Q: My mom has a pink glass reamer in perfect condition. She has used it since the 1950s. It was made by the Hazel Atlas Company. Do you have any idea of how much it is worth? My sister and I both want it. – Barbara, St. Louis, Mo.
A: There are several sizes of this particular reamer, or juicer, but most seem to be selling in the $45 to $65 range. The rarer red glass reamer made by Fenton often sells for more than $1,000.
Q: My aunt was in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II, and I have her complete uniform. She was a lieutenant, and the uniform I have was probably her dress one. Although you have mentioned military uniforms in your column before, I have never read a question from anyone with a female uniform from this war and period. I assume it also is worth keeping or selling. – Ken, Bentonville, Ark.
A: Your uniform is worth about $150, if in good condition and intact. Other uniform values include an Army Nurse Corps captain’s uniform, $300; a Navy WAVE’s uniform, $150; and a WAC officer’s “pinks and greens,” $150. Recently, I saw an Army Nurse Corps theater-made bush jacket in a military memorabilia shop priced at $300.
Q: I was a great fan of Hopalong Cassidy when I was a kid, and while helping my mom clean out a storage area I found a Hoppy flashlight. What makes it unusual is that it also has a Morse Code chart on it. Does it have much value? – Sam, Clarksville, Ark.
A: According to Joe Caro’s “Hopalong Cassidy Collectibles,” your flashlight is worth about $550 if in its original box. About half that if without.
Q: I have about 20 years of Reader’s Digest magazines and wonder if they have any value. They are in excellent condition and intact. – Susan, Rio Rancho, N.M.
A: Unfortunately, magazine collectors are not interested in back issues of Reader’s Digest, and most issues I’ve seen are priced at about a dollar a copy. My advice is to donate them to a charity.
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