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June 2008

Free Appraisal Day

Do you have an antique or collectible and you don't know its value? Then plan to attend Stuart Brody's

Free Antique Appraisal Day
Saturday, June 21,
from 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

You may bring two (2) items into Showcase Antique Center and receive a verbal appraisal. For more information call Stuart at 508-347-7190.

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Feature stories this issue...

"SOLD" Recent Impressive Sales at Showcase Antique Center!

  • Sold: $2,000.00! Sibel Ainsworth Sampler
  • Sold: $ 595.00! Limoges Cobalt Vase
  • Sold: $ 495.00! Vienna Bronze Inkwell
  • Sold: $ 495.00! Garnet Bracelet
  • Sold: $ 425.00! Bronze of Gazelle
  • Sold: $ 335.00! 14K Emerald Studs
  • Sold: $ 325.00! Garnet Necklace
  • Sold: $ 315.00! Flow Blue Amoy Gravy
  • Sold: $ 315.00! Hubley Rose Vase Doorstop
  • Sold: $ 300.00! 14K Diamond Ring
  • Sold: $ 300.00! Platinum Diamond Earrings
  • Sold: $ 295.00! Signed Bronze Urn
  • Sold: $ 295.00! 14K Diamond Earrings
  • Sold: $ 290.00! Bunny With Basket and Apron Chocolate Mold
  • Sold: $ 290.00 FDR Letter
  • Sold: $ 275.00! 18K Diamond Ring
  • Sold: $ 275.00! Russian Silver Purse
  • Sold: $ 275.00! Gerstner Dental Cabinet
  • Sold: $ 270.00! Turtle Spittoon - No Insert
  • Sold: $ 265.00! 14K Diamond Band
  • Sold: $ 265.00! 11 Pots de Créme
  • Sold: $ 260.00! 14K Bangle Bracelet
  • Sold: $ 245.00! 14K Chain
  • Sold: $ 245.00! 14K Peridot and Diamond Earrings
  • Sold: $ 240.00! Whiting Sterling Salad Set
  • Sold: $ 235.00! Father Christmas Postcard
  • Sold: $ 235.00! Bronze Duck Maid's Bell
  • Sold: $ 225.00! Grover Cleveland Wood Box
  • Sold: $ 225.00! 14K Diamond Ring
  • Sold: $ 200.00! Sterling Salad Set

From the Attic

  • Sibel Ainsworth Sampler Price: $2,000.00
  • Limoges Cobalt Vase Price: $595.00
  • Vienna Bronze Inkwell Price: $495.00
  • Hubley Rose Vase Doorstop Price: $315.00
  • 14K Diamond Earrings Price: $295.00
  • FDR Letter Price: $290.00
  • Gerstner Dental Cabinet Price: $275.00
  • 14K Chain Price: $245.00
  • 14K Bangle Bracelet Price: $260.00
  • 14K Peridot and Diamond Earrings Price: $245.00
  • Russian Silver Purse Price: $275.00
  • Garnet Necklace Price: $325.00
  • Garnet Bracelet Price: $495.00

What's in your attic?

Read article Yard Sales, Schmard Sales.
CONSIGNMENT = $ALE$ below and learn how easy it is to consign with Showcase Antique Center.

NEWS FLASH "JUST SOLD"!

  • Sold: Sibel Ainsworth Sampler $2,000.00
  • Sold: Limoges Cobalt Vase $595.00
  • Sold: Vienna Bronze Inkwell $495.00
  • Sold: 14K Diamond Earrings $295.00
  • Sold: Hubley Rose Vase Doorstop $315.00
  • Sold: FDR Letter $290.00
  • Sold: Gerstner Dental Cabinet $275.00
  • Sold: 14K Bangle Bracelet $260.00
  • Sold: 14K Peridot and Diamond Earrings $245.00
  • Sold: Russian Silver Purse $275.00
  • Sold: Garnet Necklace $325.00
  • Sold: Garnet Bracelet $495.00
  • Sold: 14K Chain $245.00

Need To Sell More Than What's In Your Attic?
How About Selling Your Whole House!

Stuart Brody Can Help!

Stuart Brody, president of Showcase Antique Center, Inc., is a real estate agent and an auctioneer, licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

More and more people are turning to real estate auctions and short sales* to sell their homes or commercial properties. The benefits are numerous! Click here for more information.

*About short sales: Are you having trouble making your mortgage payments? Are you getting constant calls from the bank about your past due payments? Are you worried about foreclosure? Then I have GOOD NEWS to share with you!!

I can help you structure a short sale of your home. A short sale means that the bank agrees to take less money than is owed on your mortgage. A short sale eliminates the foreclosure process and saves your credit!

For more information on how I can make a short sale work for you, please e-mail me, Stuart Brody, at sbrody@verizon.net.

Antiques and
Vintage Collectibles Spotlight

Ivory

Ivory is a hard, creamy-white substance formed from the dentine and tusks of mammals such as the elephant, hippopotamus, walrus, mammoth, and narwhal. The word ivory, however, refers traditionally to the tusks of elephants.

Ivory has many ornamental and practical uses. It has been used for billiard balls, piano keys, bagpipes, buttons and a wide range of ornamental items, such as those listed below.

References: www.uniclectica.com/conserva/ivory1.html

Here's a Sampling of Ivory Items in Our Showcases and on Our Web Site:

Ivory Eagle's Head Handled Cane
Carved ivory eagle's head handled cane; wooden shaft; silver tone ferrule; hallmarked sterling collar. Length=34 Price: $2,250.00


Ivory Handled Corkscrew
Corkscrew with ivory handle and cast iron shank; unmarked. Length=5 Price: $225.00


Ivory Netsuke Of A Man Playing A Flute
Ivory Netsuke of a man in a crouched position playing a flute; unmarked. Height=1.25 Price: $150.00


Ivory Netsuke Of A Man With Bound Hands
Ivory Netsuke of a man with his hands bound behind his back and a mouse at his feet; Chinese writing on bottom. Height=1.25 SOLD! $175.00


Ivory Pie Crimper
Carved ivory pie crimper with heart-shaped cutout design in handle; unmarked. Length=6.25 Price: $695.00


  • Ivory Erotica Cane Price: $550.00
  • Ivory Puzzle Ball Price: $595.00
  • Ivory Monkeys Price: $250.00
  • Ivory Carving in Shape of Shell Price: $450.00
  • Carved Ivory Figure of Oriental Man Price: $450.00
  • Carved Ivory Figure of Oriental Woman Price: $450.00
  • Ivory Needle Case Price: $100.00
  • Ivory Beehive Thimble Holder Price: $140.00
  • Ivory Case With Mini Clothespins Price: $150.00
  • Chinese Ivory Pin Safe Price: $160.00
  • Ivory Bellows Pincushion Price: $125.00
  • Ivory Pincushion Price: $175.00
  • Ivory Toothpick Price: $55.00
  • Ivory (or Antler) Egyptian Bust Price: $165.00
  • Chinese Ivory Fisherman With Net Price: $150.00
  • Ivory Buddha Price: $125.00
  • Ivory Owl Price: $175.00
  • Ivory Dogs Fighting; 1890s Price: $490.00
  • Ivory Playful Dogs Price: $580.00
  • Ivory Seal Price: $315.00

Need To Sell More Than What's In Your Attic?
How About Selling Your Whole House!

Stuart Brody Can Help!

Stuart Brody, president of Showcase Antique Center, Inc., is a real estate agent and an auctioneer, licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

More and more people are turning to real estate auctions and short sales* to sell their homes or commercial properties. The benefits are numerous! Click here for more information.

*About short sales: Are you having trouble making your mortgage payments? Are you getting constant calls from the bank about your past due payments? Are you worried about foreclosure? Then I have GOOD NEWS to share with you!!

I can help you structure a short sale of your home. A short sale means that the bank agrees to take less money than is owed on your mortgage. A short sale eliminates the foreclosure process and saves your credit!

For more information on how I can make a short sale work for you, please e-mail me, Stuart Brody, at sbrody@verizon.net.

Stuart's Musings

Stereo Viewers

Stereoscopes, also known as stereopticons or stereo viewers, were a popular form of entertainment in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A stereoscope is composed of two pictures each taken from a slightly different viewpoint that corresponds closely to the spacing of the eyes. The images are mounted next to each other and are viewed through a set of lenses via a special viewer. The pair of two-dimensional pictures merges into a single, three-dimensional photograph.

Sir Charles Wheatstone first invented and patented the stereoscope in 1838. Wheatstone experimented with stereoscopic drawings for several years prior to the invention of photography. The two principles were ultimately combined to form the stereoscope.

Oliver Wendell Holmes invented the more popular Holmes Stereo Viewer, the most common type of stereoscope in use from 1881 until 1939.

The View-Master, a descendent of the stereoscope, was first introduced at the New York World's Fair in 1939. Invented by William Gruber, it was intended as an alternative to the postcard, using three-dimensional Kodachrome images.

References: http://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit01.htm

Burl And Walnut Standing Stereoscope
Burl and walnut standing stereoscope; marked "The Vistascope," Griffith & Griffith, Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A., Agents, Patented;" includes viewing card; circa 1896. Height=12 Price: $395.00


  • Tabletop Multi-Card Stereo Viewer Price: $1,400.00
  • Walnut Graphoscope Stereo Viewer Price: $1,200.00
  • Aluminum Stereoscope Perfectoscope With Card. Price: $125.00
  • Wooden Stereoscope Price: $85.00
  • View-Master With Slide Reel Price: $25.00

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located at the entrance to Old Sturbridge Village,
  371 Main St, P.O. Box 1122, Sturbridge, MA 01566 
Tel: (508) 347-7190 Fax: (508) 347-5420

Showcase Antique Center is conveniently located on Main Street in Sturbridge, MA, just one mile from I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) and I-84. We're minutes away from the world-renown outdoor Brimfield Antique Shows held annually each May, July and September.
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