Vintage Kitchen Scale

Q: Hi Michelle, we found this vintage scale at my mom’s house. Can you please tell me something about it and what it is worth? Thank you. A:  The company had a rich and varied history with a primary focus on manufacturing weight scales. They also perfected and introduced the spring balance scale. The company […]

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Mah Jong game

Q: I picked up this Mahjong game and don’t know if it might be worth something or not. I have never even heard of the game other than the Internet game version. To me it looks really old but I would appreciate anything you can tell me. Thank you. A: This is the perfect time […]

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Dictionary stand

Q: This stand, which looks like it was made to hold a book, has been in my family for many years. Can you tell me what it is for and how much it is worth? It stands 33” tall. A: You have a wonderful oak dictionary stand from around 1900. I was able to locate […]

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Noritake china set

Q: Hey Michelle! Mom has a Noritake tea set that was bought in Japan in the mid to late 1950s. It is in perfect condition as it has been kept in a curio cabinet all these years. If I send you photos of it, can you give me an estimate of its worth? Let me […]

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Glass paperweights from Murano, Italy

This month I decided to deviate from my normal question and answer column and honor my mom by presenting a few of her beautiful paperweights. She literally has hundreds of them so I picked a few of my favorites to share with you. We lost my mom six years ago January, she too was an […]

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Limited edition Bible

Q: We have a fine set of 14 volumes of the Holy Bible published by R.H. Hinkley of Boston in the limited edition No. 147 of 500 copies bound in pigskin and what appears to be wood. Each book has a single different colored scene under onionskin-like paper. Each is in excellent condition, no tears […]

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