Searching for Collectibles
Indonesia has the two essential ingredients for manufacturing reproduction furniture: cheap labor and cheap wood. Furniture manufactures use the low cost labor to attempt to duplicate the hand carved details found on original antique furniture such as elaborately carved legs, detailed ornaments and intricately shaped forms.
Since it was founded in 1979, Dale Tiffany Inc. has specialized in reproducing leaded lamps designs first developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, ca. 1890-1920s. There is no other relationship.
Reproductions of a classic 1933 King Kong movie poster are now available in a 29 x 84 format.
New blue opaque glass or Jadite, has been widely reproduced since early 1999. Now opaque blue is being copied.
Original marble tournament medals date from the early 1920s to the 1950s. The medals were awarded to winners of school, city, state and national tournaments and are primarily of interest to marble collectors. Originals are currently valued at $400- $800 depending on condition, material, and whether the original ribbon and box are present.
At least two very realistic reproduction posters featuring vaudeville magicians are in the market. Each is 24″ × 36″ in size, full color on very heavy paper. Antique and vintage posters.
Motion lamps are a type of novelty lighting with moving, or animated, scenes. The motion is created by a cylinder in the center of the lamp which turns powered by air rising above the warm electric bulb.
This new can has an old appearing full color paper label with Uncle Remus Brand Syrup--Dis sho am good. The back side is a typcial ingredients list until you take a close look; it is dated 1995.
A World War I style tank is mounted on this new brass ashtray. The tank and tray are two separate pieces of cast brass held together by two screws under the tank. Front to back, 5; 2 tall. Price $19.50 from mail order catalog.
Pond sailboats, also called pond yachts, have been exploding in price since the mid-1990s. In autumn of 2001, an example brought $4,050 at auction, believed to be a world record. Vintage pond sailboat hulls, keel, rudders, masts, yards, arms, spars, rigging and hatch covers.