The saying goes; ‘One person’s trash is another’s treasure‘, and in the case of some of the million dollar antique items that were given up for less than a penny or two made their new owners nothing less than millionaires. In this article we will take a look at a number of antique items that have sold for over a million dollars in the last couple of decades.[Read more…]
The value of an antique item can differ from one person to another. For example, your grandmothers wedding ring may be extremely valuable to those within your family while others may not see the worth. Or perhaps you may not see the worth in an item that you attempt to auction to be shocked when it sells for millions upon millions just like the Pinner Qing Dynasty Vase.[Read more…]
Toby Jugs – King Henry VIII
Modeled after the historical figures of King Henry VIII and his wives. These collectibles allow you collect the heads of both the tyrannical King and that of his unfortunate wives alike.
King Henry VIII Lrg 6 1/2″ – D6642 (1975)
Reigning King of England from April 21st 1509 until his death on January 28th 1547.
King Henry VIII is more remembered for his six marriages, in particular, the methods he used to end those marriages.
Hummel Figurines are showcased in many antique collectors cabinets. These porcelain figurines, based upon drawings by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, first became popular towards the end of the second world war. These porcelain ornaments were often gifted by soldiers in Germany to family back home in America. Although not an overly expensive item during this time, in today’s society Hummel Figurines have become greatly sort after antiques by keen collectors leading to a large price increase.
First Hummels Produced: 1935
Creator of the Porcelain Hummel Figurines: Franz Goebel
1) The Merry Wanderer #7
One of the most popular Hummel Figurines in a collectors cabinet is the ‘Merry Wanderer’. This porcelain figurine depicts a young traveller walking with a spring in his step (merrily walking) with a red umbrella and luggage bag.
Model Date: 1935
Expected Sale Price Today (depending on condition): $180 – $500
Toby Jugs have been around since the early 18th century. They were revived by Doulton in the 19th century, who developed the idea into a range of character jugs. Since 1815, Doulton had made Toby jugs in a conventional manner. Harry Simeon started to add colour in the 1920’s. This inspired Charles Noke, a Doulton artist and modeller to rethink the Toby jug tradition. [Read more…]
Royal Doulton Bunnykins has been in continuous production since 1934.Ã‚Â The range includes tableware, nursery ware, teapots, moneyboxes and figures. Following the war, production did not restart until Royal Doulton purchased the Beswick factory in 1969. After this, Bunnykins were numbered with the prefix DB and are still produced to this day. [Read more…]
Fiestaware was introduced in 1936 by the Homer Laughlin China Company. This is very colorful dinnerware. Fiestaware was redesigned in 1969 and was withdrawn from the market in 1973. Fiestaware was reissued in 1986 and still being produced today. These pieces where in different colors from the original line of Fiestaware. Fiestaware cups had full circle handles until 1969, when partial circle handles were introduced. [Read more…]
Hummel Figurines were first made in 1935. They were based off the drawings of M.I. Hummel. Hummel figurines are made by the W.Goebel Pozellanfabrik in Germany. Genuine Hummel figurines will have a Goebel trademark on it. You can use this trademark to date your Hummel figurine. Use this Hummel age guide to determine the age of your figurine. [Read more…]