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2016-10-19 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - 1972:

Not the best pic. Based on what I see, I'd say it's strike (machine) doubling. Check out the mintmark. In the 70's, mintmarks were placed (punched) into the die surface after the die was made. If the mm

2016-10-18 Collectibles--General (Modern) - nicholas gish:

Hi Kim,  Thank you for your question.  I believe the carousel thimbles were made in the 1980s and 1990s.  It is hard to determine the value of an item but much depends on supply and demand.  You may be

2016-10-18 Collectibles-General (Antiques) - Toy Betsy Ross sewing machine:

Hello Debbie,    I do have the threading instructions for the Betsy Ross if that will help you.  Almost all of these toy machines sew a chain stitch so the tension is important to allow the needle to catch

2016-10-17 Collectibles-General (Antiques) - Colby's Chairs:

Colbys was a retailer and a manufacturer.  The name was used starting in the mid 1940s.  prior to that the name was longer.    These ladder back chairs were from the 40s and should retail at 200 each if

2016-10-17 Collectibles-General (Antiques) - Scholle's Chicago Twin Bed:

Cindy - Scholles was a department store so there is no way to know who made the bed. It is from the Depression era of the 1930s. The wood in the headboard is stump cut walnut veneer. Stump cut or butt


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