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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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TOBACCO

TOBACCO

The Sweet Violet tobacco tin sold for $6,600 recently at Morphy Auctions.

May 22, 2014 3:00 pm
SPACE

SPACE

Mercury era space suit sold for $43,750 recently at Bonhams New York. SPACE Bonhams The Smart Collector Posted 04/17/2014 at 3:00 pm EST For Release 04/25/2014 Mercury era space suit sold for $43,750 recently at Bonhams New York.

April 24, 2014 1:07 pm
SEUSS

SEUSS

The original advertising art for an insecticide was created by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). It brought $12,800 at Swann Galleries this winter.

March 18, 2014 8:41 pm
Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Leather trunk

January 03, 2014 4:56 pm
MANUSCRIPT

MANUSCRIPT

MANUSCRIPTThe circa 1851 hand decorated kettubah, a Hebrew illustrated marriage contract, sold for $37,500 earlier this year at Sotheby’s New York.

September 12, 2013 5:49 am
Real wood furniture Needs a bit of care

Real wood furniture Needs a bit of care

Paul Moore sands the wood frame of a couch while working at Bix Service Co., a Fourth Avenue business that specializes in furniture refinishing.

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Real wood furniture Needs a bit of care

Real wood furniture Needs a bit of care

Owning real wood furniture is like having a fine car: For the higher price you get a more exclusive look and maybe even improved function, when compared with furniture made of cheaper material. But to make it last and sustain its value, it should be maintained. For the most part, that comes …

February 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Real wood furniture Needs a bit of care

Real wood furniture Needs a bit of care

Jeff Foote

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Real wood furniture Needs a bit of care

Real wood furniture Needs a bit of care

Jeff Foote, owner of Bix Service Co., uses a brush to apply a glazing liquid to a nightstand in his shop. Foote offers tips for finishing, cleaning and caring for modern furniture.

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New retailer targets the credit-challenged

New retailer targets the credit-challenged

Conn's Home Plus is moving into a former Circuit City building at 5530 E. Broadway and expects to be open in time for holiday shopping. The company plans to hire some 40 sales associates.

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New retailer focuses on credit-challenged

New retailer focuses on credit-challenged

A furniture, appliance and electronics store that bills itself as catering to the "underserved and underbanked" is set to open by year's end in central Tucson.

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Cruising Speedway for buys

Cruising Speedway for buys

The Tucson Lutheran Thrift Store has a display case of unusual or pricey items offered in a silent-auction.

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Cruising Speedway for buys

Cruising Speedway for buys

Lucy Smith, a clothing supervisor at 1st-Rate, 2nd-Hand Thrift Store, organizes the shop’s shawl rack. The store is known for its variety of vintage finds and it has a large selection of furniture.

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Cruising Speedway for buys

Cruising Speedway for buys

Marcie Cumberland, left, says she was introduced to thrift-store shopping about 40 years ago by Charlotte Wiedel, who looks at an item at 1st-Rate, 2nd-Hand Thrift Store.

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Cruising Speedway for buys

Cruising Speedway for buys

There are doggie treats at the counter and pictures of pets among the merchandise at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Thrift Store.

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Cruising Speedway for buys

Cruising Speedway for buys

Sale of merchandise at Goodwill goes toward services such as training and employment.

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Cruising Speedway for buys

Cruising Speedway for buys

Manny Newell says he likes to look at books and golf clubs when he shops at the Goodwill Industries Thrift Store.

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