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Glass & Porcelain reasures T Antique to Modern Collecting August 2013 www.TreasuresMagazine.com august 2013 Treasures 1 augustcontents about the cover features 8 Collector Profile Hummel Bzzz Glasspertise One of collector Dianna Hanson’s favorite eras is the 1920s. Here is a painted silk cloche, with a label that says Kitty Lou. For more on collecting hats, turn to page 8. (Photos courtesy: Dianna Hanson) 11 Hat Collector Dianna Hanson Special Occasion Gifts 12 14 22 Opaque Green Glass In the studio with departments 7 Biedermeier Furniture the antique detective Truda ‘TJ’ Mendenhall and Jena Lane Blair The World of Hot Stuff Matchbook Collecting 18 28 Gavels & Paddles Auction News Antiques and Collecting Younger Collectors Buy Younger Advertisements and more... Ken’s KOrner News & Views from the World of Collecting rinker on collectibles Reverse Painting on Glass 34 Page 38 14 extras 6 16 33 42 43 49 from the editor Soup Tureens Nippon Dolls Kovels Prices Giveaway contest august 2013 show calendar: Shows, Flea Markets, Auctions Page 18 from the editor... CEO & Publisher James Slife firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Editor Linda Kruger Editorial Assistant Melissa Campbell Editor Linda Kruger can be reached at her direct line: 319.415.5839, or email: email@example.com Advertising Manager Ronda Jans Art Director Alicia Fryslie Summer SHOWS: Where Camaraderie and Collecting Come Together! I hope you are getting out there and enjoying all the wonderful shows being held this summer. Among them, MidWeek Antiques Show produced by Barn Star Productions (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) and Frank Gaglio is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this August 7 and 8 in Concord, New Hampshire. Recognized as the show that started “Antiques Week in New Hampshire,” Midweek has provided an opportunity for hundreds of antiques dealers to participate in the summer antiques show experience alongside the venerable New Hampshire Antiques Show, which has showcased its dealer members in a 68-exhibitor show for the past 56 years. Show manager Frank Gaglio commented, “We are ecstatic to be celebrating our flagship event’s 20th Anniversary this August and are grateful to all of the dealers and collectors who have made this possible.” A 20th Anniversary Celebration Party will be held on opening day, Wednesday, August 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy complimentary festive fare, delicious desserts, and beverages. The MidWeek Antiques Show is located at the Douglas N. 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COPYRIGHT © 2013 by TREASURES: Antique to Modern Collecting. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. The opinions in articles written by contributing columnists and writers are solely those of the author and not necessarily those of TREASURES: Antique to Modern Collecting. PIONEER COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. HEADQUARTERS: 300 Walnut St., Suite 6, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Phone: 877.899.9977, Fax: 515.246.0398. PRODUCTION FACILITY: 316 W. Fifth St., Waterloo, Iowa 50701; Ph.: 319.234.8969, Fax: 319.234.8518. www.thepioneergroup.com Subscribe 6 Treasures august 2013 “the antique detective” By anne gilbert hances are you have never heard of Biedermeier furniture; yet, in the 1970s, it was one of the most popular furniture styles of the era. While some was charming and beautiful, other examples were downright ugly and depressing. Of course, it is always a matter of taste. It was expensive then and still is when it comes to auction. It got its strange name in the 1830s from two German comic characters, and a combination of their names: Biedermann and Bummelmeier. “Papa” Biedermann was a stodgy, comic character who represented the cheerful, middle-class Germans after the Napoleonic Wars. To meet the needs of the growing middle class, a practical and affordable style of furniture was designed. While it was an imitation of the thenpopular French Empire furniture, the style was simplified. The pieces were often massive and made of dark mahogany. There were huge torchère pedestals, cabinets, and sofas. Tables often had lyre bases. Sofas made in various woods sometimes had metal mounts. Pieces made by provincial cabinet makers were heavier than those made by city versions. By the 19th century, C it was considered to be in bad taste. There was a ray of hope thanks to Karl Friederich Schenkel (1781-1841), a Prussian architect who became one of the best known designers of Biedermeier. His style combined delicacy and neo-classicism with the typical Germanic Biedermeier functionalism. At first glance, the designs would appear to be French. However, close scrutiny of the typically German woods and overall style would identify it. A closer look would show that the carved gilt decorations were plaster, not wood. Important Austrian cabinet makers put a new spin on Biedermeier furniture by using lighter woods and designs. The best known is Joseph Danhauser (1805-1845). Pieces attributed to him can sell for as much as $50,000 in a shop. Viennese furniture became known for its walnut veneers, using patterns of wood to create styles. Round backs on sofas are typical of the Austrian examples. Often, the flat surfaces of tables and cabinet pieces were painted to imitate gilt bronze and carving to give them a more expensive look. The use of local woods such as pear and Austrian, Biedermeier side chair. (Photo Credit: Ritter Antiques. 35 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10003.) maple, to economize, are the very thing that make them appealing to today’s decorators, just as they did in the 1970s. Clues: Long out of fashion, there was a revival of interest in Biedermeier from the late 19th century to the 1920s. Hundreds of reproductions were made. Among the most reproduced were the pear wood side chairs in various designs, used as decorative accents. Biedermeier has never been cheap, so before spending too much, make sure it is authentic and of the period. Get a seller to furnish an affidavit of authenticity. Check out examples in museums and books on the subject. Anne Gilbert has been self-syndicating “The Antique Detective” to newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times and the Miami Herald since 1983. Gilbert has authored nine books on antiques, collectibles, and art; appeared on national TV; and done appraisals for museums and private individuals. u Treasures 7 Sofa, attributed to Josef Danhauser. (Photo Credit: ILIAD. 212 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022) august 2013 Collector and millinery maven Dianna Hanson is head over heels for chapeaus. A nyone who has tuned into early episodes of AMC’s Mad Men knows that there was a time when a business ensemble wasn’t complete unless a fedora rested atop a man’s head or a cute little millinery number complemented an executive secretary’s pocketbook and shoes. Hats were the defining element of social status: a cowboy hat versus a bowler, a cloche versus a stringed wicker bonnet. Hats were more than just fashion accessories; they were immediate indicators of where a person was heading — to the office, out for an afternoon’s sail, a day at the races, or an evening cocktail party. No wonder collector and researcher Dianna Hanson is so smitten with these sartorial clues! Born a few weeks before the conclusion of World War II, young Dianna grew up during the heady days of hat-wearing. In her own youth, she recalls, she would watch her aunts with envy and admiration. “I remember my aunts worked outside the home and wore hats. My mother was a homemaker — the term for a stay-athome mom at that time. She did not wear hats. I always thought my aunts were so worldly and sophisticated. I just knew when I grew up, I would have nice business clothes and hats. Little did I know that by the time I had a career, hats would be passé and some fool would have invented ‘casual Friday,’” Hanson recollects. The retired administrator came of age when hats were still at their peak but were poised to take a spill in popularity. Attributed to Balenciaga, this is a 1940s example of handmade Spanish lace. There is no label. “This is my favorite hat in the collection,” Hanson attests. It’s a black velvet cap, ca. 1950s, with a wide brim of black plumes. It has no label. 8 Treasures august 2013 Dianna Hanson shows off a lovely creation by Dana Pinkham, Pinkham Millinery, Portland, Ore. In fact, Hanson can pinpoint when that fashion fumble occurred and why: “I clearly remember when women stopped wearing hats. It was the mid to late 1960s. We all had beehive or bouffant hairdos and hats just didn’t fit over the big hair. The manufacturers tried to make hats that mimicked the beehive silhouettes, but that didn’t last long,” she explains. “Toward the end of the 1960s, we wore bits of veiling that stretched over our piled-up hair. It was gathered at the top with a rose or a bow. For a couple decades after that, hats were seen only for shade or warmth — with the exceptions of Queen Elizabeth II of England and African-American women with the tradition of wearing wonderful fashion hats.” Dianna — who was known as “Di” long before the fashion plate Princess Di was even born — has a warm spot in her heart for the latest royal media star, Kate Middleton. At times, Kate has been spot- ted wearing designer hats and veils, and that touch of celebrity endorsement is sometimes enough to revitalize a fad. However, Hanson doesn’t think there will be a stampede to the bonnet boutique anytime soon: “Hats are a big bother! They are in the way in restaurants, and when we drive, they get askew getting in and out of cars. The wind blows them around and most hats are ruined in rain. Also, it is extremely difficult to travel with hats, especially larger ones. I’ve brought many hats home from Europe and elsewhere and I have had to become rather imaginative in packing. I recall going through an airport wearing two hats; one small one tucked inside a larger one! If you see a woman at an airport wearing jeans, a sweater, and a wonderful fashion hat, it just might be me.” Many of Hanson’s hats have come from her overseas journeys and many travels. When she was a passenger on a transatlantic ship crossing, she wore a beautiful fashion hat every night to dinner. In fact, many times when a special event calls for it — an art show, a concert, a play — she’ll dip into her collection and find the perfect accessory for the occasion. At press time, Hanson’s collection stands at a mighty 997 pieces. It’s three shy of a thousand, and that’s the limit she’ll allow herself to amass. “It is my goal to keep the collection at no more than 1,000. I go through the collection each year and ask myself, ‘Would I buy this hat today?’ If the answer is no, I take the hat to a nearby antique mall and consign it for sale.” When Hanson first began her vintage-hat buying, she had a pesky suspicion that it might bloom from a casual hobby to an avocation brimming with passion. It was 1999, and she was strolling through an antiques mall with her spouse. A black velvet hat caught her fancy: “I said to my husband, ‘This looks just like a hat Audrey Hepburn might wear.’ He urged me to try it on and suggested I buy it. I said, ‘You know I can’t own just one of something.’ He responded, ‘Well, you don’t have to buy any more.’ More than a dozen years and nearly 1,000 hats later, he can’t say I didn’t warn him!” The sheer volume of hats seems daunting to archive and remember, but Hanson is methodical and on top of her head toppers. All of her hats are assigned a number, which is written on a ribbon and then affixed to the hat. Each hat is photographed and information about each hat is entered into an inventory. Hanson admits, “I could never keep track of the collection without the photographs and the inventory.” Her hats are stored and displayed in a small room in her house. “There are about 200 hats displayed in the hat room; however, most of the hats are stored in boxes, closets, drawers, and baskets in that small room. Only one hat is displayed in an area that visitors may notice when entering our home — usually my latest find.” The hats date from 1830 to the present. Naturally, the oldest hats show the Treasures 9 august 2013 The label is Schiaparelli Paris. Created in the 1960s, it is a sheer fabric turban of pastel colors. An 1830s French garden bonnet made by a dressmaker. The dressmaker tradition of writing the customer’s name on the item appears here. “Chapeau jardin M. Faleal” is penciled on one of the brim’s wooden slats. most wear. The majority of the hats in her collection stem from the mid20th century because there are more examples hailing from that era to purchase and preserve. Hanson is partial to the period of F. Scott Fitzgerald and flappers — the time when young ladies were rolling down their stockings and raising their hems. “I like the idea of women emerging from long dresses and high collars and corsets to the carefree styles of the jazz age. Hats from this era are the most difficult to find,” she shares. Her possible reason for their rarity makes solid, practical sense. “My theory is that because women were just beginning to cut their hair, they did not have women’s hair-care products available so they used men’s hair oil on their daring bobbed hair. The oil seeped into the fabric of the hats, therefore many of the hats from the 1920s were ruined,” 10 Treasures Hanson theorizes. “Also, a simple cloche design is fairly easy to make, either with fabric or yarn, so many hats were homemade and were not valued or saved.” The items that the collector has brought into her home are definitely valued, and she has saved them from fading into obscurity. She keeps their importance and their pedigree alive in her conversations and her website. “In 2008, I created hansonhats.com as a way to share my collection. When I created the site, I tried to include information that would have been helpful to me when I started to collect, such as tips on identifying the age of a hat and information about hat labels. There are 1,500 images on the site that I have organized by style, decade, and label.” Via the site, she’s been contacted by fashion museums, antique shops, vintage clothing stores, milliners, textile companies, authors, and universities. “My collection has been the subject of three university papers and I’ve heard from collectors from all over the world,” she notes. One of the most exciting developments was when a Manhattan publishing company contacted her in 2011. They wanted to photograph pieces from her collection for their 2013 calendar. The end result — “365 Days of Hats” — is available in retail shops, bookstores, and on Internet shopping sites. More than 150 of her hats were featured in the 2013 edition, and more of her well-maintained collection will be popping up in the 2014 installment. With nearly a thousand hats at her disposal, one would imagine that Dianna Hanson has found everything on her bucket list — or, in her case, bonnet list. But there is one chapeau that she would love to rest atop her coiffure: “If I could own just one hat, it would be the wonderful black cocktail hat worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 movie Sabrina.” It’s somehow fitting that the look-alike celebrity hat that kicked off her whole collection should be the actual one she pines for today. Will she ever locate and possess it? As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” u august 2013 Special Occasion Gifts, Honors and Awards “hummel bzzz” By don and beth woodworth “Artist” Hum 304 with “Easel” 827039 ertain M.I. Hummel figurines, because of what they depict, come to mind as gifts for some of the special moments in our lives. “Dearly Beloved” Hum 2003 and “We Congratulate” Hum 220, depicting young couples, are often chosen for weddings and anniversaries. The many M.I. Hummel schoolchildren are suitable for celebrating the start of kindergarten, academic achievements, and graduation. Figurines that incorporate numbers, such as “50” in the bouquet of “Jubilee” Hum 416, are used as birthday or anniversary presents. The variety of M.I. Hummel motifs means there are figurines available to help celebrate most seasons, holidays, and many activities, but not all. Though collectors may want to find a graduate in cap and gown, there currently is no such M.I. Hummel figurine. M.I. Hummel motifs are developed from Sister M.I. Hummel’s artwork and C “Honor Student with School Items Accessory and Wood Base” Hum 2087/B; “Wood Base with Brass Plaque” 800035 closely related themes. If a motif was not drawn by Sister Hummel, it may not appear as an M.I. Hummel figurine. Even when suitable motifs exist, such as “Peaceful Blessing” Hum 814 and “Heavenly Prayer” Hum 815 which are sought as gifts for children making First Communion, the figurines can be in short supply and difficult to locate. How then can one find just the right M.I. Hummel to use for special occasion gifts, honors, and awards? Here are two helpful strategies. When seeking just the right M.I. Hummel to give, or the figurine you have chosen needs a little something extra to make it specific to the occasion, you can choose to (1) personalize a figurine with wording or markings added to the figurine itself, or (2) add a base or display to both enhance the figurine and carry a message or design. More figurines are suitable for personalization than you might first think. Certainly plaques with large available space for wording and designs, and those figurines purposely holding up banners, signboards, newspapers, and such, are meant to be personalized. Other figurines can also be personalized, on smooth areas of the figurine or base. A figurine with a scroll, “Proclamation” Hum 2095, and the plaque, “Little Visitor” Hum 722, were recently personalized to commemorate the April 30, 2013 inauguration of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in The Netherlands. They can be seen at www.hummelhome.nl. Examples of bases and displays added to M.I. Hummel figurines are shown in the photos. The bases and displays enhance the substance and presence of the fine art figurines. You can see the potential for adding your own message and design to the brass plaque on a wooden base, the blank banner included with the “Celebration Time Scape,” or a canvas added to the easel. Additional options are available, or could be created, and make it feasible to select a figurine and base or display to appropriately fashion a special occasion gift, honor, or award. Utilizing personalization or adding a base or display, you can use M.I. Hummel figurines to commemorate an event, recognize an achievement, or honor/thank an exceptional person in a personal and distinctive way. u “We Congratulate” Hum 214E/I with “Celebration Time Scape” 1076-D august 2013 Treasures 11 “glasspertise” By james measell Rare Greentown Nile Green Dog and Child 3” tall mug, ca. 1902 (value $1,800-$2,000). y recent Treasures column, “Milk Glass: Questions & Answers” (April 2013), generated several inquiries about “green milk glass,” so I’ve decided to take up that subject this month. Opaque green glass has a long and illustrious history, extending from the 1880s to the present and spanning both Great Britain and the United States. Most opaque green glass is manufactured as pressed ware, although some pieces are made as blown ware. The raw materials consist of silica sand, soda ash, and lime M along with fluorine compounds to give the glass its opaque character. The key chemicals to create the various green hues are compounds of chromium, iron, or copper, but, if combined with other ingredients such as cadmium, uranium, or other copper compounds, the results can range from a strong yellow-green through numerous shades of green to a deep blue-green. About 1880, the Sowerby & Co. Ellison Glass Works of Gateshead-on-Tyne in the northeast of England was advertising its “Aesthetic Green,” a bright chartreuse green that is homogenous in color and quite vivid to the eye. One of the most interesting items in this color is a triangular-shaped fruit bowl with a sunflower pattern and dolphin Sowerby Aesthetic Green Dolphin fruit bowl (value $950-$1,100) and Swan 3-3/4” tall vase (value $150-$175), both ca. 1880, with Edward Moore “soft green” Swan 6-7/8” tall vase, ca. 1880 (value $175-$200). 12 Treasures august 2013 feet. Aesthetic Green items are not easy to find today, and they command very strong prices, indeed. Later in the 1880s, the English glassmaker Edward Moore patented an opaque green glass formula that was described in the official paperwork as Eau de Nil (translation: “water of the Nile”). Moore was associated with the Tyne Flint Glass Works in South Shields, which is near Newcastle-onTyne in the northeast of England. Moore’s patent was actually for “Improvements in the Manufacture of Opaque Glass of a Certain New Colour,” and this may indicate that a previously produced “soft green” from the early 1880s that competed with Sowerby’s Aesthetic Green was modified by the addition of copper to create a distinctive blue-green. Items found in Moore’s Eau de Nil are quite scarce, and they may bear a design registration number (“Rd. 58275”) that dates to 1886. During the late 1880s in the United States, the firm of Challinor, Taylor & Co. in Tarentum, Pa., began to market opaque glassware in a variety of colors, including an opaque green that was called “Olive” in original advertising. This glassware is a rather subdued green, and the color often varies within the individual item from olive-green to a yellow/gray-green. In the 1890s, glassmakers such as Nicholas Kopp and Harry Northwood made various light colors, including light opaque green, typically for small items such as cruets and salt/pepper shakers. Kopp’s plant was the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Co. near Pittsburgh, and Northwood’s operation was in Ellwood City, Pa. Kopp liked the term “Marine” for his opaque green, while Northwood called his versions of opaque blue, opaque green, and opaque pink simply “neutral tints.” One of the most interesting opaque green glasses is called Nile Green by today’s collectors. Developed by glass chemist Jacob Rosenthal, who had earlier created Chocolate glass, at the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co. in Greentown, Ind., Nile Green went on the market in early 1902. Items were made in some of the older Greentown patterns, such as Dewey or Teardrop and Tassel, but the most interesting items are the covered animal dishes and various mugs, ranging from sizes appropriate for children to hefty beer steins with detailed scenes of tavern revelry. The Greentown plant was destroyed by fire in mid-June 1903, so Rosenthal’s opaque green had a very short production life. The 1920s and 1930s witnessed great interest in opaque green glass, and many items were combined with black bases or other accessories for a splendid Art Deco look. The H. Northwood Co. of Wheeling, W.Va. led the way with Jade Green in 1923, and this firm made special assortments of its new color for the Carson Pirie Scott and Company department store in Chicago. The Beaumont Company in Morgantown, W.Va., furnished some competition, and, soon after the Northwood firm shut down for good in late 1925, Fenton Art Glass launched an extensive line in Jade Green that continued until about 1933. Today’s collectors have documented well over 100 different articles in Fenton’s Jade Green. The New Martinsville Glass Manufacturing Co. in West Virginia also made an opaque jade green in the 1920s-30s, and this firm’s chemical formulation included uranium, so their items will fluoresce quite strongly under ultraviolet or “black” light. The Northwood and Fenton items will not fluoresce. Light opaque green proved especially popular for kitchen glassware throughout the 1930s, and both Fenton and the McKee Glass Co. of Jeannette, Pa., made mixing bowls and other utilitarian items. McKee advertising used the phrase “Skokie green” and depicted tall containers (with painted lettering for Sugar, Salt, Pepper, and Flour) as well as lemon reamers, batter jugs, and refrigerator containers. Fenton Art Glass produced an iridized color called Sea Green Satin in the late 1990s, but this firm’s most significant con- Fenton Art Glass Chameleon Green Dancing Ladies 10” tall covered urn, ca. 2006 (value $100-$125). tribution during that decade was a wide variety of light opaque green items made for special catalogs issued by domestic diva Martha Stewart’s organization; some of these have “MBM” (for “Martha by Mail”) in tiny embossed lettering on the underside. In 2005-2006, Fenton had its Chameleon Green on the market, and this vivid hue is reminiscent of Rosenthal’s Nile Green. Currently, Mosser Glass of Cambridge, Ohio, offers a wide variety of attractive decorative and utilitarian items in a light opaque green called “Jadeite.” You can view this company’s entire 2013 retail catalog on their website: www.mosserglass.com. As you may surmise from the time frame covered in this article (namely, the 1880s to the present!), opaque green glass has been in and out of popularity over time, but it always seems to come back into favor after being away for a few decades at most. Whatever the era of production, however, opaque green is surely outstanding glass! u Treasures 13 august 2013 “in the studio” By susan k. elliott new and unique designs that coordinate with current fashion hues and also build on our existing color palette.” What type of art do you create in your studio? “We create glass beads for bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. We always strive to create new, innovative designs and styles of wearable art glass jewelry.” What is your studio like? “We have a spacious area where Bead decorator Truda “TJ” Mendenhall. Lampwork artist Jena L. Blair. W ith history dating back to 1905, Fenton Art Glass is known worldwide for innovative glass colors as well as hand-painted decorations on pressed and blown glassware. After the West Virginia firm ceased traditional glassmaking in 2011, longtime collectors were glad to learn that the Fenton name would not vanish, although it would re-emerge in a more personal type of product. A new Fenton division now creates handcrafted jewelry beads for necklaces and bracelets in classic Fenton colors and styles. Collectors who browse through Fenton catalogs see the names of two artists: decorator Truda “TJ” Mendenhall and lampwork artist Jena Lane Blair, who sometimes work individually and sometimes collaborate. Their hand-painted bead designs range from nature subjects such as “April Flowers” and “Monet’s Petite Water Lilies” to artistic scenes Treasures such as “Venice,” “Copenhagen” and “Tuscany.” In a recent interview, the two artists described their working styles. What project are you currently working on? “We are currently working on the 2013 Fall and Holiday Collection. This collection includes 35 to 45 new designs. Each collection offers us the challenge to create BELOW: Center: ‘’April Garden’’ (#0B913GW) is a 3-D milk glass focal bead featuring handpainted jonquils and blue iris. It is approximately 1” long, retails for $95, and is designed by Jena L. Blair and Truda Mendenhall. Left and right: ‘’Copenhagen’’ (#0B721) features deep blue porcelains with soft yellow accents in an encased bead design, approximately 1/2’’ to 5/8’’ in diameter, and retails for $39.50. Jena L. Blair uses colored glass rods and glass frit (crushed glass) to create a unique design and then melts a smooth, thick layer of clear glass on top. Paired together, these beads make a stunning necklace! 14 august 2013 we can work closely to coordinate our designs. There are eight talented lampwork artists and decorators also located in the studio with whom we work closely to execute our designs.” Do you have more than one studio? “Yes, we each have studio areas in our homes.” What does the work studio contain? “Each of our artists has their own work station with everything they need to complete their projects. We have an extensive supply of approximately 1,000 pounds of glass on hand and an abundant variety of special glass paints. We also have areas where our beads are cleaned and then carefully inspected by our quality control specialist. The beads are finished by adding a sterling silver core and polishing.” Why does it work for you? What do you like about it? “The readily available supplies, positive attitudes of artists and personnel lend to a creative atmosphere.” Is it messy or orderly? “Orderly. The studio includes all phases of jewelry production, from the beginning of the design process to the shipping area.” Do you work with music/ radio/TV/audio books or do you like quiet? Is there something in it that helps inspire your work? “Our tastes vary with each artist. Truda and Jena both enjoy audio books, especially mysteries. Our artistic inspirations come from many areas, ranging from music, Jena Blair expertly attaches 3-D elements to what will become an “April Garden” bead. Once the bead has cooled, Truda Mendenhall carefully handpaints it. nature, memories, fabrics, greeting cards, and humor to our grandchildren. We both find ourselves always discovering new inspirations in our daily lives.” Is your studio like your art? “Although the studio space is comfortable and well appointed, the design process takes place in our hearts and minds.” What is the favorite part of your studio? “Truda enjoys her personal work station surrounded by her books and cards. Jena’s favorite part of the studio is the glass supply area. She enjoys looking through all the colors and the Frit (tiny glass bits) cupboard (her ‘Narnia’) and writing the stories for the beads.” [Note: Each handcrafted glass bead comes with a “story card” that tells about the inspiration for the design.] What are you looking forward to in the next year? “We work so far ahead, next year is this year.” What is the best part of your life right now? “We love being rewarded for doing something we truly love, artwork.” What were you like as a child? Have you changed? Truda says: “Since childhood, I have painted and drawn tiny intricate designs. Who knew it would lead to such a tiny glass canvas? I studied art in college and have done many different types of arts and crafts over the years. I spent approximately 30 years as a decorator of Fenton Art Glass. No, I haven’t changed, I still am very detail oriented.” Jena says: “As a child I was always creating things. I began sewing and embroidery when I was four years old. I designed and made doll clothes and built dollhouses from cardboard boxes and used gift-wrap as the wallpaper. I discovered theatre in grade school and began costume and set design which lead to a 40-year involvement in music and the performing arts. No, I really haven’t changed. The love of beautiful fabrics and music still influence my design ideas.” u Treasures 15 august 2013 Soup Tureens By jim weaver Gold (gilt) Tureen, maker unknown, origin probably Paris, France 1720-40, Gilt brass, Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur. (All photos courtesy of Wnterthur, Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens) The History of Soup Evidence of the existence of soup can be found as far back as 6,000 b.c. The word soup comes from French “soupe” and from German “sop,” to soak up soup or stew with bread. The first American cooking pamphlet dedicated to soup recipes was written in 1882 by Emma Ewing “Soups and Soup Making.” Commercial soup became popular with the invention of canning in the 19th century. John T. Dorrance, Sr. invented condensed soup in 1897. Today, Campbell’s Tomato, Cream of Mushroom, and Chicken Noodle Soup are three of the most popular soups in America. Many soups in past generations were in fact complete dishes in themselves and contained, apart from the broth and vegetable garnish, a wide variety of meat, poultry, game, and fish. Only the liquid part of these dishes, however, retained the name of soup. One of the best sources of soup recipes from the past is Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Gazpacho, Cream of Peanut Soup, Corn Chowder, Tidewater Chili, and Carolina Fish Muddle are among the soups enjoyed by our American ancestors. interthur, the former country estate of Henry Francis du Pont near Wilmington, Delaware, now a renowned museum and garden, is home to the nation’s premiere collection of American decorative arts. It is also where you’ll find one of the world’s finest collections of soup tureens, the Campbell Collection. In 1966, John T. Dorrance Jr., chairman of the Campbell Soup Company, and W. B. Murphy, company president, begin collecting soup tureens to display at its corporate headquarters in Camden, New Jersey. The collection soon grew to include a wide range of tureens and soup-related objects made in Europe, Asia, and America. The dates range from 1720 to modern times. During the early 1990s, it was decided that the Campbell Collection 16 Treasures W Rabbit Tureen. Chelsea Porcelain Factory, London, England, circa 1755, Soft-paste porcelain, Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur. would benefit from relocation to a museum with greater curatorial, conservation, and educational facilities, and the transfer to Winterthur became a reality. The glass-walled Dorrance Gallery was created to house the works, and Winterthur curators have published an important, well-illustrated book on the collection. august 2013 Turkey Tureen, Paul-Antoine Hannong, Strasbourg, France, circa 1755, Tin-glazed earthenware, Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur. Turkey tureens of a different model with more detailed painting are also recorded as the work of Hannong. Large Soup tureens in naturalistic forms such as this rooster, and animals and vegetables were a fashion expression of rococo taste in 18th-century Europe. They were first made by German factories, particularly the Hochst factory, from where the fashion spread to Strasbourg and then to the whole of France. The Collection The Campbell Collection contains several exquisite mental tureens both silver and gilt brass. However, most are of ceramic including both porcelain and earthenware. In some cases, the design indicated the contents — a tureen in the shape of a chicken might be for chicken soup. However, many of these tureens have been made purely as decorative objects. On March 11, 1755, the Chelsea (London) auction catalogue offered “a fine porcelain tureen in the shape of a rabbit as big as life, in a fine oval dish.” Two tureens in the Campbell Collection conform to that description, although they no longer have oval dishes or stands. Figures of rabbits and hares were popular ceramic ornaments, but tureens in the form of life-size rabbits appear to be peculiar to the Chelsea factory. The most contemporary tureen in the collection is by clay artist Bill Stewart of New York City. The earthenware piece is painted in brightly colored glazes and was made for a 1976 exhibition of contemporary soup tureens organized by the Campbell Museum. It seems unlikely this whimsical piece (with a clown sitting Wild Boar Head Tureen, Jacques Chapelle Factory, Sceaux, France, circa 1760, Tinglazed earthenware, Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur. Large soup tureens modeled as life-sized animals were produced by many European faience potteries in the middle of the eighteenth century. where the fashion spread to Strasbourg and then to the whole of France. While its maker is unknown, a spectacular gilt brass tureen is probably from France (circa 1730) is a promanent item in the collection. Its most pronounced features are its scrolled legs with human busts, two male and two female. It is difficult to imagine it was ever used to serve soup. The painted decoration on another tureen is usually attributed to Aesop’s Fables, however, in this case the subjects seem to be inspired by published illustrated fables of the time rather than the fables themselves. From the Chelsea Porcelain Factory, London, England (circa 1754), it is made of softpaste porcelain. A tin-glazed earthenware tureen (circa 1750), modeled with eagle’s head handles and a naturalistic rose knob, is the most commonly seen form from the Strasbourg factory in France, and is represented in many major museum collections. u Bright Colored Contemporary Tureen, by artist Bill Stewart, New York, NY, 1975, earthenware, Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur. on the back of a pig standing on an alligator) was ever intended to be used as a tureen. A tin-glazed earthenware tureen in the shape of a turkey (circa 1755) is by Paul-Antoine Hannong of Strasbourg, France. Turkey tureens of a different model with more detailed painting are also recorded as the work of Hannong. Large Soup tureens in naturalistic forms such as animals and vegetables were a fashion expression of rococo taste in 18th-century Europe. They were first made by German factories, particularly the Hochst factory, from Subscribe Treasures 17 august 2013 Gavels &Paddles “auction news” By ken hall Recent Auction Results From Near & Far Peanuts Sunday strip, $41,400, Philip Weiss An original Peanuts Sunday comic strip, drawn by the late legendary illustrator Charles Schulz on March 1, 1964, sold for $41,400 at a multi-estate sale held June 6 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, an occupational shaving mug for a tow truck driver named “C. Wiegand” made $10,925; a first-edition hardcover copy of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (circa 1899-1900) brought $3,000; and a letter written in 1957 by then-U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, signed, made $1,980. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium. McColl-Frontenac sign, $11,550, Matthews Auctions A round McCollFrontenac Products double-sided porcelain petroliana sign with “Red Indian” logo, rated near mint at 9.5 out of 10 for condition, sold for $11,550 at a Check the Oil auction held June 22 by Matthews Auctions (based in Nokomis, Ill.) on the second day of the Check the Oil Gas & Oil Show held annually in Dublin, Oh. 18 Treasures august 2013 Also, a Harbor Petroleum Products double-sided porcelain diecut sign with sea plane graphics fetched $8,250; and a Sinclair Aircraft double-sided porcelain sign rose to $7,700. Prices include a 10 percent buyer’s premium. WWI aircraft insignia, $12,000, Mohawk Arms A World War I aircraft squadron insignia and archive of American pilot Lt. Paul Edison Green sold for $12,000 in a live and Internet auction held June 8-9 by Mohawk Arms (MilitaryRelics.com), online and in Bouckville, N.Y. Also, a German SS officer’s dress sword with wire wrapped wood grip and black enamel steel scabbard realized $6,750; a Japanese Order of the Pillars of State breast star of the Grand Cordon fetched $1,750; and a WWII U.S. Marine-carved coconut caricature of a Japanese soldier hit $600. Prices are hammer, exclusive of a commission. E. Suter stoneware pot, $86,250, Jeffrey S. Evans A rare stoneware honey or sugar pot made circa 1851 by Emanuel Suter (Rockingham Cty., Shenandoah Valley, Va.), signed, sold for $86,250 (a new record price for a Virginia pottery) at an auction of Americana & Fine Antiques held June 22 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a Wythe Cty. (Va.) paintdecorated poplar blanket chest dated 1802 coasted to $34,500; and a Richmond (Va.) retailed coin silver fruit bowl with cover, stamped by the maker, circa 1845, 11 inches tall, hit $31,050. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium. Marklin Battleship Maine, $64,900, Bertoia Auctions A circa-1902 Marklin Battleship Maine in “unplayedwith” condition, 30-½ inches long, sold for $64,900 at a Toy Picks Auction held May 3-4 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, a German Marklin gauge 1 Pabst Beer boxcar hammered for $21,240; a circa-1929 Sturditoy pressed steel toy oil truck, 25 inches long, chugged off for $15,340; an occupational shaving mug with a stockbroker motif breezed to $15,300; and a German-made Lehmann ‘Primus’ tinplate clockwork roller skater, circa 1915, fetched $14,160. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium. Pete Maravich’s ring, $88,826, Grey Flannel The late basketball legend “Pistol” Pete Maravich’s 1987 Hall of Fame Induction ring from 1987 sold for $88,826 at a Summer Games Auction held June 5 by Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, N.Y. Also, a 1947 Mel Ott New York Giants baseball player/manager’s worn road jersey realized $77,820; a 1964 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants game-used and autographed road jersey went for $66,734; and three Larry Holmes heavyweight championship boxing belts made a combined $52,500. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium. Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports The baseball glove believed worn by Jackie Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 World Series sold for $373,002 in an auction that ended June 3 by Steiner Sports, based in New York. It was not the most ever paid for a baseball glove at auction. That honor goes to the mitt advertised as the last one used by Lou Gehrig; it fetched $387,500 at Sotheby’s in 1999. Also, a bat believed used by Robinson in 1956 (his final season) brought $114,000; and Mickey Mantle’s 1960 contract with the Yankees for $60,000 made $39,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium. Puss in Boots Fortune Teller, $21,000, Morphy Auctions A Puss in Boots Fortune Teller arcade machine with 100 original fortune cards, made by Roover Brothers sometime between 1897 and 1904, sold for $21,000 at a sale of antique advertising and coinop machines held June 1 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a circa 1910-1920 Phoenix Pure Paint curved porcelain corner sign with NativeAmerican theme fetched $15,600; and an eightpiece Coca-Cola® window display featuring Rip Van Winkle and the Jolly Elves went to a determined bidder for $7,800. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium. Pairpoint Puffy lamp, $77,025, James D. Julia A very rare Pairpoint Puffy lamp depicting a threedimensional figural owl, one of only eight known, sold for $77,025 at a sale of rare glass and lamps (June 19-20) and toys, dolls and advertising (June 21) by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a Tiffany Studios curtain border hanging lamp reached $77,025; a 14-inch Tiffany daffodil lamp with a design of brilliant yellow flowers hit $47,400; a Tiffany 12-light lily floor lamp brought $44,437; and a Koken porcelain and nickel barber chair went for $35,550. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer’s premium. Tiffany Snowball lamp, $459,750, Christie’s A Tiffany Studios Snowball table lamp, leaded glass, and patinated bronze (circa 1905), sold for $459,750 at a sale of Masterworks by Tiffany Studios (A Sutton Place Collection) held June 13 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a Tiffany Studios Wisteria table lamp, leaded glass and patinated bronze (circa 1910) realized $339,750; a Tiffany Studios august 2013 Treasures 19 Dragonfly floor lamp, leaded glass and patinated bronze (circa 1910) rose to $291,750; and a Tiffany Studios Maple Leaf table lamp (circa 1910) hit $219,750. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium. Tiffany Poinsettia chandelier, $306,800, Michaan’s Auctions A Tiffany Studios Poinsettia chandelier depicting blooms of brilliant red blossoms sold for $306,800 at the second sale of Tiffany masterworks from Japan’s Garden Museum Collection held May 18 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a Wisteria table lamp lit up the room for $283,200; a Laburnum lamp shade mounted on a tree trunk base fetched $236,000; a Poppy table lamp mounted on a lily base made $212,400; and a Tiffany Studios landscape window and lava vase each garnered $177,000. Prices include an 18 percent buyer’s premium. Perfume presentation, $9,600, IPBA Convention A novelty perfume presentation of unknown origin sold for $9,600 at the annual convention of the International Perfume Bottle Association held in May in Las Vegas, Nev. The perfume presentation was a miniature wooden Victrola cabinet housing an assortment of Czech-manufactured commercial bottles. These included an Art Nouveau pendant scent bottle previously owned by the daughter of a Schiaparelli model and Prince Matchabelli Wind Song factice, one of only two known, given as a prize in 1958. Price is hammer. There was no buyer’s premium. Harry Winston necklace, $138,000, John Moran A Harry Winston necklace with natural Ceylon sapphire centerpiece stone measuring about 24 carats sold for $138,000 at the second-ever HQ Jewelry and Luxury Auction held May 21 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a natural shell, 20 Treasures august 2013 diamond, and sapphire necklace made by Italian-American jewelry legend Verdura achieved $96,000; a Waterman #504 Ideal fountain pen in gold went for $15,600; and a Cartier Panthere wristwatch with pave diamonds and sapphire accents hit $11,637. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium. Claude Monet painting, $30.8 million, Sotheby’s An original oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet, titled Le Palais Contarini (1908), sold for $30.8 million at an Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale held June 19 by Sotheby’s in London. Also, a 1927 oil on canvas in the artist’s original frame by Piet Mondrian, titled Composition With Red, Yellow and Blue, soared to $14.5 million; a 1908 oil on board by Wassily Kandinsky, titled Study for Autumn Landscape With Boats, brought $9.95 million; and Monet’s 1872 oil work Le Pont de Bois made $9.8 million. Prices include a 12 percent buyer’s premium. Amedee Rosier painting, $11,500, Carlsen Gallery An original oil on canvas painting by Amedee Rosier, titled Constantinople, sold for $11,500 at an auction held June 2 by Carlsen Gallery in Freehold, N.Y. Also, a diamond and platinum bracelet with 38 diamonds slipped around a new neck for $8,625; an inlaid 18th century hardwood Pembroke table coasted to $8,050; an etching by Childe Hassam titled May 2, 1917, New York fetched $8,050; a 19th century cow weather vane went for $6,900; and a 17th century English refractory table hammered for $6,325. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium. Paul Evans cabinet, $187,500, Rago Arts An important sculpture front cabinet by Paul Evans sold for Southern Illustrated Stagecoach broadside commanded $10,575. Prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium. Dickinson letter, $28,800, Swann An autographed letter signed by the poet Emily Dickinson, a cryptic missive written around 1881 to an unnamed recipient that included a reference to the Biblical story of Jacob and Esau, sold for $28,800 at an Autographs Auction held May 23 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, an Oscar Wilde signed cabinet card photograph brought $7,800; an autographed letter signed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, circa 1838-1846, fetched $6,480; and a letter written by Mark Twain in 1870 went for $6,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium. Colt Gatling Gun, $227,050, Heritage A U.S. Model 1883 Colt Gatling Gun and rare limber sold for $227,050 at Civil War & Militaria and Arms & Armor Signature Auctions held June 8-9 by Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Tex. Also, a U.S. Model 1875 .45 government caliber Colt Gatling Gun realized $179,250; a U.S. Model 1841 Model field gun rang out at $89,625; an ammunition caisson and limber in excellent condition, with period paint, made $47,800; and a U.S. Model 1838 24-pounder, 8-inch Coehorn mortar went for $44,812. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium. Morris Canopic Jar, $290,500, Bonhams William Morris’s 1995 Sable Antelope Canopic Jar sold for $290,500 (a new record price for a work by the artist) at a 20th Century Decorative Arts Auction held June 14 by Bonhams New York in New York City. Also, an Art Nouveau lithograph by master illustrator Alphonse Mucha, titled Four Seasons (1896), rose to $62,500; a 1947 suite of eight Pierre Bobot lacquered and gold leaf panels from New York’s Roseland Ballroom hit $68,500; and a Galle fruitwood-marquetry inlaid mahogany etagere made $48,750. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.u august 2013 Treasures 21 $187,500 at a Modern and Mid-20th/21st Century Design Sale held June 8-9 by Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. An important sculpture front vertical cabinet, also by Evans, brought $162,500. Also, a conoid cross-legged desk by George Nakashima achieved $68,750; a Paul Evans large Argente made $59,375; a George Nakashima conoid bench garnered $35,000; and a Picasso/Madoura Femmes Fleurs pitcher hit $22,500. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium. Chippendale table, $11,000, Kaminski A finely carved 18th century Chippendale tilt-top pie crust table with spiral-turned urn and shaft, carved knees and sculptural balland-claw feet sold for $11,000 at a multi-estate auction held May 5 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a 19th century Victorian Revival walnut cabinet made $5,500; an 1818 broadside reproduction of The Declaration of Independence penned by Benjamin Owen Tyler gaveled for $7,500; and an 18kt gold Presidential Rolex watch with original box climbed to $6,000. Prices include a 17 percent buyer’s premium. 1844 campaign flag, $49,350, Cowan’s A previously unknown Clay and Frelinghuysen (“The Same Old Coon”) 1844 presidential silk campaign flag banner depicting Henry Clay as a coon in the act of skinning a fox (meant to represent Martin Van Buren) sold for $49,350 at an American History: Live Salesroom Auction held June 21 by Cowan’s Auctions, Inc., in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a rare photo of Robert E. Lee and his staff, taken by Matthew Brady, realized $19,975; and an 1844 By donald-brian johnson M atchbooks. Sixty thousand of them. No, the summer heat hasn’t gotten to me. Check out eBay® on any given day, and that’s roughly how many active listings you’ll run across for matchbooks. And, many of those listings aren’t for just one matchbook. Some are for matchbook lots, ranging from just one or two with a similar theme, to massive collections. Just recently, a seller offered — as a single lot — over two thousand matchbooks. Two thousand. How’s that for jump-starting a collection? The Burning Question: Matchbooks or Matchcovers? Actually, as any serious collector (aka, a phillumenist) will quickly tell you, the term “matchbook collecting” is a misnomer. A “matchbook” implies that the item in question is filled with matches. And, once upon a time, it was. But today’s collectors carry a torch for matchcovers: those now-emptied paperboard fold-overs emblazoned with art and/or advertising, originally intended to keep their contents — matches — safe and dry. There are good reasons for collecting matchcovers rather than filled matchbooks. Originally intended for everyday use, most vintage matchbooks have already been emptied, save for a stray match or two. It just makes good sense to remove the remainders. Additionally, matchbooks are usually collected for the images on the exteriors (and sometimes interiors) of their covers, rather than for the matches. (Specialty matchbooks, which boast visuals on the matches themselves, are, of course, saved in their entirety). Most importantly, matchcovers are often displayed in the “open” position, so that all visuals, both front and back, can be seen and appreciated at a glance. That A matchbook montage. (All Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson) 22 Treasures august 2013 A down-home illustration for “Duncan’s Café,” Council Bluffs, Iowa. makes safety a primary reason today’s match collectors are in the market for covers rather than books. There’s a good reason why old matchbooks bear the warning “Close Cover Before Striking.” These are matches. And matches can catch fire. Playing With Fire: The First Matches The old phrase “three on a match” is a helpful means of remembering that three elements are needed to “make a match a match”: the head, coated with a combustible material, such as phosphorus; the “tinder” (the wood of the matchstick), which gives the fire something to burn; and the handle, almost always the lower portion of that matchstick. Lighting the way for the modern matchbook was the 1669 discovery of phosphorous. Then in 1680, Robert Boyle, an Irish physicist, coated a bit of paper with phosphorous, and a bit of wood with sulfur. Rubbing the wood across the paper resulted in a flame. Although this was the earliest known demonstration of the rudimentary technique used in lighting a match, no actual “matches” resulted. In 1827, English apothecary John Walker expanded on Boyle’s experimentation. According to legend, Walker’s adaptation was a happy accident. Hoping to come up with an effective gun propellant, Walker used a wooden stick to stir a mixture of antimony and potash. The mixture stuck to the stick; in an attempt to remove it, Walker scraped the stick along his workroom’s stone floor. The result: fire! Walker’s next step: coating the heads of much tinier sticks with the same blend of chemicals. Once dried, Walker’s “friction matches” burst into flame when struck against a hard surface. Whether the story is fact or folklore, the matches themselves were a reality. Why they needed all those matchbooks: early 1950s magazine ad for “Chesterfield” cigarettes, as hawked by screen star Deborah Kerr. Although Walker never patented his invention, contemporary Samuel Jones did. Jones named his version “Lucifers.” These earliest practical matches were an immediate hit, despite an unpleasant, chemical-based scent. Johan Lundstrom’s “safety match”, which made its debut in 1855, was the matchbook’s immediate predecessor. A sandpaper surface on the exterior of the match box was infused with red phosphorus, while other flame-producing essentials coated the heads of the matches inside. Fire would only result when a match was struck against the treated sandpaper. Treasures 23 august 2013 An oversize matchbook from “The Stork Club,” plus assorted accouterments once available at the famed Big Apple watering hole. “Hotel President,” Kansas City, Mo., home of “The Drum Room.” Matchmaker, Matchmaker: A Matchbook Rivalry Before the safety match, the common means for at-home match storage was the “match holder.” These decorative metal or porcelain containers were specifically intended to keep volatile matches from igniting without warning. Metal “match safes” made portability possible: their pocket-sized designs often incorporated such man-about-town must-haves as cigar cutters and secret compartments. The arrival of the safety match meant that match sticks could also be stored loosely in their original disposable match boxes (a practice still common outside of the United States). But in 1892, Philadelphia attorney Josiah Pusey’s patent for a “matchbook” changed all that. Pusey’s concept was simple: attached 24 Treasures rows of matches, arrayed like teeth in a comb, and stapled inside a fold-over cardboard cover. Individual matches were torn off for use, and lit by scraping against a striker panel — located inside the matchcover. Several weeks after Pusey’s patent, another was granted to Charles Bowman, also of Pennsylvania. In Bowman’s variation, the striker panel was situated on the outside of the matchcover, a design that became the industry standard. Pusey sued, but Bowman’s design was adapted by Diamond Match Co., the first of the major matchbook manufacturers. Pusey settled for a cash payment from Diamond, and a lifelong career as the firm’s attorney — specializing in patents! The Perfect Match: Advertisers and Matchcovers Cardboard matchcovers were essentially blank canvases awaiting inspiration. But what to put on them? Advertising, of course! Diamond salesman Henry Traute made the first of many major hauls in 1894, selling Pabst Brewing on an order for 10 million matchbooks festooned with beer ads. Next up: an order from Bull Durham for 30 million matchbooks, adorned, of course, with tobacco ads. There was one hitch: despite the ads, consumers were still expected to buy their matchbooks, a choice few found palatable. Traute quickly hit on what soon became the accepted practice: selling the matchbooks to the advertisers, rather than directly to consumers. Advertisers would then distribute their matches to present (and, ideally, august 2013 LEFT: “Knott’s Berry Place,” Calif. — evidently, a great place for chicken, too! (All photos by Donald-Brian Johnson.) BELOW: “Sahara” matchbook interior, celebrating the casino’s famed “Congo Room.” future) customers, free of charge. By the early 1900s, matchbooks were everywhere, hawking the varied wares and services of their distributors “to our matchless friends.” Diner and bar counters offered bowls of them. No hotel or motel ashtray was complete without a matchbook, so that guests would easily remember the spot they’d stayed (and would hopefully soon stay again). Casinos and racetracks had plenty on hand, as did barbershops and service stations (where covers featuring “girlie art” were in particularly high demand). In 1911, President William H. Taft prevailed on Diamond to release their exclusive matchbook patent “for the good of mankind.” Diamond obliged, and soon found itself faced with nearly 80 matchmaking competitors. Among the best-known: Atlas, Federal, Monach, Ohio, Lion, and D.D. Bean. Although the advertiser’s logo always received prime position, most matchbooks also featured, even if in much tinier type, the name of their maker. Heat Wave: Matchbooks In the 20th Century Matchbooks from the early 20th century are among the most difficult to find, quite likely because production quantities were much lower. Among the most sought after: those from the pre-1920 World War I years, with depictions of Uncle Sam and fearless doughboys, accompanied by patriotic slogans (“I’m Proud Of You — And So Are The Folks Back Home”). Elusive rarities include the seldom-seen “Lindbergh” matchbook, issued in 1927 as a commemorative of the pilot’s Atlantic flight. Speculation has it that most of the Three Las Vegas casino legends: the “Showboat,” “Golden Nugget,” and “Sahara.” august 2013 Treasures 25 Oversize matchbook with whimsical drawings from “Lande’s of Denver” (home of the “Cock ‘n’ Bull Room”). “Lindbergh” matchbooks were discarded shortly after production, since they credited the flier with an outdated military rank. The heyday of the matchbook coincided, naturally enough, with the heyday of smoking as an accepted social activity: from the post-Prohibition 1930s and the World War II years of the ‘40s, through the heady inhalations of the 1950s and the Mad Men ‘60s, to a last gasp in the 1970s. Increased awareness of smoking’s health risks, along with the proliferation of disposable lighters, meant that those 80 matchbook manufacturers of the mid-20th century have dwindled to a mere four today. By the mid-1960s, even the famed “Close Cover Before Striking” slogan (another Henry Traute innovation), was a relic of the past: updated fire safety regulations required that the friction strip be moved to the back of the matchcover, greatly reducing the risk factor. Matchbooks issued today are, for the most part, utilitarian, rather than decorative. There are, however, new matchbooks with lavish “retro” stylings, specifically designed for such venues as upscale bars and restaurants. The goal: attracting today’s clientele by incorporating glamorized elements of the past. You Light Up My Life: The Whys And Hows of Matchbook Collecting Vintage matchbooks are hot items with today’s collectors for three specific reasons: • They’re readily available. (Remember those 60 thousand eBay® listings? Plus, your family and friends can always pick up more matchbooks for you on their travels.) • They cover a wide range of collecting interests. (Into restaurants? Gas stations? World’s Fairs? Specific locales? There’s a matchbook — in fact, a lot of them — out there just for you.) • They’re affordable. (The average price range for an individual vintage matchcover in near-mint condition is $2 to $5, although many sold in groupings go for as little as 25 to 50 cents each — or less!) For the truly dedicated collector, the most desirable matchcover is an unused one, encased in an archival-quality plastic pocket page, and ready for storage in a 3-ring binder. These are almost always the covers preferred for sale or trade by the formal collecting clubs, a plethora of which exist both domestically and internationally. For the casual collector, there’s more leeway. (This is, after all, an individualized collecting field 26 Treasures august 2013 Souvenir matchbooks from Lake Tahoe’s “Tahoe Valley Lodge” tempted customers with relatively subdued “girlie art.” “Clearman’s Steak ‘n Stein,” Pico, Calif. Good times await at “Anthony — The Finest Motor Hotels In The South.” time vacation? Well then, a crease or two won’t matter, and a framed matchbook montage will be a welcome day-brightener. There are, however, a few constants for both devoteé and dilettante collectors: • Don’t let matchcovers get damp. They’ll never regain their crisp original shapes. • Avoid storage in direct sunlight. As with any paper goods, matchcover colors can bleach out. • Yes, matchbooks do look nifty piled high in oversized glass brandy snifters or beer mugs. If that’s a look that appeals to you, then go for it. But remember: if it’s an especially prized cover, the only sure way to avoid the possibility of creasing or bent edges is flat storage. Matchbooks are tangible examples of authentic Americana, offering compact glimpses of an earlier era. The matchbook cover says it all. We can thrill once again, to a resort billed as “The Playground Of The Middle West,” or work up a mighty appetite for a restaurant famed as “The Home Of The Golden Trout.” We can con- jure up memories of such long-vanished watering holes as The Rainbow Room, the Copacabana, Trader Vic’s, and The Stork Club. We can ponder where we’ve been, from back in the days before we knew where we were going. We can strike a match, shine a light on memory lane, and treasure what we find there. Among the numerous clubs dedicated to matchcover collecting, the oldest and largest is the Rathkamp Matchcover Society. The group’s 2013 national convention is scheduled for August 18-24 in Erlanger, Ky. Full details about the club, its convention, and matchcover collecting can be found on the Rathkamp website: www.matchcover.org. Donald-Brian Johnson is the coauthor of numerous Schiffer books on design and collectibles, including Postwar Pop: Memorabilia of the Mid-20th Century. He is also a guest lecturer with Humanities Nebraska. Please address inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. u For more permanence than cardboard, some early advertisers invested in brass matchbook holders. This one, from the early 1900s, was distributed by “Interior Lumber Co.” Subscribe august 2013 Treasures 27 younger collectors buy younger “antiques & collecting” By terry kovel advertisements C ollectors like advertising signs and packages. In the 1950s, when restaurants began decorating with old signs, they wanted material from the 19th century with graphics that featured husky women in period gowns and large hats or scenes with horses and buggies, high-wheel bicycles, or old cars and buildings. But collectors and their collections got older, and by the 1980s, a younger group was buying advertising from the 1930s to ‘50s, with scenes of happy housewives wearing aprons while making cookies with their children or landscapes with new cars, airplanes, or trains. While old advertising was expensive and hard to find, ‘50s pieces turned up at garage sales and flea markets for very low prices. Today, there are collectors who hunt for recent rock posters, advertisements, and packaging by artists like Andy Warhol or Peter Max. It is the design that catches the eye and attracts collectors. Some wonder if ads, packages, and shop signs are going to be valuable in the future. Go back to the mid-1800s, when store signs often were simply pictures because many people could not read. A cigar-store figure represented a shop that sold tobacco, and a cutout wooden board shaped like a shoe or a red-and-white barber pole were instantly recognized by customers. These signs are now classed as “folk art,” and many sell for thousands of dollars. Great graphics that tell a story, products that represent the past, and nostalgia keep advertising collectibles selling well, even though the ads are getting younger. Photo 1: Clothing stores in the 19th century often displayed a sign that looked like a boot. It was a simple shape to make and easy to understand. This 47-inch-high wooden sign with its old paint sold for $911 at a Garth’s auction in Ohio. That was twice the presale estimated price. 2 1 28 Treasures august 2013 Modern Interpretation of Antique Political Items Political slogans and pictures from the past can sometimes be confusing because modern times suggest a different meaning. In the 1900 U.S. presidential campaign, William McKinley used the slogans “Protection and Prosperity” and “Four more years of the full dinner pail.” His campaign often pictured a workman’s lunchbox as a symbol of jobs. One of his most famous buttons, if first seen today, would startle a 2013 voter. The button shows a strange boxlike container — the lunch pail of the day. Inside the pail is a building with smoke pouring from the smokestacks and the words: “Do you smoke? Yes, since 1896.” The smoking chimneys on the building represent work being done inside, just as the lunch pail means jobs. Today, the smoke could be misinterpreted as pollution, and the answer given to “Do you smoke?” would suggest a health problem. The rare button sold for $1,948 at a recent Hake’s Auction. It’s a reminder that both language and symbols can change with time and events, so collectors should be careful not to interpret objects or words from the past through modern eyes. Phtos 2: Campaign buttons from the past can be misleading. This McKinley button from the 1900 campaign is about jobs, not pollution. The 2-1/8” button made by W&H sold in 2012 for $1,948 at Hake’s Americana & Collectibles of York, Pa. Photo 3: This Uncle Sam was made with googly eyes and a fancy cap, but no beard. This is a German doll made in about 1918, the year World War I ended. He is carrying a U.S. flag. The bisque doll, 14 inches high, sold for $2,350 at a 2012 auction hosted by Theriault’s of Annapolis, Md. Flag Day Flag Day is celebrated every June 14 to commemorate the day the flag of the United States was adopted in 1777. Flag Day was officially established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. It became “National Flag Day” by a 1949 Act of Congress. Flags should be flown the whole week of June 14. Collectors of old flags display them framed under glass to protect them because they are such important historic relics and are usually in poor condition. But even a torn flag connected to an important event or person is of value, often worth thousands of dollars. An 1863 35-star U.S flag auctioned this year at Cowan’s of Cincinnati for $705. It had scattered holes and stains. One way to celebrate Flag Day is to put a vintage doll with a flag in your window. An “Uncle Sam” bisque doll made about 1918 by Handwerck, a German company, sold at a 2012 Theriault’s auction for $2,350. The doll was holding an American flag with 48 stars on it. Old Chairs With Unusual Added Parts Some old chairs have very strange added parts that can confuse today’s collectors. A Windsor chair from the 18th century might be made with an added piece at the end of the arm because it is a “writing arm” Windsor. There can be a drawer beneath the seat of a Shaker sewing chair. Many types of chairs were made into rocking chairs with the addition of pieces of curved wood or a bouncy platform with springs. A chair with paddlelike arms and a rectangular wooden piece attached to the back at an angle is known as a “cockfighting chair.” It was thought the user sat facing the back of the chair to see the fight, but now it is believed that the wooden piece was meant to hold a book and that the chair is a “reading chair” once used in libraries. A similar chair was 4 3 5 august 2013 Treasures 29 made by the Roycroft Colony in East Aurora, N.Y., in about 1905. It had a narrow ledge at the top of the chair back. The user sat facing the back and straddling the chair, with arms leaning on the leather-covered wooden ledge. It is a meditation chair. There is a modern group at the Roycroft Colony today that is interested in art and meditation. Photo 4: The strange back on this Roycroft chair can be explained by its name, “meditation chair.” It sold for $1,300 at a Rago Auction in Vineland, N.J., in March 2013. A similar chair sold for $3,000 a few years ago. ware, and more. So be careful when looking for information about Chinese export or Lowestoft porcelain. Information in old books is not accurate. And often, information online is from old books. Present-day auction-house descriptions and information in recent publications usually is accurate. Jacob Petit copies of Chinese export porcelain are collected today. A single one of his vases is worth about $800. Photo 5: These urns were thought to be Chinese export pieces made in the 1700s, but they were made by Jacob Petit in France. Raised white lines are found on his 19thcentury pieces. us anything about the designer and maker of this dress? A: Harvey Berin started his clothing business in 1921. He is known for his cocktail and evening dresses made from the 1940s until 1970. Berin bought dresses in Paris and had the designs adapted by designer Karen Stark, his sister-in-law. He approved the designs before the dresses were made. First Lady Patricia Nixon wore a gown designed by “Karen Stark for Berin” to the 1969 inaugural balls. The dress is now in the Smithsonian. Berin closed his business in 1970. Ironstone Stagecoach Platter Q: I have a blue-and-white ironstone platter with a floral border and a center scene of a horse-drawn stagecoach with several men riding on top. It’s marked “Coaching Scenes, Made in England by Johnson Bros., a genuine hand engraving, all decoration under the glaze detergent & acid resisting colour, ironstone, Passing Through.” I would like to know what it could be worth. A: Johnson Brothers was founded in 1883 in Hanley, England, and is still in business. In 1968, it became part of the Wedgwood Group, which became part of WWRD in 2009. The word “detergent” is a clue to age. Although the first detergents were made in the 1930s, they didn’t become popular until the 1940s. Johnson Brothers introduced its “Coaching Scenes” series in 1963 and continued producing it until 1999. Dishes were made in blue and white, pink and white, and green and white with different center scenes. “Passing Through” is the name of the scene on your plate. Value of your plate: about $35. Mantel Clock With Metal Embossed Dial Design Q: My small electric mantel clock has a metal embossed design under the dial. The design includes a seaplane with a propeller that rotates when the clock is running. There’s also a sailing ship, a man standing near a teepee, and the words “Polar Bird.” The case is Bakelite and like new. I can’t find a manufacturer’s name. Do you know who made it and what it’s worth today? A: A clock matching yours auctioned Petit Copies of Chinese Export The names of antiques sometimes change as research corrects old errors. In the 1930s, an auction house sold a pair of what were called “Lowestoft” vases that were large enough to put on a fireplace mantel. They were named after the English town where they were thought to have been made in the 18th century. The vases had a traditional Chinese shape and were made of bluish-white porcelain decorated with a blue, green, and orange coat of arms and slightly raised white scrolls. When the same vases were sold again in the 1950s, they were described as “Chinese export porcelain” because experts had learned that in the mid-1700s, the Lowestoft factory was making early blue-and-white English delft souvenirs of regional interest, not porcelain like the vases. Researchers also had learned that porcelain made in China in the 18th century was being exported to England and that some had made its way to Lowestoft. But the Chinese porcelain exported to the West back then, although very good, was not the top-quality porcelain made in China for wealthy Chinese families. Some of the export pieces were plain, Chinese porcelain with added new decorations like coats-of-arms or pictures of ships. But there were also other problems with the pair of vases. The vases were not Chinese at all; they actually were copies made by Jacob Petit (1796-1868), who opened a shop in Paris in 1863. Painted raised white scrolls are the clue to identifying Petit’s copies of Chinese export porcelain. Petit also made copies of Sevres, Meissen, English dinner30 Treasures Questions & Answers ‘Camp David’ Zippo Lighter Q: I am a retired U.S. Air Force sergeant. Sometime during my 20 years of service, I received a chrome-plated “Camp David” Zippo pocket lighter. The front has a black engraving of the camp’s entryway, with a rope-like circle around the image. I understand it has some value. True? A: Zippo lighters were first made in Bradford, Pa., in 1932. When smoking was more socially acceptable than it is now, lighters were popular souvenirs. The military, as well as U.S. presidents, purchased them to give as souvenirs to servicemen and visiting dignitaries. Camp David was built in the 1930s and was used as a presidential retreat starting in 1942. But it wasn’t called “Camp David” until 1953, when President Dwight David Eisenhower renamed the retreat after his grandson, David Eisenhower. Other marks on your lighter may help you date it. A lighter matching yours, made in 1972, is for sale online with its original box and insert. The asking price is $45. ‘Karen Stark for Berin’ Vintage Dress Q: My mother-in-law gave my daughter a vintage dress that has a label inside that says “Harvey Berin, designed by Karen Stark.” My mother-in-law was a music instructor at the local high school and put on musicals every year. This dress was donated to her to use in the musicals. When she retired, she gave the dress to my daughter to wear to the prom. Can you tell august 2013 last year for $119. Clocks like it, with extra parts that move when the clock is running, are called “animated clocks.” Yours probably dates from the 1930s, the decade following Admiral Richard Byrd’s first flights to both the north and south poles. Some sources say the clock was manufactured by the New Jersey Clock Co. of Newark, N.J., with an electric motor made by the Hammond Clock Co. of Chicago. Others say it’s a Chronart clock, which may have been a trade name used by the New Jersey Clock Co. Ceramic Tile Mural Q: I inherited a ceramic tile mural made up of 24 four-inch tiles. The tiles are not cemented together, but when laid out they picture a large sailing ship, two smaller sailboats, and a lighthouse. One tile is signed “Pillsbury.” I think the tiles came from a pottery in Ohio. Any information and present value would be appreciated. A: Hester W. Pillsbury (1862-1951) was a decorator who worked at Roseville and Weller, both Ohio potteries. Roseville Pottery was organized in Roseville, Ohio, in 1890 and opened a plant in nearby Zanesville in 1898. Roseville made pottery until 1954. Weller Pottery started out in Fultonham, Ohio, moved to Zanesville in 1882, and closed in 1948. Hester Pillsbury began working in about 1904 and worked at Weller after 1918. A tile picture like yours, made up of 24 signed tiles, could be worth $1,000 or more. Rolls Razor Set Q: I am interested in figuring out the value of a vintage Rolls Razor set called “The Traveler.” It includes a travel box and a razor with disassembled handles and other parts. The back of the razor says it’s “Made in England.” A: Rolls Razor, Ltd., of London was in business from the 1920s into the early 1950s. It made several razor models that used “permanent blades” rather than disposables. Rolls Razor sets were sold in the United States until the late 1940s by Charles Levin & Co. of New York City. Your Traveler set was not an early Rolls model. It probably dates from the 1930s. Rolls sets are easy to find at flea markets. But Traveler sets are not as common as some of the other sets. Your set might sell for $40 to $60 if it’s complete and in good condition. Canadian Brooklin Pottery Q: I just bought a piece of Brooklin Pottery. I thought it was from New York but I am told it is Canadian. Do you know anything about it? Are there many popular collectibles from Canada that aren’t well known in the states? A: Of course. Collectors in the United States and Canada started looking at their own countries after soldiers saw all the antiques in Europe during World War II. The first books and publications about collecting in the United States concentrated on English porcelains and furniture, Georgian silver, prints, Staffordshire figures, and Chippendale furniture that could have been made in many countries. American pieces were wanted by very few. Our trip to Eastern Canada from Ohio in the late 1950s was disappointing because we hoped to see Canadian things in antiques shops. We found a few in Nova Scotia selling early Canadian furniture, but shops in the large cities looked like ours — they were filled with mainly English or Asian pieces. But by the 1970s, Canadians had become interested in their own antiques and history and there were Canadian publications and shows. Brooklin Pottery was founded in 1952 by Theo and Susan Harlander. They had emigrated from Germany. Some of their best-known studio pottery is made with incised pictures of people and geometric designs in pale earthtones. The business was closed by 1987. English ‘Fish Eaters’ Place Settings Q: In 1945, I received six place settings of English “fish eaters.” They were a wedding gift from my aunt, who had owned the set since she got married. So the set is close to being “antique.” They’re marked, but I can’t read the mark, and they have bone or ivory handles. What do you think the set is worth? A: A single set of fish eaters (also called “fish feeders”) is a matching fish knife and fish fork — utensils designed to use when eating fish. A fish knife’s blade is flat and does not have a sharp edge. It’s slightly curved on both sides — one side curved inward and the other out. A fish fork has three or four flat unsharpened tines, with the outer tines wider than the inner. A set of stainless-steel fish eaters with plastic handles would sell for under $100. A set made of sterling silver with ivory or bone handles is worth several hundred dollars. Ask someone to try to read the maker’s mark for you. That may help determine the value. New York City Skyline Snow Globe Q: I own a small plastic souvenir snow globe of the New York City skyline. Inside there’s the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Twin Towers that came down in 2001. It is marked “Made in Hong Kong.” Does it have collectable value? A: New York City’s skyline with the Statue of Liberty is probably the world’s most widely produced snow globe subject. Plastic globes were introduced in the 1950s, but construction of the Twin Towers wasn’t completed until the early 1970s. So your globe isn’t more than about 40 years old. While the Towers make your globe a touching souvenir, it would not sell for more than about $10. Too many were made to warrant a high price. 1940s Clip-Craft Construction Set Q: I have a 1940s Clip-Craft “erector set” in its original cylindrical box. I can’t find any information about the set and hope you can help. A: Your construction set was made by Clip-Craft Corp. of New York City. It was written up as a new toy in the December 1947 issue of Popular Science magazine. The set includes curves and rods, steel clips, aluminum sheets and wooden wheels. Pieces are held together by the clips rather than by nuts and bolts. The term “Erector Set®” is a brand name trademarked by Alfred C. Gilbert, who patented his metal construction set in 1913. Gilbert’s sets, made by the A.C. Gilbert Co. of New Haven, Conn., starting in 1916, were assembled with nuts and bolts. august 2013 Treasures 31 Coventry Cow Creamer Q: My cow creamer has been in our family for decades. Cream in the pitcher pours out of the cow’s mouth, and the handle is its tail. The cow, which is in a sitting position, is about five inches tall. The bottom is marked “Coventry, Made in U.S.A.” and “5540B” in gold-colored ink. What is it worth? A: Carrie Daum opened an artware business in Barberton, Ohio, in 1932. She called her business Dior Studios until 1936, when she changed its name to Coventry Ware, Inc. In 1940, Daum added ceramic figurines and artware to her earlier lines of composition and plaster products. Your creamer and similar pieces, many made with gold-painted highlights, most likely date from the 1940s. And the creamer probably was designed by artist Elaine Carlock (19152012), who worked at Coventry before moving to Michigan in 1952. The 5540B mark is a shape number. Your creamer is collectable, but not rare. Depending on its condition and decoration, it would sell for $25 to $40. 1910 American Bell Telephone Q: My 1910 telephone is in excellent shape. A label on it reads, “Property of the American Bell Telephone Co.” What is the phone worth? A: By 1910, telephones were being manufactured as both wall phones and upright “candlestick” phones — and you don’t tell us what yours looks like. Some antique phones sell for under $100 and some for thousands. American Bell Telephone Co. was formed in 1880 and acquired a controlling interest in Western Electric Co. in 1881. Western Electric then became the manufacturer of American Bell Telephone Co. phones. In 1899, American Bell was acquired by American Telephone & Telegraph Co., which had been an American Bell subsidiary. Telephones the age of yours sell for about $100 to $200, depending on style and condition. Olin Russum Pottery Q: I have some Olin Russum Pottery and would like to know something about it. Is it collectable? 32 Treasures A: Olin Lansing Russum Jr. (19181998), known as “Russ,” was a potter and sculptor who lived and worked in Maryland. In 1951, he and his wife, Jean, built a studio in a converted barn near Gunpowder Falls. Russ made dishes, sculptures, and watercolors, but is best known for his tile and bas-relief murals. His murals are in several buildings in the Baltimore area, and some of his work is in museum collections. He also taught a ceramics workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Jean was a woodworker who made sculptures and furniture. They worked together on some projects until her death in 1986. Their work has been sold in several recent auctions and can be found in shops. German Pottery Stein Q: My pottery stein holds a half-liter. It’s in the shape of a child wearing a monk’s hooded habit. He’s holding a couple of radishes or turnips in his left hand and what appears to be a book in his right. His head, the stein’s lid, has a pewter rim. Down the front of the child’s clothing there’s a long bib with the words “Gruss aus Munchen.” The only mark on the bottom is “1880.” What is the stein worth? A: You have a “Munich Child” character stein. The “bib” down his front is a scapular, a traditional part of a monk’s garb, and the German phrase on the front can be translated roughly as “Regards from Munich.” The design is based on the German city’s coat of arms. Munich Child mugs, which can be in the traditional stein shape or figural, like yours, were first made in the last half of the 19th century. A mug like yours sold in 2011 for $334. Portable Brother® Typewriter Q: I still have the portable Brother typewriter my father bought for me 40 years ago. I have kept it stored in its original carrying case and it still works. I wonder what it’s worth. A: With few exceptions, only very early typewriters — those made and marketed in the late 1800s — sell for much money. Brother Industries, a Japanese corporation that dates back to 1908, still is in business today manufacturing print- ers, fax machines, and other office and industrial equipment. Portable electric typewriters like yours don’t excite collectors, but you might be able to sell it online for up to $20. Political Lapel Pins Q: I found a funny pair of pins that look old. Each metal pin is in the shape of a man thumbing his nose at the other. One is wearing a hat with the word “Hancock,” and the other, a bearded man, has a hat that reads “Garfield.” Can you explain what is going on? A: You have a pair of political lapel pins made for the Winfield Hancock and James Garfield 1880 U.S. presidential campaign. The gold-colored Hancock pin could thumb his nose, and the silver Garfield pin, often found blackened with tarnish today, could thumb his nose while a pointed tail appeared. Similar “nosethumbers” were used in at least one other presidential election: the one between James Cox and Warren Harding in 1920. Deep Cast-iron Skillet Q: I just bought a deep cast-iron skillet at an auction. I’m trying to find out what it’s worth. The bottom of the pan is stamped “Martin Stove and Range, Florence, Alabama.” The lid has an ornate handle and is stamped “No. 9.” I’d like to find out something about the maker, too. A: Brothers W.H. Martin and Charles Martin founded Martin Stove & Range Co. after buying two other stove companies in 1917. The new company made cast-iron hollowware from 1917 until 1952. Skillets, kettles, griddles, pans, sad irons, and other items were made. Skillets were made in eight different sizes and sell today for prices based on size and condition. Recent prices go from about $10 to more than $50. Only a few sell for higher prices. Whatever your winning bid was at the auction is probably the wholesale price for the skillet. It probably would sell for more in a shop. u © 2013 by Cowles Syndicate Inc. Subscribe august 2013 Nippon Dolls By linda lau I n the world of antique dolls, Nipponmarked dolls hold a unique position. They were made for only a few years and primarily in response to the effects of World War I. Prior to the War, Germany and France accounted for 90% of the dolls and toys sold in the United States with Germany being the most prolific. But with the escalation of hostilities, German doll production was curtailed and eventually all German dolls and toy imports ceased. American doll and toy importers had no alternative but to turn to the one other country that was capable of producing the bisque dolls that were so popular with adults and children alike here in the United States. Since the 1880s the Japanese had been major producers and exporters of decorative porcelain products such as vases, tea sets, and other utilitarian wares. Their products were known for their hand-painted decoration and their reasonable price. Because the Japanese already had experience in creating porcelain products, it was a natural step that the Japanese would begin producing bisque dolls as well as children’s porcelain products such as tea sets. “Nippon” is the Japanese word for “Japan” and was first used on Japanese import items in 1891 when the McKinley Tariff Act directed that goods coming into the United States be marked with the country of origin. “Nippon” would continue to be used until 1921 when the United States government decided that “Japan” must be used instead of “Nippon.” Therefore, any dolls marked “Nippon” were made prior to 1921. Some of the first dolls produced during the Nippon era were all-bisque dolls. In fact, there is some evidence that some Nippon-marked dolls may have been made as early as 1891. However, the vast majority were produced from 1915 through 1921. These dolls were easy for the Japanese to produce since little doll-making skill was required – only the mold, the bisque slip, and the ability to paint from an example. And, because all-bisque dolls were extremely popular with the American public, these dolls were produced in hundreds of different shapes and designs. The Nippon doll artisans copied all of A closeup of a Nippon bisque head pouty. All-bisque doll in original box. the popular German dolls — Kewpie, Baby Bud, Chubby, Happifats, and Wide-Awake to name a few. Additionally, they came out with many new designs such as Queue San Baby and Dolly, both of which were patented in the United States. Dolls with molded clothes, figurals, dolls with jointed arms and legs, and unusual dolls such as piano babies are just a few of the different types of Nippon all-bisque dolls that can be found. Making the all-bisque dolls might have been easy but producing the larger bisquehead dolls was another matter entirely. Even though the Japanese were known for their ability to copy European design styles, they initially struggled with making the bisque-head dolls wanted by consumers and many of their first products were unusable. Because of this, major doll importers such as George Borgfeldt & Co., Louis Wolf & Co., and Haber Brothers sent representatives to provide advice, assistance, samples, and even molds of the dolls that were desired. The Japanese were quick learners and soon were able to master the techniques necessary. Like the all-bisque dolls, the Japanese copied many of the most popular German dolls. The Kestner Hilda, the Heubach pouty, and the Hertel Schwab mold no. 151 are just three examples. Look through any doll book and you’ll notice a distinct similarity between the Nippon dolls and dolls produced by companies such as Armand Marseille, Hertel Schwab, Kestner, and Franz Schmidt. During the Nippon doll era many different character and dolly-faced dolls were produced. They made both open- and closed-mouth dolls, dolls with wobble tongues, dolls with glass or painted eyes, dolls with pierced nostrils and dolls with a crying mechanism in their heads. If the Germans made a certain type of doll then it is likely the Japanese made a similar type. The Nippon character dolls have wonderful expressions ranging from flirty to serious, impish to sweet. The most popular are the pouty and the googly molds, which are a rare find today. By 1920, the Nippon era of dolls was quickly drawing to a close. With the war over and European doll makers back in business, there was now a glut of dolls on the market. Additionally, Japan was facing competition from the United States in the form of composition dolls, which were growing in popularity. As quickly as it had begun, the era of Nippon dolls had ended. About the Author: Linda Lau is the author of Nippon Dolls and Playthings, published by Collector Books. u Treasures 33 august 2013 r e n r o k s ’ n ke ken hall “news & views” By the m o r f s w e i v & s new llectibles o c & s e u q i t n a world of Lincoln document is found in a closet on loan from an anonymous donor. It was sold at auction in 2005 for $771,000. Last year, a jersey worn by Ruth in 1920 sold for a staggering $4.4 million, a record for any item of sports memorabilia. The uniform — a jersey with gray pants and dirt-stained stirrup socks — is considered the only full uniform still around that was worn by the Bambino. It is trimmed in red, white, and blue and was made by A. G. Spalding & Brothers. It has an “All Americans” insignia on the chest and a red “3” is stitched to the back of the grey wool jersey. Ruth hit 13 home runs in the 18-game barnstorming tour of Japan that included other stars such as Lou Gehrig and Jimmy Foxx. The tour helped make baseball a popular sport in Japan. Amelia Earhart’s airplane — found? A sonar image of an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean might — just might — represent the remains of Amelia Earhart’s two-engine Lockheed Electra aircraft that vanished on July 2, 1937 as she and navigator Fred Noonan (shown) were attempting to become the first people to fly around the world at the equator. The image was released by The International Group for Historic Aircraft James Douthat, the retiring president of Lycoming College in central Pennsylvania, was cleaning out his office when he came across something in a closet that caught him off guard: a framed document carrying the unmistakable signature of Abraham Lincoln. It turns out Douthat had stumbled on a long-forgotten certificate, signed by President Lincoln in 1863, naming Methodist clergy Benjamin Crever a Civil War chaplain. And who was Benjamin Crever? Only the founder of Lycoming College. Yes, this was a find. The document, inside a simple black frame, displays Lincoln’s neat and clearly visible signature. Above it is a patriotic-themed imprint at the bottom of the commission certificate. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton also signed the document. An early estimate has pegged its worth at around $6,000. Crever was one of 500 Union hospital chaplains and was assigned to the military hospital in Frederick, Md. He served from July 1862 to August 1865, during the time when the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg were fought. Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum A uniform worn by Babe Ruth during a barnstorming tour of Japan in 1934 has gone on loan to the newly-renovated Little League Baseball Museum in Williamsport, Pa., the town where Little League Baseball was first organized in 1939 and to this day hosts the Little League World Series each August. The uniform is 34 Treasures august 2013 Recovery (TIGHAR). It shows an anomaly, man-made, resting at a depth of 600 feet in the waters off Nikumaroro Island. The site is about 350 miles southeast of Earhart’s target destination: Howland Island. Artifacts previously recovered by TIGHAR over the course of ten expeditions suggest that Earhart and Noonan made a forced landing on the island’s smooth coral reef. Then, it is believed, the two became castaways and eventually died there. The only way to prove the anomaly on the sonar image is, indeed, Earhart’s plane is by sending another expedition to the island, but TIGHAR, a non-profit, will need to raise about $3 million first. Pieces of Dead Sea Scrolls are for sale In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd threw a stone into a dark cave along the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem and heard the sound of something breaking. Inside, he found clay jars, some of them with rolled-up scrolls inside. He and some companions ended up finding seven scrolls — the Dead Sea Scrolls — one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. These were the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts, and the Bedouins who found them sold three to a Hebrew University professor and four to William Kando, a Christian cobbler. The Kando family ended up selling most of the scrolls to scholars and institutions, but Mr. Kando’s son still has fragments that he’s kept in a Swiss safe deposit box for years that he is quietly offering for sale. Most of the fragments are barely the size of a postage stamp, and some are blank, with no writing at all. But there is still keen interest from many evangelical Christian collectors and institutions in the U.S. The reason Kando is selling on the down-low is that Israel wants the scraps to be recognized as Israeli cultural property. Captain Kangaroo memorabilia sold An auction of items relating to the popular children’s show Captain Kangaroo from the 1950s through the ‘80s was held in Los Angeles on May 21, and the top lot — a handcrafted, screen-worn Dancing Bear costume — sold for an impressive $207,109. The buyer was a collector from Tennessee, according to a spokesman for the Nate D. Sanders Auction house, which conducted the sale. The costume included a one-piece body suit and a felt and velour plush head. It was worn on the show by Captain Kangaroo creator Cosmo Allegretti. The second top lot (which some thought would be the top lot) was the famous keys to Captain Kangaroo’s Treasure House. At the opening of each show, Captain Kangaroo unlocked the door to his Treasure House, then hung the keys on a hook near the door. After that, the music would stop, and the show would begin. The keys fetched $27,971 and were bought by the same Tennessee collector. Captain Kangaroo aired weekday mornings from Oct. 3, 1955 to Dec. 8, 1984. It was the longest running national children’s show in history. Superman wall find gavels for $175,000 Remember last month we told you about the guy who found a copy of Action Comics No. 1 — the first appearance of Superman, in 1938 — stuffed inside the wall of the home he was remodeling? Well, he sold it, through online auction house ComicConnect.com, for $175,000. That sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but consider this: a copy with a grade of 9.0 sold at auction not too long ago for more than $2 million. A copy with a grade of 10 would probably fetch $3 million. The copy just sold had a grade of 1.5. It would have been graded higher, except a family argument erupted and one of the finder’s relatives ripped the comic book from his hands, tearing the back cover. That was a $50,000 oops — maybe more — but the comic was in pretty degraded condition to begin with, having been stuffed into the wall and used as insulation for 75 years. Of the 250,000 copies of Action Comics No. 1 originally produced, only about 100 survive. Interest in Superman has spiked even more than usual lately, thanks to the movie. Hitler in the news: teapot, aide’s diary Adolf Hitler was in the news recently, not once but twice, first with the rather bizarre report that retailer J.C. Penney was selling a teapot that bore a striking resemblance to Der Fuhrer, for $49.99. Once the similarity was pointed out, Penney (which already has enough to worry about, having posted net losses last year of $985 million) severed all ties with the kettle’s designer, Michael Graves, and pulled down the online listing. But now, with the teapot sold out, collectors are paying $100-$200 each for them on eBay®. august 2013 Treasures 35 Then there was the news that about 400 handwritten pages from the wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a key Nazi adviser to Hitler, had been recovered after a 17-year search for the documents. Officials said Rosenberg’s diary was smuggled into the U.S. after the war, probably by Robert Kemper, a government lawyer during the Nuremberg trials. Rosenberg played a role in the slaughter of millions of Jews and other non-Aryans. He also helped orchestrate the looting of artwork and other valuables from Nazi-occupied territory. Mural by Banksy brings $1.1 million A mural by the mysterious guerrilla graffiti artist known as Banksy (his real identity is a closely guarded secret) has been sold at a private auction in London for $1.1 million. The mural, titled Slave Labour, depicts a young boy hunched over a sewing machine and stitching Union Jack bunting. Banksy (or one of his minions) stenciled the work on the wall of the Poundland discount shop in the Wood Green section of London last June. The mural was posted ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. In February of this year, the mural was stripped off the wall, and less than a week later it appeared at Fine Art Auctions Miami, with a price tag of $500,000-$700,000. This resulted in a loud cry of protests from art purists that reached such a crescendo the auction was called off. But several months later, the London-based Sincura Group listed the mural for sale, with the two proprietors of Wood Green Investments named as sellers. The buyer was not identified. Banksy opposes the removal of his artwork from the street. Kobe Bryant, parents reach legal settlement Last month we reported that basketball star Kobe Bryant, upon hearing that his mother Pamela was planning on selling at auction some items from her son’s high school and early pro ball careers, sued to stop the sale from happening. Mrs. Bryant claimed Kobe 36 Treasures august 2013 had told her the items were hers to do with as she chose (and she was choosing to sell them, in order to buy a half-million dollar home in Las Vegas with her husband, Joe). But Kobe had no recollection of that and asked Goldin Auctions to call off the sale. The case was headed to the courtroom, but at the last minute, a deal was reached whereby Kobe agreed to let his parents sell six items from his past (about 10 percent of the original list). The elder Bryants quickly agreed, mainly because the six items are seen as desirable and together could realize their $500,000 goal. They include two of Kobe’s high school uniforms, two rings celebrating the 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championships and his 2000 NBA All-Star ring. Goldin has scheduled the auction to run June 17 to July 19. Statuette turns around in museum display case Campbell Price, the resident Egyptologist at Manchester Museum in England, was baffled as to why a 10-inch-tall mummy statuette dating back to 1800 b.c. was turned around in its display case. After all, no one ever touched or removed the statuette (of Egyptian leader Neb San, discovered in a mummy’s tomb 80 years ago), and he was the only one who had a key. So Price set up an overnight surveillance camera, which recorded the statuette turning, albeit very slowly, a near full revolution, all by itself, during the night. The physicist Brian Cox was asked how this could be, and he chalked it up to differential friction — where two surfaces (the serpentine stone of the statue and the glass shelf it rests on) create a subtle vibration that is making the statuette turn. But Price pointed out the statue has been in the same case in the same museum for 80 years — why would it only start turning now? He added, “In ancient Egypt, they believed if the mummy is destroyed, then the statuette can act as an alternative vessel for the spirit. Maybe that’s doing it.” WWII German bomber to be restored in England What is believed to be the only surviving German Dornier 17 bomber plane from World War II — nicknamed “the flying pencil” because of its narrow fuselage — has been lifted out of its watery grave in the English Channel. It will now undergo a full restoration at a Royal Air Force museum. The plane is in great shape — with even the main undercarriage tires still inflated — but the propellers were heavily damaged from the crash, and there are barnacles and coral attached. It was shot down in Aug. 1940, during the Battle of Britain. The plane’s existence was only brought to light in 2008, when divers spotted it at a depth of 50 feet, on a chalk bed with a modest debris field. Sonar scans confirmed it as the Dornier Do 17Zv Werke, #1160. Originally, a plan called for the construction of a recovery cage to be built around the wreckage, but that was scrapped in favor of attaching lifting equipment to what were thought to be the strongest parts of the aircraft’s frame and raising it whole in a single lift. The plane will be displayed after the restoration is completed. Civil War cannons are being preserved The huge iron Civil War guns that fired on Fort Sumter to officially signal the War Between the States in April 1861 are being treated by preservationists who are using methods unavailable not too long ago. Computer sensors and high-tech, rust-fighting epoxy coatings are being used to protect ten big heavy weapons from the salty, humid air. Seven of the guns are lined up in what officials at Fort Moultrie, S.C., on Sullivans Island, refer to as Cannon Row. The work is a multi-year, $900,000 preservation effort. Some of the guns being preserved were used to lob shells at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, when war broke out. Union forces surrendered just 34 hours after the bombardment started. Last winter, conservators visited Sumter and conserved shells that had landed in the fort walls during the attack. They had to be preserved in place because removing them would have done damage to the fort’s fragile brickwork. The big guns currently being preserved were made in foundries, both North and South, about 150 years ago. U.S. government holding a Picasso for Italy It’s a little on the complicated side, but the U.S. government is holding a 1909 painting by Pablo Picasso for the Italian government while Italy figures out what to do with the work’s owner, who’s been charged with a host of tax fraud and embezzlement schemes that cost the city of Naples about $44 million. The man, whose name was not given, had been trying to privately sell Picasso’s Compotier et Tasse (or “Fruit Bowl and Cup”) in the U.S. for $11.5 million. But Homeland Security agents seized the painting on May 21st. Rare musket donated to Fort Ticonderoga A rare British-made musket that may have been used by American colonial soldiers against the French during the French and Indian War in the 1750s has been donated to Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. It is a Wilson musket, named for Richard Wilson, a London gun maker who made guns for the American colonies during that period. The British commander procured 1,000 such Wilson muskets owned by the City of New York. The musket has gone on display at the fort’s recently opened museum facility. Divers may have found Blackbeard’s brass sword For some time now, divers have been recovering items from the early 1700s shipwreck in Beaufort Inlet, N.C., widely believed to be the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship that Blackbeard the pirate abandoned after he ran aground in 1708. Already raised: a trove of items, including gold flakes, pewter plates, eating utensils, cannons and cannon balls, musket barrels, glassware, ceramics, musket balls, a ship’s bell and other items. But recently they brought up what could be the centerpiece artifact: Blackbeard’s brass sword. The sword is remarkably well preserved, considering it had been in the salt water for nearly 300 years. A woman’s face and torso can be seen in the middle of the sword hilt (or grip) and the ornately carved lines (very Baroque, very 1690s) are clearly visible. It is thought the woman depicted could be Queen Anne herself, the namesake of Blackbeard’s ship. The pirate (real name: Edward Thatch) was a privateer in the Queen’s war against the Spanish, but after the war ended Blackbeard continued his pirating ways. u august 2013 Treasures 37 reverse painting on glass of U.S.S. Georgia “rinker on collectibles” By harry l. rinker : I have a reverse painting on glass of the USS Georgia housed in an ornate oval frame. When was it made and what is its value? – T. Onaway, Mich. A: The USS Georgia, launched by the Bath (Maine) Iron Works on October 11, 1904, was a Virginia-class battleship in the United States Navy. The ship was commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on September 24, 1906 and christened by Miss Stella Tate, the sister of Congressman Farish Carter Tate of Georgia. The USS Georgia started its career as the flagship of the 2nd Division, Squadron 1 of the Atlantic Fleet. It participated in the ceremonies opening the Jamestown Exposition in June 1907. As part of the “Great White Fleet,” the USS Georgia traveled around the world between 1908 and 1909. Used primarily as a ceremonial and training ship, the ship was decommissioned on July 15, 1920 and sold for scrap on November 1, 1923. Large, decorative reverse paintings on glass were popular from the mid1890s through 1910. Reverse paintings of the USS Maine following its destruction in the Spanish American War graced the walls of homes across America. The same applied to the ships assigned to the “Great White Fleet.” For a detailed history of the fleet’s voyage, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Great_White_Fleet. Condition of the painting and frame are key factors in determining 38 Treasures Q value. If not stored properly, reverse paintings on glass deteriorate, primarily through paint cracking and loss. Frames are often repainted. Assuming your reverse painting on glass is in very good condition and the frame has no issues, its value is between $125 and $150. A close-up of the hallmarks on the cigar box. The inside of an H. Matthews sterling silver cigar box. august 2013 Sterling Silver Cigar Box With Tortoiseshell Lid Q: I have an English sterling silver cigarette box with a tortoiseshell lid. It measures approximately 7” x 4” x 3”. Since the lid is tortoiseshell, I am concerned about selling it in fear that it might be confiscated by federal authorities because tortoise products are on the endangered species list. What can you tell me about my box and what advice do you have in respect to my selling it? – K.J., Bozeman, Mont., e-mail question. A: First, your box contains a series of hallmarks: an “H” and “M” (the maker, H. Matthews, mark registered in 1893), an anchor (Birmingham, England, assay office), rampant lion (sterling silver), and “W” (the Birmingham date mark for 1946, assuming a capital W, or 1921, if a small w). For safety, assume the box was made in 1946. The size of the box and a picture accompanying your e-mail indicates the box is cedar lined, thus suggesting the box is for cigars, not cigarettes. The distinction plays a critical role in value. English sterling silver cigar boxes command a higher value than English sterling silver cigarette boxes. Tortoiseshell used in the manufacturing of boxes, combs, fans, guitar picks, jewelry, knitting needles, piquéwork (jewelry inlaid with precious metals), and sunglasses comes primarily from the hawksbill turtle. Shell from other sea turtles such as the loggerhead also was used. The carapace (shell) of a sea turtle consists of 13 plaques (or shields) — five in the center and four on each side. The center pieces are mottled or spotted. There also is a lower layer of plaques. Shell from this lower layer is less desirable. Actually, the underbelly of the turtle, known as blonde tortoiseshell, is the most prized. In 1973, CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) banned the worldwide trade of tortoiseshell. In response to a question about the legality of selling pre1900s whole sea turtles, an answer on http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index. php?topic=71547.0 states: “As you are probably aware, worked items made from tortoiseshell that [were] acquired before 1 June 1947 do not require Article 10 certificates to allow them to be used for any commercial purpose — which would include sale. However, if a pre-1947 worked item is subsequently re-worked after 1 June 1947, then the derogation would not apply and an individual Article 10 certificate would be required. Anyone selling such re-worked items without an Article 10 Certificate would be committing an offense under Regulation 8(1) of the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997 and, if convicted could face up to five years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.” If I interpret the above correctly, this refers to whole tortoiseshells. I could not find any reference that applied the June 1, 1947 date to tortoiseshell decorative accessories. Since it is best to err on the safe side and the most recent possible manufacturing date of your cigar box is 1946, you are safe to offer it for sale on the secondary market. EBay®’s endangered species regulations prohibit you from selling the box on its site. My internet research revealed two dealers you might wish to approach: (1) Nelson & Nelson Antiques (www. nelsonandnelsonantiques.com) in New York City and (2) Ann and Lou Wax (www.waxantiques.com) in London. Send copies of your photographs and ask them to make an offer. Auction is another possibility. Select a catalog auction company who uses internet bidding. Two possibilities are Nye and Company (nyeandcompany.com) and Leslie Hindman (www.lesliehindman.com). Although I was able to find dozens of comparable prices for a mid-20th century Birmingham sterling silver cigar box, I was not able to find an example with a tortoiseshell lid. My best conservative guess is between $350 and $400, but my gut tells me that this amount is low. Antique Coffee Tins Q: I have two antique coffee tins, one from Weis and the second from Morning Glow. The Weis tin has a screw-on lid and a few scratches. The Morning Glow was found in my Dad’s attic and was used for storing nuts and bolts. It is in so-so shape and missing its lid. While I am planning to use them for decorative purposes, I would like to have some idea of the age and value. – L.H., State College, Pa., e-mail question A: Henry and Sigmund Weis founded Weis Pure Foods, headquartered in Sunbury, Pa. in 1921. Operating on a cash-only basis, Weis lowered prices to reflect the savings resulting from cash purchases. Weis opened its second store in Harrisburg in 1915. By 1933, Weiss had 115 stores in 15 central Pennsylvania counties. Weis followed a traditional store model where the customer gave his/her order to a clerk who retrieved the items. Responding to the new self-service market craze, Weiss introduced its first selfservice market, a Weis Super Market, in Harrisburg in 1938. By 1955, Weis had 35 Weis and Morning Glow coffee cans. august 2013 Treasures 39 supermarkets, representing a consolidation of its 115 smaller stores. Weis utilized house brands. Your Weis coffee tin dates from the late 1920s or early 1930s. Its secondary market value with the damage you noted is around $40. Morning Glow coffee was an import brand of R. L. Gerhart and Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A different style one-pound “Morning Glow” can with lid and in very good condition closed on eBay for $41. Your “Morning Glow” tin dates from the 1930s or 1940s. Given the condition of this tin and the missing lid, your decision to use it for decorative purposes is a wise one. Monroe Educator-Calculator Q: I have a Monroe EducatorCalculator. It measures eight inches by 12 inches and is dated 1939. What is its value? — R., Roswell, N.M. A: The Monroe Calculator Company, founded by Jay R. Monroe, in 1912, was a leading maker of adding machines and calculators. The company was headquartered in Orange and Morris Plains, N.J. and had additional manufacturing plants in Amsterdam and Bristol, Va. The company made hand-cranked model calculators. Its “Series L” machines were produced from the 1930s through the 1960s. The collecting value of these machines is minimal. However, their decorative/ conversation value ranges between $35 and $65. Normally, when I encounter one at an appraisal clinic, I ask the owner if he/she owns a boat. If all else fails, these old machines make great boat anchors. Much to my surprise, the MIT Museum Collection includes two dozen Monroe Calculator Company models. Consider contacting the museum. If the museum does not have an example of your model, it might be open to a donation. I doubt if the museum would offer to buy it. Harry L. Rinker welcomes questions from readers about collectibles, those mass-produced items from the 20th century. Selected letters will be answered in this column. Harry cannot provide personal answers. Photos and other material submitted cannot be returned. Send your questions to: Rinker on Collectibles, 5955 Mill Pond Court, SE Kentwood, MI 49512. You also can e-mail your questions to harrylrinker@ aol.com. Only e-mails containing a full name and mailing address will be considered. You can listen and participate in Whatcha Got?, Harry’s antiques and collectibles radio call-in show, on Sunday mornings between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. If you cannot find it on a station in your area, Whatcha Got? streams live and is archived on the Internet at www.gcnlive.com. Sell, Keep, Or Toss? How To Downsize a Home, Settle An Estate, And Appraise Personal Property (House of Collectibles, an imprint of the Random House Information Group, $16.95) is available at your favorite bookstore and via www.harryrinker.com. u © Harry L. Rinker, LLC 2013 as Vegas, Nevada – The International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) celebrated a successful 25 years at their convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in early May. One of the highlights of the convention was a fabulous perfume bottle auction with celebrity, Nicholas Dawes, from Antique Roadshow, as auctioneer. 1900 American perfume bottle with amethyst stone and ornate silver tripod, sterling. L While many perfume bottles from known perfumers and glass makers such as René Lalique and Julian Viard went for thousands of dollars, one novelty perfume presentation of unknown origin generated active bidding and brought the gavel down at a stunning $9,600. This perfume presentation was a miniature wooden Victrola cabinet housing an assortment of Czech manufactured commercial bottles. This year’s auction realized a fantastic $340,000. The kick-off event for the convention was the launching of the first of its kind publication The History of the IPBA, by author Barbara W. Miller. This delightful book recounts how the organization began and the path, the people, and passion that has made this society of collectors not only successful in the U.S., but worldwide, with over a thousand members in 19 countries. Susan Arthur, Immediate Past President, states, “Our organization has been successful when other collecting clubs have floundered because we foster not only collecting perfume bottles, but education through our website, our quarterly magazine the PBQ, regional and local chapters and at our annual conventions. We are also beginning to foster young collectors, since they are the next generation”. The IPBA has created a traveling learning presentation called “Collecting 101” which introduces the beginner to the world of collecting. The IPBA’s 2014 Convention will be held in Pittsburg, Pa., the home of Pop Art and Fallingwater. 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Shelley porcelain creamer, bridal rose, fluted, 2-1/2 inches, $30. Pewabic Pottery vase, blue, flared rim, 1995, 5-3/4 inches, $40. Red and White Coffee tin, white letters, red ground, key, 3-1/2 x 5 inches, $40. Vinyl “wicker” purse, double-horseshoe leather handles, gold-tone turn clasp & pegged feet, ca. 1950, 11 x 6 x 4 inches, $45. Nippon hatpin holder, fluted flared ribbing, berries, leaves, ribbon, 1930s, 4-1/4 inches, $60. Pressed glass sugar and creamer, Heart and Thumbprint, scalloped rim, Tarentum Glass Co., ca. 1890, $65. Occupational shaving mug, bicyclist, A.R. Deming, gilt, stamped CFH, 3-1/2 inches, $300. Boneshaker bicycle, wire, miniature, ca. 1920, 6 inches, $560. Gothic Revival chair, oak, folding, carved, X-curved legs, upholstered seat, pair, $1,340. Sculling team toy, eight figures, coxswain at helm, cast iron, painted, U.S. Hardware, ca. 1910, 14-1/4 inches, $1,900. Cracker Jack toy ocarina, red, plastic, $10. Singer sewing machine trade card, Romeo & Juliet, c.1890, 6-1/4 x 3-3/4 in., $10. Avon after-shave bottle, Liberty Bell shape, amber, 1971, 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 in., $25. Elfinware trinket box, piano shape, blue flowers, green moss, Germany, ca. 1900, 2-1/2 x 1 x 2 inches, $50. Czechoslovakia glass pitcher, Queen Anne’s Lace, 10 x 7 inches, $90. Cookie cutter running horse, tin, signed C.H. Swink, ca. 1860, 4 x 7-1/2 inches, $175. Delft plate, woman holding cornucopia and flower stem, 1700s, 8-7/8 inches, $180. Chinese export armorial plate, Renny arms, spearhead flower borders, octagonal, 1770, 8-1/2 inches, $450. Federal chest, cherry, bowfront, banded edge, 4 graduated drawers, cutout base, French feet, 38 x 41 inches, $2,280. Chandelier glass lamp, six-light, spiralshaped frame, scrolling arms, grapecluster drops, Italy, 35 inches, $3,250. Shoe candy container, glass, clear, heal, ca. 1960, 2-7/8 inches, $30. Fenton glass compote, white, ruffled rim, scalloped foot, marked, 7 x 6 inches, $50. Bracelet, gold filled, enamel, Bambi in heart-shape plaque, stretch, 1940s, 3/4 inches, wide, $85. Stick barometer, walnut, Hugh Jones, Bettws-Gwerfyl-Goch, Wales, ca. 1800, 37 inches, $175. Canton bowl, blue, white, square, cut corners, ca.1860, 4-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches, 265. Snuff box, papier-mache lacquered, prancing horse, gold-leaf border, octagonal, ca. 1900, 4 x 2-1/2 inches, $280. Lighthouse keeper’s cottage doorstop, cast iron, ca. 1910, 6-1/4 x 7-1/2 x 8 inch, pair, $840. Elk head mount, Wyoming 20th century, 78 x 48 inches, $1,445. Firefighting leather bucket, painted blue, gilt leaf scroll, cartouche, Indian maiden, ca. 1810, 12-3/4 x 18 inches, $2,335. Daum cameo vase, enameled purple violets, green leaves, frosted white ground, rounded, signed, 5 x 4 inches, $3,375. Fan, red sequins, tortoise frame, 13 inches, $10. Bouquet of pansies print, Patty Thum, chromolithograph, 1894, 11 x 16 inches, $45. Father’s Day Datertag porcelain plate, castle, countryside, 1969, blue, white, Bareuther, 7 inches, $55. Rose O’Neil calendar, 1977, kewpie dolls, full pad, 8-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches, $80. © 2013 by Cowles Syndicate Inc. u urrent prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. Pepsi-Cola fountain pen, celluloid, metal bottle-shaped clip, red, white and blue stripes, box, ca. 1930, 4-7/8 inches, $100. Staffordshire teapot, cover, Isle of Man sailor, rope, majolica, Wm. Brownfield, 9 inches, $120. Mother’s Day Lladro figurine, 9 inches, $235. Bergere leaf-shape earrings, metal, stamped, 3/4 inches, $295. Arts and Crafts electric lamp, pyramid shade, leaded glass, tulips, column standard, 14 x 14 inches, $395. Edwardian-style game table, mahogany, inlay, shaped top, hinged, square legs, ca. 1950, 30 x 36 inches, $615. Sevres plate set, center Napoleonic shield, bees, cobalt blue border, 9-1/2 inches, 10 pieces, $690. Firefighting bucket, leather, red paint, handle, ca. 1800, 17 inches, pair, $825. Rose Medallion vase, baluster, figures, roses, butterflies, molded lip, gilt foo dog handles, ca. 1865, 32 inches, pair, $2,765. Kewpie wedding topper, celluloid, wedding dress, holding bouquet, 1930s, $55. Pewter chalice, raised, molded base, concave stem, wedding band knot, tulip cup, flared rim, 9 x 4-1/2 inches, $95. Wedding Ring patchwork quilt, multicolor, scalloped edge, ca. 1910, 76 x 95 inches, $120. Lladro bride, groom figurines, No. 4808, 7-1/2 inches, $130. Paper doll set, Wedding of the Paper Dolls, bride, groom, maid of honor, bridesmaid, Merrill, 1935, 10 inches, $150. 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For more details on any event, check the ads in this issue or call Ronda at 319415-5639 for the phone number of an event’s manager or sponsor. We recommend that you verify the scheduling before traveling any distance. AUGUST 1 ILLINOIS *Chicago, Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction, Donald E. Stevens Convention Center, 9301 Bryn Mawr Ave., Heritage Auctions. AUGUST 1-2 TEXAS *Dallas, Comics & Original Comic Art Auction, 3500 Maple Ave., Heritage Auctions. AUGUST 1-4 NORTH CAROLINA *Charlotte, Collectibles & Antiques to the Market Street: home decor, furniture, antique guns, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys & games, silver, pottery, china, salvage items, vintage instruments, outdoor decor, and more! 7100 Statesville Rd., Metrolina Expo Marketplace. Adm.: $5, Free Parking Thursday* - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm *Dealer set-up day 704-714-7909 • www.icashows.com AUGUST 2-4 FLORIDA Mt. Dora, Antiques & Collectibles Show, 20651 U.S. Hwy. 441, Antique Center, Renninger’s Antique Market. PSMA. ILLINOIS Freeport, 44th Annual OldTime Threshing & Antique Show, Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 1 Mile South of Freeport, Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, sp. Displays, Activities, & Working Demonstrations All Three Days! Gates Open At 7:00 a.m. Special Displays: Massey Harris/Ferguson Tractors & Equipment, Stover Gas Engines & Products. 815-235-7329 or 815-232-2306 www.thefreeportshow.com NORTH CAROLINA *Asheville, Antiques Show & Sale, Asheville Civic Center/US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., The Nelson Garretts, Inc. ACNA. 843-849-1949 AUGUST 3 OHIO *Dublin, Nippon Convention & Auction, Embassy Suites Hotel, Nippon Collectors Club, sp. PENNSYLVANIA Macungie, Toy Show, Eyer Jr. High School, Buckeye Rd., David Bausch, mgr. PSMA. WISCONSIN Antigo, Antique & Flea Market, Langlade Co. Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. AUGUST 3-4 CALIFORNIA Sacramento, 85th Glass Pottery & China Show and Sale, Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 “H” Street, International Depression Glass Club, Inc. Sat. 10 - 5 & Sun. 11 - 4 $6 Admission, $5 With This Ad Return Privileges Original Only (No Reproductions) Booth Space Available Carol Staley: 209-606-0309 Gordon Boggs: 916-456-2280 www.IDGC.org FLORIDA Pensacola, Looking Glass Show & Sale, Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W. Mobile Hwy. (Exit 7 off of I-10 S. 3 miles), Pam Meyer, mgr. 972-672-6213 www.meyershows.com ILLINOIS *Fulton, Flea Market, IL Rt. 84 between Fulton & Thomson, Great River Road Antiques, sp. ILLINOIS St. Charles, Antiques, Collectibles, & Fancy Junque, Flea Market, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd. between Rtes. 38 & 64, KCF Market, Inc. WE NEVER CANCEL - March thru December Sat. 12 pm - 5 pm & Sun. 7 am - 4 pm Adm.: $5 Daily (children under 12 free) Free Parking • Food served all day Dealers Welcome • 630-377-2252 www.kanecountyfleamarket.com IOWA What Cheer, Flea Market, Fairgrounds, I-80 Exit 201, Hwy. 21, Collector’s Paradise, Inc. MINNESOTA Cambridge, Antique Show & Flea Market, Isanti County Fairgrounds, 1 mile E. of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 95, Metro Promotions, Inc. ACNA. 763-434-6664 www.cambridgeantiquefair.com NEW YORK Greenwich, Old Fashioned Antique Fair featuring over 200 dealers specializing in Antiques, Collectibles, Crafts, & Flea Market items, Washington County Fairgrounds, Fairground Shows NY. (% Michael Green). A wide variety of food and Free Parking. Early Buying on Fri., Aug. 2, 6 am-6 pm Sat. 8 am - 6 pm • Sun. 9 am - 4 pm Admission: $3, Seniors 65+ $2, Children under 14 FREE Info: 518-331-5004 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fairgroundshows.com NEW YORK New York, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market: West 39th St. between 9th & 10th Ave. West 25th Street Market: West 25th St. between Broadway & 6th Ave. The Antiques Garage: 112 West 25th St., between 6th & 7th Ave., Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. www.hellskitchenfleamarket.com OHIO Zoar, 40th Annual Antiques Show & Sale at the Harvest Festival, The Zoar Community Association, sp. The Best Country Show In Ohio! Over 60 High Quality Country Dealers Sat. 10 - 5 & Sun. 10 - 4 Admission $8.00 330-874-2646 • 800-262-6195 www.historiczoarvillage.com OKLAHOMA *Oklahoma City, Antiques & Collectibles Market, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, NW 10th & May, Buchanan Markets. 405-823-0442 www.BuchananMarkets.com PENNSYLVANIA Adamstown, Postcards, Paper & Books Show, PA Turnpike (I-76) to exit 286, turn right on Rt. 272 North, then right on Rt. 897 South. Go 3/4 mile to Grove on left, Shupp’s Grove. AUGUST 4 INDIANA *Lawrenceburg, Antiques & Vintage-Only Market, Lawrenceburg Indiana Fairgrounds, U.S. 50, 1 Mile West of Exit 16, I-275 (Cincinnati Beltway) TriState Antique Market, Queen City Shows. KANSAS Hutchinson, Flea Market, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Meadowlark Bldg., Mid America Markets, Inc. WISCONSIN Shawano, Flea Market, Shawano County Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. AUGUST 6 MICHIGAN Mackinaw City, 44th Annual Antique Show & Sale, Mackinaw City Schools, 609 West Central Ave., five blocks West of the I-75 Overpass, Mackinaw Woman’s Club, sp. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission $2, Good All Day, Children under 10 Free Lunch Room providing luncheon, desserts and beverages Open All Day! www.mackinawwomansclub.org AUGUST 8-10 NEW MEXICO Santa Fe, 30th Annual Antique Ethnographic Art Show, Santa Fe Convention Center, Corner of Grant & W. Marcy in downtown, Whitehawk Associates, Inc. Gala Preview Party/Opening: Thurs., AUG. 8, 6-9 pm, $75. All welcome Show: Fri., AUG. 9 & Sat., AUG. 10, 10 am-5 pm, $10/day. Antique tribal art from around the world. More than 100 dealers. Call: 505-992-8929 email@example.com For Info: www.whitehawkshows.com AUGUST 8-11 gEORGIa Atlanta, Antique Show, Atlanta Expo Centers, I-285 Exit 55 (Jonesboro Rd.), Scott Antique Markets. AUGUST 9-11 CALIFORNIA Pasadena, Antique Show, Pasadena Center, 300 E. Green St., Bustamante Enterprises, Inc. FLORIDA Mt. Dora, Antiques & Collectibles Show, 20651 U.S. Hwy. 441, Antique Center, Renninger’s Antique Market. PSMA. MAINE *Union, Antiques Festival, 1 Fairgrounds Lane, Maine Antiques Festival. AUGUST 10 IOWA *Waterloo, Flea Market, 1022 Alabar Ave., Calico Hen House. PENNSYLVANIA Somerset, Antique Show & Appraisal Fair, Streets of Somerset, Exit 110 of PA Turnpike, Somerset County Chamber of Commerce & Somerset Trust company, sp. Over 100 Dealers 8 am - 4 pm, Appraisal Fair 10 am - 3 pm 814-445-6431 firstname.lastname@example.org AUGUST 10-11 CALIFORNIA *Pasadena, Antiquarian Book Fair, Pasadena Center, 300 E. Green St., Bustamante Enterprises, Inc. ILLINOIS *Fulton, Flea Market, IL Rt. 84 between Fulton & Thomson, Great River Road Antiques, sp. ILLINOIS Grayslake, Antique Market, Lake County Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. INDIANA Evansville, Collectors Carnival Antiques & Collectibles Show, Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville New-Harmony Rd., Collectors Carnival Shows. Show Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun./$2 Continued on page 50 august 2013 Treasures 49 Continued from page 49 per person; 7-9 a.m. Saturday Preview Shopper/$5 per person; 3-6 p.m. Friday Set-up Shopper/$15 per person. 100 quality dealers + outside field spaces Phone: 812-471-9419 www.collectorscarnivalshows.com LOUISIANA Slidell, Looking Glass Show & Sale, NorthShore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Pam Meyer, mgr. 972-672-6213 www.meyershows.com NEW YORK New York, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market: West 39th St. between 9th & 10th Ave. West 25th Street Market: West 25th St. between Broadway & 6th Ave. The Antiques Garage: 112 West 25th St., between 6th & 7th Ave., Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. PENNSYLVANIA Adamstown, Tools, Railroad & Transportation Show, PA Turnpike (I-76) to exit 286, turn right on Rt. 272 North, then right on Rt. 897 South. Go 3/4 mile to Grove on left, Shupp’s Grove. AUGUST 11 MICHIGAN Centreville, Antique & Collectibles Market, St. Joseph Co. Grange Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. WISCONSIN *Elkhorn, Flea Market, Walworth County Fairgrounds, N.L. Promotions, LLC. 414-525-0820 www.nlpromotionsllc.com WISCONSIN Shawano, Flea Market, Shawano County Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. AUGUST 11-12 NEW MEXICO Santa Fe, Auction, Historic Hilton Hotel, Mesa Ballroom, 100 Sandoval St., Auction in Sante Fe. AUGUST 11-13 NEW MEXICO Santa Fe, 35th Annual Antique Indian Art Show, Santa Fe Convention Center, Corner of Grant & W. Marcy in heart of downtown, Whitehawk Associates, Inc. Gala Preview Party Opening: Sun., AUG. 11, 6-9 pm, $75. All welcome Show: Mon., AUG. 12 & Tues., AUG. 13 10 am-5 pm, $10/day. Oldest & largest show for historic Native American material. More than 100 dealers. For Info: 505-992-8929 email@example.com www.whitehawkshows.com AUGUST 16-17 MISSOURI *Kansas City, Antiques & Collectibles, Toy & Doll Show & Central Flyway, K.C.I. Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Drive, Dirk and Sue Soulis, mgrs. AUGUST 16-18 FLORIDA Mt. Dora, Antiques & Collectibles Show, 20651 U.S. Hwy. 441, Antique Center, Renninger’s Antique Market. PSMA. ILLINOIS Rosemont, Antiques Show, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Dolphin Promotions. IOWA *Cedar Falls, Old Time Power Show, 7610 Waverly Rd., Antique Acres. MINNESOTA *Oronoco, 41st Anniversary, Antique Show & Flea Market, Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, Inc., PO Box 266, Oronoco, MN 55960 Fri. & Sat. 7 am to 7 pm; Sun. 7 am to 2 pm Free Admission • Sunrise to Close Ph. 507-367-2111 firstname.lastname@example.org All proceeds to benefit the Community! New Vendors Welcome! Book Early! www.goldrushmn.com MINNESOTA Rochester, Antique Show & Flea Market, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 63 South, Townsend Promotions. TEXAS *Fredericksburg, Antique Show, 7 miles East on Hwy. 290, Fredericksburg Trade Days. Info: 830-990-4900 or 210-846-4094 www.fbgtradedays.com AUGUST 17 ILLINOIS *Peoria, Doll, Toy & Bear Show & Sale, Barrack’s Cater Inn Banquet Center, 1224 West Pioneer Parkway, Illinois Doll Shows. ILLINOIS Wheaton, Flea Market, DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. AUGUST 17-18 ILLINOIS *Fulton, Flea Market, IL Rt. 84 between Fulton & Thomson, Great River Road Antiques, sp. NEW YORK New York, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market: West 39th St. between 9th & 10th Ave. West 25th Street Market: West 25th St. between Broadway & 6th Ave. The Antiques Garage: 112 West 25th St., between 6th & 7th Ave., Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. PENNSYLVANIA Adamstown, Dolls, Bears, Toys & Games Show, PA Turnpike (I-76) to exit 286, turn right on Rt. 272 North, then right on Rt. 897 South. Go 3/4 mile to Grove on left, Shupp’s Grove. AUGUST 18 ILLINOIS *Bloomington, Antiques Market, Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St., 3rd Sunday Market. Mike Raycraft, mgr. KENTUCKY Burlington, Antique Show, Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Rd., Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847 www.BurlingtonAntiqueShow.com WISCONSIN Shawano, Flea Market, Shawano County Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. AUGUST 23-25 FLORIDA Mt. Dora, Antiques & Collectibles Show, 20651 U.S. Hwy. 441, Antique Center, Renninger’s Antique Market. PSMA. INDIANA *Indianapolis, Antique Show & Auction, Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st St., Toy Farmer Publications. AUGUST 23-31 WEB Online Store, Sports, Pop Culture & Americana Auctions, Consignments Wanted, MEARS Online Auction. www.mearsonlineauctions.com AUGUST 24-25 CONNECTICUT Hartford, The 64th “Papermania” Plus Antique Paper/ Advertising/Photography Show, XL Center, (Formerly Hartford Civic Center), Hillcrest Promotions. PSMA. Sat. 10 am - 5 pm & Sun. 10 am - 4 pm Free Appraisals: Sun. 11 am - 2 pm Admission: $8, with Ad $7.50 140 Exhibitors 860-563-9975 or 860-529-2234 www.PaperManiaPlus.com ILLINOIS *Fulton, Flea Market, IL Rt. 84 between Fulton & Thomson, Great River Road Antiques, sp. NEW YORK New York, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market: West 39th St. between 9th & 10th Ave. West 25th Street Market: West 25th St. between Broadway & 6th Ave. The Antiques Garage: 112 West 25th St., between 6th & 7th Ave., Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. PENNSYLVANIA Adamstown, Native American, Fossils, Rocks, Gems & Minerals Show, PA Turnpike (I-76) to exit 286, turn right on Rt. 272 North, then right on Rt. 897 South. Go 3/4 mile to Grove on left, Shupp’s Grove. 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Call: 518-392-2660 or 516-433-2135 Show hours: 9:00 - 3:00 chiLDren unDer 12 Free LargeST Train & Toy Show in The new york area www.westchestertoytrain.com $1 Off Admission with this AD 50 Treasures august 2013 Admission: $3.00 per person/per day • Children under 10 Free 27th Annual Labor Day Antique & Flea Market, Craft Extravaganza Dawson Co. frgnds., north off i-80, Friday Night, Aug. 30: “Sneak Preview” 6 p.m - 8:30 p.m. $5 Admission (Includes Saturday) Lexington exit 237, Lexington, ne Saturday, Aug. 31: 9 – 6 p.m. • Sunday, Sept. 1: 9 – 4 p.m. For more info., please contact the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce 308-324-5504 or www.visitlexington.org/extravaganza Lexington AreA ChAmber of CommerCe TEXAS Grapevine, Looking Glass Show & Sale, Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Pam Meyer, mgr. 972-672-6213 www.meyershows.com AUGUST 25 WISCONSIN Shawano, Flea Market, Shawano County Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 1 KANSAS *Sparks, Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market, North K-7 Hwy. & 240th Road, Ray Tackett, mgr. AUGUST 30-31 ILLINOIS *Collinsville, 38th Annual Show, VFW Hall, 1234 Vandalia Street (Hwy. 159), St. Louis Gateway Postcard Club, sp. Friday 10 am - 6 pm Saturday 9 am - 4 pm 25+ Dealers • Food Available On Site Free Admission & Parking Free Appraisals • Bring this ad for $10 Shopping Voucher Drawings 618-531-4189 Email: The.Snyders@charter.net NEBRASKA *Lexington, Antique & Flea Market, Craft Extravaganza, Dawson Co. Fairgrounds, 1 mile North off I-80, Exit 237, Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce, sp. AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1 FLORIDA Mt. Dora, Antiques & Collectibles Show, 20651 U.S. Hwy. 441, Antique Center, Renninger’s Antique Market. PSMA. IDAHO *Hailey, Antique Market, Roberta McKercher Park & Hailey Armory, (across from airport) Hwy. 75, Alee Marsters, mgr. Open Friday & Saturday 9 - 6 & Sunday 9 - 4 Early Bird Shopping Aug. 29 - set-up day 208-720-1146 email@example.com KANSAS *White Cloud, Flea Market, Downtown, White Cloud Tourism, sp. NEBRASKA Lexington, Antique, Craft, Flea Market Extravaganza, Dawson Co. Fairgrounds, 1 mile North off I-80, Exit 237, Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce, sp. AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2 KENTUCKY Louisville, Antique Show & Flea Market, Kentucky Expo Center, Stewart Promotions. AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 1 ILLINOIS *Belleville, 39th St. Louis Antique Festival, Belle Clair Expo, 200 S. Belt East, Virginia Hallett, mgr. AADA. firstname.lastname@example.org 270-237-5205 ILLINOIS *Fulton, Flea Market, IL Rt. 84 between Fulton & Thomson, Great River Road Antiques, sp. ILLINOIS St. Charles, Antiques, Collectibles, & Fancy Junque, Flea Market, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd. between Rtes. 38 & 64, KCF Market, Inc. WE NEVER CANCEL - March thru December Sat. 12 pm - 5 pm & Sun. 7 am - 4 pm Adm.: $5 Daily (children under 12 free) Free Parking • Food served all day Dealers Welcome • 630-377-2252 www.kanecountyfleamarket.com NEW YORK New York, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market: West 39th St. between 9th & 10th Ave. West 25th Street Market: West 25th St. between Broadway & 6th Ave. The Antiques Garage: 112 West 25th St., between 6th & 7th Ave., Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. NEW YORK *Stormville, Flea Market, Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville Airport Antique Show. OKLAHOMA *Oklahoma City, Antiques & Collectibles Market, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, NW 10th & May, Buchanan Markets. 405-823-0442 www.BuchananMarkets.com PENNSYLVANIA Adamstown, China, Glassware & Silver Show, PA Turnpike (I-76) to exit 286, turn right on Rt. 272 North, then right on Rt. 897 South. Go 3/4 mile to Grove on left, Shupp’s Grove. WISCONSIN Antigo, Massive Holiday Antique & Flea Market, Langlade Co. Fairgrounds, Zurko’s Midwest Promotions. August 31-September 2 IOWA Milford, Antique Flea Market, 40 Years at Treasure Village Mini-Golf, 2023 Hwy. 86, 2 Miles NW of Milford, Garth Neisess, mgr. 9 am - 6 pm Free Admission & Parking 50+ Vendors, inside/outside spaces 712-337-3731 www.treasurevillage.org IOWA Spirit Lake, Antique Show & Flea Market, Dickinson County Fairgrounds, 1602 15th St., Linda Dingel, mgr. 712-336-0479 MINNESOTA Elko, 30th Antique Show & Flea Market, Traders Market, From Twin Cities take 35W or 35E South to I-35 & County Rd. 2 (Elko-New Market), Exit 76, Traders Market. 300+ Dealers • Free Parking Indoor & Outdoor • Rain or Shine Adm.: $4.50, $4 with Ad Sat. 8 - 5 pm, Sun. 10 - 5 pm, & Mon. 10 - 4 952-461-2400 • www.TradersMarket.us SEPTEMBER 1 IOWA *Clear Lake, Antiques in The Square, Downtown, Clear Lake Antique Dealers Association, sp. SEPTEMBER 7-8 OHIO *Columbiana, A Magnificent Antique Show, 217 State Route 7, Shaker Woods Grounds, Antiques In The Woods, LLC. Top Quality Antique & Collectible Dealers offering something for everyone! Minutes Away from the Ohio/PA Turnpike Contact: Lana Tipton 330-550-4190 Admission: $6 per adult per day, Children 12 & under Free email@example.com www.antiquesinthewoods.com u august 2013 Treasures 51 Friendship, Indiana 48th ANNUAL MARIGOLD DAYS Antiques Show & Flea Market MANTORVILLE, MN September 7-8, 2013 For reservations write to: 43rd Annual Somerset Antique Show & Appraisal Fair August 10, 2013 On the streets of SOmerSet, PA September 14-22 Two nine-day shows with almost 500 vendor spaces. For additional information or reservations: Friendship Associates Southeastern Indiana, 6 mi. west of Dillsboro & 1 mile east of Friendship on St. Rd. #62 859-341-9188 • www.friendshipfleamarket.com 2013 Show Dates: Saturday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appraisal Fair— 10am-3pm Fee per item Free Admission • Rain or Shine! exit 110, Somerset off the PA turnpike Over 100 Dealers Displaying Quality Antiques & Collectibles firstname.lastname@example.org 814-445-6431 Sponsored by: the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce & Somerset trust Co. Located in Riverside Park 15 miles West of Rochester off of U.S. 14 Marigold Days Antique Show P.O. Box 202, Mantorville, MN 55955 507-635-3551 www.marigolddays.com Sponsored by: Mantorville Restoration Association 300+ Antique Dealers This coupon is good for one dollar off one regular admission aT The Good Dealer Spaces Available Call Now! Cambridge Antique Fair Hours: Saturday 8 to 5 • Sunday 9 to 4 22nd AnnuAl The august 3 & 4, 2013 metro promotions, inc. ham lake, mn 55304 763-434-6664 email@example.com WWW.camBridgeanTiQuefair.com • WWW.meTropromos.com ISAnTI COunTY FAIRGROundS CAMBRIDGE, MINNESOTA 3 Big Antiques & Collectibles Shows 1. K.C.’S ANtiqueS & ColleCtibleS Show Supermarket! Over 150 Dealers From Across the Midwest. Nice Quality, Wide Variety. Never the same twice-a-Picker’s Paradise! 2. the KANSAS City toy & Doll Show Since 1976. Barney Google to Shirley Temple to Darth Vader. Nostalgia for all! Decoy, Hunting and Fishing Show Antique Decoys, Fishing Tackle, Lodge Decor and More! FrEE PArKING! Show hourS: Friday, August 16 Noon to 6 p.m. • Adm. $5 (This is set-up day all dealers may not be present) Saturday, August 17 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Adm. $3 New loCAtioN! Held inside the K.C.I Expo Center 11730 NW Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153 SParKS, KanSaS 31st Year ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES 2013 Show Schedule: Aug. 29, 30, 31 & Sept. 1 www.sparksantiquesandcollectibles.com 3. the CeNtrAl FlywAy FLEA MARKET Spring & Fall —500 Booths! 450 Antique Dealers! Info: ray Tackett • Phone 785-985-2411 • P.O. Box 223, Troy, KS 66087 Sparks Flea Market is at North K-7 Hwy. & 240th Road The Supermarket! Dirk and Sue Soulis • 816.225.2310 www.DirkSoulisAuctions.com P.O. Box 1585 • Hutchinson, KS 67504-1585 Phone 620-663-5626 KANSAS STATE FRGNDS. KANSAS COLISEUM Meadowlark Bldg. MID AMERICA MARKETS Hutchinson, KS Pavilion I Burlington ANTIQUE SHOW rating Celeb ars 32 Ye Boone County Fairgrounds • Burlington, Kentucky 3rd Sunday of the Month • Show Hours: 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Wichita, KS Aug. 4 Oct. 6 Nov. 3 Dec. 1 52 Treasures Sept. 29 Oct. 20 Nov. 17 Dec. 8 FEaturEd on PbS “MarkEt warrIorS” (10 Minutes South of Cincinnati) I-75, Exit 181 2013 Show dateS: auguSt 13, September 15, october 20 www.midamericafleamarkets.com For information Contact: TONY PHAM, Manager • P.O. Box 58367, Cincinnati, OH 45258 • 513-922-6847 Antiques & Collectables Only • www.Bur lingtonAntiqueShow.com august 2013 DISCOUNT TICKET CEDAR RAPIDS ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE 4400 6th street s.w., Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hawkeye Downs Just off I-380, exit 17 October 11, 12, 13, 2013 Many New Dealers! fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pottery, Art Glass, Primitives, Coins, Toys, Historical, Civil War, Advertising, Autographs, Orientalia, Jewelry, Victorian, Furniture, China, Prints, Silver Matching, Badges • Something for everyone, for the beginning collector to the most discriminating. Free Parking Ad good for $1 off adm., 1 coupon per person www.iridescenthouse.com 641-832-2700 507-269-1473 Kane County antique Flea MarKet "Best In The Midwest Or Anywhere" – Antiques, Collectibles, & Fancy Junque – St. Louis Antique Festival Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 2013 • 39th Show Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Belleville, IL 6 miles off I-64 on Hwy. 159 at Hwy. 13 Climate Controlled Building - Free Parking KANE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 525 S. Randall Rd. Between Rtes. 38 & 64 e Fre r king Par neve ” e l “w nCe CA 1st Sunday Every Month Mar.-Dec. Preceding Sat. Afternoon ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS August 3-4 & Aug. 31-Sept. 1 SAt. 12 noon-5 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Adm. $5 each day, children under 12 free Information: (630) 377-2252 www.kanecountyfleamarket.com 100 Top Antique Dealers Info: Virginia Hallett 235 Woodbrier Drive Scottsville, KY 42164 (270) 237-5205 Saturday Hours: 10-5 Sunday Hours: 10-4 For each person in your group with this coupon. Good for 2013 St. Louis Antiques Festivals. Spring Show: April 26 & 27, 2014 • 40th Show $1.00 off $6.00 Admission Hertan’s antique sHow Brimfield, massachusetts September 4-8, 2013 2014 Dates: May 14-18, July 9-13, Sept. 3-7 Open Wednesday Noon to Sunset. Also Open Thursday to Sunday from Sunrise to Sunset. Over 150 Outstanding Dealers Exhibiting in our Shaded Groves. Free Admission & No Pre-selling. 2013 David Lamberto — Owner Operator 860-763-3760 • During show: 413-626-0927 www.hertansbrimfield.com 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday - $5 Admission 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday On-site parking $8 No pets, please • Rain or Shine P.O. Box 385 - Route 20, Brimfield, Mass. 01010-0385 Set your gpS to 35 main St. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WEbsitE: www.jandj-brimfield.com Sept. 6-7 J & J Promotions Antiques & ColleCtibles shows (413) 245-3436 • (978) 597-8155 brimfield's Premier show august 2013 Treasures 53 Antique & ColleCtible MArkets & events m www.zurkopromotions.com m m illinois • wisconsin • michigan • 715-526-9769 m Zurko’s Midwest ProMotions... 44th AnnuAl seAson 2013 Antique Acres 49th Annual Old Time Power Show Dedicated to the Preservation and Operation of Antique Machinery 87th Flea Market Aug. 30, 31 & Sept. 1 Booth Space Available New Dealers Welcome! WHITE CLOUD KANSAS August 16, 17, 18, 2013 Adm. $7/day, 3-Day Pass $14 rocHesTer, mn Fairgrounds August 16, 17, 18 1,300+ Booths • 10 Buildings • 52 Acres 40th Year • Olmsted County Gold Rush Antique Show & Flea Market GOLD RUSH Located at: Antique Acres 7610 Waverly Rd. • Cedar Falls, IA (319) 987-2380 or (319) 230-3492 www.antiqueacres.org 785-595-3381 Buildings Open at 8 a.m. Saturday 8-6 & Sunday 8-4 2014 Dates: May 2, 3, & 4 Townsend PromoTions, inc. 641-832-2700 • 507-269-1473 www.iridescenthouse.com AuguST 17, 2013 (Saturday) Peoria, IL 1224 West Pioneer Parkway Antique, Modern, Original, Collectible, Dolls, Toys, Miniatures, Teddy Bears, Clothes, Accessories, Furniture and MUCH MORE! Appraiser on site • Limit 6 items. Doll, Toy & Bear Show & Sale Barrack’s Cater Inn 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Peoria Antiques In The Square Sunday – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Over 60+ Dealers Free Admission I-35, Exit 193-194 Downtown Clear Lake, Iowa 641-357-4000 • 641-357-1642 Sponsored By The Clear Lake Antique Dealers Association 21st Annual September 1, 2013 37th r Yea Collector’s Paradise Flea Market What Cheer’s Fairgrounds What Cheer, IA I-80 Exit 201 20 miles So. on Hwy. 21 Early Bird – Fri., Aug. 2 Early Bird – Fri., Oct. 4 Open 7:00 a.m. Contact: Sat., Sun., Aug. 3 & 4 Sat., Sun., Oct. 5 & 6 Collector’s Paradise, Inc. 641-634-2109 Early Buyer Begins at 8 a.m. - $10 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Admission $5 - Adult $2 Kids (under 12) (312) 919-7135 • Fax (773) 775-2701 www.IllinoisDollShows.com E-mail: ILDollShows@aol.com P.O. Box 31333, Chicago, IL 60631-0333 Door Prizes • Free Parking Julie Bronski Early Bird Adm. $2.00 Per Day Before Sat. Admission: $1.00 Per Day www.whatcheerfleamarket.com Shupp’s Grove, Adamstown, PA Beautiful Outdoor Antiques & Collectibles Market since 1962 (Mid-Apr. thru Oct.) Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. August 3 & 4 — Postcards, Paper & Books August 10 & 11 — Tools, Railroad & Transportation August 17 & 18 — Dolls, Bears, Toys & Games August 24 & 25 — native American, Fossils, Rocks, Gems & Minerals August 31 & Sept. 1 — China, Glassware & Silver Sept. 27, 28 & 29 — Homecoming Extravaganza (7am-4pm) Daybreak TuesDay Open sHeLTOn anTIQue sHOWs 2014 Dates: May 13-18, July 8-13, Sept. 2-7 Showers ★ Free Admission Pet Friendly! 6 Days of Action!! Since 1975 Lois J. Shelton • Phone: 413-245-3591 P.O. Box 124, Brimfield, MA 01010 Sept. 3-8, 2013 Shuppsgrove.com 717-484-4115 See you soon! FIRST SATURDAY of each month Yard Sale Tables $5 Special Section CHECk OUR WEbSITE FOR UpCOmIng SpECIAl SHOWS! pA Turnpike Exit 286 R on 272n R on 897S (1 mile on left) gpS 607 Willow St. Reinholds, pA 17569 For Directions: SpECIAl THEmES OR SHOWS EvERY WEEkEnD. E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.brimfieldsheltonshows.com 54 Treasures august 2013 “PaPermania” Plus 64th Antique PAPer show Plus advertising & PhotograPhy at the Xl Center in hartford, Conn. FORMERLY THE HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER August 24-25, 2013 140 EXHIBITORS Free Appraisals Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. SATURDAY 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • SUNDAY 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • PRINTS • POSTERS • MAGAZINES • ADVERTISING • PHOTOGRAPHY • BOOKS • MAPS • DOCUMENTS • DAGUERREOTYPES • GAMES & PUZZLES • POSTCARDS • TRADE CARDS • COMICS • VIEW CARDS • CAMERAS • AUTOGRAPHS • BASEBALL CARDS • MOVIE MEMORABILIA • SHEET MUSIC • POLITICAL Admission $8.00 • With Card $7.50 XL Center Exit Off I-84 • Exit 32-B Off I-91 Management of HILLCREST PROMOTIONS, P.O. 290152, Wethersfield, CT 06109 860-563-9975 / 860-529-2234 Winter Show: January 4-5, 2014 www.PAPERMANIAPLUS.com august 2013 Treasures 55 NEW! www.treasuresmagazine.com Treasures: Antique to Modern Collecting has begun its new life online at the Treasures magazine Website. Join Us On the Web! 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