weird antiques


Antique photos of California criminals sell twice in four months

A book filled with mug shots of early 20th century California prison inmates sold for $31,200 at Swann Galleries in New York just four months after it was sold fro $2,150 at an Oregon auction. The fascinating book features 710 photographs and was once owned by the San Francisco Police Department, an early proponent...


SOLD! Unusual multifunction tools

For tool collectors, Black Friday can mean many things, like cast iron! In this photo spread we present a selection of unusual multifunction tools and their recent prices. These would make perfect stocking stuffers for the collector on your list, but be careful - it will be difficult to keep the stocking pinned to...