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Collectibles-General (Antiques): lane hope chest, lane chests, altavista
lane chests, altavista, empire style: Keith - Your Lane chest is made of solid cedar. The style is a reproduciton of the Late Classicism (Late Empire) style from the 1840s that was called Colonial in the early 20th century. The chest was probably made in the 1920s or 1930s. These solid chests...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mid century chair, italian furniture, mid century
italian furniture, mid century, fabric: This is a American made mid century chair manufactured circa 1960, if there is no stamp or sticker it is impossible to know who the manufacture is, there were thousands of manufactures at this time and this is not an important design. This was inspired by...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mother bedroom set refinishing, eggplant color, chest of drawers
eggplant color, chest of drawers, united furniture: Hi Tina Nice to hear from you. Heres what I think as you asked. By the way not to many folks ask me what I think and its nice to give an opinion as I rarely get to do that at home..I m married you see LOL. Seriously though Tina, if you are fortunate enough...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Maybe a Murphy bed?, sears catalog, folding beds
sears catalog, folding beds, cabinet bed: Susan - Your bed is called a cabinet bed. William Murphy patented his first bed in 1900 but folding beds have been around for centuries and very few of Murphy s beds were enclosed in fancy cabinets such as yours. I will be happy to forward a column to you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Murphy Oak Mission Child Rocking Chair, online photo album, antique market
online photo album, antique market, fred taylor: Danielle - Your chair was probably made by the Murphy Chair Co of Owensboro, KY. Since it is a factory made 20th century chair you will lose no antique or collector s value by restoring the chair. Since I haven t seen the chair I can t give you specific advice....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills coke machine, coke machine, coke machines
coke machine, coke machines, top dollar: Thank you, I can only quote the value stated but I think you will have a hard time finding a buyer for that amount, right now everything has nose dived a lot in the past two years. You machine sounds like a good one but selling something for top dollar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills coke machine, retail store front, trade stimulators
retail store front, trade stimulators, coke machine: Hi Jennie, If you read my expertise you know I am not an expert on soda machines and don t claim to be, so If you rate me, please don t rate me for just my answer here on your soda machine as I don t answer soda questions very often. I seen your machine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols and Stone widsor chair, widsor, quality offerings
widsor, quality offerings, colonial styles: the stamping in the bottom is probably the NS branding, the numbers on the paper label is a manufacturing number which only the company knows anything about an wont tell us, it has to do with tracking and cataloging. your picture has confirmed my original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): new home sewing machine, home sewing machine, domestic sewing machine
home sewing machine, domestic sewing machine, miniature variety: Hello Tiffeny, Regretfully, I am not an expert in the home or domestic sewing machine. My expertise as far as sewing machines go, is in the collectible toy or miniature variety. If you take a moment to go back through some of my Q & A s you will find links...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak dining chairs, honey dippers, rococo revival
honey dippers, rococo revival, wooden spindles: Tina - The chairs are Eastlake style press back chairs made around 1890. The design in the back was not carved. It was made by the impression of a sharp steel die under great pressure that was rolled across the surface of the wood. The design was literally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oil Lamp, new rochester, edward miller
new rochester, edward miller, american origin: Hi Susan, Your lamps is a late victorian/ early edwardian (c. 1898 - c1910) brass central draft column lamp of American origin. From the photograph I cannot ascertain exactly which brand it might be but confirm that it is not made by Edward Miller. It...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Set of Chairs, cabriole leg, french style
cabriole leg, french style, intrigue: channel back upholstered arm chairs. some call them a french style but that is just to give them some intrigue. they are made in the 30s-50s with a cabriole leg. excellent form and style and very desirable in form. i had a lady just recently wanting chairs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ornate Black Parlor Set, glue blocks, louis xv style
glue blocks, louis xv style, lightweight fabric: louis XV style fauteuil (fancy word for chair with open arms) but not of that period. very high styled and of the most desirable form, characteristically with the shown cabriole shaped legs, curves and absence of right angles. it is about as graceful as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): how old is this quilt?, flour sacks, lb flour
flour sacks, lb flour, pillsbury: Hi, This isn t really a quilt as it is not quilted, but tied From the fabrics used in it, I s say it is more from the 50 s or 60 s. Not sure if that s what you were asking as there really wasn t a question in you enquiry... Regards, Darwi...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Painted antique furniture, painted antique furniture, corner cupboard
painted antique furniture, corner cupboard, china cabinet: jill no the value is not gone, it just takes more money to put things right again. if you had a 1940 mahogany veneered dining room set for example that would cost 4000 to restore and refinish (table, 6 chairs, china cabinet, sideboard, if it were painted...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball Machine Info, internet pinball database, pinball machine
internet pinball database, pinball machine, steel balls: Hi Mike, Wow is this a delayed response! I realized I never gave you a value on the game. I m very sorry. This is a game that is called pre-flipper, because it was made in the 1940 s before flippers were invented. Games without flippers are usually not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball Machine Value, bally pinball, pinball wizard
bally pinball, pinball wizard, pinball machine: Hi Terry, I hope this is the Wizard! made by Bally in 1975, a 4 player game, as I have nothing on The Wizard made by bally. They made over 3,550 of the units, Wizard! n 1975 and it s value is $1,050.00 and it trend value is going up, meaning it s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): PTC Carousel Horse, new england carousel museum, carousel horses
new england carousel museum, carousel horses, carousel horse: Yes, based on the photo it does appear to be as you describe, but it would have to be personally inspected to insure that it s authentic and not a reproduction. You might want to contact someone at the New England Carousel Museum. Maybe one of them would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): penny play pinball, internet pinball database, play pinball
internet pinball database, play pinball, pinball machine: Paige, sorry I don t have much of an answer for you. I can date it from probably 1932. It s very odd, because most games from that year had artwork painted on the playfield which would typically have the name of the game on it,and this one doesn t. It would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): plantation desk?, plantation style, jpg files
plantation style, jpg files, desks: need more pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus pics of back front closed underneath back and underneath the drawer and side of the drawer where the side meets the front top from the top if there is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Questionable Furniture, us attorneys office, antques
us attorneys office, antques, s antiques: Hi, this sofa is a variation of a box sofa and would have been in the 1920-30 era judging from the photo. chances are that the wood is figured birch, or tulip poplar or sweet gum. maybe even mahogany but i annot tell form the photo provided. might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Restoration of an old chair, refinish chair, upholstery removel
refinish chair, upholstery removel: Go Chelsea! Thanks for your question, First I must ask if the chair has any antique value and should be left alone? If not, then start by removing the old seat material and padding. You don t need to take the chair apart unless it needs reglueing.If...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ROCKING CHAIR, quarter sawn oak, light stripes
quarter sawn oak, light stripes, oak veneer: i apologize for being unclear. quarter sawn is the way the wood was cut to give what is often referred to as tiger stripe oak. the light stripes are called flakes and are exposed by the cutting. the back and seat are laminated, meaning they are constructed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocker, platform rocker, great shape
platform rocker, great shape, 1890s: it is a carpet rocker, not because they were used on a carpet but because of the heavy material used for the seat and back. woods are usually cherry, which yours appears to be, or birch. 1890s. very nice example!! most were in a platform rocker style,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Round Oak Table, oak pedestal table, claw feet
oak pedestal table, claw feet, slides: the age is right. i need pictures of the underside of the top, pics of the underside where the support board attaches to the slides, and pics of the table open showing the support board and slides from the top. bobklein1@cox.net pics as attachments in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rowe ami jukebox, dollar bill acceptor, crags list
dollar bill acceptor, crags list, rowe ami: Hi Don, This is out of my expertise as I only have information on antique coin operated machines. There is not any information on the newer stuff, because people don t collect it yet. My guess as to value is about $500.00 to $800.00 hundred dollars just...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Russian antique dining room table, little antique store, josef hoffmann
little antique store, josef hoffmann, general antiques: This photo only confirms my analysis that this was made circa 1920s but after looking at the first photo that you sent I confirm that this is probably from Austria circa 1920 s. It was not made by a strong designer or important manufacture but probably from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): robin day habitat sofa bed, robin bay, sofa bed
robin bay, sofa bed, general antiques: I would never recommend that some one buy a used copy of robin bay sofa bed when you can still buy it from Habitat. Are you sure your description of the daybed was clear. because someone paid more for your bed that it is worth does not mean that I am wrong....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale, enterprise name, berning
enterprise name, berning, enterprise scale: Hi Stephen, Your scale was manufactured by Jacobs Brothers of New York from 1900-1930. By 1937 the Enterprise name was no longer used on these types of scales but continued on hanging scales at least through 1937. This scale was also manufactured by Jacobs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sectional bookcase, globe wernicke, glass styles
globe wernicke, glass styles, plain glass: This is one of the better ones, the plain glass styles although desirable, are a grade below ones with leaded glass and a well or desk as they are a more desirable form and style and therefore bring more money. generally they are priced per section but with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Needle Brands & Production Dates, sewing needles, production dates
sewing needles, production dates, sewing needle: Hello Gayle. Needlebooks are very common as they were mass produced as give aways. There are some internet sites on the topic. The best one is Rosie s Needlebook Museum. You do not mention if the needlebook is complete inside, so I m not sure what your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Showers Brothers Bed, monetary value, scratches
monetary value, scratches, showers: i like these too, unfortunately when the graining is damaged the retail price goes down. if the rails and attachments are good and not altered or rigged the bed would sell retail in a shop at 350-400. the maker adds no monetary value. you should keep...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sideboard, restoration hardware store, general antiques
restoration hardware store, general antiques, century furniture: It is not rare or unusual, it is a production piece that was made by a small manufacture circa 1920s, it is not quite yet an Antique and so only has a decorative value, in 10 to 15 years you can call this an antique. I would estimate the value of this piece...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spanish Eyes Pinball Machine, pinball machine, williams game
pinball machine, williams game, spanish eyes: Hi Regan, There are two Spanish eyes by two different manufactures. I am guessing that you have the Williams game of 1972 because the other one was made by Segasa (Spain) and not seen over here much. Spanish Eyes is a one player game and Williams made 3,905...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): STIMPSON SCALE, computing scales, hi mary
computing scales, hi mary, berning: Hi Mary, Stimpson was located in Louisville from 1919 until 1987 when it was sold at auction. In 1947 it was bought by Globe Slicing Machinery Co. We could not locate the patent for your scale and are unable to give you a retail value without a photo as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): STINKWOOD COFFEE TABLE, shape size, water marks
shape size, water marks, coffee table: there are more than one type of water marks, can you be more specific, as to color, shape, size and include a picture. in the meantime DO NOT take the advice of well meaning neighbors and friends advice to smear mayo or vaseline or toothpaste on it. send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): seeburg model 222 jukebox 1959 great shape, oil and grease, great shape
oil and grease, great shape, retail location: Hi Sandy, I can t really grade your jukebox over the email and without evening seeing a photo of it but here is something for you to work with. I figure it s worth about $2,500.00, but this is a guess based on not much but the value guide, without even...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing chair, sewing tool, sewing tools
sewing tool, sewing tools, thimbles: Hello Susan. First off, I think you sent the wrong picture, as it is a picture of a person and not a chair. Secondly, I don t know a thing about furniture. My area of experise is in thimbles and related sewing tools. I don t think a chair qualifies as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sleigh bed and dressers, mahogany veneer, oral family history
mahogany veneer, oral family history, revival movement: Mary Ann - Oral family history always tends to add some wrinkles to the real facts. Your bedroom set is not a set. The chest of drawers is from the Late Classicism period of the 1840s. The style was introduced in 1835 by J. and J.W. Meeks in New York with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machine, o matic, slot machine
o matic, slot machine, models: Hi Sandy, Well... This sounds like a Mills Slot machine alright, but there are many different models and different years that Mills made them. I am sure I could tell you a lot about your mills slot machine but I would have to know what model it is so I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machine, type game, wooden case
type game, wooden case, slot machine: Sorry for the delay (I was out of town). Your machine is a german machine (which you already knew :-)). I am not familiar with that machine, but I am guessing it was made in the 1960 s. It is probably designed to by hung on the wall and it probably weighs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machines, Mills Castle Front, Antique Slot Machine
Mills Castle Front, Antique Slot Machine: The Castle Front was a very popular machine that Mills made. It is not rare and you see a lot of them at shows. They typically retail for $1,800 - $2,500. That is the price a dealer would get for one that is restored or in excellent condition and would provide...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sofa, general antiques, french louis
general antiques, french louis, furniture shops: this sofa is an American made mass produced sofa from the 1970s, it was inspired by the French Louis 15th style with a mix of American design details (like the strait high back and the way the wood on the arms comes out of the sofa arm.) This sofa is worth...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thimble, thimble society, twcny rr
thimble society, twcny rr, gold ones: Hello Mary. Many thimble have identifiable marks as to who the maker was, which can also indicate when the thimble was made. However, early gold thimbles were not marked. There are web sites that illustrate maker s marks (search under silver makers# and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thonet bentwood rocker, bentwood rocker, seat area
bentwood rocker, seat area, rockers: i would need more pics to tell you anything. close up of the wood, close up where the seat attaches to the sides, pic of the undeside of the seat area and rockers, closeup of any stamps or marks bobklein1@cox.net clear infocus pics as jpg attachment...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tiger Oak Side Board, quarter sawn oak, oak sideboard
quarter sawn oak, oak sideboard, oak veneer: Roberta - Your sideboard was made in the mid 1910s to the mid 1920s. The low profile mirror is typical of the period. The mirror is the key to the date. All 20th century American plate mirror included in furniture is dated by law. The date is in dark gray...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Platform Scale for 20's - 40's, toledo scale, platform scale
toledo scale, platform scale, berning: Hi George, We really don t know where to send you to get a replacement dial for your Toledo bank scale. You might check with Mettler Toledo to see if any of their service people have access to any old obsolete parts. Their website is: http://us.mt.com/us/en/home.html#...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Troemer Pharmacy Scal, Troemner, scale. New York
Troemner, scale. New York, Pennsylvania: Hi Mary: Troemner made these scales from around 1910 through at least 1940, and possibly later. The 1934 Troemner catalog describes the #190 scale as the Lakeside Box Prescription Scale, available for purchase for $19.75. The Penna & N.Y.C. App D Type....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Trying to date canopy bed, champagne cocktail, heywood wakefield
champagne cocktail, heywood wakefield, honey tone: at first glance i thought this was the HW modern line or streamline or streamline modern, which spanned the mid 30s to mid 60s. the label is the streamline modern label. but on closer inspection and reasearch i am fairly certain that my first impression...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): thimble question, san diego california, izac
san diego california, izac, cresco iowa: Hello Laurie, You have a political thimble obviously. These political campaign thimbles were a popular item during the 1920 s to 1950 s. There are more recent ones like Carter Mondale etc. The only IZAC that I know of is this one: He represented California...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tiger oak dresser, quarter sawn oak, oak veneer
quarter sawn oak, oak veneer, tiger oak: thanks for the pics. it is a quarter sawn oak veneer (some call it tiger oak which is appropriate) chest of drawers. it is a merging of mission and third period empire style. i believe that this originally was a few inches taller so that the front legs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): trying to confirm date and maker of old roll top desk, roll top desk, antique mahogany
roll top desk, antique mahogany, general antiques: in reference to the question on how to refinish mahogany. first let me say this is NOT a project for someone who has not done this before on a roll top desk. restoration of a roll top desk will utilize all the skills of an experienced restorer. one of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Chicago Coin "Showtime" pinball machine, pinball machine, chicago coin
pinball machine, chicago coin, player game: Hi Lynn, Your Chicago Coin, Showtime pinball was made in 1974, it s a four player game and they made somewhere around 1,730 of these units then, and the value is $475.00 but the value of this machine seams to be rising, so that is a good thing. Thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Chicago Scale Co. / Mason Davis and Co., mason davis, davis and co
mason davis, davis and co, army navy: Hi Brad, Chicago Scale Co was in business from 1863 through the early 1900s. Since we do not have any catalogs available containing your scale it is impossible to determine the exact date of manufacture. Mason, Davis Stove Co. bought Chicago sometime...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage? Oriental Ivorine? statues with "vayis" mark, art teacher, statuettes
art teacher, statuettes, resin: You need to take a needle and burn it with a lighter or a flame then take the needle and stick it into a part of the so called ivory that is not seen, like the bottom. if it smells like burnt hair then it is ivory or bone, if it smells like plastic, it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): valor heater, kerosene heater, tanks
kerosene heater, tanks, victoria: Hi Victoria, These heaters came in various sizes. Kerosene tanks, complete with burners are available. You are welcome to contact me at information@edwardmillerkeroseneoillamps.com for more details and if you are interested in restoring the heater....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): value of pinball machine, search search database, pinball machine
search search database, pinball machine, pinball machines: Hi James, Great!, and glad I could help. I think ebay would be a very good place to offer it, as you have those people there looking for the rare stuff, always watching, and you could also put a large reserve on it and see how high the auction gets up to,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Satomi pinball question, pachinko machine, pinball machine
pachinko machine, pinball machine, ship loads: Hi Sona, I Sona, it s been awhile since I answered your question here. I have someone who wrote me after looking through my questions and answerers at Allexperts I guess, and was interested in knowing if you wanted to sell you Satomi Pinball game? If so,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wardrobe and matching dresser, art deco style, wood species
art deco style, wood species, retail value: it is art deco style from the 1930s. art deco is very collectible but without seeing the wardrobe i cannot offer a retail value or auction value. also need a close pic to determine the wood species. thanks bobklein1@cox.net for pics, include original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wood Veneer Fix, wood veneer, cost effective solutions
wood veneer, cost effective solutions, pot holder: This is not an easy repair.You would need to get some rottonstone and work at the mark with it . You should be able to find some books at your library to show how to do this however, I would suggest that you contact a professional that does in-home repairs....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wood carved tobacco container from 1893, wood container
wood container: Thanks for your question, You should be able to clean the item with mineral spirits or as they call it now, paint thinner. Get the odorless if you can. Also get some Scotch Bright pads. You ll fine it with sandpaper, sometimes called imitation sandpaper....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wood horse tricycle, leather saddle, horse hair
leather saddle, horse hair, knock offs: I d have to see a photo before I can comment but I will tell you that 99.9% of all horse tricycles on the market are fakes. They look old, right down to the rust but they re recent knock offs imported from the Philippines. These have been produced and imported...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What is it???, antique settee, railroad car
antique settee, railroad car, fred taylor: Patsy - It is unlikely that the piece came from a railroad car. It has wheels on it. It appears to be simply a couch made along the lines of a settle with high arms that rise to the level of the back, made in the early 20th century. Fred Taylor www.furnituredetective.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Zangerle & Peterson Game table?, sound financial footing, tyrol austria
sound financial footing, tyrol austria, unselfish devotion: this is from a book in 1918----- ZANGERLE & PETERSON COMPANY The Zangerle & Peterson Company was organized in 1892, by Joseph Zangerle as President & Treasurer and Geo. Peterson Secretary. The organization took place after the failure of the Northwestern...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1870's desk, yellow glue, wheat paste
yellow glue, wheat paste, herters: without a picture i am unable to help pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus. ================ thanks for the pics it is walnut as we suspected, the back looks like cherry which would be appropriate. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1874 Bally Bon Voyage - Another question, bally pinball machines, lighting circuit
bally pinball machines, lighting circuit, volt lighting: Hi Ron!, Well I don t know how much I can help you hrer at and on all-experts site but the numbers you Refer to are wire color codes. a wire with a wire number like a 70 wire is a solid Orange Wire with no tracer. If it is a 7-1 wire, then it s a Orange...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1908 Birds eye maple Cadillac Desk Table, liver spots on skin, daisy petal
liver spots on skin, daisy petal, birds eye: Hi Jescie Nice to hear from you. Unfortunately these dark spots mean the finish has broken down and allowed moisture at the wood. These marks can only be removed after the finish has been stripped off.. Then they are bleached out. In most cases I try...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1964 Bally "Money Honey", money honey, kinds of levers
money honey, kinds of levers, ottawa canada: Hi There Dan, This is the 1964 Money Honey model M-742 I would think, and made by Bally. A nice machine if it is an original factory Money Honey with the top light up Marque, as there were many Bally Slots converted over to the Money Honey model by dealers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Acme Pinking Shears, certificate of authenticity, searching the internet
certificate of authenticity, searching the internet, searching the internet for information: Hello Mariea. There are books on scissors and collectors groups for scissors, but scissors are not my area of expertise as there are scissors for many other purposes besides sewing. Have you tried searching the internet for information on the company or...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age of old piano, old piano, upright piano
old piano, upright piano, woodwork: made around 1893 according to the serial number. old uprights bring little money if they are in need of work which this is. around 1---300 is all you could expect to realistically get for it, the main reason is that it is expensive to have them made right;...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique American Former Office Table, glue stains, paint remover
glue stains, paint remover, dark stain: Bridget - The photo is not clear enough for me to identify the wood. It could be oak but more likely pecan or birch. In any event the wood probably is not going to accept a dark stain unless you use a dye of some sort. The top appears to be a synthetic inlay...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Armoire Identification, auction auctioneer, antique armoire
auction auctioneer, antique armoire, crown molding: This is an American made armoire it looks like it could have been made circa 1900 to 1920s but I need to see several close up photos of the carving in the middle center, the crown molding on the center top and a close up of the drawer pulls on the drawers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Buffet, tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, antique buffet: you have a china cabinet made 1900-1920s. it is a combination of styles but is referred to as colonial revival. the woods are generall mahogany and/or walnut veneers with the case wood being tulip poplar or sweet gum all stained to a brown red walnut color...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Carved Armchair - Upholstered, silk fabric, italian flair
silk fabric, italian flair, fabric style: This is an Italian rococo chair, it looks more like it was made circa 1880s but I need to see a close up of the legs and a photo of the underside of the seat of the chair, This is a 19th Century reproduction the model was first made circa 1750s and inspired...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Carved Wooden Chair, general antiques, florida image
general antiques, florida image, furniture books: Thanks for this photo, the chair has been recovered, I confirm that this is a 19th Century Eastern European chair, it does look like it is Austrian and that is late 19th century circa 1880s, so in fact it is not original to the period and style but a 19th...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique couch, marshall spring, mid 1930s
marshall spring, mid 1930s, spring units: Kevin - Your couch is not an antique. It was made during the Depression era of the late 1920s to mid 1930s and the style is simply Depression . Similar pieces can be seen in Furniture of the Depression Era by Swedberg, Collector Books. It probably is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique dresser identification, burl veneer, eastlake style
burl veneer, eastlake style, secret drawer: the picture is too dark. send to bobklein1@cox.net as jpg files attached to the email, include the original question. judging from this photo i will say that this is an eastlake style dresser manufactured 1890-1900. probably walnut but could be cherry...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Organ or Piano Lamp, antique organ, piano lamp
antique organ, piano lamp, brenner: Hi, I would need to see clearer and more detailed photographs of your lamp to be of any help. Feel free to contact me through my website www.edwardmillerkeroseneoillamps.com at information@edwardmillerkeroseneoillamps.com Regards Stuar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Scale, brass pole, brass bell
brass pole, brass bell, cast brass: Hi Mike, Shop scales like yours were manufactured by Avery in Birmingham England for many years from the mid 1800s through the early 1900s. Collectors like them for their decorative cast iron lyre top. The weight pan shown on the left in your photo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Table, gettysburg pa, walnut table
gettysburg pa, walnut table, antique table: need to see a picture of the inside with the marble removed and of the underneath. it appears to be a victorian walnut table from 1860-80 BUT is could be a reproduction made in the 1920s. hence the pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Vanity, mahogany veneer, walnut veneer
mahogany veneer, walnut veneer, sweet gum: hi, thanks for the photos. the dovetails are definitely machine made post 1900. the sides of the drawer and the bottom of the drawer shown is sweet gum wood. the glare will not let me see the wood grain through the old coating on the drawer front....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique ?, pier mirror, piece of furniture
pier mirror, piece of furniture, small shelf: Leona - The piece you have described is called a pier mirror. In architetcural terms the wall space between two windows is called a pier. These mirrors were designed to be placed in that space. Another piece of furniture specifically designed for the space...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, antique chair, first response
antique chair, first response, cox: second response, here is the first response the website says that you have not read =============================================================== ==================================== send in focus pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net front view ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, antique chair, maby
antique chair, maby, cox: the first was answered as follows: send in focus pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net front view side view back view underneath view view of detail in focus, jpg files as attachments to the email, include the two questions in their entirety thanks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique hide-a-bed 3/4 mattress, convertible beds, kroehler
convertible beds, kroehler, sofa bed: Nathan - Your sofa bed is from the early 20th century somewhat in the Mission style popular in the period. Convertible beds like this were called davenports or lounges at the time. One of the most famous was the Napier Lounge Co of Napier, IL just outside...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocker, revival furniture, renaissance revival
revival furniture, renaissance revival, nasty image: This chair is a mass produced American made rocking chair made circa 1900, the face is inspired from Renaissance revival furniture and the face is meant to scare away bad spirits and protect the owner. Please send me the other photos and I will try to tell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique side table, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, entry areas: it is a server or in an auction house the would say a diminutive server or sideboard (that means a small one and the wording means they can sell it for more). they are used in dining areas, entry areas and in bedrooms and halls, even in kitchens. from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique student oil lamp.., wick tube, e bay
wick tube, e bay, oil lamp: Hi Bruce, appears a nice lamp - but not Miller (which I understand you realise) thus outside my area of expertise. None the less best would be to request the following Photograph of the back of the slide ball. (the ball that slides on the post that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique vanity, great grandmother, jpg files
great grandmother, jpg files, wood grain: need multiple pictures sent to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus full view from front, oblique, and rear pic of outside of drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer pic of the outside bottom of the drawer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique wash basin cabinet?, antique wash basin, cabinet doors
antique wash basin, cabinet doors, may8: Hi Sherry Nice to hear from you. What you are describing to me is a marble topped wash stand. Is yours similar to this one? http://www.laurelauction.com/1020f%20Vict.%20Marble%20Top%20Washstand.JPG The drawer joinery you describe as being dowels is actually...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally's 1982 $1 Slot Machine E 1000, barry fox, general antiques
barry fox, general antiques, dispensor: Thank You! These will really help you and when your asking someone about something you can refer to a page number or use a bally part number, which helps you to get the part or right information your looking for. Hopefully this will help you learn about...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Slot machine, serial number tag, mechanical machine
serial number tag, mechanical machine, kind of game: Hi Kerri, Nice machine! Looks like the electro/mechanical Bally model 1090 Multiplier to me. The model number should be on a metal serial number tag located below the handle. The year will be stamped by hand to top of the tag, in the black painted area...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally slot machine, u s games, serial number tag
u s games, serial number tag, slot machine sales: Hi Again Scott, Just like an old dog, I have to keep digging... Guess what? I dug up a bone! Your Lucky Stars slot machine is Bally Model Number: 1168. It was made in 1978 and is a four reel slot machine, It was built in Ireland and Exported to Australia....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom Furniture Suite, american manufactured furniture, google search
american manufactured furniture, google search, cotton mattress: do your google search on depression furniture, i hate the term because it is so inaccurate and misleading, but, do the search by clicking on images at the top of google. the pieces sound like 1900-1920s and i know i have pictures in a book named American...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom set, mirror glass, odd directions
mirror glass, odd directions, vintage furniture: Joyce - Your furniture is from the late 1930s or possibly into the 1940s in the style known as Art Moderne at the time. Today we call the style Art Deco, a term coined in the 1960s. While it does not have the streamlined curves normally found in this style,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom set, possibly victorian?, philadelphia centennial exposition, industrial barons
philadelphia centennial exposition, industrial barons, renaissance revival: Nora - Your bedroom set if from the 1880s. The style is called Renaissance Revival. The style basically was the application of machine made archtectural elements applied in layers to give a very complicated look to a very simple process. The style evolved...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkel Fan-top computing scale, space commodity, price target
space commodity, price target, computing scale: Hi Mark, You can find early history of Berkel at the following website: http://www.wtxweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=87 Your scale is shown on a 1953 Jacobs Brothers Detecto scale flier. It is described as follows: Detecto-Gram...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey and Gay Furniture Repair and Restoration, google search, furniture restorers
google search, furniture restorers, berkey and gay furniture: Hi Thomas Nice to hear from you. Gosh there should be no need to send the furniture very far. Just in our little area I could drive less than fifty miles in any directions and find many. But that aside, here is one such directory as you asked for http://prorestorers.org/location.htm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Birds eye Maple???, birds eye, antique experts
birds eye, antique experts, eye maple: Hi Diane Nice to hear from you. Actually your dresser is not made of birds eye maple. It is in fact oak. And it is also veneer. The drawer fronts at least. I cannot see the top but if you sent a picture of that, I should be able to tell you if the top is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Birdseye Maple Armoire (Picture of Lock), pure tung oil, maple veneer
pure tung oil, maple veneer, mineral spirit: you are certainly welcome. you are doing things right. the tung probably did not need the addition of the ms, that will slow the build and drying time. briwax comes in many colors, you can use the clear or none. you can wax over any coating as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Birdseye Maple Armoire, pure tung oil, maple veneer
pure tung oil, maple veneer, mineral spirit: to have kept the doors lighter is hard to answer but sanding a bit and making sure they were clean after stripping then staining with a light stain or glaze might have helped but it could be that just is what the wood wanted to do and could not have been avoided...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brandt Furniture Company, mail photos, straight legs
mail photos, straight legs, delta colorado: Jill - If you can send me some clear photos of the chairs I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Breakfront and dining room set, pedestal mounts, colonial revival
pedestal mounts, colonial revival, 3 legs: Eric - That is a nice looking set whether it is an assembled set or a genuine set. The set is a Colonial Revival reproduction of Federal period furniture from the early 1800s. The chairs are called klismos chairs. Here s some background. http://www.buffaloah.com/f/fstyles/emp/klismos/klismos.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Buffet Table - WF Mfg Co, Warsaw, open storage area, mahogany veneers
open storage area, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar: this is a game table. the warsaw furniture manufacturing company was known for high quality and although i cannot give the dates of operation of the company exactly i do know they started in the late 1800s and into the 20s. your table is colonial revival...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Butterfly Table #155, butterfly table, good furniture
butterfly table, good furniture, furniture restoration: Terry - You didn t say how old the table is. My first recommendation always is try to repair the original parts of older furniture. A good furniture restoration professional can probably do that. If that is not possible due to the extremely deteriorated condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally slot machine 5-18-1967, coin denomination, bally
coin denomination, bally, excellent condition: A lot depends on condition, type of reel strips (fruit or non fruit), and coin denomination. If it is a quarter, fruit, in excellent condition I am guessing wholesale would be about $200, retail would be about $500. The prices on these have tanked in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): belding spool cabinet, spool cabinets, glass fronts
spool cabinets, glass fronts, belding: Hello Billy. Condition of spool cabinets is paramount in determining value. Whether or not the decals and finish are original or not, etc. There were also many different styles....desk top, etc. There is a book out dedicated to spool cabinets. It was a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Care of wicker casket, varnish, wicker
varnish, wicker, elasticity: Thanks for your question, The flaking material is probably the old varnish as you said.I would use a soft brush and go over it to remove as much of the flaking material as possible, then I would apply a coat of varnish or poly ,thinned with the thinner...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horses, marcus illions, charles carmel
marcus illions, charles carmel, carousel horses: The armored horse in the picture is a Marcus Illions style while the other is a Charles Carmel style. It s impossible to tell from the photos if these are original or reproductions since they appear to wear new paint. If original, both would have been carved...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chicago Apparatus Co, clerk stenographer, apparatus service
clerk stenographer, apparatus service, google: Hi Chris, We can not confirm the date that Chicago Apparatus Co. was using their name on scales. We did find a time line of their history on the web here: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Chicago+Apparatus%22+history&btnG=Search&hl=en&rlz=1B3RNFA_enUS278US279&tbo=p&tbs=tl%3A1&sa=2...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chinese black lacquer furniture with mother of pearl inlays, black lacquer furniture, mother of pearl inlays
black lacquer furniture, mother of pearl inlays, curio cabinet: the burden will be on you. i will need many clear photos to assess the items. full views of fronts and sides and underneaths. close views of detail. close views of any joinery. bobklein1@cox.net for pics with the email included and i will try to help...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cool blue sectional, french provincial style, fred taylor
french provincial style, fred taylor, good shape: Lynn - Your blue corner sectional appears to have been made in the 1960s or 1970s in French Provincial style. It has no antique or collector s value. If it fits your home and your taste then it has value. Otherwise it doesn t have much intrinsic value. You...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Corbin Lock for roll top desk, roll top desk, brass piece
roll top desk, brass piece, striker plate: Hi, Derby was one of a very few high quality manufacturers of desks like yours, Cutler being another fine one. They started in 1870. The piece you are missing in the lock set is called the trap door. It is a rectangular brass piece with a spring loaded...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cotton Scales, cotton gin, berning
cotton gin, berning, sharing your expertise: Hi Jim, Both Howe & Fairbanks usually stamped their name into the brass beam of their scales. However, we have seen iron beams with the name painted on the beam by both companies. Chatillon and other companies also manufactured iron cotton beams. These...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Country French Chairs with wood beetles, powderpost bugs
powderpost bugs: Sorry for your problem. First, I hope you don t have them in your home if the beetles are active. If you do, I would suggest you store them somewhere else as soon as possible till the situation is resolved. You have several options. First, you can make...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cutler Desk Identification, cutler desk, roll top desk
cutler desk, roll top desk, catalog inventory: Cutler is in the top 10 of roll top desk manufacturers around the turn of the last cnetury. the number has nothing to do with date or age it is a factory number indicating whatever. it is proprietary to the company and is most likely a catalog, inventory...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair with one arm, great grandmother, legs
great grandmother, legs, images: Your photo is not clear and I do not see the entire chair, Please send another image, please remember that this site only allows you to send one photo at a time but please send several close up images of the legs and the underside of the chair as well...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair style, paint stripper, stripping paint
paint stripper, stripping paint, sweet gum: they are eastlake victorian made around 1890. wood is likely walnut although some are made out of poplar or sweet gum. stripping paint is difficult, the important thing is to have a good paint stripper and let it seit in a wet state on the piece to be stripped...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): china cabinet, general antiques, crown molding
general antiques, crown molding, china cabinet: Are the carved details in a lighter color made of wood or resin, the best way to check is to take a needle and burn the end with a lighter, then stick it in the carved part if it smells like burnt plastic it is made of resin, if it smells like wood it s wood...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): copper and brass metric liquid measuring jugs or pots, measures, metric. liter
measures, metric. liter, brass: Hi Alan Thanks for the pictures. The shape and design of the measures - brass middle and top bands - is typical of borough or county measures c 1890 into the 1st half of the 20th century. I can see the capacity marks in the picture, but are there any other...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): couch, 70s 80s, cotton batting
70s 80s, cotton batting, time cuz: you are the only one that can determine if it is worth the price of repair and upholstery. if you like it and it is worth the money to you then go ahead. it is a later manufactured piece from the 70s-80s. generally these need complete gluing then if...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): couch identification, general antiques, empire style
general antiques, empire style, whitmarsh: It is possible that this was American made, it would explain for the lack of detail in the carved feet, I would need to see close up photos of some of the construction details under the fabric on the underside of the couch to confirm where this is from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Danish Modern Caned Furniture, replace cane, lacquer chairs
replace cane, lacquer chairs: You have caned seats it what looks like the standard cane pattern in a hand cane , it s hard to tell from the picture. Either way, hand or machine, I would go to someone who does this type of work to get them done right and easy. The materials are available...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Desk or what?, mahogany veneers, craigslist org
mahogany veneers, craigslist org, tulip poplar: the paint was most likely a later addition. this style, federal, some say duncan phyfe, is done in mahogany veneers on the show surfaces with the case wood being tulip poplar or sweet gum stained to mahogany. your breakfront or china, or hutch or butlers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Desk or bookcase?, pigeon holes, cubby holes
pigeon holes, cubby holes, two locks: i apologize for not being clear. some call it cubby holes and some call it pidgeon holes, we like the term pigeon holes of if one needs to get a bit high brow, fitted interior . it is just terms. every factory had their own was of doing things so how...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dresser, spade foot, thomas sheraton
spade foot, thomas sheraton, walnut veneer: Dennis - The dresser is a Colonial Revival reproduction of Federal period furniture of the early 1800s. The legs are Sheraton style tapered legs with a spade foot. Thomas Sheraton was an English designer of the period. The dresser was made in the late 1920s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dresser and Wardrobe, hi thanks, time slot
hi thanks, time slot, wardrobe: hi thanks for the pics the wardrobe is oak and was made in europe around 1920. it is better than many we see imported and would be priced retail in a shop at 800. the dresser or bureau as some euros call them is from the same time slot but the wood...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drop Leaf End (or Side Tables) by Hammary, mahogany veneer, hammary
mahogany veneer, hammary, sweet gum: Hammary made their first tables in 1948. they are mahogany and sweet gum. 100 each would be fair to the neighbor, 150-175 each in a resale shop. in 1948 the tops were leather or mahogany veneer, the next year they switched to all leather tops. the hardware...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe or not, duncan phyfe, construction techniques
duncan phyfe, construction techniques, two tables: Now I only see one photo of the leg, you can only send one photo at a time on this service. If the is a number stamped then it is not an original Duncan Phyfe piece. from this photo (that is out of focus), this looks like it was made circa 1900, but I need...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe furniture, duncan phyfe furniture, classical styles
duncan phyfe furniture, classical styles, two tables: There is no photos attached, Duncan Phyfe reproduced furniture from many classical styles, if your piece is not by Duncan Phyfe, then it could be an original design that is worth more, just because there is a name attached does not mean it is worth more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe Sofa, unknown age., duncan phyfe sofa, duncan phyfe style
duncan phyfe sofa, duncan phyfe style, brass claw feet: It is from the 1940s. i cannot identify the wood from the pictures, some are mahogany, most of this vintage are either mahogany, birch, sweet gum, or tulip poplar; all stained with a water based dye to a red color. the style is referred to as duncan phyfe....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe table, duncan phyfe table, ferguson bros
duncan phyfe table, ferguson bros, harry ferguson: Margaret - Your table is a tilt top tea table. It is a Colonial Revival reproduction of tables made in the 1770s. Ferguson Brothers was maker of inexpensive novelty items. During the Depression era of the 1930s many companies turned to the manufacture of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe tables, duncan phyfe tables, design details
duncan phyfe tables, design details, two tables: I would have to see more photos one that show the whole piece and several close up images of the details to give you a value, if there is no Duncan Phyfe stamp or makers mark it may not be an original, this table was inspired by a mix of French and English...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dayton scale, dayton scale, computing scales
dayton scale, computing scales, scale collectors: Hi Carol, Your scale would have been manufactured in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Retail value might be $150-$400 in the condition shown. Most scale collectors don t collect these barrel top computing scales as they are so big and heavy. Their value...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dining room set, american antique furniture, maple veneer
american antique furniture, maple veneer, dining room set: Carol - Your set is French Provincial in style made of maple veneer with the ubiquitous fruitwood finish found on sets of this era. It appears to have been made in the 1970s. It is a very generic style and without a maker s mark there is no way to tell who...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dining table, drop leaves, sweet gum
drop leaves, sweet gum, duncan phyfe: i do need a picture of the table and a close one o the chairs to determine the wood. most of these chairs are sweet gum stained mahogany. pics to bobklein1@cox.net clear, in focus jpg files as attachments, include the original question with the pic...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dining table, chairs, and china cabinet, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, six chairs: the china is the most desirable piece of the set, the table and chairs retail in a shop around 900 with six chairs and the table plus the leaf. the china would be priced retail in a shop at 600. these are not estate sale prices, these are in shop prices....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fabric Measure, google patents, fabric measure
google patents, fabric measure, lori harris: Hi Lori. Any chance you could send a digital picture. Based on your description, I m at a loss. Have you researched the manufacturer or checked out google patents? I m wondering if it might be a commercial item? Sorry I can t be of more help on this....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Federal Breakfront, colonial revival, muntin
colonial revival, muntin, secretary desk: David - The wood holding the glass in the upper section, no matter the pattern, is called a muntin. In period pieces it consists of individual pices of wood that form the frame that holds individual pieces of glass. In Colonial Revival reproductions the muntin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Finish for mirror, mirror glass, color stain
mirror glass, color stain, white paint: need some better pictures to bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus. to refinish this; take the glass out or you cannot do a proper job with the wood nor can you properly clean the glass. you can complete the stripping once the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique hide-a-bed 3/4 mattress, montgomery wards, kroehler
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique hide-a-bed 3/4 mattress, montgomery wards, kroehler, deterioration

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Birdseye Maple Armoire, digital photographs, armoire
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Birdseye Maple Armoire, digital photographs, armoire, screw plate

Collectibles-General (Antiques): belding spool cabinet, spool cabinets, ebay
Collectibles-General (Antiques): belding spool cabinet, spool cabinets, ebay, google

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dayton scale
Collectibles-General (Antiques): dayton scale

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hoosier cabinet, hoosier cabinets, philip kennedy
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hoosier cabinet, hoosier cabinets, philip kennedy, kitchenmaid

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Diamond 3 star / Sega mad money, dick debartolo, william m gaines
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Diamond 3 star / Sega mad money, dick debartolo, william m gaines, mad money

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The "presto", antique dealers, e mail
Collectibles-General (Antiques): The "presto", antique dealers, e mail, john and ringo

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refectory Table etc., renissance, 1880s
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refectory Table etc., renissance, 1880s, revival

Collectibles-General (Antiques): french provincial bedroom set/ stipping, grit sandpaper, two coats
grit sandpaper, two coats, black paint: Hi Heather Nice to hear from you. You have been told incorrectly. You never need to strip painted furniture to paint it. All you need to do is prep the surface so your new paint will adhere properly. You prep by sanding with 120 grit sandpaper. Just...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gliding Rocket, refinishing
refinishing: Thanks for your question, It looks like a nice rocker. I would put it at the 1910-1930 range. These rocker were very popular because they took up less floor space then a conventional rocker. As for the refinishing, I would remove as much of the old finish...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gooseneck or Swan neck Rocker, richard bromley, poplar woods
richard bromley, poplar woods, sweet gum: value will vary with condition and wood. mahogany is more desirable for those who know. many are sweet gum or poplar stained with a water base stain to look like mahogany or figured birch and also stained. 1920-1940 era. if you send a close clear picture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand Rapids Chair Company, thomas sheraton, pedestal table
thomas sheraton, pedestal table, reproduction furniture: Jim- Grand Rapids Chair Co. (not to be confused with Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co.) was formed in 1872 so it is possible to have furniture from the company that is more than 100 years old. However, your set is not. Your set is Colonial Revival reproduction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Groetchen slot machine, Antique Slot Machine, Slot Machine
Antique Slot Machine, Slot Machine, Mills: Keith: It is probably something with the escalator (the hardware that accepts the coin). Try going to the following web sites for more help: http://www.IBuyOldSlots.com/howToUnjamASlotMachine.html http://www.IBuyOldSlots.com/videos.html http://gameroomantiques.com/SlotRepair.htm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gumball machine, don hi, happy thanksgiving
don hi, happy thanksgiving, glass ball: Hi Donald, Happy Thanksgiving day to you. Well Donald, looks like I nailed it for you.. (see Attached) Value is $275.00 and what an interesting name, It s called: Well, Here We Are The information attached to the photo should answer your questions as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gumball machines, antique slot machine gumball peanut arcade pulver mills caille watling perfume manikin vendor dice
antique slot machine gumball peanut arcade pulver mills caille watling perfume manikin vendor dice: DM, I collect coin operated machines that were manufactured prior to 1950. Your gumball machine is a newer machine that was made after 1950. I do not know any specifics but have seen them for sale for under $20. Good Luck, Chad www.wantedcoinopmachines.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Harvey Prober Desk, retail furniture, furniture shops
retail furniture, furniture shops, prober: Your photo does not show me the whole desk, I can not tell if the cabinet in the back is part of the desk and I do not see if there is any damage . in general a perfect condition Harvey Prober desk circa 1960 will sell wholesale for $2,000 to $4,000 dollars...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hoosier cabinet, hoosier style, hoosier cabinet
hoosier style, hoosier cabinet, wood slats: I apologize and will resend it through the web site. I had even put links to pictures of hoosier style cabinets. bk ============== =============================== It is an oak hoosier style cabinet, there were several brands, hoosier, sellers, boone,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Horse Tricycle, collectible value, knock offs
collectible value, knock offs, philippines: Your horse is one of the thousands of inexpensive imported knock offs produced in the Philippines. These have been made since the very late 1970 s and continue to be made today. They have no collectible value. As a decorative piece it would be worth up to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale No 8, rutland vt, platform scales
rutland vt, platform scales, brandon vt: Hi Lisa, Most platform scales like your Howe were manufactured for many years by scale companies making it difficult to date them exactly. Your no. 8 was manufactured before May of 1896 as that catalog lists it as no. 852, old no. 8. It would have been...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hutch, dixie furniture, elderly woman
dixie furniture, elderly woman, bookcase: this is an American made mass produced bookcase cabinet made circa 1950s to 1960s. There were several Dixie furniture manufactures from the south eastern United States. Please send a close up photo of the back and photo of the stamp and I will try to tell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): h.troemner #24 ball scale, henry troemner, u s mint
henry troemner, u s mint, united states mint: Hi Gary, The 1921 Troemner catalog has a full page devoted to the ease and accuracy of Troemner s ball scales: Henry Troemner s Ball Scales These scales are the handiest Scales, perfected by HENRY TROEMNER. Each Scale has the maker s name on it, which...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): headboard/footboard, american manufactured furniture, headboard footboard
american manufactured furniture, headboard footboard, don fredgant: Jennifer - Your faux wood grained metal beds are from the late 1920s to early 1930s. The two primary manufacturers of such beds were Foster Bros Mfg Co of Utica, NY and the Rome Co of Chicago. A bed with a very similar painted floral design is shown on page...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): help nedeed, general antiques, french louis
general antiques, french louis, exorbitant price: Can you please send me a photo of the entire mirror and the Syrian piece in your photos I do not see the entire piece, I need to see other photos if I am going to give you a value. The table is a 19th Century reproduction of a French Louis 15th style side...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hutch, to restore or not, mahogany veneer, colonial revival
mahogany veneer, colonial revival, tulip poplar: sorry, that has happened twice this weekend. the china cabinet is from 1920s and is a william and mary style, and colonial revival. there are several styles that make up in the the colonial revival segment between 1900-1940. restoration would cost around...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Can you ID this chair?, sears catalog, genuine mahogany
sears catalog, genuine mahogany, morris chairs: Patti - 1918 sounds like a good time frame for this chair. It might even be slightly earlier. It appears to be 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...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify this chair, carlstadt new jersey, new jersey city
carlstadt new jersey, new jersey city, furniture manufacture: This is 1980s furniture from an office furniture manufacture, the would be considered a waiting room model for a doctors office not from a movie theatre. Designcraft Metal MFG does not exist anymore and they did not use any known designers, they copied furniture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify Rocking Chair, platform rocker, spring mechanism
platform rocker, spring mechanism, approximate value: oak platform rocker from around 1900. victorian styling. these range in price and styles an were made from 1875 in walnuts then oak to around 1920. pricing in the condition shown, retail in a shop around 375-450. at auction around 150-250. great looking...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify style, wood type and era of sofa, empire revival, back cushions
empire revival, back cushions, colonial revival: it is mahogany made in the 1920-40s. the style is called empire which would make this empire revival and colonial revival either is accurate. this style was first made in this country, USA, in the early 1800s then again in the late 1800s and then in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Imperial Furniture gateleg dropleaf table, grit sandpaper, imperial furniture
grit sandpaper, imperial furniture, proper materials: although original finishes are desirable that is generally applicable to pieces of historical nature or museum pieces. refinishing your table if done properly, repeat, if done properly, will only increase the intrinsic and associative value, if refinished--PROPERLY,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): JUKEBOX ADJUSTMENT, juke box, haggen
juke box, haggen, e80: Hi Terry, I don t work on enough jukebox s to know everything about every model and this is one I know little about. There is a repair guide, from the Dr know it all Harald Haggen, that steps through each problem he has found in repairing jukebox s. and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jukeboxes, serial number tag, model type
serial number tag, model type, model numbers: Hi Anton, This is a standard console model type of jukebox, made in the mid 70 s I would guess. These don t show up listed in antique jukebox reference yet, as they re just not old enough to show up listed as antiques yet. value on jukebox s like this,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kerosene lamps, kerosene lamps, table lamps
kerosene lamps, table lamps, glass table: Hi Val, Your lamps have no specific name or maker and are just known as glass table lamps, are in a style common in the 1930 s - 1940 s (and thus date from that time) or perhaps are reproductions (I cannot tell from the photographs). I would be confident...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kerosene oil lamp, kerosene oil, lamp makers
kerosene oil, lamp makers, white flame: Hi Lara, Based on the photograph you have provided you have a glass kerosene oil table lamp dating from around perhaps late 1920 to 1940 or so. With the inclusion of the correct eagle chimney (size determined by the diametre of the burner but it would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Do you have any knowledge of this unique chest of drawers?, veneer wood, tongue and groove
veneer wood, tongue and groove, empire style: This photo shows me a drawer pull that was made circa 1960s, please check the back of the drawer where the drawer pull is attached, I need to see if the drawer pull is original to the dresser or if it was added after the manufacture of the dresser. I also...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ladder back chairs, wire nails, fred taylor
wire nails, fred taylor, age thanks: Steven - That appears to be a 20th century factory made chair. One way to check on the age is to look for small machine made wire nails in the back joints where the slats intersect the stiles (the tall posts). That is a modern way of securing the chair on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lamps, general antiques, mr wilson
general antiques, mr wilson, godmother: If there is no stamp on the bottom than it was made by a manufacture that did not have a brand that would add value, I think that this was made circa 1950s to 1960s and is worth around $60 to $80 dollars maximum, If there was a signature by the craftsman that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mersman Mahogany Lyre Table, mahogany veneer, mersman tables
mahogany veneer, mersman tables, red gum: Linda - Your table is from the Depression era of the late 1930s to the post War era of the late 1940s. The table is made of mahogany veneer tops with legs and pedestals made of a secondary wood, probab,y red gum. In general Mersman tables sell for under $100...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Diamond 3 star / Sega mad money, alfred e neuman, star machine
alfred e neuman, star machine, mad money: Hi Rudolf, Good to hear from you, from across the pond. First, lets take you Mills diamond three star machine. Could you be wrong about the machines name? Attached to this answer, is a photo of a Mills Diamond front along with history information, is this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mission Oak Chair, antique rocking chair, pencil marks
antique rocking chair, pencil marks, mission furniture: This is not Stickley or Mission furniture, it looks like it was made around the same time or maybe older but probably made by a large manufacture, it is very close in style but the design details on the top of the chair are too detailed. Stickley and Mission...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mission Oak Rocking Chair, correct person, 1820s
correct person, 1820s, rocking chair: retail in a shop pricing would be 100-150. it is a modified mission style that is a great form made around the 20s. keep in mind that from 1900 through the 1920s every style was made and made well. some of the best built furniture made in this country after...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mutoscope, american mutoscope, subject number
american mutoscope, subject number, photo images: Hi Dahlia, I consider myself one of the formost experts on mutoscopes. If you read the subject number stamped on the side of the reel, I can let you know what the original title is. The best way to view it would be in an actual mutoscope, and to make a video,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mahogany, duncan phyfe style, mahogany furniture
duncan phyfe style, mahogany furniture, tea table: Hi Dani Nice to hear from you. Personally I treasure real mahogany furniture (which your table is if it bears the mahogany Assoc. label.) What you are describing to me is a Duncan Phyfe style table (metal claws on the legs and a leg that keeps coming...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): memphis furniture mfg co, furniture mfg, oblique view
furniture mfg, oblique view, species identification: send picture to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files only, as attachments include original question clear and in focus front view, oblique view, close of the wood for species identification, pic of inside, pic of back, pic of the outside of any drawer where the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mersman coffee table, mersman tables, availibilty
mersman tables, availibilty, coffee table: Nancy - I do not have a Mersman catalog so I can t look up your table number. However, because of the ready availibilty and mediocre construction of Mersman tables, few sell for over $100, most in the $50-$75 range. I have written a column about Mersman as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mersman end table, sweet gum, 60s
sweet gum, 60s, trash: mersman made thousands of tables during their run from 1876 to 1995. it is an interesting history to read. your table is from the 60s and as you can see is in need of stripping an finishing. the wood looks to be sweet gum. the cost of refinising would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mirrors, red paint, coloration
red paint, coloration, mercury: It is too difficult to know without a trained eye, non mercury mirrors look new and have no coloration changes as they age. mercury mirrors age, crack and peel with age. Please send a photo and I will try to help. I can look at back and tell non mercury mirrors...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): need to identify an antique chair, renaissance revival style, expensive chair
renaissance revival style, expensive chair, antique chair: This is a American made chair made of oak and inspired by the renaissance revival style and was made circa 1960, if this chair was in perfect condition you could find one in a used furniture store for around 60 to 100 dollar. It will cost more than the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak captains chair, captains chair, wood species
captains chair, wood species, rungs: it is a 1880-1890s oak and hickory and/or chestnut wood institutional chair. by institutional i mean saloon, courtroom, lodge. they migrated to homes and a set is usually not found, i would love to steal a couple of sets of 10 or 20 at a good price.they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ohaus Heavy Duty Solution Balance?, ohaus scales, harsh environments
ohaus scales, harsh environments, feather touch: Hi Chris, The history of Ohaus Scales may be found here: http://www.ohaus.com/about/history.asp . Your scale most resembles model number 1119-DO which is described with full specifications here: http://www.ohaus.com/products/glo/scripts/view/viewproduct.asp?Recno=1119-D0...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Chair, oak chairs, side chairs
oak chairs, side chairs, old chair: chairs and table are oak chairs from 1920s, table from 1900 but a good match. we have refinished many sets of chairs like these, they have a great style and form. charge for restoration would be around 150 per chair minimum not including upholstery. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old green and gold dresser, tulip poplar, gold chest
tulip poplar, gold chest, paint quality: many companies made this style of furniture called french provincial, all was painted white or off white ( green tint, yellow tint were the most popular) with gold trim. it was a strong seller. the woods are paint quality, some solid lumber and some plywood...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Machine, trade stimulator, correct game
trade stimulator, correct game, bottom front: Hi Rick, We have to guess just a bit on what you have, as there are tons of different trade stimulator s out there, but this is a common model, if I have the right one. See and print the attached page. If this is the correct game, then there is a ton of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oil lamps, oil lamps, risdon
oil lamps, risdon, acutally: Hi Robert, It is inappropriate to value lamps without acutally inspecting them. Further, value varies very much depending on local market condtions, something I cannot ascertain for your location. Sorry I cannot be of more help. Regards Stuar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old amish quilt, amish quilt, yelm wa
amish quilt, yelm wa, cream background: In short, NO. Not without seeing it or good pictures of it. However, it sounds like it isn t an authentic Amish Quilt. The Amish didn t use cream color in their quilts. It may have been a quilt made by the Amish to sell to non-Amish. In which...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocker, empire revival, chemical stripper
empire revival, chemical stripper, cordovan color: it is an empire revival rocker in birch wood that was originally stained with water based dye to a dark red cordovan color. these were manufactured in the 1920s and sell for 75-100 in the condition shown in the picture. if you decide to refinish it the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): A Pair of Beautiful Antique Chairs, french napoleon, tarnished copper
french napoleon, tarnished copper, gold paint: This is a 19th Century French Napoleon 3rd chair it looks like it was made circa 1880s to 1890s, but I need to see a few close up photos and a photo of the underside to confirm my analysis. I do not think that they were gold gilded it looks like gold paint...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Parlor Chair?, french country furniture, american home furnishing
french country furniture, american home furnishing, bed room furniture: This looks like this chair was made circa 1990s, there is no age to the chair. If you really want to know more, you will have to take the staples off on part of the bottom where it is covering the fabric and send me a photo. I think this is a piece of bed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Phx Furniture Co., phoenix furniture co, jpg files
phoenix furniture co, jpg files, phx: i need pictures of each item sent to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus if there is a label send the pic of that as well i am leaving town sunday, if i do not get the pics by then it will be 7-10 days before i reply ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pins & Jukes, american rv, williams games
american rv, williams games, pinball machines: Hi Anne, I did make a mistake. I thought of Solar Ride instead of Solar Fire. But the value isn t that much different. It should be around $800. It had a production run of 782, which is fairly low, but not to the point of rare, and Williams games of this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Platform Rocker, flat reed, platform rocker
flat reed, platform rocker, restorers: I only got the one picture but it looks like it has a splint seat and back. Years ago, they used Oak or Ash for splints but most restorers today use Flat Reed as a substitute as a cost cutting measure.Their are also several patterns used in the weaving. You...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Poker Table, card drawers, glass ashtrays
card drawers, glass ashtrays, general antiques: This image is great but is not very clear or in focus, Please take another photo of that shows a corner and part of the leg please use a flash or make sure there is lots of light and the photo is in focus. This table looks like it could be from the 19th Century...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Possible Boston Rocker, boston rocker, vertical element
boston rocker, vertical element, vertical spindles: Mary - Your rocker is definitely a Boston rocker. The Boston rocker is the successor to the high back Windsor rockers of the early 19th century. A Windsor chair is a chair in which no vertical element runs continuously from top to bottom. All vertical elements...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pre Depression Smoking Table, silver ash, prolific maker
silver ash, prolific maker, mid 1920s: Tyson - Tne heyday of smoking stands was from around the first World War to the mid 1920s. Interest tapered off until the the production of novelty items including smoking stands began in the Depression era of the 1930s. Many companies turned to the manufacture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pregnant woman's chair, haarlem holland, usa customs
haarlem holland, usa customs, oversized chairs: This chair looks like it is Dutch or Belgium and was made circa 1890s to 1900, but it could be made much earlier, please send me close up detailed photos of the bottom of the chair and some of the construction details and I will confirm my analysis. I have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pressback Chairs Kind of Wood? Antique?, valuable antiques, antique malls
valuable antiques, antique malls, kitchen chairs: they are either maple or cherry, cant tell from the picture; and oak. the back is a great design and contrary to poplar belief cherry isnt red. these are pressed back kitchen chairs from 1900. the seats are not hard to cane, it is called pressed cane...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pelouze scales, patent number, precision scales
patent number, precision scales, rundquist: Hi Nina, Patent number 2503218 was issued on April 4, 1950 to Roy O. Rundquist of Chicago and assigned to Pelouze Scale Co. You can read the patent by entering the number in the search box here: http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en . Basically this is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): piano, dennis hamilton, bjur
dennis hamilton, bjur, piano business: Dennis - Hamilton S. Gordon took over his father s piano business, Gordon Piano Co est 1845, in 1890 and changed the name to Hamilton S. Gordon. The company was sold in 1908 to Bjur Bros. Apparently the name was continued to at least 1927 when the company...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The "presto", liverpool public library, patten office
liverpool public library, patten office, liverpool city: I love this kind of furniture it is called system furniture, Please send a photo I would love to see it, I have never seen one before but with the information that you have, you can find a lot of information. you will need to ask the patten office or maybe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): price and age, kerosene lamp, harrods
kerosene lamp, harrods, wick: Hi William, It is possible that you have a very nice item, but I cannot assist without photographs. You would be welcome to send some photographs to my email address information@edwardmillerkeroseneoillamps.com and to call me on 02 6367 7025 Regards...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): primitive furniture, antique hunter, primitive furniture
antique hunter, primitive furniture, poor shape: Melvin - Your table looks like a folk art plant stand from the Adirondack or Appalachian regions. It is made of bent wood like ash or birch that has been steamed or wet for a long period. A smoking stand with similar construciton is shown on page 284 of THe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): puckered quilt, rinse cycle, wool blanket
rinse cycle, wool blanket, laundromat: Without seeing your quilt, it is difficult to answer your question. If it is just badly wrinkled because it wasn t dried properly, wash it again in warm water and dry it in a large dryer at a Laundromat. Of course you want to wash and dry it by itself....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): RE: Macey Bookcase, steel wool pad, oak bookcase
steel wool pad, oak bookcase, college station texas: Hi Anne Nice to hear from you. If the bookcase is really grimy (you can scrape crud off with a fingernail), then I use mineral spirits and a rag. If this fails to remove the dirt then I switch from the rag to a fine steel wool pad dipped in the spirits....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refectory Table etc., sideboard, jpg files
sideboard, jpg files, elizabethan: hi great set going to need several pictures for identification send to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus pic of each piece (one chair will do); front; tops; side of sideboard; bottoms, underneath; bases; back...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinish antique chair, light coats, ebony color
light coats, ebony color, stiff brush: hi, have all the fabric taken off first, use paint stripper to remove the existing coating(kutzit is a good one, stay away from the semi paste ones they are too much trouble to use, put the remover on and keep it wet until it has worked its was through...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing Walnut Veneer Table Top, paint and varnish remover, walnut veneer
paint and varnish remover, walnut veneer, old rags: Hi Mary Nice to hear from you. Wasn t that man a riot? What a wonderful sense of humor. And yes you would use the same process and materials as I advised him to follow. And no sanding. Mary you will notice on your final rubbing with the steel wool that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Round Oak Table, leg pic, jpg files
leg pic, jpg files, additional pictures: send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments only clear and in focus pic of the top of the top pic of the bottom of the top close of the apron close of the base close of the leg pic of the slides under the top open the top and take...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Royal Furniture Co ???, dinning room set, wabash indiana
dinning room set, wabash indiana, royal furniture: Dan - Royal Furniture operated in Grand Rapids from 1892 to 1931. It was acquired in 1919 by the Robert W. Irwin Co but operated under its own name until 1931. Its most frequently seen symbol was a bust of George Washington which changed slightly over time....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): refinish paper wicker chair, paper wicker stripping
paper wicker stripping: Thanks for your question, You cannot use stripper, water or any liquid on paper wicker. It will end up as a big lump of goo.The best way to remove the paint is very time consuming and that s just picking it off with an awl or similar tool. You have to be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): removing legs of old cedar chest, lane cedar chest, flat screwdriver
lane cedar chest, flat screwdriver, screw slot: Hi Carol Nice to hear from you. Have you tried to remove the screws..is that what won t budge? Or are the screws out and still the legs will not come off. If the screws won t turn, and if they are flat heads, I insert my flat screwdriver in the screw slot...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale, exact style, baby scale
exact style, baby scale, pound capacity: Hi Austin, The Chatillon scale you have was manufactured by the company in the late 1940s to the early 1950s. We have dated it by using a 1950 catalog that shows the exact style of scale and dial hand. Chatillon changed the design of their dials and dial...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale value ?, mathias weber, health o meter scales
mathias weber, health o meter scales, company histories: Hi Laurent, Health-O-Meter scales were manufactured by the Continental Scale Works which was founded by Mathias Weber on January 17, 1919. Weber had worked for Osgood Scale Company before his employment at the Chicago Scale Co. in 1914. The history of Health-o-Meter...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scholle's Chicago twin bed set, side railings, williams patent
side railings, williams patent, foot boards: scholles started in the late 1800s and went till the late 20s which is when these beds were made. to tell you any more i would need to see pictures of all the pieces, clear infocus pics to bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files attached to the email and include the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Seeking info and value of unusual wooden chair, revival furniture, renaissance revival
revival furniture, renaissance revival, spray varnish: This photo is a little better but still not crystal clear, I really need to see clear photos of the construction details under the chair to tell you what I think. I know you say that this is from before 1947, and I am not telling you anything definitive but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Set of Kroehlers Dressers..approx 1950's, vintage furniture, great grandmother
vintage furniture, great grandmother, antique furniture: Antique furniture is considered Antique when it is 100 years of age, your dressers are Vintage furniture, they are not of great value and you will not lose any value by putting them in your sons room. Furniture is meant to be used, even antiques. Please send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing/ Nursery Rocker?, cabriole legs, queen anne style
cabriole legs, queen anne style, queen anne style chair: Jennifer - The low armless rocker became popular in the late 19th century as a chair devoted entirely to feminine tasks. It was included as a standard part of many late 19th century bedroom suites and was referred to as a sewing rocker or a nursing rocker....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Tool, I think?, patent search service, us patent search
patent search service, us patent search, british patents: Hello Phillip. I have seen similar tools and they were used for rug making. Google has a US patent search service that is quite good. I m not sure if they cover British patents, but it s worth a try. Good luck with your hunt to identify your purchase....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine, f 110, usa chicago
f 110, usa chicago, nickles: Hi Sheri, I trust that you received the information that I email you already which described your slot machine and included a value guide. These are called pace open front machines by most dealers, as the front opened for easy access to the mechanism inside....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine, f 110, usa chicago
f 110, usa chicago, nickles: Sheri: Sorry for the delay. I have been out of town. I don t really know much about your machine. I collect much earlier stuff. I think your machine was made by a company that was spun off from Pace. Both Pace and Space have been out if...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sofa and Arm Chair, rope design, general antiques
rope design, general antiques, napoleon iii: When I say circa I mean it is around this date, it is impossible to date this exactly from a photo, from the construction techniques and the finished used, I can say it was made after WWII, All furniture is worth bring back to life, please consider that this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Steel Pins, steel pins, straight pins
steel pins, straight pins, good shape: Hello Judy. I m not aware of any straight pins being collectible. They were made in such great quantity, unmarked and found so commonly, I don t think your pins have any value. The box, if in good shape, may have a value as an advertising collectible, but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scale, cast iron base, fairbanks scale
cast iron base, fairbanks scale, berning: Hi Sara, Your Fairbanks computing candy scale was probably manufactured in the early 1900s for the Canadian market where there was a requirement, need or demand for footed scales. Most of the scales that were manufactured in Canada or for the Canadian market...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing needles, sewing needles, needle books
sewing needles, needle books, chest of drawers: Hello Charles. Needle packets and needle books are certainly collectible. Since they have been massed produced over a number of years, they have little monetary value. Considering your package is in rough condition, it may have more value as useable needles...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing/nursery rocking chair, paste wax, rocking chair
paste wax, rocking chair, varnish: 1900-1920 slipper rocker, sewing or nursery rocker, all terms are applicable. the wood is birch stained with a water based stain to look line mahogany. nice chair and in great condition. it has been recoated with some coating, hopefully shellac, but probably...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sofa, general antiques, french louis
general antiques, french louis, furniture shops: this sofa is an American made mass produced sofa from the 1970s, it was inspired by the French Louis 15th style with a mix of American design details (like the strait high back and the way the wood on the arms comes out of the sofa arm.) This sofa is worth...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table, jamestown ny, unseen damage
jamestown ny, unseen damage, wall tables: glad to find the additional picture, the table is from 1920-30 in a sheraton style, mahogany veneers done in a very nice pattern. the company was from jamestown ny as i recall. the condition of this is not good as there is visible damage to the veneer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thonet Rocking Chair, great shape, wasting your time
great shape, wasting your time, rocking chair: nothing is worthless an no time is ever wasted but thanks for the thought. thonet is an old company dating way back to france, then the US then italy. this chair is a modern one, the olde ones are a bit different and the woods different. being modern...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tiffany tape measure, tiffany co, inch diameter
tiffany co, inch diameter, friend thanks: Hello Steve. First off, if I were you, I would give the tape measure to someone who sews rather than a carpenter! Tiffany sold many sewing items but not all were made by them. Most were commissioned by Tiffany and marked with their trademark. Tiffany does...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Computing Scale, computing scale, ebay
computing scale, ebay, pound capacity: Hi Kay, Your scale is covered by the following patents: 621297, 667652, RE12029, and 830976. Patents can be viewed and printed by entering their numbers one at a time here: http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en . These scales seem to sell well on Ebay as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): trashcan jukebox, gameroom magazine, juke box
gameroom magazine, juke box, little luck: Hi amilcar, I ll see if I can contact him for you and see if he still has it for sale, but I wouldn t think so after all this time. Have you tryed the trade publications like always juken at: http://alwaysjukin.storesecured.com/classifiedads.asp ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): trashcan jukebox, gameroom magazine, craiglist
gameroom magazine, craiglist, days thanks: Hi amilcar, I ll see if I can contact him for you and see if he still has it for sale, but I wouldn t think so after all this time. Have you tryed the trade publications like always juken at: http://alwaysjukin.storesecured.com/classifiedads.asp ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): what type of wood is this?, china cabinet, piece of furniture
china cabinet, piece of furniture, time thanks: Your china cabinet was made between the 1920s-1930s. The wood appears to be a Striped Walnut. The frame of the case is probably Birch or Popular stained to match the Walnut. This was the standard for construction at this time. Thanks for your question, ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Unidentified Banquet/Dining Table, soot damage, prized possessions
soot damage, prized possessions, furniture designers: where are you located, i may know someone that could build one. at least with building one it will be an acceptable match. you may find that the price to build and finish may be very close to buy an finish since you have to assume it will need to be refinished,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): United Corp. of NC, vintage dresser, mahogany veneer, general antiques
mahogany veneer, general antiques, resale store: that would be difficult to say. i do not know your skill level working with furniture or more exact with coatings. this falls into a touch up and refubishing area which actually requires training to do with success. also, by only seeing pictures i cannot...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): unusual rocking chair, deb deb, rococo revival
deb deb, rococo revival, quality upholstery: Deb - Your rocker is a 20th century reproduction, liberally interpreted, of a mid 19th century Rococo Revival style chair. The originals of these chairs were all hand made. Your chair is a factory made version that appears to be made of mahogany rather than...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value, retail price guide, approximate value
retail price guide, approximate value, retail location: Hi Nelson, The guide value on this juke is 200.00 wholesale to 900.00 retail in a dealers shop so If you were selling it in the paper I would guess that you should be able to ask and get around $600.00 for a good working game room type jukebox like this....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): victorian marble-top table, victorian marble, decorative pieces
victorian marble, decorative pieces, lamp table: no way to tell the manufacturer without a label, there were tens of thousands of manufacturers in operation in the 1875-1900s. this is from 1860-1880 it is walnut, it is victorian, it is a center table or lamp table. it has been refinished but there is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Buckley slot machine, vintage slot machine, copper coins
vintage slot machine, copper coins, johnson act: Hi Geoffrey, Your machine was made by Buckley, and it is called: Buckley CRISS CROSS Bell Machine. It mas made between 1948 and thou to 1955. I see yours is on foreign coin, as I could see something strange with the copper coins in the coin Escalator window....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Walnut Dutch Chest, general antiques, construction technique
general antiques, construction technique, quality piece: Nice piece, I need to see a photo of the back, a close up of the drawer pulls and a photo of the construction technique used on the corner of the back of the drawer. The shape looks more like mid 19th Century but the other photos I can confirm my analysis...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wardrobe Identity, wooden nails, dove tails
wooden nails, dove tails, cargo shipment: This looks like it is French or Belgium, I need to see a photo of the back, the inside of the wardrobe, and the bottom of the piece, please lay the piece on its side and take a photo of the bottom. it actually looks like the feet could be missing and the molding...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Weiman Table, mahogany veneer, antique table
mahogany veneer, antique table, red ink: bassett bought weiman in the late 1979. Your table appears to be 1960s vintage and done in veneer on the top. typical veneers of this time were elm, cherry, and mahogany, veneer is not a bad thing, it is a good thing as it is usually a figured grain. It...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden vending machine, vending machine, correct model
vending machine, correct model, model name: Joe, Would it be possible for you to email me some photo s of this vendor? If so, my email address is: Jackpot7@q.com This is going to be a hard one without knowing what this machine looks like or it s correct Model name, so a photo would really help me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden rocking chair, wooden rocking chair, bob nichols
wooden rocking chair, bob nichols, piece of furniture: Bob - Nichols & Stone was the oldest furniture manufacturer in America until it closed in 2008. Over the course of 225 years they made hundreds of thousands of rockers. I do not have a N&S catalog so I can t look up the model number but I can tell you that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1930 Mills Slot Machine, mark belanger, antique slot machine
mark belanger, antique slot machine, antique slot machines: Mark: It sounds like you have a Mills Two Column Jackpot Front vendor. These are relatively common machines (as far as antique slot machines go) and were made in the mid to late 20 s to the very early 30 s. Without seeing detailed pictures I really...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1960's chairs, e mail address, egg chair
e mail address, egg chair, general antiques: Happy New Year, sorry it took so long to respond, but the holidays have been very demanding for me. It sounds like you have made a good purchase, I certain that the chairs were made in America in the 1980s, they are probably worth around $500 dollars each...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1976 royal flush, search search database, royal flush pinball
search search database, royal flush pinball, pinball machine: Hi Roger, One of the hottest of the hottest cool old wedge head Gottlieb s games out there, that Royal Flush by Gottlieb in 1976. Here is a little trip down that memory lane for you: http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=royal+flush&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#2035...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age of my clock model king, ansonia clock company, ansonia clock company new york
ansonia clock company, ansonia clock company new york, paris exposition: I am not an expert in clocks but I can tell you your clock was made between 1878 and 1929. Clocks before 1878 were marked Ansonia Clock=Conn. After 1878 they were in Brooklyn, NY.Your restoration looks to be a very nice job in the small pic you sent. If...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age and origin of 2 oak chairs., tiger oak, seat area
tiger oak, seat area, great shape: Used to spend some time in Noblesville, great town. Your chairs are Tiger Oak with a Mahogany/Cherry finish. probably made @ the turn of the century. At first I thought they were caned with the material added to cover the broken cane but after seeing the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): AMERICAN SCALE, johnston pa, mfg co
johnston pa, mfg co, horoscope: Hi Jason, Great description, and I think we nailed it! See attached photo to see if we have the right scale. Value guide gives this scale a value of $100.00 but by your description I am not going along with that figure. I would think you could get maybe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bedroom furniture, antique bedroom furniture, levy co
antique bedroom furniture, levy co, atlas co: the bed is a different style and form that the dresser and vainty but all are oak and go well together. the bed, dresser and vanity are 1900-1920. the levy co was not a manufacturer but a store, the furniture was most likely made in the grand rapids, mi...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique "Captains" swivel chair, roll top desk, windsor style
roll top desk, windsor style, fred taylor: Rick - Your low back oak Windsor style office chair was made in the early 20th century, 1915-1925, based on the heavy iron swivel hardware. It was originally designed as a commercial use chair for a clerk. The same style chair with a higher back and cane panlels...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chandelier, arm chandelier, antique chandelier
arm chandelier, antique chandelier, seams: If this is cut crystal then it may be worth around $1000 dollars maximum, but if this is molded glass then it is worth around $300 dollars. look closely to see if there are any seams on any part of the chandelier. Unfortunately a professional would need to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique chair - spanish?, renaissance revival, burlap sack
renaissance revival, burlap sack, spanish renaissance: This is a French Renaissance revival chair made circa 1890s, if the leather seat was in perfect condition it would be worth around $100 dollars. The restoration of the leather seat will cost more than the value of the chair, unless you use just a plain leather...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique ersman table, mersman tables, pedestal table
mersman tables, pedestal table, colonial revival: Rebecca - Mersman made over 30,000,000 tables primarily in the 20th century so virtually none of them are truly antique. Your Georgian style table, called a dumbwaiter , is a Colonial Revival reproduction and was made in the 1930s to 1950s. A dumbwaiter originally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Mills 5-Cent Slot Machine, mills novelty company, crags list
mills novelty company, crags list, ebay: Hi Matt, You have a Mills Chrome Front or nicked named Diamond Front made from 1938 to 1953. I have attached some information to this answer. Value on a machine like this can be in two ways, a dealer might offer you around 400.00 to 600.00 for it but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique mersman table 7668, little triangle, house painting
little triangle, house painting, dove tails: ben judging by the style of the table and the drawer pulls you are a proud owner of a sweet gum and mahogany veneered table made in post war 1940. i am like you, the marks are marks of history. just use a good furniture paste wax on the table like briwax...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sofa, current market value, insurance replacement
current market value, insurance replacement, paper labels: it is oak from around 1900-1920. called a box sofa. many times there were paper labels on the insides somewhere, many times nothing. chances are it was built in the grand rapids, mi area since at that time there were 100s of manufactures in the area. it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Spanish Chair?, renaissance revival, french renaissance
renaissance revival, french renaissance, plain leather: This is a French Renaissance revival chair made circa 1890s, if the leather seat was in perfect condition it would be worth around $100 dollars. The restoration of the leather seat will cost more than the value of the chair, unless you use just a plain leather...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique sofa, upholstery material, lumber yard
upholstery material, lumber yard, camel back: Hi Maggie Nice to hear from you. Yes, there s something you can do to make your lovely old sofa usable. You did not say if the sofa has cushions and it would be nice to know that but heres a suggestion. Go to your local fabric store and get a piece of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique wood chair??, wood chair, wood species
wood chair, wood species, antique wood: it is a factory made eastlake victorian chair that was part of a parlor set at one time. it was made around 1870-80. as is they sell for 250 retail in a shop, 100-150 at auction. your will rarely find dates on pieces but sometimes you will find labels...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Armchair, burl walnut, ladies and gents
burl walnut, ladies and gents, dowel: eastlake victorian around 1880-90. walnut with burl walnut veneers. part of a parlor set. these sell, in ready to go condition but not upholstered for 450. i buy them for 50 then redo them, they are slow sellers which i do not understand. you have the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique baby stroller, new upholstery, copper tube
new upholstery, copper tube, replacement tires: cant tell too much form the picture but the form indicates 1910-30. you cannot buy replacement tires, BUT, if you can get the old ones off intact to save, if there is anything to save, you can use rubber automobile hoses to replace them, you have to use...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bowling machine, poughkeepsie new york, bowling game
poughkeepsie new york, bowling game, marvin3m: Hi Lloyd, I have a link here that will be very helpful for you, it s: http://www.marvin3m.com/bowl/index.htm You will find many links from there for parts, repair, and supples, even manuals I believe. Does this game of yours have a name on it anywhere?...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique child's rocking chair, Windsor, Phoenix
Windsor, Phoenix: Mike - I can t tell you who made the chair but I can tell you a couple of things about it. It appears to be older than 1945, more likely 1920s. The chair is a Windsor chair. A Windsor chair is a chair in which no vertical element runs continuously from top...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique lamp and painting, chinese fishermen, insurance replacements
chinese fishermen, insurance replacements, antique lamp: Angela i appreciate that your would contact me, however, my area is furniture and although i have knowledge and experience in other areas i do not feel that my opinion, and all evaluations are mere opinions based on experience and research, would be what...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique pinball machine, williams pinball, pinball machine
williams pinball, pinball machine, type themes: Hi Sharon, I discussed your pinball with someone who is more knowledgeable than me on pinballs. In fact, he wrote a book on pinballs. He said the theme of your game is not very collectible as compared to sports type themes,etc and that your machine in working...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique wicker furniture, antique wicker furniture, karpen
antique wicker furniture, karpen: The information I have shows that a company called Karpen Brothers was out of Chicago but there also was one called Karpen Guaranteed Construction Furniture that was in Chicago and New York. Hope this helps, Rob http://www.andersonsrestorations.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): B&H Oil Lamp, oil lamp, hubbard
oil lamp, hubbard, 1940: Hi your lamp dates from around 1895. You indicate it is Bradley and Hubbard, is this because it is marked B and H on the base. If this is so than you have a hybrid lamp as the font is of Miller origin. Shade is 1940 s or so. Not knowing your location,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Big Shot Slot Machine, score field, pinball machine
score field, pinball machine, metal model: Hi Chris, Nice Slot Machine, one of the great old Bally Classics! It is a Model 984 and made in 1973. I am not sure just what the model 950 is, I am trying to research that now but I believe it was also a Big Shot made in 1972 but it could of been a little...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally E-809-9 Slot Machine, third reel, series slot
third reel, series slot, reel number: Hi Al, Code 41 is a reel err code, In the 41 code, the 1 is for reel one, or 42 for reel two and so on. So 41 means there is something wrong with the reel or reader on reel number one. Most likely it might be one or more of the emitters or lights ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally's Model 831 - Locking reels, fan blade, shear pin
fan blade, shear pin, mechanical adjustments: Hi Larry, If, I have this all down right in my mind, your reels kick off and spin OK but they are then stopped almost instantly. Is this right? If it is, then check my attached photo. These are the ares marked by hand that have to be clean-clean-clean and...

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): Brass Mending Kit, collectible militaria, slender tube
collectible militaria, slender tube, needle case: Hello Karen. This style of mending kit has been produced since World War I. If the outside looks like it may have been painted an olive drab (as the needle case seems to be) I would say your kit may have been made for military use. It is impossible...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Burns on Hoosier, jet spray, heat gun
jet spray, heat gun, lacquers: Hi Les Nice to hear from you. Obviously someone used a heat gun removing an older finish and they scorched the wood. All you can do at this point is disguise the marks with this http://www.constantines.com/browseproducts/Behlen-Jet-Spray-Lacquers.HTML...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally nickel slot machine, metal tags, model number
metal tags, model number, bally: Hi Dennis, If you added your model number to this question, I could tell maybe find the date of you slot machine for you. This year made information is found by mostly by research. BUT.... On a lot of Bally Slot Machines, and on the Serial/Model Number...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): my beautiful chest of drawers, chest of drawers, beautiful chest
chest of drawers, beautiful chest, happy holidays: gonna need more pics bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments clear and in focus full view and close view side front back outside of the drawer where the side meets the front of teh drawer include the original question with the pics thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): black walnut piano stool, dark mahogany, cottage furniture
dark mahogany, cottage furniture, ball feet: the age is around 1890-1910. you will need to send clear in focus pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net for further info. send pics as jpg files attached to the email and include the original question. after i see the pics i can tell you the wood. generally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bronze carousel horse, bronze horses, carousel horses
bronze horses, carousel horses, dentzel: There was no photo attached to your question, but I m assuming you purchased a bronze casting. No, Carmel did not make bronze horses. These are cast in a foundry in Asia. You ll find them in the likeness of Carmel, Dentzel and even Muller figures. I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse, antique carousel figures, authentic antiques
antique carousel figures, authentic antiques, general antiques: If it is a replica, it would be worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. I personally wouldn t spend much money for a non-authentic piece, but I have known others to pay 2+ thousand dollars for a good reproduction (in wood). The only real way to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse Questions, current market value, auction link
current market value, auction link, horse questions: Your horse is indeed a Spillman from around 1915. These were found on portable carousels that traveled to carnivals and fairs. Current market value would be around $1,200.00 The horse you pointed me to on ebay appears to be a Hubner from German, carca...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel / Rocking Horse, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, horse hair: This horse was produced by the Armitage/Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, New York around 1895 - 1899. These were used on track machines . The horses revolved on a round track but did not go up and down. Theses are not really rare. Lots of them have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carved Antique Sofa, seat rails, word style
seat rails, word style, dustcover: hi, this is the first i have seen of this post an thanks for including a picture an resending the post. the sofa feet are a modified flemish foot which was common and desirable in the 1920s-40s when this was made. without a label there is no way to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cavalier Dressing Table, Cavalier, cedar chest
Cavalier, cedar chest, vanity: Sarah - Your drop center vanity appears to be from the 1950s but the mirror will tell the tale. All 20th century American plate mirror included in furniture is dated by law. The date is in dark gray on the gray side of the mirror glass itself. You will have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Child table & chairs, table chairs, time considerations
table chairs, time considerations, table and chairs: we really dont know for sure if this is original paint unless you bought it new, it could have been done after manufacture. the pegs are dowels which is a standard method of construction after mortising went out of favor in manufacturing due to ease and time...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Civil War Field Desk, civil war artifacts, vermont volunteers
civil war artifacts, vermont volunteers, field desk: Arthur - Any value attributed to the desk because it belonged to one of your ancestors is N/A to the market value of the desk. It is only important to you. By the general rule of thumb of the age of family furniture, there probably has not been enough time...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cleaning of gilt 1831 ornate mirror frame, gas fire place, grease stains
gas fire place, grease stains, auto parts stores: I have had great success using GoJo hand cleaner on this type of problem. Get the regular kind without the pumice and frangrance. You can get it at auto parts stores or perhaps Home Depot. DON T SETTLE FOR ANOTHER BRAND!!. Smear it on a small...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Curious about antique china cabinet, colonial revival period, mahogany veneers
colonial revival period, mahogany veneers, sweet gum: havent received any pictures in my mailbox. it is from the 20s, in the william and mary style. this is also called the colonial revival period but it is still william and mary style. the woods are usually walnut veneers with sweet gum as the frame and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Curious about a chair I own, renaissance revival, revival period
renaissance revival, revival period, french renaissance: In this photo, I can only see the back of the chair, The design in the center of the back of the chair is inspired from the French Renaissance revival period, the face is meant to scare away evil spirits and protect the owner. This style was popular in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cutler roll top - dismantling, desk section, woodsmith
desk section, woodsmith, fred taylor: Greg - There is no diagram or manual that I know of. Common sense is the key to this puzzle. The desk is assembled from two pedestals connected in the center by a panel in the rear and a bridge abiove the kneehole in the front. The pedestals are connected...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): How to calibrate an antique scale?, body weights, meter products
body weights, meter products, double beam: Hi Rick, The history of Continental Scale may be found here: http://www.answers.com/topic/health-o-meter-products-inc . You can do one of two things: 1. Replace the lost shot until the scale balances when no load is applied. 2. While standing on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cannon fire Jr, pinball, woodrail
pinball, woodrail, gambling: Hi Robert, I agree, what as find game with style! I am sure you mean Bally s FLEET Jr. with Cannon fire action. You can read more about it at this link: http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=cannon+fire+junior+&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick What...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, spooner, auction
spooner, auction, photo: It s difficult to tell from your photo if this is authentic or not. It appears to be a carving by Spooner, circa 1910 but again, without an inspection I can t say for sure if it s authentic. If it is, the value would be around $2,000.00 USD Bruc...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cast iron oil lamp sconce/bracket, number combinations, general antiques
number combinations, general antiques, brass plating: It is a piece that might do well.....but ebay is a very fickel thing. At the end of the day I keep it/sell it depends on your personal circumstances and your relationship with the testator. Best of luck with it and the decision. Regards Stuar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair, french napoleon, general antiques
french napoleon, general antiques, napoleon iii: The underside of the chair is very telling, the construction techniques show that this chair was made circa 1920s, you also you will notice that there are 4 screws used in the construction of the underside of the chair. this type of construction was used typically...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chairs, mahogany color, empire period
mahogany color, empire period, birch wood: 1910-20s, birch wood that was originally stained to a dark cordovan mahogany color. they are a modified empire style, not empire period but style. there is a difference. the period was 1820-40 for empire but these are not of the period but are of the style....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chairs, dining chairs, wood species
dining chairs, wood species, jpg files: she is not incorrect although more accurately i would call them hepplewhite style parlor or dining chairs. if you will send some close pics to bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus of multiple views, front side underneath...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chairs, morris chair, metal tag
morris chair, metal tag, happy new year: This is not a traditional Morris chair, This looks like it could be one of the chairs that was made for a project in Barbados, I have seen other chair that have are different in form but not exactly the same shape. I think these are from the 1930 s, it looks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chairs, wood inlay, fire place
wood inlay, fire place, sewing: These do look like 19th Century Edwardian chair but I think the low seat was meant to be used next to a fire place. can you send me a photo of the wheel on the foot and a close up of the underside of the chair and a close up of the wood inlay and I will try...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cherubs, pottery type, cherubs
pottery type, cherubs, profile view: Everything has value, how much value is the question. These wall sconces look like they were made in the 2nd half of the 20th century, the metal part is not a good quality and the sculpture of the face is not very beautiful, they have a hand painted pottery...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): My childhood Antique Roll-top Desk, antique roll top desk, roll top desk
antique roll top desk, roll top desk, library desk: this is a much better than average home rolltop desk from the 1890-1900s. yes it is oak. i would not get rid of this if it were mine. one, it is a very good one, two, the market is down and you will not realize half of what it would have brought 10 years...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): copper tot measure, copper brass gill pint quart gallon measure weight
copper brass gill pint quart gallon measure weight: Hi Tony From the markings you describe and its size, its likely a 1/2 gill (1/2 gl is 1/8 pint) measure. The RN marking is possibly a marking for the Royal Navy, which would identify the measure as English. If you send me a picture I should be able to give...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): copper tot measure, pint measure, american measures
pint measure, american measures, royal navy: Hi Tony From the markings you describe and its size, its likely a 1/2 gill (1/2 gl is 1/8 pint) measure. The RN marking is possibly a marking for the Royal Navy, which would identify the measure as English. If you send me a picture I should be able to give...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): crazy quilts, gorgeous embroidery, hoppy holidays
gorgeous embroidery, hoppy holidays, quilt squares: Hi Zena, Your quilt blocks and quilt top are nice but certainly not museum quality The top is what some call a Crazy Log Cabin pattern and it is probably from the early 20th century, The crazy blocks are a little earlier, c.1890-1900. on Ebay....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dating of American furniture, walnut veneer, colonial revival
walnut veneer, colonial revival, american furniture: Carole - The dressing table is actually a server, a smaller form of a buffet used as an auxilliary side piece in a dining room primarily to store linens. The drinks cabinet is a china cabinet, perhaps from the same set as the server. The legs and stretchers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton NO 166 Scale, computing scale, patent number
computing scale, patent number, spring scale: Hi Stephen, Patent number 648289 was issued to Albert N. Ozias of Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 24, 1900 for a spring scale. It was assigned to the Computing Scale Co. of Dayton, Ohio. Patents can be viewed by entering the patent number in the search...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): DuBarry Furniture, china hutch, reproduction furniture
china hutch, reproduction furniture, side chairs: This looks like American made reproduction furniture of a French Louis 15th style furniture, I would need to see photos of the back and a close up of the foot to tell you more. In general all furniture has a value, although in this economy it may be more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table, paint and varnish remover, duncan phyfe drop leaf table
paint and varnish remover, duncan phyfe drop leaf table, drop leaf table: Hi Shawn Nice to hear from you. Your table will be in the style of Duncan Phyfe and will not be de-valued by a proper refinishing. It sounds like the scratches have penetrated the finish so the wood could be damaged from moisture if this is not remedied....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe Sofa, duncan phyfe sofa, duncan phyfe style
duncan phyfe sofa, duncan phyfe style, sweet gum: these were made in large numbers in the 20s-40s. the woods were sometimes mahogany, but usually sweet gum stained with a water based stain to resemble mahogany. very high styled, duncan phyfe is the poplar name but i prefer federal style.s sheraton style...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dashpot oil, dash pot, toledo scale
dash pot, toledo scale, berning: Hi Bennie, Most scales use a light oil in their dash pots. If there is a scale repair shop in your area they might carry Dash pot oil which is packaged specifically for use in scale dash pots. An older hardware store might also be able to provide the oil....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dresser, oak veneer, dovetailed drawers
oak veneer, dovetailed drawers, tiger oak: Joyce - Your book was mailed yesterday. No photo appeared with this question and without a photo I cannot give you answer. If you can send me some clear photos of the dresser I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): european sofa and chairs, general antiques, dragon style
general antiques, dragon style, holland 1: I will reapete the answer to your question that I answered previously : This chair is from Scandinavia, the arm rests have dragons like you would find on vikings boats, This chair was made circa 1960s and was probably made in Sweden or Norway in a small factory....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Scale, universal postal union, pound capacity
universal postal union, pound capacity, postal scale: Hi Luke, Your Fairbanks postal scale was listed in catalogs of the late 1800s through the early 1900s. It was described as follows in the 1906 catalog. Postal Scales--The above postal scales and those illustrated on preceding pages have been adopted by...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Folding Crib Union Wire Company, new britain ct, mattress co
new britain ct, mattress co, mattress company: Jim - Things that folded, like beds, chairs and cribs, were very popular in American Victorian culture after the Civil War. Cabinet beds, the precursors of the Murphy bed, were especially popular as were cribs such as yours. Folding cribs that could fit under...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Last Forever, glue joints, old furniture
glue joints, old furniture, future generations: Hi Henry Nice to hear from you. Because you asked this question in the collectables/Antiques section, I assume you mean how do we look after our old things so they last our lifetime. And yes, there are things we can do which applies to all our old things....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Last Forever, course thanks, don williams
course thanks, don williams, caretakers: perhaps the best way for you to satisfy your curiosity and excellent questions is to buy an read the book; Saving Stuff, by Don Williams. it is a good read and Don is at the apex of the field. of course, feel free to ask me anything you wish...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture, walnut burl veneer, martin obrien
walnut burl veneer, martin obrien, winston salem nc: send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments and please include the question this is close to what i was referring to as stands for the bed http://bradfordsantiques.com/gallerypics08/fw8-3-7b3%20walnut%20victorian%20half%20commode.jpg...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture Restoration, mice droppings, household bleach
mice droppings, household bleach, china hutch: Hi Heather Nice to hear from you. Before I bring any old pieces of furniture into my house to use, I like to give all the unfinished areas (in drawers, inside cabinets etc. a wash with a household bleach solution. Add 1/2 cup to a gallon of warm water or...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1976 royal flush, royal flush
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1976 royal flush, royal flush

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bedroom furniture, granby street, street location
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bedroom furniture, granby street, street location, phonographs

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Civil War Field Desk, genealogical details, great grandparent
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Civil War Field Desk, genealogical details, great grandparent, war service

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cannon fire Jr, pinball machine, pinball machines
Collectibles-General (Antiques): cannon fire Jr, pinball machine, pinball machines, bally

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Martha Washington sewing cabinet, wood screw, chipboard
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Martha Washington sewing cabinet, wood screw, chipboard, solid brass

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Retro looking Bureau, Cannot find info. :(, mr wilson, six times
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Retro looking Bureau, Cannot find info. :(, mr wilson, six times, believeing

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, sauto, nicoli
Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, sauto, nicoli, rocking chair

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Small Coffee Table with Eagle Carved on Top, perth amboy, loose pieces
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Small Coffee Table with Eagle Carved on Top, perth amboy, loose pieces, glass frame

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing tool unknown, cheshire ct, capewell
Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing tool unknown, cheshire ct, capewell, hammer

Collectibles-General (Antiques): french provincial furniture, french provincial furniture, wingham ontario
french provincial furniture, wingham ontario, french provincial sofa: Sharon - Unfortunately French provincial furniture from the mid 20th century is just mostly used furniture. It has no antique or collector s value. However, it generally is well made of hardwoods and if you like the style you will get many more years out of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): furniture identification, flea market, 1950s
flea market, 1950s, living room: Please send me a photo of the entire chair, if you can take a photo from a 3/4 angle front view that shows the feet and part of the side, this will help me tell you what this is. From this photo this looks like an American made chair made circa 1950s, but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gold Medal Dayton Scale, louisiana purchase exposition, ornate engraving
louisiana purchase exposition, ornate engraving, dayton scale: Hi Cher, Most scale collectors are not very interested in these types of large computing scale as they take lots of room to display and are quite heavy. Their value lies in the interior decorating or restorers market. Retail value of a Dayton Style 144...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb 1950 Knock Out Pinball Machine, pinball art, bill kurtz
pinball art, bill kurtz, mechanical animation: Hi Todd, It just has to be... Yes it does.. Who else would have this rare little beauty, maybe, yes maybe, it just has to be a Todd (my friend) with a M , my Psyche is telling me!, could I be right? We re into the big bucks here on this one, and rare enough...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb Pinball--Seaside, gottlieb pinball, sea side
gottlieb pinball, sea side, player game: Hi Stefani, Your Gottlieb Sea Side production was released in 1967, in December. It is a two player game and only around 900 units were produced. It s value guide value which is the average selling price is $475.00. I like these older Gottlieb pins, there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottliieb Royal Flush Value, Royal Flush, pinball
Royal Flush, pinball, gottlieb pin: Hi Mark, OK, you have the Gottlieb Royal Flush of April 1976 first release . This is a four player model and Gottlieb made 12,250 of these units. Value as of this new year 2010 is $750.00. They also made a Royal Flush Deluxe in 1976 but this was a one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hanson Bros. Scale, family scales, hanson bros
family scales, hanson bros, william hansen: Hi Paul, Hanson Brothers Scale Company was founded in Chicago in 1898 by Marius and William Hansen. They produced family, bathroom, coin operated, farm and kitchen scales in Chicago until 1953, when they built a new plant in Northbrook, IL, a suburb of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Help!, carousel horse, cast resin
carousel horse, cast resin, parker company: The Parker company never made these. They were made by a company(the name escapes me) to sell as a display/decoration. I used to own a couple of these. They served as decorations in my garden. The price you paid was just about right although I ve seen...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Would like help in identifying style and age of this sofa, tulip poplar, current market value
tulip poplar, current market value, sweet gum: it is from the 60s, not an antique and not in the collectibles, but, it is a fine style of sofa, should be referred to as french provincial. the wood is probably sweet gum, tulip poplar or maple. unfortunately these fall into a range where they do not have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hoosier cabinet, hoosier style, hoosier cabinet
hoosier style, hoosier cabinet, bob klein: Since you want realistic pricing I need to know where you are an also give you some info to think about. There are several ways to sell, Yard sale Auction Craigs list Used furniture shop Resale shop Antique shop Estate sale ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify year, make of chair, indian craftsmen, cuban mahogany
indian craftsmen, cuban mahogany, english designers: This is a Anglo-Indian chair that was made circa 1890s to 1900. The chair was designed by English designers and made by indian craftsmen, This chair was produced with cuban mahogany, this kind of chair can be found at Antique dealers and cost around $300 to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identifying bedroom furniture, french provencial, money changes hands
french provencial, money changes hands, drawer nightstand: these french provincial sets are popular and were made like yours from the 50s to the present. ones i had have the unpleasant experience of stripping and finishing were made of tulip poplar wood, but that does not eliminate the use of birch or sweet gum....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Indentifying antique chair, oak veneer, colonial revival
oak veneer, colonial revival, sorta looks like: it looks like oak veneer on the top crest rail, the rest sorta looks like oak but need a closer picture to tell for sure. it was made around 1910-20, the style is a modified empire style. lots of furniture was built like this during what we now call the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Information, great grandmother, french louis
great grandmother, french louis, style period: This looks like an American manufactured side table that was made sometime between 1940 and 1950, but I need to see close up photos of the carving on the skirt of the table top and the underside of the table top. This table was inspired from a 18th century...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Inherited Spool Cabinet, local library, drawers
local library, drawers, two books: Hello Greg. Your spool cabinet is actually a desktop or display top type of thread cabinet. The top was used for writing (invoices?), thus the felt and the ink well. You didn t ask a specific question, so I m not sure what you are looking for. However,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Insurance Appraisal for Horse and Signature Mirror, coney island new york, current market value
coney island new york, current market value, insurance appraisal: Many insurance companies require that the appraisal be done by personal inspection and by a certified appraiser. The first step would be to find out what your insurer s requirements are. If they will accept an appraisal based on photos only, I could send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Irwin Pendleton Bedside chest of drawers, apartment sized furniture, chest of drawers
apartment sized furniture, chest of drawers, irwin co: Sandy - The Robert W. Irwin Co began a new line of furniture in 1940 called Pendleton. It was a reaction to the economy and the dwindling Depression. It was apartment sized furniture and reasonably priced, made of less expensive woods and with less hand...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jukebox Value, juke box, antique value
juke box, antique value, mark thanks: Thanks Mark, I work with the older stuff and my information stops with the model just before this one, but it almost looks to be that same machine, just slight differences. My reference stops with model R-84 of 1980. STOP scratch all this as I just found...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): jennings challenger twin play 25/5, mechanical style, style mechanism
mechanical style, style mechanism, 5cent: Bill: The Challenger has a mechanical style mechanism in it and it is not trivial to make it looser. The 80% number you are seeing states the machine was set to return 80% of the coins back to the user (in the long term). This means the house was set...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kitchen hutch, flour sifter, hoosier style
flour sifter, hoosier style, porcelain work: this is an incomplete hoosier style cabinet. it is oak made around 1900-1920. it is missing the drawers as you already know, i see the flour sifter, but there should be either doors or a tambour covering the open area above the porcelain work top. complete...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lady`s Make-up wooden chest, general antiques, reproduction furniture
general antiques, reproduction furniture, chinese furniture: For me this piece was made from 1960 to 1980. For you information there is entire town in china who s main economy is to manufacture reproduction furniture that is meant to fool the general public. There was sometimes a tag that said Certificate of genuine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lamp identification and restoration, lamp identification, photograhs
lamp identification, photograhs, electric components: Hi Leslie, Firstly I have no record of receiving an email from you before, so apologies that the system did not meet standards. I need more details photographs of the lamp, without the shade in place to correctly identify your lamp - it may be Miller...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Living room suite, mahogany veneer, empire revival
mahogany veneer, empire revival, veneer panels: it is art nouveau, it is also empire revival, either is correct, AN sells for more. 1900-1920 the wood is figured birch with mahogany veneer panels. the figured birch was used to stain with a water base stain to look like mahogany. antique parlor...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Louis 15th style sofa, duncan phyfe sofa, provincial style
duncan phyfe sofa, provincial style, approximate value: This is not a Duncan Phyfe sofa, most of Duncan Phyfe s furniture was more neo-classical in style, this is an American made sofa inspired by the Louis 15th provincial style and it looks like it was made circa 1920s because of the corners of the sofa has an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mahogany coffee table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany color
duncan phyfe style, mahogany color, antique mahogany: super styled, 1940s, sheraton and duncan phyfe style table. the sticker means it is mahogany and not some other wood stained mahogany. there are no remaining records of the association. if there were the number would have told us which company was registered...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Marble Top Table, general antiques, marble table
general antiques, marble table, welcome thanks: This is a Napoleon 3rd style table that was made circa 1960s, the base looks like it is made of brass not bronze and if you take out one of the screws holding one of the legs in place you will see that the screw is a machine cut screw, If you can send me a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Martha Washington sewing cabinet, van dykes, sewing cabinet
van dykes, sewing cabinet, martha washington: You can try several sites on line such as Van Dykes,www.vandukes.com or WSI ww.wsidistributors.com and look at what they have. On ebay under Antique Furniture their is a category for Parts that you may look at . Many people list hardware there. If none of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): all mahogany coffee/cocktail table, leather inlay, cocktail table
leather inlay, cocktail table, exterior surfaces: Rebecca - If you can send me some clear photos of the table I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Need help identifying grandmother's tables, mahogany veneer, mahogany veneers
mahogany veneer, mahogany veneers, dupont product: thanks for the pics!! 200, table in 006, is cut down from a taller table, it is walnut and walnut veneer, victorian around 1870 175, table in 14 is also walnut, victorian, 1880 125, table in 18 is late art deco, cannot tell the wood in the pic 125, table...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Need price on slot machine, castle front, history and value
castle front, history and value, ebay: Hi Donald, I had a little trouble logging on here for a day or two but have it fixed and working again so here we are. I have some information already scanned on my computer on this model, if you want to write me at Jackpot7@q.com I ll be happy to attach...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols & Stone Gardners Mass Rocking Chair, old rocking chair, jennifer thanks
old rocking chair, jennifer thanks, bad shape: Thanks for your question, I would have the rockers replaced. Do both and save the unbroken one. As for refinishing, that s a hard call to make.If the rocker is in really bad shape that would be the thing to do. If it s just some wear and scratches, you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols and Stone Rocker, chair rocks, visible cracks
chair rocks, visible cracks, loose joints: if there is no paint on the underside of the seat take a clear pic and i will try to identify teh wood species the deterioration of the finish on the arm is due to the oils and contaminants from skin, you will have to live with it since it is not something...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): need your help, cash register co, de vilbiss
cash register co, de vilbiss, toledo scale: Hi Ginger, The early history of Toledo Scale Co. may be found here: http://www.toledosattic.org/details_item.asp?key=109&did=22 . The following patents apply to your scale: DATE NO. INVENTOR ASSIGNED TO...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old rocking chair, old rocking chair, fabric design
old rocking chair, fabric design, restorer: hi, the wood is oak, it is made around 1890-1910, probably in the grand rapids area of michigan. the fabric is original to the chair, they look great with leather and the wood refinished. they are referred to as late victorian or golden oak period, either...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old scale found in barn, rutland vermont, scale collectors
rutland vermont, scale collectors, sw ohio: Hi Sandy, The Grocer scale with double beam was manufactured by Howe Scale Company of Rutland, Vermont for many years from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. We located it in both our 1896 and 1902 catalogs. These scales were manufactured in a 36 and 62...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old brass 3 tier screen scale, fairbanks scale, chicago board of trade
fairbanks scale, chicago board of trade, braun corporation: Hi Lynn, We are sorry to have taken so long to answer. We have been doing some research to answer your question. Sieves similar to yours are pictured in a 1906 Fairbanks Scale catalog where they are described as follows: Flaxseed Sieves- Sieves suitable...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): where and about how old is my horse?, spanish imports, authentic pieces
spanish imports, authentic pieces, carousel: This horse is not authentic. It s an imported knock-off. From the photo it appears to be from Spain. There is (or was) a company in New York called Spanish Imports that used to sell these. Several distributors also sold them. Some sold them as authentic...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old needles, needle book, ebay
needle book, ebay, shure: Hello DeeAnn. Needlebooks and needlepacks are collectible but do not command very high prices, since they were massed produced. There are needlebook sites on the internet that may help you identify the value of your item. Without a picture to see condition,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pelouze Scale, quarters dimes nickels, coin counter
quarters dimes nickels, coin counter, pelouze scale: Hi Rob, Your scale was manufactured by Pelouze to be used by vending operators to weigh their coins in order to determine their total sales and thus the percentage to give to the owners of the locations where their machines were located. This system is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pendleton Irwin table, question format, retail shop
question format, retail shop, war effort: the irwin company made the pendleton line just prior to ww2 for a couple of years then started providing for the war effort. in a retail shop in good condition this would sell for 150-175. it is likely mahogany but with out a closer picture i cannot...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pepsi machine value, pepsi machine, serial number tag
pepsi machine, serial number tag, ebay: Hi Paulette, That is a hard one, but first you need to know who manufactured the machine and what the model number is, that what brand is on the outside in which case you have that which is Pepsi but they did not machine the cooler so you need to know who...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Preservation, professional restorer, absolute answers
professional restorer, absolute answers, mechanical objects: each object must be judged on its own characteristics, whether it is food, personal relationships, furniture, architecture, metals, fabric, scientific instruments, mechanical objects; everything. then the judgment of each person that intends to preserve...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): paper backed veneer and contact cement, gorilla glue, yellow glue
gorilla glue, yellow glue, contact cement: I am sorry that the clarity of my response was not satisfactory. please ask further questions of me an i will be most happy to explain mor fully. i was trying to tell you that your choice of materials was not a good choice, that the choice of wood veneers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): piano, furniture co, upright piano
furniture co, upright piano, pianos: Hi Arlyn Nice to hear from you. These old pianos have little value and with the keys in this condition you need a pro to do the repairs and tuning. This does not come cheap. I am sending you a couple of sites I know you will find interesting. This first...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): question on oak wash stand, age period, drawer sides
age period, drawer sides, approximate value: the towel rack and drawer pulls were added. IF the stand is not a reproduction, (which i would need pictures of the drawer sides where they meet the fronts, a picture of the underside of the drawer, and a picture of the back to tell), then it would be from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Re; E1000, mpu board, ram board
mpu board, ram board, ram chips: Hi Doug, I haven t been able to get back to you right away as I been work has had me put in some 13 hour days this week. I think you moved to fast on this one. Here is some of your answers: as for the e1000 - 6 is usually a power problem - check your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Re; E1000 parts on an E2000, mpu board, memory chips
mpu board, memory chips, test buttons: Doug, I know the machine might carry a E-2000 Series type model number, but I was trying to let you know the some early E-2000 series machines carrying the E-2000 series model numbers, were built with the remaining Bally E-1000 series parts in stock at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Really Interesting Rocking Chair, onion domes, resale store
onion domes, resale store, gold diamond: What you have in my opinion, is a form of what s known as Barly Twist . It appears to be cherry or mahogany or may have that color applied. I would guess it was made @ the turn of the century but may be a later hand made item from some woodworker to show...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Reproducing Hitchcock Furniture, hitchcock furniture, clear lacquer
hitchcock furniture, clear lacquer, black lacquer: much of the furniture from the hitchcock company, which has closed recently, was done with water decals. yes, there were hand painted pieces but stenciling was used on this. they used lacquers for the finishing material. If you were to strip and lightly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Retro looking Bureau, Cannot find info.(P.S.), metal edging, general antiques
metal edging, general antiques, vertical metal: The close up photo is not clear, i would describe your cabinet as a mid century modern buffet, it is hard for me to think that a piece with this type of modern design would be left in a bed room, so I do not think this is a dresser,it could be but I do not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair, onion domes, spray varnish
onion domes, spray varnish, general antiques: After looking at all of the images you have sent, I am certain that this is a mass produced chair that was made some time during the past 5 to 10 years maximum. This is a traditional American design that was produced in a country that is capable of manufacturing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking chair, antique rocking chair, approximate age
antique rocking chair, approximate age, turnings: need multiple pics to bobklein1@cox.net clear and in focus jpg files as attachments 1024 x 768 pixels at max front view underneath view close view of arms and other wood do this for me take some calipers and check the size of teh turnings in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rexo No.8 Scale, page 89, metric weights
page 89, metric weights, honest estimate: Hi John, A scale identical to yours is pictured in our book Scales: A Collector s Guide on page 89 where it is described as follows: Pelouze Manufacturing Co. of Chicago, IL., U.S.A. made this No. 8 Rexo Scale. It is sensitive to one grain and has...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocket bowler, shuffle alley, chicago coin
shuffle alley, chicago coin, game glass: Hi Jeff, I can help you a little on this OK? Maybe I can, but I show a Rocket Bowler being made by Bally and made, and first released in June of 1954 and it was a electro/mechanical Shuffle alley game. Chicago Coin could of made one also but I don t have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, vertical element, windsor chair
vertical element, windsor chair, vertical elements: Michelle - Your photo is not of enough quality to let me get a good look at the chair. I can tell you that it is a Windsor rocker. A Windsor chair is a chair in which no vertical element runs continuously from top to bottom. All vertical elements terminate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, old man winter, brown mahogany
old man winter, brown mahogany, mahogany color: most likely it was made in the grand rapids, michigan area. during that period that was the center of furniture manufacturer in this country. there were 100s of manufacturers just in that area, then on the other side of the lake there were more. easy to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rococo furniture set, rococo furniture, colonial revival
rococo furniture, colonial revival, sweet gum: 1920s, the wood is likely sweet gum stained dark originally to resemble walnut. very high styled. looks like a sofa i did for a shop in east texas about 20 years ago. but this looks to have an old finish on it, the table top has been redone at some time....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): roll top desk pigeon holes, pigeon holes, roll top desk
pigeon holes, roll top desk, cubby holes: the problem you will have with buying one premade, if you can find one, is that the sizes are different for most desks, no standard set. i have built them but it is time consuming. have to buy the wood then have it planed down to the right thickness, layout...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale value, detecto scales, webb city missouri
detecto scales, webb city missouri, butcher supply: Hi Art, Your Exact Weight, over/under scale was manufactured by Jacobs Brothers in the late 1930s. Jacobs were the manufacturer of Exact Weight and Detecto Scales. The history of Detecto scales on their website at http://www.detectoscale.com/about.htm reads...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scales information, postal scale, berning
postal scale, berning, 1940s: Hi Donna, It appears to be a Howe postal scale and we believe it to date from the 1940s. You may be able to have it restored by Bob Depenbrok. You can contact him through his website here: http://vintagecashregister.net/. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!!...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Settee/Platform Rocker/Rocker, Sidechair and Bench, revival and renaissance, mahogany veneer
revival and renaissance, mahogany veneer, sears catalog: Jane - The settee is a mix of Rococo Revival and Renaissance Revival styles from the 1860s/1870s. It would sell at auction in the $300 range. The platform rocker is an Eastlake style rocker. Charles Locke Eastlake was an English designer who was a leader...

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): Silver or Pewter Teapot, google search, matthew edwards
google search, matthew edwards, tiny legs: If it is silver you will find a hall mark, by law all countries require silver to be marked if it is silver, the mark can be a symbol like a very small head of a man or an animal, this type of symbol can tell you the date of manufacture, country and if its...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine, slot machines, bally
slot machines, bally, manuals: Hi Susan, Some interesting history here: Bally made two models of the model 1113, one being made in 1976 and the later model E 1113 model being made from 1980 to 1983. Yours being the later model using Printed Circuit boards. After Bally invented their...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Small Coffee Table with Eagle Carved on Top, methylene chloride, decorative wood trim
methylene chloride, decorative wood trim, sweet gum: these are from the 30s, made of sweet gum wood. yes, strip it and finish it to a medium to dark walnut. it wont be easy to strip just remember that once you wet the surface with stripper DO NOT let it dry, keep it wet until you are done. the chemical properties...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spinet Desk, walnut veneer, sweet gum
walnut veneer, sweet gum, birds eye: it is 1920s. the form of the legs is different than most. determining the manufacturer is impossible without a label. there were thousands of manufacturers. the case wood is likely sweet gum, as is the lower part, the sides and face of the main desk...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standard Computing Scale Co., computing scales, computing scale
computing scales, computing scale, pound capacity: Hi Stephanie, Standard Computing Scale Co. made many different 24 pound capacity computing scales. Computing scales made by this company might retail for $50-$600 depending on condition, style and how ornate the castings. If you can send a photo of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stickley Table, mahogany veneer, stickley brothers
mahogany veneer, stickley brothers, colonial revival: Joe - There have been a number of Stickley furniture companies run by the five Stickley brothers from the 1880s to present. Currently only one, L. & J.G. Stickley of Manlius, NY, is in operation. Here is the history of that company. http://www.stickley.com/OurStickleyStory.cfm?SubPgName=OurHistory&BodyTxt=On...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Strange Thimble, sewing tools, general antiques
sewing tools, general antiques, ebay: Thanks Bonnie. This picture indicates there is no mark on the top of the thimble, as some German sterling thimbles were. Info I sent on your earlier picture remains unchanged. There are many books out on thimbles and sewing tools and eBay is also a good...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scale, gallipolis ohio, dayton scale
gallipolis ohio, dayton scale, computing scale: Hi Eli, The following patents apply to your scale: Patent No. Date Patentee State Item 385005 June 26, 1888 Julius E. Pitrat OH Weighing & Price Scale 486663 Nov. 22, 1892 John...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing tool unknown, sewing tool, industrial sewing
sewing tool, industrial sewing, thanks in advance: Hello Karie. Your item does not look like any sewing tool I am familiar with. It could be an industrial sewing part or tool, but that s just a guess. I see there is some embossed lettering on the item, but I couldn t make it all out. Have you tried searching...

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): syracuse cabinet company, matthew needham, cabinet company
matthew needham, cabinet company, local historical society: Matthew, I know nothing about this company and couldn t find any info on it. You might want to call the library in North Manchester, Id. There phone number is 260-982-4773 . Libraries are still a great source for this kind of info. They usually have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table, butlers table, glass tray
butlers table, glass tray, serving table: it is called a tray top table or a serving table or a butlers table, but i like tray top tea table. what we call coffee tables and all names are are appropriate and correct. it looks to be from the 20s. the maker is on the label, it is manufactured not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table, colonial revival style, brass latch
colonial revival style, brass latch, maryland colony: it is a copy of a tilt top stand. these were popular and in use in the colonial times, they are naturally referred to as colonial revival style. you will have to send a close good picture for me to identify the wood species and to enable me to provide...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table, colonial revival, sweet gum
colonial revival, sweet gum, center diamond: center table is accurate. in the 1920 catalogs they were referred to as end tables. the wood base is sweet gum and the top is a walnut cut, the center diamond is burl ash. colonial revival and more specifically a combination of william and mary and sheraton...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thimble ID Help Needed, rolled rim, robert coleman
rolled rim, robert coleman, pot metal: Hello Robert. The thimbles used in the dagger are common and usually unmarked, so it is very difficult to provide a specific time frame as to when they were made. There look to have machine made knurling (the indentations that surround the thimble), which...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tiger Oak Dresser, oak veneer, tiger oak
oak veneer, tiger oak, general antiques: Hi again Joyce All that needs done to the dresser is a waxing once a year. Just dust when necessary. Keep the dresser out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources. Ensure your house is not over dry in winter months as this can really do a number on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Trying to determine time frame of my grandmother's bedroom furniture, antiques collectibles, towanda pa
antiques collectibles, towanda pa, james otis: the furniture was made between 1900 into the 20s the woods are a mixture of mahogany and walnut veneers including burl veneers of that species. it is high styled and referred to as colonial revival. this is a combo of several styles; federal, queen ann,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): torsion scale, torsion scale, torsion balance
torsion scale, torsion balance, balance scale: Hi Toni, Your Torsion Balance scale dates from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Retail value might be $50-$125 depending upon the condition of the metal torsion bands as these are difficult to repair or replace if the bands are broken. We can t tell from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Unusual Wing Chair, colonial revival style, glue blocks
colonial revival style, glue blocks, tulip poplar: you are correct that some of the construction is similar to mission style although this chair is not as old as the movement. the style of chair you have was poplar beginning in the 30s. it was manufactured into the 60s the quantity at any given time depending...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of my "Little Joe" Bally Pinball Machine, bally pinball, pinball machine
bally pinball, pinball machine, little joe: Hi Clay, Your are right, your Little Joe was made by Bally and the line released the machine for sale in August of 1972. Bally made about 2,080 of these units. It is a four player game and has an average selling value in the value guide of $375.00. This...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): VINTAGE JACOBS BROS MEAT SAW, meat saws, cellar work
meat saws, cellar work, antique expert: Hi Chester, We are sorry to have taken so long to reply. While our Jacobs catalogs have a few refrigerated cases and a coffee mill they do not show any butchers tools. While we are sure your saw is collectible and has value, we are not knowledgeable on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): valor kero heater 525-T, wick, many thanks
wick, many thanks, firstly: Hi Tracey, I should be able to help you with a wick. Firstly though I need a photograph of the tank of the lamp, and is there the old wick present? if so please lay flat and measure across it, and advise of the thickness of the wick. If you do not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): value?, reproduction sets, rowe ami
reproduction sets, rowe ami, thrift store: Hi Chad, Check the photo attached just to be sure we have the right jukebox here, as I don t have it this model listed by it s model number, but by name. This is the 1966 AMI/ROWE JAO BANDSTAND jukebox of 1966. Yes I can help you with value, but you might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): White French Provencial Bedroom, french provencial, money changes hands
french provencial, money changes hands, tulip poplar: the bulge is a modified bombe shape, true bombe is quite different. mirror is nice. many use the mirror hanging to give more flexibility of use for the base. it this is as heavy as you say then it is most likely particleboard or mdf covered with veneer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wurlitzer Juke Box, juke box, wurlitzer model
juke box, wurlitzer model, current value: Hi Karrie, Your Wurlitzer model 2800 was made in 1964, and non working like it is value would be around 300.00 to 500.00. The pricing information is based on grades and other items, if you email me at Jackpot7@q.com I will email you back detailed current...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): watling 400 penny scale, watling, berning
watling, berning, rough idea: Hi Robert, A Watling 400 in good condition might retail for $300-$600. We should have some good used marquee mirrors available in a few weeks. Contact us at i-weigh-u@comcast. If you send your mailing address and the scale serial number we will send you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wingback chair, wingback chair, fruitwood finish
wingback chair, fruitwood finish, fred taylor: Jeff - Your chair is French Provincial in style and was made in the 1960s. It has the ubiquitous fruitwood finish of the period. In good condition the chair would sell at auction for under $50. It has no value other than family sentiment. You could buy a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden collectibles for sale, wooden carousel, carousel horse
wooden carousel, carousel horse, wooden collectibles: If you re looking for an authentic piece, be prepared to pay some serious money. Also, I would advise staying away from general antiques dealers since most can t tell an authentic piece from a knock off. You should find a dealer who specializes in antique...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden mortar ID, king henry v, wooden mortar
king henry v, wooden mortar, british monarch: the stampings wont help with age what i need are some good pictures of the inside of the lid and cup, and a pic of the borrom. i need to see tool marks to determine what type of lathe it was turned on. thanks, you do come up with some cool things ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1866 lidded glass bottom handle, britannia metal, antique metalware
britannia metal, antique metalware, oxford colleges: - Hello Rose, Whether this should technically be described as a tankard or a mug depends on whether it has a lid: lidded = tankard; unlidded = mug. However, trophies like this were, at the time, referred to as pewters . Glass-bottomed pieces like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1947 William's Cyclone, rail game, rail games
rail game, rail games, rare game: Hi Debra, I got your link and thank you for your help on this one, I needed it! It s a rare game, as I did more research on it, and I did find it listed, the resource information I have does list this game, and lists it as being a 1 player game, made in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1963 slot machine, jackpot email, antique slot machines
jackpot email, antique slot machines, ebay: Hi Walter, I can t see a lot in your photo here but enough to see it s a mechanical slot machine. Aristocrat is still in business and selling slot slot machine in Nevada under names, like C.D.S., I.G.T., Aristocrat. ON your machine, I would guess value...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 2 lamps ID, traditional shape, quality lamp
traditional shape, quality lamp, glass manufacturers: Hi Diane, Regarding identification not specifically. Lamps like these were made by various glass manufacturers - often without identification. Markings on the burner (usually the thumbwheel) only identify the maker of the burner. The taller lamp is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 2 silver? thimbles, persia iran, question with regard
persia iran, question with regard, general antiques: Hello Margo, Without actually knowing the maker of the 2nd thimble (silver one) it is impossible to say with complete accuracy about when it was made. This thimble was sold through a catalog in 1990 for $32. How many there were, is unknown but I believe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 LB Toledo Scale, weights and measures, toledo scale
weights and measures, toledo scale, honest weight: Hi Gina, Patent number 2626142 was issued to Mark A. Weckerly of Toledo, OH on Jan. 20, 1953 and assigned to the Toledo Scale Co. The patent was for an indicator for a scale. Toledo Scale Co. history may be read here: http://us.mt.com/us/en/home/site_content/aboutus/about-us-history.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 lb scales, cutlery catalog, correct weights
cutlery catalog, correct weights, ebay: Hi Jack, American Cutlery Company was in business from at least 1906 until 1918 as evidenced by scale patents assigned to them in 1906, 1909, 1911, 1912, and 1913 and the fact that they were producing knives for mess halls in 1917 and 1918. Since we...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5lb scales, cutlery catalog, correct weights
cutlery catalog, correct weights, ebay: Hi Jack, American Cutlery Company was in business from at least 1906 until 1918 as evidenced by scale patents assigned to them in 1906, 1909, 1911, 1912, and 1913 and the fact that they were producing knives for mess halls in 1917 and 1918. Since we...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age and Value of dresser, queen anne style, walnut veneer
queen anne style, walnut veneer, auction price: hi, this is a 1910s sideboard or buffet. very nice style, probably walnut veneer and/or mahogany but my bet is on walnut. the case wood could be be walnut but is usually poplar or gum stained to look walnut. The style is queen anne style. auction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique crock, minnesota towns, southwestern minnesota
minnesota towns, southwestern minnesota, crocks: i cant tell much from your description. if you would like to send me a pic to manmoon6@aol.com i would be happy to look at it.. from your description i can tell you it is not a valuable crock....these are not the types of crocks that bring any significant...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique green glass top Thimble, james swann, james swan
james swann, james swan, leaf clovers: Hello Benjamin, Thank you for including a photo of your thimble. As I suspected, your thimble was made by James Swann (& Son). Samuel Henry Swan took over the business around WWII and they cornered the market of making thimbles with stone tops. Most likely...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Roll top Desk, antique roll top desk, roll top desk
antique roll top desk, roll top desk, cubby holes: Donna - Globe Desk Co is not in any of my reference material including the comprehensive Chicago furniture book by Sharon Darling. If you can send me some photos of the desk I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antuque scale, ohio model, scale co
ohio model, scale co, berning: Hi George, The most common model penny scale made by the Hamilton Scale Co. was made in the early to mid 1950 s. These have a retail value of $50 - $150. If you send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we may be able to give you additional information....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Available service centers, antique penny arcade machines strength or lung tester seeburg gun or rifle games what is it worth
antique penny arcade machines strength or lung tester seeburg gun or rifle games what is it worth: Paul, I can t give you any specific info as to Des Moines since I m not familiar with your area. Look in your yellow pages under music or vending machines. Hopefully, you can find one of the companies in Des Moines that operates vending machines, cranes,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique maybe?, briwax, gum
briwax, gum: hi, this chest is from around 1929-1930. The wood is usually poplar or gum stained walnut. the decoration on the front is painted so if the piece is stripped the decoration goes away. best thing to so to make it look better is to use a dark colored Briwax...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, upholstery shops, upholestry
upholstery shops, upholestry, antique chair: Hi Pat Nice to hear from you. This sounds like a great project. Any materials you require for this project are readily available at most upholstery shops. We have several in our area and they are always quite willing to sell to us do it yourselfers. I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique coin-counter, antique coin, coin counting machine
antique coin, coin counting machine, coin counter: Elizabeth, Nothing but good intended, I love old coin operated machines, I really enjoy the way they made them, made out of true skill, and meant to last forever, not just 60 days. It is people like you that work hard at preserving these things, and save...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique detecto bathroom scale, detecto scales, bathroom scales
detecto scales, bathroom scales, search patents: Hi Denny, The best book on the history of Bathroom scales is Book of Scales written in 2007 by Stan B. Hanssen. It may be bought or downloaded online here: http://www.lulu.com/content/657559 . Patent number 1233124 was issued to T. B. Powers of New York,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique marble, antique marble, 100 000 years
antique marble, 100 000 years, patina: This is a fountain that is missing the column, it is very hard to date marble, all of it is more than 100,000. years old. The Italians can copy anything, this marble does not have any patina on the marble, can you send me a photo of the basin from the top...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sword, antique sword, corrosion
antique sword, corrosion, avail: Hello, I m not an expert on swords but I can tell you that the experts I have seen on The Road Show, always say to simply put a light coat of oil on the blade and not try to polish it. Your attempts will deminish the value... Sorry I can t be of more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): authentic ? restore?, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, zubee: I m sure if you purchased the item from Carousel Works, that it is as advertised . Carousel Works is a respected company. These horses were used on traveling carousels - the type of carousel you d find at carnivals and fairs. Since many of the same design...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Baby Scale, baby scales, baby scale
baby scales, baby scale, berning: Hi John, Yes, Chatillon baby scales like yours are collectible. Two Chatillon baby scales are shown in our book Scales: A Collector s Guide on page 114. A folding pan version is valued at $50-$60 and a wicker pan version has a retail value of $80-$100...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 742A, coin hopper, money honey
coin hopper, money honey, new invention: Hi Grant, It s been a lot of years since I answered your question here but someone has asked me if you still had this slot machine, and if you do, if you may wanted to sell it. If so, please write me at Jackpot7@q.com and I ll give you his contact information....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Electro Mechanical machine value, screw driver, cabinet size
screw driver, cabinet size, ebay: Hi Richard, First, if your key will turn a little like it is trying to turn the lock, try jiggling the door up and down to get it open. If it is open and you can t get the door key to lock far enough to get the key out of the lock, this is another thing....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bent Iron Bed Rails, wood slats, wooden slats
wood slats, wooden slats, iron rails: Hi again Terri Yes its possible that this caused pressure on the rail where it should not have been. I am hoping the wide slats will be the solution. Also think about getting your hubby to secure the center wood slat to either side of the iron side rail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey Chairs & Portable Typewriter Desk 2, high quality furniture, briwax
high quality furniture, briwax, paste wax: hi, as you already know, berkey and gay made very high styled and high quality furniture starting around 1870. take care of them and enjoy, you did very good. the desk is from the 40s, mahogany veneered. I have not seen one like this before, i have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey Chairs & Portable Typewriter Desk, high quality furniture, briwax
high quality furniture, briwax, paste wax: hi, as you already know, berkey and gay made very high styled and high quality furniture starting around 1870. take care of them and enjoy, you did very good. the desk is from the 40s, mahogany veneered. I have not seen one like this before, i have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Birdseye maple dresser/w/mirror, selden ks, birdseye maple
selden ks, birdseye maple, construction condition: Sam - Without more information about style, construction, condition, etc. I cannot answer your question. If you can send me some photos of the pieces I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Book Flask, antique metalware, hello dawn
antique metalware, hello dawn, plants flowers: - Hello Dawn, Certainly it is pewter. Flasks like this were made in Continental Europe, probably in the 18th and 19th Centuries, but there are also modern reproductions around. Judging by the flat, uniform colour and lack of wear on your example, I would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Broadhead & Atkins, britannia metal, antique metalware
britannia metal, antique metalware, pewter alloy: - Hello Yvette, Broadhead & Atkin were active 1834-53, so your teapot will date between 1837 (start of Victoria s reign) and 1853. It will be made of Britannia metal, a pewter alloy used in fabricating from sheet rather than casting. Value will depend...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom furniture, general antiques, french styles
general antiques, french styles, wood grain: I confirm that this is American made mass produced furniture from the mid 20th century, it style is considered American because it mixes English and French styles, This could have been made after WWII but I need to see close up images, you can only send one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bottle dispenser, heating and air condition, vending machine
heating and air condition, vending machine, bottle dispenser: Hi Peking, The Ideal 85 B was made from the late 40 s thu to the late 50 s, no actual year then this information, that I can find. It Pre-cools 72 and vends 78 bottles. it s 37 1/2 inches high, 45 1/2 wide, 27 deep and the weight is about 350 pounds! Value...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bowback chairs, approximate age, auction sites
approximate age, auction sites, ebay: Your library would be a good start. You could also check on Ebay or other auction sites for examples and find out information.This type of chair was made for many years by a lot of manufacturers from the early 1900s. They were a staple in pubs and taverns...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): brass and crystal chandelier, arm chandelier, pot metal
arm chandelier, pot metal, crystal chandelier: Hi, brass will be heavier, but you probably won t know the difference. One way is to scrape or deep scratch an area. If it remains brassy then it is brass. If it is pot metal, then where you have scarred will show silvery gray underneath the finish. Thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): buying furniture, west tenn, consignment auctions
west tenn, consignment auctions, farm auctions: Hi Jo Nice to hear from you. Great question. I ll do my best with it LOL. The best wood to one person is different for another. Here in my area, everyone looks for old pine items. The more worn the better. Just a little to the South of me, folks are wanting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel horse, carousel antiques, american carousel
carousel antiques, american carousel, carousel figures: This horse was made in Mexico. It could have been produced anytime between the 1930 s and present (they still carve them today). Since there are literally thousands of Mexican carousel figures, they don t have nearly the value of American carousel antiques....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair Identification, gothic revival style, vertical element
gothic revival style, vertical element, windsor chair: Tim - Your chair is a factory made Windsor. A Windsor chair is a chair in which no vertical element runs continuously from top to bottom. All vertical elements terminate in the seat. The style is Gothic revival. The cut out emblem at the top of the splat...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chicago Coin Machine Bowling Alley, machine bowling, pinball resource
machine bowling, pinball resource, lifting pins: Hi, I don t have the specific production count of that game, but others in that time frame were less than 1000 made, so it would probably be in that area. I ll stick with my price quote, as yours doesn t ave the lifting pins of the later games that are more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China Hutch, china hutch, silicone oils
china hutch, silicone oils, oak veneer: Hi, Nice china cabinet. Oak and oak veneer, beautiful leaded glass in the top section and complete mirrored back. Truly 1890-1900 period. There were literally 10s of thousands of furniture manufacturers during the last quarter of the 1800s. If there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cloudy Finish on DR Table, ventless gas fireplace, heavy smokers
ventless gas fireplace, heavy smokers, dining room table: good morning sue congrats on stopping smoking you and your furniture will be much better what you are seeing on your furniture is definitely a build up of some type but it probably is only on the surface you should be able to polish it off by using an electric...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Columbia Slot Machine, greatest invention, slugs
greatest invention, slugs, trouble shooting: Hi Lisa, The Columbia, cute little machine, with the greatest invention for handling coins, if someone tired playing slugs in this machine and won, they got payed out in the vary same slugs they were using, how clever! Made around 1937. There is only one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale Company, computing scale, patent numbers
computing scale, patent numbers, google: Hi Bob, The only way we know of to get schematics is to view the patents. While it is not ideal it might work for you. The patent numbers that might cover your scale are as follows: 674883, 770807, 1140836 and 1316576. You can put one number in at a time...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Conant Ball/ Boston, conant ball, heywood wakefield
conant ball, heywood wakefield, mid 1930s: Hi Marcia Nice to hear from you. Apparently there is not a lot of information out there about this company. First I want you to read a quote from Fred Taylor the American furniture Expert on this site. It was in response to another question about this furniture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Conant Ball furniture, conant ball furniture, furniture makers
conant ball furniture, furniture makers, quality furniture: hi the company makes quality furniture, however, yours is modern by my definition, 1970 and up. The company has been around for 100 years. In a used furniture store it would be marked in the 800 range for the chairs table and hutch hope this helps...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Couch date/Style, american furniture, federal period
american furniture, federal period, antique value: Jeff - The style is Regency, English from the period after George III lost his mind (and the Colonies) and before George IV was old enough to ascend the throne (early 1800s roughly equivalent to the Federal period of American furniture). The sofa is a modern...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Couch and Matching Chair, upholstery work, approximate value
upholstery work, approximate value, additional photos: Please send me additional photos with a close up of the wood carved details. This looks like it is American made from the 1920s the value of this chair could be worth as much as $3,000. but I would like to see the details to be sure. Please send the additional...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cedar chest restoration, cavalier corporation, cedar chests
cavalier corporation, cedar chests, tennessee red: Hi again Sandy Here is some important info about the lock on your Lane Cedar chest. It comes from Greg Scholl here on Allexperts and we thank him for this. Anyone with a Lane cedar chest should contact Lane immediately with their serial number and style...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): china cabinet, colonial revival, china cabinet
colonial revival, china cabinet, fred taylor: Kathy - The cabinet is a Colonial Revival reproduction of cabinets from the 18th century in the William and Mary style. The style is identified by the curved stretchers in the base and the trumpet or cup turnings in the legs. The cabinet is probably made of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): columbia statuary lamp, e bay, statuary
e bay, statuary, mother in law: Nice lamp, very kitch in a good way, I have a friend who has at least 4 different lamps like this. The lamp should have a date marked it, I think your is circa 1950s, there are collectors for these lamps your should be worth around $300 to $600. dollars. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): DavidGottliebAntiquePinball Machine, antique peanut gumball machine old vending dispenser breath pellet match dice roulette gambling
antique peanut gumball machine old vending dispenser breath pellet match dice roulette gambling: Paul, Your bet would be www.ebay.com or the ChicagoLand coin op show that is held twice a year (spring & fall). It is the largest show that features all kinds of coin operated machines--pinball, slot machines, arcade, gum and peanut machines, jukeboxes,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): desk from statler hotel boston, ma, statler hotel, current market value
statler hotel, current market value, antiques roadshow: Lyn - Robert W. Irwin was the maker of the desk. Rorimer Brooks was probably the design studio who had the redecorating contract. The desk is a 20th century artifact. It has no antique or collector s value. It is simply an old desk made by famous maker....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dug up weighing machine, iron wheels, siloam ga
iron wheels, siloam ga, platform scale: Hi Todd, Please send photos of the beam showing any words or numbers, the top of the platform and the top of the weights 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): duncan phyfe, pedestal dining tables, english georgian style
pedestal dining tables, english georgian style, rococo revival: LeAnna - Duncan Phyfe (1768-1854) was a Scottish cabinetmaker who came to America in 1784 changing his name from Fife to Phyfe. He served his apprenticeship in Albany, NY before moving to Manhattan in 1790. He worked in all the popular styles of the day including...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Emerson Upright Piano, pierce piano atlas, upright grand piano
pierce piano atlas, upright grand piano, piano dealer: Carrie - According to the Pierce Piano Atlas serial number 72510 was used at the very end of 1900. The year 1900 used serial numbers between 70,300 and 72,600. The numbers used in 1885 were in the 36,000 range. Something patented in 1885 could still be in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ethan Allen Hitchcock chair, rush seat, corn husk seat
rush seat, corn husk seat, replace seat: Thanks for your question, The seat may be corn husk as that material has been used in seats but my first bet would be rush instead. This is woven by hand, a chair taking several hours to do.There are several materials used in what is called 4 rail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): European antique table, european bread, chinese design
european bread, chinese design, antique table: Yes, I need to see more photos, try using a flash because it is hard to see the image. This is a chinese design and was made in china, it looks like it was made with old wood, I do not believe that this is an antique, but send me more photos and I will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Morse RR freight scale, fairbanks morse, northwestern rr
fairbanks morse, northwestern rr, rr depot: Hi Steven, Most scale collectors are not interested in large, heavy scales like yours. Rail road collectors might be interested in your scale especially since you have the provenance for it. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Morse scale, fairbanks morse, platform scales
fairbanks morse, platform scales, platform scale: Hi Scott, Fairbanks, later Fairbanks Morse, made these Portable Platform Scales for many years. They were available in many different capacities. Retail value might be $50-$125. Generally, the all metal examples of platform scales don t sell well ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks maroon paint, berning, menards
berning, menards, home depot: Hi Bob, You might try color matching, if you have a scale with some paint remaining, at an auto supply store, Lowes, Home Depot, or Menards. See attached photo for original paint & pinstripe color. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks scale, antique scales, aluminum plates
antique scales, aluminum plates, balance scale: Hi Bob, We believe that your scale is a trip balance. However, the only Fairbanks catalogs we have access to date from the early 1900s and none of them show the exact model you have. There are several similar scales shown that are similar to yours in base...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Flint & Horner Round table, high quality furniture, henry bruner
high quality furniture, henry bruner, furniture business: Flint & Horner advertised that its business was founded in 1840. That was the year Henry Bruner opened a furniture business in New York City that was purchased about 1891 by George C. Flint. Flint s business merged with R.J. Horner & Co. about 1914 and was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): French Dining Table, art deco furniture, wooden legs
art deco furniture, wooden legs, century decorative arts: This is a French Art Deco dining table that was made circa 1925 to 1935, This was produced as a set with the chairs and buffet, it is made of French oak, it is not yet an antique, in the next 12 to 20 years it will be considered an antique. this is 20th century...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique coin-counter
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique coin-counter

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Conant Ball furniture, conant ball, birch
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Conant Ball furniture, conant ball, birch, minneapolis

Collectibles-General (Antiques): duncan phyfe, duncan phyfe, china cabinet
Collectibles-General (Antiques): duncan phyfe, duncan phyfe, china cabinet, dining chairs

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks scale, exact model, scales
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks scale, exact model, scales, brochure

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale not getting same repeat measurement, email, good price
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale not getting same repeat measurement, email, good price, ball bearings

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Katherine Henick, peaceful presence, demilune
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Katherine Henick, peaceful presence, demilune, softness

Collectibles-General (Antiques): "Little Mother" toy sewing machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): "Little Mother" toy sewing machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills slot machine 1930, 5 cent, euro cent
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills slot machine 1930, 5 cent, euro cent, pfennig

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old lamp
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old lamp

Collectibles-General (Antiques): POCKET SCALE, balancing machine, tire balancing
Collectibles-General (Antiques): POCKET SCALE, balancing machine, tire balancing, tire tools

Collectibles-General (Antiques): packard playmor model 700, personal collection, money
Collectibles-General (Antiques): packard playmor model 700, personal collection, money

Collectibles-General (Antiques): peanut machine, hot nut, silver king
Collectibles-General (Antiques): peanut machine, hot nut, silver king, excellent condition