Antiques

wave crest vase

Wave Crest collection selling without reserve

DOUGLASS, Kans. – The lifetime collection of Don and the late Carrol Lyle – dedicated collectors of Wave Crest, Nakara, Kelva and American Brilliant Cut Glass whose items have been featured in books, trade publications and museum exhibits – will be sold without reserve in a two-day auction slated for Sept....

Ladies platinum and diamond Art Deco wristwatch.

Take time to discover luxury watches

Now is as good a time as any to discuss watches available on online marketplace Ruby Lane. If you think about it, luxury watches are precision-made technical instruments, they’re fashion accessories, and they’re an investment. With more than 2,000 fine and vintage watches to choose from on Ruby Lane, and prices...

This tested 18kt / 22kt gold and red coral hair comb, measuring 3 1/4 by 3 inches, sold for $900 through Austin Auction Gallery. Photo courtesy Austin Auction Gallery

10 Interesting facts about hair combs

1 Examples of primitive combs have been found among the discoveries of archeological digs in all corners of the world, with the earliest reportedly dating back 5,000 years. 2 A Sea Holly hair comb, circa 1900, made of horn, silver, gold, glass, and signed by Rene Lalique, measuring 3 3/4 inches wide by...

A pair of needlepoint pillows with bird designs, rope trim, dark tan cotton backing and a wool, needlepoint front with two different birds perched on branches. Includes two pillow inserts. $1,050.

Unwanted items may end with surprising sales results

With warmer temps comes the urge for summertime cleaning. As we go through our houses and apartments tidying up or perhaps making room for new old treasures, inevitably, we uncover and rediscover things stashed away.  We tend to hold on to things thinking we will need them in the future, or...

Scarce Toppie the Elephant lunch box.

Collectibles Wanted: Collectors looking to buy

Collectibles Wanted: Toppie the Elephant lunchbox My name is Allen Woodall, curator of The Lunchbox Museum here in Columbus, Georgia. I’ve been looking for a 1957 Toppie Lunchbox for quite some time for the museum. I’ve acquired the matching thermos. It’s predominantly yellow and red and it features Toppie the elephant....

The Authentication Company marks and identifies petroliana, automobilia and antique advertising items to ensure their originality and authenticity.

Experts team up for petroliana authenticating effort

NOKOMIS, Ill. – A new company has been formed to mark and identify petroliana, automobilia and antique advertising items as a means for ensuring their originality and authenticity. It’s The Authentication Company, LLC and it specializes in marking original period-correct items, to include signs, globes, cans, metal thermometers, displays and various...