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Sampson/Hancock Plate

Started by House of Charm Antiques Southinc 2 hours ago.

Oil painting stretcher frame 2 Replies

Started by Bryan Bender. Last reply by LB Laub 6 hours ago.

Painting with very old backing no Artist name 1 Reply

Started by edward szczepaniak. Last reply by Carol Anne of Pearl's Parlor 7 hours ago.

Vase with history 2 Replies

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FORD Mini Model T 1 Reply

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My couch find 15 Replies

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Can Someone Shed Some Light on This Besutiful Vase 3 Replies

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What is the background structure in Newcomb-Macklin Frame ? 16 Replies

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Beautiful hand painted small vase. 1 Reply

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Crystal lamp find 7 Replies

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Early 20th century car, truck or heavy equipment cast iron hub cap? 4 Replies

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Need help with two silver necklaces possible value and stones being used 5 Replies

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Unusual Eyeglass instrument Photographic? 6 Replies

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Princess Rolex late 1920s mid 1930s?? 4 Replies

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Anyone seen this on old floor lamp? Purpose if it? 1 Reply

Started by Bonny Evans. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera May 12.

What do they call this kind of chair? 7 Replies

Started by Christine Sabol. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera May 11.

painting dated 1904 4 Replies

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Is this considered Coralene? 4 Replies

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Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on September 8, 2014 at 3:20am

If Craig is right (and he usually is) your tray isn't solid copper and would therefore be worth  less than $.80 for it, maybe 10 cents! Certainly not $2.00.  But, you can use it as a learning experience and know better next time!  Sorry.

Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on September 6, 2014 at 3:21pm

tom usually it is not solid copper stuff like lillians it is die cast under nieth the plating, I think i see a grey metal on the wear spots on the bottom

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on September 6, 2014 at 3:17pm

It weighs 4 oz., so as scrap is worth 80¢.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on September 5, 2014 at 3:40pm

Actually I think your tray was silver plated over a copper base and the silver has worn off. 

Melt value of copper as of today is $3.17/pound (USD).  About $.20 an ounce (16 oz per pound).  If it weighs 10 oz, then it's worth $2.00 for it.

Comment by Sharon Mayer on September 5, 2014 at 2:01pm

Lillian -  Maybe I'm wrong ... but this looks an awful lot like an old silver cleaner gizmo my Mom had years ago.   You put it and the silver you wanted to clean into a pot and boiled them ... and supposedly the silver would be cleaned, with all the residue ending up on the tray.   It was different, however, in the finish -- Mom's was a very flat dusty gray finish ... but the shape was the same.  Just a guess!   

Comment by Betty Proper on September 5, 2014 at 11:03am

I would not like to have to clean it if it was a cigarette tray. :-)

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on September 5, 2014 at 10:03am

Copper or copper plated? Ash tray or mint tray? It's is 6" long and 4" wide with a goose and floral motif pressed into it. Top looks like the copper has worn off in places making me think it is plated. No markings I can discern. Would it be worth $2?

Comment by Thomas R. Baker on September 4, 2014 at 11:10am

Oops...forgot photos.

Comment by Thomas R. Baker on September 4, 2014 at 11:07am

Does anyone recognize this painting?  The artist's signature is on the back but I can not read it.  It looks old so I bought it.  Thank you for any assistance

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on September 3, 2014 at 6:47pm

Lillian, I think yours is older, cuter and probably rarer than Link. Link is asking $15.00 Buy it now.  Yours?  $50-75. maybe more as it's in NY State and defunct.


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