Antiques and collectibles: splashes matter – AgriNews


Spatterware was first manufactured in the late 1700s in England, but most found today date from around 1800 to 1850 in Staffordshire, England, and intended for sale in the United States.

Unfortunately, the word spatterware now has multiple meanings, possibly because novice collectors hadn’t realized there was a difference between spatter and sponges. Another danger is that today there are quite good copies of splatter intended for use in the kitchen.

Experts can distinguish the old from the new by the shape, weight and color of the white glaze. They also know the difference between the appearance of a splattered paint mark and the mark left by a paint soaked sponge.

Old rainbow splashes like this pitcher are pricey and the double scroll G handle is a value added feature. This coin sold with the buyer’s premium for $ 5,227.

When I bought my beauty salon in 1972, there was a Coke machine. It was manufactured by the Vendo Company of Kansas City. Cokes cost 15 cents. But it’s not the typical red-and-white coke machine – the front looks like wood and features eight panels with black trim. The machine is still working and I have it at home. Could you tell me its value?

The Vendo Company was founded in the late 1930s in Kansas City, Missouri. The Vendo Model 56 vending machine was designed around 1956 and manufactured until the mid-1960s. The machine held 56 bottles, sizes from 8 ounces to 12 ounces, in up to seven varieties.

It was offered in red and white, red and white with wood grain and with wood grain “decorative doors” that made it look like a cabinet rather than a brightly colored soda maker. Styles included Danish, Provincial, Colonial, Traditional, and Mediterranean, like yours.

Vintage Vendo soda vending machines in old and worn condition but in working condition that advertise brands like Coca-Cola or Pepsi sell for between $ 250 and $ 500 or so. The Coca-Cola versions are worth the most. The restored copies are sold by the thousands. Without advertising on the products, they are worth less, around $ 100 to $ 300.

Current prices

Wooden candle holders, carved, Wilhelm Schimmel style, center ball, tapered sections, stepped base, 1900s, 10 1/4 inches, pair, $ 95.

Awakening, voyage, golden brass case, square, white dial with Roman numerals, Swiss quartz movement, marked Tiffany & Co., circa 1970, 4 inches, $ 115.

Toy, Playland Merry-Go-Round, Children on Horses, Multicolored, Pewter Lithograph, Clearance, J. Chein & Co., Box, 11 x 11 inches, $ 270.

Weathercock, golfer, silhouette, swinging driver, golf bag with clubs standing behind, copper, verdigris patina, 25 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, $ 445.

Point: Store the plates vertically in a rack or stack them with a felt plate protector between each plate.


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