Antique Detective: A churn, a chair, a cologne case and tobacco

butter churnQ.  Can you find out something about this churn? It is metal and has original painted sides. What could it sell for? –J.T.S., De Kalb, Mo.

A.  Lucky you! There are collectors of antique kitchen items. Your 1910 butter churn appears to have been made by Dazey. Contact Butch & Dea Allen, 1605 Oscar, St. Joseph, MO 64505-1228, phone 816-279-1495. They specialize in collecting and selling primitive kitchen items. Yours could sell for $400 or more.

Q.  Enclosed a picture of an article I hope you can identify and tell me me what it was used for. The case is black leather. Printed on it is “Made in Paris for Sachs, N.Y.” –B.G., Piscataway, N.J.

A.  You appear to have an early 20th century men’s travel case for cologne, etc. It could sell for $175-$250.

Q. I acquired this wicker rocker from my great aunt. On the bottom is the label “Heywood & Morrell Roleg Co. #8 Chicago, Il. Can you evaluate it?
–L.S., Hartley, Iowa

A. Late 19th century wicker rockers such as yours can fetch from $1,000-$2,500.

clabber girl chewing tobaccoQ.  Enclosed is a photo of my "Clabber Girl chewing tobacco” metal sign. What could it be worth?
–A.B., Scituate, Mass.

A. Similar late 19th to early 20th century tin ad signs can sell for $500 and up at specialty auctions. Send photo, measurements, etc. to advertising tin experts at James Julia Auctions, 203 Skowhegan Road, Fairfield, ME 04937.

Q. We acquired a large theater poster, from The Ten Commandments starring Charleton Heston. It is 27 inches wide by 41 inches long. I came across it and others while cleaning our basement. Where would I sell them and what value? They are in excellent condition.
–F.S., Vandergrift, Pa.

A. Contact Heritage Auction Galleries who specialize in movie posters. The address is 3500 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75219-3941. For more information, email