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Ancient Archaic Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Lot

Sold Price: 
$130.00

Not all old things have value. These oil lamps were probably made when Jesus walked the Earth but they are fairly common if you look for them. Plain ones like this have a fairly low value but some that have more detail can sell for big bucks. Things this old should really be in a museum and it's not often we find things that are really 2000 years old so it was fun to see them....

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Julius Gutman Store Christmas Toy Catalog 1951

Sold Price: 
$65.00

It wasn't until post war that retailers began to seiously market to children. Holiday comic / activity books like these sprinkled with toy ads were a great way to get mom and dad to do their shopping at one specific store so as not to dissapoint. Things like this just weren't meant to last and that is why they were worth $65 today.

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Detecto Mid Century Clothes Hamper Gold Hollywood Regency

Sold Price: 
$40.00

Yes, a clothing hamper. When I found it digging around on a housecall last week the owner said in disbeliefe 'You really want that?' He gave it to me for free and in less than one week it sold on eBay for $40. The buyer also paid another $40 in shipping so the real value was $80 to him or her. People don't generally save stuff like this for 50 years so it's easier to sell than you might think as there are many folks trying to recreate the perfect mid century look. 

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Famous Monsters Of Filmland Horror Sci Fi Movie Magazine 1960's Issues

Sold Price: 
$566.00

Old niche paper items that have survived for fifty years are worth looking at closely. While everyone saved things like special edition newspapers and Life magazine - which are a dime a dozen - obscure things like these monster mags can bring big screams when they sell! 

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Kutani Imari Japanese Maneki Neko Good Luck Calico Cat Figure

Sold Price: 
$100.00

This little guy didn't have any markings but by knowing descriptive buzzwords such as 'Imari' we were able to find comps and got a nice price for what might otherwise appear to be just another mundane figurine. One customer had a whole house full of cat figures, most of which were nothing special. Having the eye to recognize unusual pieces is what sets us apart from other auction services.

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