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Treasures: Compote’s Style Not in Fashion, Still Desirable

Dear Helaine and Joe: We have a vintage fruit compote (at least, that is what we think it is). The metal base is pewter, brass and silver plate. The blue glass is thick and the pictures are hand-painted. The blue glass bowl is 5 inches tall and the diameter is 5 by 7 inches. Can […]

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Treasures In Your Attic: Silver-plated centerpiece is attractive find

Dear Helaine and Joe: My daughter’s senior class recently collected donations to sell to raise money for a senior trip. Among the donations are two pieces of silver I think may be worth something. I think the candelabra pictured is the more valuable but would love your input. Thank you, T.W. Dear T.W.: Our input […]

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Treasures In Your Attic: Bigger is Usually Better with Vanguard Abstract Works

Dear Helaine and Joe: I rescued a painting from a storage unit I purchased. I am not a collector and would like to sell it. It is signed “Lee Burr” and has a label on the reverse reading, “Vanguard Studios Inc.” What is its value? Thank you, B.S., Waterloo, S.C. Dear B.S.: Lee Raymond Burr […]

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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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