Tag Archives: cast-iron

Freshly Ground

Freshly Ground

A Look at Antique Coffee Grinders by Maxine Carter-Lome There is nothing like the smell and taste of freshly ground coffee. Today, coffee consumers have the choice of buying pre-packaged ground coffee or beans by the pound to be freshly ground at home. This was not the case for most of rural America in the […]

All Geared Up: Collecting Iron

All Geared Up: Collecting Iron

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Iron, with its beloved black color, strength, and propensity for twists and turns can appeal to collectors across several spectrums. Whether you admire an industrial gear, an elaborate Pennsylvania Dutch hinge, or a scrolling Victorian garden bench, there is something enduring about collecting iron. But how did this metal […]

Publisher's Corner: January 2019

Publisher's Corner: January 2019

All That Glitters is Not Gold by Maxine Carter-Lome When it comes to what we collect, those of us into antique metals – be it silver, gold, pewter, cast iron, or tin – can’t help but be distracted by the unique objects that represent a fine example of hand craftsmanship and design derived from the […]

What's Selling on eBay: June 2018

What's Selling on eBay: June 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $11,687 (76 bids, 25 bidders): Antique Stevens Painted Cast Iron Monkey Velocipede Tricycle Bell Pull Toy. Measuring 8 1/2 inches long by 8 1/4 inches to the top of the monkey’s hat, this rare Tricycle Bell Toy is in amazing condition except for one problem. In the close-up photographs […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: “Jonah the Whale” bank, $119,925, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A “Jonah the Whale” cast iron mechanical bank by J. & E. Stevens sold for $119,925 at a Mechanical & Still Bank Sale held Jan. 14 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, an unmarked cast iron “Seek Him Frisk” mechanical bank featuring a […]

Morphy Auctions' September Premier Toys, Dolls, Marbles, And Figural Cast Iron Sales Event, Sept. 23-24

This two-day auction includes almost 1,300 lots of extraordinary vintage toys and childhood ephemera, with museum-quality selections across all the most popular collecting categories.  Denver, Pennsylvania, September 5, 2016 – Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is pleased to announce this million-dollar Toy, Doll, Marble, and Figural Cast Iron […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1920s Arcade panel van, $21,240, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa-1929 Arcade ‘White’ delivery panel van with ‘Peerless’ ad sold for $21,240 at a Holiday Surprises event held Nov. 13-15 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, a rare clockwork George Washington display toy fetched $10,620; the same price was realized for a […]

What's Selling on eBay: September 2015

What's Selling on eBay: September 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $440 (79 bids, 10 bidders): Steampunk 1889 Eye Dr. Scope Ophthalmometer Medical Tool Optometrist. Here’s an antique ya just don’t see every day! I believe it’s called an “Ophthalmometer,” which an eye doctor used over 100 years ago for examining a person’s eyes. The maker’s name is printed in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Art glass miniature lamp, $11,500, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Art glass miniature lamp, $11,500, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Art glass miniature lamp, $11,500, Jeffrey S. Evans Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp, white to citron yellow, with a satin finish, white floral leaf and butterfly décor, sold for $11,500 at Part II of the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rare Louis Vuitton trunk, $16,100, Carlsen Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rare Louis Vuitton trunk, $16,100, Carlsen Gallery

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Rare Louis Vuitton trunk, $16,100, Carlsen Gallery Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare Louis Vuitton split-top trunk sold for $16,100 at an auction held June 8 by Carlsen Gallery in Freehold, N.Y. Also, an oil on canvas by Asher B. Durand, titled Nature Study, changed hands […]