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Mercury Glass: Encasing the Brilliance of Silver

Collection of seven antique mercury glass vessels selling for $750 at charish.com

Mercury glass is not all it is wrapped up to be as there is no actual mercury used in the encased silvered part of the glass, except during its first few years. While rumors abound regarding the danger of being poisoned when using tableware made with “mercury glass,” it is a myth that comes from […]

Antiques Peek: April 2019

Antiques Peek: April 2019

I Can See Clearly Now By Jessica Kosinski Glassware is commonplace in today’s society. We all have drinking glasses, wine glasses, and even bowls or other dishes made of glass. Many glass pieces may look nice, but they are not particularly special or valuable. An exception is lead crystal. Lead crystal is specially made and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michigan mining stock certificate, $5,250; Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michigan mining stock certificate, $5,250; Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A stock certificate for the American Mining Company in Michigan, issued in 1902 to R.H. Rickard for 29 shares, sold for $5,250 at a Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction held Oct. 18-22 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev. Also, a flint glass Old […]