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Classic leather football helmets reproduced

Classic leather football helmets reproduced

Well made original leather football helmets from the 1920s-1930s in good condition in certain styles have sold for several hundred dollars and up. Now the same styles used in that era are being made new and have once sold for around $100 each wholesale.

Greentown glass buffalo paperweight

Greentown glass buffalo paperweight

Among my favorite novelty items in glass is the Buffalo paperweight. The original was made by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Works (ITGW) of Greentown, Indiana. Unfortunately, it was reproduced at one time, but its quite easy to separate authentic pieces from the reproductions.

Certificate of authenticity came with purchase of new scrimshaw

Certificate of authenticity came with purchase of new scrimshaw

Certificate of Authenticity issued for new scrimshaw is impressivelooking but is not a guarantee. Actual size 8X10.

A bad penny

A bad penny

In 1943, Lincoln pennies were made of zinc coated steel due to wartime shortages of copper. The steel pennies were produced at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco mints. Some 1943 pennies were made in copper by error. The 1943 fake above (left) is a steel penny that has been copper plated. Test suspected pieces with a magnet--steel will attract, copper willl not.

Metal Monster Wind Up Figures

Metal Monster Wind Up Figures

The new ghoulish gang from left to right: Mummy, Frankenstein, Creature and Wolfman. Retail $95 each; 6 or more wholesale, $55 each.

Test Market Fiesta Lamps  may be Confusing

Test Market Fiesta Lamps may be Confusing

This Fiesta lamp was recently sold to a subscriber as a rare original. Although it does have an old appearing mark, the 9 1/2 lamp was made only three years ago

Cover Art from Sporting Magazines

Cover Art from Sporting Magazines

There is a new series of prints available taken from the covers of ca. 1920-30 sporting magazines. The prints are in full color and many feature the name of recognized wildlife or sporting scene illustrators.

Political Campaign Buttons

Political Campaign Buttons

Most of the mass produced reproduction buttons in the market today were originally used in advertising campaigns not political campaigns.The nostalgic appeal of political buttons prompted AMOCO gasoline,Borax cleaning powder, Kleenex and other companies to promote reproduction buttons in national salespromotions like the two shown above.

Aladdin Lamp  Shades and Accessories

Aladdin Lamp Shades and Accessories

Most people associate the name Aladdin with only glass lamps. This may explain why many of us know of reproduction Aladdin lamps but may not know about reproduction Aladdin accessories. This article will discuss some of the less well known Aladdin reproductions including advertising pieces and glass and paper shades.