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April 14, 2017
Easter collectible prices fluctuate
April 14, 2017 - 7:43am
April 7, 2017
   This bottle-cap chair has a Westclox Baby Ben clock set into the top of the back and cup holders in the ends of the arms. Special to the Forum.
Bottle cap art sells at auction for $884
April 7, 2017 - 10:45am
March 31, 2017
It was more important to own a clock in the 1800s than it is now. This 1800s Dutch clock had chimes and an entertaining moving scene of ships and fishing. It sold in Massachusetts for $3,444 at a Skinner Inc. auction. Special to the Forum
Dutch clock sells for $3,444 at auction
March 31, 2017 - 10:00am
March 24, 2017
The carved-leaf crest, scrolled arms, castors and tufted upholstery are seen on mid-Victorian furniture. This sofa was made attributed to H.B Mudge Furniture Co. in Ohio, an important furniture company working in the 1880s.
Special to the Forum
Some Victorian originals cheaper than reproductions
March 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 17, 2017
This 20th-century Flora Danica porcelain platter is 18 1/2 inches by 14 1/4 inches. It features a tall, yellow mullein flower. The dish is fully marked on the bottom with factory marks and the impressed number 3520. Auction price, $984 in a Skinner Inc. auction in Massachusetts. Special to the Forum
Platter auctions for $984
March 17, 2017 - 9:00am
March 10, 2017
This Jeep doll auctioned for over $1,000 in a Hakes.com auction. He is a character in a Popeye comic strip from the 1930s and after. Many World War II soldiers think the vehicle called a Jeep was named for him, because with his magic powers, he could travel the most treacherous terrain. Special to the Forum.
Jeep doll auctioned for more than $1,000
March 10, 2017 - 12:30pm
March 3, 2017
This set, called a supper set, sold at a Skinner sale in Boston for $923. It was made by Coalport about 1860. Special to the Forum.
Bowl set sells at auction for $923
March 3, 2017 - 11:45am
March 2, 2017
The Big Yard Shop is opening at 1910 1st Ave. N. in Fargo.
Dave Wallis / The Forum
New antique, collectible shop opening this weekend in north Fargo
March 2, 2017 - 2:59pm
February 24, 2017
This unusual round cabinet was made to hold a collection of curios or china. It was sold at a Garth's in Ohio auction for $450. Special to the Forum
Art deco cabinet sold at auction for $450
February 24, 2017 - 11:45am
February 17, 2017
This George Washington doll made of painted cloth really did have blue eyes. It recently sold for $3,080. Special to the Forum
Washington doll auctioned in Vegas for $3,080
February 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 10, 2017
This handmade 1930s card is made from store-bought paper lace and features small chromolithographed pictures of children and flowers. The printed cardboard background is made to fit in an envelope. A collector bought it for $25 about 1980 and felt the message "To Miss Nash" on the back added to the value. It would cost about $50 today. Special to the Forum
Vintage homemade cards sell for $10-$100
February 10, 2017 - 8:30am
February 3, 2017
This cricket table has the expected triangular top and three legs. It was made in England in the 19th century and sold for $1,170. Submitted photo
Oak cricket table auctions for $1,170
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
January 27, 2017
 A lucky bidder bought this 19th century French "nodder" by Jacob Petit for $562. Each head has a long, heavy neck that rests on the shoulders of the figure. It is inserted into the figure's neck hole and swings back and forth, making the head "nod" when touched. Submitted photo
Successful bid for nodders was $562
January 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
January 20, 2017
Mother Hubbard Patent Roller Washboard sold for $195
January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
January 13, 2017
Natural rock crystals hang from this large chandelier designed by Coco Chanel. It is a form used in the    20th-century Chanel apartment. This example sold for $37,500. Submitted photo.
Chanel chandelier auctions for $37,500
January 13, 2017 - 7:00am
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