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Sewing Machine

Q: I have inherited a Priscilla sewing machine, model 14A314. Can you tell me more about it and, perhaps, its value? — Susan, Surprise, Ariz. A: The Priscilla sewing machine was manufactured by the New Home Sewing Machine Company and sold mostly through department stores. Your machine was produced in Continue reading →

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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 →

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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 →