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Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Lightning slot machine, antique slots, jillions
antique slots, jillions, kind of blue: Hi Cheri, Your machine by the model number was made in 1974 and is called JILLIONS or the Lightning which is a all Jackpots Model. They used both of these games in this model number 1005 Bally Slot Machine. Cheri there is a kind of blue book GIDE for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally slot 831-z, good shape, ballys
good shape, ballys, bally: The photo is a pinball glass, not a slot machine. In any case, it is probably not worth much. The bottom fell out on Ballys about 10 years ago. 831 machines used to sell for $$1,500 +/- 10 %. I see them at shows for under $500 now. If you sell it to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally slot machine, serial number tag, 4 digits
serial number tag, 4 digits, horse fun: Hi Kristy, I am going to have to look to see if I can find anyone, I ll try. If you machine has been off for awile, and it will take a coin like it should, but the handle remains locked.... With the machine on, open the door and try wiggling the coin hopper...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Banks Scale Company, postal scales, postal scale
postal scales, postal scale, approximate age: Hi Kevin, It sounds like you might have a Fairbanks postal scale. The history of the Fairbanks company may be found here: http://www.fairbanks.com/history.asp . If you send a photo of your scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we can tell you the approximate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom Furniture made by White Furniture Company, Mebane NC, furniture company, french louis
furniture company, french louis, bedroom furniture: The dresser is a reproduction of a French louis 15th style dresser the mirror and bed side tables are inspired by the same style but are American inspired creations that never existed in the past. Used furniture does not really sell for a lot of money. please...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom set, mahogany veneer, mahogany color
mahogany veneer, mahogany color, antique mahogany: an addition, the pricing i give is prices that things sell for around here. actually sell, not a price that is a feel good price , that is why, if you go to shops you will likely see similar items priced higher, the key here is that they are still sitting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Boye Self-threading needles, boye needles, mint condition
boye needles, mint condition, ephemera: Hello Betty. Boye needles have been made in the millions, so they have very little value. You did not include a picture, but if the packet is in mint condition, it may have some value to ephemera or advertising collectors. Hope this has helped. Barbara...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brass or Bronze finish, patina
patina: Hi Jim Nice to hear from you. When you say you don t want to devalue the piece I assume this is something old. I was always told never to mess with old bronze or brass. You never want to remove the wonderful patina these old pieces get after many years....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brass Scales, gastown vancouver, vancouver british columbia
gastown vancouver, vancouver british columbia, postal scale: Hi Bob, Your roberval postal scale is a decorative scale manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s but copied from an antique scale from the 1800s. The base is a very crude casting with very little detail compared to the original. The scale and weights are also...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Buffet, photos, photo
photos, photo: This looks more like an American made cabinet, can you send me photos of the back, a close up of the carving on the corner of the front door and a photo of the back corner of the drawer, and I will try to tell you more. Please look on all sides for a makers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Butcher Block Table, butcher block tables, butcher block table
butcher block tables, butcher block table, wabash indiana: Elissa - Walter of Wabash probably was not the maker of the table itself but the maker of the extension slides. Walter of Wabash (Indiana) was one of two major slide makers in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. The table appears to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom furniture, headboard footboard, chest of drawers
headboard footboard, chest of drawers, walnut wood: Hi Glenda Nice to hear from you. This is a bit out of my area but I ll tell you what I can. The design of this furniture is referred to as Waterfall because of the rounded edge. This piece is veneer with some very nice inlays. If there is no makers label...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom furniture, walnut veneer, furniture wax
walnut veneer, furniture wax, colonial revival: 1920s. the wood is likely walnut veneer with sweet gum an the case wood. the style is queen anne and this era is referred to as colonial revival the type of mirror is referred to as batwing or triple mirror, i like triple mirror. use a dark colored...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom set, tiger wood, english import
tiger wood, english import, manufactor: thanks for the pics. this is 1930 vintage and appears to be an english import. the label may or may not be a manufacturer, many times items were made then shipped to the or to a retail outlet where their own labels are placed on the items. there were...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom set, james j gibson, limited liability company
james j gibson, limited liability company, p harding: from my research materials: The Williamsport Furniture Company was originally a partnership concern and reorganized, March 1, 1882, into a limited liability company. On the 1st of January, 1890, the large interests were incorporated with a paid up capital...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bentwood rocker, sure what kind, restoration hardware
sure what kind, restoration hardware, patina: This is a Kohn or a Thonet rocker circa 1900, Restoration Hardware has reproduced the original catalogs, you should be able to find the model number in the catalog, I do think that this is a Thonet model but Kohn did copy some of the popular models, you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): birdseye furniture, birds eye, chair bed
birds eye, chair bed, general location: Most Birds-Eye furniture is veneered. The value of this type of maple makes it to expensive to use solid wood. Without some pictures and a general location of what part of the country you are located, because prices differ around the country, I can t give...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): book case, Paine Furniture
Paine Furniture: Paine Furniture was in business from @1835-1935. In later years they made only bedding. Their furniture is considered some of the best made in that time period. I would assume the #83956 is a item number and the stenciled number probably has to do with production,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): brass measure info, copper brass iron tin nickel measure pint quart gallon bushel nickel american english
copper brass iron tin nickel measure pint quart gallon bushel nickel american english: Hi Richard Its not an American measure, but is possibly from the UK. A colleague had a similar examples with a Birmingham makers mark. However, the marking on your measure is not typical of UK markings. Its also possible that your measure may have had some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel horse, amusement park, asking price
amusement park, asking price, auction: Based on the photo, the only thing I can tell you is that it was not produced by any known carousel manufacturer. I don t think it was ever on a carousel. It looks to be possibly a horse from a mechanical ride. I think $500 to $700 would be a fair asking...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carved chair with guilding, true antiques, insurance value
true antiques, insurance value, seat rails: I can only judge by the finish/coating. the form of the chair is no clue as to age. from the photos I would think these are not what I consider old, although they could be anywhere from the 1960s up. understand this is just an opinion based on the surface....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair, multiple images, patina
multiple images, patina, sheri: I can only see one photo here, please send the images to this site, it does look older than the other chair, I need to see a photo of the entire chair so I can tell you what style it is and close up photos of the underside of the chair, the back and the leg....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair Caning, chair caning experts, chair caning in Pennsylvania
chair caning experts, chair caning in Pennsylvania, Wicker Woman's Furniture Repair Directory: You can go to my domain website s Furniture Repair Directory and check in the Chair Caning/Seatweaving section where there are chair caners listed from York, St. Thomas and Morgantown. Hope one of these three can help you get your cane dining room chairs repaired....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair origin, cane furniture care, William and Mary period
cane furniture care, William and Mary period, wicker appraisals: Hello Larry, This is a lovely piece, but just by the one picture of your chair and not being able to inspect it personally, I would say it s a reproduction piece in the style of William and Mary. Most likely made in the early 1900s with the cane webbing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair with unusual carvings of musical intruments, musical intruments, stringed instruments
musical intruments, stringed instruments, music instruments: This looks like a 19th century copy of a French transition style chair (transition shows both louis 15th style and Louis 16th style). I need to see a close up of the carving of the music instruments and a close up of the inside corner of the underside of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chippendale chair, french polisher, chippendale chair
french polisher, chippendale chair, paint splatter: David, So others may benefit of our conversation i would like to paste our first two emails here along with the responses. I think it may help others in their investigations and the points you listed are something that all should be aware of in their...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CIgar Store Indian, cigar store indians, cigar store indian
cigar store indians, cigar store indian, hefty price: First you should determine if it is indeed authentic or just a knock-off. At least 85 per cent of all wood cigar store indians are knock offs. If you have an original, and you want it restored, there are only a handful of people in this country that can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coin Operated Driving Game, driving game, fun game
driving game, fun game, japan: Hi Lynn, Although it may have an English label of some sort on it, your game was actually made in Japan around 1970. I ve owned one myself. They are not particularly valuable, worth somewhere around $200. It s a fun game though. Enjoy! Larry ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Colonial manufacturing company, time adaptation, insurance value
time adaptation, insurance value, wood species: very nice desk!! high styled and high dollar for the time made. this is a modern (for that time) adaptation of a french style desk and a plantation desk. send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net showing clear and close pics of the surfaces to identify the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Columbia Family Scale, family scales, columbia family
family scales, columbia family, company catalogs: Hi Debbie, Some history of Landers, Frary & Clark may be found here: http://www.toaster.org/landers.html . Columbia Family scales like yours and other slightly different designs were manufactured by the company for many years. Since we do not have access...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale Company, computing scales, history exhibits
computing scales, history exhibits, scale collectors: Hi Kirk, Some history of the Computing Scale Co. may be found here: http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/attic2/attic2_057.html . Your horizontal barrel top computing scale dates from the early 1900s but this model was manufactured by the company...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Copper measure, copper, brass
copper, brass, iron: Hi Herb You have a copper 1/2 pint measure (based on the dimensions given in your question). Budde & Westermann were distributors of supplies to the liquor trade in New York and had a store located at 50 Vesey Street. Most likely they purchased these measures...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cabinet, tongue and groove joints, america in the 1920s
tongue and groove joints, america in the 1920s, veneered cabinet: You will need to send me photos of all the details so I can date the piece, also send me the photo of the back of the cabinet. A lot of pieces were made like this in England at the end of the 19th century and in America in the 1920s, the detailed photos...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cadburys display cabinet, display cabinets, close ups
display cabinets, close ups, display cabinet: I have purchased a lot of display cabinets in the past, because of it large size it is actually not as valuable as smaller cabinets. In this photo I can not see the patina or wood grain so I will need to see close ups of sections that look old or warn out....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse from Belgium, little horses, reproductions
little horses, reproductions, ears: This is a tough one. These really need to be inspected personally to determine if they re real. From the photos, it looks like the ears are set into holes on top of the head. if this is the case, it would indicate the horses are reproductions. Bruc...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): changing the tambour on a roll top desk, roll top desk, desk top
roll top desk, desk top, tambour: Hi Robert Nice to hear from you. Removing these can be tricky. But it went on so it must come off. A lot of the tops are dowelled into the desk top. Also remove the drawers and look under the desk top. You should see screws that hold either side to the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cigar store indian, cigar store indian, dollar collectors
cigar store indian, dollar collectors, pennies on the dollar: First you would have to have an expert look at the piece or at least get a photo book on these figures from the library and compare your carving to the photos and descriptions. There were relatively few carvers of indians. Each had his own style. Most of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): computing scale co. dayton ohio, computing scale, glass tray
computing scale, glass tray, universal scale: Hi Robin, We are sorry for delay in answering, our computer has been down. Your barrel top computing scale dates from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Retail value in the USA might be $200-$400. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill and Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Damaged Chippendale Chair, chippendale chair, antique experts
chippendale chair, antique experts, arm chairs: Hi Michael Nice to hear from you. What a shame this has happened. Its unusual to see a full set of 10 chairs like you have. If you take both the damaged chair and its mate to a competent restorer, the damage can be fixed. It will involve taking the chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton scales, dayton scales, great shape
dayton scales, great shape, proper evaluation: HI Shawn, Unfortunately we can t identify your scale from a serial number or model as Dayton manufactured many different models and we have no serial number listing for the company. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can do a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Decorative table, general antiques, oriental design
general antiques, oriental design, other ones: keep sending photos attached to this message or other messages and I will try to help, This table does not look old, but I need to see photos of the underside and a close up of the carvings. My father had one of these tables, I think he purchased it in japan...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detroit Automatic Scale, computing scales, computing scale
computing scales, computing scale, patent number: Hi Josh, Patent number 728046 was issued to Swihart and Hoyt on May 12, 1903 for a multi-beam computing scale. The patent was assigned to the National Computing Scale Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. Patent number 652957 was issued to Finn of Elkhart, Indiana...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Room Suit - Thomasville Chair Co., refinish?, Duncan Phyfe
refinish?, Duncan Phyfe: Your Duncan Phyfe style set was made in the late 40s. As far as refinishing goes, I don t think the value will be affected either way. I personally, would refinish following some guidelines.Don t change the look of the set with new hardware, try to keep the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining setting, sideboard buffet, walnut veneer
sideboard buffet, walnut veneer, tulip poplar: made around 1900-1930 nice set and depending on the condition i would price it in my shop at 1200 retail. i dont know how things sell in your area. the base wood is likely sweet gum or tulip poplar, the table top will be a veneer over a core of lumber...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Table, general antiques, potthast
general antiques, potthast, proper job: THE ANNAPOLIS COMPLEX COLLECTION A Wealth of Maryland History Maker: Potthast Bros. Inc., Baltimore, Maryland (1892-1975) http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc1500/sc1545/e_catalog_2002/potthast.html second pic down-company info http://www.custommahogany.com/page19.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Table Age/Value, solid oak furniture, six chairs
solid oak furniture, six chairs, general antiques: in rereading the question i now see there is a buffet. sorry for the over site, i should pay closer attention, seems like my attention has been divided the last few weeks. i generally do not give any numbers unless i see the item but--if the buffet matches,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Doten Dunton Desk requery correctly, walnut veneer, modesty panel
walnut veneer, modesty panel, pencil tray: i tend to have disagreements with computers as well!! the desk is a fine desk, and it is a walnut veneer on top and drawer fronts. the case/frame wood is walnut also. the age is hard to tell without pictures of the side of the drawer where it meets...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Double Legged Dining Table, legged tables, general antiques
legged tables, general antiques, question thanks: pics to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments the center legs are missing, there should be a double set of legs in he center for support when all the leaves are in. table is from the 20s. if you wnat to have it refinished it will not hurt the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dentzel cat, carousel collectibles, collectibles market
carousel collectibles, collectibles market, slow death: These days, your carving is worth whatever someone is willing to pay. The carousel collectibles market is dying a slow death and I don t know of anyone paying more than 1/4 of highest value. My suggestion would be, if you don t have to sell it...keep it....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): depression era dinning room set, walnut veneer, tulip poplar
walnut veneer, tulip poplar, sweet gum: you may know this is a walnut veneer table top with sweet gum or tulip poplar as the case wood stained. it is from 1900-1920 an the style is william and mary. the table at auction would bring around 300, the chairs 50 each. these are plentiful so the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): desk, antique store, dear mr
antique store, dear mr, originality: the legs appear to be cherry, the rest is chestnut, the age around 1880-1900. retail in a shop around 600-800 depending on the condition and originality. from a dealer, 200-250 is a fair price as they will have to buy it, work on it, own it, pick it up and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dining table identification, lumber core, face veneer
lumber core, face veneer, drawer dividers: Dan - Your table is a Colonial Revival reproduction of an eighteenth century English table. It is called a drop leaf extension table. It is made of mahognay veneer over lumber core plywood. Early in the 20th century the idea of “lumber core” plywood became...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dressing table, general antiques, dressing table
general antiques, dressing table, drawers: The patina on furniture does not lie, the age of your piece is from between 1955 and 1960 weather you believe it or not, ask someone else and you will see. I have see hundreds of thousands of pieces of furniture, if you know more than me than why are you asking...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Eastlake antique bedroom set, general antiques, lake style
general antiques, lake style, armoir: This photo confirms to me that this was made circa 1880s to 1890s, It was probably made in Belgium and I would estimate this armoire to be worth around at least $3,000 to $4,000 dollars. Please send the photos one at a time to this site, it is the only place...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ebonized Credenza, side cabinets, minor scratches
side cabinets, minor scratches, briwax: i wouldnt be to concerned about the dent in the wood. this is a fine british side cabinet. it could be from 1870-80 or from 1900-1920. i have a picture somewhere in the computer showing one that i restored. some of these can have a retail price of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Estate Sale Rocking Chair, pencil mark, shape thanks
pencil mark, shape thanks, steat: You do have a beautiful rocker there! I would say it was made in late 1800s due to the carvings on the side and the use of horse hair/hay. I would leave the rocker as is finish wise, and replace the seat material and padding. SAVE the old stuffing and material...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): F.C. Co. Oil Lamp, glass lamps, lamp manufacturers
glass lamps, lamp manufacturers, glass factory: Hi Susan, In the first instance and to be of better assistance to you I would need to see some photographs of the lamp. Off hand I do not recognize F.C. Co. but it was often the case that lamp manufacturers would outsource some of their component manufacture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Scale, fairbanks scales, platform scales
fairbanks scales, platform scales, aluminum alloy: Hi Chip, We don t know of anyone who reproduces the Fairbanks decals. We can provide you with a scan of the globe which you may be able to have made into a decal. It is attached to this letter but if you need a higher resolution scan let us know at i-weigh-u@comcast.net...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fireplace origin redux, part of a doorway, firebox
part of a doorway, firebox, new question: I actually think the trumo was part of a doorway and not originally a trumo, It may have come from a wood paneled room. You can contact me on my regular email if you are planning to come to Paris, it is a very good time to buy in Paris, the prices are down...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fireplace origin, heraldic crest, design detail
heraldic crest, design detail, wood pieces: This fireplace does not look old to me, it could be made from old wood pieces of a larger fireplace but there are several things that make me think that if this is old then it has been adapted to the space. If it is old it would be from the end of the 19th...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Follow up to Id Chippendale Desk, chippendale desk, quick reply
chippendale desk, quick reply, drawers: I hope you can see for yourself that this wood is not old at all maybe 20 years but maybe newer. if you but the three drawers together you can see the difference between them, one looks maybe ten years older and the others look new. please tell me if you purchased...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Follow Up-Red Sofa, design detail, sofa
design detail, sofa, cushions: This photo shows me a design detail on the side that is typically American because the way the side is curved and the mix of styles, on the side of the sofa the carved details are Rococo carved designed inspired by the Italian louis 15th style. From this detail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): French game table, soho london, james winter
soho london, james winter, metal tag: This is Louis 15th style table that could be from the end of the 19th Century or the beginning of the 20th century, if it is marked Made in France it is more likely from the beginning of the 20th Century. James Winter and Son is the distributor. This leads...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1550A Wurlitzer Jukebox, 78rpm records, mechanical complexity
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1550A Wurlitzer Jukebox, 78rpm records, mechanical complexity, jukebox collector

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1948 genco (Trade Winds) pinball machine, pinball game, trade wind
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1948 genco (Trade Winds) pinball machine, pinball game, trade wind, pinball machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Challenger slot machine, collectible value, 40s
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Challenger slot machine, collectible value, 40s, two versions

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Mahogany Desk?, govenor, winthrop
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Mahogany Desk?, govenor, winthrop, 50s

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, evil spirits, mahogany
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, evil spirits, mahogany, carver

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique VOLAND & SONS Scale, coal company, 24k
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique VOLAND & SONS Scale, coal company, 24k, chains

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique mahogany roll top desk, gold rush days, breuners home furnishings
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique mahogany roll top desk, gold rush days, breuners home furnishings, california gold rush

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally E-2000 Slot Machine Problems, door switch, reset buttons
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally E-2000 Slot Machine Problems, door switch, reset buttons, emty

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally slot 831-z, poor environment, private person
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally slot 831-z, poor environment, private person, bally

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom Furniture made by White Furniture Company, Mebane NC, high quality furniture, furniture factory
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom Furniture made by White Furniture Company, Mebane NC, high quality furniture, furniture factory, bedroom set

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bentwood rocker, male lion, blue ink
Collectibles-General (Antiques): bentwood rocker, male lion, blue ink, jpeg format

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Collectibles-General (Antiques): Colonial manufacturing company, granddad, desk
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Colonial manufacturing company, granddad, desk, antique store

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale Company, antique stores, good shape
Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale Company, antique stores, good shape, peeling

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cigar store indian, russell barnes, photo
Collectibles-General (Antiques): cigar store indian, russell barnes, photo

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dressing table, lennox st, tv cabinets
Collectibles-General (Antiques): dressing table, lennox st, tv cabinets, old newspaper clippings

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Id Claw Foot Table, memphis tenn, mfg co
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Id Claw Foot Table, memphis tenn, mfg co, lyon

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols & Stone Rocking Chair, rocking chair, grandmother
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols & Stone Rocking Chair, rocking chair, grandmother, time frame

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old fairbanks standard number 5 N. scale
Collectibles-General (Antiques): old fairbanks standard number 5 N. scale

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rubber Wheels, car wheels, joke
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rubber Wheels, car wheels, joke, job

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary Desk & Hutch, spindle, tennessee
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary Desk & Hutch, spindle, tennessee

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tom Boland Slot Machine, tom boland, totalisator
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tom Boland Slot Machine, tom boland, totalisator, brooklands

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden Rocking horse on platform
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden Rocking horse on platform

Collectibles-General (Antiques): I forgot to attach photo, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, herschell: The horse was produced by the Allen Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, New York around 1930. These are called half and half horses because they are made from both wood and aluminum. The appendages were made of aluminum to prevent damage to them as they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): furniture, real antiques, general antiques
real antiques, general antiques, birds eye: You answered your own question the knobs are Lucite , Lucite was invented in 1928 brought to the market in 1933 and the first time I have seen it was used on furniture was in the 1940s, in the 1950s lucite was used by a lot of manufactures. The other...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gas lamp, carl dreyer, iron lamp
carl dreyer, iron lamp, gas lamp: Hi Carl, I am not exactly sure of what you are asking. Yes, pictured is a old cast iron lamp post. It no longer has its head (glass dome and burner). If you land had prior railway use, then yes, it would have most likely been part of that arrangement....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Genuine Mahogany Furniture, mahogany furniture, genuine mahogany
mahogany furniture, genuine mahogany, initial appropriation: it is a chippendale style made in the 1921-1969. this is the period when the mahogany association was in operation. the number denotes the specific manufacturer, unfortunately there are no existing records remeining from the assoication. for me to get...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): German sewing scissors, sewing scissors, silvery sheen
sewing scissors, silvery sheen, fellow collectors: Hello Keith, Thank you for your query. It appears that you have dressmaker or what were also known as household shears . I am not familiar with this maker s mark but I have sent a few inquiries to fellow collectors in the hope that this mystery can be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gothic Cabnet, gothic revival, quality furniture
gothic revival, quality furniture, paste wax: This looks like a 19th century gothic revival cabinet that was made in France circa 1880 to 1900, I need to see a photo of the back of the cabinet, the inside of the door and a close up of the hardware, (the lock on front and the hinges from when the door...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Graf Coverlet, canadian folk art, google search
canadian folk art, google search, reputable antique dealers: My best suggestion would be to check with Canadian Auction Houses the handle this type of material. I m sure there are antique dealers in Canada that could possibly help as well. You might want to simply check the Yellow Pages for dealers in the Gasline...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand Rapids Table, christmas decorations, fred taylor
christmas decorations, fred taylor, jpg files: Bob - The numbers are internal factory coding that contain the style, wood, color, etc. They do not give a clue to age or destination. The company did not take individual orders from customers so the order number is probably from a retailer. If you can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gumball Machine, demo model, rummage sale
demo model, rummage sale, toy machine: Allan Your machine is basically a toy machine made for the home. It is similar to the Carousel machines that can be purchased at most department or drug stores. You can also count on finding a large number of these machines at any flea market. My guess...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gottlieb pnball, pinball machine, mechanical machines
pinball machine, mechanical machines, grand slam: Cheryl Unless you can read a schematic and are experienced working on electro mechanical machines, you need a professional. Look in your local yellow pages under amusements. There is probably a local operator that has a repair tech you could hire to come...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): green and white quilt, e mail address, feed sacks
e mail address, feed sacks, great grandmother: Hi Sharon; Your quilt is a variation of the Sunflower The only way I can date your quilt is from the green print fabric and that isn t always accurate. I believe that fabric is from the 1890 s but I think it could also be from the 1920 s, therefore...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gumball machine question, antique gumball machines, gum machines
antique gumball machines, gum machines, gum machine: Hi Brad, Thanks for inquiry regarding antique gumball machines. I am a collector of these machines and others that were operated by a coin such as old arcade machines. If you are looking for a reference book on old gum machines the book to get is Silent...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hall or Throne Chair, alligator skin, market auction
alligator skin, market auction, auction price: chances are that it was a lodge chair, or from a church. the damage to the coating on the surfaces is due to extreme changes in temperature and humidity over a long period of time. the coating looks to be original and the wood appears mahogany but parts...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hall table with cut out for fake flowers, tulip poplar, glass level
tulip poplar, glass level, sweet gum: it looks to be from the late 40s-60s. just another design to capture the retail market. at a resale shop or antique mall retail price would be around 85$. if it were mine i would consider cutting a groove or lip around the holes and inserting dark glass...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heirloom Bedroom Set, oak solids, sears catalog
oak solids, sears catalog, oak veneer: Krista – The bedroom set is not really a set. The bed and dresser do not exactly match. This is quite common from this period. The set is from the Golden Oak period of American furniture from 1880 to 1920 and this style is commonly referred to as “Golden Oak.”...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hinks & Sons electrified lamp, local market conditions, hinks
local market conditions, hinks, oil lamp: He Ellen, I suspect that you might have an outstanding lamp, albeit electrified. I am unable to value items as not only to do so from photographs is inappropriate, but I am unable to ascertain your local market conditions. I would be interested in seeing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale No 8, platform scales, scale platform
platform scales, scale platform, platform scale: Hi David, Patent number 67,908 of Aug 20, 1867 was issued to W W Reynolds of Brandon, VT and assigned to Howe Scale Co and covered the Links joining the bearings under the platform. We could not locate the other patent for your scale but it is likely that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scales, hopper scales, hopper scale
hopper scales, hopper scale, feed mill: Hi Daryl, We are sorry to have taken so long to answer; our computer has been down. The history of this Howe Scale Company may be found here: http://historicalpages.com/pdfs/Howe%20Center_final_web.pdf/pdfs/Howe%20Center_final_web.pdf . The 1896...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Huricane lamp, lincoln drape, aladdin lamps
lincoln drape, aladdin lamps, local market conditions: Hi, You have what is known as a lincoln drape Aladdin kerosene (or oil) lamp (it is not a huricane lamp) - likely made around the 1940;s. So long as the lamp has no chips or cracks they are sought after, particularly by collectors of aladdin lamps....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): help! period & style question, general antiques, french louis
general antiques, french louis, style question: This is not an Antique it is a reproduction of the French style Louis 15th but was made in the late 20th Century, circa 1980s at best. if you look at the underside you should be able to see that the wood is new and shows no age. The original form of this table...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hoosier cabinets, hoosier cabinets, spice holders
hoosier cabinets, spice holders, phillip kennedy: Kelly- If you can send me a photo of your cabinet in iys curent condition I will try to identify it using the book Hoosier Cabinets by Phillip Kennedy. If I can match it up I will send you a copy of the complete cabinet to guide you in reconstruction. You...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): IBM Dayton Scale Canada, dayton scale, berning
dayton scale, berning, magnifying glass: Hi, We are sorry for the delay in answering our computer has been down. The weights read down the center of the barrel, the pound per pound are read on the outside at the bottom of the rectangular front magnifying glass and the total price is read across...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ID style of chair(s), hog hair, french napoleon
hog hair, french napoleon, napoleon iii: In general you could call these French napoleon III style chairs, The tag tells me that these are reproductions made in American probably circa 1960. Specifically these a Americanized versions of Napoleon III style chairs because they are actually a mix of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Id Claw Foot Table, lion head, foot table
lion head, foot table, claw feet: This looks like an American made reproduction of an English 19th Century mahogany drum table, your looks like it was made in the 1960s but I would need to see close up photos of the foot, the underside of the table and the back of the drawer for me to tell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identifying antique waterfall set, french art deco, chifferobe
french art deco, chifferobe, type style: This looks like an American made chifferobe circa 1940, it has a mix of styles, it has a little French Art Deco and a little English 19th century style. I can not tell the wood type with this photo. but, I would value this piece around $100 dollars to $200...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Inlay Chiffioneer, auction price, insurance replacement
auction price, insurance replacement, insurance value: etagere this could be priced retail in a shop up to 7000 depending on the condition, insurance value higher, just as on the side cabinet or credenza, higher for insurance replacement. auction price 1/3. the one etagere shown here is as good as it gets;...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Iron Bed Rails, box spring mattress, foot board
box spring mattress, foot board, iron bed: Hi Wendy Nice to hear from you. The only safe way to do this bed for a toddler would be to simply attach the headboard to a regular bed frame and forget about foot board and rails at this time. This way you can use a regular box spring and mattress. They...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Irwin Chest of Drawers, sphinx head, chest of drawers
sphinx head, chest of drawers, top drawer: need to see a picture of the back, of the side of a drawer from the outside where the side meets the front, pic of the interior with a drawer out. bobklein1@cox.net, pics as attachments, pg files, sized to no larger than 1024 x 768, clear and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Italian Bed, renaissance revival, french renaissance
renaissance revival, french renaissance, 1880s: Why do you think this is Italian, this looks like a French Renaissance revival bed made circa 1880s, for me the Italians would have added much more carvings. Beds do not sell for a lot of money, I think this bed is worth between $300 and $400 dollars...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identity of rocking chair, age history, box seat
age history, box seat, fred taylor: John - That appears to be a Mission style chair from the Arts & Crafts period of the early 20th century. However, it is impossible for me to be sure from the one photo. I need to see the frame with the box seat removed, details of the rockers and side and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): inherited sewing things..., ink stain remover, antiques collectibles
ink stain remover, antiques collectibles, straight pins: Hello Heather. I would suggest two avenues for you: 1) If you can find a local antiques/collectibles dealer in your area, I would take all the items there to see if they would buy them in a lot; 2) You can sell them yourselves, on ebay. The items in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacobean Dining Set???, jacobean period, jacobean style
jacobean period, jacobean style, approximate value: the picture is too amall to tell much but it is from the 30s, is oak, and would sell retail in a shop for 2500 depending on the condition and area. it is jacobean style not jacobean period. these are generalll very well built and if maintained well...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Joni R Byler # 3658, byler, rocking chair
byler, rocking chair, joni: I have never heard of Jodi R. Byler but that is normal, craftsmen are maybe known in there region, if it is signed then he is proud of his work. Please send me a photo of the chair and I will try to tell you what style it is, what date it was made and maybe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): jackpot on my mills bursting cherry, Mills Castle Front, Antique Slot Machine
Mills Castle Front, Antique Slot Machine, Rol-A-Top: Once the main payout coin tube gets full then the coins should divert to the jackpot as the machine is played. If you just hit a jackpot then 20 coins were dispensed from the payout tube. Therefore, it will take at least 20 pulls before it starts to fill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kerosene lamp shade, kerosene lamp, magnetic lamp
kerosene lamp, magnetic lamp, lamp shade: Hi Shirley, Your lamp dates from around 1900 or thereabouts. It does not take a shade, but needs a chimney known as a B sized Eagle chimney. Plain (crimp top) $15.00 Etched (crimp top) $20.00 plus postage. A new wick would also be appropriate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lalique birds, lalique, cristal lalique
lalique, cristal lalique, lalique crystal: Hi Janet. From your description, the two birds you have are called Oiseau Pilmico Tete Basse and Oiseau Pilmico Tete Haute which means roughly Pilmico Bird heads down and heads up. The numbers you stated are the Cristal Lalique model numbers. They were designed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lane Funiture end table, paint and varnish remover, old rags
paint and varnish remover, old rags, stripping furniture: Hi Taylor Nice to hear from you. I am sending you the refinishing info. INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRIPPING FURNITURE The first thing you must do is assemble the material to do the job. The stripper is the most important item. I am hoping you can get CIRCA...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Larkin Co. Armoire, larkin co, professional restorers
larkin co, professional restorers, oak armoire: Hi Gabriele Nice to hear from you. Sounds to me like its possible you may have an oak piece from Larken which was given as premiums by the company. There is lots of info online about this company http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en%26q=Larkin+furniture+Co.%2C+Buffalo+NY%26meta=%26aq=f%26oq=...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Library chair help, colonial revival period, current market value
colonial revival period, current market value, insurance replacement: 1900-1920, figured birch stained with a water based dye to resemble mahogany. looks American to me, origin of manufacturer can not be determined without a label. this is a mix of styles as most are. empire, victorian, art nouveau and very nicely done...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Linen cupboard, linen cupboard, cuban mahogany
linen cupboard, cuban mahogany, open shelves: This photo tells me everything I need to know, this is 19th Century Linen press made circa 1880s. You should be able to get around 1000 pounds for this (in a good economy) for you to find out what is today s going price you will need to go to the upper floor...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lang cedar chest, lane cedar chest, woods canada
lane cedar chest, woods canada, neck of the woods: Hi Michael Nice to hear from you. The condition of these old chests determine their value. Just the age alone does not. They can run anywhere from $50.00 to $300.00 in my neck of the woods (Canada). Here is a site that may be of help. http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4794032_determining-value-lane-cedar-chest.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): How to put leather seat replacement on chair with upholstery tacks????, upholstery tacks, fake nails
upholstery tacks, fake nails, leather piece: Thanks for your question, The leather should be trimmed to be smooth. Do not try to fold it under as it will be too thick and crack over time. The nails can be placed any distance apart. Some use the continuous band which is fake nails heads with a opening...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Maddox Table, maddox table, jessica maddox
maddox table, jessica maddox, drop leaf table: Jessica - Maddox Table Co made hundreds of thousands of tables, most of them medium quality Colonial Revival reproductions such as the one you seem to have found. The name Maddox does have a premium atached to it. It was one of many furniture manufacturers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mahogany Association #288 Permoweld, spread wing eagle, foot boards
spread wing eagle, foot boards, oval ring: i would need a picture of the furniture to answer any questions as to age and style. the MA wa started in the early 1900s and lasted till 1969, all it did was affirm that the wood used was mahogany, the number indicated the manufacturer. all records have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mahogany Dinning Room Table, foot pedestal, general antiques
foot pedestal, general antiques, piece of furniture: Hi again Philip If you have the missing piece, this is an easy repair. If you don t a piece can be made. This can be fixed. Do you have a local wood shop near you. If you don t have the tools or skills to do this I would not attempt it. This is a nice...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mahogany desk, paint and varnish remover, mahogany desk
paint and varnish remover, mahogany desk, chemical gloves: Hi Ray Nice to hear from you. Most of the damage I see when folks attempt to do it themselves comes not from the finish they apply (it can be removed), but from aggressive sanding. A lot of folks expect the stripped wood should look like new after the finish...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Marquetry table with wheels, burl veneer, table cart
burl veneer, table cart, cart 3: I believe this to be from the 1900-1910s. it is a very nice piece, perhaps European but so many things were build here that reflected the European styles and forms an examination of the woods used would have to be made. that is the woods that are the secondary...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Miller c.1890's Lamp, student lamps, local market conditions
student lamps, local market conditions, miller and co: Hi Edward, Student lamps, particularly those made by Edward Miller and Co. are particularly collectable. Your lamp would not be pewter but nickel plating on brass. Value of something is extremely difficult to ascertain and depends not only on actual condition,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Music cabinet, bottom drawers, general antiques
bottom drawers, general antiques, music cabinet: Without a tag or makers mark, no one will be able to tell you who the manufacture is, There where a lot of manufactures in Michigan from the turn of the century until the start of WWII, it is a good guess, but just a guess. I do confirm that this was made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): marking on measure, copper, brass
copper, brass, iron: Hi Cathryn Without a picture or more details it is very hard to tell you exactly - but it seems likely from the marking on the front that you have a 1 pint measure or jug of some sort, and its also impossible for me to tell if its American or made elsewhere....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mersman table, narrow legs, mersman tables
narrow legs, mersman tables, history thanks: Elaine - Merman Brothers made nearly 30,000,000 tables, virtually all of them in the 20th century and most of those in the Depression era of the 1930s and post War 1940s. Your table is not an antique. If you contact me directly at info@furnituredetective.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mirror, mirror question, wooden mirror
mirror question, wooden mirror, general antiques: I can only see one photo because you can only attach one photo at a time. Thank you, this photo is in focus and I can tell you that this mirror was is a 20th Century reproduction. with closer photos and a photo of the back, I should be able to date this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Netherlands carousel, carousel horses, german horses
carousel horses, german horses, canvas oil: Thanks for sending along the addition photo. I can t put a value on these since I m not certain of their origin. In this depressed market, it s difficult to place a value on these as well. For the most part, collectors are not purchasing carousel art these...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols & Stone Rocking Chair, glue joints, yellow glue
glue joints, yellow glue, animal glue: it is a good thought to consider the effects of a non reversible repair. we like to think of always doing a repair that is re-treatable. a direct and blunt answer; to do this properly you must disassemble the chair. the preferred glue is hot hide glue...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): nickle plating, nickel surface, brass lamp
nickel surface, brass lamp, juno: Hi Greg, Best would be to research electroplaters in your area who work with nickel. I do not replate lamps when restoring them. If the nickel surface is unsatisfactory I recomend striping the nickel, returning them to a brass lamp, but ONLY if the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak Desk from Grand Rapids Book Case Co., mission style furniture, lifetime mission
mission style furniture, lifetime mission, oak desk: Colleen - Barber Brothers Chair Co and Grand Rapids Bookcase Co merged in 1911 producing the new company Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co. That same year it introduced a line of Mission style furniture called the Cloister line under the trade name Lifetime....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Official Sweepstakes Horse raceing game, horse raceing, game box
horse raceing, game box, racing game: Hi Mike, Yes I do have a bunch of information on this game, I did somewhat a gathering of information for something else and I have it all scanned on my computer. If you wouldn t mind writing me at Jackpot7@q.com, I email it all to you. Thank You Sincerely...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old buffet/cupboard "Richardson Furniture Co.", metal plaque, furniture co
metal plaque, furniture co, insurance replacement: A reference from my materials in 1919: George Richardson, of the Richardson Furniture Co., was returning from a vacation at Jackson, N. H., on August 29 when, owing to a washout, his car overturned when coming down a mountain. In trying to save the car, a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Civil War soldier toy bank, civil war soldier, toy bank
civil war soldier, toy bank, guard tower: Hi Jennifer, I don t do coin operated banks so I don t really want to answer you question on line so not to risk my feedback, on a subject that I do little with. But, for you Jennifer, I do have a few books and I also took some extra time before answering...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Tom's Snack Machine, crags list, snack vending
crags list, snack vending, snack machine: Hi Harold, These are not really old enough to be collectible machines, so value is what you can sell it for, and there is no value guide for them. There is an interesting web form on Tom s Snack Vending at: http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/m214097.aspx...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oil lamp, line auction, edwardian period
line auction, edwardian period, english origin: Hi Steven, From the photograph your lamp appears to be of late Edwardian period with a 1960 s or thereabouts replacement duplex burner, (either an electric one or has been converted to same). It would be a lamp of English origin. The shade is pleasant...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old balance scale, reproduction aspect, general antiques
reproduction aspect, general antiques, swan neck: Hi Thomas, It appears to be authentic in that it has tear drop shaped knives. Most modern, decorative scale makers don t bother with these and make them round. Your scale probably dates from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Hope this helps. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old chippendale style desk, chippendale style, drawer construction
chippendale style, drawer construction, construction side: it would not be 80s since the company was sold in the late 70s. dont let the work reproduction be too important, 99% of what we see are reproductions, some of which are 100 or more years old. what you have here is most likely from 1920-1940. send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old fairbanks standard number 5 N. scale, warehouse scales, brass weights
warehouse scales, brass weights, iron pillar: Hi Tommy, We are sorry to have taken so long to answer; our computer has been down. Your Dormant Warehouse Scale is shown in the 1905 Fairbanks scale catalog where it is described as follows: dormant warehouse scales. With tall iron pillar outfit. These...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old sellers table, porcelain steel, napanee
porcelain steel, napanee, hoosier: there is an unlimited amount of information on sellers, hoosier, napanee, and boone available online. actually too much to try to provide here. do the online research and you will find what you need. it is my opinion that they are not limited to 3 sizes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Paine Furniture writers desk, colonial revival style, mission style furniture
colonial revival style, mission style furniture, paine furniture: John - Paine Furniture of Boston is known primarily for its Mission style furniture and its Colonial Revival style pieces. The values vary widely between styles. If you can send me some clear photos of the desk I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can...

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Collectibles-General (Antiques): iron daybed, home economics class, general antiques
home economics class, general antiques, sweet gum: actually day beds did not have backs, not the early ones, late ones and modern ones do have the back along the wall like a couch of sorts. your folding bed is a day bed and is called in the old catalogs, expanding day bed and convertible day bed, not very...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pair of Antique Rosewood French armchairs, furniture wax, water wheels
furniture wax, water wheels, victorian side: thanks for the pictures first; care; use furniture paste wax on these, no oils. briwax in a dark color would be my choice or minwax dark paste furniture wax. these are 1870s and i believe American in origin. the fr comes from the style which many...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Paw Foot After Back, 1890s, armchair
1890s, armchair, paw: I confirm that your chair is a 19th Century Dutch made armchair that was made circa 1890s. The rocker rails were added sometime in the 20th century. you have made a very good deal by buying this chair for $12 dollars, now it is probably worth around $100 to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pepsi Vending Machine, crags list, pepsi vending
crags list, pepsi vending, pepsi machine: Hi Gary, WOW, nice machine, and worth a ton of bucks. You have a good one here Gary! From the book yours has a value of $2,800.00, can you believe it? If it was Completely restored the book gives it a value of $5,800.00. I am not saying you can sell it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Phoenix Chair Co. rocker #1905-43, paper rush, natural rush
paper rush, natural rush, beloved chair: Tammy - Your chair is a Colonial Revival loosely interpreted reproduction of a Philadephia Windsor chair, 1765-1790. A Windsor chair is a chair in which no vertical element runs continuously from top to bottom. All vertical elements terminate in the seat....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball Machine appraisal, antique gum peanut arcade slot machine mills watling caille pulver dice gambling roulette horse ra
antique gum peanut arcade slot machine mills watling caille pulver dice gambling roulette horse ra: Charles, My pinball machine price guide lists the value at $175-500 depending upon condition. The top price would be a working machine in very good condition including paint, backglass, etc...Most machines with normal wear in working condition would fall...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Please help identify these old chairs, iron accents, head bolts
iron accents, head bolts, polish furniture: These do look like Eastern European Arts and Crafts chairs made circa 1900 to 1920s, It is could be Chechoslavakia or Polish, I have seen the painted designs like this on Polish furniture. There is no historical value in these chairs, does it look like the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball machine, pinball machine for sale, sle
pinball machine for sale, sle: Hi Tommy, You must be mistaken here as to a pinball machine for sale, as I don t sell machines on this site, maybe it was a pinball machine that someone was asking me about it s history or value and I was providing them with that requested information....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball machine, Joyball, pinball
Joyball, pinball, pin table: Hi Tom, I seen your question here in the question pool, maybe I can help you. I can t find any information as to value, and maybe because this is a very early game and you do not see them traded to form an average value for it. So, as it goes, the value...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Repair Teak / Mahogany Table, warm soapy water, mahogany table
warm soapy water, mahogany table, mineral spirts: Try, in an out of the way place, to clean with mineral spirts and a fine Scothbrite pad[also called imatation steel wool. This should remove the sticky substance.It may leave a whit cloud which you can apply some Danish oil or similar product. As a side...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Image 6, cursive font, general antiques
cursive font, general antiques, history and value: This is a nice looking piece but for you to sell it for the most possible money, you should lightly sand the piece and then apply a very good paste wax with a brush then buff it with a wool rag. If I was you, I would also try to sell it directly to a decorator,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Resin wicker, resin wicker, cane and basket supplies
resin wicker, cane and basket supplies, wickerwoman.com: So sorry Sue, but I don t know of any place you can buy the resin wicker at all here in the States. That s one of the biggest drawbacks of purchasing the stuff--repair folks can t fix it withe like materials. You didn t mention whether yours was round material...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking-Carousel Horse, joining the air force, woodcarvers
joining the air force, woodcarvers, rocking horse: S&S Woodcarvers is still in business today in California. They re still making this same design of horse as well. I know when they sell these, they claim that they appreciate in value with time, but I ve never known that to be the case. The last time I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair, hurricane katrina, general antiques
hurricane katrina, general antiques, wife sally: and i need a picture of the whole chair from the front, side, an rear send the pics to this address-- bobklein1@cox.net send them as jpg files attached to the eamil and please include the original question with he pics so i will know what goes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rope Bed, mattress and boxsprings, rope bed
mattress and boxsprings, rope bed, fred taylor: Donna - That depends on how you plan to use it. If it has been converted to be used without the ropes you need both pieces, the box spring and the mattress. On the other hand if the bed is original and you plan to use it as a rope bed all you need is a mattress....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rubber Wheels, Baby Buggy Wheels
Baby Buggy Wheels: To my knowledge, there is no supplier of the rubber for the old buggies. The only idea I can think of is to go on ebay, on the taskbar, under categories, click on Antiques, scroll down to Home & Health, the first category is Baby Carriages & Buggies, you can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): replica?, e mail address, general antiques
e mail address, general antiques, worth 1000: i found the pics and had looked at them back when you sent them, thanks there are so many variables in specialty items that make one worth 1000 and the other worth 500. put it on ebay and protect it with a high reserve to get a feel for the market on this....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): restoring a finish, floor lamp, polishing lamps
floor lamp, polishing lamps: First, you need to get a magnet off the frig and test the lamp in several places. If it sticks, then it s iron. If it doesn t stick, it s pot metal, brass or copper but it also is probably plated. Many of these lamps were plated with an antique looking finish...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale, platform scales, dear bill
platform scales, dear bill, bass part: Hi Dana, Platform scales like you re describing were made by Fairbanks for many many years thus making them almost impossible to date. Many of these Fairbanks platform scales were painted blue with black bases and wheels. These types of scales were manufactured...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scales, pale yellow color, berning
pale yellow color, berning, detecto: Hi Linda, Detecto-Medic scales like yours were manufactured by Jacob s Brothers during the 1930s-1950s. Most of these scales were meant to be used in medical offices and were originally white. The paint tends to yellow with age. We suspect that your scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scissors, sewing tool, fellow collectors
sewing tool, fellow collectors, scissors: Hello Amie. Although scissors can be considered a sewing tool, I find no reference to anything like this in any of my reference books. I do not collect scissors myself, but if you don t mind, I ll send this picture to a few fellow collectors to see if they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scott Weighing Machine, polk city directory, wholesale grocer
polk city directory, wholesale grocer, state gazetteer: Hi Ron, The 1912 Topeka Section of the POLK S KANSAS STATE GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY Volume XII, 1912 (pages 906-956)(Chicago, Ill. : R.L. Polk & Co., 1911)lists: Scott Weighing Machine Co, David H. Martin pres, Herbert C. Kibbee, vice pres, Hugh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary, spray varnish, plywood panel
spray varnish, plywood panel, general antiques: This is not European and not from the 1930s, this is typical American made from the 1950s, from the photo first photo you can see that a spray varnish was used dating this to after the war, the reason that I know that this is American is because there is a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary Desk & Hutch, upper doors, colored paste
upper doors, colored paste, sweet gum: thats just crazy that no one wanted this. it is from the 20s-40s. is a secretary bookcase, the faces/fronts are mahogany ribbon stripe veneer (drawer and fall front). nice feet, serpentine base. goose neck or swan neck arch or broken arch with pediment...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Scissors, sewing scissors, twcny rr
sewing scissors, twcny rr, fancy pair: Hello Penny. Are you able to send me a picture of the scissors and the marks? I need to see them to be able to give you any kind of information. You can attach pictures to this forum or send them to me at bacchino@twcny.rr.com Hope to hear from you. Barb...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Shyver Cannon Fire Jr, exotic timbers, cannon design
exotic timbers, cannon design, cannon fire: Hi Jady, Did you look at the close up of the cannons at: http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4971 It looks like there may be a electric solenoid in the cannon that shoots against a pin, or uses its own armature as a pin to bump the pinball. I would think...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sideboard, general antiques, straight legs
general antiques, straight legs, cabinet doors: I do not need to see any more photos you sideboard it is an American made sideboard that is a reproduction of a 19th century French or Belgium sideboard. It looks like this was made circa 1920s to 1940. I would estimate this sideboard to be worth around $300...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sideboard, general antiques, dark stain
general antiques, dark stain, sideboard: this photo is much more telling, this is a reproduction from the 1950 s made in England, the dark stain on the inside of the cabinet and the edge of the door show me the patina of the wood. If you can take a photo of the underside by laying the piece on its...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine, machine models, toy bank
machine models, toy bank, 3dc: Hi Mike, Waco of Japan makes piles of different toy/bank different slot machine models over the years for selling mostly in Casino gift shops or in those many catalogs we all get in the mail, Like this WACO model here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Casino-King-Slot-Machine-by-Waco_W0QQitemZ350301078173QQcategoryZ66536QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m8QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DMW%26its%3DC%26itu%3DUCC%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine Inquiry, slot machine, model number
slot machine, model number, email: Hi Frank, I have never heard of a Yellow Submarine Slot Machine. Can you tell me anymore about it? Who was it made by?, maybe what year, and model number, if you can find one. Or, if nothing else, maybe you could email me photo s of it so I can figure it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Small German Horse, german horse, authentic piece
german horse, authentic piece, ebay: It s not an authentic piece. It s one of the most common of styles made by machine in the Philippines. These have been produced since the late 1970 s. Worth nothing as a carousel collectible but as a decorative piece it would be worth up to $100.00 on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Student lamp, lamp researchers, student lamp
lamp researchers, student lamp, many thanks: Hi Richard, It is not a brand of lamp that I am familiar with. If old, it would appear to have been altered - or it is a reproduction. I am just not sure either way. I lean towards the former (in which case l885 - 1895 or thereabouts). You might get...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scales, platform scales, rutland vt
platform scales, rutland vt, bottom base: Hi William, Patent number 440363 was issued on Nov. 11, 1890 to Fillmore Pearsons of Rutland, VT. It was for a counter poise for platform scales and was assigned to the Howe Scale Co. of Rutland. Most platform scales retail for $50-$200 depending on condition....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scales, berning, hi mike
berning, hi mike, e mail: Hi Mike, The only info we get about you is your name and question. We might be interested or know someone who is. Our Email address is: i-weigh-u@comcast.net and our contact info can be found on our website PennyScale.com . Hope this helps. Weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): seeking info on horse, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, aluminum head: The horse was manufactured by the Allen Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, New York, probably in the 1930 s or so. They were (and still are) used on portable carousels that travel to carnivals and fairs. Hence the aluminum appendages. Less chance of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machinea mills war bird, slot machine dealer, war eagles
slot machine dealer, war eagles, war bird: Assuming you mean it is a War Eagle and also assuming it is complete and not a reproduction then you can probably expect to get $500 - $800 from a dealer. If the machine is rusty or has split wood then expect less. If the machine is a reproduction then...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): spool bed, time knowledge, previous question
time knowledge, previous question, spindle: any wood can be repaired if one wants to spend the money for the time, knowledge, and skills needed to do the work. i still have no picture so i cannot help you further until i have good clear pictures sent to me as jpg files attached to the email. bobklein1@cox.ne...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): spool bed, footboard, jpg files
footboard, jpg files, restorer: without pictures i cannot advise you. any wood can be repaired if you are willing to pay for the proper skills, knowledge, and time from a competent restorer. pictures are needed ofthe bed, head and footboaard, rails, and the ares where the rails fit into...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table with drawer, berkey and gay, auction price
berkey and gay, auction price, paper labels: the style appears to be of the 1890-1910 style and the label comfirms that. although berkey and gay was a super company as to quality the items do not always bring a bring a premium price. i guess it is just the times... the drawer front looks to be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thimbles, silver birds, gold karat
silver birds, gold karat, brass gold: Hello Mark. Starting from the far left. 1. may be brass, gold plated or gold...I would need to see marks on the band or inside the top of the thimble to be able to tell you anything more. You could have it tested by a jeweler, which will tell you gold...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo public health scale, toledo model, honest weight
toledo model, honest weight, canadian coin: Hi Marian, We are sorry to have taken so long to answer; our computer has been down. A scale like your scale is pictured in our book Scales: a Collector s Guide on page 94 where it is described as follows: The Toledo model number 8300 T is a large...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scale, toledo scale, street arlington
toledo scale, street arlington, berning: Hi Dustin, We are sorry to have taken so long to answer; our computer has been down. Toledo Scale was located in Toledo, Ohio for many years and manufactured many different models of scales. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scale, toledo scale, industrial model
toledo scale, industrial model, street arlington: Hi Dustin, Your Toledo scale dates from 1945 based on its serial number. It is a heavy industrial model, classified by Toledo as a portable scale and the new model number in the 1960s was 2181. Retail value in working condition might be $200-$400. Hope...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo No Spring Scales, spring scales, berning
spring scales, berning, comcast: Hi Dennis, Based on the serial number 395109 your scale dates between July and November 1924. Toledo made many different models in their long history and we are not familiar with all of them by their numbers. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@Comcast.net...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tom Boland Slot Machine, Great Britain, Tom Boland
Great Britain, Tom Boland, slot machine: Hi Steve, I just spoted one like yours on ebay with lots of good photo s. It at: http://cgi.ebay.com/THE-WHITE-CITY-50-CENT-ANTIQUE-SLOT-MACHINE-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ260546338569QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca9c59f09 Or ebay item: 260546338569...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Troemner balance scales cira: 1920-1930, balance scales, john moses
balance scales, john moses, berning: Hi John, We are sorry to have taken so long to answer; our computer has been down. Troemner manufactured many different models of scales. Bob Depenbrok at Vintage Cash Register and Scale Company in California may have replacement pans for the scales....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): table, french napoleon, floral vine
french napoleon, floral vine, general antiques: This is a French Napoleon III period console table made circa 1870s to 1880s, The style is typical French Napoleon III style but it does have some design elements that are inspired from the Louis 16th style. Please explain your rating I do not understan...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tea table, black choker necklace, high heeled shoes
black choker necklace, high heeled shoes, white apron: you will have to send clear and in focus photos of the table to me at bobklein1@cox.net for help, there is nothing i can tell you from the description or photo shown. jpg files as atttachments clear in focus top view overall view underneath viewof...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): turn of the century buffet, quarter sawn oak, tiger maple
quarter sawn oak, tiger maple, tiger oak: leave the mirror alone, dont chance it, i am close, within 10 years and if the mirror has been replaced then the date on it wouldnt matter. you did not over pay, if i had this in my shop it would be priced 800-1000 and in some places higher, remembering...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): twin mahogany beds, paine furniture, mahogany beds
paine furniture, mahogany beds, silicone oil: i am not sure what the question is but here is some information. without pictures of the set i cannot offer any further info as to the wood species, style or age other than it is 1928-1943 according to company records. to spiff them up--DO NOT USE OILS--they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Unusual Side Chair - Bobbin Turned?, linen fabric, century pennsylvania
linen fabric, century pennsylvania, pennsylvania area: This is a beautiful example of 19th Century Pennsylvania hand turned chair, It was probably made circa 1870s, restoring the seat will only increase the value of the chair, as long as it is done professionally, how much did you pay for the chair? Please send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): USS Constitution Wood, uss constitution museum, uss constitution
uss constitution museum, uss constitution, certificate of authenticity: I have contacted the US Constitution Museum with the information and should have a reply soon. It is my thought that this has little monetary value but much associative value. Doing web searches may be of some help to you as well. when i receive a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): unusual chairs, unusual chairs, mail thanks
unusual chairs, mail thanks, wood slats: if you need any work in the ares use this guy, he knows what he is doing. i havent met him so i cannot comment on his personality. http://www.dsenterprisesinc.com/ incredible sofa it is 1920s and done with mahogany although the interior would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What is the value of my chair?, renaissance revival, signature check
renaissance revival, signature check, furniture repair: I think this is Belgium or French made circa 1880s, you need to look for a signature, check around the face and all the carvings, this is a Renaissance revival chair. Please send me a photo of the back and the underside of the seat. There would have been...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wilfrid Heusser Scale, heusser, glass cabinet
heusser, glass cabinet, proper evaluation: Hi Carey, We recommend Shannon s book The Assay Balance: Its Evolution and the Histories of the Companies That Made Them. It has several pages concerning Heusser and his company. Please send a photo of your balance to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Williams Pinball machine, Williams, pinball
Williams, pinball, pinball machine: Hi Dave, Glad To! Your Williams Four Corners pin ball machine was made and first released in October of 1952. It is a one player game and as for units made, this information is a little scratchy, records at this time show units made as at least 1,070...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden Rocking horse on platform, wooden rocking horse, authentic antiques
wooden rocking horse, authentic antiques, furniture stores: This should be easy to replace because it s not an authentic antique. It s a common knock-off imported from the Philippines. You see these on Ebay all the time. Unfortunately they usually are marketed as authentic antiques with a price tag to match. You...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): w & t avery scales, copper pans, knife edges
copper pans, knife edges, china plates: Hi Bill, Your scale is listed in our copy of Avery s 1880 catalog where it is described as follows: French pattern machines. 638.-Light pattern counter machine, (Roberval s principle), vibrating like a scale beam. For the use of confectioners, Italian...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker, painting wicker furniture, antique wicker
painting wicker furniture, antique wicker, dry wicker: Hi Wilma, How nice that you have such an old piece of our wicker furniture history and want to care for it. Did you attach a photo and it just didn t show up? If it s painting wicker furniture tips you are asking for, you can go to my website and read the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 168 year old couch, quick responce, general antiques
quick responce, general antiques, nail holes: This is the date and signature of the maker, this is a very important information, this needs to be shown to an expert in Irish furniture and you maybe able to find out who the maker was and it will add to the value of the piece. Bravo you have uncovered something...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANKER RZ, marguerite, irene
marguerite, irene, cordialement: Bonjour Marguerite, Merci pour votre requête. Malheureusement je n ai pas un manuel de la machine à coudre ANKER RZ, désolé. S il vous plaît envoyer une requête à: http://www.ismacs.net/home.html http://toystitchers.tripod.com/ J espère que quelqu un...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE? CHEST, glass knobs, wooden fences
glass knobs, wooden fences, antique chest: send a pic of the outside of the side of a drawer where the side meets the front pic of the hole the drawer comes out of pic close of teh wood showing the grain thanks renee bobklein1@cox.net include original question jpg files attached to ONE...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE SOFA, general antiques, arm chairs
general antiques, arm chairs, serafin: The leg in the back is strait and not carved, this could be a sign that this is a reproduction, I need to see close up photos of the underside where you can see the legs. It could be from the early 20th century, so keep on trying to send images, you may have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique armoire, antique armoire, french armoire
antique armoire, french armoire, crown molding: Yvonne, I apologize for taking so long to answer, I have been traveling and I did not have access to the internet. This is not a French Armoire, and it looks more like it was made in the beginning of the 20th Century, not before. But, I need to see more details...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Cast Iron Horse Drawn Ladder Truck
Although this is not my area of expertise, I do know a little about cast iron toys. The authentic ones will show wear in the areas that would move (i.e. paint missing from wheels, etc). Also authentic iron toys fit pretty exactly at the seams whereas reproductions...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chairs, general antiques, antique chairs
general antiques, antique chairs, style chairs: I confirm that this is not Eastlake but it was inspired by the Eastlake style, there are not enough carved details for this chair to be from the Eastlake period. This chair was made between 1900 and 1920, In it s present state the chair is worth between $100...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Curio, mirror glass, curio
mirror glass, curio, additional pictures: it is likely oak but would have to see a close pic to tell for sure. made around 1900-1915. most likely made in the grand rapids area. there is probably a date on the back of the mirror glass but i do not recommend taking the wood backing off to see. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique dining set, Phyfe, Hepplewhite
Phyfe, Hepplewhite, Federal: Your set was made in the Depression era of the 1930s. The wood on the china cabinet is fiddleback mahogany veneer. While the drawer pulls on the china are Hepplewhite style from the Federal period of the early 1800s, nothing else is early American or Sheraton...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique furniture
I need to see several close up photos of the details to tell you how old it is, I would need to see the underside of the table, the backs of any of the pieces, and a few close up of the stamps and markings. The company lasted for a longtime, so to know exactly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Oak Sideboard, antique oak sideboard, oak cupboards
antique oak sideboard, oak cupboards, dining room set: This looks like a Belgium or French sideboard made circa 1900, it could be a little earlier but I would need to see close up photos of the underside of the level where the drawers are, and a photo of the back. When the back supporting leg is flat it is a sign...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Partner's Desk, diy repairs, construction materials
diy repairs, construction materials, important factors: answered privately but some copied copied here for the benefit of others.--------------- it is what I thought. aside from being a fine desk, what you have is not as old das it appears. not to worry, the English pieces have some characteristics, like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Roll-top desk and top book case, antique roll top desk, roll top desk
antique roll top desk, roll top desk, mezmorizing: This looks very interesting, this could be a 19th century antique, I need to see as many photos as you have, you can only send one photo per message but you can send as many photos as you want. I would like to the the back, the underside, any carved details,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sterling Silver Thimble & Holder, ketcham mcdougall, bristle brush
ketcham mcdougall, bristle brush, tarnex: Hello Marybeth. The pattern on the band of your thimble is referred to as fluted octagon. It is one of the most prolific band pattern found on thimbles. This particular band pattern was first issued in the 1880s but was continuously produced over the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique wicker doll buggy, wicker doll buggy, wicker buggy
wicker doll buggy, wicker buggy, wire wheels: Hi Karnyne, Yes, I think that a bicycle shop would be your best bet to get the wire wheeled spokes repaired, since they are not the kind with wooden spokes. There are several bicycle shops in the Twin Cities, so finding one to help you shouldn t be a problem....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Avery Brass balance scales, balance scales, balance arm
balance scales, balance arm, berning: Hi William, We believe that your scale was manufactured to weigh tobacco. The E-R stands for Elizabeth II who began her rule in the UK in 1953. The scales were most likely manufactured early in her reign. Your weights are not bell weights rather they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): age/value of antique Macey book case, globe wernicke, furniture co
globe wernicke, furniture co, book case: Judith - Otto Wernicke patented the design for the elastic bookcase in the early 1890s. In 1893 he formed Wernicke Furniture Co in Minneapolis to produce the bookcases and in 1897 moved to Grand Rapids. In 1904 he helped start the Globe-Wernicke Co in Cincinnati...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, jenny lind, renaissance revival
jenny lind, renaissance revival, cellulose material: Paula - The chair was made around the turn of the 20th century. It is made of birch with a mahogany finish. That is called “simulated mahogany” and was correctly explained in the 1902 Sears catalog as being both stronger and less expensive than genuine mahogany....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chest, grit paper, antique chest
grit paper, antique chest, respray: wood is pine, originally covered with canvas and had leather straps around the outside, the lock is gone, had a tray inside originally this type is a fairly good seller since it is coffee table height and size. to pretty it up, sand with 220 grit paper....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dolls pram, antique doll collectors, doll pram
antique doll collectors, doll pram, antique dolls: you need to find a specialist in antique dolls, it could affect the value if you paint it, if it is a rare doll pram it could be worth a lot more to a collector if it was left in the original condition or if it was properly restored by a professional. For...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique love seat and chair, mahogany color, wood restoration
mahogany color, wood restoration, birch wood: you can see these pictured in manufacturers catalogs from the 1920s. they are great picees generally in birch wood stained to a mahogany color. in the condition shown they have little value due to the high cost of restoration. once done--PROPERLY--they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique oak buffet, duncan fife table, retro couch, curio, duncan fife table, antique oak
duncan fife table, antique oak, jpg files: Instructions to Questioner (optional, max 2000 chars) This appears on the Ask a Question page ATTACH A PICTURE of the item to receive an accurate, timely, and complete response to your query. Without CLEAR MULTIPLE VIEW pictures sized to max 1024 x 768;...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique poker table, illegal casinos, german kaiser
illegal casinos, german kaiser, vic australia: After closer inspection of the construction techniques used, I believe that you table was made sometime after WWII circa 1950. I would like to see close up to confirm my analysis but I will tell you what I think now with the photos I have seen. I think that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scales, antique scales, ebay
antique scales, ebay, berning: Hi Jeannine, Your Hanson model 1515 Parcel Post scale was manufactured by the company in their 1941 catalog where it was described as follows: Capacity fifty pounds by ounces. Computes postage for merchandise for all postal zones up to fifty pounds. Diameter...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scales, salter kitchen scale, salter scales
salter kitchen scale, salter scales, antique scales: Hi Sue, Since most Salter scales had friction fit pans on top it will be nearly impossible to find perfect replacements. Other candy type scoops can sometimes be bought from here: http://vintagecashregister.net/ . We currently have a few old tin scoops...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing stand, sewing table, women historians
sewing table, women historians, sewing box: Hello Zebbs, Thanks for the additional information. Tilt-top = the top of the cabinet opens. Yours seems to have a handle on the bag and I m assuming it is used to slide the bag forward so that the draped fabric bag is accessible. Value: antique and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique trunk, antique trunk, age style
antique trunk, age style, metal hardware: This does not look like it is Antique, it looks like it is made in the 20th century circa 1950, at the latest, please send me photos of some of the details and the inside and I will try to help you tell you the age. Please look closely at the metal hardware,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): armchair, general antiques, reproduction furniture
general antiques, reproduction furniture, nail holes: I look forward to see the photos under the fabric, what I am looking to see is if the wood has traces of old nail holes from where the chair was re-covered previously, also the color of the wood under the fabric. for now this does not look very old, because...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Champion / Kentucky 1949, pinball machine, ball games
pinball machine, ball games, bally: Hi Jodi, These were called one ball games, because in fact, you only shot one ball to play a game. Then if the horse you chose won, you d win coins or free games. The free play games are not worth as much as the coin pay ones. Assuming nice working condition,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bonzin & Sopransi, crane machine, french furniture
crane machine, french furniture, veneers: Philip, That s a tough one. I ve owned some of their cranes, but never knew which woods they were made from. The doors typically had butterfly veneers on them. You d have to find out what the common woods in french furniture were, and use the same. Sorry...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brearley Bathroom Scale, mike provenzano, butterfly image
mike provenzano, butterfly image, bathroom scales: Hi Jennifer, According to author Stan Hanssen in the Book of Scales ; Brearley started manufacturing bathroom scales in 1936 and became one of the most successful bath scale companies that entered the bath scale field selling under the name Counselor....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ballys nickel slot machine, bally manuals, slot machine
bally manuals, slot machine, slot macchines: Hi Rob, If you can find any information scribbled inside or if the casino didn t have there own Named glass put on the machine, there is not going to be any way to find out who owned it or where it was placed in service. I do have some old Bally records...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Calculating Scale, storage building, berning
storage building, berning, scale co: Hi Yale, Your scale might retail $150-$300. If you send your email address we can send you a copy of an article that appeared in Equilibrium, the journal of the International Society of Antique Scale Society. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse, fiberglass, e mail
fiberglass, e mail, paint: This appears to be a contemporary piece. It s not the design of any known maker. I doubt that it was ever on a carousel. What is it made of? It appears to be plastic or fiberglass from the photo, but that could just be the paint. It s not an antique, that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel horse, grandma, collectibles
grandma, collectibles, auction: This is not a carousel horse. It s from an Ark machine from the United Kingdom. The Ark machine carried many different animals, hence the name. As collectibles, these are not very popular. I ve seen them sell at auction for as little as $100 and as much...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carriage? Stroller?, wicker buggy, wicker baby carriage
wicker buggy, wicker baby carriage, wicker stroller: Hi Alex, Sorry Alex, but I m not able to tell you too much about your lovely carriage from the picture. The body looks to be made from round rattan reed wicker and appears to be in excellent shape with no damage. The chrome handle, undercarriage and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carved dresser w marble top, first glance, approximate value
first glance, approximate value, 1880s: At first glance this looks like a 19th century dresser made in Belgium or France circa 1880s, I would need to see detailed photos to confirm my analysis. I see this type of dresser in France and Belgium that sell for around 900 to 1600 Euros. If this is in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Columbia Family Scale, pat sept, columbia family
pat sept, columbia family, google: Hi Heidi, The history of Landers, Frary & Clark may be found here: http://www.toaster.org/landers.html . To find the patent for your scale search Landers, Frary & Clark scale here: http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en . Retail value might be $10-$75...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair, general antiques, chair legs
general antiques, chair legs, throne chairs: Your chairs have been recovered several times and the wood restored at least one time, they are actually older than I first thought, it looks like the chairs were made circa 1880s to 1900, I would estimate that the chairs are worth around $150 dollars each...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): copper haystack measure, copper, brass
copper, brass, iron: Hi Emily: The shape and construction + the fact that George IV reigned from 1820 - 1830 and measures from this period and earlier are extremely rare, and have different markings i.e. the H 15 verification is typical of the late 1800 s (at the earliest)...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Delgrave & Co Scales, borough of walsall, brass weights
borough of walsall, brass weights, degrave: Hi Gary, According to the Crawforth s new CD entitled : British Scale Makers 1620-1920: The Crawforth Index ; The Degrave Co. History was this: Read & DeGrave 1780-1781 Charles DeGrave ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Desk?, general antiques, bottom base
general antiques, bottom base, drawer handles: There is only one photo attached to this message because this site only allows you to send one image per message, so you will need to send several messages. I can see very clearly from this photo that this is a reproduction that was made circa 1950s at the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detroit Scale, joseph hopkinson, capacity fan
joseph hopkinson, capacity fan, computing scale: Hi Tim, Patent number 728577 was issued to Jacob Hotsapillar of Dayton, OH on May 19, 1903 and assigned to the Computing Scale Co of Dayton. It covered a beam top computing scale. Patent number 837084 was issued to Phillipp Georg Van Der Lippe of Vienna,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dixie dresser, lexington north carolina, north carolina business
lexington north carolina, north carolina business, dixie furniture: 1950s. blond mahogany. this style was very popular in the 50sas was the blond both in mahogany and oak. these sell in shops form 250 retail in good condition. dixie furniture was in lexington nc. Lexington Furniture began as the Dixie Furniture Company...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dutch wardrobe, baltus, wardrobe
baltus, wardrobe, 1940s: Your wardrobe is Dutch and the date 1884 is when the manufacture was started, your wardrobe looks like it was made circa 1940s, but I need to see the base of the wardrobe and close up of some details (carvings, hardware & a photo of the back) to confirm my...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): desk identification, soss hinges, general antiques
soss hinges, general antiques, sweet gum: i did receive the photos, thanks. they only confirmed what i already thought, that this is a manufactured piece combining a martha washington sewing stand with a spinet desk made around the 1930-40s. without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): E1348 Bally's Pure Gold, Bally Slot Machine, Manual
Bally Slot Machine, Manual, Manuals: Hi Lisa, Your lucky you figured how to get the mechanism out with the handle stuck down, that can be tricky, good job! This test handle your referring to was made to operate a mechanism when it was placed in a Bally tester unit. Yes, there a very good thing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): English Fireplace photos, italian renaissance furniture, english fireplace
italian renaissance furniture, english fireplace, wood paneling: I think that this has a decorative value and an antique value, I am not able to judge the sentimental value, To find a fireplace like this today in Europe it would cost around 6,000 Euros to 15,000 Euros. The faces are just typical faces you will find on italian...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks scale, fine fabrics, general antiques
fine fabrics, general antiques, leaf design: Hi Andrea, Most collectors like to decide themselves whether or not to clean their scales. Some collectors repaint and polish scales so that they are better than new. Others prefer to leave the scales as found so that the natural aging and patina are left...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture key, slant top desk, cabriole legs
slant top desk, cabriole legs, mortise locks: This is a hard question to answer easily. They best way to get a key would be to remove on of the locks, keeping in mind how long the key would need to be to reach the lock, and take it to an antiques market like the big 3 day outdoor shows and look for a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture Style / Value ?, furniture style, style details
furniture style, style details, dining table: These are American made chairs with a mix of European style details from different periods, it looks like it was made after 1900 but I would need to see close up photos of the underside of the seat to tell you more, is there anything you would like to know...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse, many horses, cattle
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse, many horses, cattle

Collectibles-General (Antiques): copper haystack measure, jug
Collectibles-General (Antiques): copper haystack measure, jug

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Information on Sligh Desk, sligh, 1960s
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Information on Sligh Desk, sligh, 1960s, desk

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lalique blue Jardiniere, haiti, ebay
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lalique blue Jardiniere, haiti, ebay, comcast

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak Buffet, Duncan Phife table, plant stand, retro couch
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak Buffet, Duncan Phife table, plant stand, retro couch

Collectibles-General (Antiques): raised carved marble french ladies universelle exposition of 1889, marble one, ornate frame
Collectibles-General (Antiques): raised carved marble french ladies universelle exposition of 1889, marble one, ornate frame, french ladies

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scales, torsion balance, balance scales
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scales, torsion balance, balance scales, prime customer

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toms Peanut vending machine, coin box
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toms Peanut vending machine, coin box

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gottlieb drop a card, mata hari pinball, pinball machines
mata hari pinball, pinball machines, ballpark estimate: Hi James, There are so many things that go into determining the price of a game, and since I don t have much information to work with, I ll give you a ballpark estimate. Drop a card in average working condition would be $400 and Mata Hari would be $1400....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Huntley Dining Chairs, winston salem nc, dining chairs
winston salem nc, dining chairs, antique value: Olivia - Your chairs are not antique. They appear to be from the early 1960s, made of walnut. B.F Huntley was in Winston-Salem, NC and owned the forests from which it harvested lumber to make its furniture. It was a medium grade producer. While there is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hand carved & painted carosel horse, fredricksburg texas, thick brass
fredricksburg texas, thick brass, brass pole: It is my experience that contemporary figures decrease in value over time. I d say that in this market you would be lucky to find someone to pay $500 for a piece like this. It s a fairly simple carving. An antique horse in this style would only fetch $2,000...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): health o meter scale, health o meter scale, health o meter scales
health o meter scale, health o meter scales, berning: Hi Opel, Continental Scale Works manufactured many Health-O-Meter scales with glass over their dials. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can properly evaluate your scale. Thanks. Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Berning ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Information on Sligh Desk, america in the 1950s, sligh desk
america in the 1950s, sligh desk, photos: I apologize for taking so long to answer, I have been traveling and I did not have access to the internet. Please send me more photos of some of the details, this looks like a desk that was made in America in the 1950s but I need to see detailed photos to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identify Windsor chair, natural rush, windsor chair
natural rush, windsor chair, vertical element: Pam - A Windsor chair is a chair in which no vertical element runs continuously from top to bottom. All vertical elements terminate in the seat. Your chair is a Colonial Revival reproduction of an English sack-back Windsor from the late 18th century. http://www.bobdillonwindsorchairs.com/sackback.htm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacobean Dining Set, colonial revival, elizabethian
colonial revival, elizabethian, sideboards: it is fron the 1920s. jacobean, tudor and elizabethian are not inaccurate. dont get to hung up on the terms, calling it colonial revival is more accurate. following that, william and mary and jacobean. all good. i cannot determine the wood frm the photos....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James Geddens & Co Scale, spring scales, mid 1900s
spring scales, mid 1900s, berning: Hi Gina, John Chatillon & Sons started manufacturing scales in 1835 and is still in business. Through the mid 1900s they specialized in spring scales of all types. It is impossible to determine what scale you have from the Chatillon line. Please send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): John Widdicomb bedroom Set, john widdicomb, collectible category
john widdicomb, collectible category, deceased mother: i can only speak to what i can see. retail in a shop the pictured item would be priced at 4-500 depending on the point of sale. widdicomb company did and does build stylish and good quality furniture unfortunately the mid century items have not fallen...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lalique blue Jardiniere, lalique, haiti
lalique, haiti, blue: Hi Betsy. I found it. The bowl is indeed named Haiti. It is pictured in the book Lalique Par Marie Claude Lalique (1988) on Page 179. The bowl was created in 1957, and has not been made for a long time. After the death of Rene Lalique in 1945, the modern...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): louis xv, general antiques, detail photo
general antiques, detail photo, serafin: Sarafin, I apologize for taking so long to answer, I have been traveling and I did not have access to the internet. But, I would like to see the other side of this part of the chair, for me this was made after 1950 but with more photos I will be able to tell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Marble? Universelle Exposition, artistic creation, additional photos
artistic creation, additional photos, amount of money: That is great that this is an original, I have seen many fakes, since it is not signed it is certainly what would be considered original Universelle Exposition memorabilia and it was sold to tourist so it was not a artistic creation, so it is not considered...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills Hightop Bonus alignment procedure, Mills Manuals, slot manuals
Mills Manuals, slot manuals, slot machine manuals: Hi Rob, Nice machine you have there! There is a great manual with a section devoted to the Mills BONUS High Top unit just like yours, at the end of this huge manual. You can get it at: http://jackpot7.freeyellow.com/page21.html And look for this one:...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak Buffet, Duncan Phife table, plant stand, retro couch, duncan phife, colonial revival
duncan phife, colonial revival, american colonies: Diana - Your buffet is Jacobean style, named for King James I of the early 17th century. The Latin term for James is Jacob. The style is readily identifiable by the large bulb turnings on the legs. It was popular in the American colonies in the late 17th and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old thimble, sewing kit, ww11
sewing kit, ww11, thimbles: Hello Donna, Thanks for including the photo. Without handling the thimble, my guess would be that it is from around the 1920 s. The thimble is cast (note the seam) and it is a utilitarian thimble. Could possibly have been part of a low-end sewing kit but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Phoenix Chair Company Rocker, history of the chair, mid 1930s
history of the chair, mid 1930s, farm auction: it is an oak, mission style rocker from 1920, the seat covering is likely a replacement but is appropriate for the chair. new it sold for around $5, today retail in shop it would be priced at 350. interesting, today a couple brought an oak rocker with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): PJ Carousel Horse "Spike", antique carousel figures, ebay
antique carousel figures, ebay, carousel horse: I specialize in full size antique carousel figures. I don t know anything about the miniatures. Wish I could refer you to someone but I don t know of anyone that could help. Maybe you could check ebay for selling prices if similar pieces. Bruc...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): US Postal scale, beam scales, postal scales
beam scales, postal scales, rutland vt: Hi Rita, Howe started business in Brandon, VT in 1835. That plant burned so Howe moved to Rutland, VT and were in that location through the early 1980s. Howe manufactured these small postal beam scales with a fishtail base for many years making it almost...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): peanut dispenser, Pulver, Chester Pollard
Pulver, Chester Pollard, Hoot Mon: Hello, your machine sounds like it could be made by the Columbus Vending Company, but I would really have to see a picture to tell you exactly. If you would like to send a picture, my e-mail address if n2coinop@aol.com. I could also give you an accurate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Re-webbing antique sofa, deck screws, general antiques
deck screws, general antiques, wood screws: to tie the springs the cover will have to come off all the way to the top of the springs--you may not want to do that. if you go that far then do it all!! tying springs means using cord and tying them at the top coil from front to back to each other with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Restored Cavalier Vendor, machine questions, vending machine
machine questions, vending machine, excellent condition: Sorry Nicole, I don t do vending machine questions as I stated in my expertise. When I try to help people with this I get poor ratings in my feedback, just for trying to help, so I don t do soda vending questions anymore here to prevent low or bad feedback....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ROUND LEATHER CHAIR SEAT, van dykes restorers, creative engineering
van dykes restorers, creative engineering, chair seat: Tim - It looks like 15in seats are hard to come by. You probably will have to buy a 16in or 18in seat and cut it. Here the choices at Van Dykes Restorers, www,vandykes.com. http://www.vandykes.com/search?sSearch=fiber+seat&x=14&y=6 Sometimes that s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Robert the Bruce rubbing, sentimental value, 19th century
sentimental value, 19th century, truth: The truth is that there is not much value in rubbings made so late, there were 10 of thousands of rubbings made of this image since the 19th century, it is more a sentimental value and decorative value for the owner. The frame would be worth more than the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair, general antiques, wood pieces
general antiques, wood pieces, good shape: I know the caning on the top looks old but the underside looks like it has been replaced, I think that when someone added the two wood pieces on the underside, because the caning was torn and restored. The rest of the wood does look like the chair was made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): raised carved marble french ladies universelle exposition of 1889, french ladies, photo one
french ladies, photo one, wood construction: One of the things that bothers me is the frame, it looks like it is not the same quality and that it is not the same date of manufacture if it is real marble, please send me a photo of the back of the frame so I can see the wood construction techniques...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): raised carved marble french ladies universelle exposition of 1889, exposition universelle 1889, general antiques
exposition universelle 1889, general antiques, french ladies: I have seen very similar pieces but the ones I have seen were all fake, they used resin mixed with marble powder and it give a realistic marble look, you need to take a lighter and try to burn the back, if it is marble it will not damage the marble it will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): recently aquired wicker, wicker baskets, computer keyboard
wicker baskets, computer keyboard, loose pieces: The baskets can be cleaned in two ways, you may want to use both.You can wash them in the kitchen sink using the sprayer[if you have one] to wash the dirt off with warm water and medium pressure.If they are Very dusty, you can get a can of air like for using...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, wicker rocking chair, wicker rocker
wicker rocking chair, wicker rocker, manufacturer's lable: Corine, Most likely the writing on the bottom of your wicker rocker was done by the person that put the final finishes on the piece. The wicker pieces were made in assembly line fashion and this one looks to be number 130 of a series of 1,000 in that particular...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale Identification, berning, fire extinguishers
berning, fire extinguishers, retail value: Hi Linda, It appears that it was manufactured to weigh Fire Extinguishers but since we have never seen this particular model we can t say how it works or exactly what it is for. Retail value might be $30-$50. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale Identification & value, scale collectors, computing scale
scale collectors, computing scale, magnificent piece: Hi Mona, Everything anyone ever wanted to know about scales like yours including the dates, operation and patents can be found in the article Remarkable Moneyweight Scale , by B F Smith, that was included in issue number 1, 1998 of Equilibrium , the journal...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scales, iron scales, torsion balance
iron scales, torsion balance, glass containers: Hi Shirley, Torsion Balance manufactured these porcelain over cast iron scales to test cream. Each holder is meant to contain a Babcock cream test bottle. These scales were manufactured in the early 1900s. Be careful with the scale as the value is far...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sears & Roebuck thread, wooden spools, thread spools
wooden spools, thread spools, sewing notions: Hello Kimberly, To the best of my knowledge, Sears & Roebuck did not make thread. As with many other companies, they had items made for them with their label. I suspect this is the case with your thread spools. A few of the thread cases were also made by...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewhandy Sewing Machine, singer featherweight 221, sewing machine company
singer featherweight 221, sewing machine company, toy sewing machine: Hi Rebecca Your Sewhandy was manufactured somewhere between 1929-1931 by The Standard Sewing Machine Company of Cleveland Ohio. Standard also produced the same machine for General Electric. The Sewhandy was the first true electric portable machine weighing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewhandy toy machine, sewing machine, gold letters
sewing machine, gold letters, demensions: Hi Tina You have a very nice little machine, I have quite a few Sewhandy s in my collection. Your machine was made around 1953 that is when Singer changed the name of the 20-10 to Sewhandy. Although the Sewhandy was intended as a children s toy it is very...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Singer 20-10 Blue, cardboard boxes, red sister
cardboard boxes, red sister, dollar range: Hi Anita Your right, your machine is pretty rare. I have a large collection myself and still don t have a blue machine. Your machine has a case which does increase value further more because most 20-10 s came in cardboard boxes only. The machine is in lovely...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spanish Chair, brass finials, paul booth
brass finials, paul booth, first glance: I need to see detailed close up photos to give you the age and value, This is a spanish chair and at first glance it looks like it was made at the end of the 19th century or as late as the mid 20th century. but if you send me detailed photos I will be able...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spillman Zebra, zebra question, carousel auction
zebra question, carousel auction, carousel animals: The seller is correct. The Spillman Zebra does NOT have a saddle and the head is raised in the stargazer position. Keep in mind ... because of the simplicity of this figure, it is one of the most popular to reproduce. There are many exact copies out...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standers without poles?, william manns, painted ponies
william manns, painted ponies, pole hole: From the crude carving that I see from your pic, this is probably an inexpensive import. The value is up to the potential buyer. I wouldn t pay $100 for it, but if you like it, offer what it s worth to you. It s not an investment piece, so the value is totally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stickley "Quaint" occassional chair, mission style furniture, stickley brothers
mission style furniture, stickley brothers, covered porch: Mary - Your Stickley Brothers chair was part of the Quaint line of Mission style furniture made by Stickley Brothers from around 1903 to the early teens. In good condition with original finish your chair would sell at auction in the $300 range but your chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scale, paul salter, salter housewares
paul salter, salter housewares, plastic casing: Hi Paul, Salter started manufacturing scales in 1760 and are still in business but are currently owned by U.S.-based HoMedics. With distribution throughout the U.S., U.K. and Canada, Salter Housewares still weighs in at No. 1 on sales for bathroom scales...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): small postal scale, mail scale, us post offices
mail scale, us post offices, southwest airlines: Hi Jeannine, Triner started manufacturing scales in Chicago in 1897 and their line included small and large beam scales like your Air Mail Scale as well as fan top computing scales. At one point they even had a contract with the US Post Offices to supply...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sofa, white fabric, general antiques
white fabric, general antiques, construction technique: The answer to your question is under the white fabric that is stapled on the underside of the chair. if you want to know the answer you will have to pull some of the staples out and fold back some of the fabric and take a photo. You can then staple back the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): stripping antique wicker....lead paint removal, lead paint removal, antique wicker
lead paint removal, antique wicker, loose paint: Your welcome for the advice. She may be right in your area that there are laws covering the lead paint issue, but it can be removed safely and disposed of properly. I also wonder how she determined it was lead paint? Did she test it with a test kit? ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thread Dispenser, bridget mcconnel, antique needlework tools
bridget mcconnel, antique needlework tools, sewing implements: Hello Tim. This item is referred to as a sewing clamp or a pin cushion clamp or a vice with pincushion. This type of sewing clamp was used in place of a sewing bird . The clamp would be screwed onto a table and hold fabric that was pinned to the cushion,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toms Peanut vending machine, vending machine, candy machine
vending machine, candy machine, coin box: Mari, The model that I have is more like a Stoner candy machine. I have seen this particular model but have never examined closely. My only suggestion which you mave have already tried is to open with the key the glass front and bottom door and then put...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): toy sewing machines, toy sewing machines, singer featherweight
toy sewing machines, singer featherweight, ruby lane: Hi Mia Luckily the Singer Featherweight is a common machine that was made in the millions. Singer produced them from about 1934-1971. There were also different models like the 222K which was a free-arm machine very rare the 221J a beige colored machine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): the unknown chair
This chair was made circa 1900, it could be 10 years in either direction, it is inspired by a American style of Furniture but I think it was made later than when the movement first began, and probably made by a small manufacture, but I would need to see some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of pinbal machine, pinball machine, production game
pinball machine, production game, export model: Hi Don, That s a tough one. Slap Stick was a very low production game, although Bally made even lower production games(you wonder why they built them!). The game appears to have been an export model, as most of them show up in Europe, but a lot of new old...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): VINTAGE CHEST OF DRAWERS, thin coats, chest of drawers
thin coats, chest of drawers, tung oil: Sarah - Wax of any sort is never a finish. It is a dressing applied to a surface finish. If applied over bare wood it prevents the application of any other finish in the future without extensive further preparation. Oil also is not a finish. It is a lubricant....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Political Thimble, wisconsin state senate, political slogan
wisconsin state senate, political slogan, political memorabilia: Hello Missy, Thank you for your query. Political memorabilia is very collectible but there are certain criteria. 1. The condition of the item, no matter the piece. 2. How popular that person was politically 3. How many times they were re-elected...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Sewing Needles, sewing machine needles, sewing needles
sewing machine needles, sewing needles, embroidery needles: Hello Terry. Needle packets are collectible but since they were made in mass quantities they don t have an awful lot of value. Plus condition (papers not worn and needles complete) must be mint for a collector to want to add a certain packet to their collection....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage toledo commercial scales, commercial scales, toledo scales
commercial scales, toledo scales, toledo model: Hi Nancy, Unfortunately we do not have the ability to identify every Toledo model by number. The serial number you supplied dates your scale to the late 1800s or early 1900s prior to 1903. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Windsor bow back chair, dark mahogany, white paint
dark mahogany, white paint, factory style: with the marks on the bottom you would think there would be a label. those numbers are telling the factory style and finish. it is 1920s, probably birch wood stained dark mahogany with a water based stain. nice bench, would be priced at 350-450 at an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Just wanting to know what this may be worth ty, vending, reproductions
vending, reproductions, gum: Hi, They made different versions and reproductions, so it s hard to say exactly what you have, but I like the machine and if original, I typically pay around $3000 for the machine. I can give more info if you email me pics at: coinoplibrary@comcast.ne...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker baby stroller, Lloyd Loom wicker baby carriage, wicker stroller
Lloyd Loom wicker baby carriage, wicker stroller, Lloyd Loom wicker: Hi Leah, Sorry, but as I state in my bio here on AllExperts.com, I am not a certified wicker furniture appraiser and therefore do not give them. When you are wondering what the baby stroller may be worth you are asking for an appraisal, whether you realize...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Is this wicker chaise old?, wicker chaise lounge, wicker chaise
wicker chaise lounge, wicker chaise, reproduction wicker: Hi David, Well, as a matter of fact this is the only place that I answer wicker questions on a volunteer basis. It takes a great deal of my time to answer them and on my website I now, after over 11 years online, have started charging a consultation fee...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker furniture, wicker furniture, antique wicker
wicker furniture, antique wicker, paper fibre wicker: Juanita, were you unable to post a picture of your Karpen wicker pieces because of a problem here on the site, or are you unable to take a picture of them and that s why you can t post the picture? If there s a problem on this end, it should be reported so...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): williams music mite tabletop jukebox, jukebox, slot machine
jukebox, slot machine, parts: Hi Jim, Not doing this before I can t tell you for sure, but almost anything can be done if the desire is there! Have you check with any of these sources: My Friend Bill, great for original used jukebox parts; http://www.jukebox-parts.com Bill Butterfield...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): woodbine cigarette machine, kirsty mitchell, cigarette machine
kirsty mitchell, cigarette machine, coin operated machines: Hi Kirsty, Your Wild Woodbine machine originates from England. There are at least two different versions of this machine, one metal, the other a wood cabinet. Your wooden cabinet version is the more desirable (in my opinion). That said, English machines...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1904 Anderson horse, galloping horses, factory paint
galloping horses, factory paint, happy holidays: I m afraid I don t know of any appraisers in your area. Appraisals can be done via photo. If you d like to send me one I d be happy to give you current replacement value. Generally speaking English galloping horses by Anderson and all other carvers are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1937 Red Top Crane, Pulver, Mills novelty Co
Pulver, Mills novelty Co, Exhibit supply: Hello, pricing would really depend on condition of the machine. If you could send me a picture, I could give you a pretty accurate price. My e-mail address is n2coinop@aol.com Thank you Bob 630-408-8808 PS. If you are looking to sell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1940's? Bedroom Suite, waterfall design, manitoba canada
waterfall design, manitoba canada, style furniture: i cannot give values of something which i have not seen, send pics of each piece to me at bobklein1@cox.net, clear and in focus, full view, jpg files as attachments to ONE email, include the original question this is 1930s, the term waterfall is due to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1971 Seeburg Jukebox, Juks, jukebox
Juks, jukebox, record player: Hi Lauren, The solid state jukebox s just haven t seen collectable status yet, the collector jukes end around 1968. So, the value in yours is for the game room or the person that wants a very good place to store and play their 45 s. Value is in the 400.00...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1980s Hershel Spielman Carousel Horse, north tonawanda new york, antique carousel
north tonawanda new york, antique carousel, carousel horse: This is indeed a Herschell/Spillman horse. It was produced at their factory in North Tonawanda New York around 1915 to 1918. The company wasn t in business in the 1890 s so it s not possible that it s from that period. In the current market, this model would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 drawer dresser, mahogany wood, general antiques
mahogany wood, general antiques, drawer dresser: as stated, there were thousands of manufacturers in operation so without a label there is no way to ever determine the manufacturer. it appears that a couple of inches were cut off the legs at some time. as shown in a shop pricing would be at 250-300...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique bedroom furniture, antique bedroom furniture, walnut veneer
antique bedroom furniture, walnut veneer, headboard: the bed is eastlake style and is walnut with some burn walnut veneer, the other pieces should be the same. the bed has been altered the washstand i cannot see well and the dresser not at all send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net for further info jpg...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Desk Question, roll top desk, s curve
roll top desk, s curve, antique desk: you will never know the maker without a label. there were thousands of manufacturers in operation. 1890-1920. it is oak, it has been refinished, but there are some areas that need to be addressed, not critical but need attention. picture 007 shows the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Drop Leaf Table, drop leaf table, tulip poplar
drop leaf table, tulip poplar, sweet gum: i will need pictures of the top, each section, and of underneath the top boards. the pics must be clear and in focus showing detail of the wood grain on the top. underneath i need to see any tooling marks and the mechanism that supports the leaves. the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dry Sink, larry brink, tulip poplar
larry brink, tulip poplar, general antiques: looks like cherry wood and tulip poplar made around 1850-70 towel bar and brackets are replacements drawer has hand cut dovetails, bottom of drawer is one board wide and cut rather than planed to fit into the drawer sides cleaned up and the towel...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Gottlieb Penny Arcade Grip Tester, Arcade games
Arcade games: Hi June, Thank you for writing, and what a nice machine you have there. Outside of the information you have on it I don t have much to add. I see different testers like yours and have some information but just not on you model. However, I did find one while...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Gottlieb Penny Arcade Grip Tester, grip tester, penny arcade
grip tester, penny arcade, pinball machines: Hi June, Dave Gottlieb made the grip tester in 1927, and ran a route of the machines in Texas, until the next year when he relocated to the capitol of coin op manufacturers, Chicago. There he continued to make the grip testers, becoming the largest maker...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Loveseat, tete a tete, sears catalog
tete a tete, sears catalog, love seat: Ed - I hate to tell you but your upholsterer is correct. The love seat is not supposed to have hump in it. A very similar love seat to yours is shown in the 1902 Sears catalog on page 785 - sans hump. Here are two views of another one that recently sold...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Penny Arcade Grip Tester, antique gumball peanut machine, slot machine mills caille watling jennings fey
antique gumball peanut machine, slot machine mills caille watling jennings fey, wanted penny arcad: June, The grip tester your dad has usually sells for $100-300 depending upon condition. If it is complete and works properly, I would value it in the middle of the given price range. Email me directly at buck@nvc.net and I can help you sell it. By the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Horse w/Springs.., wonder horse, rocking horse
wonder horse, rocking horse, carousel: This is a Wonder Horse made anytime between the late 1950 s and early 70 s. You can typically find these at yard sales for an average price of $25.00. People don t generally collect these. Crafters remove the plastic horse from the metal stand, drill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sofa, empire style, mahagony
empire style, mahagony, detail work: My first impression is that this is an American made reproduction made circa 1970s to 1980s, but I need to see more details, the back leg, a close up of the front leg, and a close up of the carving on the top back, the legs are inspired from the empire...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique scale, pelouze scales, rubbermaid incorporated
pelouze scales, rubbermaid incorporated, pelouze scale: Hi Treva, W. N. Pelouze had several patents before he started his Pelouze Scale and Manufacturing Company in Chicago around 1903 (the company website www.Pelouze.com states Since 1894 Pelouze has been recognized throughout the world as the leading manufacturer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique side chair, side chair, thrift shop
side chair, thrift shop, chairs: it is walnut around 1890. single chairs dont bring much as they have limited use. around 125 retail in a shop. unfortunate since that is what the cane in the seat costs, you would think the chair would be more. eastlake victorian in style and perio...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Wardrobe, Memphis Manufacturing Company, antique wardrobe, sweet gum
antique wardrobe, sweet gum, rough value: you have a 1920s chiffrobe made of sweet gum wood which was refinished at some time. fair market value in a retail setting is right at 400. this is a variation of the basic style of chiffrobe. most have a long door on one side with a small door on the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique carousel horse, pony tail, carousel horse
pony tail, carousel horse, glass eyes: Sorry to report that what you have is a very common, machine made knock off from the Philippines. These have been made since the late 1970 s, early 1980 s when carousel collecting started to become popular. It really has no value as a collectible. There...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, colonial revival period, american manufactured furniture
colonial revival period, american manufactured furniture, construction measurements: you will never know who made it without a label. this was factory made in the USA and without the label there were thousands of manufacturers in operation in 1920 when this was manufactured . the wood is sweet gum. these are referred to as colonial revival...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique European(?) caned armchairs, general antiques, arm ends
general antiques, arm ends, english furniture: I would need to see a photo of the underside of the chair and a detailed photo of the caning to tell you more. Several years ago I purchased a chair for a client that look like it was the same. At the oldest the chair is from 1900, The model is English, and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique ladies' writing desk, writing desk, approximate value
writing desk, approximate value, jpg files: very nice, need to see pictures of the underneath with the drawer removed. pic of teh outside of the drawer where teh side meets the front. pic of the underside of the drawer. pic of the back pic of inside the door and back of the door. bobklein1@cox.net...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 831 F Jackpot reset?, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Alan, The model 831 made in 1968, this is a electro/mechanical game. There is a key on it s side, handel side of the cabinet that will reset it. If you do not have this key, then there are several other way to do this. One quick way is to pull the reel...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally E-1000 slot machine, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Joe, I am sorry Joe, but I think this machine needs to see someone s shop to figure this problem out. If you can t reset it, I am thinking that the MPU board may be bad, in these questions of yours it sounds to me that you can not change the state of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally E-2090-112, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: As you know Mike, this is a big problum and hard to help you via email. It does sound to me like you can finaly get your machine to reset, and that is a very good sign. You need to look over the manuals on this machine now before going much firther on it....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Betsy Ross Singer 707 child's sewing machine, stitch plate, crank handle
stitch plate, crank handle, betsy ross: Hello George Ann, It sounds as if your machine is missing the shuttle below the stitch plate. I do not sew with these, only collect them so I m no expert in this department, sorry. As to parts, they are almost non-existent and I do not have a place to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): baby buggy info, wicker doll buggy, certified wicker furniture appraiser
wicker doll buggy, certified wicker furniture appraiser, wicker appraisal: Judy, I m sorry to disappoint you, because I m sure you were hoping this wicker doll buggy was an antique. But from what I can tell from the picture and without close-up photos or physical examination, and bearing this caveat, I believe your wicker doll buggy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): very bad mildew smell in quilts, antique quilts, antique quilt
antique quilts, antique quilt, baking soda: Nina, First of all, you should never dry clean an antique quilt. Next, you should never store antique quilts in plastic bags. I m sending you a web address that does a great job of discussing the cleaning of antique quilts. Here it is: http://www.quilthistory.com/cleaning.htm....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally e-series, Bally slot machine
Bally slot machine: Yes William, the plug s from the component like the reel mechanism to the cabinet, and the hopper to the cabinet, these Molex plugs. I can t believe just how many problems can be fixed on these machines just by cleaning these pins. I use that wire brush...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Charlotte Chair Company, oral family history, grand rapids furniture
oral family history, grand rapids furniture, furniture city: Anna - Oral family history is the least reliable source of information about family furniture and in this case it appears you have some bad information. It would be hard for Charlotte Chair Co chairs to be 125 years old since the company was not formed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cherry or not?, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, federal period: a closer picture of the surfaces will be helpful butr until then. what i see resembles ribbon stripe mahogany in the bottom doors. likely, the piece is 1940s, and is federal style, not federal period. it would sell in good condition for 450 as shown in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chicago Coin Riviera Pinball Machine, pinball, gameroom
pinball, gameroom, slots: Hi Gail, I haven t had this pinball so I am not sure, but it sounds to me that you might of missed a plug somewhere, If it was working fine before, then I would be following the flipper circut looking to a plug. Or it s possible something else could be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chippendale? Louis XIV? Queen Anne?, louis xv style, foam cushions
louis xv style, foam cushions, general antiques: After looking at all of your photos I can confirm that these are Italian Louis XV style armchairs, and they are reproductions made in the 19th century. I even think these were not made in Italy. I date them to this period for the primitive carvings and the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Claw foot buffet table, buffet table, claw foot
buffet table, claw foot, manufacturer name: if the top surface is a good as teh apron surface the price may be a bit low. you cannot expect retail on the list. anywhere between 350 and 450 is fair. i would pay that for resale after doing some work on it. made around 1900, leaves would cost someone...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coin Scales, berning, 750m
berning, 750m, retail value: Hi Sue, What you have is the beam and stand for an English bank scale. Without the hangers and pans it would be difficult to market your parts. You would need to find a collector that needed these for parts to complete their scale and the parts that you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Very Complete Standard Sewing Machine, miniature variety, sewing machine
miniature variety, sewing machine, sewing machines: Hello Stephen, Thank you for your query but unfortunately I cannot be of assistance to you. When it comes to sewing machines, my expertise is only in the antique toy or miniature variety. If you will take a moment to look back through my Q & A s you will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Computing scale co. Scale, computing scale, patent number
computing scale, patent number, scale co: Hi Matt, Patent number 728577 was issued to L Hotsapillar on May 19, 1903 for a platform for a computing scale. It was assigned to the Computing Scale Co. We did not find a patent for a computing scale in our database for Oct. 21, 1890. We believe the number...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Crocker Chair Co. Pattern # 8820, cigarette burn, fred taylor
cigarette burn, fred taylor, jpg files: Ronald - If you can send me some clear digital 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. (No camera phone or Blackberry photos please.) Please send the photos directly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CW Parker "Eagle" horse, point defiance park, jantzen beach
point defiance park, jantzen beach, carousel horses: Factories that produced carousel figures kept very few records so I m sure there would be no official record of what colors horses were painted. Your only hope would be to obtain a good color photo of the horse while it was wearing its original paint. I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Computing Scale, canon city co, joseph hopkinson
canon city co, joseph hopkinson, computing scale: Hi Bob, Most of the scales manufactured by the Dayton Computing Scale Co had thick oval glass plates that can be replaced easily. Joseph Hopkinson of Dayton, Ohio was issued patent 1065808 on June 24, 1913 for a horizontal barrel computing scale. Your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Table, colonial revival period, walnut veneer
colonial revival period, walnut veneer, tulip poplar: what did you pay for the table?? it is from the 1920s, called colonial revival period, william and mary style. the woods are generally walnut veneer on the top and sweet gum and/or tulip poplar for the rest. you will not find a leaf to fit but will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Empire Furniture Texas, Maryland, empire furniture, sweet gum
empire furniture, sweet gum, texas maryland: this is fron the 1920s, wood will probably be tulip poplar or sweet gum, sometimes walnut but unlikely except for the high style fancy ones. referred to simply as a cane back sofa. the cane is probably dry and brittle. there is nothing you can do to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): early painted wedding chest, wedding chest, french style
wedding chest, french style, italian style: I would need to see detailed photos of the inside, the underside and the hardware to tell you when I think this was made. This has a mix of both Italian style and French style and it looks more like it was made circa 1900, but only detailed photo will help...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): "Fishtail" rocker, Lincoln rocker, hand caned rocker seat
Lincoln rocker, hand caned rocker seat, Lincoln cane rocker: Hi Dave, I have never heard of a rocker like the one you possess referred to as a fishtail rocker. This style is commonly referred to as a Lincoln rocker with a hand woven cane seat and back and appears to be made of walnut wood, from the picture you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): French Bergere Chair, bergere chair, general antiques
bergere chair, general antiques, age period: This is a 20th century reproduction of a 18th century French Bergere. One the underside you will find black material stapled over the bottom frame of the seat, if you take some of the staples out around the corner and take a photo I will be able to tell you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): French Bergere Sofa (cane side and down pillows), initial impression, antique dealer
initial impression, antique dealer, bergere: I need to see detailed photos of the back the underside and the carvings to tell you what I think this is but, my initial impression is that this an American made reproduction made after 1950s. When I see more photos I will tell you what I think it is worth...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): French Provincial Cabinet, provincial cabinet, real deal
provincial cabinet, real deal, 20th century: This photo shows that oak was used to make this piece, oak was never used in original pieces, there is also no wear on the feet. This is a reproduction, this looks like it was made in the 20th century, If I can see the back of the piece or the inside I will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): large wooden horse, photograph, horses
Collectibles-General (Antiques): large wooden horse, photograph, horses, love

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sega and Jennings slot machines, holiday caravan, 11 plus exam
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sega and Jennings slot machines, holiday caravan, 11 plus exam, coin entry

Collectibles-General (Antiques): fairbanks morse & co cast iron scale, fairbanks morse, berning
fairbanks morse, berning, cast iron: Hi Victor, Based on the serial number G445475 you supplied, your scale dates between January 1959 and January 1960. If you send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will do our best to help you further. Thanks, Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): fairbanks scale, st johnsbury vt, special bearings
st johnsbury vt, special bearings, patent number: Hi Sandy, Patent number 555768 was issued on March 3, 1896 to C A Heyer for a bearing for scales. Heyer was from St Johnsbury, VT and the patent was assigned to E & T Fairbanks. You can view the patent by entering its number in the search box here:http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): fiber chair seat replacement, birch plywood, fiber chair
birch plywood, fiber chair, lowes: Thanks for your question. Most of those replacement seats are not much bigger then the area they need to cover. You don t need many nails to secure them.I ve seen as few as 4 nails in a seat and some that are held by a box full of nails. A 1/2 of nailing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): french armoire, locks hinges, antique armoires
locks hinges, antique armoires, french armoire: I have looked at all of the photos and my final analysis of this piece is that this was made between 1900 and 1920, I also believe that sometime around 1950 this armoire was restored and some changes were made. I believe that this was made in Spain because...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Globe Wernicke Co. File cabinet & book case, globe wernicke, file cabnets
globe wernicke, file cabnets, type doors: Kent - The stacking bookcase, commonly called a barrister or lawyers bookcase, was originally called an elastic bookcase by Otto Wernicke, the man who patented the design. Your elastic bookcase appears to be made of birch with a mahogany finish, a typical...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb's Flipper Pool Pinball Machine, pool balls, pinball machine
pool balls, pinball machine, wedge head: Hello Robert Your Flipper Pool machine is a great 1960 s Gottlieb wedge head . You machine is an add a ball version, meaning you win extra balls to play instead of winning games fro scoring. Looks to be in very good original condition and I would not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb Playmate pinball machine, pinball, gameroom
pinball, gameroom, slots: Hi Tim, I believe this is Playmates with the s ? Made and first cam out in December of 1968. They made or produced only 500 of these units! A very low run of machines but it doesn t seam to matter much in it s value which is $575.00 in average good working...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand Rapids Chair Co., general antiques, old furniture
general antiques, old furniture, country furniture: This cabinet is more in the style of typical French 18th century country furniture but has details that were used both in English style furniture and French style furniture but from a different period. Again I would need to see a photo of the back to give...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand rapids chair co. dining set, sweet gum, china cabinet
sweet gum, china cabinet, buffet dining: the chairs, china and sideboard case wood is sweet gum.. the fronts-chair slats, china faces which are drawer fronts and doors, sideboard drawer faces and door faces are walnut veneers. yes 1920s. china retail 450 sideboard 650 chairs 50 each...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heyward-Wakefield Fainting couch, Heywood-Wakefield wicker, wicker fainting couch
Heywood-Wakefield wicker, wicker fainting couch: Hi Carole, You didn t attach a photo here to your inquiry about your wicker fainting couch, and since the Heywood-Wakefield manufacturer s label is no longer legible, determining the age is difficult at best. As I state in my bio, I am not certified...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Can you help me with my pull out couch?, personal tastes, collectible value
personal tastes, collectible value, resale price: you are the only one who can decide if it is worth it to reupholster. how well do you like it? how solid is it? 1920 sofas are made well, much much better than new things. the new cost what, 2000$ and up? so in my thinking, if you can have everything...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hopper, Bally pinball machine, bally
Bally pinball machine, bally, pinball: Boy, a hard one here Rhonda. So, your model 809 needs a 30 pin .05 cent hopper right? You count the round pins also. One problem you have in swapping hoppers on these electro/mechanical machines, is that all the payout circuits are hard wired in. So, if...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identification of Chairs, rough shape, horsehair
rough shape, horsehair, late 1800s: the horsehair will be on top of the springs which are on top of the webbing. these have a name i just saw some withing the last two weeks on the internet and cannot remember what they were called--but i will find it for you--given some time--an let you know....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Imperial Furniture Co. Mahogany Desk, imperial furniture co, mahogany veneer
imperial furniture co, mahogany veneer, veneer surfaces: 1940. mahogany veneer surfaces. secondary wood is usually sweet gum or tulip poplar. there is leather but the color on the leather is 2-3 coats of a pigmented stain and thinned paint with the gold and blind embossing around the outside. the style is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): info of baby carriage, cathryn peters, klamath falls oregon
cathryn peters, klamath falls oregon, baby buggy: Judy, The email that I sent was automatically sent through AllExperts and I believe that you most likely will need to come back to the website to do a follow-up and attach a better photo of the doll buggy before I can make the determination of its age....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Any info you could provide on my carousel horse., scarborough beach, dentzel
scarborough beach, dentzel, looff: The Scarborough Beach carousel was indeed produced by Charles I.D. Looff in 1903. If I didn t know this horse came from that carousel I d say it was a Dentzel, but may of Looff s and Dentzel s designs were similar in many ways. It s a nice horse. Probably...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): an iron bed, institutional beds, iron phosphate
institutional beds, iron phosphate, stiff wire: Norma - You are wasting your time sanding off the rust. It will be reformed (invisibly) where you started before you finish the other end. Try a local paint store or marine supply store for a product called Ospho . The active ingredient is phosphoric acid....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacobian Server, colonial revival style, walnut veneer
colonial revival style, walnut veneer, chair furniture: Caryn - In general Jacobean was a Colonial Revival style that was most popular in the Depression era of the 1930s. Pieces were usually made of walnut veneer with secondary wood solids but some were made of oak. The carvings are almost all done by a machine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): juke box, Jukebox, seeburg
Jukebox, seeburg, juks: Hi Sean, Would you mind writing me at Jackpot7@q.com and I ll attach some value information to your e-mail and return it. This will include how to grade your jukebox so you can get a very good idea as to it s value. Just put jukebox value on the subject...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Keeneys Super Bonus bell console slot, gameroom warehouse, pinball resource
gameroom warehouse, pinball resource, coin mech: Hi Dave, Keeney parts might be tough to find. The mech is likely to be from CCI or some other common mfgr and should be easy to find. The holder may be standard or not. Check with Bob Nelson at gameroom warehouse, or Steve Young at Pinball resource. They...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kidney shaped desk, george hepplewhite, mahogany veneer
george hepplewhite, mahogany veneer, kidney shape: George - The style, kidney shape, was popularized by Thomas Sheraton, the English designer, in the late 18th and early 19th century during our Federal period. The oval pulls on the drawers are also Federal style and are called Hepplewhite pulls, named after...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lalique blue Jardiniere, lalique, haiti
lalique, haiti, blue: Hi Betsy. I found it. The bowl is indeed named Haiti. It is pictured in the book Lalique Par Marie Claude Lalique (1988) on Page 179. The bowl was created in 1957, and has not been made for a long time. After the death of Rene Lalique in 1945, the modern...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): large wooden horse, proper answer, wooden horse
proper answer, wooden horse, dollar value: Sorry but I ve not seen one of these before. It appears to be an imported decorative piece. Worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Iknow that s not a proper answer but with home decor items it s impossible to know what someone might pay for them. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): louis 14th french arm chairs?, general antiques, arm chairs
general antiques, arm chairs, french louis: These chairs are American made circa 1920 at the latest, the only way to know what kind of wood they are made of is to photograph a section of the wood that is not painted. You will need to take some of the nails out on the corner of the bottom of the chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Macey stack bookcase with secretary, globe wernicke, queen anne style
globe wernicke, queen anne style, maceys: Cheryl - Otto Wernicke opened the Wernicke Furniture Co in Grand Rapids in 1893. In 1895 he patented the design for the stackable bookcase. It was called an “elastic” bookcase because sections could be added to it. The term “barrister” refers to lawyers who...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Two Matching Chairs, crackling sound, colonial revival
crackling sound, colonial revival, horse hair: hi these are from the 1920s. mixed style of victorian and empire wood is birch stained mahogany these are now being called colonial revival along with many items made in the 1900-1920s. they could have been made at any one of thousands of factories, without...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): murphy bed, murphy beds, insurance replacement
murphy beds, insurance replacement, insurance adjusters: i would like to know where that auction is located just in case i get in the area. i have seen other fairly striking murphy beds in shops in the last few years priced at 2500 and up, not sold but priced, also seen some priced less but the one you have is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Love Seat, love seat
love seat: without a label we will never know the manufacrturer as there were thousands in operation in the 1870-80 when this was made. it is eastlake victorian, wood should be walnut. these sell at 350-450 in shops as is. it was once part of a set. great detail,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old barn door, mortise, interior door
mortise, interior door, photo: I doubt it is a barn door, ones I see have more wear and discoloration due to the nature of their use. I believe it is an interior door, possibly even part of another pair that separated adjoining areas. it is super well made and has age. the double...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): what is this piece???, brass and oak, degree angles
brass and oak, degree angles, murphies: good description and you sent some pictures but i need to see the whole piece to determine what type of murphy bed you have. any bed that folds down from a cabinet or closet arrangement is a murphy bed by public and commercial terminology although teh murphies...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Question About Thimbles, abolone, brass metal
abolone, brass metal, bone china: Hello Missy, Thank you for your query and for including a photograph of your thimbles. Unfortunately none of the thimbles that you have shown me are of particular value. The porcelain ones were mass produced so they don t hold there value very well. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Red Platform Rocker, mahogany color, current market value
mahogany color, current market value, velvet fabric: without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer, there were thousands in operation. made in the 1920s out of birch wood, originally stained a deep mahogany color. it has design elements of victorian, eastlake victorian and mission. retail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Replacement Chair, drop leaf table, dining room set
drop leaf table, dining room set, victorian period: Tom - Your chair is a highly stylized 20th century reproduction (more or less) of a Victorian period balloon back chair. The odds of you finding another one, other than another Brandt chair, are almost zero. Good luck. Fred Taylor www.furnituredetetcive.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking/bouncing elephant, elephant collector, elephant
elephant collector, elephant, kicker: I d guess it s probably worth the same as the Wonder Horses, but to an elephant collector maybe a bit more. Let s guess a range of $35 to $100. Don t know what company made these however, but generally speaking spring rockers are not very valuable as collectibles....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Royal Furniture, revival furniture, royal furniture
revival furniture, royal furniture, grand rapids michigan: Arlene - Royal Furniture Co was formed in Grand Rapids in 1892 as the successor to Universal Tripod Co. formed in 1897. Royal specialized in period revival furniture that was aimed at the high end market and had expensive hand painting, marquetry and imported...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): repost with pictures, wicker rocker, rattan reed
wicker rocker, rattan reed, bamboo: Thanks for attaching the picture of your nice little child s wicker rocker Kris, that really helps. The rockers are not made of bamboo, which is hollow, but rather from the rattan palm, which has a solid core. Although from the outside, both look similar,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, sweet gum, seat style
sweet gum, seat style, chair style: chair is typical of those made in the shennendoah valley in the late 1800s. wood is likely sweet gum or maple. the seat should be one piece of wood. the turnings are called bamboo turnings. the back posts should go through the seat and you should see a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair - appraisal, antique chair, rocking chair
antique chair, rocking chair, thanks in advance: This does look like a swedish antique chair that was made circa 1900, but I would need to see larger photos to confirm my analysis, also it helps if you send only one photo at a time. For now, I would estimate the chair around $200 dollars to $300 dollars...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Seeburg LPC-1 Jukebox, Jukebox, seeburg
Jukebox, seeburg, juks: Hi Sherrie, If you would write me at Jackpot7@q.com I will send you the pricing information, as it needs to be graded first, I have all this information all together and I can and will attach it to your e-mail and send it back to you. If I don t hear from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sega and Jennings slot machines, Sega, mills
Sega, mills, manuals: Hi Mark, Sega was made in Japan for different markets, like Europe and even some very few went to the U.S. and most to the U.K. These were made using mills company dies and stamps after mills went out of business, and sega made these way into the 1960...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Kit and Tools, sewing box, embroidery hoop
sewing box, embroidery hoop, sewing basket: Hello Daina, Thank you for your query and for providing a photograph. The paper needle pack, if complete and in excellent condition would be around $4-$6. The sewing basket $3 as it is damaged. The spools - no value. Scissors $3- $4 and embroidery hoop...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sideboard / Buffet ? :), quarter sawn oak, sideboard buffet
quarter sawn oak, sideboard buffet, arcade cabinets: you did well, 250 as is in a shop is fair. in good clean shape with the surfaces and finishes intact 550. lacquer is the coating stain is a different and separate creature the top can be cleaned with lacquer thinner down to the wood. no sanding, just...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Singer SEWHANDY toy sewing machine, ebay listings, toy sewing machine
ebay listings, toy sewing machine, simanco: Hello Sharman, Thank you for your query but ... I do not do pricing for eBay listings. If you research current and past eBay listings this will give you a pretty accurate market price for your machine. Pricing can range all over the map as it depends on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh Bedroom Set Model 1971, bed headboard, full sized bed
bed headboard, full sized bed, drawer handles: it is from the 1920s, wood is likely wlanut veneers on the tops and faces. i can only speak to the fair market value of what i see, the vanity would be priced at 450 with the bench. if the other pieces are a true match and in the same condition they would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Small Cabinet, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, two doors: these are victorian style, generally called cottage pieces, it was part of a set at one time. may be pine but more likely sweet gum or tulip poplar, the carvings probably walnut. 1880s 450-650 retail as shown higher in some parts of the country...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standard Sewing Machine, sewing machines, sewing machine
sewing machines, sewing machine, collectible models: Hello Jim, I ve had numerous queries about Standard Sewing Machines over the years. Unfortunately I m not an expert in the household models of sewing machines. My expertise as far as sewing machines go is in the antique toy or collectible models. If you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Style and approximate age of buffet, glue dries, yellow glue
glue dries, yellow glue, hose clamps: if it were in my shop I would ask 650 USD and settle for 550. the original glue used was hot hide glue. use that or titebond yellow glue, clean the surfaces to be mated first, glue will not stick well to glue nor to dirt and debris. to clamp the piece on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scale part for old postal scale, postal scale, berning
postal scale, berning, scale co: Hi Tom, Check with Bob Depenbrok at the vintage Cash Register and Scale Co here: http://vintagecashregister.net/ . Be sure and send him a photo of your scale and the weight strap so that he can supply the correct one, if he has it in stock. Hope this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): serpine arm chair, mahogany veneers, sweet gum
mahogany veneers, sweet gum, upholster: the desk is a super form, very desirable, 1920s, mahogany veneers but the bases are sweet gum wood which is normal. reconstituted, which is a general cleaning, touch up and recoating with lacquer, would make the retail price, in my shop around 750. some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machine, toy sewing machines, sewing machine
toy sewing machines, sewing machine, yellow letters: Hello Debs, Toy sewing machines in excellent condition are always collectible but they do not necessarily bring high prices unless they are rare or very early ones. The Vulcan Minor complete with all attachments, box, manual etc. and in excellent condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of balance/scale, angus texas, best guess
angus texas, best guess, balance scale: Hi Denne, It is difficult to determine from your photo if your boxed scale is a genuine antique or if it is a scale manufactured for the tourist trade in parts of Africa during the late 1900s. Retail value might be $20-$50. Hope this helps. Weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Shower Bros. Dresser, walnut veneer, top drawers
walnut veneer, top drawers, burlington iowa: Deborah - The dresser was made after the cottage. The dresser is from the Depression era of the 1930s. If you have the mirror it will have the date on it. All 20th century American plate mirror included in furniture is dated by law. The date is in dark gray...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Virginia House Rocking chair, sweet gum, quality furniture
sweet gum, quality furniture, robert klein: this is not an antique but can be classified as a collectible since they made good quality furniture. the chair is from the 1970s usually in pine or sweet gum wood, with stenciled decoration. the company was bought out in the 90s. ========================...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): value, abra ca dabra, pin ball machine
abra ca dabra, pin ball machine, value question: Tina, I could be quip and say the other person doesn t know what they are talking about, but I ll let my 14 years of publishing The Pinball Price guide, the accepted standard for collectible pinball pricing, do the talking. Condition is critical, so it sounds...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): value / scale / penny / Watling, berning, watling
berning, watling, scale co: Hi Gary, You might have a model 400 or 200. These scales often sell in the $300 - $500 range. If you are going to sell it, it would not be worth restoring. If you are going to keep it, you might want to restore it. If you send your name and mailing address...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Pinball games worth?, Bally pinball machine, bally
Bally pinball machine, bally, pinball: Hi Shawn, Your pinball machines blue book value as of 2011 is $600.00 in average working condition. This machine was produced in 1980 and came out about February of that year. The produced 10,350 units of this model in the models run. Thank you. Sincerely...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Watling Scale Co. Weight and Fortune, berning, watling
berning, watling, scale co: Hi Shannon, Retail value might be $300-$500 depending on condition. If you send your name and mailing address to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will send you free diagrams, adjustment instructions and a parts list for the scale. Hope this helps. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wicker Chair, cathryn peters, wicker chair
cathryn peters, wicker chair, curles: Hi Elaine, I d be happy to answer your question about your wicker chair, but without a picture it s impossible to say whether or not it s an antique. Please attach a picture here and we ll see. The Wicker Woman--Cathryn Peters http://www.WickerWoman.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wicker Chair., Heywood Brothers & Company, Victorian wicker
Heywood Brothers & Company, Victorian wicker, wicker chair: Hi Arch, Based on the manufacturer s label that you sent the photo of, the Heywood Brothers & Company was in existence from 1868-1897, so even if your chair was built in the later era, it s still 113 years old! You should take great care with this piece,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wicker furniture, wicker furniture, cleaning wicker
wicker furniture, cleaning wicker, caring for wicker: Hi Rita, As stated on my bio, I do not give appraisals, which is what you are asking when determining value, sorry. Although your wicker looks to be in excellent condition, based on your picture, I would say that these wicker pieces are new and not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wicker settee, wicker settee, wicker furniture
wicker settee, wicker furniture, how to remove mold from wicker: Hi Melissa, How nice that you were given this wicker settee, looks like it s in great shape, so should give you several years of service. However, it is a reproduction imported piece made most likely after 1990 and is not an antique. The framework is rattan...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden bowl...Hawaii?, koa bowl, hawaiian koa
koa bowl, hawaiian koa, earthy aroma: i havent been in Hawaii since going to kailua high school in the 60s, never did acquire a taste for poi. mangos, papaya from the back yard sure was great tho. send some pics of the bowl showing in and outsides and any tooling marks in or on the wood. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker, wicker buggy, basketweaving
wicker buggy, basketweaving: Hi Louise, Is the entire cab of the buggy made out of wicker? Are the sides and back also woven, or just the seat? Please attach a picture here of the wicker seat, I imagine that it s probably a pressed cane webbing seat not wicker though, so I can see...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1920's era furniture, mahogany veneers, hanover ontario
mahogany veneers, hanover ontario, colonial revival: mahogany veneers, walnut veneers, ash veneers, on the faces and surfaces. sweet gum for the frame. called colonial revival these days in the USA. more accurately it is a combination of sheraton, victorian and a bit of art nouveau. the piece pictures...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1947 Buckley slot machine, slot machine, slots
slot machine, slots, gambling: Hi Sandy, Value on antiques like this can vary as you may know, but I would guess retail value right now as from 800.00 to 1,200.00 or a couple hundred more if you can sell it retail. Buckley and Mills are almost the same machine and I ll try attaching...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1950's Era Lone Ranger Silver Coin Operated Horse, gameroom, manuals
gameroom, manuals, slot machine: Hi Bryn, a difficult question without seeing it, but if it were working and in unrestored condition I would start at about 900.00. Good average condition rides like this I see selling in the 1,500.00 range depending on which one it is and how old it is,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 28lb scale the computing scale co, sac products, computing scales
sac products, computing scales, gold stripes: Hi Carmelo, The Computing Scale Company started business in Dayton,in Ohio in 1891. Later renamed the Dayton Computing Scale Co, it was consolidated into IBM around 1924 and Hobart bought Dayton from IBM in 1934. These scales are not common but here...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 drawer dresser, mahogany wood, general antiques
mahogany wood, general antiques, drawer dresser: as stated, there were thousands of manufacturers in operation so without a label there is no way to ever determine the manufacturer. it appears that a couple of inches were cut off the legs at some time. as shown in a shop pricing would be at 250-300...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Balance Corp., new rochelle ny, precision weights
new rochelle ny, precision weights, christian becker: Hi Stephen, We have spent several days researching this scale but have found little information. In the book The Assay Balance: Its Evolution and the Histories of the Companies That Made Them , the Shannons write: Perhaps one of the best known products...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Family Scale, sears roebuck co, scale grocery
sears roebuck co, scale grocery, two coats: Hi Bart, The only American Family Scale Co. that we are familiar with is one that was working in the mid-1960s in Chicago. Some of their scales were sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. We did some research in the Barker book Pictorial History of American Scales...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bed - 1800's?, lag bolts, antique furniture
lag bolts, antique furniture, antique bed: i will not say much without more pictures. these magnificent beds were produced from the early 1800s up to today. in order to be accurate I will need several photos. when you are in a position to get the photos taken, please contact me and i will give you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique buffet?, antique buffet, jpg files
antique buffet, jpg files, wood grain: before i looked at your location i thought this may be in canada. need more pics. back outside of he side of one drawer where the side meets the front outside of the bottom of the drawer taken from the rear showing the bottom and back close of the wood...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Carousel Horse, current market value, general antiques
current market value, general antiques, auction market: Based on the way the surface is aged, I would say it was probably on a carousel, but since I can t inspect the wear on the horse in person I can t be sure. Most Mexican carvers remain unknown. Mostly because there were (and still are) so many of them. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dinning Table & Chairs., dinning table chairs, general antiques
dinning table chairs, general antiques, first glance: This is not an antique, this is a mass produced American made reproduction/creation inspired from several different styles. It looks like this table was made circa 1960 and is worth around $300 to $400 dollars. maximum. if you send me photos of the chairs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique rocking chair, larry brink, antique rocking chair
larry brink, antique rocking chair, sewing rocker: 1920s sewing rocker or slipper rocker. wood is sweet gum. retail in a shop around 125 as shown. fron the factory they are stained a walnut color as this one was. looks to be in good condition but needs to be waxed with briwax dark wax. looks like a scratch...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique settee, antique settee, victorian settee
antique settee, victorian settee, sweet gum: eastlake victorian settee or loveseat. was part of a set at one time. either walnut or sweet gum wood, most likely walnut. made about 1880. retail in a shop 350-500 dpending on the condition. good piece, i have a similar one in the shop priced at 450...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): age and value of living room set, two chairs, approximate age
two chairs, approximate age, monetary value: these were made in the 1920s, well made. as to value, because there were made in huge numbers and the cost of reupholstery, the monetary value is low. it is unfortunate as what you buy today is no where near the quality. if you like it, hae it redone, it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bed, civil war officers, siderails
civil war officers, siderails, online photo album: Geri - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the bed, especially the hardware that connects the siderails to the headboard, I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. (No...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chairs, sweet gum, antique chairs
sweet gum, antique chairs, time barry: eastlake victorian style, possibly walnut perhaps sweet gum, cant really tell from the pic. dating from 1890. from what i see in the pic it doesnt need anything done other than a good cleaning with a dark colored toluene free, Briwax paste finishing wax,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique hathaways desk, mother in law, time period
mother in law, time period, desk: I really like the cat!!! as to the desk, it is not an antique, to get close on age I will need to see pics of the bottom of a drawer, outside. and outside of one side of a drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer. a pic of the interior...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique platform rocking chair, general antiques, bottom coil
general antiques, bottom coil, coil springs: This is an American made rocker made circa 1900, it was mass produced and if it is in perfect condition it will be worth between $100 to $200 dollars maximum. If there is no stamp it is impossible to know who could have made this, I have seen this type of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): appx 1931 thimble, pink sky, guldsmed
pink sky, guldsmed, ebay: Hi Sherye. Even without a picture, I can say DON T THROW IT AWAY! From your description it sounds like you do have a Norwegian enamel thimble. You may find makers marks up inside the top of the thimble. I would need to see a picture of your thimble to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 1209-E Slot Machine, Sega, mills
Sega, mills, manuals: Hi Dave, It sounds to me that you MPU board is not working and may have to be replaced. The battery on the board is a ni-cad and charges while the machine is on. It should be 3.6 volts or higher. 2.9 is close and it may work but 3 volt is my idea of a low...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 742A-288 vs Bally 922-ZC, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Kathy, He would have a great time owning a slot machine, he will love you for this. Your question is a little hard however, the 742A-288 was made around 1964 or later, and the dash number -288 tells me that this machine should of came out of Kellys...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally E-series reel alignment, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi William, I am not sure what you are asking when you say that the reel alignment has been off before? There is a real reader test and a reel symbol test available in the machines test mode, in this machine using the test button on the hopper printed circuit...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chatillon scales, chatillon scales, double hook
chatillon scales, double hook, steel welded construction: Hi Curtis, We believe what you have is a Model 206 Meat Beam. It is described as follows in an undated Chatillon catalog: Chatillon Model 206 Beams for weighing meat and other items combine sturdy appearance and neatness. The all steel welded construction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coin Stuck, Sega, mills
Sega, mills, manuals: Hi Mark, I guess we have already discussed this via regular e-mail, and trust you have it running just fine now. Sorry for the delay on answering you here, I got myself locked out by forgetting my password. Thank You http://www.coinslots.com ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Standers without poles?, general antiques, carousel horse
general antiques, carousel horse, standers: Well, as long as you know you re purchasing a reproduction, then all is well. This horse has been on the market for literally years and years. I would guess that at least 15 prospective buyers have sent me a photo of this horse. I ve also seen it on ebay...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale Company barrel scale, computing scales, computing scale
computing scales, computing scale, top computing: Hi Paul, Your number 144 Computing scale is very desirable to restorers and decorators who like to use them as a focal point in a large kitchen. Many collectors do not care for these barrel top computing scales as they require a large area to display and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Contenental scale, design patent, patent number
design patent, patent number, meter products: Hi Bob, Continental Scale Works was founded in 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. more information may be found about the company s history at the following website: http://companies.jrank.org/pages/1958/Health-O-Meter-Products-Inc.html Mathias J. Weber was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, zubee, s market
zubee, s market, e mail: I see you were able to attach the photo. This is the Dentzel Prancer style of horse. Produced around 1915. In today s market it would be valued at around $6,000. They used to be worth twice that back in the 1980 s and early 90 s Bruce Zube...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horses, carousel horses, herschell
carousel horses, herschell, heyn: This is really not the time to get a good return on your investment since the market for this type of item is at an all time low. The going rate for a Heyn as you have pictured is only about $2,500. The Herschell/Spillman may command slightly more than...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair seat, hot springs village ar, ornate legs
hot springs village ar, ornate legs, hot springs village: If it s hand cane I would seek a caner to do it. Many well intended people have started chairs but either can t finish it or if they do, it looks bad. I have 2 names for you of caners in ARK. I don t know how close they are to you but give them a shout and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair seat, chair caning instructions, chair caning experts
chair caning instructions, chair caning experts, National Furniture Repair Directory: Hello Anita, How nice that you received a wicker seat chair as a family heirloom, but really too bad that the family broke up the set. Most likely the wicker seat you are referring to is really woven out of cane. And those cane chair sets are much...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coca cola cooler commercial type, coca cola cooler, chicopee falls
coca cola cooler, chicopee falls, coke cooler: Hi William, I don t answer soda machine questions as I don t deal in them. My book only dates this as produced in the mid 30 s to Mid 40s, if this is the same machine, and it looks like it is. Holds 144 bottles, 35 1/4 inches high, 41 & 3/4 inches wide,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton 80# Scale, Style 844, joseph hopkinson, mail response
joseph hopkinson, mail response, dayton scale: Hi Dennis, Patent number 1065808 was issued on June 24, 1913 to Joseph Hopkinson of Dayton, Ohio for a barrel top computing spring scale. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can properly evaluate your scale as many were manufactured...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Scale 80# Style 844, joseph hopkinson, dayton scale
joseph hopkinson, dayton scale, patent number: Hi Dennis, Patent number 1065808 was issued on June 24, 1913 to Joseph Hopkinson of Dayton, Ohio for a barrel top computing spring scale. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can properly evaluate your scale as many were manufactured...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining room furniture identification, mahogany veneers, dining room furniture
mahogany veneers, dining room furniture, 1930s art: answered by private email------------- mahogany veneers and sweet gum legs and frame. 1930s art deco time and style these are coming into fashion once again rereading your query I see you asked about value. retail in a shop...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining room table with discoloration, furniture restorer, lacquer coating
furniture restorer, lacquer coating, dining room table: you did right by asking first. this is caused by moisture trapped in the lacquer coating caused by something hot and/or hot and moist being placed on the table. it is called a blush or bloom. go to www.woodfinishersdepot.com buy quick blush...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Doten Dunton library table, top drawers, doten
top drawers, doten, library table: the style is a 1920s style referred to as william and mary, some all it jacobean but that is not entirely correct. items are generally referred to style wise based on teh latest or newest style shown. for example, if there is mission and eastlake style,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe drum tables, solid doors, tambour doors
solid doors, tambour doors, george hepplewhite: Connie - Your tables are Hepplewhite style tambour lamp tables although the doors are actually faux tambour and operate as solid doors rather than sliding panels. George Hepplewhite was an English designer whose work was popular in the United States in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dayton moneyweight style no 4581 patent june 24 1913, kyle jones, berning
kyle jones, berning, ebay: Hi Kyle, Scales like yours are difficult to sell to collectors as they tend to be too large and heavy to fit well in scale rooms. Their value lies with decorators who sometimes use them as a point of interest in a country kitchen or for nostalgia in a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dime Watling rol top, Walting slot machine, slot machine manuals
Walting slot machine, slot machine manuals, watling: Hi Steve, First off I want to say your are doing the right thing by asking someone first that know s slot machines. 99 percent of the time jammed slot machines are caused by the coin, and it takes place in the coin escalator, on a watling like yours, it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): E-1000 series slot, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: When you changed the reel reader boards did the error code change to a 72 code? if so, the first reel maybe should of indexed before it tilted. If it is still showing a 71 code each time if might not be the reel reader board, but something mechanical with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Eastlake era bed, great beds, eastlake style
great beds, eastlake style, chip carving: it is done in the eastlake style but done around 1900. the wood is chestnut, although i am certain you have been told it was oak. the carving is called incise carving although some call it chip carving, which is not entirely correct. it would sell for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Portable Army & Navy Scale, fairbanks scale, army navy
fairbanks scale, army navy, brandon vermont: Hi Lola, Patent number 35348 was issued to John Howe, JR., Francis Strong and Thomas Ross of Brandon, Vermont on May 20, 1862 and was assigned to Howe. It was for a folding portable platform scale. You can view the patent by entering the number in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Scale, cherry birch, personal scales
cherry birch, personal scales, insurance offices: Hi Timothy, Your scale is pictured in both in 1905 and 1918 Fairbanks scale catalogs. It was described in 1918 as follows: Personal scales with wheels and full capacity beam. This scale is finely made, to be accurate, sensitive and handsome, especially...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks scale weights, scale weights, fairbanks scales
scale weights, fairbanks scales, color scales: Hi Brian, Your Fairbanks trip scale was probably manufactured in the 1930s or 40s by Fairbanks. Scales like yours were made for many years by the company. An identical scale with a more ornate base appears in Fairbanks 1918 scale catalog where it is described...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Federal Empire couch, rococo revival, classical styles
rococo revival, classical styles, fred taylor: Dennis - Your couch is neither Federal not Empire. It is Late Classicism, the last of the classical styles circa 1840-1850 before Rococo Revival became popular. In fact you can see the first elements of fancy Rococo creeping into your couch in the fancy carved...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Flint & Horner Chest, christmas thanks, type pieces
christmas thanks, type pieces, furniture store: thanks for the pics. r j horner started his company in 1886 and much of his furniture is highly collectable. he then merged with flint in 1915 and neither were officers in the new company but his son stayed for a year. this being said, in later years...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Balance Corp., stirrup, scales
Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Balance Corp., stirrup, scales, weights

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Federal Empire couch, grand rapids
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Federal Empire couch, grand rapids

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mechanical Pinball Machine, return chute, paper sticker
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mechanical Pinball Machine, return chute, paper sticker, external case

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Detecto scale, rental property, dad
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Detecto scale, rental property, dad, love

Collectibles-General (Antiques): fairbanks wall mount scale, st johnsbury vt, industrial scales
st johnsbury vt, industrial scales, e wolf: Hi Chad, It was most likely used in an industrial plant that was manufacturing items for the war effort during WWII. Since collectors aren t interested in these types of scales its value might be in manufacturing or as a conversation piece. If you send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): I have a few Items I need more info on., butcher block tables, restaurant supply house
butcher block tables, restaurant supply house, coffee grinder: Hi Brenda, We are sorry but we do not collect or deal in digital, electric or non-mechanical scales and therefore can t help with a value on your scale. You might have some luck getting a value from a grocery or restaurant supply house near your home....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Where to find detailed info on my fairbanks scale patent No. 11, serial number chart, fairbanks scale
serial number chart, fairbanks scale, fairbanks history: Hi Tom, According to our serial number chart the was provided by Fairbanks, your scale dates to 1872 but almost identical scales were manufactured by Fairbanks for many decades. The scale would have had a platform made of hard wood. Some collectors have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): french armoire, locks hinges, antique armoires
locks hinges, antique armoires, french armoire: I have looked at all of the photos and my final analysis of this piece is that this was made between 1900 and 1920, I also believe that sometime around 1950 this armoire was restored and some changes were made. I believe that this was made in Spain because...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Globe-Wernicke Sectional Bookcase, globe wernicke, oak globe
globe wernicke, oak globe, online photo album: Maggie - This forum does not allow sufficient space for me to adequately answer your question. If you email me directly at info@furnituredetective.com with your question and photos of the bookcase I will be gald to help you. You can send clear photos to me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gold Medal Computing Scale counter top type, joseph hopkinson, flour company
joseph hopkinson, flour company, lynn gold: Hi Lynn, Gold medals were awarded at fairs and expositions, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, much like blue ribbons are awarded at fairs today. Many scale companies that won these medals put decals depicting the medals on their scales to show the public...