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
Monday, October 23 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.
Feature stories this issue...
SOLD!!! Recent Impressive Sales at Showcase Antique Center!
Sold: $3,200.00! 18K Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Sold: $2,900.00! 14K Diamond Line Bracelet
Sold: $1,800.00! Easy Eggbeater
Sold: $1,600.00! Dedham Rabbit 12" Bowl
Sold: $1,600.00! Scottish Agate Necklace
Sold: $1,350.00! Nuremburg Alms Dish
Sold: $1,250.00! Globe Cream & Eggbeater
Sold: $1,150.00! Popeye on Roller Skates Toy
Sold: $1,050.00! Stoneware Pig
Sold: $ 990.00! 3-Gallon Dog Crock
Sold: $ 850.00! Pair of Wedding Slippers
Sold: $ 500.00! Pumpkin Man Candy Container
From the Attic
Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware Set Price: $2,800.00
Flow Blue Teapot Price: $995.00
Flow Blue Argyle Covered Vegetable Price: $795.00
Teplitz Amphora Vase Price: $850.00
Rubina Verde Covered Butter Price: $715.00
Scottish Sampler Price: $625.00
Mercury Glass Compote Price: $585.00
Flow Blue Carlton Cup and Saucer Price: $200.00
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!!! Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware Set $2,800.00!
Sold!!! Teplitz Amphora Vase $850.00!
Sold!!! Rubina Verde Covered Butter $715.00!
Sold!!! Scottish Sampler $625.00!
Sold!!! Mercury Glass Compote $585.00!
Have a particular want?
This is just one of the ways we strive to offer the finest service to our buyers and sellers. Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff is skilled in matching sellers' merchandise with buyers' wants. We'll keep your wants in mind, and call or e-mail you when those items you desire come in!
Just let us know!
Vintage Collectibles Spotlight
Halloween collectibles conjure up fond memories for many of us. Halloween was the one night of the year we were granted a "license" to be a little rowdier than usual, and play a few harmless pranks without consequences.
Vintage Halloween collectibles include German and American jack-o'-lanterns, figural candy containers, noisemakers and nodders, and squeakers, to name just a few of the variety of items.
The jack-o'-lantern comes from Irish folklore where a man called Stingy Jack, a notorious drunkard and trickster, tricked Satan into climbing a tree. Jack then carved an image of a cross in the tree's trunk, trapping the devil up the tree. Jack then made a deal with the devil. He promised to let him down, if he would never tempt him again.
When Jack died, he was denied entrance to Heaven because of his evil ways. Satan also denied him access to Hell because he had tricked him. Instead, the devil gave him a single ember to light his way through the darkness. Jack placed the ember inside a hollowed-out turnip to keep it glowing longer.
Note: Like any good folktale, there is many a version. We liked this one!
Here's a Sampling of Halloween Items in Our Showcases and on Our Web Site:
Blue Salem Witch Plate
Blue Salem witch plate with border of cats' faces and crossed broomsticks; marked "Designed and Imported By Daniel Low, Salem, Mass.," manufactured by a firm in Fenton, England.
Diameter=7.5 Price: $250.00
Composition "Pumpkin Girl" Candy Container
Composition "Pumpkin Girl" candy container painted in tones of yellow, green, blue, red, and white; marked "Germany;" circa 1910.
Height=4.5 Price: $795.00
Green Salem Witch Plate
Green Salem witch plate with border of cats' faces and crossed broomsticks; marked "Designed & Imported By Daniel Low & Co., Salem, Mass., The Rowland Marsellus Co., Staffordshire, England."
Diameter=5.75 Price: $425.00
Halloween 'Pumpkin Man' Noisemaker
Halloween composition 'Pumpkin Man' wooden ratchet noisemaker; unmarked.
Height=10 Price: $1,125.00
Halloween Devil Squeaker
Halloween devil squeaker on a natural tone wooden stick; marked "Made in Germany."
Length=9 Price: $160.00
Halloween Witch In Rocket Candy Container
Plastic Halloween witch in rocket candy container; orange with black wheels; large size; unmarked.
Length=8 Price: $895.00
Halloween Witch On Motorcycle Candy Container
Plastic Halloween witch on motorcycle candy container; orange motorcycle with green wheels, orange pumpkin, black broom, and black robed witch; unmarked.
Length=7 Price: $695.00
Halloween Witch Squeaker
Halloween witch squeaker on a natural tone wooden stick; Germany; unmarked.
Length=8.25 Price: $140.00
Papier-Mache and Composition Witch Nodder
Papier-mache and composition witch nodder dressed in a blue skirt, red cape, and black pointed hat; marked "Germany."
Height=9.75 Price: $1,200.00
Vintage Double-Sided Jack-O'-Lantern Clapper
Vintage double-sided tin jack-o'-lantern clapper noisemaker with wooden handle; marked "M.B. CO., Copyrighted."
Length=10.25 Price: $280.00
Vintage Illuminated Jack-O'-Lantern No. 84
Vintage tin and plastic battery operated jack-o'-lantern No. 84 with original box; marked "Made in Japan."
Height=5.75 Price: $250.00
Vintage Solid Faced Pumpkin Jack-O'-Lantern
This vintage papier-mache jack-o'-lantern has a solid face with painted-on eyes and mouth. This piece originally had a paper cup inserted in the top filled with candy and was most probably sold as a candy container. Piece dates to the mid-1950s.
Height=4.75 Price: $145.00
- Pumpkin Man Nodder Candy Container; marked "Germany." Price: $850.00
- Halloween Pumpkin Man Candy Container, circa 1920s Price: $575.00
- Witch Noisemaker, CM05; marked "Germany." Price: $550.00
- Halloween Tiger Cat Squeaker Price: $140.00
- Halloween Plastic Cat with Pumpkin Candy Container Price: $120.00
- German Jack-O'-Lantern with Accordion Base Price: $395.00
- Cotton Witch Candy Container; Japan; circa 1920s Price: $235.00
- German Jack-O'-Lantern, circa 1920 Price: $200.00
- Rare Black Cat Jack-O'-Lantern Price: $750.00
- Rare Black Cat Jack-O-Lantern; American; circa 1930s Price: $795.00
- Seneca Falls Box Co.; First Known American Jack-O'-Lantern
Candy Container & Lantern Price: $285.00
- Halloween Plastic Pumpkin Man Price: $ 85.00
Flow Blue first appeared in Staffordshire, England in the early 1800s. Potters discovered that cobalt oxide, which is the base pigment used in Flow Blue, could seep into porous earthenware.
The flowing and blurred blue appearance was a result of the pottery being exposed to chlorinated vapors - from lime or ammonia chloride -in the kiln. Glazes containing lead oxide provided the depth of color and brilliance we find in its myriad patterns.
Since Chinese porcelain was quite expensive during the nineteenth century, Flow Blue design motifs and decorations were largely inspired by Oriental imagery and chinoiserie, although after 1850, styles became more ornate and fanciful.
Flow Blue china was produced from the early 1800s through the early 1900s.
Reference: Flow Blue International Collectors Club
Flow Blue Teapot Price: $995.00
Flow Blue Argyle Covered Vegetable Price: $795.00
Flow Blue Scinde Covered Vegetable Price: $995.00
Flow Blue Manilla Covered Vegetable Price: $895.00
Flow Blue Small Tureen Price: $650.00
Flow Blue Amoy Gravy Price: $450.00
Flow Blue Nonpareil Plate Price: $125.00
Flow Blue Roseville Plate Price: $140.00
Flow Blue Oblong Dish with Florals Price: $110.00
Flow Blue Large Oregon Platter Price: $595.00
Flow Blue Small Plate Price: $50.00
Flow Blue Small Platter Price: $95.00
Flow Blue Plate with Leaves and Flowers Price: $95.00
Flow Blue Edged Platter Price: $75.00
Flow Blue Spinach Plate Price: $65.00
Flow Blue Small Scalloped Dish Price: $20.00
Flow Blue Eastern Plants Plate Price: $125.00
Flow Blue Shell Plate Price: $140.00
Flow Blue Formosa Plate Price: $140.00
Flow Blue Manilla Plate Price: $140.00
Flow Blue Arabesque Cup and Saucer Price: $140.00
Flow Blue Carlton Cup and Saucer Price: $225.00
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"If you have something old, bring it in - it could be a valuable antique or collectible. Having an expert look at it is the best way to find out."
-Stuart Brody, owner and appraiser, Showcase Antique Center
Do you have a valuable or family heirloom you'd like to sell? Our consignment arrangement is the prime outlet for getting the best possible price for your antiques and collectibles.
Not sure what your item is worth? Our highly qualified appraisers will determine the value of your merchandise for you. This service is free of charge
to our consignors.
Looking for Consignors with Quality Antiques
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- We are committed to carrying quality antiques and vintage collectibles
- We don't allow any reproductions
- We adhere to specific time periods for vintage collectibles
- We will appraise your items, ensuring the highest value possible
- A customized marketing program just for you to showcase your merchandise in its best light.
- We telephone customers with an interest in your type of merchandise
- Over 20,000 customers in our database
- If your merchandise sells through our ads or eBay, we handle the shipping and charge the customer.
- We remit all the sales tax so you don't have to worry about it.
Want to learn more about consigning with Showcase Antique Center? Contact Stuart Brody at email@example.com
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Showcase Antique Center
located at the entrance to Old Sturbridge Village,
Route 20, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Tel: (508) 347-7190 Fax: (508) 347-5420
Showcase Antique Center is conveniently located on Route 20 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.
Affiliation: Northeast Realty
- Auction reduces the time the property is on the market.
- Auction eliminates numerous, unscheduled showings.
- Auction creates competition among buyers - auction prices can exceed the price of a negotiated sale.
- Auction takes the seller out of the negotiation process.
- Seller sets the terms and conditions of the sale.
- Seller knows exactly when the property will sell.
- The buyer pays the commission when a 7% to 10% buyer's premium is used. The high bid plus the buyer's premium becomes the total selling price.
- The seller pays no commission when a property is sold...only marketing costs are charged.
To provide more options for his clients, Stuart affiliated with Northeast Realty, Union, CT, as both a real estate agent and auctioneer. Now Stuart can conduct negotiated sales for both residential and commercial properties in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as auction property in Connecticut.
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