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Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ball Mason jar
Jon, Didn t realize I had this question, but this is a fairly standard glass mason canning jar used throughout the early to mid 20th century. You can find multiple examples of these online by just typing in Mason jar into any search engine. Value is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bed
it is oak and it is european, a good bed from 1900-1910. this is a quick note which i will expand on later as i have to go to the shop right now. as to drying, wood is never any drier that the atmosphere in which it lives. there is NOTHING to put...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cabinet bed
the handles most likely would have been made by another company, a foundry type business.. remember there were about 5000 furniture manufacturers and nearly that many foundries.in operation at the time so determining a maker would only happen with a label...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): got a caviler chest
Hi Tom Nice to hear from you. While this is out of my line I can tell you that here in Canada these chests run from 50 to 350 dollars depending on condition. I hope your girls treasure Nanas heirloom. And here is a link I know you will enjoy reading. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Civil war folding chair
Jon - Unfortunately that chair is far younger than the Civil War era. The seat and back are made of plywood. Plywood came into general use in furniture production around the turn of the 20th century. Multilayer wood products, while used in the Civil War era...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining table and chairs
Rebecca - The set appears to be from the Depression era of the 1930s made entirely of secondary wood. It is not antique and was factory made. It has no collector s value. The only value is as a functioning dining set. I suggest you consult a local dealer in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture finishes
This is a huge subject. To answer strictly your question. No; but it is one of the things you should look at. First, how do we know the original coating on the 18th c piece. Surely it has been recoated at some time with any one of many materials. Additionally,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): furniture by John 1891
Erin - Bruno Paul John was a German immigrant cabinetmaker who worked for the Doernbecher Furniture Co in Portland, OR until he started his own business in 1891. The point where he opened his factory is now called John’s Landing. The company was in business...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): imperial grand rapids mitc. mahogany association inc. coffee table
mahogany association quit in the mid 1960s and no records have been discovered. the number 123 would be the code for the manufacturer of the table, which in this instance is Imperial. The MA sticker assures that the wood is mahogany or mahogany veneer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): imperial table
I see by your feedback that you thought i was impolite. please tell me how so i can avoid this impoliteness in the future. again, i thank you. =================================================================== thank you. labels are important clues...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Inherited this Trunk
KJ, This trunk is one of many styles made from the mid 1880 s to the late 1890 s. Most companies that made these just called them zinc covered travel trunks. The grayish colored metal is zinc with stamped designs and this was a popular covering used on American...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): jammed slot machine, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi Oliver, If your mechanism is working fine, and it is the coin escalator that is bad, removing this bar or arm that pulls the coin escalator down which also rotates the coins in it as the mechanism is advanced, should tell you if the problem is in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Maddox Bookcase Secretary Sideboard
Kathryn - Your cabinet is actually a fairly straightforward butlers desk with book shelves added to the sides. A butlers desk is a chest of drawers with a top drawer that opens to reveal a desk unit. Here are numerous examples. A couple of units on this site...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Duluth Trunk
Rodney, I ve seen trunks from that company with the same label and a few with other versions of their labels. There isn t very much information available on the company, but I believe they were in business from the early 1880 s to the 1930 s, making a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old meter-matic coin slot, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi Brian, Sorry if there was a delay here, I went out of town for a couple of days. Yes, this looks like it would not to too hard to pick, and a lock smith can pick the lock and do this for you. Once he picks it open for you, he can also make you a key for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): very old trunk
Stephanie, Based on your overall description of the trunk and the pictures you provided I can say that it fits the general description of most trunks made from the late 1700 s to around the 1830 s. It was also very common for trunks during that period to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Trunk questions
Wade, I checked those on Andy s trunk, and yes, those can be found and I may have some but will have to check. Those were made in two sizes and it s hard to be sure which size that is. They will normally have a small 1 or 2 on the top piece of those so look...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old wood trunk
Dan, This chest is really some type of individually handmade tool chest, carpenter s or other tradesman s chest, rather than a travel trunk. The trunk companies did not make chests of this type and there is no hardware on it that can be traced or linked...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Paine end tables
Sene - Your end tables are Colonial Revival reproductions of Federal style furniture of the early 1800s. Your tables were made in the second half of the 20th century for commercial use in an executive office. They would sell at auction in the $25-$50 each...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rowe AMI Record arm sticking on turn table, Jukebox, Wurlitzer
Jukebox, Wurlitzer, manuals: Hi Danny, To find this problem I would recommend a reference book by Dr. Know it all, and you can find this book here: http://www.alwaysjukin.com/items/jukebox-reference-books/list.htm He worked repairing jukeboxes here in Seattle at Jukebox city...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Singer Minature sewing machine, circa 1930
Hello Harvey, I do have a few reference books for toy or miniature sewing machines. The Singer Sewing Machine Co. made many different models, some only slightly different from others. Can you please send me a few good photos of your machine? This will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine, Bally e/m slot machine, slot manuals
Bally e/m slot machine, slot manuals: Hi Frank, I agree that this machine could be the Bally M-873 model but It looks to me that it has after market glass in it which is not all that uncommon, same game but casinos sometimes had the designed of the glass changed to fit their casinos design....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot machine value w/out key
The problem is that the buyer has no idea on the condition of the machine without the key. I would suggest taking the machine to a locksmith and have him either pick or drill the lock out. Most locksmiths cannot pick a Mills lock. Once you have it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tiger Oak Table
Leia - Your table is from the Golden Oak period. The Golden Oak period of American furniture ran from around 1880 to about 1920 and was concurrent with Arts & Crafts but was not part of it. Your table was made right around the turn of the century or slightly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Public Health scale
Hi Gregory, I don t have much knowledge of scales but can recommend this person who can probably help you. His name is Bill Berning from Genoa IL. I do not have an e-mail address but his phone number is 815-784-3134. I also have a fax number of 815-784-3134....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): trunk
Donna, Guthries Trunk Store was in Louisville in the early 1900 s and they sold many types of trunks and those made by a variety of trunk companies. I have one nice hat trunk with the Guthrie s Trunk Store label but the trunk was made by the Hartmann...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of China Cabinet and Buffet
I deal in antiques and know more about their market values. However I did forward the pictures to a colleague who owns and operates an antiques mall. They do handle this type of furniture when available. Their pricing for the cabinet, retail and in shop,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wurlitzer sales kit?, Jukebox, Wurlitzer
Jukebox, Wurlitzer, manuals: Hi Again Gayle, OK, I have found a ton of information about your really neat and rare Wurlitzer salesman sales kit. So, we have been very lucky to have been given all this information here, about these wonderful items. I will just cut and past this information...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1800s Steamer Trunk
Veronica, Based on the pictures I can tell that this is a European made trunk, but since many of them looked very similar and you say there are no marking s or maker s label, it isn t possible to tell in which country it was made. Since there is very little...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Adjustable Taylor Chair
Ray - Your chair is a commercial secretarial chair from the early 20th century, probably 1915 -1930, judging by the cast iron mechanism. It is made of birch or maple, probably birch. Disassemble the chair as far as possible. Remove the casters, etc. Do...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age of chest of drawers
Kim - The chest is from the Depression era of the 1930s. The wood on the drawer fronts is stump cut walnut veneer. Stump cut or butt cut walnut was the most decorative veneer used in the Depression era of the 1920s and 1930s when your chest was made. Stump...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Cabinet
rarely can you pinpoint the exact year manufactured furniture was made. styles changed but often the same item would be manufactured for 10-15 years with minor changes. to say this was made around 1910-15 would be accurate but with the date on the hardware...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair
wood is mahogany, ribbon stripe mahogany. this label was used from 1905 until into the 20s. single chairs do not sell for much money but this would be a keeper since it is family and would make a fine desk chair for a ladies desk or a side chair for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique European Buffet & China Cabinet set value?
this piece is more desirable and would sell at 750. i guess howdy neighbor is appropriate. I you are around Dallas or Houston there will be many shops selling similar items, you can judge by those what it would sell for and know that you cannot get shop...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture
without pictures i cannot help. here is how to do the picture: take a picture of the item, a full view picture. make sure there is no light coing towards the camera from a wondow that might be next to or behind the item. load the picture into the computer....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 873 5 line, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi Frank, So your using the 2400 manual and the troubleshooting guide, A good set to be working with, so now we have something to refer to. Sorry but I have so much of this coming at me right now from everywhere, I want to run and hide. Besides all this,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally E-2000 series, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi William, Well you have something going on here as your machine is not seeing the reels. If it doesn t see them, it will not index or stop them. Test 5 reads that it is not seeing them at all. It time for me to refer you to a little more one on one help...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Slot Machines, bally slot machine, console slot machine
bally slot machine, console slot machine, pace: Hi Gene, Hard questions. You 809 was made in 1967, value?? ? who knows for sure as these are antiques. Maybe from 500 to 950.00 on average. Your V1336 is an early V-1000 series video poker machine I would guess, and if it is, it has 4 circuit boards in a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey & Gay Dining Set
hello, the set is from the 1920s and is jacobean style, not period but style. the picture is too blurry for me to tell you which veneers were used but generally this style is walnut adn mahogany. to assess the value i will need pictures of each item;...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Binghamton Chair
Raylene - Here is some history on Binghamton Chair Co in case you haven t found it. http://en.wikicollecting.org/binghamton-chair-company However, I disagree with a portion of the history. It says the company merged with Stickley-Brandt in the 1920s....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Blue bell slot machine, slot machine, pace
slot machine, pace, ace: Hi Chris, Yes, they do in in your blood and fast! I am addicted to them and have been right from the first time I seen one and it was for sale at that time back in 1969. It took every penny that I could come up with but I was able to buy that machine and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China cabinet
depending on the surfaces, smooth, limited mars and scars in a shop it would sell at 650 here. unfortunate since a new one make poorly but with the look would sell at twice that. insurance value higher by 2x+ mahogany veneers in flame grain bookmatched,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chocolate Server Table
Sam - Chocolate servers were popular in the early to mid 19th century. They were also called tea tables interchangeably. Your table appears to be mid 20th century and was probably made overseas and was imported. Tables like yours sell at auction in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): curio/desk
Kristie - Your cabinet is called a side by side bookcase/secretary. It was factory made around the turn of the 20th century. It is made of quartersawn white oak veneers and solids. Quarter sawing is a method of cutting an oak log that produces the distinctive...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining table, chairs & Buffet
if it is important to you then have it properly refinished. to have it professionally painted or prefessionally refinished would or should const about the same as the same procedure should be followed. If refinished properly the set can be beautiful. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drop Leaf Table Not Expanding
there are many types of mechanisms. the type of slide is called an equalizer and yes it is often called a duncan phyfe style table, more accurately sheraton and /or federal but DF works. made in the 1940s. there is a gear or cog that spins making the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drucke Steamer Trunk
Debbie, yes, it was a very common practice to have your initials and town painted on the side of your trunk. I have seen many done that way. Once in a while I see the whole name or the last name only. I have even had a few times when I was able to find...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Frank and sons rocking chair
Liz - The rocker is definitely not antique. Chairs like this were popular in the 1960s and early 1970s as part of the Early American decorating fad of the period. The stenciling and gold striping was meant to resemble the Hitchcock chairs of the 1830s. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture
Donna - Your cabinet is for use in a dining room as a sideboard similar to the larger ones from the turn of the 20th century such as this, without the mirror of course. http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/23705304_an-edwardian-oak-mirror-backed-sideboard-of-two-drawers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hepplewhite Reproduction?
these pieces are mahogany veneer on all the surfaces, made around 1940 and appear to be in very good condition. this style has been called Hepplewhite, Duncan Phyfe and Sheraton. All worked out of the same design books at their time. properly stated these...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Iron Stone China
Melisa, Iron Stone is not my area of expertise, but it is still popular in places around the US. As long as condition is perfect and the colors are bright and vivid, you could expect to see around $125 - $150 or slightly more for the pitcher and maybe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills 1937 Castle Slot Machine
Hi The castle front is a very common machine and a lot of replica ones have been made. I ve never heard a black castle front and never heard about it being rare or 1937 being a special year. The 10 cent model is the least desirable because the dimes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): original specs on 1936 mills golf ball vender slot, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi Randy, I would love to see this and I am sure we can figure it out, at least I think we can unless this is something strange that has not been seen before and not in any books. I don t have your e-mail address but you can email me and sent photo s to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pre 1900 Dresser
when drawer fronts are twisted, even some doors in buffets i have only found two options i like. one os placing a modified strongback on the rear and setting the drawer or door back into the opening and adjusting the runners or hinges so that the twist is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): protecting small basket, how-to care for wicker baskets, basket care
how-to care for wicker baskets, basket care: Hello Heidi, I m so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved son and can certainly understand why you d want to preserve this precious basket memento, helping to keep his spirit alive in your hearts. I would like to see a picture of the basket...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Recent Purchase
Hi Between 1930 and 1941 Mills and Bally came out with a variety console slots and competed with each us. They were all very similar to each other. As a result they are not very rare. Because of their size, very few people collect them and therefore...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Red Star Vendor, vending machine, slot machine
vending machine, slot machine, manuals: Hi Chris, It took a bit to find some information of this machine and I did, but there was no information on value. It s a rare machine but unless there is enough of these machine selling then value can t be established in the guides and that is the case here....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing an antique china cabinet
Lyman - The question of lost value is not automatic. It depends on the age, style and condition of the piece as well as your definition of antique. The rule of thumb in most 20th century furniture is that well done repair, refinish and restoration will improve...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Request for info/market value
automotive leather conditioners are best. Meguires. the table is not as old as the chairs chairs are victorian and if you will send a picture of the wood grain at the top or splat of the chair i can tell you when. also a picture of under the table...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): settee
Brenda - Your settee and chair were originally part of a three or four piece parlor set from around the turn of the 20th century. They are made of birch and originally had a mahogany finish. That is called “simulated mahogany” and was correctly explained...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh-Lowry Desk /Table
Lori - Sligh-Lowry was formed as a subsidiary of Charles R. Sligh Co/Sligh Furntiure Co in 1945 as a contract furniture maker. According to the book Grand Rapids Furniture- The Story of America s Furniture City by Christian Carron, the history of Sligh-Lowry...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot machine
The machine was made by Bally. Probably in the early to mid 80s. Look for a serial number plate on the right hand side. If it is still there it will give you the exact model number and the date of manufacture. Regarding what casino it was in, that is impossible...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spartus Box Camera, antique, vintage
antique, vintage, box: Hello Morgan, The Spartus Full-Vue is a simple plastic box camera, with enormous reflex viewfinder on top, made by the Spartus Corporation of Chicago from about 1948 and throughout the 1950 s, for 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch exposures on classic #120 roll film....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Steamer Trunk
Hi Debbie, This style trunk was usually called a canvas covered Dress Trunk by the makers. Most trunk companies had a few trunks of this style in various sizes. Nathan Drucker & Co of Cincinnati, Ohio was in business for many years and made many styles...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Unknown camera model, antique, vintage
antique, vintage, box: Hello, You have a Pokarelle, a simple amateur box camera, made by Balda-Werke of Germany from 1929 to 1933. It used #120 or B2 roll film, and it would make either 6x9 cm or 4x6 cm exposures. Bald-Werke sold zillions of simple box cameras through the 1920...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vanity
Allyson Your three mirror vanity is from the 1920s. If the glass is original it will have a date on it. 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...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Windsor chair
you are good, its just that i try to be through and complete although i dont waste others time with all the goodie hi how are yous and thank you and pleases, i try to get to the point and stay on it. sometimes that puts people off and if so then i need to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wood armchair
from around 1900 in birch and figured birch wood stained to look like mahogany. the finish is original. this is called empire style, some say second period empire or third period, others say empire revival--auctioneer terms cuz it sounds good. empire...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1924 Trophy
Nicole, Looks like a silverplate trophy for a 1924 poultry show in missouri. Very cool because it is old, but not of much value because it is Wallingford silverplate and not sterling. Also, because there were fairs everywhere in the US for years and years,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1952 Seebrug M100C Jukebox
Carol I would say your best source for valuation is eBay. You should monitor it for a few weeks and also check completed auctions. That said in working and unrestored juke boxes don t command anywhere near the amount restored machine bring. Mar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 2 gumball machines, vending machine, slot machine
vending machine, slot machine, manuals: Hi Melissa, Nice machines! Is there any manufacture names on any of them telling who made them? Also did you want to know something about them? If so, a manufacture name, model number or model name would cut down the thousands of machine information I would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): #2 Rolleiflex Automat MX camera, Rolleiflex, Rolleicord
Rolleiflex, Rolleicord, TLR: Hello Karen, This is the very best of all the things you ve shown me. This is a Rolleiflex Automat MX twin-lens-reflex camera, made by Franke & Heidecke of Germany from 1951 to 1954, for 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch medium format exposures on #120 roll film. This...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5-legged table
Waunita - Your table is typical of those sold by mail order in the late 19th and early 20th century. These tables were factory made almost exclusively of oak or ash and were shipped with a clear shellac finish. The blue paint may be old but it is not original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): allexperts - Birds Eye Maple Wardrobe
there were thousands (4-5000) companies in operation in the 1920-30s when this was made so without a label no one can tell you which one manufactured this piece. although i like birds eye maple it does not sell well these days. dont know why as it is such...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Child's Rocker
Kay - Your rocker is a press back bentwood rocker. 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 pressed into the wood....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique convertible sofa
could you do a follow up post with a clear picture of the sofa, in focus please. some info; On Wednesday, January 28, 1948, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for ROYALCHROME by ROYAL METAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, CHICAGO. The USPTO has given...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocking chair
Wayne, Thanks for the question. Without a manufacturer plate or marking, it would be impossible to tell you who made the rocker as millions were made at the turn of the century in every conceivable shape, size and decorative pattern. Yours looks a little...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique rocking chair
it was manufactured around 1920-30 wood is most likely gum and would have had a dark walnut stain originally other than the lighter panels which are done with the dark outline to emphasis the panel. without a label no one can tell you the manufacturer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 809 ZT Slot machine year identification help, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi Keith, Well it may be a model 809 which I show as being made in 1976 but this one if different. I assume that this date stamp is the hand stamped numbers in the black painted are of the serial number tag?, if so this is the date that this machine was manufactured....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Who is C. Goyard?
Sue, That is a very interesting label in your trunk. It is fairly typical of French trunk labels of the mid to late 1800 s, but I have to say I have not yet found any history on the name C. Goyard. The label does indicate that they were in Paris and that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cabinet bed
thanks for the additional pictures. ones like this I have seen in shops priced at 2500, i dont see them sell at this price but even so an insurance value would be higher yet. a fair market value for these would be in the 1800-2200 retail niche as shown....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): caned rocking chair, antique wicker rocker, rattan wicker
antique wicker rocker, rattan wicker, wicker furniture care: Hi Deedee, Actually your lovely rocker is not a caned rocker, but rather a wicker rocker, circa 1898-1910. Without a manufacturer s label, it s impossible to date exactly nor to say who made the rocker for sure. Popular designs spanned many years of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Capodimonte?
Cynthia, My apologies for the late response. Even though this is out of my area of expertise, I would venture to say that you have a centerpiece set - a middle bowl with two covered urns. Now, that could be way off the mark, but it looks like a grouping...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chifferobe
Dianne - Your small scale chifferobe is from the Depression era of the 1920s and 1930s (not an antique). It is made entirely of secondary wood, poplar and gum, and probably was originally factory painted. Factories used smooth grain secondary woods in their...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Can you date a wicker chair in a photo?, wicker, Victorian wicker furniture
wicker, Victorian wicker furniture, wicker posing chair: Hi Saralyn, How wonderful that you are trying to do the genealogy of your family and using this great picture as a place to start with this particular member. This chair looks to be from the 1898-1910 period or era. There are areas of the chair that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duluth trunk?
Sherry, As you describe the trunk, it has items that were very common on trunks of the 1880 s to the 1910 s, so I would really need to see pictures in order to narrow that down any. Corbin made several types of trunk locks during those years and the latches...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe style or better?
Patricia - The term Duncan Phyfe has come to mean any table with curved legs. That style actually preceded Phyfe by over fifty years and was used in English tables of the late 1700s. That is a nice table but... It is a typical Colonial Revival reproduction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ebonised oak monks bench
Hi again Roger Here is the info. Try a test section in an inconspicuous spot to ensure the dark stain will come off. INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRIPPING FURNITURE The first thing you must do is assemble the material to do the job. The stripper is the most important...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Steamer Trunk
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Steamer Trunk

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Foot Reynolds Co twin beds (two)
the company was in operation between 1919-1926. the number 129 would have been proprietary to the company and would have referred to style, color, inventory or catalog number. present market value for twin spool or bobbin turned beds in good condition-tight...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Forsyth Manufacturing Co
Erica - Your Queen Anne style dresser is from the Depression era of the 1930s. It is probably made of walnut veneer and would be striking in an original wood finish. Some pieces were originally painted during the Depression but most were not, especially...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Geo S Haines Trunk Chest
Matt, Haines made many styles of trunks from the 1880s to about 1930. The trunk lid stay that was patented in May 1870 was used by most trunk companies for many years...into the 1920s because it was such a simple and inexpensive item. One way to help a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Governor Slot Machine*, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi John, Nice machine! There are a couple of manuals listed on this page that will work fine for your slot machine, the first one listed, and the last on listed on this page: http://www.coinslots.com/manuals/jenn/ Also if interested, I can get you one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Governor Slot Machine*
There is a book called the Pictorial Guide to the Jennings Slot Machine. However, it is out of print but sometimes shows up on ebay. You are correct that the sluggishness is probably from non use. If you are handy you can probably just pull the mechanism...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hill Top
Hi Gene, What you have is what is called a one-ball horserace game. You only played one ball for your nickel and tried to get your selected horse to win the race by having the ball fall in the correct pocket. These games came in two styles, coin payout and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): info request on camera, camera, antique
camera, antique, vintage: Hello Yolanda, The Stamax Candid Camera is a classic example of a cheap 1930 s amateur minicam ; a very simple form of camera, usually made of molded plastic, usually with a 50mm lens in front of a simple one-speed spring shutter, usually exhibiting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James W. Topham trunk
Hello Joyce, I hope I can help some. The Topham trunks that I have seen have been good quality trunks and that style is pretty popular so I wouldn t think it will be any problem selling it. The value of a trunk, like most antiques, is based on the style,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jenny Lind trunk
Heide, From what I have seen over the last 35 years of restoring trunks is that these were used by men and women, and most likely middle to upper class since this was a leather covered trunk with the brass banding. I ve had them with both mens and ladies...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): keystone hoosier cabinet
Hi Julia Nice to hear from you. Here is the link I have for Hoosier parts. http://www.furnitureknowledge.com/store/#!/~/category/id=6108612&offset=0&sort=normal I have no pics of Beths cabinet but please look at these http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vklein/hoosiercabinet.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lenior Chair & Table CAL-4319
Dana - Your set is a Colonial Revival reproduction of Federal era furniture of the early 1800s. The chair is a Hepplewhite style shield back chair. George Hepplewhite was an English designer whose work was popular in the United States in the late 1700s and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Louis Rastetter Folding Chairs
Tony - The patent was issued in 1933 but the chairs could have been made any time, most likely in the late 1940s after World War II. A set of your chairs with the matching table usually sells at auction in the $100-$200 range. Here s a similar set that sold...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mahogany drop leaf table (allexperts)
The mahogany association was established to counteract the unethical practice of manufacturers saying things were mahogany when in fact they were other woods stained to a mahogany color. the association issued decals of authenticity to companies that belonged...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mahogany & Imperial Tables
Ms. Barrett, thank you for the kind words and information. I am in awe of the GRHC website, publications, and information. It is my hope to travel to Grand Rapids one day to spend some time in the museums and associated libraries there. Thank you,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Making pram tires
When I use the fuel line [or any hose] on the rims, I cut a piece of round reed that will fit inside the hose. Once you get the hose cut to length leaving just a tiny gap, put the round reed inside and cut to length also a little short. Remove the reed and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mersman lamp table
Jennifer - The pictured table is one of the ubiquitous lyre base surfboard tables made in the late 1940s. Mersman started using the lyre base in the late 1930s but the number on your table, 6651, indicates a post war date of manufacture. Here is a pair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Military Foot Locker
Paulette, yes, that is a nice military foot locker and they made them like that from around the WWI to WWII period. This is covered with the vulcanized fiber which is very durable and it s hard to damage it. If it were mine I would try using some fine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): N.J. Whalen trunk
Sandy, Based on the two addresses on the label, I would estimate this trunk was made sometime between about 1900 to 1915, give or take a couple years. It isn t really possible to narrow it down any further as they made them for many years with the same...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Newcome College mark
Neil, Looks like a Newcomb College mark to me although based on the red mark, it must be a much later piece than the vases I typically see. I m not sure of the year...I d have to do a little digging to find out more for you and I don t have my reference...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old slot machine, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi Sarah, I am very sorry for such a long delay. I ended up in the hospital for a long stay and then after that I couldn t do anything, and still can t do much. I had one of these once some time ago, and then I found some information on it in a book and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old slot machine, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi Sarah, I haven t found that small bit of history that I know I have about this yet. But, I am still looking. I noticed one like it on ebay, maybe this is yours or if not one like it. If you interested it is located at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301125642238?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Peck and Hill Buffet Table
Christine - Oral family history, even some else s, can be quite misleading without the facts. That buffet was factory made in the Depression era of the 1930s. It is made of walnut veneer and secondary woods, primarily gum stained to look like walnut. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Please provide info on the age, maker and care for an antique bedroom suite
please send a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front of that drawer. another picture of the damaged ares of which you spoke. This will help to date these victorian pieces made in the eastlake style around 1875-85....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pottery Information Needed
Karen, Although my expertise is with american art pottery, this looks like it could be an old english ink bottle. Generally they were stoneware pieces and marked on the outside in this manner. Now it could also be a liquor bottle as shapes were similar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot value, slot machine, Mills
slot machine, Mills, pace: Hi Tony, Summit is a bad word around here and just typing it here, makes me have to go to the bathroom and chew on a bar of soap. Really, there was a company called summit or Autobell and they bought up older Bally E/M games and convected them to an electronic...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Steamer Trunk
Karyn, Your trunk is a canvas covered trunk made sometime between the mid 1890 s to about 1915. This tall style was not called a steamer trunk but was often called a dress trunk, or sometimes a Ladies or Gents trunk. The true steamer trunk was always...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): trunk
Heide, you re welcome. And yes, it is also possible that the chest was painted inside. I ve seen some with old original paint, inside and out, and others which had never been painted. I d love to see your paintings sometime. Hope it goes very well. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): trunk idenitiy
Arlene, This trunk is a very nice example of a very popular trunk style from the 1890 s until the 1910 s or almost to 1920. This was called a Cross Slat trunk with embossed metal covering. These were made in many sizes and varieties, including the round...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage White Star/Cunard Line carry on case
Gary, The monogram is probably for the owner because the companies did not typically label their items that way. Most of the trunk makers also made a wide variety of leather bags and cases and many of them were not marked by the maker. If the leather...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): winship steamer trunk with eagle lock
Carol, Winship and Eagle Lock Company were both in business for about 100 years and they made and used a large variety of trunk locks, including some which had various keyhole covers. Some of them did have a special way of being opened and sometimes there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally round pinball, Pace, mills
Pace, mills, slot manuals: Hi Marvin What an interesting machine! So far I haven t been able to find much about this machine and I am still looking. I have a lot of pinball reference books but I don t have them all so Maybe I just don t have the right one, but I am still looking....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): FBM Cedar Chest
Lisa, It s a pretty nice looking cedar chest and does have some value, however there are quite a few cedar chests from different makers regularly on the market, so the actual selling prices are not typically more than the range of $300 to $500. Sometimes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gate leg table
It would be from the time period you suggest. It is a very well done piece and being all intact is good as well. these were done in two configurations. one like yours and the othe with one drop side on the D shaped end pieces in addition to the drop sides...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): james s. topham trunk
You re welcome and thanks for attaching the label pictures. I save trunk label pictures because you can learn more about the company from them, such as when they were established, their address, types of trunks they made, etc. I have a couple other James...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jenny Lin day bed - care of wood
Glue the joints using a wood glue or if you want to stay period correct, hide glue. Make sure that the joints fit tight. If necessary, use something like an index card or veneer to tighten. I would stain the bare spots and follow up with a wipe on oil finish,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): John Wannamaker Dresser!
Marie - That is a nice chest. The style is Queen Anne with Chippendale batwing drawer pulls. The wood is tiger maple veneer and maple solids. Wannamaker was a department store retailer so there is no way to know who actually made the piece but it appears...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): KAYanEE 850
Hello Leslie, I do have threading instructions for the KAYandEE. Please send an e-mail to me at: xtahoeviews@yahoo.com Put in the subject line: Leslie KAYandEE threading instructions. Irene Note to all others: I do not respond to queries like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Marble Top Dresser
Gary - The style is in fact Eastlake (the shallow spoon carving and parallel lines are the key) but it is a very late version of the style. The drawer joinery is machine made so date of manufacture is close to 1900. It was factory made, probably in Grand Rapids....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pottery lamp
It is definitely an interesting piece. My specialty really ends at about 1920. You might try searching some large auction databases like liveauctioneers.com or invaluable.com. Try to find something similar and it might have the maker listed. That is the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): protecting / preventing fading sun damage, caring for cane furniture, wicker furniture care
caring for cane furniture, wicker furniture care: Hi Laurie, Sorry for not answering sooner, but I missed this question until now. Without seeing a picture of the chairs in question, I m stabbing in the dark here in giving you advice other than the most basic. I don t know whether or not the materials...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): repair of 5 cane armchairs, chair caning experts, chair caning repair
chair caning experts, chair caning repair: Hi Rita, You can search on my National Furniture Repair Directory to see if there s a chair caning repair expert near you to restore those broken cane seat chairs. Look in both the Seatweaving and Wicker sections, because there s a lot of crossover between...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): theater seat
Hello William Nice to hear from you. What a lovely old piece. I did a Google image search for you looking for similar chairs. There are tons of pictures but none as nice or ornate as your friends. Look here first https://www.google.ca/search?q=antique+theatre+seats&um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&ei=JIxEU8mTBOXu2AXBgIGwCQ&start=20&sa=N...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tiger stripe oak coffee table
Hi again Rosie I was sorry to hear you were not in agreement with my answer to your question. I wish you had read your question, and my answer before going off the deep end with your very negative ratings and comments. You asked if the stripes could have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): .22 caliber rifle, sears and robuck, michael sears
sears and robuck, michael sears, winchester m94: Dear Michael. You are correct, I don t know. But, ask me again in a couple of days. By then I will know, just for you. Regards. N. Dear Michael. Sears had rifles made in .22 and .22L under the Ted Williams brand by Winchester (M94, M190) and Ithica (M49),...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3-legged English pewter teapot, english pewter, mark gaines
english pewter, mark gaines, samuel ellis: - Well, I m sure you know that all Ellis teapots are very scarce. It is of course difficult to estimate surviving numbers, but tens rather than hundreds. Any dealer will tell you that what they have on offer is rarer than other variants, but in practice...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 legged metal ??? ashtray maybe, oxidation product, copper alloy
oxidation product, copper alloy, lion heads: OK, this does sound potentially interesting, though I should warn you items such as this can also be fakes. The greeny blue crap is verdi gris, the oxidation product of copper exposed to air. It will be made of a copper alloy, perhaps brass or bronze. Please...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 pc full bedroom suite, jamestown ny, fred taylor
jamestown ny, fred taylor, jpg files: Brenda - I could find no information at all on a manufacturer in Indianapolis named Taylor or Taylor s or Taylors. There was nothing online and nothing in my reference library. The only Taylor reference I could find was to the trade name Taylor Made used...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 piece bedroom furniture bought in 1942, elderly aunt, would like your opinion
elderly aunt, would like your opinion, fred taylor: Ann - If you can send me some photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Be sure to include a copy of your original inquiry so I can match them up. Thanks Fred Taylor...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 piece sofa sectional, 3 piece sofa, sofa sectional
3 piece sofa, sofa sectional, vintage furniture: Debbie - If it was made in 1923 it is not an antique by the standards in use by most knowledgeable people in the industry. It is factory made and mass produced. It is considered to be vintage furniture or simply used furniture. If you can send me some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 piece tea set, britannia metal, pewter alloy
britannia metal, pewter alloy, cheap silver: - EPBM = electro-plated britannia metal, a cheap silver substitute plated on britannia metal , a variation of a pewter alloy. Made in England stamps are usually 20th century. This is a late, and not at all interesting teaset of little value. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 shelf corner piece., ferguson bros, hoboken new jersey
ferguson bros, hoboken new jersey, corner shelves: Verita - Most pieces like this were made in the Depression era as novelty items when people couldn t buy an entire new set of furniture. Instead they bought more affordabble items like bookcases, wall shelves and corner shelves. Since the shelf unit...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 tier table, tier table, ball feet
tier table, ball feet, glass ball: Hi Dee Nice to hear from you. You can replace the feet at this site. http://www.vandykes.com/search.php?PHPSESSID=5729b049876535ee107d8072a45d2388&q=glass+ball+feet Not sure if its the glass ball feet you want, but if its not just look around this site...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 tiered round table, pie crust tables, antiques dealer
pie crust tables, antiques dealer, antiques dealers: Some of these tables are referred to as pie crust tables and if they have tiers they are often known as dumbwaiter tables. You have a family history that may indicate true age but sometimes these histories are not totally accurate or give a mis-impression...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 30 drawer spool cabinet, country store collectibles, collectibles price guide
country store collectibles, collectibles price guide, ebay: Hello Kristen. What a nice piece to keep in the family! There is a book out dedicated strictly to spool cabinets. Unfortunately, I do not have it in my collection to be able to tell you title/author. However, there is one book that features spool cabinets:...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 4" pewter plate, miniature antique furniture, antique metalware
miniature antique furniture, antique metalware, miniature plates: - These are very common. They were made in the 1920s and later as decorative reproductions, bearing marks copied from authentic 18th Century English pewter. Sadly, they are now often seen for sale as antiques. Call them miniature plates, saucers, ashtrays,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 chamber pistol, light rust, iver johnsons
light rust, iver johnsons, gun oil: Iver Johnson made civilian revolvers in the 1890s until maybe 1945. They were a poor mans Colt or Smith, and not particularly well made, hence most examples are in bad shape, like yours. I don t believe you need a licence to own this gun unless you take it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 drawer chest, john widdicomb, grand rapids michigan
john widdicomb, grand rapids michigan, drawer chest: Tracey - John Widdicomb was a manufacturing company founded in Grand Rapids in 1897 and is still in business so your chest is not truly an antique. However, Widdicomb is high quality and has good resale value. If you can send me some photos I may be able to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 Fine Tin plates, antique metalware, south west germany
antique metalware, south west germany, tin plates: - The marks are typical of those used in parts of Germany, Belgium, Flanders and Holland in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Bottingen will be the town mark (it is in south-west Germany). Exact identification of the marks requires several hours searching -...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 50's china, drip glaze, pottery type
drip glaze, pottery type, covered dish: The base clay is often the determining factor for how a ware is named. Redware is made from a clay with a high amount of ferrous oxide, which gives the body its red color and usually has a lead glaze. Terra Cotta (from the Italian meaning cooked earth ) is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 50s Childrens Folding Table and Chairs, folding table and chairs, chrome chairs
folding table and chairs, chrome chairs, inch legs: Hi Mary Nice to hear from you. Mary without a better description of the existing caps, I ll just blindly continue..LOL If the chair legs are round and fit over the outside of the legs,the caps are available at Home Depot or any hardware store. I m surprised...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): .58 Snider, english manufacturer, cartrige
english manufacturer, cartrige, turkish government: Dear Randy. The cartridge is stable but keep it away from heat and children. Snider is an English manufacturer, and I suppose that the cartridge was made for a contract rifle for the Turkish government pre 1900. I am not fimilar with this peice so I could...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 60 year old mahogany buffett, mr taylor, forslund
mr taylor, forslund, buffett: Thank you for your recent inquiry to Mr. Taylor on “All Experts.” Unfortunately Mr. Taylor has been called out of town on an emergency and will not return for about a week. Thank you for your patience. Mr. Taylor will be in touch as soon as he returns. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 8 SIDED COFFEE TABLE, cocktail table, wood cross
cocktail table, wood cross, pedistal: Mark - The easy answer is that the table is not antique for two reasons. The low table we call a coffee table or cocktail table was introduced just after the end of prohibition in 1933. There were no, or very few, low tables in the 19th century and early 20th...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Abercrombie and Fitch Desk, abercrombie and fitch, writing desk
abercrombie and fitch, writing desk, campaign style: Christopher - Abercrombie sold furniture made by a number of manufacturers but did not actually produce any itself - like Sears. Much of what they sold was campaign style for safaris and upper class camping. I would be glad to look at photos. Send photos...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ADLER Typewriter, adler typewriter, typewriter collector
adler typewriter, typewriter collector, sky views: Hello. Price depends on model and condition. To help, Send pictures of machine and all writing on machine. Use JRespler@superlink.net What is serial #? * DO YOU HAVE THE OWNER MANUAL FOR THE TYPEWRITER? -- Jay Respler ADVANCED BUSINESS...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Address, typewriter collector, royal typewriter
typewriter collector, royal typewriter, sky views: Can you send me your email address so I can look at typewriters you have. I tried to send you pics of my old Royal typewriter but I don t have your adddress to send it. I sent it to allexperts but it cam back. Thx! ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Advice: Globe Parlor Furniture / Chair Reupholstery, high point north carolina, chair reupholstery
high point north carolina, chair reupholstery, lisasmiles: Hi Lisa Nice to hear from you. Your chair is not a real antique, but its certainly old..80 years is getting up there. And with a professional upholestry job you will increase its value. You could ask that the label be removed from the old fabric and sewn...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Advice on Wood Items, high end furniture, selling antiques
high end furniture, selling antiques, antiqueing: Hi Darel Nice to hear from you. Its sounds to me like you folks are doing exactly what I am doing...buying and selling, so this should be a fairly easy question to answer. First off, I live in Southern Ontario in the country. We are close to a little village...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): AGE OF ROCKING CHAIR FROM 1800'S, vintage piece, objective examination
vintage piece, objective examination, antique furniture: You do not mention when your great-great grandfather passed away but I do have to mention that unless you have certain information from the family that it belonged to his father or that he did buy it at marriage, you have to realize that he also could have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age of Antique Thimble, bottom rim, twcny rr
bottom rim, twcny rr, thimble: Hello Gayle. Please excuse the delay in my response. I ve been away at the THIMBLE CONVENTION. Without seeing a digital picture of your thimble, I can t tell you age or origin. I can tell you that 830S is the mark for European sterling silver. It may...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age (approximagely) of cedar chest, chris adkins, knoxville tenn
chris adkins, knoxville tenn, tennessee companies: Chris - Sorry for the delay in responding. I was trying, to no avail, to find a reference on the Tennessee companies mentioned on the tag. If you can send me some photos of the chest as .jpg files to fmtaylor@aol.com I may be able to authenticate it for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age of furniture?, wooden dowel, rococo revival
wooden dowel, rococo revival, drawer construction: Frankie - The drawer construction is the key. The type of joinery which uses the scallop and peg or scallop and dowel in known as Knapp joinery named after the man who invented the machine that made those joints. He patented the machinery in 1870 and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age and info about an old rocking chair?, old rocking chair, antique flea market
old rocking chair, antique flea market, fred taylor: Becky - Your chair is part of parlor set from around the turn of the century. It was said to be in the Empire or Colonial style at the time but it really wasn t. It was just a popular form for that period. The wood is birch and originally had a walnut...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age and Style of a Chest of Drawers, solid wood furniture, empire revival
solid wood furniture, empire revival, drawer bottoms: Annette – Plywood was patented in the US first in 1865 but did not come into widespread use in furniture until after the turn of the century. The first mass produced three layer plywood was developed in 1905 in Portland, OR and quickly became the furniture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age and value, communion sets, sick call
communion sets, sick call, silver plate: - These are perhaps more properly called travelling communion sets, for providing religious services in the homes of those unable to attend church. Fairly uncommon, 1897 is a consistent date for the type, probably silver plate rather than silver and pewter....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age and value, sofa chair, blue silk
sofa chair, blue silk, price comparisions: Hi Amy Nice to hear from you I did a search on your behalf and could find no reference of this company. And because furniture companys is way out of my line, I just can t help there. I can however tell you that these sets are certainly sought after today....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Al Capone's dining table, personal inventories, al capone
personal inventories, al capone, 20th century history: Amy - This is more of a 20th century history question than a furniture question. You could first determine the addresses of Capone s many homes. He had several in Chicago, one in Minnesota, at least one in Florida. If any of the addresses match the sheet you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Alder-Royal Card Table, fred taylor, card tables
fred taylor, card tables, solid wood: Jeffery - That s a very nice table with all the different veneers on the top. It looks like walnut, mahogany and maple. I have a similar table with patterns in the top and legs that fold by pushing the button on the side. It is from the 1940s as yours probably...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Allen Herschell photo reference., antique carousel figures, herschell
antique carousel figures, herschell, paint job: It s difficult to find antique carousel figures still in original paint. Especially Allen Herschell figures, because all but a couple of his machines were traveling carousels that operated at rides and fairs. Since paint on the horses sustained so much damage...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Allwin eleven arcade game, arcade game, oak cabinet
arcade game, oak cabinet, horn of plenty: Hi Allan, This sounds neat and interesting, could you email me a photo of it? my email is; jackpot7@ix.netcom.com I don t know a lot about British or foreign machines but here is a site that I am sure you will like and where you should be able...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): AMI CONTINENTAL, ami continental
ami continental: Hi Johnny, Someone wrote me awhile back and had one of these, I ll check into it and see if I can find something. This is a really wild looking jukebox, I like it also. I ll write you when I find something out and see if I can locate one. Thanks for writing....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): AMI Continental 2 Jukebox, ami continental 2, e mail
ami continental 2, e mail, history information: Hi Again Simon I have someone who is looking to by a jukebox like yours. You were talking about selling yours, so I am writing you again. Would you be interested in talking with a buyer? If so, please write me at jackpot7@ix.netcom and we can talk about...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): AMI Model D Jukebox, juke box, problum
juke box, problum, coin mechanism: Hi Marvin, I would show her the price guide, I have a 2005 price guide from Always Jukin , here in seattle, it shows the AMI model D s value in none working condition like this one that your talking about, at a value of $150.00. I think that this is to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Flag Quilt, mr darwin, flag quilt
mr darwin, flag quilt, professional appraiser: Hello Ernesto; I received your email with the pictures of your quilt. After looking very carefully at your quilt, I have bad news. It is my opinion that this is a fake . I have seen many very similar if not identical quilts over the past 20-25 years....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Girl child's sewing machine, american girl doll, sewing machine
american girl doll, sewing machine, hand crank: Hello Barbara, If we are discussing a toy or salesman s sample sized sewing machine then to the best of my knowledge, the American Girl sewing machine was made by Delta Specialty Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1940 s. Measurements on this machine would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American ladderbacks, delaware river valley, shaker chairs
delaware river valley, shaker chairs, ladderback chairs: Hans - Sorry to take so long to respond. Most ladderbacks traditionally have been very plain. The construction of the chair itself is made for the journeyman turner who had a foot powered lathe so the overall idea was not fancy. Most American ladderbacks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Scale coin operated scale, e mail address, larry johnson
e mail address, larry johnson, mfg co: Hi Larry, Sorry about being a while in getting back to you, I was sick. Anyway attached is some information on your scale. It s value is $120.00 in the book but I would ask for more. I sent you an attachment with information to your e-mail address, hope...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American scale wate and fate penny arcade scale s/n16257., penny arcade, wate
penny arcade, wate, kerner: Hi Jim Here is one sight for you to look at, http://gameroomantiques.com/RmBScales.htm Can you describe it to more detail? or model number? I ll see if I know anyone who might have any paper for you on it If I know just which one it is. Thank You Rodger...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE CERAMIC PLATES AND GLASSES, e mail address, holy trinity church
e mail address, holy trinity church, ceramic porcelain: Yes, your dishes are made from Limoges France and probably decorated in the USA; I am not an expert when it comes to porcelain or ceramic so I just can t advise you any further. I think that your Limoges dishes are worth something. I just don t know the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE CHEST, metal furniture, antique chest
metal furniture, antique chest, hi john: Hi John Nice to hear from you. Sorry about the delay in getting back to you, but my server was down. Here is a link to a site that might be of help in your search for info on your chest. http://www.brettunsvillage.com/trunks/ Its a big site and also has...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE HUTCH OR BUFFET CHINA CAB., soild oak, drawer sides
soild oak, drawer sides, bottom section: Barbara - The photos you sent don t tell me much. The hutch appears to be a fairly new imported reproduction. It shows no evidence in the photos of being old. Also an older cabinet of this size would not require four men to carry the bottom section if it were...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE LINCOLN ROCKER, cane webbing, s curve
cane webbing, s curve, chair cane: Hi there, I can tell you a bit about Lincoln rockers in general, but what is it specifically you need to know about your own rocker? Do you want to reweave the caning in it yourself, or find someone to do it for you? Feel free to send me a picture of your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANtique end wood tables (maybe?), quality office furniture, sympatico ca
quality office furniture, sympatico ca, oval shape: Hi Kim Nice to hear from you. After an exhaustive search, the only reference I can find on Marssman is regarding office furniture. Apparently they are a world wide maker of high quality office furniture. The name however is spelled Marsman which is different...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Anderson Tool Company Scale, computing scales, anderson computing
computing scales, anderson computing, scale collectors: Hi Kimberly, Typically your fan top computing scale would have been for use by shopkeepers in a grocery, produce or meat market to weigh produce, meat, flour, sugar or many other commodities. It was useful because the shopkeeper could immediately compute...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Anitque dining set, e mail address, rough value
e mail address, rough value, apartment size: Andy - Got all the photos. Thanks. Your oak breakfast set was made in the 1920s or 1930s. Similar furniture was made by several companies at the time. One of the most prominent was the Phoenix Chair Co. of Sheboygan, MI. They specialized in apartment size...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Anitque Sofa Chair, sofa chair, fred taylor
sofa chair, fred taylor, easy chair: Melanie - Thanks for the photos you sent. I will be happy to help you with the chair but I need to see more than a close up of the carving detail. It would help if I could see some photos of the entire chair from the front, side and rear. Thanks. Fred Taylor...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Anker RZ sewing machine, sewing machine, sewing machines
sewing machine, sewing machines, unopened package: Hello, I have no information on the Anker RZ, I m sorry to say. But I will transfer you to this website. You will need to register but perhaps someone will be more knowledgeable than I am and able to best answer your question. See: http://www.needlebar.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antigue Collector magazine, journal catalog, rare magazine
journal catalog, rare magazine, ebay: Hi again Alex I changed my search words and came up with lots of references to this magazine. http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=%22Antique+Collector+magazine%22+&meta= I ll let you sift through them. Good Luck again Hi Alex Nice to hear from you. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antinque child's sewing machine, nuremberg germany, sewing machine
nuremberg germany, sewing machine, sewing machines: Hello Nick, Thanks for your query. Your machine was made by Ernest Plank, Nuremberg, Germany.(E.P. logo with wings is for Ernest Plank) These small sewing machines were distributed under the names of Victoria and Perfect but many were unmarked. To be able...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique American rocker, tina skinner, vertical element
tina skinner, vertical element, sheboygan wi: Sandra – That does appear to be an American made rocker. The overall style is of course that of a Windsor chair with no element running uninterrupted from top to bottom. Every vertical element terminates in the seat. The “carving” in the back crest rail is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Armoire, antique armoire, wood inlay
antique armoire, wood inlay, skilled craftsman: Hi Dick Nice to hear from you. I would like to see the pictures of this piece if I may. Certainly sounds interesting. Funny enough I just disassembled an old wreck of an unsalvagable dresser (for future parts)and it did have a type of plywood as you describe....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique apple tea caddy, tea caddy, worth alot
tea caddy, worth alot, auction house: I know exactly the type of thing you are referring too and yes some of these can be valuable. Many are in the shape of a pear that I have seen. Comparing pictures of yours will not be good enough at this stage. You know what you think this item is; now you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique appraisal, antique appraisal, fred taylor
antique appraisal, fred taylor, legal purposes: Nancy - I will be happy to look at photos of the set. But you must rememeber I am NOT an appraiser for legal purposes and my opinion has no weight at all. I just have a good handle on what some furniture item sells for at auction. You can send photos to me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Baby Furnature, maket, fred taylor
maket, fred taylor, high chair: Melissa - There were a number of convertible baby products on the maket in the 1970s. One of the most popular was called the Wonder Chair. I had one for my son who was born in 1977. It did all you mention plus more. I couldn t tell if yours was a Wonder...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Balance Scale, gold sovereigns, box drawer
gold sovereigns, box drawer, balance scale: Hi Bonnie, Your scale dates from the late 1800s and is most likely English or from the United Kingdom. It is a banker s or coin scale. The small weights are for gold Sovereigns. The large round weights are probably from a postal or parcel scale and should...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bed, sears catalog, great grandmother
sears catalog, great grandmother, american furniture: April –Your bed is a very nice example of the Golden Oak period of American furniture from around 1880 to about 1920. Your bed was made right around the turn of the 20th century as evidenced by the single hook in the ends of the side rails. Similar beds are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bed, rope beds, orphan photos
rope beds, orphan photos, iron fittings: Penny - Rope beds were in general use as late as the Civil War. Most are country made and have not much collectible value. It depends on the age, wood and style. If you can send me some photos of the bed I will be glad to do some research. One of the most...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bedroom furniture, antique bedroom furniture, would like additional information
antique bedroom furniture, would like additional information, fred taylor: Debbie - Your bed is from the Golden Oak era at the turn of the 20th century. It is factory made, mostly of quarter cut oak which accounts for the interesting pattern in the wood. The bed would probably sell at auction in the range of $500. What other pieces...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bible, judith katz schwartz, mayhill publications
judith katz schwartz, mayhill publications, american antique furniture: Julie - Unfortunately my area of expertise is limited to American antique furniture. Why don t you try posting your bible question here? http://www.mayhill-publications.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum=DCForumID19&conf=DCConfID1 The moderator...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Book Stand, family bible, antique book
family bible, antique book, antique market: Ellen - I couldn t tell much about your stand from the photo you sent. It was too blurry. However, the outline appears to be that of piece made in the early 20th century. Your best bet is to seek the advice of local dealers on the value of the stand. Thanks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Breakfast table--cleaning top, sanitary reasons, old furniture
sanitary reasons, old furniture, kids food: Hi Gerald Nice to hear from you. If the table is used everyday with children around, you must get the wood well sealed for sanitary reasons. First off I would scrub the table really well with a product called TSP. This comes in a powder form and is sold...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Breakfront, e mail address, golden oak furniture
e mail address, golden oak furniture, nancy schiffer: Louanne - Your breakfront is more likely a combination bookcase and china cabinet or display cabinet. It is from the Golden Oak period of American furniture from roughly 1880 to 1910. It is made of quarter cut white oak. It is a factory made piece, probably...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Buffet and Table, antique buffet, quality antiques
antique buffet, quality antiques, neck of the woods: Hi Janis I was just going over my questions and was sorry to see that yours was unanswered. It could have been that I had a number of questions that particular day and somehow I pushed the wrong button. Please forgive the error. While I cannot give appraisals...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique blanket, cotton pillow case, acid free box
cotton pillow case, acid free box, archival boxes: Hello K Norris, Regardless of the makeup of the blanket, the best way to store it is to wrap it in acid free paper and store it in an archival, acid free box. If you can t do that, wrap it in 100% cotton, an old cotton pillow case or similar material....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique buffet, antique buffet, furniture co
antique buffet, furniture co, american furniture: Noelle - Without seeing the piece I cannot say whether that is a fair price or not. I have never heard of Waterville Furniture Co and it is not listed among American furniture manufacturers in 1929. If you can send me some detailed photos of the buffet I will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Carousel Horse, marblehead mass, revere beach
marblehead mass, revere beach, current market value: I could probably give you an estimate of the current market value if you could provide me with a good photograph. As far as where you can find a buyer, I can t help you there. The carousel market is very soft right now. I don t know of any figures that have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Carousel Horse, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, zubee: the horse was manufactured by the Allen Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, New York. It s made of aluminum. These were produced in the 1940 s and 50 s and are still in use today on some traveling carousels. I ve seen these sell for as little as $100.00...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chair, orphan photos, water stains
orphan photos, water stains, wood legs: Jodie - From your description it is impossible to tell the age or style of your chair. I will be happy to do some research if you can send photos of the chair. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. If you can send photos please attach a copy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chair, orphan photos, cushin
orphan photos, cushin, antique chair: Bob - For something that complicated you are going to have to send me some photos. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. If you can send photos please attach a copy of your original question so I can match them up. I get a great many orphan...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chairs, antique chairs, antique chair
antique chairs, antique chair, antique books: Hi Heidi Nice to hear from you. Yes I have heard of this. I just looked through my antique books for you to see if I could find an example...alas no luck. Would it be possible for you to look in the library? I am sure you could find a picture there. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chatelaine, shadow box frame, beautiful book
shadow box frame, beautiful book, naked eye: Hi Denise. Sounds like you have a great husband! Did you know there is a beautiful book out on chatelaines? You don t say what material yours is made out of, but if I were you, I d have it professionally cleaned by a jeweler. Most commercial products you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chifferobe?, antique chifferobe, side drawers
antique chifferobe, side drawers, would like more information: Kim - Your piece is known as an armoire or wardrobe. A chifferobe has side by side drawers and doors. It is a combination of the words chiffonier (tall slender chest of drawers) and wardrobe. Your armoire was made around the turn of the century. It appears...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique China Cabinet and Hutch, drawer bottoms, china cabinet
drawer bottoms, china cabinet, style period: Dustin - Thanks for the original photos. I have my doubts about it being antique. The back panels appear to be plywood and overall it has the look of an oriental import. Can you send me some photos of the drawer joinery and the drawer bottoms as well as a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique China Cabinet, china cabinets, search ebay
china cabinets, search ebay, ca china: Hi Dawn Nice to hear from you. Without pictures there is nothing much I can tell you about this cabinet other than if its 50 to 75 years old it would not qualify as an antique. Its value would be based on condition, and what similar cabinets are selling...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique China, theodore haviland, old chap
theodore haviland, old chap, tea pot: - From the UK actually, ermm, old chap. Not an important person, just expecting people to be considerate, and not ask pointless and stupid questions that they have been told, TWICE, cannot be answered by this expert and which constitute gross time wasting....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Coin-Operated Observation Binoculars, observation binoculars, lookout points
observation binoculars, lookout points, game question: Hi Darlene, This is not a coin operated game question, but I know what your interested in, these are hard to find. I also do not know of a site where you can find anything about them. I ll look around a bit and if I find something I ll let you know. Drop...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Coke Cooler box, antique coke cooler, coca cola cooler
antique coke cooler, coca cola cooler, dixie narco: WOW, I don t know if you looked at my stats, but I tried to discourage questions about vending machines, as I don t deal with them much at all, and ever since I changed my stats to reflect that, I have gotten a rash of questions about them. I wish I could...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Coverlet, washington county maryland, checklist of american coverlet weavers
washington county maryland, checklist of american coverlet weavers, coverlet: I d really have to see it before I could give you any idea as to its value. Sounds like you already had it evaluated. Why not go with that value? If you lived nearby, I d be only to have a look but I, like most appraisers charge for appraisals. If...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique car seat, eldora ia, china hutch
eldora ia, china hutch, vintage 1955: I m afraid I couldn t locate any information about the company more than what you know. It happens; many companies come and go and don t necessarily have much history written about them. I did find two similar items on ebay; neither sold even though the asking...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique carved 'partners' desk, sympatico ca, approximate value
sympatico ca, approximate value, joinery: Hi Ken Is it ever nice to hear from you again. WOW..WOW..WOW..a solid mahogeny partners desk..How lucky can you get. I most certainly want to see some photos of this desk, and if I can help with value and age I will be glad to do so. While I am no expert...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique chair, british pewter, antique metalware
british pewter, antique metalware, ebay listings: That was a very slow response - having a long tussle with yourself, were you? Now, your new message exposes the ludicrous nature of your original posting. The purpose of AllExperts, and indeed many other sites on the internet, is to enable YOU to search,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique chair, susan peterson, antique chair
susan peterson, antique chair, grandfathers: Sure Susan, catsare4@yahoo.com , please put in the subject line-All expert chair question I delete most unrecognized mail. I can tell you two very very important things to remember when taking on this task. I.) do not strip but try to retain as much...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique cherry wood desk, furniture restorers, repair antiques
furniture restorers, repair antiques, wood desk: Hi Natacha Nice to hear from you. As I have no idea where you are located Natacha, I am sending you an entire list of furniture restorers. Just click on your state and hopefully you can find one close to you. Here is the link http://antiquerestorers.com/Member/CAT.htm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique china cabinet, empire style, great grandmother
empire style, great grandmother, china cabinet: Hi Melanie Nice to hear from you. The repairs will have to be made. This is a must. And all repairs are made before refinishing is considered. Melanie without seeing this piece its hard to comment on removing the finish or not, but I will give you my experience....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique china cabinet, florence mississippi, colonial revival
florence mississippi, colonial revival, china cabinet: Shei - Your piece is called a breakfront/secretary. Saginaw Furniture operated in Saginaw, MI from the turn of the century to the 1960s producing mostly Colonial Revival cabinets, of which yours is one. It is patterned after a late 18th century English Georgian...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique coin op mutoscope, type appearance, different shapes
type appearance, different shapes, antique coin: Rob, Mutoscopes are nice machines. The 1920 s and 30 s were the heyday for most mutoscopes. Although they were used into the 1950 s and later in many locations. Thousands of them were manufactured in many, many different shapes and sizes. Thus, it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique coin operated riding horse, antique coin, leather saddle
antique coin, leather saddle, riding horse: Hi Carla As for value I going to send you to this web site so you can document it s value; http://gameroomantiques.com/NelsonPlayfield.htm You can find your horse there, and prove it s value! If it s the one I am thinking about, there is one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique cot, metal mesh, mesh type
metal mesh, mesh type, wooden legs: Connie - The cots were made in the late 19th century and while they are over 100 years old they are not particularly valuable since they are machine made factory produced pieces. A great deal of the value depends of course on condition, especially that of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique crib, matress, slats
matress, slats, cribs: Hi Cindy Nice to hear from you. Cindy I am up in Canada where its illegal to sell these cribs so I cannot comment on how to sell it. The value here would be nil. I am only guessing, but perhaps the same rules apply in other countries. But don t despair....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Desk, golden oak furniture, decorative motif
golden oak furniture, decorative motif, boiler repair: Audrey – Your desk is from the late 19th century or perhaps even the early 20th century and is part of the great “Golden Oak” period. The style is very similar overall to the famous Larkin desks of the turn of the century with the open shelf in front below...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dinig set - Berkey and Gay, dovetailed drawers, antiques dealer
dovetailed drawers, antiques dealer, association registration: Sari - With the invention of the machine made dovetail machine in the late 19th century, the inclusion of dovetailing on 20th century drawers is almost standard procedure. However, by itself it is not an indictaion of high quality. It simply means the factory...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dinning room set, colonial revival style, spiral shape
colonial revival style, spiral shape, spiral twist: Tim - I am currently not in my office. I will get back to you early next week. Fred Tim – The dining set appears to be from the Depression era of the 20th century, late 1920s to late 1930s. A quick look at drawer joinery will confirm the era. The joinery...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dishes, antique dishes, casserole dishes
antique dishes, casserole dishes, gravy boat: A. Klingenberg began a Limoges porcelain factory and decorating studio in the early 1880s. The company merged with Charles Dwenger s decorating studio between the late 1890s and early 1900s, then closed in 1910. They made porcelain, did decoration, and exported....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Doll, finger puppet, antique dolls
finger puppet, antique dolls, antique doll: It wasn t easy but I did find one antique finger puppet being offered for sale. While I am sure its not the same as yours, the price asked is probably a good estimate since neither is a known character - if they were of a well known cartoon character for example...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dresser, mirror glass, vital pieces
mirror glass, vital pieces, antique dresser: Bryan - I have never seen a dresser exactly like yours and I cannot positively identify it. It is from the early 20th century, late 1910s to late 1930s but I have no idea who made it. It is a factory made piece. If it is an American piece and if the mirror...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Drop-Front Secretary, tongue and groove joints, tongue and groove
tongue and groove joints, tongue and groove, library furniture: Gary - The furniture industry in Rockford, IL was most active in the 1920s and 1930s. If you can send me some photos I may be able to date the piece for you. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. I will be out of town most of next week. Thanks....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique desk??, clarkesville ga, georgia piedmont
clarkesville ga, georgia piedmont, antique desk: Nicole - As I am sure you have found out, Habersham Plantation is a design firm and furniture maker in Georgia. The company was started in 1972 in Clarkesville, GA. Here is the history of the company. http://www.habershamplantation.com/habershamstory_furn.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique(?) desk/display case, walnut veneer, circassion
walnut veneer, circassion, antique desk: Jodi - Your desk/display cabinet is English made from just before World War II. The wood is circassion walnut veneer, a very popular wood with English cabinetmakers of the first half of the 20th century. You need to have a touch up artist secure the loose...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique desk of grandmother, screw holes, antique desk
screw holes, antique desk, dove tail: Hi John Nice to hear from you. To me, what you are describing is a dressing table and not a desk...of course it can certainly be used as one. The rounded frony is called a waterfall front. These dressing tables were mass produced through the 20 s, 30...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique desk, orphan photos, antique desk
orphan photos, antique desk, fred taylor: Dennis - The best way to start is to send me some good clear photos of the desk. Include an overall shot from the front, one from the side, one from the back if possible, one of the drawer joinery, one of the interior of the desk, any unusual features like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Emerson Upright Piano, pierce piano atlas, golden oak furniture
pierce piano atlas, golden oak furniture, nancy schiffer: Rebecca - According to the Pierce Piano Atlas, that serial number was used in 1904. That fits nicely with the tiger oak construction. That was part of the American Golden Oak period from 1880 to 1910. To see some extraordinary furniture of this period check...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique End Table, indention, fred taylor
indention, fred taylor, jpg files: Judy - I will be happy to tell you anything I can about your table if you can send me some photos of the table. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Be sure to include a copy of your original inquiry so I can match them up. Thanks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique End tables, antique end tables, leather inlay
antique end tables, leather inlay, metal rollers: Rick - There is no typical value because there is no typical end table. Each item has to be evaluated individually. If you can send me some photos of the tables I will be glad to do some research. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. If you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Folding Bed in Cabinet, snail mail address, prince edward island
snail mail address, prince edward island, furniture companies: Scott - What you are talking about is a variation of a Murphy bed, which folds up into an armoire sized cabinet. They were very popular around the turn of the century and were revived during the Depression by such novelty furniture companies as Ta-Bed ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Furniture, american oak furniture, kathryn mcnerney
american oak furniture, kathryn mcnerney, mail thanks: Barb – Your piece is an oak buffet or server from just after the turn of the century. The style was called “Colonial” at the time but it actually is more closely related to the late Empire of the mid 19th century. A very similar buffet is shown on page 166...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Furniture Company, wooden knobs, bedroom suit
wooden knobs, bedroom suit, furniture company: Jennifer - That is probably Sligh Furniture of Grand Rapids or it could be Charles R. Sligh Co, also of Grand Rapids. If you can send me some photos of the set I may be able to identify it for sure and give you a value. Send clear photos to me as .jpg files...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Furniture Repair, antique furniture repair, glue joints
antique furniture repair, glue joints, roll top desk: Hi Linda Nice to hear from you. This is a big job and I hope you have some experience working on furniture. I will answer your questions in order.. What kind of glue am I supposed to use? I would use a glue thats specifically states for wood or fabric,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Furniture Reproductions, antique furniture reproductions, david p lindquist
antique furniture reproductions, david p lindquist, revival furniture: Norbert – Well made reproductions are becoming increasingly collectible and are commanding higher prices in auctions. The key is the maker and the quality. At a recent auction in Connecticut, handmade reproductions from the 1930s made by Abraham Fineberg and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Furniture, american furniture, knoledge
american furniture, knoledge, gillow: Denise - Kroehler is one the best known names in American furniture. I will be happy to take a look at the rocker and tell you what I can. The wardrobe from 1932 is an English piece and I can t help you with that. I am not sure about the Lebus piece. The name...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique furniture refinishing., century furniture, furniture refinishing
century furniture, furniture refinishing, duncan phyfe: Gary – Your set is not “antique” as it’s usually defined. So called “Duncan Phyfe” dining sets are from the Depression era of the 1920s and 1930s and 1940s and are not considered antiques. The rule of thumb is that if you plan to sell an item or a set, upholstery...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Glass Pitcher, glass bubbles, early american pressed glass
glass bubbles, early american pressed glass, swirl pattern: Hi Geo, Early pressd or blown glass is an entirely different subject, I know little about. I deal strictly in art glass. I would suggest you do a search for dealers in Early American pressed glass, who might be able to help you. An auction house that specializes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Grocers Scale, wm hunt, hart ltd
wm hunt, hart ltd, hunt company: William Hunt began manufacturing scales in England in 1830, was succeeded in business by Hunt & Seaton in 1869, by Wm Hunt & Company in 1871, and Hunt & Co Scales Ltd from 1939-1974. The company was later owned by Vandome & Hart Ltd and W & T Avery. It...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Gum Ball Machines, gum ball machines, acorn machines
gum ball machines, acorn machines, blue book value: Hi Again Paula, You should have received and e-mail from me already along with some attached information saying; Your answer Paula, See attached for information on your machine and thank for sending photo s! Your blue colored Acorn machines...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique glass bottle, air bubbles, uneven edges
air bubbles, uneven edges, apearance: Hi Beth, I don t know anything about old bottles, but it is a very active collecting field. I m sure if you google old bottles or antique bottles you ll come up with some dealers or discussion groups that will be able to help you. Good luck, Fre...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique glass window pane, salvage wood, china hutch
salvage wood, china hutch, window panes: Hi Christy Nice to hear from you. Oh I am sorry you broke a pane of glass in your hutch. But don t despair, it can be replaced. First off I would try all the local junk stores for a replacement. Large old storm windows may work so take along your measuring...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique gold thimble, gold thimble, twcny rr
gold thimble, twcny rr, gold thimbles: Hello Marie. Your thimble sounds very interesting, but I can t tell you much without having some good pictures of it. If it s possible for you to send digital images, please send them to me at bacchino@twcny.rr.com Also, if there are any marks on the inside...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique gumball pricing, acorn machines, oak acorn
acorn machines, oak acorn, glass globe: Hello Jeanne Without seeing a picture it would be hard to say for certain but it sounds like you are describing an Oak Acorn gumball machine. Oak was founded in 1947 and you can still occasionally find acorn machines in use today. Hope this helps. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Hide-A-Bed, fold up beds, walnut library
fold up beds, walnut library, hide a bed: Al - These fold up beds are a late Victorian thing so it is unlikely that it was 100 years old in 1950. However, they are kind of cool. I ve seen a great many in the last few years. If you can send me some photos I may be able to date it from some of my reference...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique hinges, antique hinges, happy holidays
antique hinges, happy holidays, antique stores: Hello Skarykat Nice to hear from you. If you look around at some antique stores in your area you should find what you seek. You would be amazed at what some of these places have in stock. A lot of the time they keep this type of thing in a back room so...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Indian Basket, authentic indian artifacts, brittany brittany
authentic indian artifacts, brittany brittany, indian artifact: Brittany: Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. I apologize but I know very little about Indian artifacts. There is a wealth of information on the Internet and I did find an Indian Artifact company that would appraise your item for free....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique identafication, mr taylor, good shape
mr taylor, good shape, patina: Thank you for your recent inquiry to Mr. Taylor on “All Experts.” Unfortunately Mr. Taylor has been called out of town on an emergency and will not return for about a week. Thank you for your patience. Mr. Taylor will be in touch as soon as he returns. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique iron bed, iron pipes, cone shape
iron pipes, cone shape, matteress: Hi Lane Nice to hear from you. Sorry for the delay in answering this, but my PC was down. This type of inverted L rail is made to take a spring that has iron pipes that fit over the rail, and does not require slats. In order to use a box spring, I would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1950-1960 Knotty Pine Desk, dana dana, drawer bottoms
dana dana, drawer bottoms, modesty panel: Dana - I look forward to seeing the photos. I will get back to you quickly. Thanks. Fred Dana – Thank you for the additional excellent photos of the desk. Unfortunately they confirm my worst suspicion. The machine made drawer joinery definitely points...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Koenigsberg Pewter pplate - 9", antique metalware, pewter plate
antique metalware, pewter plate, concentric circles: - The marks are the result of turning on a lathe - a perfectly standard way of finishing pewter. But authentic pieces should have a better finish, and should be burnished on the front to remove obvious lathe marks. Your photo strongly suggests a reproduction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Lamp, underwriters laboratories inc, antique lamp
underwriters laboratories inc, antique lamp, flea markets: Hi,this lamp was typical of the 1960s through the early 70s. That is not the original shade. These lamps aren t all that popular right now, but in the future they will be. The estimated value would be about $30 to $40. However, you can often find them at garage...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Lamps, antique lamps, occupied japan
antique lamps, occupied japan, 1940s: Are there any markings beneath the lamp? This lamp looks like it could have been made during the Occupied Japan era. However, some European makers produce similar ones. A marking would help identify it. Regardless, the lamp is probably from the 1940s. Thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Lamps, american antique furniture, antique lamps
american antique furniture, antique lamps, baked enamel: Thank you for your recent inquiry to Mr. Taylor on “All Experts.” Unfortunately Mr. Taylor has been called out of town on an emergency and will not return for about a week. Thank you for your patience. Mr. Taylor will be in touch as soon as he returns. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Lane Cedar Chest, lane cedar chest, antique lane cedar chest
lane cedar chest, antique lane cedar chest, lane chests: Well, to be an antique it would have to be 100 years old or more. I can t say from your description that would be true but I did find some old Lane chests around. For example a nice one just sold on ebay fro just over $200: http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-WALNUT-20s-EMPIRE-STYLE-CEDAR-CHEST-HOPE-CHEST_W0QQitemZ220016872418QQcmdZViewItem...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Loveseat, sea horses, ephotos
sea horses, ephotos, garden seat: Dedre - While it sounds like a Victorian garden seat, that is not quite enough information. If you can send me sopm ephotos fo the loveseat I will be happy to tell you what I can. Send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Be sure to include...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique lap writing desk, chicago furniture, lap desk
chicago furniture, lap desk, writing desk: Ashley - Sanford was formed in 1857 and as far as I can tell has never made anything except writing instruments. The authoritative work on Chicago furniture, Chicago Furniutre, Art, Craft & Industry 1833-1983 does not mention Sanford at all. A prominent...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Mahogany Furniture, imperial furniture co, antique mahogany furniture
imperial furniture co, antique mahogany furniture, sligh furniture company: The Sligh-Lowry Furniture Co., of Grand Rapids operated from about 1940 to ca. 1970. Thereafter it bacame the Sligh Furniture company which still exists. You may be able to get more information about the predescessor company by contacting the currently operating...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique mahogany stands with marble top, marble tops, mahogany tables
marble tops, mahogany tables, antique mahogany: Kevin - If you can send me some photos of the tables I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online photo album....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique marble Bar, architectural artifacts, marble bar
architectural artifacts, marble bar, antique marble: Jen - I suggest you contact Patty Williams at Wooden Nickel Auction in Lebanon, OH, just outside Cincinatti. Wooden Nickel usually includes architectural artifacts in their sale and they have sold several complete bars. For more information visit the website...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique mohair loveseat and chair, spring units, minimal value
spring units, minimal value, collector books: Emily – Your sofa and chair are from the 1930s. You can see similar furniture in “Furniture of the Depression Era” by Swedberg, Collector Books. Both pieces are factory made and the only way to identify them is to find a factory label, probably on the frame....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Needles, sewing needle, twcny rr
sewing needle, twcny rr, straight one: Hello Sheila. I m sorry for the delay in responding...I went on vacation and forgot to change my AllExperts setting. Could you please send a digital picture of your needles to me at bacchino@twcny.rr.com. I m not up on needle info, but I do have a friend...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Oak Roll-Top Desk, roll top desk, oak roll top desk
roll top desk, oak roll top desk, double pedestal: Russ - Age, condition, size, configuration and wood are the main components of the price of a roll top desk. Larger generally equals more $. Walnut usually equals more than oak. Double pedestal (drawers down both sides) equals more than single set of drawers....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique oak dining chairs, paper labels, dining chairs
paper labels, dining chairs, fred taylor: Laurel - Larkin marked their furniture with paper labels. I have never seen a Larkin piece marked like you describe. If you can send me some photos of the chairs I will try to identify them. Send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Thanks....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Pin Cushion, pin cushion, true definition
pin cushion, true definition, yard sale: Hello Linda, What you have is a vintage not antique pin cushion. The true definition of an antique is something that is at a minimum, 100 years old. I viewed your photo this morning and I have never seen this particular cushion before. Are there any markings...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Pin Cushion, scarlett o hara, taffeta dress
scarlett o hara, taffeta dress, pincushion dolls: Virginia - without a picture, I am limited in what I can tell you about this item. It does sound like you have a pincushion doll. Their range of value is quite wide, as it depends on condition, whether the arms are away from the body, whether the hands have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique "Plastic" pulls on chest, rococo revival, drawer bottoms
rococo revival, drawer bottoms, mahogany chest: Kristi – Your chest of drawers is made of cherry and was made around the middle of the 19th century. It very likely had a small splashboard at the back of the top but it is unlikely that it had glove boxes. The style is not right. Neither are the drawer pulls....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Polyphone Music Bos, careful restoration, restorers
careful restoration, restorers, music box: Hi Eva Nice to hear from you. This box sounds lovely and must have very careful restoration by an expert. I would start at the museum (if you have one close). Hopefully they can give you some guidance. I am also including in the following link, a list...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique pewter beer mug, pint measure, antique metalware
pint measure, antique metalware, chamber pots: Certainly sounds like a 19th century English beer mug. If you send a photo, I can give more detail of likely makers, place of manufacture, and possibly where used. In particular, if you provide details or close up photos of the verification stamps and any...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique pottery, trenton city museum, davis prospect
trenton city museum, davis prospect, hill pottery: Dale & Davis (Prospect Hill Pottery) - The Prospect Hill pottery was established by James Jeffrey Dale and Thomas Davis in 1880. It operated for more than ten years but eventually was acquired by the Cook Pottery Company. Their earliest mark for white granite...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Question, antique telescope, ebay search
antique telescope, ebay search, ebay: You could type in small telescope on the ebay search box. I would instead search out Military telescope or Civil war telescope, WWI, German, etc. Just kinda poke around and I m sure you will find one. If you have any marks on it, mention them in the search...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Quilt, free appraisal service, ebay
free appraisal service, ebay, antique quilt: Christi, I do not have a free appraisal service. However, you can go to Ebay.com and do a completed Auction search and get some idea of what quilts similar to yours have sold for. You could also try selling it on Ebay if you don t trust the dealer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Quilt Circa 1908, mild detergent, yellow patches
mild detergent, yellow patches, maternal grandmother: Hi Kevin, You can send me pictures but send them to ddbstuff@aol.com. I ll tell you what I can. As for storing your quilts, there are many theories. I d suggest using old but clean cotton pillow cases. One for each quilt. Whatever you do, DO NOT...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Quilt, cleveland ohio area, color thread
cleveland ohio area, color thread, great grandmother: Hi Marlene, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I live in Akron and would be more than happy to look at your quilt. Email me at my personal email address: ddbstuff@aol.com and we will figure a way to get together. By the way, my mother was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Quilts, antique quilt source, hurricane katrina
antique quilt source, hurricane katrina, antique quilts: Hi Bill Alice Graf sold quilts for many years but has sold her business. It still goes by the same name. You might want to contact them to see if they would buy them back or perhaps sell them for you. Alice wasn t known for selling her quilts inexpensively...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Quilts, new bern nc, quilt appraisers
new bern nc, quilt appraisers, long term storage: Hello Deborah; Having your quilts appraised is a very good idea. In the meantime, take them out of the plastic bag and use old pillow cases or just wrap them in cotton fabric. Plastic is a NO, NO for long term storage. Here are three expert quilt...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Richter Furniture Company, custom wood furniture, production furniture
custom wood furniture, production furniture, wood screws: Well, it appears the company may have been around a while. I found this article about the currently existing Richter Furniture Manufacturing - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_31_23/ai_77338343 - and it mentions a New York company owned by the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocker, wood carvers, gothic revival
wood carvers, gothic revival, mythical creatures: Candice – Your chair was part of the Golden Oak period of American furniture from around 1880 to 1910. The chair is made of quarter cut white oak. That technique of cutting lumber is responsible for the interesting grain pattern in the seat. The process is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocker?, professional attention, fred taylor
professional attention, fred taylor, dowels: Loretta – Your rocker appears to be a very late Victorian slipper or nursing rocker from the 1880s or so. It is very plain for the period but it probably is a comfortable chair. From the evidence of screws or dowels on the outside of the joints I would say...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, aniline dye, birch veneer
aniline dye, birch veneer, antique rocking chair: Lisa – Your rocker is from right around the turn of the century. It is made of birch with a mahogany polish to make it look like a more expensive wood. The back is formed plywood with birch veneer. The decorations are applied. It would be magnificent if restored...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, dominic dominic, antique rocking chair
dominic dominic, antique rocking chair, history of the chair: Dominic – Photos of a chair identical to yours were sent to me by a reader in February of this year. The chair appears to have been made around 1900 give or take a decade. The wood is quarter cut oak which was very much in style in that period. The design...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Roll top, fred taylor, jpg files
fred taylor, jpg files, pichon: Richard - If you can send me some photos of the desk I will be happy to tell you what I can. Please bear in mind that I only work with American made pieces. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Please send the photos directly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rope Bed, rope beds, rope bed
rope beds, rope bed, headboard and footboard: Karen - Rope beds were most common in the early to mid 19th century and were mostly a rural item. The size of beds varied because each one was custom made for the persom building it or ordering it. People were generally smaller in the 19th century but the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rose Carved Chairs & Dining Room Table, e mail address, dining room table and chairs
e mail address, dining room table and chairs, carving the rose: Marianne - Chairs like that were made in the 1940s after the war. The carving is actually from the Rococo Revival period of the mid 19th century while the style of the chair is called klismos - a classical Greek design that Phyfe and many other chair makers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rugs, carpets rugs, square foot retail
carpets rugs, square foot retail, antique rugs: Hello Carol, 80 years is antique in the trade but collectors hold out for 100. Fineness is relative to the type. The finest Heriz I ever saw 110 knots per square inch and it was very nice. However 300 KPSI is fine for most Persian City Carpets. Rugs are priced...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique reclining folding chair, carpet remnants, jute webbing
carpet remnants, jute webbing, folding chairs: William – That’s a charming little story about the stagecoach. It’s like “value added” to your purchase of an older piece. However, it was just a flight of fancy by the auctioneer. Folding chairs became especially popular in the 1870s and 1880s and George...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique refrigirator, refrigirator, desirable piece
refrigirator, desirable piece, kovel: Do not refinish it. Clean it as best you can with Murphy s Soap and keep the patina for a better sale. The price can go down by as much as 75%. You ll have to check your area for the pricing because they very according to the distance it has to travel....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique rocker, leather back, tina skinner, boston rocker
tina skinner, boston rocker, windsor style: Jack - Your Windsor style rocker is not a Boston rocker. Boston s, from the early and mid 19th century, have a seat with a large downward roll at the front and a large upward sweep at the back of the seat, not a flat seat. Bostons also have high spindle backs....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique rocking chair, antique rocking chair, old rocking chair
antique rocking chair, old rocking chair, boston rocker: Roy – Your rocker is an example of the venerable Boston rocker. It first appeared in New England the 1820s but no one is sure why it was named after Boston. It is similar to a Salem rocker with the exception of the shaped seat. A great many of these chairs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique School Desk, e mail address, e mail service
e mail address, e mail service, virus situation: Peggy - Because of the virus situation and because my e-mail address is publicly available, my e-mail service automatically deletes any message that includes an imbedded attachment or photo that must be opened to open the e-mail. If yours has been deleted...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Secretary, encyclopedia of american oak furniture, american oak furniture
encyclopedia of american oak furniture, american oak furniture, aol email: Ginny – It is always tempting to identify any piece of oak furniture made around the turn of the century in Buffalo as a “Larkin” piece. However, your side by side is a little too fancy for Larkin and there is no similar desk in the Larkin catalogs that I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Seth Thomas Wood Mantel Clock, seth thomas clock, pendulum clock
seth thomas clock, pendulum clock, mantel clock: Betty - Without a photo and a serial number it is impossible to tell much about your clock. With either of those items a good clock dealer can tell you how old the clock is. If the clock has been regularly serviced over the years there should be technician...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sewing Machine, antique sewing machine, sewing machines
antique sewing machine, sewing machines, ramshead: Hello Frank. I really don t know anything about sewing machines, as they are not my area of expertise. However, I can tell you there are numerous books and even more web sites on the subject. Singer has a web site that provides information on serial numbers....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sewing tool, magnification view, sewing tool
magnification view, sewing tool, antique sewing: Hello Carole, Wow! and Wow again -- what a beautiful piece. What you have here is something very special. It is a sewing clamp and more specifically, English Mauchline ware and this technique was developed towards the end of the eighteenth century in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Shipping Crate, american antique furniture, petro oil
american antique furniture, petro oil, antique shipping: Victoria - I am sorry that I cannot help you with that item. My area of expertise is limited to American antique furniture and your shipping crate is beyond my range. Thanks for writing. Fred Taylor www.furnituredetective.com Victoria - I am am sorry...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Singer Sewing Machine, antique singer sewing, singer sewing machine
antique singer sewing, singer sewing machine, singer sewing maching: Hello Shana, Your best bet would be the following websites: http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/trade-literature/sewing-machines/browse-lists/libraries.htm http://www.dincum.com/articles/usa_manufacturers_res.html http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland.com/store/page19.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Slot Machines, e mail address, antique slot machines
e mail address, antique slot machines, sun chief: Hi Tracy, There are a few different models of this machine, first let me ask you if you can e-mail me a few photo s of it, this really helps. If you can, my direct e-mail address is; jackpot7@ix.netcom.com Please let me know... Thank You Rodger...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Soap Hollow Chair & Late 1800 25' runner multi color., american antique furniture, orphan photos
american antique furniture, orphan photos, saula: Kevin - I would be happy to take a look at the chair. While I prefer the .jpg format I can work with most graphic programs as long as they are not Mac based. Send photos to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. If you can send photos please attach a copy of your original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Statues, antique statues, hebrew bible
antique statues, hebrew bible, statue of moses: It sounds like the statue of Moses in Rome. Does it look like the old man has horns. In translating the Hebrew Bible, the lack of vowels were a problem. The word Horns and Rays can be very similar if the wrong vowel is used. If this is true then it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sweing Machine, antique sewing machines, domestic sewing machines
antique sewing machines, domestic sewing machines, sweing machine: Hello Mysti, My expertise is definitely not in the field of domestic sewing machines I am afraid. I can only direct you to the various websites that I have already listed in past replies in the hope that someone else may be of more help to you. You might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique sewing rocker information, sewing rocker, antique sewing
sewing rocker, antique sewing, water stains: Hi James Nice to hear from you. In all my years of working on old furniture I have never came across a chair like you describe. Nor have I ever heard of anyone else who has....how interesting. Please..I must see a picture. Send to ecronk@sympatico.ca...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique slant-top secretary desk, mahogany veneer, mail slots
mahogany veneer, mail slots, colonial revival: Janet - If you can send me some photos I will be happy to tell what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Be sure to include a copy of your original inquiry so I can match them up. Thanks Fred Taylor “HOW TO BE A FURNITURE...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique steamer trunk, steamer trunks, american antique furniture
steamer trunks, american antique furniture, antique steamer trunk: Laurie - I can t help you with that. My area of experise is American antique furniture and my knowledge of steamer trunks is sadly lacking. Here is a site that might be able to help you. http://www.brettunsvillage.com/trunks/customers/customers.htm Thanks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Table, sofa table, diamond pattern
sofa table, diamond pattern, metal slide: Josh - The table is a sofa table designed for use behind a low backed couch or sofa in an open room. Th expansion was for auxillary use as a serving piece. The form is based on the design of a library table. This table was made in the 1920s or 1930s. Such...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Thimble, greek lettering, twcny rr
greek lettering, twcny rr, collectible categories: Scott - there are so very many reproductions out there in many collectible categories. We all have to be careful. I m sure you are disappointed, but a real Nuremberg thimble wouldn t have bought you a car or paid off your home. I m sure you are rich in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Trunk, bird dogs, antique trunk
bird dogs, antique trunk, hi tim: Hi Tim Nice to hear from you. While I am not at all familiar with Whittle Trunks, I am hoping this site will be helpful. http://www.brettunsvillage.com/trunks/ Will you check it out and see if any of the trunks are similar to yours. They also have a list...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique table, boston navy yard, frigate constitution
boston navy yard, frigate constitution, old ironsides: Here is what I found: The wood from the Constitution was sold to Berkey & Gay in 1929. Over the next two years 1930-1931 (before the company closed for bankruptcy the first time) about 100 of the “Old Ironsides” tables were made. They sell today for around...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique table, steel wool pad, oil cleaner
steel wool pad, oil cleaner, water proof: Hi Sue Nice to hear from you First off I am very surprised that a professional used this type of finish on your mahogeny dining table. The only thing I can suggest for this sticky area is the following... Get a fine steel wool pad, and dip it in varsol...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique theater popcorn machines, white pigeon michigan, arcade machine
white pigeon michigan, arcade machine, theater popcorn: Hi Dale, Sorry for the delay, I was on vacation down on the southern west coast, forgot to put myself off on this site. This is an interesting item, my best advice would be ebay, place it up for auction under maybe arcade. I am guessing that this is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique thimble and sewing tool, sewing tool, educated guess
sewing tool, educated guess, thimble: Hello Karen. I apologize for the delay in responding to your question, but I ve been trying to research both California Dresdenware and Mr. Stimson. Unfortunately, I find no information on either. My educated guess is that Mr. Stimson is a potter and he...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique thimble, silver marks, floral pattern
silver marks, floral pattern, thimble: Hello Karen. Anchors are used as a maker s mark and as an indication that they item is gold filled, so unless I see the marks and where they are placed on the thimble, I can t help you much more than that. If you are able to send me a digital picture (bacchino@twcny.rr.com),...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Vanity, veneer wood, fred taylor
veneer wood, fred taylor, ony: Lisa - It certainly sounds like a pre Art Deco 1920s piece. You can verify that by removing the mirror from the mounts and checking the date on the back side of the glass. All 20th century American plate mirror originally incoroprated into furniture is dated...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Victor Gumball Machine, approximate value, baby grand
approximate value, baby grand: Ann Without actually seeing the machine it sounds like you have a Victor Baby Grand that someone put on a stand. I don t know about the stand but the machine itself (if the machine I think it may be ) is worth about $75 to $125. If you want to send a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Wicker Bassinet, lloyd loom, hattiesburg mississippi
lloyd loom, hattiesburg mississippi, antique wicker: Connie – The real key lies in what the bassinet is made of. Early 20th century and all 19th century and earlier wicker was made of woven plant material attached to a frame. The woven material is one of many types of plants including rattan, willow and rush....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique wood furniture, antique wood furniture, paint stripper
antique wood furniture, paint stripper, victoria virginia: Hi Melissa Nice to hear from you. Your furniture sounds lovely. How nice to have these heirlooms from your great Grandfather. The black tarry finish you describe will be varnish, and the reddish wood underneath will be mahogany I think. Intricate designs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique?, inlay pattern, wood inlay
inlay pattern, wood inlay, movement art: Brian - That type dresser is known as a waterfall dresser because of the rounded front edge. Normally in waterfall fronts the veneer runs front to back rather from side to side. Waterfall fronts showed up in many pieces of furniture at the time. It is part...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antiques, question thanks, fred taylor
question thanks, fred taylor, short answer: Sergio - That question can t be answered in this Forum. Thousands of articles have been written on the subject and I have written several of them. The short answer is there is no short answer - it depends on the item, who you ask and why you ask. I, of course,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antiques, mahogany veneer, exact periods
mahogany veneer, exact periods, colonial revival: John - Both desks are mid 29th century Colonial Revival desks but exact periods are difficult to identify form lone photos. The tambour desk is reproduction Hepplewhite tambour desk originally made in New England 1790-1810. It is made of mahogany veneer,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antiques Value, american oak furniture, kathryn mcnerney
american oak furniture, kathryn mcnerney, revival furniture: Brenda – The dining room pieces were once part of an entire set. The style is a combination of several styles as was typical in Colonial Revival furniture which used styles that were popular during our colonial period. The hardware is Hepplewhite style from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antiques, dining room chairs, cheverly md
dining room chairs, cheverly md, copy margaret: Please feel free to send then to Barry O Connell 2208 Cheverly Ave. Cheverly Md. 20785 If you are looking to sell then I would consider using Sotheby s. At first glance a 20% fee is not inconsequential. However to establish value, make a market, and handle...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Appraisal of my rocking chair, redwood city ca, wooden chairs
redwood city ca, wooden chairs, tradmark: Gladys – I couldn’t find any information on Plymouth Rocking Chair. The chair is probably made of maple or birch rather than pine. The “laminated seat” could refer to either a plywood seat of a faux leather cardboard seat. The chair was probably made in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Appraiser near Philly for carousel horse, carousel auction, ken weaver
carousel auction, ken weaver, country auction: There is only one carousel expert in Pennsylvania that I know of. His name is Ken Weaver. He runs the only annual carousel auction in the country Auction Under the Big Top . You can contact Ken at: barbmgr@aol.com Please let me know if I can be of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Appraising an antique short-wave radio, national radio company, short wave radio
national radio company, short wave radio, radiomuseum org: I do not provide appraisals through this free service, as is stated in my profile, just advice on how to learn about your antique or collectible item and its history. You can find some info on the NC190 at http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/national_nc_190nc19.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=4&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3DNC190+shortwave+radio%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3De...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Arcade machines, arcade machines, arcade machine
arcade machines, arcade machine, floor model: Hi Freddy, This sound really interesting! but I would have to see a photo to see what it is you have. When you get one please email one at, jackpot7@ix.netcom.com and I ll see if I can find anything on it. This is real interesting. Thank You Rodge...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Armoiers, american antique furniture, regent st
american antique furniture, regent st, fred taylor: Ellie - As you noted my area of expertise is American antique furniture and I am not familiar with English designs or construction techniques. I suggest you consult a local dealer in your area who handles English and Continental items. Thanks for writing....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Art Deco 1923 Bedroom set, american manufactured furniture, don fredgant
american manufactured furniture, don fredgant, light scratches: Justin – Your bedroom suite is typical of many sets made in the mid 1920s. However, it is not Art Deco. Deco came later in the 20s and was most popular in the 1930s and 40s when it was known as “Moderne”. The term Art Deco was not coined until the 1960s. More...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Art Deco Style Kitchen Table, art deco style, metal legs
art deco style, metal legs, mid 1950s: Beth – Most of the sets as you describe were made after WWII in the 1950s. Formica and vinyl were not generally available for furniture production before the War. These sets were made for the new families starting up after the soldiers came home. The same...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Art Glass Co. ?, google search, glass co
google search, glass co, art glass: Hi Debbie, There s no listing for an artist or company with that name that I can find. My guess is the numbers are the date of manufacture. A Google search however shows that the company is listed. You can probably find some information on the internet....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Artists chair, approximate age, fred taylor
approximate age, fred taylor, jpg files: Terry - If you send me some photos I will be happy to share any informayion I may have. Send photos to me as .jpg files. Be sure to include your original question with the photos or they will be considered as orphans and discarded. Thanks. Fred Taylo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Arts & Crafts style James Dixon & Sons chocolate pot, chocolate pots, chocolate pot
chocolate pots, chocolate pot, antique metalware: - Plate is not my field, but a few comments: - it will be late 19th or early 20th century, while chocolate pots disappeared in the early 19th century - it s probably a coffee pot, or, with a leather insulated handle, a hot water jug. - definitely...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Arts & Crafts style rocker, mission period, fred taylor
mission period, fred taylor, arts crafts: Christi - Your Mission rocker is from the early 20th century, towards the end of the Arts and Crafts/Mission period. The curved arms are a little unusual for the style and period and I cannot find an exact comparable. The closest thing I found was a rocker...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Assay vrs. analytical scales, analytical balances, precision balances
analytical balances, precision balances, analytical balance: Hi John, We are sorry that we did not answer sooner. We recommend a book, The Assay Balance, Its Evolution & the Histories of the Companies that made them by John & Geraldine Shannon. While both Assay and Analytical Balances are Precision Balances they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ATLAS FURNITURE COMPANY DRESSER, jamestown new york, jamestown ny
jamestown new york, jamestown ny, left hand corner: Sherri - Atlas Furniture was formed in Jamestown, NY in 1883 by Swedish immigrant workers so it is technically possible that the dresser is antique under the usual nonsensical limit of 100 years. However, it sounds like a later piece. If you can send me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Atlas Furniture Co., Jamestown, NY Vanity/Chair, jamestown ny, vanity table
jamestown ny, vanity table, star nut: Jacquelyn - Atlas was an unusual company for the time in that right at the start of the Depression in 1929 the company was 100% employee owned and every officer and employee was a stockholder. It made for good ad copy and the company made resonable bedroom...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Attorneys ask questions too., school desk, genuine enquiries
school desk, genuine enquiries, awar: - I did not say I would try to answer anything . My introduction makes if perfectly clear that I answer questions on antique base metalware, mainly pewter, and not on anything else. It is cretins such as you that make it unlikely persons such as me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Avi Weigh Scale, e mail address, naples italy
e mail address, naples italy, milan italy: Hi Mark, As you might have read about my expertise, scales is not one of them. I do have a good pile of information that I have gathered together over the years and nothing on yours I am afraid. Yours was made over there and not here, that is a big problem...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Avon Collectibles, california perfume company, avon collectibles
california perfume company, avon collectibles, vintage perfume: Well here is some basic information until you can get a better look. The word California may be the name of the fragrance or not. The California Perfume Company became Avon between 1937 and 1939, although the name Avon predates that final change. Avon also...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Avon Thimbles, avon thimbles, wooden wall shelf
avon thimbles, wooden wall shelf, gold paint: Hello James. You have a set of Avon Fashion Ladies thimbles. They are referred to as figurals as they certainly can t be used like a real thimble. They originally sold for $9 each and haven t appreciated much since they were issued. You will find them...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Are you able to look this up with the info I'll provide you and let me know it's value?, barbours, antique pewter
barbours, antique pewter, half moon: - The mark is not familiar to me. It is unlikely to be British - probably American. 3949 will a pattern number. However, I can tell you it is not as old as you think - I would be very surprised if it pre-dated say 1950. So of no value as an antique, as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Have acquired a Smith Premier..., early typewriters, manuals office
early typewriters, manuals office, sky views: Hello. Smith Premiers of interest are #s 1-9, made 1890s-1910. After that, they are just standard machines. This was made in late 1920s. It has little interest or value to collectors. Any interest would be if machine is in excellent condition. Don t dispose...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): adding machine, burroughs adding machine, typewriter collector
burroughs adding machine, typewriter collector, sky views: Sorry, I m more familiar with typewriters, not adders. If you want, I can post your question to the adder collector email list. Maybe someone there can help. -- Jay Respler ADVANCED BUSINESS MACHINES CO. 732-431-1464 1 - 7 pm -- REPLY TO: ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): adhesive residue on old guitar, adhesive residue, tape residue
adhesive residue, tape residue, old guitar: Hi Tammy Nice to hear from you. The only thing that will remove old tape residue is varsol. Paint thinner is the same thing, so whichever you have on hand will do. This will not hurt the wood. Just slightly dampen a rag and rub till the residue is gone....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): advertising sewing kit?, commonwealth life insurance company, cho cho
commonwealth life insurance company, cho cho, life insurance company: Hello cho cho, These kits became very popular around the 1920 s -- they more or less went out of fashion by the 1950 s. You will of course find some of these items that date earlier than the 1920 s. They were usually given away free of charge and were for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): advice please, collectible sales, ebay
collectible sales, ebay, learning curve: This is pretty general but here are some of the things you should look for. Never buy damaged glass/pottery etc., always buy things that have some sort of name on them. Don t take anyone s word for the purchase price of an item, first look it up on ebay...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): advice, patent dates, timely reply
patent dates, timely reply, new virginia: Dear Patti. Sorry it took so long to answer, but we had a computer problem here at All Experts. I am not an expert on safes but I know enough about them to tell you that I don t think you need any parts at all. The Victor Safe is a common safe, actually it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): age of headboard/footboard, internal inventory, fred taylor
internal inventory, fred taylor, jpg files: Cathleen - Those letters and numbers are for internal inventory use at the factory. They denote model number, style, wood, finish and maybe even factory number or shift. If you can send me photos of the bed I will tell you what I can. Send clear photos to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): age requirements, us customs service, old adage
us customs service, old adage, fred taylor: Gloria - That is too broad a question for this forum. Thousands of articles, including several of mine, have been published on this subject and what it amounts to is that there is no general rule that applies to all categories. Each field of collecting has...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): age of treadle, needlebar, singer treadle
needlebar, singer treadle, appraisals: I m afraid that I cannot provide appraisals through this free service but I can direct you on how to find out more info wbout your machine. Check out http://www.needlebar.com which offers alot of information on Singer machines of all kinds. Also look at: ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): age & value of pewter pitcher, paul revere, history and value
paul revere, history and value, back formation: - I answered your original question completely - you wanted to know history and value, I answered that directly: modern (no history), worth pennies. You then came back demonstrating that you had some knowledge of the Revere brand, which means you already...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): age/ value ? of sewing Machine, sewing machine co, fringe type
sewing machine co, fringe type, sewing machines: Hello James, Thank you for your query. Before completing my answer to your query, can you please provide me with the following information: * Where is the word STANDARD found? On the sewing machine itself, on the treadle or on the table? The Standard...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): allergens from the furniture, antique washstand, varsol
antique washstand, varsol, javex: Hi Wanda Nice to hear from you. I suspect you could be having a mold reaction. I would suggest you give the interior of the washstand a good scrub with 1 part Javex to 5 parts warm water. Take the drawer out, do under and all sides (except the exterior.)...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): allwin, kitkat, netcom
kitkat, netcom, slots: Hi Bemadet, There are tons of different models of these, some worth more then others. Here is a Great Site for you to look at with all kinds of information on allwin s. It s at: http://www.melright.com/slots/ If you can e-mail me a photo of yours,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): aluminum carousel horse, charlotte dinger, art of the carousel
charlotte dinger, art of the carousel, carousel figures: there were only a handfull of makers of carousel figures. Each had it s own style. Once you ve been educated in these very few styles, it s easy to tell real from fake and if real, who the maker was. Good books on the subject include, Painted Ponies by...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): aluminum horse with coca cola base, coca cola company, aluminum horse
coca cola company, aluminum horse, zubee: The value of your Coke horse depends upon the style that you have. These horses are not authentic nor do they have anything to do with the Coca Cola Company. These items have been produced at a foundry in Mexico since about the early 1980 s. They re...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): aluminum thimbles, thimble, salad dressing
thimble, salad dressing, ebay: Hi Trudy. You can look in the local phone book for antiques or collectibles dealers in your area or visit a shop to see if the owner is interested in them. Keep in mind, they will not pay you what the going rate is, as they need to make money on the sale....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american cutlery 4lb beam scale, masonic temple, half ounce
masonic temple, half ounce, scale brass: Hi John, Your American Cutlery Company Sunbeam scale has a 4 pound capacity. These scales have a diamond shaped base made of cast iron. US patent number 817428 was issued to Isaac Hirsch of Chicago, Illinois for a scale beam and spring equipped poise...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american furniture company, american furniture company, fred taylor
american furniture company, fred taylor, bedroom set: Molly - My reference material only lists American Furniture in Batesville and does not give any information. If you can send me some photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american scale 400 series, shucks auto parts, coin chute
shucks auto parts, coin chute, wd 40: Hi Mike, American Scale Model 400 made in 1947, made right after world war II. The model 400 has the four coin chute so you got a Penney back if you guessed right. Plus your fortune in a drum dial, and weight. WOW, grand slam for just a Penney! Value is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american scale/fortune telling machine/coin, lock smith, coin box
lock smith, coin box, locks: Hi Dave, The coin box keys are most likely keyed different, each route operator would have put his own lock on it or they would of came keyed different to prevent one operator from taking the money out of another operators machine. You will have to pick...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american shuffle board, shuffle board, shop ebay
shuffle board, shop ebay, ebay: Hi Georgina, Yes some collectors would like this but there big, so it s only a few that my have interest., where do you live? shipping can be to much to deal with on and item like this. Where to sell?, try a consignment with a local antique shop, ebay,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ammo german, gun history, world war ii
gun history, world war ii, funny lines: Dear April. What you have is 8X57(.323) World War II German Mauser Ammmo. Do NOT use it in a .308 rifle. I m sure it will not surprise you to know that the Nazis made tons of the stuff as they planned to conquer the world. You can buy a case (1000 rounds in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ammo shell, artillery shells, inch diameter
artillery shells, inch diameter, amoskeag: It is called trench art. During World War I, and to a lesser degree WWII, soldiers who were in the trenches, sometimes for months a time, made these carvings out of spent rifle and artillery shells. There is quite an active market for these. Do not clean it....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ammunition, civil war artillery, point blank range
civil war artillery, point blank range, iron balls: Without a picture its just a guess, but it would be grape shot. The last few shots that Civil War artillery fired against incoming infantry was small iron balls, dozens of them in a cloth bag for easy loading, which made the cannon, at point blank range, a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): I have a ancestor that was..., allegheny county pa, metropolitan museum of art
allegheny county pa, metropolitan museum of art, chairmaker: Stan - I could find no reference to Allen Cordell in my cabinetmaker reference material. My advice would be to contact the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Decorative Arts Dept. They have an aggressive young man on staff there, whose name I cannot recall,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): anitque bombe chest., mahogany plywood, drawer bottoms
mahogany plywood, drawer bottoms, import dealer: Jennifer - If you can send me some photos of the chest I will be happy to tell you what I can. Be sure to include some photos of the drawer joinery, the drawer bottoms and the back of the cabinet. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique?, grandmother, chairs
grandmother, chairs, scripts: Hi Christopher Nice to hear from you. Your chair is called a saddle chair. There are 2 examples of saddle chairs at this link. http://search.goantiques.com/cgi-bin/texis/scripts/mainsearch/new_searchresults.html There are possible more which a search...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique armoire, antique armoire, oak armoire
antique armoire, oak armoire, loose bolts: Kathy – American armoires from this period are usually assembled with one of two methods and occasionally a cabinet will use both methods. The most straightforward way is the use of long bolts. Where the sides meet the base there will be a series of holes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique automatic fortune telling machine, nvc, madam
nvc, madam, replicas: Eileen, That is a tough question without pictures or more information. An original is very hard to find and desireable. A collector friend of mine has reproduced the entire machine. They are amazing replicas that have been professional duplicated in every...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique b.b. gun?, winchester model 1892, 1892 winchester
winchester model 1892, 1892 winchester, musket: You have a Winchester Model 1892 Rife. Approximately one million made between 1892 and 1941. They came in four types, the most common of which are marked Patent 1884. The rifle 24 inch barrel about $550, Carbine 20 inch barrel about $700, Trapper 14, 15, 16...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique baby carraige, american antique furniture, google search
american antique furniture, google search, bilt rite: Debbie - My area of expertise is American antique furniture so I am out of my league here but your carriage is a Bilt-Rite from the 1950s. There are several similar on eBay in the $100 range. In fact if you do a Google search on Bilt-Rite baby carriage you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bakers table, inconspicuous place, bread board
inconspicuous place, bread board, type pieces: A true antique is defined as anything over 100 years old but vintage items (newer) can be worth just as much. Its all supply and demand. As for determinging the age, its a detailed analysis. You would need to look at methods of construction and the pataina...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bank, commercial coin, coin operated games
commercial coin, coin operated games, banks: Hi Sandy, Coin operated banks are a whole another collector s field and I don t collect or work on them, they re banks and more like toys not the commercial coin operated games that I deal with, sorry that this is not my field and I just don t know anything...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bedroom furniture, antique bedroom furniture, kountze texas
antique bedroom furniture, kountze texas, bevelled mirror: Joyce - The best way to start is by sending me some photos of the set, all of the pieces if possible. That way I can get an idea of period, style and wood and maybe point you in the right direction. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. Thanks....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bedroom set, hanover ontario, vanity table
hanover ontario, vanity table, furniture company: Laura - If you can send me some photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Be sure to include a copy of your original inquiry so I can match them up. Thanks Fred Taylor ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bedroom suit, glue dries, wood veneer
glue dries, wood veneer, bedroom suit: Hi Melinda Nice to hear from you. Without seeing the set I will say the overlay is wood veneer. That is the only thing that I can think of that would be liftinfg off. Its good you stopped work on it because the veneer must be glued down before stripping....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique blackfaced curb jockey, great black jockeys, jimmy winkfield
great black jockeys, jimmy winkfield, match race: Sure Jean it was a very favorable icon used by the stables in the early part of the 20th century. All the first or earliest jockeys were black. They were given a special rank during those years. However, since that time they have become an ethnic collectible...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): An antique brass Bed, antique brass bed, 16mm films
antique brass bed, 16mm films, rca radio: - Well if you know the date, and you already know it is a bed, and made of brass, what would be the point of sending me a picture? You already have the key facts: date, material, function. What else do you expect me to tell you? The only other useful info...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bussiness on internet, ebay shipping, whistles and bells
ebay shipping, whistles and bells, last minute holiday: Rusu dan I don t buy anything anymore but will tell you how to get onto ebay. Fair price is subjective. Print out the below and maybe you ll end up with all the information you need, FREE. I ve began with the 10 EBAY TOP 10 HOLIDAY SELLING TIPS straight...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique button, button collector, pointed crown
button collector, pointed crown, collector web: Hello Gary. I don t know anything about buttons, but I do know there are a number of books out on the subject, a number of button collector web sites on the Internet and at least two collecting organizations. If you do a search of the Internet, I m sure...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique carousel horse, zubee, carousels
zubee, carousels, carousel horse: Please send me a photo of your horse and I ll tell you what you have. I can already tell you that it wasn t made in the 1860 s because carousels were not yet being produced in the United States at that time. Please send your photo to me at: bruce@carousels.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, wicker chairs, wicker seat
wicker chairs, wicker seat, cane seat: Larry - I do not have a catalog for F.H. Conant s sons. If you can send me some photos of the chair I will be happy to tell you anything I can about it. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. The chair probably has a cane seat rather than a wicker...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, conant ball furniture, ebay forum
conant ball furniture, ebay forum, american reproductions: The Conant Ball Furniture Company began making quality furniture in Boston, Mass., in the late 19th century, specializing in Colonial furniture reproductions including Windsor chairs. They went out of business in 1980. Most likely I would imagine your chairs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair spring seat, wooden rocking chair, spring seat
wooden rocking chair, spring seat, antique chair: Hi Dana Nice to hear from you. While I am not an expert in this area, I have done a few of these seats over the years. I call it simple recovering LOL. First you will re-tie all the springs with new cord as you state that some are poking through. Look...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, antique chair, fred taylor
antique chair, fred taylor, comode: Carla - Many chairs with storage below the seat were in use in the late 19th and early 20th century. They were primarily used as hall and entryway seating. If you can send me some photos I will do some research and see what I can come up with. Send photos...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chairs, mission style furniture, lifetime furniture
mission style furniture, lifetime furniture, crystal river fl: Lisa – “Lifetime was a famous trade name used by Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Co. The company was formed in 1911 by the merger of Grand Rapids Bookcase Co. and the Barber Bros. Chair Co. Their most famous product was the line of “Cloister” furniture issued...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chairs, antique chairs, folding chairs
antique chairs, folding chairs, rastetter: SAyble - Rastetter was a manufacturer of folding chairs and tables in the 1920s through the 1940s in Fort Wayne, IN. The registered trade mark is Solid Kumfort. Most of the items are related to card tables but they also made folding seating for church and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique child oak rocker, appraising antiques, oak rocker
appraising antiques, oak rocker, cane seat: Hi Christie Nice to hear from you. Sorry, appraising antiques is not my area, but I have owned several of these lovely little rocking chairs over the years (3 kids and 4 grandchildren :-), and they sell for $125.00 to $150.00 in my area. Now having not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique children's sewing machines, sewing machines, antique children
sewing machines, antique children, ebay: Hello Glenna. I m afraid I can t help you with childrens sewing machines, but there are books out on them and I see them listed often on ebay. I bet there is a collecting group, as well. You might have some luck searching the internet. Good luck with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique childs rocking chair, condition thanks, fred taylor
condition thanks, fred taylor, s market: Shelly - That is a press back Windsor rocker made just after the turn of the century. You can see similar chairs in American WoodenChairs 1895-1908 published by Schiffer Publishing. It is the 1908 catalog of the Phoenix Chair Co of Sheboygan, WI. That is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique china plate, mckinley tariff act, gold pattern
mckinley tariff act, gold pattern, pattern reference: Your plate is most likely a bread/butter plate. The stamped mark infers the plate was already in existence prior to 1891, and the stamp was applied at a time after 1891 to comply with the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891. The 82 may infer that the plate was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique cigarette holders, glass canes, cigarette holders
glass canes, cigarette holders, cigarette holder: Hi Elizabeth, I ve never seen one either. Back in Victorian times, glass makers often made odd things off shift for their own amesement or family use. The oddities are now referred to as whimsies. Generally they have little value, but in the right auction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique coca cola westinghouse model wf6, coca cola cooler, westinghouse model
coca cola cooler, westinghouse model, ebay: Hi Sandy, I am not any good with these pop vending machines, I think I know what you have but not sure, as I don t have much for reference on the vending pop machines. Games I am good at, but pop machines are another thing. I am guessing you have the old...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique coke box air cooled, coca cola collector, coke machines
coca cola collector, coke machines, coin operated games: Hi Linda, I have to stay on coin operated games, that is what I am good at. Sorry for the delay in getting to you but I was trying in my limited time to find something out for you but came up with nothing. I know the box I think you have and I see...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique cooler, party bucket, collers
party bucket, collers, ebay: Here is some info about Hamiltons collers by Petra Cabot; http://www.murketing.com/journal/?p=221 and at: http://www.pulsejournal.com/l/content/oh/story/living/2007/03/13/ddn031407lifeskotch.html To help you figure value here is one on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-HAMILTON-SKOTCH-PARTY-BUCKET-COOLER-SCOTCH_W0QQitemZ130099009963QQihZ003QQcategoryZ79691QQcmdZViewItem...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique copper containers, copper container, cooking pots
copper container, cooking pots, antique copper: - Such things are quite common, but come in many variations. Without seeing them, I cannot be specific about function - they may be cooking pots, parts of stills, water stores, or a hundred other possibilities. Little value unless ancient - and they rarely...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique costume jewelry, antique costume jewelry, jewelry books
antique costume jewelry, jewelry books, vintage necklace: I can t get pictures here either. Why don t you go to ebay and type in Vintage necklace to see if you can find a picture. Unless they are signed I don t get many requests to see jewelry so I m not the greatest in this field. When you say antique are they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): my antique couch, folding beds, hideabed
folding beds, hideabed, beginging: Jeff - It could be much older than you think. There was a large variety of folding beds made at the end of the 19th and the beginging of the 20th century. If you can send me some photographs I will be happy to do some research. Send photos as .jpg files to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique crystal chandelier, antique crystal chandelier, searching the internet
antique crystal chandelier, searching the internet, old mother: Hi Barbara, I don t deal in them, so can t be of any real help, but I do know that if the crystals are of good quality, a fixture that size is quite valuable. I googled antique crystal chandelier and came back with thousands of hits. I m sure you ll be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique Dining Table, antique dining table, comparable sets
antique dining table, comparable sets, provincial style: Joe - Your table and chairs are in the Italian provincial style and finish popular in the 1970s. The wood most likely is cherry and has the ubiquitous fruitwood finish. It is impossible to determine who made the set without a label. The set has no collector...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique desk, queen anne style, orphan photos
queen anne style, orphan photos, antique desk: Janet - Bert Furniture is not listed in my refernce material of manufacturers. Can you send me some photos of the desk? Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. If you can send photos please attach a copy of your original question so I can match...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique desk, american oak furniture, antique desk
american oak furniture, antique desk, fred taylor: Tine - The photos you sent were too dark and too red for me to be able to tell much about the desk. It could be Flemish but American oak furniture was also carved like this around the turn of the century. The lions heads are a clear indication that the desk...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): I have an antique desk that..., oak veneer, sears catalog
oak veneer, sears catalog, antique desk: Sherry - Your desk is called a drop front or fall front lady s writing desk. The style was popular around the turn of the century. A very similar desk is shown in the 1902 Sears catalog, page 755 and is descibed as a beautiful and dainty desk having...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique desk, kneehole desk, antique desk
kneehole desk, antique desk, fred taylor: Carol - I would be happy to take a look at the desk. Send photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Be sure to include an overall view of the desk, a shot of the drawer joinery, the feet and any other interesting features. Thanks for writing. Fred Taylo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dining chairs/treble clef backs, treble clef design, colonial revival
treble clef design, colonial revival, six chairs: Pamela - The backs are almost certainly veneered. That is standard procedure for Depression era Colonial Revival styling. If you can send me some photos of the chairs I can try to get more specific on the date, style and wood. Send photos as .jpg files to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dining room suite, colonial revival, jacobean style
colonial revival, jacobean style, buffet server: Kim - If the set is Jacobean in style it is unlikely that it is from the late 1800s - early 1900s. The Jacobean style was part of the Colonial Revival of the Depression era. If you can send me some photos of the set I wll be able to identify it for you and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dishes, fostoria american, porcelain collectibles
fostoria american, porcelain collectibles, antique dishes: Try this site for some current values on Meissen Blue Onion pieces http://www.antique-china-porcelain-collectibles.com/store/PPF/Category_ID/211/products.asp . With regard to the Bavaria pieces http://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/bavaria/00.php web site...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dresser, orphan photos, stuttgart arkansas
orphan photos, stuttgart arkansas, mirrow: Ray - That s not quite enough information. Can you send me some photos of the dresser? Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. If you can send photos please attach a copy of your original question so I can match them up. I get a great many orphan...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dresser, civil war battle, stinky stuff
civil war battle, stinky stuff, terry parrish: Terry - This is a very popular question. Below is article #87 in my syndicated series of monthly columns entitled Common Sense Antiques which should answer your question. If you need more information please let me know. Thanks. Fred Taylor ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dressing table, antique dressing table, mr taylor
antique dressing table, mr taylor, patience: Thank you for your recent inquiry to Mr. Taylor on “All Experts.” Unfortunately Mr. Taylor has been called out of town on an emergency and will not return for about a week. Thank you for your patience. Mr. Taylor will be in touch as soon as he returns. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique fairground carousel horse, zubee, resale prices
zubee, resale prices, carousels: Based on your description, I d say that the horse is probably worth about the same as what you paid for it. The carousel market has been very depressed for the past several years which has kept resale prices low. Also European figures don t command the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique federal eglomise mirror, radiator paint, lacquer thinner
radiator paint, lacquer thinner, goodwill thrift store: Kevin – From the photo (only one would open even after your resent them) it does appear that you have a period mirror. A look through the Winterthur book “American Furniture – The Federal Period” by Charles Montgomery, published by Schiffer, shows several...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique file cabinet, new england antiques, new england antiques journal
new england antiques, new england antiques journal, firnature: Brian - Actually age is only one criteria of an antique and not neccesssarily the most important one. Attached is an article I wrote in the New England Antiques Journal in April of this year that discusses the term antique . I look forward to seeing the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique fireplace mantle, fireplace mantle, shabby sheik
fireplace mantle, shabby sheik, antique fireplace: Hello Chris Very interesting question. Being a refinisher, I would naturally lean towards finding out what kind if wood is under the paint . Perhaps you have solid oak or walnut underneath. My next thougt is this...what is the rest of the decor going to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture, old pine furniture, pine dressers
old pine furniture, pine dressers, old furniture: Hi Emily Nice to hear from you. My expertise is furniture refinishing, and I do not give appraisals on old furniture. I will however offer a comment on your old pine dressers. It has been my experience that old pine furniture is becoming more sought after...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture, glass china cabinet, table pedestals
glass china cabinet, table pedestals, walnut veneer: Kelley - I will be happy to give you any information I can. Send clear photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Thanks. Fred Taylor 02/06/06 Kelley – Your dining room set is from the 1930s or 1940s, made of walnut veneer and gum. The face surfaces...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture, dixie furniture, babys room
dixie furniture, babys room, furniture co: Anita - Here is the history of the company. http://www.lexington.com/History.cfm Dixie made low to mid grade furniture so the value is not great. I suggest you consult a local dealer for current value in your area. Thanks for writing. Fred Taylor “HOW...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture american, duncan phyfe style, dining room table
duncan phyfe style, dining room table, line manufacturer: Pat - Bassett is not a top line manufacturer so the question is style, construction and condition. If you can send me some photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. Send photos to me as .jpg files at fmtaylor@aol.com. Thanks. Be sure to visit...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture cleaning, fabric softener sheets, household bleach
fabric softener sheets, household bleach, dirt spots: Hi Beth Nice to hear from you. A gentle cleaning with soap and water is all I would do. If this fails to remove the dirt, then I would try Murphys soap which is made for furniture. Just a mild solution and a gentle wash. For the drawer smell, a solution...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture trends, e mail address, connie swaim
e mail address, connie swaim, t antiques: Erin – I am afraid I am not qualified to answer your question. My involvement with antique furniture over the past thirty years has been restoration, research and identification. I have never sold any and very seldom visit “malls”. I will be happy to refer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture, dinning room set, mr taylor
dinning room set, mr taylor, antique furniture: Thank you for your recent inquiry to Mr. Taylor on “All Experts.” Unfortunately Mr. Taylor has been called out of town on an emergency and will not return for about a week. Thank you for your patience. Mr. Taylor will be in touch as soon as he returns. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique German thimble, thimble, half moon
thimble, half moon, thimbles: Hello Marcia. How nice to have a thimble with family history! Any chance you can send a digital picture of the thimble? If so, send it to bacchino@twcny.rr.com. Since I am at a disadvantage not seeing the marks, I am going to venture a guess. It may be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique gargoyle rocker chair, jpg files, fred taylor
jpg files, fred taylor, online photo album: Jeff - The value depends on the chair itself, not the gargoyle figure which is incidental decoration. Condition is the most important feature followed by quality of construction, choice of wood, style, age etc. If you can send me some photos of your chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique general's chair, cathryn peters, angora mn
cathryn peters, angora mn, wooden framework: Hi Peter, In order for me to even consider answering your question I will need lots more information about your wicker folding chair. 1. Why do you call it a General s Chair ? 2. What does it look like, is the whole chair woven or does it have a woven...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique glass figurines, fish figurines, true antiques
fish figurines, true antiques, glass figurines: Numbers on the bottom of figurines is very comon and done by tons of manufacturers. It is not necessarily possible to find out the maker by numbers and one cannot determine what the numbers mean unless you know who made the pieces since every factory had their...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique glass, metropolitan library system, covered dish
metropolitan library system, covered dish, glass history: Hi Susan, Pattern glass history and patterns are very well documented in the literature. You should be able to find many books at any metropolitan library system. The cup is impossible to help with from a description, can you send me a jpeg? If you can, send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique gumball machine, gumball machine, little bit
gumball machine, little bit, patent: Hello, you have a very nice machine. What you have is a Norris Master Gumball/Peanut machine. They were made in the 30 s and are worth about $175-$225 in nice condition. Please feel free to e-mail me if you need any other info on the machine....... ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique gumball machine, e mail address, gumball machine
e mail address, gumball machine, will take some time: Hi Pauline, No markings, no name or manufacture. This will be a hard one!, and will take some time as I will have to go through hundreds of different machines based on your description you gave me and no photo. I will give it a try, but like they say...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique highboy, bonnet top, suburban philadelphia
bonnet top, suburban philadelphia, highboy: Linda - I would definitely need to see some photgraphs. Also please carefully survery the piece for any marks, signatures or brand names on it anywhere. That will go a long way toward determining quality and price. Send photos and any other info to me at fmtaylor@aol.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique hobby horse, detroit public library, rocking horses
detroit public library, rocking horses, zubee: I m assuming by hobby horse you are referring to a rocking horse. I m not all that familiar with rocking horses. Best to do a search on www.google.com. You should come up with plenty of info. Ebay is generally a good place to sell items like this....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique ice boxes, wood slat, mccrays
wood slat, mccrays, oak ice: Jayne - McCray is a pretty famous name in the ice box world. Most of the real expensive McCrays are commercial boxes. If you are asking me for price I can t help you. Consult a local auctioneer for his estimate of what it should sell for in your area. Fred...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique iron bed, auto body shops, loose paint
auto body shops, loose paint, paint stripper: Hi Sarah Nice to hear from you. You have three options for this job. The very best thing to do would be to have the metal bed sandblasted. Then you could spray it with primer and your top coat over that. Most auto body shops will do this sandblasting for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique iron bed, rust o leum, home improvement center
rust o leum, home improvement center, wagner power painter: Sarah - That depends on your skill level and the condition of the bed. If the existing paint is in good condition with no flaking and no rust, just clean the bed good with mineral spirits. Afetr it dries apply a couple of coats of balck paint either from spray...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique lap desk, lap desks, brass hinges
lap desks, brass hinges, lap desk: Tom – I regret the delay in responding to your inquiry of 12/06. I believe your lap desk or writing box is in fact Brazilian rosewood, not faux. Rosewood was a favored component of lap desks in the 19th century. They have a very important part in American...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique mantel boards, antique mantel, tung oil
antique mantel, tung oil, aromatic cedar: Hi Rachel Nice to hear from you and thank you for the positive feedback. Tung oil or any finish will seal in the cedar odor of your lovely mantle, but personally I feel the wood needs protection of some kind. Cedar is funny wood to apply a finish to because...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique name, waterfall design, headboard
waterfall design, headboard, merry christmas: Hi Michelle Nice to hear from you. Well the lady was close I believe. A waterfall design describes the edges of furniture that are made rounded. Here is an excellent example for you http://ebayimages.goantiques.com/dbimages/EFK8401/EFK8401red967.jpg...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique non-electric clothes dryer, wooden slates, electric clothes dryer
wooden slates, electric clothes dryer, drying clothes: Lily - Racks for drying clothes have been in use for centuries. My mother used one when when I was a child and my wife still uses one. Today they are mostly made in the Far East and imported but prior to that they made all over America. Without more specific...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique photo album, ealers, antique photographs
ealers, antique photographs, war heroes: Are you certain the cover is porcelain? Most of these the cover is made of a celluloid material that is hard and can look like ivory or china. They are not terribly uncommon and date to the late 1800 s in most cases. as far as value is concerned it varies...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique piano - refinish?, furniture painting, antique piano
furniture painting, antique piano, sawhorses: Hi Donna Nice to hear from you. This is a great topic. By all means go ahead and refinish your piano, but don t paint it. Donna these old pianos are not worth a great deal, but I have always found the craftsmanship in them is outstanding. And I love them...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique piano stool, antique piano stool, piano stools
antique piano stool, piano stools, glass balls: Steven - Piano stools such as your describe were the standard seating for pianos and organs around the turn of the 20th century. They were mass produced by many makers and they are all essentially the same. The wood may be dark red and look like mahogany but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique pinball machine, pinball machine, nvc
pinball machine, nvc, horse race: Leslie, There are a few different horse race theme machines. I would need to see a picture to determine which machine you have. Can you forward me some pictures? After viewing them I can provide you with information. You can email pictures to me at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique plate, oval shapes, antique plates
oval shapes, antique plates, s marks: Your plates sound very interesting! I haven t had much success finding a George Pottery only a WS George Pottery. It is possible your plates are quite old but it is hard to tell without more information. With the thousands of china manufacturers worldwide,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique plates, homer laughlin china, laughlin china company
homer laughlin china, laughlin china company, homer laughlin china company: The Taylor, Smith & Taylor Pottery was founded in 1899 by C. A. Smith and Col. John N. Taylor, using the facilities of the Taylor, Smith & Lee Pottery which had ceased operations three years earlier. TST´s plant was the largest and most automated in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique plates, antique plates, collector plates
antique plates, collector plates, ebay: Hi Brad Nice to hear from you. The very best place to get an estimate of such things is ebay. Here is the link. This site contains over 450 collector plates. See if there might be something similar. I live in Canada Brad, and 50 s and 60 s collector...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique pottery, history buffs, isaac walton
history buffs, isaac walton, stoneware pieces: From the 1870 s through the mid 20th century Royal Doulton produced a variety of products that are highly collectible. Included are Series Ware pieces, introduced in 1900 Charles Noke, that reflect coaching scenes, early motorists, Dickens characters, golfing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique pottery/compleat angler, compleat angler, izaac walton
compleat angler, izaac walton, isaac walton: There are three widely used spellings of his name: ‘Isaac Walton’ is often seen in print before the turn of the 19th Century as is ‘Izaac Walton’ and ‘Isaak Walton’. Subsequently ‘Izaak Walton’ has become a more popular spelling in the late 20th Century. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique pottery, serving dish, dale davis
serving dish, dale davis, antique pottery: I can t say for certain but the condition you describe is certainly a big problem as far as any value goes. I did locate some items online such as this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Covered-Serving-Dish-by-Dale-Davis_W0QQitemZ280135390410QQcmdZViewItem Not a tremendously...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique quilt, antique quilt, ebay
antique quilt, ebay, school houses: Hi June, I can t give you any idea what to value the quilt without seeing it of seeing very good pictures. If you want to send me pictures, I ll give you some idea. Upi can also check Ebay to see what similar quilts are selling for. Regards, ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rebound shuffle, dynamic industries, schieder
dynamic industries, schieder, game rooms: Hi Tina, WOW, I am on vacation. I notified all experts but guess you slipped by some how or something else went wrong. Any way just got back from a trip and leaving again.Sorry if you have been waiting long. I can t find any photo s in my e-mail of you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique revolving bookshelf, interior shelves, glass doors
interior shelves, glass doors, fred taylor: Bert - Revolving bookshelves are generally late 19th century or early 20th century items, especially ones with glass. If you can send me some photos I may be able to tell you more about it. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. Thanks for writing....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocker ??, new england fisherman, rain jacket
new england fisherman, rain jacket, kevin turner: Stephanie and Kevin - I believe your rocker is made of oak - at least the carved back portion and perhaps the entire chair. The face appears to be nautical - a New England fisherman maybe. Chairs like this were often made around the turn of the century but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocker upholstering, antiques furniture, platform rocker
antiques furniture, platform rocker, dear fred: Craig - I am very familiar with the form of platform rocker you describe and illustrated on the listed websites. I have worked on many of them. Most of the examples of this style came after the American Centennial Exposition in 1876. Many were in the Eastlake...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocker, wooden pegs, seat bottom
wooden pegs, seat bottom, fred taylor: Anna - Your description of the chair was very good but it could fit several periods and styles of rockers. If possible can you send me some photos of the rocker? That way I can be sure what I am looking at. Send photos as .jpg file attachements to me at fmtaylor@aol.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocking chair, golden oak furniture, antique rocking chair
golden oak furniture, antique rocking chair, mahogany furniture: Jan – The company that made the rocker was Stomps-Burkhardt, founded in Dayton in 1859. At some point after the turn of the century it moved to Columbus where it was in business as late as 1929. I do not know about the company after that. The chair is made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocking chair, antique rocking chair, loose cushions
antique rocking chair, loose cushions, wing chairs: Jennifer – First it would totally remove any residual collector s value if you paint the chair white as you mentioned in your email to my aol address. It will improve the value if your recane it. These chairs originally had cane seats and backs with loose...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocking chair, antique rocking chair, aol email
antique rocking chair, aol email, cursory glance: Allyson - The photo is very blurry and indistinct so I don t have a real good look at the chair. However from what I can see it appears to be a factory made American Mission style rocker from the early 20th century. Chairs like this were very common from 1900...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rolltop, clam shell, oak desk
clam shell, oak desk, raw wood: Hi Again Chris If the finish is in bad shape you will not diminish its value by replacing it if the job is done correctly and you keep the sandpaper away from it. Sanding removes the lovely patina old wood aquires over the years. My email is ecronk@sympatico.ca...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rope bed needs rope, rope bed, futon mattress
rope bed, futon mattress, headboard and footboard: Sandra - I think you may have a bed that actually is made of parts from two beds. A rope bed has to have the rope pulled through the headboard and footboard to make it work. Here is a site that demonstrates the process on a bed with holes in the rails and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rope bottom chair, furniture restorer, accurate estimate
furniture restorer, accurate estimate, hi lee: Hi Lee Ann Nice to hear from you. This should be an easy fix, but if you have no knowledge in this area, I would take it to a furniture restorer. Don t let the name intimidate you. There will be numerous such people in your area I ll bet. Take the chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique safe, coal mining company, knowledge field
coal mining company, knowledge field, ebay: Hi Michelle, I am answering you off the record so don t rate me bad for this as this is not my expert subject, coin operated machines is my knowledge Field, not old safes. But, I have a couple and know a little about them. Value I find is never much over an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique safes, antique safes, little nickel
antique safes, little nickel, ebay: Hi Paul, Well this is a million miles from coin operated games but I like the old small safes also. I found one under antiques in the Seattle P.I. paper a year ago and bought it for 125.00 I think it was, or maybe it was 175.00, can t remember but I thought...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scale, henry troemner, rabbit ears
henry troemner, rabbit ears, u s mint: Hi LuAnne, Your father s scale is a Béranger. It is defined in Crawforth s Handbook of Old Weighing Instruments as follows: a scale constructed on the principle patented by Joseph Béranger in 1847. The load and weight plates are supported above the beam...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scale, calver, berning
calver, berning, roberval: Hi Helen, We are checking with a friend in England as we are unfamiliar with the maker of your scale. We will get back to you soon. In the mean time please send a photo to us at I-weigh-U@comcast.net Thanks, Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Berning ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing implement, wooden spools, egg shape
wooden spools, egg shape, thimble holders: No, the item you describe is not a thread dispenser. Before wooden spools were used, thread was wound on reels or thread winders. You can find thread barrels which held and dispensed thread but they were barrel shaped - a flat end so the thread would not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing machine, antique sewing machine, cindy richards
antique sewing machine, cindy richards, approximate measurements: Hello Cindy, Thanks for your query. Can you please send me photos of this small sewing machine. It is too difficult for me to identify from your description and realistically without a photo. I ll keep checking my email @ xtahoeviews@yahoo.com Thanks,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing machine, antique sewing machine, antique value
antique sewing machine, antique value, cabinet table: Hello Diane, Thanks for your query. As a general rule, there is a value to anything but how much is the question. Antique value is determined by the rarity of the object and the condition. I have seen these old machines in poor to fair condition fetch a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing machines for children, antique sewing machines, pot metal
antique sewing machines, pot metal, gauge metal: Hello Glenna, It sounds like you are describing the BETSY ROSS salesman sample machine (or toy/miniature sewing machine). It has black suction cups on the base. The BETSY ROSS machine however, is not made of tin or pot metal. It is heavy gauge metal that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing tool, sewing machine needle, sewing tool
sewing machine needle, sewing tool, sewing tools: Hello Kimberly. A stiletto is an awl or pick type of instrument used in embroidery and sewing. It can punch holes in fabric so you can stitch around it....as in eyelet lace. I use one today to hold two pieces of fabric together as it gets toward the sewing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing tools, history of and books on, antique sewing, sewing tools
antique sewing, sewing tools, spreadsheet files: Hello Susan. I have a list of books on the topic. Can you accept Excel spreadsheet files? If not, I ll see if I can find another way to send them to you. I can also recommend which books on the list might help you the most. Please email me at bacchino@twcny.rr.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sideboard, antique sideboard, natural luster
antique sideboard, natural luster, cloudy film: Hi Shari Nice to hear from you. I am surprised you did not have any luck with the products you tried, but would you be willing to try one more? I am enclosing a link to a product I have never used before, but am hearing great things about. http://www.drwoodwell.com/...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique slant front secretary desk, glue dries, oil soap
glue dries, oil soap, secretary desk: Hi again Mary Yes I think this wood has gotten very dry and more moisture in the air will help. I also realise this is hard to do. I live in Canada and we have heat on 8 months of the year. I have one old table that regulary splits on the top in winter...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique slot machine, tom boland, bette davis pictures
tom boland, bette davis pictures, antique slot machine: Hi Ann, This is about all the information I have for you right now. This machine was made by mills, most were either shipped or made over seas for the foreign market, and they were made in 1940. They were getting old and tired by war time so nothing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique spool bed, jenny lind bed, mattress company
jenny lind bed, mattress company, modern bedding: Jennifer – Most spool beds are generally a product of the mid 19th century and later. One variation is the Jenny Lind bed. Spool beds, with very few exceptions made in the earlier part of the century, came about as a result of the invention of multiple cutting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique stoves, vintage stoves, antique stoves
vintage stoves, antique stoves, ebay: The Grand Stove was made by the Cleveland Stove Company. I have seen them ranging in age from as early as 1915 through the twenties so your stove may be older than you believe or not. Really you will have to do alot of research online to try and find the exact...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sugar,flour hutch, hoosier style, glass doors
hoosier style, glass doors, bread box: Amanda - It sounds like you have a Hoosier style cabinet made in the 1920s or so. They were combination cabinets for the kitchen and contained bins for sugar and flour as well as a metal lined bread box. If you can send me some photos of the cabinet I may...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique swan/goose rocker, swan goose, great shape
swan goose, great shape, fred taylor: Jess - Most of the swan arm rockers that are around today are from the Depression era and are not especially valuable. However, yours may be an older model. Can you send mesom ephtoos of the rocker and the trunk? Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique table, wood slats, square pegs
wood slats, square pegs, extension tables: Lynae - Extension tables of that size were rare in the 1870s. I will be happy to give you any information I have if you can send me some photos of the table including the underneath structure. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com. Thanks. Fred...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique table, birch plywood, plywood bottom
birch plywood, plywood bottom, sears catalog: Bob – Your table desk is made of birch, a widely used hardwood in the early 20th century because it was plentiful, strong and had a tight grain pattern which meant that it would gladly accept the mahogany polish used to simulate the look of more expensive...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique table/chair, american antiques, small cabins
american antiques, small cabins, federal period: Lupe - Your table chair , also known as a chair table , probably is American. It is a form developed in this country in the 17th century and was widespread throughout the Colonies and the early Federal period. It was especially useful in small cabins where...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique table?, mahogany veneer, birch veneer
mahogany veneer, birch veneer, oak veneer: Hi Susan Nice to hear from you. At this point in your tables life it will not be worth much if the wood on top is missing. The wood is called veneer, and of course I cannot tell you what kind of wood it is without seeing it. Could be oak veneer, birch veneer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique tape measure, tapemeasure, tape measures
tapemeasure, tape measures, ebay: Hello Lucy. Tape measures are collectible and so is Tiffany, so yes, I think your friend s item may be valuable. The button mechanism, which is used to retract the tape, is a more contemporary feature, so I don t know that the item is antique (100+ old)....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique thimble, different shapes, thimble
different shapes, thimble, simons: Hello Wende, Are you able to take a photo of your thimble? If so please send to me at: xtahoeviews@yahoo.com From the description of the mark that is in the inside top of the thimble, it was made by Simons Bros. of Philadelphia. With a photo of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique trunk, old trunks, antique trunk
old trunks, antique trunk, kindest regards: Hi Jean Nice to hear from you. What a great project you have going there. I love these old trunks. Jan in most cases I would leave the canvas as is, but I suspect you really do not like the look of it. Have you tried a spray cleaner and a brush to clean...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique typewriter, typewriter collector, antique typewriter
typewriter collector, antique typewriter, sky views: Hello. I do pay top price for early machines. What brand and model do you have? What is the serial #? Can you send pictures of machine? Do you know the date it was originally bought? Do you have the owner manual for it? -- Jay Respler ADVANCED...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique typewriters, antique typewriters, typewriter collector
antique typewriters, typewriter collector, lc smith: Depends on model, condition, accessories. Forward that info, and pictures if you can, to my email below. -- Jay Respler ADVANCED BUSINESS MACHINES CO. 732-431-1464 1 - 7 pm -- JRespler@superlink.net SKY VIEWS: http://uweb.superlink.net/jrespler...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique typewriters, typewriter collector, antique typewriters
typewriter collector, antique typewriters, sky views: Hello. There are several similar machines. To ID which this is, Check my web site for location of serial #. Can you send pictures of machine? ** DO YOU HAVE THE OWNER MANUAL FOR THE TYPEWRITER? *************** Regards-- Jay Respler ADVANCED BUSINESS...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Is mine antique of value?, conant ball, orphan photos
conant ball, orphan photos, mid 1970s: Joel - Conant-Ball was a respected manufacturer in Gardner, Mass from the mid 1800s to the mid 1970s. It would be impossible for me to give you any information on your set unless you can give me some photos of the set. Send photos as .jpg files to me at fmtaylor@aol.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique vanity, great grandmother, drawer handles
great grandmother, drawer handles, claw feet: Tessa - Three mirror vanities were popular early in the 20th century through the Depression era. It sounds like yours, with the extension cord, is probably from the 20s or 30s. They were made in an endless variety of woods and quality varies widely from brand...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique vending machine, vending machine, joe joseph
vending machine, joe joseph, wilmslow: Joseph, I will need a picture to identify the machine. The label makes me think it was made by a foreign manufacturer. Thus, I m not postive what you have, but will be able to provide information after viewing the photo. Send the pictures to buck@nvc.net...