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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | September 17, 1995
A: I heard some Depression glass dishes are worth hundreds of dollars. How can I learn to recognize such pieces?Q: Depression glass pieces can be found pictured in color along with their descriptions and current values in "Very Rare Glassware of the Depression Years" by Gene Florence; it is available in hardcover for $26.95 postpaid from Ace Enterprises, P.O. Box 59354, Chicago, Ill. 60659.Still other best-selling, hardcover books by Gene Florence are "Elegant Glassware of the Depression Era" for $21.95 postpaid, and the third edition of "Collectible Glassware from the 40's, 50's, 60's -- An Illustrated Value Guide," also for $21.95 postpaid from Ace Enterprises.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 6, 2001
UNIONTOWN RESIDENT Bob Harrison has always loved old things and remembers attending auctions as a kid. "I was always more fascinated with the context of history," he said of the items that would interest him. Today, Harrison teaches several classes at Carroll Community College, including American Furniture from 1640 to 1850 and American Ceramics and Glass from 1700 to 1940. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | March 5, 1995
Q: I have a whale's tooth with a scrimshawed engraving of a sailing ship and the date 1821. How can I find out what it might be worth? Our library has many books on collectibles but nothing at all on scrimshaw. Where can I get such a book?A: You may write to Nina Hellman, a dealer in scrimshaw and nautical antiques, at Marine Antiques & Americana, 48 Centre St., Nantucket, Mass. 02554. Enclose a sharp photo of the tooth and a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply.An outstanding book on scrimshaw is "A Mariner's Fancy -- The Whaleman's Art of Scrimshaw" by Nina Hellman and Norman Brouwer, available for $25.50 postpaid from Nina Hellman.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | September 17, 1995
A: I heard some Depression glass dishes are worth hundreds of dollars. How can I learn to recognize such pieces?Q: Depression glass pieces can be found pictured in color along with their descriptions and current values in "Very Rare Glassware of the Depression Years" by Gene Florence; it is available in hardcover for $26.95 postpaid from Ace Enterprises, P.O. Box 59354, Chicago, Ill. 60659.Still other best-selling, hardcover books by Gene Florence are "Elegant Glassware of the Depression Era" for $21.95 postpaid, and the third edition of "Collectible Glassware from the 40's, 50's, 60's -- An Illustrated Value Guide," also for $21.95 postpaid from Ace Enterprises.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | March 10, 1991
Q: I've developed a fondness for Early American woven coverlets. How can I find out more about them, their patterns and weavers? Where can such coverlets be found?A: Collectors wrapped up in the collecting, study and researching of American antique coverlets and all they entail belong to the Colonial Coverlet Guild of America. Annual membership and newsletter are $15 for Chicago-area residents, or $6 for those living more than 50 miles away. Write to the CCGA in care of Barbara Frisbie, 5617 Blackstone Ave., LaGrange, Ill. 60525.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | July 7, 1991
Q: I collect old cookbooks and paper-covered recipe booklets published by food companies to advertise their products. Where can I find information on the history and value of such books, and where can I find examples?A: You could join the Cook Book Collectors Club of America Inc. Its annual membership and monthly newsletter, Cook Book Over the Back Fence, costs $20 from P.O. Box 56, St. James, Mo. 65559.Also helpful are "A Guide to Collecting Cookbooks and Advertising Cookbooks: A History of People, Companies and Cooking, with Prices," by Bob Allen ($16.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | December 6, 1992
Q: I have a planter from the early 1950s that's shaped like a lady's head, wearing a string of pearls and matching earrings. How can I find out more about the history and value of such planters?A: "The World of Head Vase Planters," by Mike Posgay and Ian Warner, is available with a separate price guide for $37.95 postpaid from Antique Publications, Box 553, Marietta, Ohio 45750; phone (800) 533-3433. Further information is available from the authors at Box 93022, 499 Main St. South, Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6Y 4V8.The Head Hunters Newsletter for doll head vase collectors is published quarterly for $16 a year or $2.50 an issue and is available from Maddy Gordon, 8 Mohican Trail, Scarsdale, N.Y. 10583; phone (914)
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | December 13, 1992
Q: We're planning a Victorian-style wedding. Where can I find old-fashioned Victorian flower holders for wedding party bouquets?A: Authentic antique holders made to hold posey, nosegay and tussie-mussie arrangements are available from tussie-mussie maven and antiques dealer Jeri Schwartz, 555 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Conn. 06903; (800) 258-2056. Enclose an addressed, stamped envelope for information on hand-held or pin-on holders. More than 500 antique posey holders from the collection of William Kistler are on permanent display at the American Floral Art School, 539 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60605; or phone the school's director, James Moretz (author of "Posey Bouquet Holders -- An Alluring Victorian Fashion")
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | June 18, 1995
Q: Are many people collecting egg cups these days? I have quite a few including old, new and commercial examples. Where can I find information on them?A: Loaded with the information you seek is the Eggcup Collectors' Corner, published four times a year. It's available for $20, or $5 for a sample or back issue, from Joan George (to whom checks should be made payable) 67 Stevens Ave., Old Bridge, N.J. 08857. According to Ms. George, egg cups can range in value from less than a dollar to many thousands.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 6, 2001
UNIONTOWN RESIDENT Bob Harrison has always loved old things and remembers attending auctions as a kid. "I was always more fascinated with the context of history," he said of the items that would interest him. Today, Harrison teaches several classes at Carroll Community College, including American Furniture from 1640 to 1850 and American Ceramics and Glass from 1700 to 1940. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | June 18, 1995
Q: Are many people collecting egg cups these days? I have quite a few including old, new and commercial examples. Where can I find information on them?A: Loaded with the information you seek is the Eggcup Collectors' Corner, published four times a year. It's available for $20, or $5 for a sample or back issue, from Joan George (to whom checks should be made payable) 67 Stevens Ave., Old Bridge, N.J. 08857. According to Ms. George, egg cups can range in value from less than a dollar to many thousands.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | March 5, 1995
Q: I have a whale's tooth with a scrimshawed engraving of a sailing ship and the date 1821. How can I find out what it might be worth? Our library has many books on collectibles but nothing at all on scrimshaw. Where can I get such a book?A: You may write to Nina Hellman, a dealer in scrimshaw and nautical antiques, at Marine Antiques & Americana, 48 Centre St., Nantucket, Mass. 02554. Enclose a sharp photo of the tooth and a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply.An outstanding book on scrimshaw is "A Mariner's Fancy -- The Whaleman's Art of Scrimshaw" by Nina Hellman and Norman Brouwer, available for $25.50 postpaid from Nina Hellman.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | December 13, 1992
Q: We're planning a Victorian-style wedding. Where can I find old-fashioned Victorian flower holders for wedding party bouquets?A: Authentic antique holders made to hold posey, nosegay and tussie-mussie arrangements are available from tussie-mussie maven and antiques dealer Jeri Schwartz, 555 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Conn. 06903; (800) 258-2056. Enclose an addressed, stamped envelope for information on hand-held or pin-on holders. More than 500 antique posey holders from the collection of William Kistler are on permanent display at the American Floral Art School, 539 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60605; or phone the school's director, James Moretz (author of "Posey Bouquet Holders -- An Alluring Victorian Fashion")
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | December 6, 1992
Q: I have a planter from the early 1950s that's shaped like a lady's head, wearing a string of pearls and matching earrings. How can I find out more about the history and value of such planters?A: "The World of Head Vase Planters," by Mike Posgay and Ian Warner, is available with a separate price guide for $37.95 postpaid from Antique Publications, Box 553, Marietta, Ohio 45750; phone (800) 533-3433. Further information is available from the authors at Box 93022, 499 Main St. South, Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6Y 4V8.The Head Hunters Newsletter for doll head vase collectors is published quarterly for $16 a year or $2.50 an issue and is available from Maddy Gordon, 8 Mohican Trail, Scarsdale, N.Y. 10583; phone (914)
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | July 7, 1991
Q: I collect old cookbooks and paper-covered recipe booklets published by food companies to advertise their products. Where can I find information on the history and value of such books, and where can I find examples?A: You could join the Cook Book Collectors Club of America Inc. Its annual membership and monthly newsletter, Cook Book Over the Back Fence, costs $20 from P.O. Box 56, St. James, Mo. 65559.Also helpful are "A Guide to Collecting Cookbooks and Advertising Cookbooks: A History of People, Companies and Cooking, with Prices," by Bob Allen ($16.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | March 24, 1991
Q: My future mother-in-law has a nifty collection of ruby red glass animals she keeps lined up on the windowsills so they can catch the sunlight. Where can she find the value of her glass menagerie and different animals to add to her collection? Is there a company that specializes in shipping fragile glass? Is there a matching service for Cambridge stemware in the Rosepoint pattern?A: The definitive book on the subject is "Ruby Glass of the 20th Century," by Naomi L. Over. It's available, with price guide, for $24.45 postpaid in paperback or $32.45 postpaid in hardcover from Antique Publications, Box 553, Marietta, Ohio 45750-0553; phone (800)
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | March 24, 1991
Q: My future mother-in-law has a nifty collection of ruby red glass animals she keeps lined up on the windowsills so they can catch the sunlight. Where can she find the value of her glass menagerie and different animals to add to her collection? Is there a company that specializes in shipping fragile glass? Is there a matching service for Cambridge stemware in the Rosepoint pattern?A: The definitive book on the subject is "Ruby Glass of the 20th Century," by Naomi L. Over. It's available, with price guide, for $24.45 postpaid in paperback or $32.45 postpaid in hardcover from Antique Publications, Box 553, Marietta, Ohio 45750-0553; phone (800)
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By Elizabeth Large | October 29, 1995
When is a can of paint not a can of paint? When it's a lifestyle choice. Ralph Lauren has launched his designer paint collection in a licensing agreement with Sherwin-Williams. The interior latex paint, in select stores by December, will be available in five "lifestyle groups": Safari, Country, Sport, Santa Fe and Thoroughbred. Cost will be around $21 a gallon.Flea-market fortunesWe all love the story of the lucky person who discovers some valuable collectible at a flea market, and wish it could be us. Of course, first you have to know that Barbie No. 1, blonde, boxed and in mint condition, is worth $4,500.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | March 10, 1991
Q: I've developed a fondness for Early American woven coverlets. How can I find out more about them, their patterns and weavers? Where can such coverlets be found?A: Collectors wrapped up in the collecting, study and researching of American antique coverlets and all they entail belong to the Colonial Coverlet Guild of America. Annual membership and newsletter are $15 for Chicago-area residents, or $6 for those living more than 50 miles away. Write to the CCGA in care of Barbara Frisbie, 5617 Blackstone Ave., LaGrange, Ill. 60525.
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