing scale, ebay: Hi Viv, Brantford was a Canadian Scale manufacturing company which manufactured computing scales. Most antique scale collectors have little interest in large fan top computing scales like yours as they are so large and heavy. Their value lies mainly in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Buffet, water decals, decorative painting
water decals, decorative painting, drawer hardware: a picture would help tremendously for restoration advice. But, it is likely they are decals, as this was common. you can usually tell if you look across the area from a low angle towards the light. look for a difference in texture, sheen, height. another...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carved Throne Chairs, italian renaissance revival, general antiques
italian renaissance revival, general antiques, question thanks: Yes, $150 dollars each chair. Aug 14 2009. I see these chairs all the time they are nothing special, they are 19th Century copies of Italian renaissance chairs, I am sorry that you don t agree with my analysis, If you can sell them for more, then do...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cigar Store Indian, cigar store indians, cigar store indian
cigar store indians, cigar store indian, american cigar: That would depend upon if you purchased an authentic antique or not. As a rule, antique, American cigar store Indians are sought after by American folk art collectors. I ve not seen an authentic piece sell for less than $40,000. I have, however, seen...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cleaning Handmade Quilt, rust spots, white vinegar
rust spots, white vinegar, fabric softener: Beckie, Let me start by telling you that your quilt is from the 1930 s or 40 s. I Determined this from the fabrics used. To clean it, I would do the following: First, take your bottle of bleach and take it to the garage or as far away from the washer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Columbus vending machine, Hance, Pulver
Hance, Pulver, Simpson: Hello, the machine you have is a Columbus Vending Co. Model 46 due to it being aluminum. This particular machine vended peanuts, and was made in the 40s. This machine would noramally sell for about $150, but with the lid missing it would sell for around...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): case good by Drexel, mexican influence, rio grande
mexican influence, rio grande, true source: the writing on the bottom is for factory tracking and style. the styling is definitely southwestern with a very strong spanish and/or mexican influence. the piece is from the 1970s. yes it could be thought of as mission styling, this would be accurate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cedar chest with broken back leg, lane cedar chest, correct approach
lane cedar chest, correct approach, dowel: Hi Barbara Nice to hear from you. Thats almost the correct approach but I would use a dowel to connect the new piece to the old. If this is not possible, then you will just have to be careful you do not drag the chest across the floor or the repair will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair, donna donna, bandler
donna donna, bandler, info thanks: Donna - My reference library has no mention of a manufacturer named Bandler. It soulds like a retailer s tag. If you can send me some clear photos of the chair I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): child's rocking chair, satin sheen, spray lacquer
satin sheen, spray lacquer, manner strip: nor sure what you want to know here. i cannot tell the wood species from this picture although it is probably birch, you know the age, as to value, it is not yet an antique although as a childs chair it has collectiblility. the associative value is high...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coffee table, duncan fife, leather inserts
duncan fife, leather inserts, duncan phyfe: weiman opened in 1941 and are presently in operation. the numbers are warehousing or manufacturing numbers which have no meaning to you and i. heirloom will be the line. the style is duncan phyfe or sheraton to be accurate. duncan phyfe is how it has...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cotton scale peas, cotton bales, cotton gin
cotton bales, cotton gin, pound capacity: Hi Henry, The two main companies that manufactured cotton scales were Howe and Fairbanks. Fairbanks offered cotton scales with capacities of 640, 800, or 700 pounds while Howe offered a 700 pound version. Is it possible that you have a weighmasters beam?...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): curved back settee, empire period, flat areas
empire period, flat areas, quality business: this is a super piece manufactured in the 1900-1920s, in mahogany. the style as most styles is a mix. this is empire and victorian but the empire is dominant. empire period is 1820-1850, victorian is 1840-1900, everything overlaps. the carved feet are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining room table, sole proprietorship, sears catalog
sole proprietorship, sears catalog, thanksgiving dinners: Judy - I found the page that shows the incorporation of Cornell in New York in 1917. However, the table looks older than that. In many cases companies were established and in production as a sole proprietorship or partnership long before they were actually...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Table with 6 legs, mahogany veneer, table slides
mahogany veneer, table slides, tulip poplar: this is a manufacturered piece from the late 40s or early 50s. the top looks like bleached mahogany veneer, the apron and legs could be maple or tulip poplar. the wire mechanism is not unusual, i have seen this many times and is a factory installation. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dorcas thimbles, james hardie, thimbles
james hardie, thimbles, dorcas: Hello James, I can be of assistance to you re: thimbles. Please send me as much information as you can about each individual thimbles, the hallmarks on them and also the condition of each. Dorcas -- please take a magnet to the thimble. If it sticks it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dorothy Draper, black lacquer furniture, dorothy draper
black lacquer furniture, dorothy draper, american antique furniture: although my expertise lies in American antique furniture, i can say with confidence, that this, although nice, is typical of the furniture made by Kroehler nd other manufacturers produced after 1950. In 1950 Kroehler changed their production methods and this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dressing Table, american pieces, construction condition
american pieces, construction condition, new furniture: another nice piece. the english pieces usually have the same characteristics as what appear to be same age American pieces but are younger. In other words, a piece of english funiture may have some of the same characteristics of an 1880s piece but when inspected...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): close up of wood grain, general antiques, tiger stripe
general antiques, tiger stripe, dressing table: It looks like you have three types of wood, Mahogany on the frame, Flamed Mahogany on the lower drawers and the wood on the top drawer I can not identify but it looks like tiger stripe Mahogany. This photo is much clearer, I correct my first analysis and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe furniture, duncan phyfe furniture, duncan phyfe style
duncan phyfe furniture, duncan phyfe style, having an appraisal: Duncan Phyfe made furniture in the early 1800s. He didn t use label or stamps on his items so one must identify by construction and materials. Most of the Duncan Phyfe Style we find at sales and auctions was made in the 1920s-1940s by various manufacturers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): daval baseball pinball machine, pinball machine, name of the game
pinball machine, name of the game, piles: Hi again Jack, Well I was hoping that you would send me a photo, but here is what I found on it. Duval made two models, one in 1937 and one in 1938. The 1938 model has a working average value of $300.00 and in very nice condition a value of $450.00. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): doll buggy identification, buggy, mom
buggy, mom, auction: send multiple pictures to me as jpg files attached to an email, clear, in focus, of the various elements, include the original question. this is a great piece and probably worth 50 times what she paid the pictures will tell me what i need to confirm this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dresser, colonial revival period, woods case
colonial revival period, woods case, tulip poplar: combination of veneers and solid woods. veneers of this style generally walnut, mahogany and maple or ash (maple and ash being the lighter veneered woods). case wood is either tulip poplar or sweet gum. 1900-1920s, referred to as colonial revival period....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): EastLake era Dining Room?, antique road show, dining room set
antique road show, dining room set, side chairs: Hi Janet Nice to hear from you. Of course you are correct that this is not East Lake style furniture. This is very common cheaper furniture from the 30 s or 40 s is my guess. Would I spend $2000.00 to have this set refinished? (not including the chairs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ed Roos cedar chest, walnut veneer, ed roos cedar chest
walnut veneer, ed roos cedar chest, cedar chests: Susan - Your Roos chest was made in the Depression era of the 1930s. The style is partly Jacobean, a very popular style of the period. It is made of walnut veneer in the center panel surrounded by secondary woods. Here is a site with a little more info on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Elna Junior, cardboard case, blue danube music
cardboard case, blue danube music, baby sister: Hello Stan, Thank you for your query. Unfortunately I am not an expert on repairing these toy or miniature machines so any advice I might offer could be considered dangerous! This machine is considered the baby sister of the Elna household model(s). The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Era and style of the wardrobe -armoire, classic design elements, biedermeier style
classic design elements, biedermeier style, wardrobe armoire: This wardrobe is not really Biedermeier period, the feet and crown molding are not Biedermeier style, it is only the choice of wood that give you the impression that this is Biedermeier, I think that this was made circa 1880s and probably made in northern...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): emerson, pierce piano atlas, fred taylor
pierce piano atlas, fred taylor, transporation: Johnny - According to the Pierce Piano Atlas Emerson used serial number 81693 in mid 1904. Since transporation and condition, externally and internally, are significant factors in the value, I suggest you consult a local dealer for value in your area. Thanks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture, restoration work, restorer
restoration work, restorer, drawers: send some pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net of the outside of the drawer from the side where the side meets the front of the back or the top and back of the bottom close of the wood of the upper and lower sections jpg files as attachments, in focus, and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture style, origin date, and refinishing tips, grand ledge michigan, table china
grand ledge michigan, table china, furniture style: Roy - Your question is too involved to answer properly in this space. I will respond privately when I receive the photos. Regards, Fred Taylor www.furnituredetective.com Roy – Your set was not sold as a set originally. Union did not sub out chairs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5-legged tables, worm holes, drop leaf
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5-legged tables, worm holes, drop leaf, woodworking

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique table and chairs, flea market
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique table and chairs, flea market

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing machine, sewing machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing machine, sewing machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Not anyone's area of expertise!, copper tank, conversation piece
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Not anyone's area of expertise!, copper tank, conversation piece, coal

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Bon Voyage Pinball Machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Bon Voyage Pinball Machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Play 3 Model 1224-E #41, error codes
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Play 3 Model 1224-E #41, error codes

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brandt table??, girls room, little girls
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brandt table??, girls room, little girls, vanity

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cotton scale peas, generic answer, knife edges
Collectibles-General (Antiques): cotton scale peas, generic answer, knife edges, weighing scales

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kerosene lamp, triangle brass, brass piece
Collectibles-General (Antiques): kerosene lamp, triangle brass, brass piece

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pennsylvania furniture co, york county heritage trust, information on pennsylvania
Collectibles-General (Antiques): pennsylvania furniture co, york county heritage trust, information on pennsylvania, county heritage

Collectibles-General (Antiques): secretary/hutch, piece of furniture, grandfathers
Collectibles-General (Antiques): secretary/hutch, piece of furniture, grandfathers, google

Collectibles-General (Antiques): I am following up on my Victorian chair previously posted, period chairs, holes
period chairs, holes, legs: This is in fact a reproduction of a Victorian chair, on period chairs the back legs were the same as the front, and the wood color looks more recent, I need to see more images of the bottom if you want to know more, from what I can see the two holes on the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): free sewing machine company, sewing machine company, free sewing
sewing machine company, free sewing, sewing machines: Hello David, I cannot help you with your query I am afraid. My expertise as far as sewing machines go is in the toy or miniature antique collectible variety. If you look back through my past questions and answers you will however find links to other websites...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): furniture information, cane seat, high gloss
cane seat, high gloss, side chair: If this were my chair, I would have it refinished and a new seat installed. The dark areas may not be dirt but stains in the wood.Some woods and especially oak, have a lot of acids that will react with other things and cause it to go black . It s ok, just...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gate leg table, quarter sawn oak, approximate value
quarter sawn oak, approximate value, wood species: hard to tell the wood species from teh picture but it appears to be quarter sawn oak on the top and the single twist barley or rope turned legs and stretchers appear to be oak as well. the size is uncommon and good and it was born in the 1900-1920s. condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gooseneck Rocker, rococo revival, platform rocker
rococo revival, platform rocker, reproducion: Mary - Your rocker is a 20th century reproducion of a 19th century Rococo Revival rocker of the mid century. It is made of mahogany and most likely was made in the 1940s. It is a factory made piece, probably from the Midwest. I have a similar chair in platform...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gold thimble with sterling silver case, gold thimble, rectangle pattern
gold thimble, rectangle pattern, twcny rr: Hello Mark. The 8 stamped on the thimble indicates the size, but in order to tell you anything else about the thimble or the case, I would have to see pictures. You can send them to me at bacchino@twcny.rr.com or attach them to another question in this forum....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Where to get good Quallity cane, recaning, quality cane
recaning, quality cane, wicker: I don t know of a supplier in England but there are many suppliers on the web. I would look at The Wicker Womans site where she has a list of suppliers in this country. Also , when you get cane, try to buy the superior grade. The strands are better grade...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): griffin Table, renaissance revival style, furniture wax
renaissance revival style, furniture wax, good furniture: This looks like it was made in Northern France or Belgium circa 1880s, it is a Renaissance revival style table. If you used a fine steel wool and then brushed on a very good furniture wax paste and then buffed the wood it would look very nice. I would estimate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gum ball machines, gum ball machine, gum ball machines
gum ball machine, gum ball machines, pot metal: Judy There are a number of King machines. The fact that you say it is a quarter machine leads me to believe it is a fairly recent model. However, without a picture I can not tell for sure which machine you have. Can you send me a picture? Marc ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Handmade hutch made possibly in 1930, china hutch, additional photos
china hutch, additional photos, sideboards: this is oak and is built just like the factory made sideboards in the 1900-1910 era. the section above the mirror looks to have been altered or custom made as it differs form the factory styles in that regard. on the market thest fetch 350-600 in the condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Help identifying Period/Function of Antique Oak table tegs, screw holes, table legs
screw holes, table legs, table photos: these were under a square oak table from the 1890-1910 era. they were fastened to the underside of the table top on blocks that were about 4 inches tall. the blocks fastened to the underside of the top and the boards fastened to the blocks. there should...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hanson hanging scale 25 lbs model #896 green color, hanson brothers, hanging scale
hanson brothers, hanging scale, proper evaluation: Hi Kathy, The history of The Hanson Brothers Scale Co. can be found in the Book of Scales , written by Stan Hanssen and found here: http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/book-of-scales/657559 . Neither of our Hanson Catalogs lists a model number 896...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hanson hanging scale, hanson brothers, spring balances
hanson brothers, spring balances, hanging scale: Hi Kathy, Viking straight spring balances for heavy usage were manufactured by the company for many years. The Cotton models8986 and 8920 with capacities of 160 and 200 pounds were two of the companies best sellers. We found your 25 pound capacity Viking...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hide-a-bed, functional furniture, dining room table
functional furniture, dining room table, cabinet shops: Jamie - Your table bed was made in the Depression era of the 1930s. The most famous maker of table beds of the period was the United Table Bed Co of Chicago. They produced what looked like a modern dining table with a flip up top that became the headboard...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identification of small settee, frame only, 1800s?, sears catalog, genuine mahogany
sears catalog, genuine mahogany, shop volunteer: Diane - Your settee was originally part of a three or four piece parlor set from the turn of the 20th century. Parlor sets in the middle of the 19th century usually had seven pieces, a couch (for company only), a gentleman s tall arm chair, a lady s slightly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify antique walnut dresser, art deco style, hotel furniture
art deco style, hotel furniture, antique walnut: this is a 1920-30s art deco style piece from the UK. I cannot tell you much more other than they are poplar and can be found in european import antiques shops. This is nicer than most we see as most are your basic hotel furniture that is imported however...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify Chairs for restoration, muskoka cottage, flex web
muskoka cottage, flex web, cottage furniture: Hi Nadya Nice to hear from you. I see you live in Canada and will likely know what I mean when I say these chairs are called Muskoka Cottage Furniture in Ontario. They are of no significance as far as being of value but restored they will be very nice....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identifying style and era 20th Century, general antiques, style period
general antiques, style period, antique store: This is English Victorian style but I do not think it is from the period, I think this was made circa 1920s. you say set were the chairs part of the set, if so please send me a photo of the underside of the chairs and also a photo of the leg that shows a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Information wanted on 4 piece bedroom set, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar
mahogany veneers, tulip poplar, colonial revival: Nice form and decorated 1930 set done in mahogany veneers (that is the fronts and decorative patterns) the inlaid urn pattern is also mahogany but the lighter parts look to be maple, cherry or poplar, its hard to tell from the photo. the case wood is likely...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Italian hand carved antique chair, chippendale style, hand carved antique chair
chippendale style, hand carved antique chair, veneto region: The back legs of this chair are strait, and not carved at all this is a sign of an American made chair from the 20th Century, I need to see more photos of the back legs, the underside of the chair and a photo of the back of the chair. Also if you can take...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James Geddes & Co., geddes co, computing scales
geddes co, computing scales, scale collectors: Hi Craig, We believe your scale to have been manufactured by Toledo between the 1910s-1930s. You can read more about Toledo Scale s history here: http://www.toledosattic.org/details_item.asp?key=109&did=22 . Most antique scale collectors have little interest...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jennings Brothers?, zinc alloy, bridgeport connecticut
zinc alloy, bridgeport connecticut, postal scales: Hi John, We are sorry to have taken so long to reply. Your answer needed some deeper research. While we can t give you a value on your ashtray, we can tell you a bit about the Jennings Brothers who manufactured your ashtray. As stated in Equilibrium,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): another KAYanEE Sew Master, nooks and crannies, toy sewing machine
nooks and crannies, toy sewing machine, muller co: Hello Michal, Thanks for your query and for including the photographs. This is always most helpful for ID purposes. KAYandEE Corp. of America, New York, New York. BERLIN, Made in Germany - US Zone is stamped on this brand. They were manufactured by F.W....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kitchen Safe with Lable, angel collection, lumber co
angel collection, lumber co, wingnuts: great looking safe, it appears that this has the long bolts with wingnuts on the back that hold it together, i think i am seeing the heads of the bolts on the fronts. it is oak and looks like it was never painted on the inside like so many were. the safe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kerosene lamp, kerosene lamp, details name
kerosene lamp, details name, engraving: Hi Vicki, Writing appears to be middle eastern. I am tempted to suggest that it is that of a previous owner and possibly their address - but this is a calculated guess . Alternatively yes, it may be a manufacturers details (name and address). I would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Little "Boye" Blue, hook eye, exact reference
hook eye, exact reference, philadelphia usa: Hello Dee, Thank you for including a photo. I have been trying to research your exact item but no luck. But, I did find a reference for DeLong Snaps - DeLong Hook & Eye Co., Philadelphia, USA and also of St. Marys, Canada in an old Home Needlework Magazine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Louis Rastetter folding chairs, leather seat cover, e mail address
leather seat cover, e mail address, general antiques: the colored wax will probably darken the light areas, sorry i forgot to mention this. if it does not you dont need to use stain, you buy touch up markers from the same company, they look like giant felt tip markers and come in 50 colors with lacquer or shellac...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lubricating Vintage Assayers Balance, professional restorer, delicate mechanisms
professional restorer, delicate mechanisms, graphite powder: Hi Randy, We are sorry to have taken so long to respond. Your question needed extra research. In Shannon s book The Assay Balance: Its Evolution and the Histories of the Companies That Made Them a scale like yours appears on page 2 where it is attributed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lamp, ceiling canopy, central chimney
ceiling canopy, central chimney, glass globe: Hi, I am a bit limited regarding this lamp as I am unable to see the ceiling canopy or the internal burner - which would aid greatly identifying a maker. Your lamp is a hall lamp from the mid to late 1890 s, perhaps early 1900 s. Although from the photographs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Male & Female bust, plaster bust, class individuals
plaster bust, class individuals, streets of paris: This looks like a plaster bust made circa 1950s of a French Dandy or what was called an Incredible translated from French, they were post revolutionary smart dressers who walked the streets of Paris after Louis 16th was killed, the style of their clothing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nelson & Matter Marble Top Dresser Value, marble, legs
marble, legs, mirror: I need to see a photo of the complete piece where I see both legs and the top right and left corners. I also need to see a photo of the back. From this photo this looks like it was made closer to 1900 if not 1920 but I need to see more photos to confirm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Northwind Chair, italian renaissance furniture, renaissance revival
italian renaissance furniture, renaissance revival, sprits: This is not a black forest German chair, this looks like an American made renaissance revival chair made circa 1890 to 1900. The chair is inspired from 15th century Italian Renaissance furniture and the face was meant to scare away bad sprits and protect...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak Rocker - Mission or British Arts/Crafts or ?, oak rocker, westminster co
oak rocker, westminster co, google: Please excuse me for taking so long to answer, I have not had an internet connection for more than 4 days. This chair is not British Arts and Crafts, your chair was inspired by the mission style but I believe that your chair was made not earlier than 1940,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak Rocking Chair, quarter sawn oak, oak tiger
quarter sawn oak, oak tiger, tiger oak: need a close picture of the wood to be certain, but, it appears to be quarter sawn oak (tiger oak) and would have been manufactured around 1900-1910. i have restored 4 similar chairs through the years, the last was at a cost of 550 for the reglue, repair,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oil Lamp Identification, aladdin lamps, lamp identification
aladdin lamps, lamp identification, nickel plating: Hi Michelle, Yes they do, but I do not recognise them and as I specialise in the American brand of lamp Miller I have no idea what. They are casting numbers and likely identify the foundary and the mould number - which could in turn (if the records...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): OLD ROCKING CHAIR, old rocking chair, lion head
old rocking chair, lion head, seat area: you will need to send me picts to bobklein1@cox.net. close and clear, of the front of the top of the back and back of the top, underneath, and clsoe of the seat area wood there will be no way to tell where or which manufacturer made this as there were...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Desk, filling space, wood species
filling space, wood species, sales tactics: the person on craigslist is filling space with unethical sales tactics, the desk you have might sell, in a high end shop, for 1000 after spending 800 on total restoration. what did you pay of the desk? an please send me some clear pictures to bobklein1@cox.net...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Rocking Chair, old rocking chair, general antiques
old rocking chair, general antiques, copper plate: these were imported into the USA in the 1970s from taiwan. the woods varied from ramin and other types that resembled mahogany. if you were to send a close clear picture to me of the label and the wood i can tell you more. these were packed 4 to a box then...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old rocker, mahogany chair, upholstery co
mahogany chair, upholstery co, platform rocker: if you are asking if you can sell it for 500 after recovering, probably not as the next person will want it covered to their taste. you migh check around on that revovering cost. sounds about 100 high. the wood needs some attention as well, the thing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Safe, crags list, prestige points
crags list, prestige points, lock smith: Hi Katherine, I answer questions about old Coin Operated Machines, I am not an expert on old safes so don t rate me on this answer OK unless it s worth all 10 s and prestige points for you. I don t want to be docked on my rating for trying to help you on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old chairs, gould co, oak chairs
gould co, oak chairs, info thanks: Hi Jackie Nice to hear from you. These old oak chairs are from a set of dining room chairs. Usually one of the set of 6 would have arms. The chairs are from the early 1900 s. Very common style and chair but certainly not something to junk. Lots of folks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocker, windsor style, sales slip
windsor style, sales slip, jpg file: i cannot comment on the label without knowing more or seeing the label but the chair is a 1920-40 windsor style rocker. the wood is most likely birch and is stained cordovan mahogany. there were tens of thousands of manufacturers in operation between 1875...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pennsylvania Furniture Co, maple veneers, tulip poplar
maple veneers, tulip poplar, sweet gum: 1900-1920s, walnut veneers and maple veneers, sweet gum or tulip poplar for the case wood. gents chest would be an accurate title. some may call it a linen press but it really is not. please take this in the spirit in which it is meant to be helpful....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pepsi vending machine, pepsi vending, great lakes states
pepsi vending, great lakes states, vending machine: Hi Jan, We are in luck on this one, I found information on it and thank you for emailing the photo s, I would of been lost without them. I will scan the information I have on it and email it back with your photo s email you sent me. You have a LA CROSSE...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pick-a-Pin, needles and pins, tin spring
needles and pins, tin spring, straight pins: Hello Phyllis. Needles and pins were once very expensive items so were protected. Even broken needles and pins were kept. Your tin has collectibility as an advertising tin and as a pin container. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with this particular brand,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball repair, pinball repair, pinball machine
pinball repair, pinball machine, coin slots: Hi Ron, great question! However I don t know how well I an answer it, but let s do what we can OK? I just answered a value question on this pinball machine a couple of weeks ago, so if you are interested in value information just look at my resent past...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pressed Back chairs, mineral spirits, neck of the woods
mineral spirits, neck of the woods, paper tags: Hi Marv Nice to hear from you. I am just a short way away from Owensound where your chairs were made. Beautiful area. Your two very nice chairs are called Press Backs as you likely know. What I particularly like about these chairs is that they have eight...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pennsylvania furniture co, tall chest of drawers, linen press
tall chest of drawers, linen press, chest of drawers: Kelly - Your cabinet is from the late 1920s to mid 1930s. It is called a chifforette. A cabinet that has a door on one side and stacked drawers on the other is called a “chifferobe.” It is a combination of a “chiffonier” which is a tall chest of drawers and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): platofrm rocker, philadelphia centennial exposition, oriental elements
philadelphia centennial exposition, oriental elements, wool carpet: Brigitte - The style of the rocker is the result of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. Displays of furniture and other goods from around the world were set up in Philadelphia. One of the most popular exhibits was that of Japan. Americans were...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Reference Books, american silver thimbles, gay ann rogers
american silver thimbles, gay ann rogers, thimble collectors: Hello Michelle. I think the best reference book for American silver thimbles is one by Gay Ann Rogers. It is American Silver Thimbles . It does have a separate price guide, but since it was done in the late 80s, it certainly is not current. You may also...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing an older preowned chest bureau, particle board, trip to the library
particle board, trip to the library, maple wood: If you want to restore it, the first thing you need to do is strip off the old finish. Many times scratches are in the finish not the wood. Once stripped, you can look it over and see if the marks remain. Using any type of filler will just make the marks stand...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Restoration, drop leaf table, weather in canada
drop leaf table, weather in canada, welcome richard: Hi again Richard You are very welcome Richard. And the weather here in Ontario Canada is awful this year. Cold and wet. Another thing you could try is placing a piece of tissue paper (the kind we use on presents not to blow the nose), over the writing and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair, family heirloom, corner joints
family heirloom, corner joints, old chicken: very unusual and interesting, looks great too. made around 1900-1920 in the southwestern mission style, it would not surprise me if it were made in the area by a small manufacturer. being as unusual as this is and in the condition it is in a shop price...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking chair, gustav stickley, stickley brothers
gustav stickley, stickley brothers, quality chair: Marci - Your rocker is an original Arts & Crafts/Mission style rocker from the period, 1905-1920. It appears that the seat cover is original but the imitation leather label tells you that this was not a real high quality chair to begin with, certainly not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rome Quality Fold out Bed, jenny lind, tulip poplar
jenny lind, tulip poplar, sweet gum: nice piece, 1920-1940, not quite falling into the jenny lind style catagory but close enough to call it so. turnings on jenny lind styles are more of a spool turning whereas these are elongated. i cannot see the wood but chances ae it is sweet gum or tulip...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Roto Health-O-Meter, health o meter scales, bathroom scales
health o meter scales, bathroom scales, company histories: Hi Jerry, Health-O-Meter scales were manufactured by the Continental Scale Works which was founded by Mathais Weber on January 17, 1919. Weber had worked for Osgood Scale Company before his employment at the Chicago Scale Co. in 1914. You can read more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rowe AMI Model R-88, rowe ami, gary horton
rowe ami, gary horton, classic models: Hi Gary, These type of jukebox s like the R-88, and R-83, R-84 of 1980 are console type jukebox s and not highly collectible by any means. That doesn t make them bad, in fact they are great good working jukebox s, and great for your gameroom. The real high...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): refinish, new comers, tulip poplar
new comers, tulip poplar, sweet gum: absolutely have any and all repairs done after the fabric is off. start from a naked frame and have a pro do any repair and restoration to the frame. DO NOT let the upholsterer refinish or repair the wood frame, they historically do not know what they are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, nail holes, eastlake style
nail holes, eastlake style, home in indiana: You have what appears to be an Eastlake style rocker, 1872-1890 was the heyday of this style.The openings may have been upholstered and just replaced over the years. I did a set not long ago where there was a pieces of leather tacked on the front side of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): SCRATCHES/GOUGES ON REALLY OLD FURNITURE, furniture wax, good furniture
furniture wax, good furniture, colored wax: you are right to be concerned and i commend you on asking such questions. furniture wax is the preferred material to use. more precisely, paste furniture wax with no silicone added. Briwax is such a product, johnsons floor paste, and Beaute, to name a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Shield back chair loose, loose panel, gluing
loose panel, gluing: Sounds like a nice piece. Many of these types of situations occur because of the wood shrinking over the years.First I would clean the grove with air. This would be a time to use one of those air containers used to clean a computer with the long plastic extension....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spoon carved bed, siderails, tulip poplar
siderails, tulip poplar, retail shop: the style is called eastlake style and it is around 1880-1900. the wood is tulip poplar stained to appear cherry wood. A common occurance rom the 1880s to the 1920s. tulip poplar was also used and stained to appear walnut as well. it is a stable wood used...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stickley Brothers Quaint-Character Bedroom Suite, stickley brothers, arts crafts furniture
stickley brothers, arts crafts furniture, full size headboard: Susan - Stickley Brothers various lines of Quaint furntiure were sometimes quite innovative. They started using the term Quaint , the term used in England for Arts & Crafts furniture, in 1903 with their first line of Misison style furnitrue. It was so...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Swarovski Crystal Chandelier, swarovski crystal chandelier, new chandelier
swarovski crystal chandelier, new chandelier, general antiques: It is possible to purchase a new chandelier for $10,000, dollars For me this does not look like a Swarowski, but it is hard to tell because Swarovski sells crystals to many different manufactures that make chandeliers. Please look close at all the pieces to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scales value, triple beam balance, ohaus triple beam balance
triple beam balance, ohaus triple beam balance, torsion balance: Hi John, Retail values might be as follows as listed on each scale: Your scales are as follows: 1 The Torsion Balance Value: $10-$30 (Parts Scale only) Style 269 New York No 28683 Pat Jun 6-85 jan 22-89 may 19-91 Unassembled, parts looks shiny and new...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): secretary/hutch, general antiques, furniture co
general antiques, furniture co, question thanks: This looks like it was made circa 1950 post war, it is a American made reproduction of an English 19th Century Antique. The estimated value of this piece is around $700 dollars to $1,200 dollars. If you send me photo of the bottom of the piece and a larger...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machine, sewing machine co, sears roebuck co
sewing machine co, sears roebuck co, sewing machine company: Frank and William Mack established the Standard Sewing Machine Company in 1884 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland plant continued production for several decades. The company was originally incorporated in 1880 as the Teller Manufacturing Co. but changed its...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing needles, needles and pins, sewing needles
needles and pins, sewing needles, tiny holes: Hello Ellen. At one time, needles and pins were very valuable. Needlepackets and needlebooks were used as containers for them. There were many needle makers in England, but I know of no book for refeerence. You may have some luck by visiting Rosie s Needlebook...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sideboard or buffet to identify, american craftsmanship, stunning piece
american craftsmanship, stunning piece, sideboard: Terry - Your links to PhotoBucket did not work. If you can send me some clear photos of the sidebOard I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): stimpson computing scale, computing scales, scale collectors
computing scales, scale collectors, computing scale: Hi Jerry, Most of the scales like yours sold by Stimpson, that we have seen were originally painted gray probably due to the fact that they were manufactured during WW1. The Patent number that applies closest to your scale is number 1114307 issued to Walter...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table, mahogany veneer, library tables
mahogany veneer, library tables, table and chairs: it is from the 1900-1920s, the top is likely mahogany veneer, the apron and lower structure as well. many times these had some parts (never the tops) made in figured birch which when stained with water based analine dyes looked like mahogany. they are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table and chair set, chair set, formal dining
chair set, formal dining, 10s: i cannot tell the condition from the picture but assuming it is in good condition and the chairs are tight with no breaks and the leaf is original to the table at auction this would sell for around 1000-1400 but not to a dealer. they are oak as you know...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Taylor Made Desk, mahogany veneer, question thanks
mahogany veneer, question thanks, 1920s: 1920s era, probably mahogany veneer. several drawer pulls missing which would cost 80$ to replace all. to refinish this in my shop would be 650-750$ at which time the desk would be worth 450-550. as is the desk would sell for around 50-75 in the condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tiger oak sideboard, quarter sawn oak, oak sideboard
quarter sawn oak, oak sideboard, glue blocks: Nice sideboard!!! the top surface looks like it separated on a joint and was improperly repaired by someone at one time by filling with putty. all the putty does is a temp cosmetic cover that is a problem to remove without loosing some of the wood. this,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toy land circus wardrobe, circus wardrobe, general antiques
circus wardrobe, general antiques, tulip poplar: so far i am drawing a blank on the toyland circus logo. i can be certain that this is frm the 30s and that the wood is either tulip poplar or sweet gum. this is going to take some deeper research, please bear with me for a couple of weeks. thanks ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): table, email attachments, worsted wool
email attachments, worsted wool, cabinetmaker: need a picture of the label, close up of the wood, of the details, of the underneath of the top and underneath of the pedestal clear, in focus, jpg files attached to email, no albums only as email attachments, include the question with the pics the unmolested,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): toy sewing machines, toy sewing machines, collector group
toy sewing machines, collector group, toy machines: Hello Crystal, Thank you for your query. I only collect these machines, I do not use them to sew with, sorry. If I might direct your query to a collector group called Toy Stitcher, perhaps someone else might know where to get parts or be able to help...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): trying to identify table, general antiques, foyer table
general antiques, foyer table, french louis: This is an American made reproduction of a French Louis 15th style side table, this type of table never existed in the 18th Century period, This looks like it was made circa 1900 to 1920s. The carving on the corners of the table are American design details...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of old pinball and arcade games, video arcade game, sky raider
video arcade game, sky raider, pinball machine: Hi Madlyn, those value ARE from a value guide, and are correct for it being a recent value guide, there is no blue book or set values on this less traded stuff, especially on items that you do not see traded that often, like yours. You see gun games being...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Victorian Chair#2, jpg files, victoriana
jpg files, victoriana, montgomery alabama: send me clear pics to bobklein1@cox.net i can tell you that this is a reproduction of a victorian chair. these were made from 1920 till the present by several companies, kimball ,victoriana, many were made in pelham and montgomery, alabama the pictures...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Victorian chair, velvet upholstery, victorian influence
velvet upholstery, victorian influence, furniture wax: this chair is made in the 1900-1920 era and is referred to as colonial revival. it has a strong victorian influence along with other influences as is expected with all furniture made beyond 1820. this one is particularly nice and should only be treated...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage high chair/fold down stroller, cane seat, high chair
cane seat, high chair, trapezoid: The groove indicates there was a press cane seat, some call it sheet cane or prewoven cane. That is available from suppliers. You will need the cane and enough spline to fit into the grove continuesly.I don t know where you live but look around on the web...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): value??, diamond design, fred taylor
diamond design, fred taylor, jpg files: Kathy - I do not have a Mersman catalog so I can t look up the model number. If you can send me some clear photos of the table I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): values?, double jackpots, selling on ebay
double jackpots, selling on ebay, rpm records: Hi There Sue, Good day to you! I been seeing a lot of Columbia slot machines, made by Groetchen Tool Company selling on ebay lately. They are selling in the 400.00 to 800.00 rage depending on what model it is and condition. Some Columbia slot machines...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vanity, vanity
vanity: This piece is from 1920s-1930s. It did have a mirror, probably round. It most likely is veneered under all the paint. Usually part of a set and had a vanity bench or chair with it.Veneer could be walnut or mahogany or a combination piece with several species...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vanity, wood veneers, monetary value
wood veneers, monetary value, grandmothers: it is from the 30s and referred to as waterfall or deco style. the veneers are usually a mix of mahogany and walnut. these were plentiful, therefore, and due to the condition, the monetary value is low as is, around 200. after spending 600 on restoration...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): veneer replacement, veneer replacement, animal glue
veneer replacement, animal glue, poker chips: Hi Neil Nice to hear from you. With this type of floating table top you should replace the veneer on both sides or it will continue to warp despite the cleats. Warm water or vinegar will remove animal glue but in this case its not necessary to remove every...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage sewing tools, sewing tools, vintage sewing
sewing tools, vintage sewing, general antiques: Hello Karen, Thank you for the additional photos and explanation of what needlework tools are in the box. The tools have bone handles and the needle case is also bone. Date and provenance has been given above - nothing changed there. The pointy end tool...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Walnut Server, fish carvers, oak planks
fish carvers, oak planks, neoclassical revival: This looks like it is part of an Oak dining room set it is probably English made circa 1910 to 1930, The style is English NeoClassical revival, If you can send me a photo of the back of the piece and a close up of the metal hardware I will confirm my analysis....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wardrobe Travel Case, john wanamaker, plastic filters
john wanamaker, plastic filters, travel case: There is no way that this was sold by John Wanamaker, this is a 1960 s or later travel case used by photographers to carry color gel plastic filters that cover professional lights used on photos shoots. Please confirm that this is hard cardboard and send me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wingback Chair w/ pictures, wingback chair, sure what kind
wingback chair, sure what kind, nice garden: nice chair, cant tell the wood from the distance but i am guessing it is birch stained with a water base dye to look mahogany, oh, very nice garden!!! looks to be from the 1920s. the legs look to be flat on the sides and tapered which is of the hepplewhite...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden chairs, wooden chairs, english chair
wooden chairs, english chair, chair designs: This looks like an American made chair that was inspired by English chair designs from 19th Century. This chair was made around 1950s at the oldest and maybe even more recent, I would need to see close up photos of the underside of the chair, the back of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wall table & mirror from the Whitehouse, photographic records, whitehouse
photographic records, whitehouse, historian: You might try and contact the White House and see if they have a historian on staff. There could also be some photographic records of the items. The bottom line is unless the items are marked or have something that proves they were White House property, the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): want to know value of Pepsi machine, pepsi machine, soda machine
pepsi machine, soda machine, pop machines: Hi Lance, As you may know I try to stay away from soda machine as I don t have much information on them. Yours is to new to be in any value guide but I had one and sold it once. This is a square top machine, most all collectible pop machines have round...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker pull out sofa, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, sofa bed: it is a 1920-1930 cane back sofa bed. wood is either sweet gum or tulip poplar, they bring 250-350 at auction, most have been so torn up as to be worthless. there is no way to tell who the manufacturer was as there were 10s of thousands in operation at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): williams aztec pinball machine, electronic circuit boards, pinball machine
electronic circuit boards, pinball machine, blue book value: Hi Kim, There is no really plain difference on the outside, but the Electro/Mechanical model will have NO circuit boards in it any where. The Electronic model WILL have printed electronic circuit boards. Bets place to look for this is behind and inside...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1950's Chest of Drawers, walnut veneer, chest of drawers
walnut veneer, chest of drawers, red gum: Diane - The chest you pictured is from the Depression era of the late 1920s to mid 1930s. It is definitely not from the 1950s. It has some walnut veneer but it is made primarily of red gum, the universal secondary wood of the first half of the 20th century....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1974 Gottlieb pinball machine, antique slot machine gumball peanut arcade pulver mills caille poker roulette manikin vendor dice
antique slot machine gumball peanut arcade pulver mills caille poker roulette manikin vendor dice: I would expect a Duotron to sell for around $250. Shipping makes it cost prohibitive so you need to find a local buyer. You could check with your local antique stores or malls to see if they have any buyers for a pinball machine or see if they could sell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age and origin of dressing table, antique dressing table, chippendale period
antique dressing table, chippendale period, greek key design: hi as to the company, it appears to have been started in the late 1800s and tha last reference i find it in 1938 when it merged with Dutch Woodcraft Shops in Zeeland, Mi. to the piece, it is outstanding and a very calssic style and form, the best. everything...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Cutlery Scale, antique scales, patent number
antique scales, patent number, treasure trove: Hi Lindsay, Your family scale was manufactured by the American Cutlery in the early 1900s. This type of scale was popular in the early 1900s for use in weighing items for use in recipes in the kitchen. Patent number 1064971 was issued to Burton M. Kent...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE CHAIR, master craftsmen, french louis
master craftsmen, french louis, antique chair: This looks like a very nice 19th Century armchair, the legs are inspired by the French Louis 15th style but the carving are very original and it looks like it was not mass produced, but hand carved by a master craftsmen. Please send me close up photos of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique bed, furniture wax, wax paste
furniture wax, wax paste, spray wax: This is an American Art Deco bed made circa 1925 to 1935, I would use a very fine steel wool to rub over the entire piece (this should make the scratch to the same color as the rest of the piece) and then use a very good Antique furniture wax paste (do not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique chair, american furniture, french louis
american furniture, french louis, antique chair: This is an American made armchair with a mix of French and English design details. The crown of the chair is inspired by the French Louis 15th style and the feet are originally from the English 18th century style but was heavily used by American cabinet makers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dry Sink, french country design, dry sink
french country design, dry sink, additional photos: This looks like this is American made with some French country design details, the paint does not look original to the piece but I need to see detailed photos to tell you more. Please send photos of the construction techniques used and photo of the back, underside,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique piece of furniture, quarter sawn oak, tiger oak
quarter sawn oak, tiger oak, empire style: quarter sawn oak (some call it tiger oak) china cabinet, third period empire style made around 1910-1930. scroll feet with capped square columns. the knob and loop pull have been change and are not original which is ok. the piece has been stripped at some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rolltop desk, antique rolltop desk, quarter sawn oak
antique rolltop desk, quarter sawn oak, roll top desk: origin on both of your pieces is impossible to determine without a label. probably grand rapids, mi but there were 10s of thousands of manufacturers in operation from the 1880s-1940. this is the same age as the cabinet, 1910-1920. it is a roll top desk,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Round Table, mahogany veneer, tulip poplar
mahogany veneer, tulip poplar, sweet gum: 1900-1930, mahogany veneer top and apron. the base may be mahogany, sweet gum, tulip poplar, or birch wood i cannot tell from the picture as it is too far and too dare to see teh wood grain n the base. the style is sheraton and duncan phyfe and depending...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Secretary Desk, general antiques, mahogany wood
general antiques, mahogany wood, secretary desk: This is an American made combination showcase, secretary and dresser that was made circa 1900, it has a mix of design details including French Art Nouveau and a mix other American design elements. This is a production piece that was probably made in a large...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Slot Machines, antique slot machines, castle front
antique slot machines, castle front, pictorial guide: John: I would recommend a Mills machine (vs Watling/Pace/Jennings). Mills slots from the 1930 s thru the 1950 s are virtually identical when it comes to the mechanism. Since you already have a Roman Head you can use it to help you put the other one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique sewing rocker?, sewing rocker, antique sewing
sewing rocker, antique sewing, cane bottom: Hi Sharon Nice to hear from you. I am in Canada and we always called these rockers Nursing Rockers . Mother sat and rocked and nursed her baby in the rocker. These chairs are often referred to as sewing rockers too and some sewing rockers have a drawer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique sleigh restoration, gold leaf, loose pieces
gold leaf, loose pieces, carriage company: Hi Judy Nice to hear from you. In all cases where we repair these wonderful old items, the idea is to preserve what is there. So to answer your question should I take the gold off? The answer is no but any loose pieces will likely fall off in any event....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Three-Legged Table, eckerd drugs, consignment shop
eckerd drugs, consignment shop, tulip poplar: the table is not an antique but is from the early 50s. it is a classic form but only will bring around 150-200 in a retail consignment shop or antique mall. the color is referred to as fruitwood, which is almost the smae as light oak in color. the wood...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Asian Cabinet, antiques store, form and decoration
antiques store, form and decoration, first glass: i did not see the loss until you pointed it out, thank you. is this scape painted on the glass or does the glass cover the scape. if it is painted on the glass, either reverse painted on frontal painting, then the break and loss of material seriously moves...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american rose horse or ?, horse reproduction, illions
horse reproduction, illions, molded plastic: You ll find a picture of the Illions rose horse reproduction here: http://nostalgicdesigns.com/carouselhorses.htm This is a wooden reproduction. You can also find rose horse repros made of molded plastic. We ve actually sold several of the wooden ones...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, platform rockers, colleen baker
platform rockers, colleen baker, hartley co: Huntley is a misspelling where I had copied it from my own mispelled documents. The Hartley Reclining Chair Co, the Hartley Chair Co and the D B Hartley Co are all the same company. companies did minor name changes just as these days when one family...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique counter scale, knife edges, weighing instruments
knife edges, weighing instruments, farmers markets: Hi Rico, Your scale is a Béranger. It is defined in Crawforth s Handbook of Old Weighing Instruments as follows: a scale constructed on the principle patented by Joseph Béranger in 1847. The load and weight plates are supported above the beam by a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique unbalanced scale weights, brass, copper
brass, copper, measures: Hi Diane I would recommend looking on www.ebay.com for weights that complement your scale. If you do a search for brass weights you will find over 300 items offered and in time will find a set that fits with your scale. If you send me more details on your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): B F Co, oak veneer, antiques mall
oak veneer, antiques mall, furniture company: painted blue oak veneer, looks to be 50-60s vintage. there are a dozen comapnies listed with b b co throughout the midwest during this time frame. without a label there is no way to tell the manufacturer. in an antiques mall it would sell for 200 as is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 809 slot machine, three coins, two coins
three coins, two coins, mechanical portion: Hi Rick, I just spent a long time with your answer and must of hit ctrl with my little finger, and it all went away, I hate this Dell wireless key board, to small, don t get one. I am a very slow, hunt and peck typer so this is a terrible thing when this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brass measures marked Crown + Malabouche, Malabouche, Valencia
Malabouche, Valencia, Spain: Hi Robert From your description I believe you have measures made by J Malabouche. He worked in Valencia, Spain, in the second half of the 1800 s. In order to determine whether or not you have a full set it I would need you to send me details of all the sizes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Breakfront Secretary Value, mahogany veneer, colonial revival
mahogany veneer, colonial revival, incorrect spelling: Brett - Some terminology first. A piece like this would be called a breakfront/secretary only if the top drawer opens to reveal a pull out writing surface with interior cubbyholes. Otherwise it is simply a breakfront. The glass in this piece is simply curved...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Broadhead & Atkins Teapot, half pints, priority mail
half pints, priority mail, fancy design: this is the only thing i could come up with and it is pewter not porcelin.......i hope this is helpful $225 $145 USD SALE Larger Views Shipping/Handling*: $10.00 USD Insurance: $2.75 USD Price for shipping to USA change location *USPS Priority...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bubble gum machine, bubble gum machine, inbedded
bubble gum machine, inbedded, bubble glass: Robert Your machine appears to be a gumball machine called a Carousel. They were made from the 1980 s to the present. They appear regularly on eBay and at flea markets. The value of your machine with stand is probably $20 to $40 in my opinion. Marc...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Buffet, furniture decoration, furniture decals
furniture decoration, furniture decals: I m sorry to say, if they were an applied decoration, the chances of finding replacements would be harder then winning the lottery. The only suggestion I would make is to hand paint in the missing parts. If you are or have a friend who is an artist, it should...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Buffet/Server, renaissance revival, european renaissance
renaissance revival, european renaissance, value dimensions: This looks like an American made Buffet circa 1920s, the design was inspired by the European renaissance revival but with an American twist. I would have to see detailed photos of the back, bottom and close of of the leg to confirm my analysis. It is impossible...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally slot machine, electric circuits, bally
electric circuits, bally, slot machine: I am not really an expert on Bally. I deal with much earlier machines. I think your machine was made in the mid to late 1970s and it is what is called an electromechanical model. That is, it has no electronics but it does have solenoids and primitive electric...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bennington pine, sanding pads, steel wool
sanding pads, steel wool, topcoat: I m not familiar with this brand. Scratches can be buffed out with steel wool [#0000] or sanding pads[3M] and then a good topcoat of a wipe-on poly. Try this on a small area first in a spot that isn t noticeable in case something doesn t gel. Good Luck, ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): betsy ross sewing machine model 707, betsy ross, sewing machine
betsy ross, sewing machine, subject column: Hello Anne, Thank you for your query. I do not have a manual for the Betsy Ross. I do have the threading instructions which I would be happy to forward to you if these would be helpful. As to parts - I have no idea where you could obtain these, sorry....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): black coloring in wood, antiques store, mineral spirits
antiques store, mineral spirits, india ink: Hi Lindsey Nice to hear from you. If the wood is black and it cannot be rubbed off, this is not a problem Mold can only live in damp conditions. There is no danger in bringing the piece into your home. Its my experience that most of these black marks are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bockstege buffet, jpg files, fred taylor
jpg files, fred taylor, antique shop: Juliles - Bockstege worked in Evansville, IN during the Depression era. I do not have a Bockstege catalog so I can t look up the serial number. If you can send me some clear photos of the buffet I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): brass measure, Fairbanks. brass, measure
Fairbanks. brass, measure, jug: Hi Peter: You have a brass Gallon measure made by Fairbanks, St. Johnsbury, Vermont for measuring liquids. You did not mention it having a handle so I will assume it does not have one - Fairbanks made these measures both with and without handles in brass,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): brass measure, Fairbanks, gallon
Fairbanks, gallon, brass: Hi Peter: You have a brass Gallon measure made by Fairbanks, St. Johnsbury, Vermont for measuring liquids. You did not mention it having a handle so I will assume it does not have one - Fairbanks made these measures both with and without handles in brass,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): buttonhole cutters, needlework tools, ebay
needlework tools, ebay, questioner: Hello Ja Nette, Thank you for your query. Unfortunately I am not at liberty to share the questioner s email addressed with you. Perhaps there is a place on the AllExpert forum where you could post your wanted ad -- I m not sure. Probably eBay or garage/estate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): C-R Cedar Hope Chest, waterfall design, cedar chests
waterfall design, cedar chests, world war ii: Sharon - I am not familiar with the brand C-R. It may have been a present in 1944 but it is unlikely that it was new at the time. That was the middle of World War II and very little new furniture was being made at the time. Most waterfall pieces were made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Canadian Measure, halifax nova scotia, hollis st
halifax nova scotia, hollis st, victoria regina: Hi Bob The earliest reference that we have come across to-date, is in the McAlpine s Business Directory, 1868-69. This Directory lists (Thomas) Reilly and (Ezra) Davidson as Stove Merchants and Tinsmiths located at 200 Hollis St., Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Candy Scale pans, toledo scales, ebay
toledo scales, ebay, computing scale: Hi Robert, You might be able to find pans for your scales on ebay as they occasionally turn up there for sale. Another source for old computing scale parts is the Vintage Cash Register and Scale Co. Bob Depenbrok may be contacted through their web site...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cedar chest, cedar chests, furniture maker
cedar chests, furniture maker, cedar chest: these were well made chests with good Tennessee cedar. the company was well respected although i have no other information on hand that we already know. the construction of this chest and lack of decorative mahogany or walnut veneers covering the cedar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair, arts and crafts movement, arts and crafts
arts and crafts movement, arts and crafts, wood grain: This looks like a chair made circa 1900 and may have been part of the English Arts and crafts movement, To confirm my analysis, I would need to see photo of the underside, a close up of the leg and any other photos that show age, wear or use. It looks like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chairs, side chairs, antique value
side chairs, antique value, 17th century: This is a mid 20th Century reproduction of a 19th Century reproduction of a 17th century Louis 14th style chair. the chair never existed in the 17th Century but elements of the chair existed in an armchair version called a bergere armchair. Your chair was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Classic Diner Table, fred taylor, dinette
fred taylor, dinette, good health: Jennifer - I don t believe the letters are actually letters. They appear to be part of the design. The table is part of a dinette set from the modern era of the early 1950s. Entire sets including the chairs sell at auction in the $300 range. The table...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cleaning claws on a duncan Phife table, duncan phife, paint stripper
duncan phife, paint stripper, metal furniture: Hi Marlyn Nice to hear from you. I usually rub the metal with fine steel wool. Sometimes the metal will not come off the wood but paint stripper will not harm this metal. I often soak metal furniture parts in paint stripper if someone has painted over...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cutler roll top desk, roll top desk, double pedestal
roll top desk, double pedestal, roll top desks: You are welcome. I just recently was at the Irving Arts Center doing the installation of the 10000 Springs Pavilion on display there. bk thanks for the pictures as oak roll top desks go; basic types are s roll and c roll (shape...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair id, quality objects, quartersawn oak
quality objects, quartersawn oak, dining chairs: without a label or finding an exact one in an old 1900-1920 catalog or furniture brochure the origin will remain unknown. suffice it to say that the majority of furniture built at that time was in the mid-west and much oak came from the grand rapids area....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cocacola carousel horse, coca cola company, coke logo
coca cola company, coke logo, mane horse: These are very common items made at a foundry in Mexico. They were made for decorative purposes only. The older ones have the coke logo on the (unauthorized) but had nothing to do with the Coca Cola Company. The value depends upon the style of horse you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coin free operation, soda vending machine, pepsi vending
soda vending machine, pepsi vending, square tops: Hi Don, Soda machine, now we are in trouble. If you read my expertise, I am not an expert on soda machines, and I avoid question about them as I do not deal in them or know anything much about them. As for free vend, I wouldn t think that would be an option...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): conical shaped copper measure with markings, Swedish. copper, measure
Swedish. copper, measure, K: Hi Eric From the markings and the shape I believe your measures is Swedish. I believe its marked with the Swedish crown. 5K is the capacity - it is short for 5 Kanna - which is approximately 3.4 US gallons. I would expect a conical measure of this capacity...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): couch and chair, italian styles, 1940s
italian styles, 1940s, grandparents: This looks like a sofa and chair that was made in the 1940s by an American manufacture, the design elemets are a mix of French and Italian styles, it is not possible to determine the name of the manufacture if there is no makers mark or tag on the sofa. It...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dale Gun Target Gallery ESCO, antique slot machine gumball peanut arcade pulver mills caille poker roulette manikin vendor dice
antique slot machine gumball peanut arcade pulver mills caille poker roulette manikin vendor dice: Chad, I have seen the Dale Gun machine sell for a few hundred up to several hundred. Condition is a big factor in the value. It is hard to give a specific price without pictures, but that should give you a ball park value. Ebay or craiglist are good...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Barrel scale, joseph hopkinson, highth
joseph hopkinson, highth, computing scale: Hi Matt, Joseph Hopkinson of Dayton, Ohio was issued patent 1065808 on June 24, 1913 for a horizontal barrel computing scale. Your scale dates from the 1910s to the 1920s and has a spring driven mechanism. The rotating base that you mentioned in your other...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Large Barrel Scale, joseph hopkinson, computing scale
joseph hopkinson, computing scale, desirable option: Hi Matt, Joseph Hopkinson of Dayton, Ohio was issued patent 1065808 on June 24, 1913 for a horizontal barrel computing scale. Your scale dates from the 1910s to the 1920s and has a spring driven mechanism. The rotating base that you mentioned in your other...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe Card Table, diameter circle, duncan phyfe
diameter circle, duncan phyfe, inch diameter: without pictures of the underside i cannot tell you what should be in place or what is missing. there were many different methods of securing the top so that it would turn, with your hands, yet stay in the proper location. some mechanisms were simple, a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe couch, empire sofa, century empire
empire sofa, century empire, metal claw: This is a early 20th century reproduction of an early 19th century Empire sofa, This was probably made circa 1920s, but I would have to see photos of several of the design details (back and the underside) confirm my analysis. I would value this around $200....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe style table- finish repair, duncan phyfe style, mahogany water
duncan phyfe style, mahogany water, clear lacquer: Actually the finish would be lacquer rather than shellac although i prefer shellac as it is a spectacular coating. What you are attempting to do is the most difficult task in the finishing world of materials and techniques and skills. First, the character...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): a dresser and vanity, Thomasville Chair Co
Thomasville Chair Co: Noel - The two pieces appear to be fairly high quality items built in the 1930s. You can verify the date by the mirror on the vanity. All 20th century American plate mirror included in furniture is dated by law. The date is in dark gray on the gray side...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): drop leaf table, drop leaf table, antique malls
drop leaf table, antique malls, information jpg: need a picture of the underside to be accurate with my information jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus, include the original question in the email bobklein1@cox.net thanks for the underside pic. the table is a modern table, maybe 20 years...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Electrified Oil Vase Lamp, kerosene lamps, vase lamps
kerosene lamps, vase lamps, kerosene oil: Hi Patty, Your photograph is of an early kerosene burner that has been guttered to accommodate a electric light fitting. Looking closely at our original photograph and from what I can see of the collar (the brass ring that the burner screws into) would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Emerson upright piano, boston usa, artistic designs
boston usa, artistic designs, upright piano: hi, generally speaking if the piano is not made by a famous company like steinway, the value is stricly base on decorative value and how well it plays...its a lot cheaper to buy a used piano than a new one....most pianos in this group sell for about 500, but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): European Furniture?, antiques mall, chest of drawers
antiques mall, chest of drawers, european furniture: the items pictures are from the 1930s and are from the UK. It is nice but is not rare, there are many sets and furniture from teh Uk and the rest of europe in this country, they are at auctions every day and in many shops. since there is no bed it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): eagle stamped on measure, eagle, gallon
eagle, gallon, measure: Hi Jared You have a gallon measure with New York markings on it - the letters NY identifying the State of New York. The Laws of the State of New York (1909) state: “He (State Superintendent of Weights and Measures) shall cause all the city and county...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): early pinball machine, american football game, pin ball machine
american football game, pin ball machine, pinball machine: Hi Conrad. You d probably be looking at a price as is of around $700-900. I may have a buyer is you are a seller. Contact me thru my website. As far as the trade stimulator, I need more information and a photo or two would help as it could be one of many....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks 500# platform scale, platform scales, platform scale
platform scales, platform scale, t zero: Hi Gordon, Fairbanks platform scales came with cast iron platforms with inserts made of thick heavy wood, brass or cast iron. Most of the scales with cast iron platforms were of a one piece construction. You do not state whether your platform scale is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Scale, dirt and grime, double beam
dirt and grime, double beam, red paint: Hi Mark, Your Green Mountain Counter Scale is described as follows in Fairbanks Catalog of 1906: Nickel plated double beam. This pattern of counter scales is symmetrical in design and very convenient for use. The beam is placed at the level of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Scale, how to use, general antiques, top beam
general antiques, top beam, platform scale: Hi Margaret, That should work correctly; if the scale is in balance, with the counter poise in position and the brass poises set at zero. Balance should be when the beam end is in the center, not all the way up or down. A scale with beams can only weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ferguson Furniture, patient number, folding chair
patient number, folding chair, burgundy: I couldn t find any information on this company. If the label has a city, you could contact the library or historical society in that place to get information. The patient number you gave me was assigned to a patient for a bushing so unless that number is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fireside Chair, fireside chair, maple chair
fireside chair, maple chair, style period: this is a charming maple chair that is a manufactured item. the style and form indicates that it was either new or almost new when purchased by your family. there is no style to be attached to the chair as it is in a modern category but this does not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fisher Scientific Co Scale, Pittsburgh, PA, fisher scientific international, fisher scientific international inc
fisher scientific international, fisher scientific international inc, fisher co: Hi Patti, The company history and much of the information you seek may be found here: http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Fisher-Scientific-International-Inc-Company-History.html While the company was founded in 1902 your Analytical balance...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Cutlery Scale, jim grubbs, gunk
Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Cutlery Scale, jim grubbs, gunk, linsey

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally slot machine, barry fox, broken glass
Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally slot machine, barry fox, broken glass, bally

Collectibles-General (Antiques): buttonhole cutters, irene
Collectibles-General (Antiques): buttonhole cutters, irene

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks 500# platform scale, platform scales, weight hanger
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks 500# platform scale, platform scales, weight hanger, weights

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ferguson Furniture, ferguson, card table
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ferguson Furniture, ferguson, card table, gold border

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Henry Troemner Bowling Ball balance scale, scales, henry troemner
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Henry Troemner Bowling Ball balance scale, scales, henry troemner, good shape

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Large shears, patternmaker, scissors
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Large shears, patternmaker, scissors, two pairs

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols & Stone rocking chair
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols & Stone rocking chair

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocking chair
Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocking chair

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot machine, massive control, mid 1970s
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot machine, massive control, mid 1970s, ac motor

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing tool identification, grandmother
Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing tool identification, grandmother

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Hershey vending machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Hershey vending machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): W & T Avery LTD Makers Class B Scale, weighing machine, beam scale
Collectibles-General (Antiques): W & T Avery LTD Makers Class B Scale, weighing machine, beam scale, curator

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Widdicomb Vanity Attachment, keeler, mirror
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Widdicomb Vanity Attachment, keeler, mirror

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wonder Horse from the 50's, granddaughter, brother
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wonder Horse from the 50's, granddaughter, brother

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gurley measure?, W & L E Gurley, Troy
W & L E Gurley, Troy, Bushel measure: Hi Sue I believe you have a 1/2 bushel nickel plated measure made by W&LE Gurley in the early 1900 s. Gurley started a special department to make measures and other items (weights, scales, tools) for Sealers (inspectors) of Weights and Measures c1903. Their...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): goatskin coffee table, monetary economics, retail selling
monetary economics, retail selling, coffee table: condition has the heaviest weight for resale. refinishing or refurbishing is expensive and you will not recover the expense of doing this on your table. for me to restore this would be around 800, which would then give a retail selling price in a shop...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gottlieb aloha pinball machine, pinball machine, good shape
pinball machine, good shape, allexperts: Hi again William, Thanks for your very good feedback, as for the pinball data base, it s a very good web site, and one we all can use with tons of information being compiled every day, but if you just see 8 machines listed there, that is all that have volunteered...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hanson model 890, viking line, laundry bags
viking line, laundry bags, spring balances: Hi Mary, We are sorry for the delay in answering your question. The Viking line of straight spring balances were advertised in Hanson s 1941 catalog where your Junior model was described as follows: Junior Model. Built on the same principal of construction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Help identifying table & chairs, bistro furniture, table chairs
bistro furniture, table chairs, patent leather: This is mass produced American made furniture in the style of French bistro furniture and made circa 1960 s/1970s. I would need to see detailed photos of different parts of the chairs and tables to confirm my analysis. I should not be too difficult to restore...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Henry Troemner Bowling Ball balance scale, american bowling congress, henry troemner
american bowling congress, henry troemner, pound weights: Hi Jon, Troemner manufactured many different models of scales. Scales by the company are highly valued by collectors, bowlers and bowling alleys as they were some of the finest scales ever made. Bowling Ball scales by the company are hard to find especially...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood Wakefield Baby Buggy, heywood wakefield, baby buggy
heywood wakefield, baby buggy, rubber wheels: The lining for this would have to be made.Many of the buggies used corduroy as the material. The rubber for the tires is not available anywhere to my knowledge. You would probably need to find a subtile replacement and glue it in place. I see these carriages...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood Wakefield Dining Set, mortise and tenon, early american furniture
mortise and tenon, early american furniture, heywood wakefield: Mary - Thanks for the photos. Your Heywood-Wakefield set is part of their Old Colony line of Early American furniture first issued in sets in 1929. It was made continuously until 1947 when a new line of Old Colony came out and was made into the 1970s. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identifying Antique Rocker, historial background, current market value
historial background, current market value, obvously: Lisa - Your rocker is best described as a parlor chair. While it is a 20th century chair it has the attributes of a 19th century chair. In mid 19th century formal parlor sets the man s chair was the tallest and had arms. The lady s chair was slightly shorter...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Info request on 9-piece Dinette set, general antiques, wooden slide
general antiques, wooden slide, rockford illinois: This is an English hepplewhite style, it is very difficult to know who made this if there is no marking on the pieces, N. L. Co. Rockford was the lock manufacture, and Perfection Table Slide Mfg. Co. was a manufacture of table hardware that existed between...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identify scale, toledo scale, berning
toledo scale, berning, 1940s: Hi Terrald, Your Toledo scale was most likely manufactured in the 1940s. It is a counting scale which is missing its 3 pans. It would have been used to count many parts by the weight of say ten pieces. These scales were used to count such things as nails,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identifying dining furniture era and value, renaissance revival, wooden pegs
renaissance revival, wooden pegs, french renaissance: This is a French Renaissance revival armchair made circa 1880s, the cost of replacement for a chair like this is around $350 dollars each, without seeing photos of the table, sideboard or hutch. it is hard for me to estimate the value. but if you can find...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): information, blue swirls, pinball machine
blue swirls, pinball machine, chicago coin: Hi Deserae, The photo here, this time saved the day as I had no name or manufacture to go on, but the photo did it all, so thank you for posting one Deserae. You have a 1976 pinball made by Chicago Coin Manufacturing Co., and it is called Sound Stage ....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacob Bros Scale, scale collectors, hi mary
scale collectors, hi mary, berning: Hi Mary Jo, Your Detecto over/under scale was manufactured by Jacob s Brothers Scale Company in the 1930s or 40s. Retail value complete as is might be $100-$150. The pan s patina loss is not a major problem for most scale collectors and should not reduce...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): jenny lind bed frame, jenny lind bed, headboard footboard
jenny lind bed, headboard footboard, rope beds: Terri - Jenny Lind was a Swedish opera singer who toured the United States at the behest of P. T. Barnum in 1850. During the tour she expressed a preference for a particular style of spool bed that had a solid headboard. Spool beds had been made in America...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kicker and catcher, bill whelan, daly city ca
bill whelan, daly city ca, penny arcade: Hi Jason, I think I have the perfect guy for you Jason, his name is Bill Whelan, P.O. Box 617, Daly City, Ca. 94017. His email is slotdynasty@sbcglobal.net and if you would like a copy of his catalog for parts on trade stimulator s, please write me at Jackpot7@q.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lane Cedar Chest, lane cedar chest, walnut veneer
lane cedar chest, walnut veneer, thin veneer: value and worth are fluid, nothing has set value until someone pays for it or buys it. insurance replacement value is one thing, real world sellign price is another, auction is another, and shop price another. you will find that it is typical that restoration...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Large 1940's Toledo sentinel Duplex 30 lb. agricultural scale, rust paint, minor rust
rust paint, minor rust, paint chips: Hi Michael, We are sorry for the delay in answering your question. Many scales like yours were manufactured by Toledo in the 1950s. It is a computing scale which was used to weigh produce in grocery stores and to compute their price by weight. Retail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Large shears, sewing tools, shears
sewing tools, shears, local library: Hello Pete. Shears that large were not normally used as sewing tools. There are a few books out on the topic, which I do not have. Perhaps you could find them at your local library or through an internet web site. Sorry I can t be of more help. Barbara...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): larkin desk, pin striping, drawer pulls
pin striping, drawer pulls, larkin: Hi Karen Nice to hear from you. Go ahead with your restoration. How lucky you are to have the skills to do this. The desk in this condition has little value. You will greatly enhance the value with proper repairs. Sure would be great to see a before and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): love seat, love seat, fred taylor
love seat, fred taylor, jpg files: Allison - The style of the loveseat is Empire, circa 1820/1830 but I cannot be sure it is of the period and not a reproduction. I would need to see more detailed photos, especially of the veneer on the crest rail, the joinery in the frame and the back of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Marble Topped Side Board, satin sheen, light scratches
satin sheen, light scratches, smooth satin: need pictures of the back to tell if the top started life with the bottom. Assuming it did, you have a sideboard made during the 1880-1900 era in walnut and walnut veneers done in the eastlake style. this is a very good one. very good form and style, very...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mirrors, antique malls, personal examination
antique malls, personal examination, shadow box: these were called shadow box mirrors and were popular in the 50s. the plaster is called gesso but without personal examination i cannot tell if it is gesso, or a polymer, or if the frame is wood or plastic or composition material. i see this in antique...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mahogany duncan phyfe style chair won't take stain, paint and varnish remover, duncan phyfe style
paint and varnish remover, duncan phyfe style, stripping furniture: Hi Kathy Nice to hear from you. Kathy I could help you so much better if I had a picture of a chair but just from your description I think someone applied a coat of colored varnish over these chairs. This stuff is a miserable sticky mess to remove but its...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills 5 cent, golden nuggets, golden nugget
golden nuggets, golden nugget, cond: Sorry, but original Golden Nuggets had formica sides. Regarding the label on the side. Those can be purchased for $2.00 (http://www.antiqueslots.biz/catalog/25.html) The parts to make a Golden Nugget can be purchased at http://www.antiqueslots.biz/catalog/16.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): musty smell, hubley cast iron, ebay
hubley cast iron, ebay, iron dog: Cast Iron won t usually get an odor to it. I would suspect it may have been packed with something or it came from a smokers home. I would place it in the sun for a few hours to see if the heat will draw out the odor. You can wipe with clean rags every so often...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Needlepoint chair, chair caning, sheet cane
chair caning, sheet cane, pressed cane: Hi Cynthia, This is not in my area of expertise, however I too think it s made out of oak, from what I can see from the picture you sent. Probably made in the late 1890s-1910 and I seriously doubt that the needlepoint seat is original. Most likely it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols & Stone rocking chair, NIchols & Stone
NIchols & Stone: Marla - I have not yet received your photos but I can answer your question. N&S was a great old company that recntly closed. Here is a link with that story and some history. http://www.examiner.com/x-312-Auctions-and-Antiques-Examiner~y2008m8d9-Auctionwally-says-goodbye-to-an-old-friend-Nichols--Stone-closes-its-doors...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nickel containers or measures?, Gurley, nickel
Gurley, nickel, measures: Hi Lisa You have a set of nested liquid measures made by W. & L. E. Gurley of Troy, New York. These were made specifically for use by sealers (inspectors) of weights and measures. They are lightweight, so they could easily be carried by sealers inspecting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Dresser, light maple stain, dovetailed drawers
light maple stain, dovetailed drawers, colored wax: Hi again Donna The picture helps. This is actually a lovely dresser and I agree with you that a lighter color will be nice. I cannot really see the wood well but its a solid wood top with veneered drawers. All the veneer on the drawers looks in excellent...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old platform rocker?, old grandma, colonial revival
old grandma, colonial revival, unskilled person: you will have to show me a pic of the chair, in total, front, side, back and underneath for me to help. bobklein1@cox.net clear in focus pics as jpg files attached to the email, include the question. ===================== thanks for the pics. as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ohio std, copper, brass
copper, brass, measure: Hi Sue: From the information provided I believe these are Ohio Standard measures. These were made circa 1860 onwards (possibly into the early 1900 s) and supplied to each of the counties in the state. These would have been used as county standards, by sealers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old bubble gum machine, bubble gum machine, hidden information
bubble gum machine, hidden information, blue books: Hi There David, This was a little challenging without even a brand name but we have success here! The photo, like always, really helps me a lot, thank you for posting one and sharing it with us here. You have a great looking machine there, and complete...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocking chair, old rocking chair, general antiques
old rocking chair, general antiques, reply thanks: This is a American made mass produced rocking chair made circa 1950s. The marking SK 414 refers to the manufacture and the model number. The problem is that there are several SK furniture companies and it would require a lot of work for me to determine who...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oval table, mahogany veneer, black stain
mahogany veneer, black stain, oval table: it is called a console table sometimes, a library table most of the time, and a lamp table as well. it is from the 1900-1920s and is mahogany veneer and birch wood stained with a water base red/black stain called cordovan mahogany from the factory. in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): PACE SLOT MACHINE, pace slot machine, deluxe chrome
pace slot machine, deluxe chrome, machine models: Hi John, Please keep working on that photo OK? Well the 1946 sounds a lot better then the first date of 1902, and a model name maybe, Pace deluxe bell, or could it be Pace Deluxe Chrome bell?, Or Pace deluxe Cherry Bell? There are a lot of these deluxe machine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): PACE SLOT MACHINE, buffalo nickels, pace slot machine
buffalo nickels, pace slot machine, rocket bell: Hi John, A photo is worth a thousand words, thank you for the 1,000 words here, John! You do have the Rejector Bell, and yes rare or uncommon in slot machines of this vintage. That doesn t mean it has more value, and in this instance it doesn t I am afraid....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): PACE SLOT MACHINE, buffalo nickles, pace slot machine
buffalo nickles, pace slot machine, old buffalo: Hi there John, Yes, I would really like to help you on this, and get some information, history and value to you about your Pace Slot Machine. I will have to see a photo of it. It most likely is not from that far back, in 1902. I would bet, maybe as early...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Post world War I rocker, fibre wicker, paper wicker
fibre wicker, paper wicker: This rocker is made out of Fibre which is a twisted paper that made the Lloyd Loom furniture famous. You cannot use any strippers or the like as you will end up with a wet paper bag looking pile of goop.About the only thing you can do if you have the patience,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter teapot, copper, brass
copper, brass, iron: Hi there: While pewter is not my area of expertise, I consulted with a colleague, and can provide you with the following information: John Tyler worked in Sheffield from 1836 until 1869, his son William worked from 1869 to 1882, and then with his sons until...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball, pin ball machine, full house
pin ball machine, full house, pinball: Hi Nancy, In Perfect, like new condition, your 1966 one player Williams Full House has a value of $450.00. In average working condition it s worth $300.00, and in poor condition and not working it has a value of $125.00. They made 2,900 of these units back...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball value, pinball machine, gotlieb
pinball machine, gotlieb, allexperts: Hi Chip, Nice pinball machine!, Big Indian was made in 1974, and is a 4 player machine. Gottlieb made 8,030 of these units. Value in average condition is $725.00 and if your play field is as nice as described, I would add about a hundred or two on to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Quartillo (Henry Troemner), quart, troemner
quart, troemner, dry: Hi Ray From your description – “container labeled quartillo” – I believe you probably have a dry quart. A set of dry measures would be 1/2 bushel, peck, 1/2 peck, 1/4 peck and quart (and possibly a dry pint and dry 1/2 pint). Troemner made his reputation...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing antique mahogany table, hammer skills, mahogany table
hammer skills, mahogany table, bicardi 151: Hi again Dave I ll help you after I quit laughing. ..... ..... ..... OK..here are the instructions for properly stripping your table. INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRIPPING DAVES TABLE The first thing you must do is assemble the material to do the job. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Roos Cedar Chest, cedar chest, roos
cedar chest, roos, nadine: Hi Nadine Nice to hear from you. If I had your chest in my shop I could easily duplicate the missing trim. This is not something you can purchase at a store but any wood shop will be happy to make a piece for you. Nadine make every effort to restore this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): removal of hot glue, dinning room table, hot glue
dinning room table, hot glue, nice furniture: Hi Carol Nice to hear from you. I get a lot of hot glue on my table LOL. Big gobs come right off if we apply an ice cube to them for a minute. They pop right off after they freeze. Smaller smeared areas must be gently scraped off but if your table is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): repainting furniture, kingsize bedroom, brown specks
kingsize bedroom, brown specks, repainting furniture: Hi Debra Nice to hear from you. This older furniture is well worth keeping and updating with some fresh paint. This paint job will be no different than any other so don t hesitate to jump in. But you are wise to want all the info you can get before starting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): roll top desk, roll top desk, accurate assessment
roll top desk, accurate assessment, corbin: your description, although well done, would cover such a wide range of desks made in the past AND present, that without pictures it would be impossible to give you an accurate accurate assessment. i will be most happy to help once pictures are sent to me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Savonarola or Dante Chair, american antique furniture, seat material
american antique furniture, seat material, savonarola: American antique furniture is my area but this is a savonarola styled chair and judging by the decoration on the wood and leather it does appear to be 50-60 years old but not much more than that. I cannot tell the wood species in the picture and if it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale appraisals, dayton scale, scale collectors
dayton scale, scale collectors, google: Hi Clifton, Detroit Automatic Scale Co. was in business from 1912-1921 when it was consolidated into the Dayton Scale Co. Patents number 728577 of May 19, 1903 and 867671 of October 8, 1907 pertain to your scale. Patents may be viewed here: http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale Weights, henry troemner, troemner inc
henry troemner, troemner inc, scale weights: Hi Ora, Troemner weights, even more recent ones, are very collectible. The Company s history may be found here: http://www.troemner.com/history.php . Troemner continues to produce some of the best weights in the industry. Without a photo we are unable...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scissors/tweezers, pair of tweezers, pair of scissors
pair of tweezers, pair of scissors, needlework tools: Hi Grace, I would suspect that this item has nothing to do with needlework - my area of expertise. Could the round metal circle have held a magnifying glass insert? Or, is it operable and necessary to operate the tweezers? Perhaps it is something that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary/ Plantation Desk, satin sheen, mid 1600s
satin sheen, mid 1600s, keyhole covers: thanks for sending all the pics. the desk is from 1880-1900 and is a variation of a plantation desk although a plantation desk usually had a table type base with the fall front part next and blind or glass door top section. the champhering of the drawer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Seeburg select-o-matic, allexperts, wurlitzer
allexperts, wurlitzer, hideaway: Hi Josy, Here is what wallbox s you can use with it: Any 3W1 Seeburg or even the square 3W100. Also, if this Hide-A-Way unit is still on 78 s, plays 78 rpm records, it is a little more valuable to people who want to convert their 45 rpm box s back to 78...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Semi-refinishing an antique chair, steel wool pad, tung oil
steel wool pad, tung oil, mineral spirits: Hi Sue Nice to hear from you. What you are suggesting is not possible. But its certainly possible to change the sheen of the glossy varnish (?). Clean the chair down well using a fine steel wool pad dipped in mineral spirits (varsol in Canada). Dry as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Machine, current market value, auction website
current market value, auction website, ebay: Hello Rocky, Are you able to attach photos of your machine? If you can send me clear photographs and also a complete and accurate condition report, I might be able to give you an estimated value. Please include any items that you have with the machine i.e....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sheboygan Chairs Table ??, google search, cs furniture
google search, cs furniture, chair company: Gary, Your chair is from the 1920 s but I m not familiar with the company. I did a Google search and found this, The City of Sheboygan was once known as the “City of Cheese, Chairs, Churches, and Children – the 4 ‘C’s”. Furniture manufacturers played...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot machine, good shape, modle
good shape, modle, game room: That machine was made in the early 80 s (I think). It does not have much value to collectors because they are looking for much earlier machines. You might be able to sell it to someone who just wants a machine for their game room. I would guess that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stained Glass, glass panel, specific company
glass panel, specific company, peonies: hi, i dont know this specific company, but i do not a lot about stained glass... there are thousands of companys which reproduce tiffany and lafarge window...the windows have very little resale value and are strictly decorative...it does not really matter...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standard Computing Scale Co. item, computing scale, computing scales
computing scale, computing scales, patent numbers: Hi Bryan, Patent # D50688 was issued on May 1, 1917 to Louis Jaenichen and assigned to the Standard Computing Scale Co. of Detroit. Patent # 998008 was issued July 18, 1911 to Jeanichen and Bert King and assigned to Standard Computing Scale Co. of Detroit....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stimpson Computing Scale, saline michigan, computing scales
saline michigan, computing scales, computing scale: According to research done on Stimpson by our friend Utz Schmidt and published in Equilibrium, the journal of the International Society of Antique Collectors; Walter F. Stimpson was born on a farm in Saline, Michigan on Sept. 20, 1870. He went very far in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing tool identification, sewing tool, sewing basket
sewing tool, sewing basket, twcny rr: Hello Laurie. I apologize for taking so long to respond, but I wanted to consult a couple of other collectors. Consensus is this is used in rug making. The point is used to pierce the fabric and the eye holds the yarn/thread. The two pieces slide back...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sideboard, american colonies, latin term
american colonies, latin term, fred taylor: Lesa - The piece is probably original and is not a marriage based on the photos you sent. It is made of oak and is a reproduciotn of a 17 century English court cupboard. The style is called Jacobean named for King James I of the early 17th century. The Latin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): silver filigree needlecase, antique needlework tools, antique needlework tools and embroideries
antique needlework tools, antique needlework tools and embroideries, needle case: Hello Raymond. Your case does not look French to me, either. I found a picture of a very similar silver filigree needle case in Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries by Nerylla Taunton (page 92, plate 97). It is identified as late 18th/early 19th...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table and 2 chairs, general antiques, made furniture
general antiques, made furniture, two chairs: It is not possible that this was in your family in the 1950s, this was made in the 1960s the construction techniques that were used in this piece were not used until the 1960s. Take a close look at the screws in the back of the piece you will see what I mean....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Taylor Company bedroom set, honey maple, york logo
honey maple, york logo, taylor company: Jean- If you can send me some clear photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online photo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tennessee Gooseneck Rocker?, mahogany color, tulip poplar
mahogany color, tulip poplar, sweet gum: hi this is from the 1940s but without a label there is no way to determine the origin, there were tens of thousands of manufacturers in operation. the wood should be birch, sweet gum, or tulip poplar stained with a water base dye to the red mahogany color...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tiger Oak stain, satin sheen, quarter sawn oak
satin sheen, quarter sawn oak, tiger oak: Hi again Rick What did I miss in your question to deserve a 4 for knowledge. You asked what is the trick for getting a good contrast between the light and dark stripes on quartersawn (tiger) oak? My answer was very knowledgable. Over the years I have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): timbles, twcny rr, display case
twcny rr, display case, ebay: Hello Letty. I can t tell you any information or value without seeing pictures. If you can send digital pictures thru this forum or to me at bacchino@twcny.rr.com, then I ll see if I can help you. Otherwise, my best advise is to review thimbles on ebay,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): unusual chair, wooden slats, mesda
wooden slats, mesda, wood species: this will take some time. i have only seen one other like this and several that had super long arms but never did research to see what the purpose was, if any, for the design. ============ It is a planters chair, from the Caribbean. It has the English...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Valuation, yellow flowers, casing
yellow flowers, casing, 1776: Tony: That number is the serial number. I see you are in the UK. I have no idea what the value of machines are in the UK. Plus, I really don t like to give estimates because so much depends on condition. I suggest you go to www.AntiqueSlotMachinePriceGuide.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Sartorius Scales, sartorius scales, analytical balances
sartorius scales, analytical balances, berning: Hi Leandra, We are sorry for the delay in answering your question. The History of the company may be found here: http://www.sartorius.com/index.php?id=832 . Analytical balances like yours were manufactured by Sartorius for many years during the late...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vanity, colonial revival period, surface blemishes
colonial revival period, surface blemishes, tulip poplar: Atlas was founded by Swedish men in 1883 with 1400$, in 1920 they employed 200 men. This vanity, called a triple mirror vanity or bat wing mirror or drop center vanity is from what is now called the colonial revival period, 1900-1930. The last one I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Student Desk Lamp and Oil Sconces, student lamps, taiwan republic of china
student lamps, taiwan republic of china, hurricane lamp: Hi Debi, From your photographs. The double student lamp appears to be of about the 1950 s - 1970 s and has always been electric and made to look like victorian kerosene student lamps. The sconces are also replicas, likely 1980 s. Regards Stuar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Virginia House rocker, poor photo, antique value
poor photo, antique value, mint condition: This is a mass produced rocker and this version exist in thousands of examples and it is not rare, this chair was made circa 1950 to 1960s, there is no Antique value to this chair. If you restore the chair and but it back in to mint condition the most this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What is the value of these old scales?, computing scales, dayton scale
computing scales, dayton scale, computing tabulating recording co: Hi Tom, Detroit Automatic Scale Co. was in business from 1912-1921 when it was consolidated into the Dayton Scale Co. Patents number 728577 of May 19, 1903 and 867671 of October 8, 1907 pertain to your scale. Patents may be viewed here: http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Hershey vending machine, advance machine company, vending machine
advance machine company, vending machine, coin mechanism: Hi, Your machine was made by the Advance machine company in about 1925. They usually sell for 75-125.00. I would pay 125.00 for your machine. If you decide to keep it, I would keep it as is and do not do any kind of restorations or touchups to it....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): W & T Avery LTD Makers Class B Scale, british weights, measures inspector
british weights, measures inspector, weights and measures: Hi Gina, We found your Stand Scale for Grocers or Confectioners in our copy of Avery s 1880 catalog where an older style is shown with the pans reversed. The weight pan should always be on the left as the user is looking at the balance. The shallow goods...