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Flow Blue China

Q: I have about two dozen pieces of Flow Blue in the Melbourne and Normandy patterns. I am downsizing, but when I contacted antique dealers in my area there didn’t…

Board Games

Q: Although I don’t consider myself a collector, I buy occasional board games and puzzles when I find good ones at flea markets or garage sales. I currently have almost…

Vintage Television Set

 Q: At a recent estate sale, I purchased an early TV set, a CBS Columbia, Model RX 90 console with a 15-inch screen. I paid $50, and bought it because…

Cast-Iron Bank

Q: I have inherited a cast-iron bank from the Victorian era. It is the Little Red Riding Hood bank. What can you tell me about it, and how much do…

Silver Coin Collection

By Larry Cox  Q: In my mother’s estate is a coin collection, including an 1883 silver coin that has a face of a lady with a decorative vine of flowers….

Old Magazines

By Larry Cox Q: I have some Life magazines from April and October of 1945 and two National Geographic magazines from 1922. — Norma, Wolf Point, Montana A: Your Life…

Fiesta Ware

Q: Although I don’t collect Fiesta Ware, I spotted a coffee creamer, sugar and tray set at a local thrift shop and bought it. I paid $25 for the set,…

Hobnail Basket

Q: I am quite stressed. I gave a Fenton hobnail basket in amber to a friend and have since been told by a neighbor that it is quite rare and…

Children’s Books

Q: I was born in 1947 and grew up reading Golden Books, Elf Books, See Saw Books and my favorites, the Story Hour series. I have started buying the ones…

Sewing Machine

Q: I have inherited a Priscilla sewing machine, model 14A314. Can you tell me more about it and, perhaps, its value? — Susan, Surprise, Ariz. A: The Priscilla sewing machine…

Chelsea Teapot

Q: I have a Chelsea teapot that originally belonged to my aunt. I suspect it is from the Victorian era. How much do you think it is worth? — Rob,…

Vintage Fruit Jars

  Q: At a farm sale earlier this summer, I bought several older fruit jars. One is especially interesting. It is a “Leader” jar with glass lid and wire bail….

Vintage Neckties

Q: My grandpa was a traveling salesman throughout the 1930s and ’40s. He managed to accumulate more than 200 vintage neckties, and I inherited his collection a number of years…

Royal Ruby Glass

Royal Ruby Glass By Larry Cox Q: I have four saucers, four teacups and a sugar and creamer in Royal Ruby glass. It has such a beautiful color, I am…