September 3, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #12

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

August 31, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #11

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

August 15, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #13

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

August 6, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee pot #10

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

August 2, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #9

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 30, 2013

Antique Pickwick Brand Coffee Tin

Antique Pickwick Brand Coffee Tin

Antique Pickwick Brand Coffee Tin
Pickwick Brand Steel Cut Coffee Tin. by Pickwick Products Inc in Kansas City. 5"x7" it is worth about $100.00

July 27, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #8

antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 26, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #7

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 25, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #6

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 21, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #4

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 15, 2013

Rare Female Tennis Player Figural Napkin Ring

Rare Female Tennis Player Figural Napkin Ring
Rare Victorian Figural Napkin Ring. Rogers, Smith & Co. Number 283. Female tennis player holding a court tennis raquet.  She wears a turn-of-the-century dress. Rogers Smith & Co. later became Meridian Britannia Co.

Valued in 1996 in best condition at $500.00
Rare Female Tennis Player Figural Napkin Ring

July 12, 2013

Souvenir of Canada Maple Leaf Napkin RIng

Souvenir of Canada Maple Leaf Napkin RIng Meridian Britannia Co. "The Maple Leaf Forever" motto printed on the holder with a maple leaf. It was a souvenir of Canada, produced by the Canadian branch of Meridian Britannia Co.  

There is another version with crossed swords at the top of the holder.

Valued in 1996 at under $200.00

July 10, 2013

Old Master Coffee Tin by Blodgett Beckley Co. Toledo Ohio

Massey Collection
Old Master Coffee Tin by Blodgett Beckley Co. Toledo Ohio

6" x 4 1/4" Valued at $100.00 in 1998


From All About Coffee (1922)

Toledo. The pioneer roasting firms here seem to have been: Warren & Bedwell; and JB Baldy & Co. Later, after 1876, we find the Bour Company, and the Woolson Spice Co.

The Bour Company was incorporated in 1892, following a partnership which had succeeded to a small business concern under the name of the Eagle Spice Company. 
The principal stockholders were: J. M. Bour, F. G. Kendrick, and Albro Blodgett. Mr. Blodgett bought the Bour interests in 1909 and with S. W. Beckley, who had been sales manager for a number of years, acquired practically all the other outside interests.
The name was changed in 1921 to the Blodgett-Beckley Co., the officers being Albro Blodgett, president, S. W. Beckley, vice-president and manager, and Henry P. Blodgett, secretary and treasurer.

July 9, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #3

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 8, 2013

Old Judge Coffee Tin by David G. Evans Coffee Co.

Old Judge Coffee Tin by David G. Evans Coffee Co.
Massey Collection
Old Judge Coffee Tin with graphic of owl

David G. Evans Coffee Co. , St. Louis Missouri

10"x 5 1/4"

3 lb. can

Valued in 1998 at $150.00 in best condition. This one is in fair-good condition
From All about Coffee By William Harrison Ukers :

July 6, 2013

Golden Wedding Coffee Tin by the Ennis-Hanly-Blackburn Coffee Co. Kansas City

Golden Wedding Coffee Tin by the Ennis-Hanly-Blackburn Coffee Co. Kansas City
Massey Collection

Golden Wedding Coffee Tin by the Ennis-Hanly-Blackburn Coffee Co. Kansas City. 4 1/2" x 7" A smaller version was valued at $150.00 in 1998

From All About Coffee:
* Frank Ennis of Kansas City was at the Industrial Exposition of 1921-1922

* Edward D. Hanly of Kansas City is seen in a photo dated 1911 at a convention of The National Coffee Roasters Association in St. Louis Missouri

View a nice advertising card from the Ennis Hanly Blackburn Coffee Co. 

July 4, 2013

Buell's Brighton Blend Coffee Tin

Buell's Brighton Blend Coffee Tin
Massey Collection
This is a Buell's Brighton Blend Coffee Tin made by George C. Buell & Co. of Rochester New York.

6" x 4.5"

Valued in 1998 at $200.00



1924 Advertising for George C. Buell Company

July 3, 2013

Toronto Silver Plate Co. Leaf Figural Victorian Napkin Ring

Toronto Silver Plate Co. Leaf Figural Victorian Napkin Ring
Toronto Silver Plate Co. Number 1145. The scalloped-edged leaf is the base and it is decorated with three flowers. The handle is the stem of the leaf and it is attached to a cylindrical holder on a pedestal.

The leaf base is also raised and is slightly curled.

Valued in 1996 for $350.00 in best condition

July 2, 2013

Pratt Pot Lid - Pegwell Bay Subject

Pratt Pot Lid - Pegwell Bay Subject
This pot lid was once a lid for a jar of lobster sauce or paste. It has a fancy border and no window on the wall whereas others with this specific painting include a window or a double line border.

In 2003 it was valued at $200.00 to $300.00

This lid, called Lobster Sauce, was made by the Pratt factory. Copper plates of some do exist. It was made in three versions and is meant to form a pair with another lid called A Pretty Kettle of Fish

This lid is included in Pegwell Bay Subjects lids made by Pratt. The Pegwell Bay lids feature shrimping, shrimps, shrimp paste, lobster sauce and firms associated with these items. 

This particular pot lid was given to my Aunt Lily by her mother (my grandmother) and then to me. It would have belonged to my great-great grandmother in Ramsgate England.

It is still in its original round black frame.

June 29, 2013

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring Little Boy with Dog

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring Little Boy with Dog
Picked up this nice Victorian Figural Napkin Ring up at an antique auction last night for $120.00

It is Meridian Britannia Co. #199 and is a little boy in a skirt or kilt. He's holding a treat in his hand while his dog sits up and begs. It is valued at $350.00





Shakespearean Subject Pratt Pot Lid

Shakespearean Subject Pratt Pot Lid
Shottery,
the residence of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife.
This group of pot lids covers the various buildings associated with Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon.

These lids were produced by the Pratt Factory in the late 1850s and very early 1860s. 

This particular pot lid was given to my Aunt Lily by her mother, my grandmother and then to me. It would have belonged to my great-great grandmother in Ramsgate England.

It is still in its original round black frame.

These were lids from fish jars, and often saved by women as decorative art pieces. I own four that once belonged to my great grandmother and/or her mother. Another Aunt owns two more from the same household.

It has a leaf and scroll border (others with the same picture have a pearl dot border or gold lines) and was valued at $300.00-$500.00 in 2003

Figural Bird on Leaf Victorian Napkin Ring

Figural Bird on Leaf Victorian Napkin Ring
Meridian Britannia Co. Number 202

Long tailed bird resting on stem of large leaf. A leaf design on the holder has space for engraving

Valued at $350.00 for best condition in 1996

June 25, 2013

Eagles Figural Victorian Napkin Ring Meridian Britannia Company

Eagles Figural Victorian Napkin Ring Meridian Britannia Company
Meridian Britannia Co. Number 146. Matching pair of small eagles mounted on each side of napkin holder on plain rectangular base. Very common. Valued under $200.00 in 1996

June 24, 2013

Wooden Box carved with little boy and chickens

Wooden Box carved with little boy and chickens in relief. We think this might be a snuff box but are not sure.
Massey Collection
Wooden Box carved with little boy and chickens



June 23, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #2

One of the Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

Antique Red Turkey Brand Coffee Tin

Red Turkey Brand Coffee Tin packed by J. B. Maltby, Corning New York
Red Turkey Brand Coffee Tin packed by J. B. Maltby, Corning New York

6" x 4 1/4" Worth $250.00 in 1996

Charles R. Maltby with his brothers Jerome and Erastus, was a wholesale grocer in Corning New York in the 1860s. They developed the Red Turkey brand of food products.

Between 1910 and the 1930s they sold their own brand of Red Turkey coffee. 











1916 Letter with Red Turkey Food Products logo and J. B. Maltby Inc. name

June 22, 2013

Art Deco Armoire Wardrobe For Sale

Art Deco Wardrobe For Sale
This lovely 1920s or 1930s Art Deco wardrobe is for sale. It's in great condition, not perfect, but it only has a few minor dings and scratches. It's been treated gently in its 150+ years

Surface is veneer, in good shape. All original hardware. Appears to be the original finish interior and exterior. Made by Palatial Furniture Company and has the company logo.

$550.00. Pick up only. Contact me at lorines AT gmail DOT com  More closeup photos are available including photos of the few tiny dings and the one scratch on the top.

You can get some idea of size of wardrobe as the man standing beside it is 6 feet 4 inches tall.






Art Deco Wardrobe For Sale