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Scarcity drives prices on World's Fair collectibles

Scarcity drives prices on World's Fair collectibles

World Fairs have yielded perhaps more souvenirs than any other series of events.

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Antique tobacco jar could interest a collector

Antique tobacco jar could interest a collector

Now that smoking is unfashionable, tobacco jar is fashionable collectible.

August 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Dating pressed glass can take some serious detective work

Q: This candy dish has always been in my family. It was a gift to my great-grandmother and has been handed down for generations. At the top is written in white, “My wife 1909.” I cannot determine origin and history. Can you tell me anything about it?

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Smart Collector: Savonarola chair is worth a few hundred bucks

The Smart Collector: Savonarola chair is worth a few hundred bucks

Q: This chair from Pennsylvania is over 100 years old. My 86-year-old friend would like to know about it. It belonged to her husband’s grandmother.

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Pilot soars in restored vintage plane

Pilot soars in restored vintage plane

After spending more than three years refurbishing a Lockheed Vega — a collector’s item — pilot John Magoffin  took his baby out for a spin.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson is epicenter of meteorite strike, rock hunt

Tucson is epicenter of meteorite strike, rock hunt

Tucson is the epicenter of a meteorite hunt after a shower of space rocks landed north of the city Tuesday night.

December 11, 2013 2:44 pm Photos

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The smart collector: Portrait miniatures big in 18th, early 19th centuries

The smart collector: Portrait miniatures big in 18th, early 19th centuries

Q: Any info on my paintings signed Faleinell? Each is about 2 by 3 inches plus the frame. I'd like to know something about the artist, when they were painted, and value.

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