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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Vintage 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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