Tag Archives: Antiques

Collecting

Kewpie Cup and Saucer

Q: My grandmother received a Kewpie cup and saucer in about 1915 made by Royal Rudolstadt in the Green Tree pattern. I have searched online but have not been able to find a set like it. — Betty, Jackson, Wyo. A: Your cup and saucer probably is worth about $250. Continue reading →

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Chelsea Teapot

Q: I have a Chelsea teapot that originally belonged to my aunt. I suspect it is from the Victorian era. How much do you think it is worth? — Rob, Booneville, Ark. A: Chelsea ceramics were made from about 1830 until the 1880s in the Staffordshire district of England, so Continue reading →

Collecting

Movie Posters

Q: My dad managed a movie theater in a small Indiana town throughout the 1950s. Occasionally, he would bring home movie posters, and I have inherited his collection of about 50, many of them classics. They include “Imitation of Life,” “Picnic,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Summer Place” and “Marty.” I Continue reading →

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Fruit Jar

Q: At a farm sale earlier this summer, I bought several older fruit jars. One is especially interesting. It is a “Leader” jar with glass lid and wire bail. It is a quart-size jar and is olive green in color. Even though I have several vintage fruit jars, I have Continue reading →

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Delftware

Q: I have inherited three pieces of Delftware that I understand were made in Holland about 200 years ago. What can you tell me about this type of pottery? –Joan, Norman, Okla. A: Delftware is distinctive because of its soft, red-clay body and tin-enamel glaze. The first pieces originated in Continue reading →