Catalog shows chandelier reproductions

COLLECTIBLES

October 11, 1992|By Anita Gold | Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune

Q: Where can I get an authentic-looking reproduction of an pTC Early American candle chandelier fitted with enough electrified candles and flame-shaped bulbs to light a full-size dining room properly?

A:Write to the Workshops of David T. Smith, 3600 Shawhan Road, Morrow, Ohio 45152; (513) 932-2472, enclosing $3.50 for a catalog of his furniture and chandeliers or $19.95 for a product-inventory videotape.

Q: How can I find out the value of an old rowing machine?

A: Collector Kevin Mark appraises pre-1960 exercise equipment. Contact him at Box 4773, Wheaton, Ill. 60189; enclose a photo or description of the item and an addressed, stamped envelope for a reply.

Q: Is there a 1993 calendar for collectors?

A: Schroeder's Antiques & Collectibles 1993 Engagement Calendar is spiral-bound and contains color photos of antiques for every week; it's available for $11.95 postpaid from Collector Books, Box 3009, Paducah, Ky.; 42002-3009.

L Q: I have an old Remington typewriter. Could it be valuable?

A: According to Paul Lippman, a typewriter historian, "Most Remingtons make very good boat anchors." Model No. 10 from 1908 is worth $25 to $35; earlier ones can command $50 or more, depending on the model and condition of the machine.

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