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Treasures: Nothing Mysterious About Pair Vases; They Turn Out to be ‘Cheapwares’

Dear Helaine and Joe: I inherited this pair of what I think are vases, but I do not know for sure what they are. I have searched a few antique sites and have been unable to find anything like them. Can you provide any information as to origin and value? I have included a photograph […]

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Notch market: “The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art”

Folk art often tends to have anonymous creators, unlike the fine arts, where artists can become household names. But when it comes to tramp art, a particular woodworking tradition that might reasonably sound like it was created by transients — complete with a mental image of a boxcar hobo whittling away at a scrap of […]

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Don Quixote Lamp is Nice, but Repurposed

Dear Helaine and Joe: I live in Cape Town, South Africa, and I am sending you photographs of a lamp that once belonged to my late parents. I have also enclosed a photograph of the mark. I would like to know where it came from and its value. Thank you, B.S. Dear B.S.: This is […]

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Country Living Magazine

Helaine Fendelman appraises treasures from reader submissions across the US in Country Living Magazine's longstanding What is it Worth? column.
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