Category Archives: Collectibles

The $750 Song Title

Selling old vinyl records should be left to the professionals. Continue reading

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Ordinary thrift shop lamp…or work of art?

Someone recently asked in a Facebook group about a lamp she’d inherited from her grandmother. It was very retro, with a corset-shaped base and white drum shade. She said it was marked “Tye of California.” I’m not much of a … Continue reading

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So. Is it Cronin or Cameron?

Anyone who was alive in the 1960s must remember these pottery pieces. They were everywhere! The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P to most of us) gave them away as premiums to encourage customer loyalty. In fact, A&P was … Continue reading

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Help! I’ve fallen for something and I can’t identify it – UPDATED

About a year ago I came upon these pieces in my local thrift store. My first reaction was that they were spooky in a haunted house kinda way. My second reaction was that I had to have them. I thought … Continue reading

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The Search for Wally Hindle.

I unpacked a pretty hand painted globe vase the other day. It found its way to our house when we closed up the Janvier Road bungalow, and somehow I ended up with it. As I examined it, I noticed a … Continue reading

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Vintage jewelry: Monet paintings aren’t the only things being faked.

I recently read a post on a vintage jewelry social media page that was kind of scary. It seems that people are selling costume jewelry clasps and other “findings” that bear the name of famous designers. Now, there’s nothing necessarily … Continue reading

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Big money? Large size dollars and their value

Waaay back in the early 1920s, my mother was her class’s spelling bee champ for several years running. Her prize? A freshly-minted dollar bill. That was really big money in those days. Literally. From 1862 until 1928, all United States … Continue reading

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