Tag Archives: Miniature

Gems of the Miniature Glass World

Gems of the Miniature Glass World

Article and photos by Peter Wade In the antiques trade, the term “smalls” is a descriptive term used to refer to the many small items found amongst the thousands of antiques collected today. Often this descriptive has had a slightly negative connotation in that smalls were thought of as the lessor collectibles, frequently overlooked and […]

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,250 (10 bids, 8 bidders): Antique Kugel Christmas Ornament (red grapes). “Kugel” is the name of thick, heavy glass Christmas ornaments that were made in Germany from as early as 1840 to the early 1900s. Although the word kugel means “round ball” in German, original kugels were also made […]

What's Selling on eBay: August 2016

What's Selling on eBay: August 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,337 (38 bids, 13 bidders): Silver Figural Miniature Harp Mechanical Propelling Pencil and Seal. The pencil has a ring slider that extends the nozzle, and it is fully working so the lead propels when the nozzle is turned. The harp is engraved on the frame on both sides and […]