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Back then, the appliance served as a versatile tool, since cooks could power it using either wood or coal.
This stove may show some rust on its nickel-plated trim, but the crisp blue enameling makes this a particularly desirable item.
What It's Worth: $2,000The serial number, G3008402, reveals this machine was made in 1913 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
By the mid-1910s, however, a new side-loading design with interior blades—similar to what most of us picture when we think of a mechanical sharpener—hit the scene, quickly eclipsing APSCO's model.
This desk accessory sold for $2.50 a century ago; now it reels in 100 times that.
"It also suggests it was used by a professional machinist who would have wrapped cloth around the arm to stash pins." What It's Worth: $100This plastic camera was produced in the USA from 1956 to 1972 by Shaw-Harrison Corporation.
Two small doors on the lower left hide the fuel chambers, a row of bun warmers grace the top of the piece, and a copper-lined box for heating water hangs on the right.Quality antique stoves with restoration potential command up to $2,500 (fully updated examples, converted to gas or electric, can bring as much as $9,000).
"It appears the back has been replaced with a more modern fabric and the edges resewn.Because this was done well, it minimally affects the value." What It's Worth: $300This is a signature piece by one of America's top 20th-century designers.Born in Paris, Pauline Trigère (1908–2002) moved to New York City in 1937 and launched her ready-to-wear label five years later.In great shape, this coat snags an appraisal more than double its consignment-shop price.What It's Worth: $750This earthenware pot—by Grimwades Ltd., a British ceramics firm founded in 1885 and still in business today—was created for the purpose of steaming or baking puddings, both sweet and savory.This steel-and-iron Royal Windsor, manufactured on behalf of Montgomery Ward, sold for around $80 in the 1920s.