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Two small doors on the lower left hide the fuel chambers, a row of bun warmers grace the top of the piece, and a copper-lined box for heating water hangs on the right. Today this simple camera is more than just a collectible to display on a shelf; it’s a popular choice for photography buffs who favor the vintage-quality 2¼” x 2¼” pictures it produces. Yes, believe it or not, 620 film remains in limited production and a few processing houses are still up and running. They began duplicating the look in quilts, using unexpected fabrics such as brocade, velvet, and silk and incorporating embroidery techniques. Trigère’s ladylike-yet-structured aesthetic eschewed ornamentation in favor of expert tailoring and crisp lines—a look that proved particularly popular in the 1950s and ’60s. The garment sports no collar or closures but does have two pockets, hidden in the side seams, and a silk lining.

The bowl’s hollow center tube ensured rapid, even heat distribution, resulting in a uniform pudding consistency. This clay example remains in mint condition, earning the collectible a tasty estimate. America’s best-selling pencil sharpener from 1907 through 1914. As a result, very few prove valuable today. This find’s birch box and sheer number of stamps suggest that it hails from between 1920 and 1925 (later versions came packed in cardboard and typically contained far fewer pieces). While the bucket does bear a maker’s mark, the symbols that identify a manufacturer are indecipherable. Even that scant information, coupled with the impeccable condition of the silver plate, renders this cooler a bargain, indeed. The cap’s diminutive size (that white grosgrain band measures a mere seven inches across) confirms that it’s kiddie apparel. This adorable hand-me-down, though not highly collectible, is still in mint condition today. Though the set remains in good condition, it’s missing some cards and the packaging. Without the latter, we can’t identify the maker for certain. As is, this one still scores a decent appraisal. The pooches—whose extenuated torsos support generous stacks of wood—retain their black paint, which indicates that this particular pair didn’t spend much, if any, time under fire. Today, these hand-me-downs stoke a considerable sum. So it was that a well-dressed lady often carried a compact in her purse for touch-ups on the go. Hand-drawn rosebuds and leaves adorn the blue enamel cover, which sits atop a gilded metal frame. The apothecary labels appear to have been added after the fact—and represent a range of potency. That said, the medicines stored represent a small portion of those employed by druggists of the era, so this 17-inch-high chest would likely have sat on a larger bureau or countertop. Apothecary antiques are incredibly hot right now; this petite treasure feels right on trend, snagging an impressive estimate. The plaything was modeled after a cross-country night coach and resourcefully shaped from scrapped sheet-metal car fenders. This example shows a bit of rust, but still drives away with one impressive appraisal. The machine, wired to buttons at the eight locations listed on the box’s face, likely hung in a kitchen. If the master of the house required assistance in the reception hall, for instance, he simply hit the call button (rather than yelling out for help, which was considered uncouth). Star—a revolutionary invention that won international awards for craftsmanship.

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And though it doesn’t bring in a huge estimate now, the grooming utensil proves a sharp flea-market score. Thanks to its single-button operation and an exposure cheat sheet listed on the body, the camera proved extremely user-friendly. Centennial souvenir card inside suggests that the book dates to around 1876, a provenance supported by the style of the cover illustration. This unmarked novelty was likely used indoors, or, say, on a sidewalk or flat patch of dirt. Still, the bench is a covetable objet d’art. Made of gold-plated silver and measuring only one and a quarter inches in diameter when closed, the case was probably produced around the 1890s, when jewelry tended to be more diminutive. Other than a few chips on the back, this accessory is in good condition. Sentimental value aside, this locket brings in a becoming appraisal. Soda jerks would fill a glass with ice and seltzer, add a squirt of fruit-infused syrup, then top the whole thing off with a dash of phosphate for a tart kick. So, yes, you got a steal—and a stylish one at that. Of course, etiquette dictated that callers tote their cards in elegant cases, such as your ivory example, which is lined in blue silk and adorned with sterling botanicals. Just as useful now—for carrying business cards—as it was more than a century ago, your find earns a handsome appraisal. We’re the largest royalty-free, vector-only stock agency in the world. Every week we add new premium graphics by the thousands. Brochures and catalogs, magazines and postcards. Indoor and outdoor posters and printed banners. Using this image on a resale item or template?

This knowledge will also help you know what to look for so you can avoid being taken by fakes. It’s very common to find marks on costume jewelry , for instance, they’re just really small and often hidden in an obscure spot. Many of the best pottery houses have very well-known marks that are easy to identify. The marks sometimes changed over the years they were doing business, so these identifiers may be able to tell you more about the age of the piece as well. Likewise, silver and silverplate marks are often a series of small symbols placed inside squares. If you know how to read them, they can tell you the maker, the country of origin, and in some cases even the date they were made. Furniture can also be labeled, so be sure to check inside drawers and on the backs and undersides of pieces for a manufacturer or craftsman’s name. There are various styles, famous makers, and a number of confusing terms that you need to know. For instance, did you know that a sideboard and a buffet are basically the same thing?

The two styles look similar, but to the trained eye, there are distinct differences. For instance, a black light can be very handy for testing everything from porcelain to works of art.