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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Crocker Chair Co. Pattern # 8820, cigarette burn, fred taylor
cigarette burn, fred taylor, jpg files: Ronald - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the table I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. (No camera phone or Blackberry photos please.) Please send the photos directly...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gorham Sterling Silver Postal Scale, scale collectors, ebay
scale collectors, ebay, postal scale: Hi Nick, A scale identical to yours was featured in Equilibrium, the journal of the International Society of Antique Scale Collectors, Issue 2 of 1993 where it was described as follows: Only 3 1/4 high, this Gorham is stamped March 21, 1901 and G....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand Rapids, grand rapids furniture, online photo album
grand rapids furniture, online photo album, furniture makers: Khym - The metal tag is the mark of the Grand Rapids Furniture Makers Guild formed in 1931 as a way to differentiate real Grand Rapids furniture from a number of falsely labeled wannabes around the country. You have the REAL thing. By 1937 every piece...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): glider rocking chair, patent dates, port washington wisconsin
patent dates, port washington wisconsin, chair company: Angie - Your glider is known as a Lowentraut glider. The glider hardware was patented in 1888 by George Hall of New York. For some reason he assigned the patent to Peter Lowentraut of New Jersey and the gliders became known as “Lowentraut” rockers. Another...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): My grandmother's dresser, mid 1920s, fred taylor
mid 1920s, fred taylor, underlayment: Tracy - Your dresser is actually a server or sideboard designed for use in a dining room. Linens and silverware go in the drawers and serving pieces and pitchers go in the doors. The tall back splash is designed to protect the dining room wallpaper from serving...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gumball machine, antique gumball peanut machine, slot machine mills caille watling jennings fey
antique gumball peanut machine, slot machine mills caille watling jennings fey, wanted penny arcad: Steve, Northwestern and Columbus machines are plentiful. Both companies produced thousands of machines. Most Columbus and Northwestern that were manufactured in the 1930 s and 40 s are worth $150-250 depending upon condition. There are some variations...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Henry Troemner dodo scale, henry troemner, bowling ball
henry troemner, bowling ball, seral: Hi Roy, Bowling ball or DODO scales were first marketed in Troemner catalogs in 1926. Information on how to use your scale is shown here: http://www.jayhawkbowling.com/Pro_s_Corner/Balancing___Weig/balance.html . New scales by Kaufman sell for $1095 at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hoosier cabinet, hoosier cabinets, hoosier style
hoosier cabinets, hoosier style, hoosier cabinet: Shawn - In good original condition your cabinet would sell at auction in the $300 range. However, you appear to be missing the aluminum work surface and the cabinet has some other condition issues. It is likely a $100-$150 cabinet at auction. At this point...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe No. 8 Scale, poises, berning
poises, berning, lb capacity: Hi Jim, We are sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. After extensive research in all of our Howe catalogs we were unable to find an exact answer to your question. Our advice, based on years of experience dealing with and collecting scales...

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

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hideabed, cathryn peters, question field
cathryn peters, question field, quality pop: Bernie, With just the little bit you put in the Question field, I haven t a clue as to what you are asking for here? Can you be a bit more explicit and attach a picture of the piece in question please? Then I will be happy to answer your question, once...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Info regarding Scale, organic chemical reactions, steel bearings
organic chemical reactions, steel bearings, baked enamel: Hi Dennis, Scales similar to yours were listed in Jacob s Brothers/Detecto catalogs, in our collection, from 1937 to June of 1980. In an undated flier they were described as follows: Accurate Autopsy Scales by Detecto. For use in schools, hospitals, Morgues....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identify chair, sweet gum, old furniture
sweet gum, old furniture, french influence: it is a 1900-1920 chair, there is no special name although there is french influence in the styling. the woods in these is usually sweet gum. very collectible and formal. louis xv bergere is as good a name as can be attached. in shop price around 350-450...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): any information, pinball, gameroom
pinball, gameroom, slots: Hi Jackie, Sorry for the wait, I got locked out and forgot my password. Soo many passwords and so little time? Your TOP CARD pinball machine was first released in September of 1974, it s a one player game and in production they made 3,100 of these...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kaplan Antique Furniture, mid 1950s, furniture factory
mid 1950s, furniture factory, upholstered furniture: Nita - Meyer Kaplan (b. 1914) worked in the furniture factory of Lakeside Furniture in Chicago until he joined the Army in 1942. He returned to work there after the War. In 1950 he bought the company and renamed it Kaplan Furniture. He made custom designed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kaplan Buffet, nitrocellulose lacquer, hudson company
nitrocellulose lacquer, hudson company, distinctive color: Mary Ann - The wood in this piece is selected light cherry. Most cherry is not red like many poeple seem to believe and selected cuts can be almost identical to maple. I use examples of light cherry in my wood identification class to demonstrate to students...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ketcham & McDougall Early Thimble, silver thimble, gold content
silver thimble, gold content, electroplating process: Hello Charmaine. Congratulations on doing so much research! You ve made my job easy. The Ketcham and McDougall mark is stamped rather than hand engraved. They marked their thimbles starting in August of 1892. The word Gold is, however, hand engraved...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): late 1880's quilt, encyclopedia of pieced quilt patterns, star of bethelem
encyclopedia of pieced quilt patterns, star of bethelem, 3 generations: David, Your quilt is a variation of a Lone Star or Star of Bethelem. I actually don t remember seeing it before so I can t put a name on it. You might want to check your local library to see if they have any quilt pattern books that might show it....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Manufactured by J.H. Kennedy, St. Paul. MINN., antique, vintage
antique, vintage, box: Hello Jim, I have no idea why this would be marked as manufactured by J.H. Kennedy of St. Paul. Minnesota, as it is absolutely positively a Rex Magazine Camera made by the Rex Magazine Camera Company of Chicago around 1900-1905. Seriously, no doubt...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mechanical Pinball Machine, pinball machine, rock ola
pinball machine, rock ola, metal pins: Hi again Ted, Here is some additional information on your pinball table, value on average is from about 350.00 to 500.00, this value information is just a guide as to it s value. NOTE: I was unable to attach the information I wanted to give you to this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): MILL'S BLACK CHERRY SLOT, antique slot machines, cherry slot
antique slot machines, cherry slot, black cherry: I sell a DVD which discusses how to fix the most common jams on antique slot machines. There used to be a book out that talked about how a Mills slot machine works but it has been out of print for years. Go to http://www.IBuyOldSlots.com/howToUnjamASlotMachine.php...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Slot Machine, Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine, slots: Hi Robby, The is a Buckley machine, Buckley made almost a perfect copy of the mills machines. This was probably made around 1948 or later. I have some information I ll attach, if you want a copy you can e-mail me and I ll attach it to you e-mail and send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mutoscope value?, wilkes barre pa, stock part
wilkes barre pa, stock part, machine functions: Hi Todd, Please email me at coinoplibrary@comcast.net I can give you more information on the machine and may have a buyer for you. There are a lot of parts missing from the cabinet-I could send you a pic of what it should look like and give you an idea of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Need help to ID a Slot Machine, Sega, mills
Sega, mills, IGT: Hi Mark, This looks to me to be a I.G.T. S-Plus model type game. This is called a slant top type of game or (sit down machine). The serial number and id tag may of been removed but not by Aladdin as this is a very illegal thing to do in the state of Nevada....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old chair from New England, iron stains, scandavian
iron stains, scandavian, dark rings: the dark rings are iron stains likely from a can at some time. at least whoever refinished it did not try to sand the stain out. the glue is old hot hide glue as it should be and it appears to be hand made. this style originated in europe, germany, scandavian...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Detecto scale, detecto scale, health authorities
detecto scale, health authorities, berning: Hi Sue, Many of those were made in the 1930 s or 1940 s, for use in schools or doctors offices. Most of them were taller with eye level beams. The shorter scales were designed to be portable especially for school health authorities or the military. A scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Plant Stand, quarter sawn oak, empire period
quarter sawn oak, empire period, empire style: without a label you will never know the manufacturer. there were thousands in operation in teh early 1900s-1920s when this was made. it is quarter sawn oak wood. the style is an empire style, not empire period but empire style. it is a good one, retail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Paine Rocking Chair, mission style furniture, paine furniture
mission style furniture, paine furniture, colin paine: Colin - Paine Furniture of Boston was noted primarily for its Arts & Crafts/Mission style furniture. While it made good quality furniture in the 20th century its Colonial Revival reproductions were sometimes less than excellent. I can t tell you anything...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): penny scales, bantam, name and address
bantam, name and address, scales: Hi Jerry, Most Pace Bantam scales were made in the 1930s. I bought the Pace Scale Company in the 1980 s and have most parts for it and most other models of Pace scales. If you send your name and address to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net I will send you a copy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): postal scales, specialist collectors, second revised edition
specialist collectors, second revised edition, berning: Hi Bob, There are 64 19th century postal scales pictured and priced in our latest book; Scales: A Collector s Guide, Second Revised Edition. There are many ISASC members that collect early postal scales and several do specialize in only collecting postal...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Qick Balance Weighing Scale, computing scale, patent number
computing scale, patent number, weighing scale: Hi Roger, Patent number 901297 was issued to Louis Jaenichen, of Detroit, on October 13, 1908, for a computing scale. You can view the patent by entering its number in the search box here: http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en . The patent was assigned to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Queen Top, trade stimalators, slots
trade stimalators, slots, slot machine: Hi Rudolf, Very Interesting machine, I love it! I have to admit that this is the first one I have ever seen! It looks almost like it has Jennings Little Duke type of reel strips on it, and that makes me wonder if Jennings had something to do with it, or...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Query re Heywood Bros Chair, Heywood-Wakefield blonde furniture, chair caning
Heywood-Wakefield blonde furniture, chair caning, Heywood Brothers & Company: Hello Rod, What an interesting Heywood Brothers cane chair set you have there! Besides the escutcheons, was there any other sort of manufacturer s label on any of the chairs? Perhaps on the bottom made of a paper label or stamped into the wood? From...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): quilt, paternal grandmother, grand kids
paternal grandmother, grand kids, pillow cases: Anita, Yes, it would be considered old . The best way to preserve your quilts is to keep theem clean, out of sunlight and it sounds like you re already doing this. I wouldn t stack them as the weight of the quilts can cause permenant creases to the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Red Mahogany flip top desk, mahogany veneer, wavy appearance
mahogany veneer, wavy appearance, tulip poplar: answered by private email the label probably says mattox the desk is 1920-40. front is serpentine. faces are mahogany veneer, ribbon stripe. secondary wood will be sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. the columns beside the door are probably vertical...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing an antique mirror, e mail address, crossville tennessee
e mail address, crossville tennessee, oak mirror: the oak mirror frame was on a dresser at one time. the discoloration is fro mthe way it was stripped before you got it. it was stripped in a tank with caustic soda (lye). the lye had greyed the wood which is how damaging the hot caustic soda tanks can be....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair, antique rocking chair, asphaltum
antique rocking chair, asphaltum, oilcloth: Joya - The style can be described as eclectic which was typical for the period. The chair was factory made around the turn of the 20th century - 1890-1910. It is made of birch with a walnut finish. It probably originally had a leather or oilcloth seat that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Round small table around 1700, style construction, intrinsic value
style construction, intrinsic value, disrespect: first, i must have multiple pictures to confirm what has been stated. i cannot accept a statement of age. no disrespect intended here but i must see for myself what the table is in order to help you. second, once i have multiple pictures i can then determine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): robert irwin furniture, royal furniture, dining room set
royal furniture, dining room set, robert irwin: Sheila - Royal Furniture was founded in Grand Rapids in 1892. In the mid 1910s it began using the emblem with the George Washington face that said Royal Furniture above and Grand Rapids below. In 1919 Robert W. Irwin acquired control of the company and the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair bought at auction, sewing rocker, merry christmas and happy new year
sewing rocker, merry christmas and happy new year, kim hi: hi lots of names, lincoln rocker, sewing rocker, slipper rocker, nursing rocker even parlor rocker. what people forget is that the low chairs and rockers were not that people were shorter in the victorian rea but that the clothes worn by the women with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sanitary Scale Company, belvidere illinois, meat grinders
belvidere illinois, meat grinders, mid 1940s: Hi Bryan, We know nothing about meat grinders. Sanitary Scale Company began business in the early 1920s in Chicago, Illinois. Sometimes in the mid-1940s the company moved to Belvidere Illinois, a small town about 60 miles North west of Chicago. Sanitary...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sanitary Scale co. meat grinder, belvidere illinois, meat grinders
belvidere illinois, meat grinders, meat grinder: Hi Bryan, We know nothing about meat grinders. Sanitary Scale Company began business in the early 1920s in Chicago, Illinois. Sometimes in the mid-1940s the company moved to Belvidere Illinois, a small town about 60 miles North west of Chicago. Sanitary...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale, first class mail, water measurements
first class mail, water measurements, silloutte: Hi Melissa, These scales were manufactured by Hanson Scale Co. in the 1930s. The primary feature of these scales is that they are equipped with a rotating dial so that a container could be set on the scale plate, the dial set to zero (for a tare weight)...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Seeburg jubile 200 1955 jukebox, Jukebox, seeburg
Jukebox, seeburg, juks: Hi Bruno, Would you mind writing me at Jackpot7@q.com and I ll attach some value information to your e-mail and return it. This will include how to grade your jukebox so you can get a very good idea as to it s value. Just put jukebox value on the subject...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Shuffleboard Table, Bowling Alley and Shuffle Alley, slots
Bowling Alley and Shuffle Alley, slots, game room: Hi Luke, Without a photo I can t tell you much, but I may not be able even with a photo, but I have here what you need. You can find everything about it, and where to get parts, history and information, it s all right here. Go to: Bowling Alley and Shuffle...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): SIDEBOARD ATTRIBUTION, renaissance revival style, fred taylor
renaissance revival style, fred taylor, mr taylor: Tim - The sideboard is circa 1850-1860 in the Renaissance Revival style. I need much better photos to examine the carvings but it is unlikley that an attribution can be made without a maker s mark of some sort. The details of the style were pretty rigid in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Silver Thimble, tarnex, tiny mark
tarnex, tiny mark, letter of the alphabet: Hi Chris. The number 12 indicates the size of the thimble. FW stands for the maker, who was F. Webb of Birmingham. The thimble was probably assayed in Birmingham so one of the tiny marks should be an anchor. It probably also has a full bodied profile view...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Size of thimble - difference in price?, thimble collector, salem witch
thimble collector, salem witch, size preference: Hello William. Size preference is personal....I know a couple of collectors that prefer the larger sizes and I know a few collectors that prefer the smaller or child size thimbles. It all depends on the bidders that are interested at the time. Fern Hill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): SLOT MACHINE, Sega, mills
Sega, mills, manuals: Hi Adolph, Well this is always a very good question, because there is always a buyer looking for something and the trick it to let them know you have it. There is ebay of course, and I like crags list as you may be able to find a local buyer for it. Then...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machine M/N, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Don, Thanks for the added information, by the sounds of you having to activate the Handel lock solenoid, this could still be a problem with the bleu bleu plugs on the hopper and/or reel mechanism, after dropping a coin in the machine try hitting the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standard hot peanut vending machine, hot nut machine, southeastern nebraska
hot nut machine, southeastern nebraska, vending machine: Dave It sounds like you are describing a Silver King Hot Nut machine. If you can get $250 for it I would say that is a very good price. I think a more realistic price for a Silver King Hot Nut would be around $150. Send me a picture so we can be sure...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Standsrd Scale and Supply Co., Pittsburg, Penn., berning, information thanks
berning, information thanks, pittsburg: Hi Will, Our two catalogs from Standard Scale & Supply have more than one type and style of Doctor s scales pictured. Please send us a clear photo or two to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can give you the correct information. Thanks, Weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Star amusements co, skill games
skill games: Hi Patrick, Well so far I haven t came up with anything on it. I do know that Star amusements Company did make coin operated machines and have been able to find information on three of there games, but nothing on yours yet. I know I have never seen this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Statesville Rocking Chair, legal crap, chair company
legal crap, chair company, fred taylor: Jessica - The tag has no usefiul information. That s all legal crap. If you can send me some clear digital photos of the chair I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. (No camera...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sanitary meat slicer, belvidere illinois, mid 1940s
belvidere illinois, mid 1940s, meat slicer: Hi Venice, We know nothing about meat slicers. Sanitary Scale Company began business in the early 1920s in Chicago, Illinois. Sometimes in the mid-1940s the company moved to Belvidere Illinois, a small town about 60 miles North west of Chicago. Sanitary...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scales, computing scale, scale co
computing scale, scale co, berning: Hi Larry, Your scale was probably manufactured by Standard Computing Scale Co. in Detroit, Mich. It would have had a top sign like the one shown here: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6331538 . Most of these scales were originally painted in gold. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): seederer-kohlbusch scale, eaglewood, analytical balances
eaglewood, analytical balances, proper evaluation: Hi Frankie, Much information about these analytical balances may be found in Shannon s book The Assay Balance: Its Evolution and the Histories of the Companies That Made Them . An excerpt from the book that tells the history of Seederer-Kohlbusch can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scale, balance arm, toledo scale
balance arm, toledo scale, berning: Hi Al, Based on the serial number that you provided, your scale was manufactured by Toledo between August 1941 and July 1942. Incomplete scales with large capacities are of no value to collectors as they are usually too large and heavy. It may be of some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scale, toledo scale, berning
toledo scale, berning, comcast: Hi Michael, Based on the serial number 441475 your scale was manufactured between February and May of 1926. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can properly evaluate your scale. Thanks, Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scales, toledo scales, berning
toledo scales, berning, comcast: Hi Jim, Based on the serial number 513579 your scale was manufactured between June and September of 1928. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can properly evaluate your scale. Thanks, Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What Type of Peanuts go into an Antique Peanut Machine, Hance, pulver
Hance, pulver, gum machine: Hello, the standard peanuts to be vended are the de-shelled dry roasted. The only problem is that the salt will eat into the machine, so you might want to consider gumballs. The other option is pistachios, which some of the machines were specially designed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): thread spools Wood, wooden thread spools, antiques dealer
wooden thread spools, antiques dealer, thread company: Hello Anita. Wooden thread spools are pretty common, so don t command a very high price. If a local country store or collectibles/antiques dealer does not want them, you can try to sell them on ebay. If the end papers/stickers are in good condition, and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): toledo scale, mettler toledo, toledo scale
mettler toledo, toledo scale, glass cutter: Hi Eve, Many of these scale were equipped with oval plates made from thick, heavy glass which would break easily but could be easily sterilized or cleaned by the grocer or meat department. A replacement might be available from Mettler Toledo Scales here:...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): toledo truck scale, berning, hi mike
berning, hi mike, conversation piece: Hi Mike, Most collectors simply aren t interested in items like this as they tend to be heavy and take up too much space. From your description it sounds like it has little value except as a conversation piece. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Antique S. Bent Windsor Chair, windsor style, windsor chair
windsor style, windsor chair, vertical element: Michelle - 1867 was the year S. Bent was founded, not the year your chair was made. Most S. Bent chairs seen today are 20th century Colonial Revival reproductions. A Windsor chair is a chair in which no vertical element runs continuously from top to bottom....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Buffalo Portable floor scale, platform scales, scale catalog
platform scales, scale catalog, platform scale: Hi Darlene, According to their website here: http://www.buffaloscale.com/, Buffalo Scale Co was established in 1861. George C. Devitt was issued patent number 1273155 on July 23, 1918 for bearings and knife edges for platform scales. The patent was assigned...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): valuewhat would my 1976 royal flush pinball mac hine be worth, pinball, gameroom
pinball, gameroom, slots: Hi Edward, Something is not quite right here, I show the 1976 royal flush pinball machine made by Gottlieb to be a four player game? There are several different Royal Flush games, and a few by other manufactures but not the only one I show in 1976 is a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Withrow Mfg Oriole Stroller, The Withrow Mfg. Co. Cincinnati, Ohio
The Withrow Mfg. Co. Cincinnati, Ohio, oriole wicker strollers : Yes Shellie, I was thinking that the oriels of this type were made from the 1910s-1920s and I was correct. After doing some research however, I ran across an ad in Richard Saunder s Official 1984 Price Guide to Wicker for The Withrow MFG. Co. Oriole...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): walter of wabash #4 hutch dinning table, craiglist, fred taylor
craiglist, fred taylor, jpg files: Charity - Walter of Wabash was the maker of the table slides, not the table or the hutch. The matter of fair market was determined by what you paid for it. That just established the most recent value by definition. If you can send me some clear digital...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker repair, cathryn peters, antique wicker
cathryn peters, antique wicker, nails: Geri, sorry to hear your wicker is pulling away from the nails on the frame, but I d need to see some close-up pictures of the area before giving you any advice. Please post a digital picture here. Thanks! The Wicker Woman-Cathryn Peters http://www.WickerWoman.com/wicker-fa...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker sleigh, spar varnish, antique wicker
spar varnish, antique wicker, horse sleigh: You re doing the right thing with the water but countering it with your choice of storage. The top of a barn or an attic is the hottest place for any type of furniture. I would suggest you use the water again and try to find a better storage place. If you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden horses, wooden horses, queen victoria
wooden horses, queen victoria, governor of calif: Unless you can get firm verification of all of this information, including the Swartzeneger connection, I would stay away from this deal. Of course, I m making this comment based on your information alone without seeing any photos, but very often when an elaborate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 17th Century Chair?, worm holes, wooden pegs
worm holes, wooden pegs, old chair: This looks like this was a 17th century Italian chair. the original legs have been cut down, and the small feet were added in the early 19th century, the chair has be restored several times, and there may be other parts of the chair that are not original,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1940 lane cedar chest, lane cedar chest, allexperts
lane cedar chest, allexperts, mom and dad: Hi Julie Nice to hear from you. I am in Canada and prices could be different but these old chests run anywhere from 150 to 300 dollars depending on age and condition. And I ve seen them sell for as little as 50 dollars and as much as 400 at auction. Your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1948 Seeburg Jukebox Restore, Juke box, seeburg
Juke box, seeburg, slot machine: Hi Todd, Sounds like a Great fun project for some team work. So here we will get you started with some links to really help you along Todd: My Friend Bill, great for original used jukebox parts; http://www.jukebox-parts.com Bill Butterfield 3220...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1957 Seeburg Jukebox, Juke box, seeburg
Juke box, seeburg, slot machine: Hi Sherman, By your model number it must be the one in the photo I have attached here to this answer, made in 1959 and not of 1957. I attached the photo so you can see if this is the right one. Value in grade one condition is $5,900.00. In grade two condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1962 GOTTLIEB FASHION SHOW PINBALL MACHINE, slot machine manuals, bally slot machine manual
slot machine manuals, bally slot machine manual, igt slot machine manual: Hi Jim, First thing you might want to do, is find a manual for this game. I did a quick search for a manual on ebay and didn t find one but found a few things, you can see this here: http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=GOTTLIEB&_kw=FASHION&_kw=SHOW&_kw=PINBALL...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1965 Space Mfg, slot info. needed, pace slot machine, ace slot machine
pace slot machine, ace slot machine, space slot machine: Hi Rick, In answer to you question, no, Universal did make slot machines but had nothing to do with the Pace to Ace to Space Companies. Pace sold out in December 1950 when the Federal anti-slot machine law was imminent, (the anti-gambling Johnson Act of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1986 bally series E-1000, bally slot machine
bally slot machine: I am not sure why you have burned out two reel readers Bill, I would guess that your just the lucky one, and I don t think anything is really causing this. If it happens again, then I would really start to wonder. I can rebuild these reel readers, and they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 2 chairs, necessary thanks, metal tag
necessary thanks, metal tag, upholstered furniture: Please send photos of the underside and a side view of the chair, it looks like this was made circa 1920 to 1930, Kroehler was one of the world s largest producers of upholstered furniture, so this is not something rare or valuable, I would estimate the chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 6 old wooden needlepoint chairs, general antiques, beautiful antiques
general antiques, beautiful antiques, age style: This photo is very telling for me, the construction techniques look like they are from a factory circa 1950s, Also the wood on the underside of the chair has been stained, if you scratch the underside you will find a new light wood. The screw is another detail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Cabinet file, roll top desk, oak roll top desk
roll top desk, oak roll top desk, cabinet file: What a wonderful object to have with the family connection and history. To answer the question on refinishing or not. If you do, it will not take from the intrinsic or associative value if and ONLY IF IT IS DONE CORRECTLY, however, done improperly, you will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique buffet, mahogany veneer, antique buffet
mahogany veneer, antique buffet, empire style: DEborah - I believe your cabinet is more properly called a server rather than a buffet - just a matter of size. A server was a smaller companion to a full size, often multi-level buffet. Your server was made in the Empire style in the late 19th century,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chair, tapestry fabric, antique chair
tapestry fabric, antique chair, 1880s: My first impression of this chair is that it could be an American made antique from 1880s to 1900, to confirm my analysis I will need to see close up photos of the underside of the chair, a close up of one of the feet and a close up of the carving on the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Childs dresser, paint stripper, wooden knobs
paint stripper, wooden knobs, lime wash: try using a real paint stripper with methylene chloride in it for starters. these so called safe strippers have various terpenes in them that is as or more dangerous that you would think. just use the real stuff and make sure you are outside in an area that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dresser, mahogany veneer, antique malls
mahogany veneer, antique malls, antique dresser: without pictures i cannot help pics to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files s attachments to ONE email clear and in focus front view side view details close up wood wood grain ======================== =======================================================...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dry Sink, dry sink, first glance
dry sink, first glance, fred taylor: Don - There are a couple of ways to hang a door like that but it is impossible for me to tell without seeing it in person. The most frequently seen method uses a knife style hinge mounted in cut outs in the edge of the door and in the case. The anchor blades...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Fireplace Mantel, fireplace mantel, ornate woodwork
fireplace mantel, ornate woodwork, antique fireplace: whoever said to use old english oil has no, absloutely no understanding of woods, finishing, cleaning, or anything to do with antique furniture or wood. i am sure they are well intentioned but that in itself with no knowledge is dangerous. those products...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Leather Wing Back Chairs, Jamestown Furniture Company, general antiques, leather wing
general antiques, leather wing, worn areas: glad i was able to help the products you are going to buy for the wood mineral spirits--local home depot or lowes maybe a half pint of stain but not likely-let you know later spray can of shellac-local home depot or lowes tinted lacquer in aerosol...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Lord Darby, veneer repair, restore?
veneer repair, restore?: In MY opinion, a piece that has damage, and is properly restored is worth more then a piece that needs work. From the looks of the item[very nice] the veneer could be replaced without disturbing the rest of the finish. You can leave the bulk of it in an unrestored...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique ladder back chairs, general antiques, seat area
general antiques, seat area, quick reply: they were either part of a dining set or part of a parlor set, interchangeable then and now. The original seats were cane, hand woven. Many times they are changes to fit your tastes. it would be appropriate to put upholstery on them, to have them recaned...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Partners Desk, kathy gates, additional pictures
kathy gates, additional pictures, drawers: it would cost far more than it would ever be worth to restore, donate it to a charity to sell and take the tax chit. restoration in my shop would be 3500+ for a desk that although has some character and a bit of age, (it is european) would be worth 1500 after...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, antique rocking chair, wicker seat
antique rocking chair, wicker seat, metal fasteners: These were manufactured from the late 1880s into the early 1900s. The woods were of several species within each chair, in yours i see oak, elm, sweet gum. the applied carving is in great shape as it the rest of the chair. The back is a modified Pennsylvania...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sideboard, american oak furniture, sears catalogs
american oak furniture, sears catalogs, kathryn mcnerney: Amanda - Your sideboard was made around the turn of the 20th century. Very similar sideboards are illustrated in the 1897 and 1902 Sears catalogs where they sold for $10 to $15. Similar cabinets are also shown in American Oak Furniture by Kathryn McNerney,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique sofa and chair, jpg files, sofa
jpg files, sofa, upholstery: did you find a label on this anywhere when it was naked for upholstery?? it is from 1900-1930 and really a fine one, the best i have seen send close pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments include the question clear an in focus...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique wicker baby stroller, antique wicker, oriole bird
antique wicker, oriole bird, retractable wheels: I have one of these also. They were made by the Withrow Manf Co. , F.A. Whitney and probably others as well. They were referred to as Orole Go Baskets because the shape resembles the hanging nest of the oriole bird.Some designs had a hood that covered the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Appraisal of Rocking chairs, rocking chairs, arm rest
rocking chairs, arm rest, mahogany: Your rockers may have come from Germany but I belive they were made in the US. During the late 40s early 50s they made a bunch of this style of rocker with cane panels.The cane is sheet cane or prewoven. I cane tell by the pictures they are not mahogany but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): angus of london roll top desk, roll top desk, correct glue
roll top desk, correct glue, animal glue: good company, well built in business in hte late 1800s nad early 1900s. i see clamps and othe furniture around the desk which indicated you have some skill in furniture. even so. a roll top desk it a huge project. although you say it is good condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): aniques hope chest, steel wool pads, tung oil
steel wool pads, tung oil, mineral spirits: Hi again William Glad your project is coming along. Here is the info about dating your chest. http://www.ehow.com/how_4830084_date-lane-cedar-chest.html Also please read the following warning about the locking device on your lane chest. Here is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bed, side rails, footboard
side rails, footboard, antique bed: The way to tell if it is a European made twin bed is the measurements, If a standard US made mattress fits then it was made in the US. I can tell you without knowing the measurements because of the style. this looks like it is an American made bed circa...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique buttonhole cutter, irene, nette
irene, nette, photograph: Hello Susan, Thanks for including a photograph of the other side of the buttonhole cutter. It will remain with this post. If John contacts me through this forum I will try to put him in touch with you. Regards, Irene A bit more --- I just found the name...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique buttons, button collectors, antique buttons
button collectors, antique buttons, google: Hello Lois. What a lovely collection you must have! I don t know anything about buttons, myself, but a quick search on Google for button collectors revealed many sites that you may want to investigate. There are also books out on the subject that may...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique oak bookcase, oak bookcase, barrister bookcase
oak bookcase, barrister bookcase, antique expert: Hi Lisa Nice to hear from you. What you have is called a barrister bookcase . Here are some examples to compare yours to http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=antique%20barrister%20bookcase&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi Yours has two shelves...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique piano, pierce piano atlas, external appearance
pierce piano atlas, external appearance, piano dealer: Reynaldo - According to the Pierce Piano Atlas Kranich & Bach used the serial number 18959 between 1885 and 1890. The piano needs to be surveyed by a professional piano technician/appraiser who can determine the condition of the soundboard, strings, action...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique pin cushion, farewell ball, collectible militaria
farewell ball, collectible militaria, pot metal: Hello Barbara. Pincushion shoes, usually out of pot metal, we a common souvenir item. Many had applied shields on the vamp of the shoe to personalize them to the occasion. These were common in the early to mid 1900s. The shoes weren t marked as to maker....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocking chair-rug seat, antique rocking chair, old rocking chair
antique rocking chair, old rocking chair, cane seat: modified Lincoln style rocker from 1900. sometimes walnut, or cherry. originally had a woven cane seat and back someone did the heavy carpet to emulate the older carpet rockers but they failed. carpet rockers had teh fabric wrapped around the seats and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique table and chairs, table and chairs, antique table
table and chairs, antique table, 3 pieces: Your photo is too small for me to see anything thing clearly, please send a larger photo, a close up of the foot and a close up of the underside, This site only allow you to send one photo at a time with each message, so I did see anything but this table...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antiques china cabinet glass, glass china cabinet, family heirloom
glass china cabinet, family heirloom, kansas city mo: Hi Carol Nice to hear from you. This is not a duplicate question. Sometimes the site acts up LOL. What a shame the original old glass was broken in this lovely cabinet. Unfortunately you will not ever find an antique piece of this glass for replacement....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): arcade bowling game??, slot machine repair, slot machine maintenance
slot machine repair, slot machine maintenance, service manuals: Hi Candy, This sounds like a Pachinko Japanese slot machine to me. You can find parts for these, here is one site that will help you: http://www.crowriver.com/coinop/index.htm His name is Roger, you can tell him that Rodger sent you. He might know much...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Baby carriages, carriage wheels, carriage colors
carriage wheels, carriage colors: As far as the color goes, carriages of this age were often ordered from a store or catalog, you didn t just walk into Carriages Are Us and get one. Therefor, color choices were whatever the company offered. The only way to really tell if this is original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 873-ZC, Bally slot machine model 873, slot machine manuals
Bally slot machine model 873, slot machine manuals: The Bally model 873 is a fine machine, and in the classic size cabinet for a great size, a five line criss cross all fruit and 7 s machine. One of the most wanted games. Value in these times are hard to guess, at one time these sold some places up to 2,495.00....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Beauty pinball machine (really old), pinball, wood rail
pinball, wood rail, gambling: Hi Bear, Well my friend, we got a couple different old Bally Beauty s being made about 10 years apart so here s what we will do. You wanted some information on it anyway, so I ll put the link to each one of them so one way or another you will have it. There...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ballys Big Top Slot Machine, Bally Console slot, big top
Bally Console slot, big top, high hand: Hi Tim, Well this has been very interesting to me. It looked like so many machines that I know about but different. I know that Bally used this Circus theme on several different models besides this one, however the circus theme with animals on the reel...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Beautiful old Console-Westinghouse Radio & phonograph, mahogany veneers, radio phonograph
mahogany veneers, radio phonograph, little old lady: These 1940s-early50s pieces have come into favor the last couple of decades. This is in my opinion late 1940s with bookmatched mahogany veneers that are extremely will done. The form of the cabinet is a timeless combination of styles resulting in what could...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom Furniture, mahogany veneers, sweet gum
mahogany veneers, sweet gum, colonial period: i cannot give you a value of something i have not seen so i will need a picture of each item. without a label there is no way to determine a manufacturer, there were thousands in operation in the 1920s when the chest was made. once i get a clear and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brass Scale set, copper, brass
copper, brass, iron: Hi Joe Most likely Henry Troemner. You can read about the history of the company here: http://www.humboldt.edu/~scimus/Manufac/Troemner/Troemner.htm There may be a model number or other information the scale or weights which will help identify them further....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Buffet, general antiques, antiques mall
general antiques, antiques mall, style construction: gubernmint definition of antique is 100 years. this was established for taxing purposes (imagine that). i like the terminology of antiques and/or collectibles. you can have a 150 year old piece that only has age to its credit, or a piece from the 1960s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally pinball machine appraisal, bally pinball, pinball machine
bally pinball, pinball machine, bingo cards: The games you list are called Bingos, as their play is based on filling bingo cards. The ones that pay out nickles can be more valuable, but yours are not that type. Working helps, but bingos are not very collectible, so value is around $200 each. Larr...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse, horse report, restoration techniques
horse report, restoration techniques, additional photos: This is not an authentic carousel horse. I once found four of them at a yard sale and paid about $50 each for them. I used them to teach proper painting and restoration techniques. I also used them as examples of knock offs by pointing out the way they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair-what is it and value, burl walnut, walnut veneer
burl walnut, walnut veneer, late 1800s: it is likely walnut and is made in the late 1800s, 1880-90. it is victorian an was part of a set, either dining or parlor. the raised parts in the top crest should be burl walnut veneer on walnut. the maker will never be known without a label as there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chifferobe?, colonial revival period, chifferobe
colonial revival period, chifferobe, piece of furniture: it is a 1920s sideboard in the william and mary style. colonial revival period is what this time has become know as. looks like the veneer is lifting on the bottom of the upper drawer. used to be that sidegboards did not sell well but these days everyone...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Child rocker, federation style, upholstered rocker
federation style, upholstered rocker, child rocker: never heard of federation style but i do know of federal style which this could be in a modified way. mostly these were called simply, stuffed chairs in the catalogs of the time. these are very cool and scarce, i have only seen the three i have worked...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China Cabinet, general antiques, construction detail
general antiques, construction detail, china cabinet: Yes, I would like to see the back of the cabinet. this photo shows a construction detail that was used in mass produced production. could you also send a close up photo of the drawer handle hardware. this site only allows you to send one photo at a time...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China Closet, colonial revival period, queen anne style
colonial revival period, queen anne style, china closet: walnut wood, popularly called queen anne style legs (more accurately cabriole legs), made around 1920s. colonial revival period retail in a shop 500-700 in the condition shown. good item, desirable form. i found some pictures of this in my spam...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China Closet, china closet, insurance value
china closet, insurance value, grandmother: How thoughtful of her to have left this to you. I see no reason to have it refinished. it is oak, looks good, i assume it is sound and stable. it is from 1900-1930, retail in a shop 800, but put an insurance value of 1600. it is acceptable and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chinese Chippendale Chairs, colonial revival period, chippendale period
colonial revival period, chippendale period, chippendale style: the gentleman that gave them to you wasnt the trade for long or he did not learn anything. the only representation of chippendale is the cabriole leg and ball and claw foot an chippendale was not the only one that used or depicted this style of foot and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Claw Foot Oak Secretary, foot oak, art nouveau style
foot oak, art nouveau style, auction house: it is a merging of empire (the legs) and art nouveau style, most dominant is the art nouveau. made in the 1890-1910 slot. looks to be in good condition, someone has attempted refinishing which shouldnt hurt. retail in a shop 650. above average auction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coca cola Carousel Horse, carousel horse, mexican horse
carousel horse, mexican horse, s market: This horse was produced in Mexico. It could have been made anytime between 1935 and present. It has nothing to do with Coca Cola. Someone just made that base for the horse to sit on. This model of Mexican horse would bring between $300 and $500 in today...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carmel carousel horse, seam separation, carousel collectibles
seam separation, carousel collectibles, carousel horse: Some Carmel carvings are more valuable than others but in this current market NO carousel collectibles have held their value. Without seeing the horse I can t place any price on it, but I d say that if you were to find a buyer, chances are you d get maybe...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cedar chest, economy model, cedar chest
economy model, cedar chest, fred taylor: Carolyn - Your solid cedar chest was made during the Depression era of the 1930s. The style has no name that I know of. It is simply a generic cheaply produced style (no curves, no veneer and little decoration) used by Roos and several other manufacturers....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chairs, general antiques, paper labels
general antiques, paper labels, royal charter: every manufacturer has a different spot, you will have to look. many times under the seat. ethan allen is branded into the wood, usually underneath, and many others done in the last 30 ++ years were also burned in brands or stamped into the wood, some are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): china cabinet, sweet gum, auction prices
sweet gum, auction prices, china cabinet: it is 1920s. I cannot identify the face woods in the picture but the case wood is usually sweet gum. these sell retail in the condition shown for 350. higher if in like new or refinished properly. identification of the manufacturer will remain unknown...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cigarette butler?, cigar store figure, mr barnes
cigar store figure, mr barnes, smoking paraphenalia: Emily, My initial reaction is that this is not a cigar store figure, but another type of carved decorative figure. Can you possibly send some close up photos to me at csindian@flash.net. It is very hard for me to tell the quality of the carving by the one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): clamshell mutoscope parts, rough shape, sign frame
rough shape, sign frame, marquee sign: Hi Dennis, I usually buy ones in this condition in the $2000 range, so if you decide not to restore it, please let me know. For parts you can buy them from www.mutoscopeman.com The parts you need are fairly expensive. Also, I would not recommend buying...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cleaning antique mahogany, mahogany desk, antique mahogany
mahogany desk, antique mahogany, mineral spirits: Hi Kay Nice to hear from you. No need to use steel wool if you are afraid of scratches. Just dip a nice soft rag in some mineral spirits and wipe down the wood. Dry with clean rags as you go. For mild dirt on furniture this works fine. Follow with a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cleaning dinning table and chairs, lacquer thinner, steel wool pads
lacquer thinner, steel wool pads, mineral spirits: Hi Pauline Nice to hear from you. First determine what the finish is. It could be lacquer at this age. Get a small can of lacquer thinner. Put some on a rag and rub the finish in a hidden area. On the table skirt is a good spot. If its lacquer, the finish...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): corner cabinet, glass panes, general antiques
glass panes, general antiques, antique reproduction: actually a fake would be not so bad, fakes require lots of work to make them look old, you did not pay too much for the piece, you paid the correct price for a reproduction. I can tell by the lack of patina on the wood and the construction techniques used,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cutler roll top accessory, jpg file, cutler
jpg file, cutler, mail: possibly would you mind sending me a picture of both sides of the piece, and the measurements? you can just lay a ruler alongside the long an short sides when you take the picture. it has me intrigued and for some reason i am thinking it may have something...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): DETROIT CHAIR MFG CO dining chairs, cane seats, sawn oak
cane seats, sawn oak, claw feet: these are 1910-1920, nice dining chairs. cane seats like these are called pressed cane and should cost 50-80 per seat to have replaced. many folks upholster these since cane is not so durable when the feet an knees of children are applied. Detroit Chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dexter mahogany china cabinet, lumber core, tulip poplar
lumber core, tulip poplar, sweet gum: first, the drawers and lower doors are veneered with mahogany as are the sides, whether they are veneered over solid lumber, laminated lumber or mdf, i would not be able to tell in this picture. the same veneer is used over the door as you can see the flame...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Diniing chairs, american manufactured furniture, six chairs
american manufactured furniture, six chairs, cane seats: there is really no way of knowing the manufacturer without a label. they look very much like and are built like American manufactured furniture of that period. not bad for a camera phone!! It really does my heart good to see so many people like yourself...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Room Table Authenticity, duncan phyfe style, df name
duncan phyfe style, df name, dining room table: the table you have is called duncan phyfe STYLE. it is not made by duncan phyfe. it is a manufactured table and chairs from 1940. it is more accurately a merging of duncan phyfe, adams, hepplewhite and sheraton style but over the years the DF name has been...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dresser, baby cloths, family pieces
baby cloths, family pieces, paint store: it is from the 30s i commend you on keeping family pieces. money is not the important thing. the important thing is that you can feel and hear your mother every time you look, use or touch the item. you have honored her, well done!!! the job loooks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drexel wingback or other?, resale store, professional restoration
resale store, professional restoration, storage room: it looks to be 50s, whatever you do, done well will raise any value. presently it has little monetary value. 25$-45$ in a resale store due to the condition of the fabric. it think it would look better if the upholstery did not cover the tops of the arms...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, george hepplewhite: this is generally referred to as duncan phyfe but, it is duncan phyfe style not duncan phyfe period. whoever said 3500$ did not know what they were doing, they had not a clue. actually these are a combination of styles, duncan phyfe, george hepplewhite,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): depression era dining set?, colonial revival period, dining room set
colonial revival period, dining room set, sweet gum: i dont like the term depression era although it is used extensively. tends to diminish the object, negitive connotation and all that. i prefer 1920s william and mary style done during what is not called the colonial revival period. you have walnut veneers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): door open error, problum, door switch
problum, door switch, open error: Hi again Todd, I didn t ask you if you had a manual for this ProSlot Bally 5500, if you don t, there is one located at: http://jackpot7.freeyellow.com/page21.html A manual will tell you what the problum is useing the error codes the machine gives you, and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dresser, monetary value, time don
monetary value, time don, mahogany: the sticker and the association was operating from the early 1920s into late 60s. all it does is verify that the wood is indeed mahogany and not another species stained to appear red. this is from the 40s. i have restored many of these in whole sets and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dressers, walnut veneer, chest of drawers
walnut veneer, chest of drawers, fred taylor: Annette - I can only speak to the one dresser pictured. That chest of drawers is from the late 1920s to early 1930s. It is made of walnut veneer over secondary woods. It was inexpensively made when manufactured to fit the period - the Depression era - and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): drexel heritage country collectables furniture, dining room chairs, drexel heritage
dining room chairs, drexel heritage, heritage country: i only sell antique furniture but there are several sites online that cater to partial and full sets of modern and discontinued sets. i suggest doing a search via google or startpage for the line you are seeking. i do not have the sites bookmarked, unfortunately,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Early 1900's 3'3" x 3'3" Diamond in Square Lancaster Quilit, amish crib quilts, amish quilt
amish crib quilts, amish quilt, ebay: Heather; Have you been shopping on Ebay????? Although Lancaster Co. Amish Crib Quilts are fairly rare, this one is probably too far gone to spend the amount of money it would cost to have it restored. Proper restoration is expensive because it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Early 1900's Washstand, mahogany veneer, sweet gum
mahogany veneer, sweet gum, tea table: the picture is of an end table or tea table made in the mid to late 1940s. I cannot tell the wood in the picture but it would be more likely mahogany veneer on the top and sweet gum for the rest. wood species cannot be judged by color alone. The grain must...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): European buffet and table, queen anne legs, english queen
queen anne legs, english queen, buffet table: Why do you think this is swiss, the table has English queen anne legs and to me it looks more like it is from the 1940s but not earlier, please sent me more photos, are there any markings or stamps, I think this could even be American made, but I need to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): e-series bally reel reader, Slot machine manuals, slot machine coin escalator
Slot machine manuals, slot machine coin escalator, slot machine repair: William, I have attached a photo which will show you the wiring layout of this early Bally Reel Reader board and the parts identification from the Bally E Series Printed Circuit Board Schematics/Parts Lists Bally Manual F)-650-13 which may be of some use...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ferguson Bros Pie Crust coffee table, ferguson bros, karen ferguson
ferguson bros, karen ferguson, hoboken new jersey: Karen - Ferguson Brothers main line of business was the production of novelty furniture. During the Depression of the 1930s many companies turned to the manufacture of small items to have something affordable to sell that people could afford to buy rather...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Flim Flam, slot machines, bally
slot machines, bally, manuals: Hi Steve, Boy Steve, that is a hard one, maybe someone looking at this will help. There is a, ooh what do they call it? ahh... Usenet or NEWSGROUP , that s it, newsgroup. Dealing with video games, and I did use it with my old Netscape browser but I am...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Foote-Reynolds bed, colonial revival style, american manufactured furniture
colonial revival style, american manufactured furniture, mahogany beds: Christine -Foote-Reynolds was formed in Grand Rapids in 1919 as a manufacturer of Colonial Revival style reproduction beds. It was acquired in 1926 by Kindel Furniture Co, also of Grand Rapids. Kindel was primarily a maker of convertible davenport style...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 17th Century Chair?, bloke, nerve
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 17th Century Chair?, bloke, nerve

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1962 GOTTLIEB FASHION SHOW PINBALL MACHINE, switches, game
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1962 GOTTLIEB FASHION SHOW PINBALL MACHINE, switches, game

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique wicker baby stroller, trolly, dad
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique wicker baby stroller, trolly, dad

Collectibles-General (Antiques): angus of london roll top desk, top notch
Collectibles-General (Antiques): angus of london roll top desk, top notch

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Beautiful old Console-Westinghouse Radio & phonograph, record storage, record player
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Beautiful old Console-Westinghouse Radio & phonograph, record storage, record player, radio

Collectibles-General (Antiques): DETROIT CHAIR MFG CO dining chairs, porter streets, furniture line
Collectibles-General (Antiques): DETROIT CHAIR MFG CO dining chairs, porter streets, furniture line, chair company

Collectibles-General (Antiques): drexel heritage country collectables furniture, full dining room
Collectibles-General (Antiques): drexel heritage country collectables furniture, full dining room

Collectibles-General (Antiques): framed brass rubbing picture
Collectibles-General (Antiques): framed brass rubbing picture

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify Rocking chair, sofa loveseat
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify Rocking chair, sofa loveseat

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Murphy Chair Company, Detroit, michael j murphy, chair company
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Murphy Chair Company, Detroit, michael j murphy, chair company, manufacturing company

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Re: Old Savonarola Chair, chess table, chess
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Re: Old Savonarola Chair, chess table, chess, chairs

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Shield Back chairs, armchair
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Shield Back chairs, armchair

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tyson & Jones Company China Cabinet, wt jones, carthage nc
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tyson & Jones Company China Cabinet, wt jones, carthage nc, great granddaughter

Collectibles-General (Antiques): table i.d. and value, duncan phyfe table, drop leaf table
Collectibles-General (Antiques): table i.d. and value, duncan phyfe table, drop leaf table, genuine mahogany

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wabash Furniture, wabash indiana, walnut veneer
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wabash Furniture, wabash indiana, walnut veneer, side tables

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden horses, carousel horses, rochester ny
Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden horses, carousel horses, rochester ny

Collectibles-General (Antiques): framed brass rubbing picture, little shelford, tombstone rubbings
little shelford, tombstone rubbings, worth alot: I think that the woman who gave you this gave you good advice to be careful, this image is documented to be a part of the Charlton Collection of Brass Rubbings probably made 1890s to 1900, and from what I understand the collection was given to the University...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gabriel Rauser Coverlet, woven coverlets, rauser
woven coverlets, rauser, coverlet: Hi Linda, I don t really know anything about Gabriel Rauser and his/her weavings. I would suggest you check with your local library. There are numerous books on woven coverlets and if you need some titles, just go to Amazon.com and search books on ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb Pro football, slot machine, slots
slot machine, slots, locks: Jennifer, I seen you rating of me for Knowledge was only a 7 and clarity of answer only a seven also? All you were asking for was a free appraisal of this machine, and I gave it to you below for free? That is the best anyone can do. No one would or will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb Strength Tester, pinball machines, sturdy construction
pinball machines, sturdy construction, machine operator: Hi Tom, Not sure how much I can help you. Dave Gottlieb, was a route(coin op machine) operator in Dallas until around 1927, when he came up with the idea of a coin op strength tester. Soon after that he moved to Chicago and began production of this machine,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gryphon Fireplace Grate - Coal? Origin?, cast iron foundry, fireplace grate
cast iron foundry, fireplace grate, victorian fireplace: This does look like a Victorian fireplace basket for coal, it would have been made circa 1870s to 1880s, there were hundreds of cast Iron foundry s in England during this time it was the industrial revolution, so it will be very hard to find out who made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gdi slot machine, seeburg williams slot machine manual, seeburg slot machine manual
seeburg williams slot machine manual, seeburg slot machine manual, williams slot machine manual: Hi Again Bill, Hey....., thanks for the photo, it s worth a million words and lot s of looking. It s all there in that photo! Your machine was made by Seeburg, and then Williams bought them, so yours was called a Williams, somewhere in all this Gaming Devices,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Half Round Table, accent table, stan
accent table, stan, painting: age of the table is 1920-30s, it is a walltable or side table made in huge numbers, the painting coule have an probably was done from teh factory judging by the toning. the drawer is quite unusual. retail in a shop it would be priced at 100 because of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hall Tree, paste wax, realistic price
paste wax, realistic price, museum pieces: you have heard that it is better to leave the original coating/finish. stain is another material and different application. although an original coating is desirable, that is applicable more to museum pieces and pieces on which it can be determined that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hoping someone can shed a light, brass work, distinct odor
brass work, distinct odor, victorian times: Hello Gingie, Can you please give me the dimensions on this box? It looks like you have a lighter beside it. Please rub your thumb lightly over the brass/gold numerous times. Then put your thumb to your nose and smell it - brass has a very distinct odor,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): horse hair stuffing, horse hair, upholstery
horse hair, upholstery, lol: Hi Susan Nice to hear from you. There is no cause for concern unless you are allergic to horses LOL But seriously did you know that its still being used today on high end upholstery items? Apparently its the best. So don t be concerned. Great question...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): re-Identification pic #3, general antiques, furniture info
general antiques, furniture info, art nouveau design: The wood does not have the patina that I was expecting to see, this could have been made a little later in the 20th century, the photo of the underside with the fabric taken off will tell me everything, if it has been re-covered before than my analysis of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify age and such of old chair, light coats, seat rails
light coats, seat rails, brown stain: from around 1900-1910, wood is likely birch and it is the late victorian style. the springs were or could have been oirgainal, who knows, it was common to have springs. remove all the material, tacks, springs and stuffing. take the piece apart and reglue...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify Furniture, queen anne style, current market value
queen anne style, current market value, upholstered furniture: 1920s, legs are queen anne style, overall can be called federal. the wood is either mahogany orsweet gum stained with a water based dye. upholstered furniture does not have ahigh resale value unless it is victorian or empire. a manufactureer would be impossible...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify Old Chair, square nails, sweet gum
square nails, sweet gum, old chair: without a label there is no way to determine a manufacturer. even in the 1880s-90s when this was made there were thousands of manufacturers in operation. the style is eastlake victorian, i cannot tell the wood in the pictures but these were many times...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify Rocking chair, colonial revival, empire style
colonial revival, empire style, aniline: it is a birchwood colonial revival rocker from 1900-1920. it is done in a modified empire style. some refer to this as third period empire but that is an auctioneers chant. it was stained with a water based aniline dye to appear mahogany. great chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Info on Inlayed Box, metal hinges, first glance
metal hinges, first glance, inlay: I need to see the underside and the inside of the box, I would also like to see the metal hinges and the lock, At first glance this does not look like a Antique, it looks like it was made in the 20th Century. The inlay looks to have an Italian motif and the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): jacobean table and chairs, jacobean style, jpg files
jacobean style, jpg files, family friend: judging from the picture here it is possible that this is a typical set made in the 1920s in the jacobean style. if you woul send pics to me bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to one email clear and in focus show one chair front back and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): juke box, juke boxes, jukebox guide
juke boxes, jukebox guide, juke box: Hi Dale, If you could email me at Jackpot7@q.com and ask for the jukebox guide, I ll attach a pile of information about grading your jukebox s, so you can determine their proper values. There are 5 grades, and five values, one for each grade, so, first...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Keen Ball, steel balls, hi bob
steel balls, hi bob, coin slot: HI Bob, Ask and you shall receive! Keen-Ball Amusement game a game of skill 10 plays for 5 cents (1 gold 3 silver 3 bronze & 3 blue steel balls) 1. Insert Nickel & push coin slot forward 2. Push lower lever forward thus releasing balls for play....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): L'Herbier chair, general antiques, renaissance style
general antiques, renaissance style, herbier: The photo is perfect, congratulations you have a signed chair. L Herbier is the name of the craftsman who made this chair, I will need to do some real research to find out more about the craftsman. The fact that this chair is signed increases the value of...