"looks like a China made shade, pretty cheap how big is it what about 6 inches across if so we used to purchase these little lamps with a base already to sell for about $25-35 each wholesale
"Patty, Community plate is the maker on that piece. I am also fairly certain there are markings on most of your other pieces too - look on the edges underneath. THey are faint and sometimes very hard to see, take your time. Look back into our other…"
"Now this looks to be antique victorian silverplate. It is a tea tray that would have had a matching teaset that sat upon it. If you look carefully on the underside you will find a makers marking and then we can probably identify the pattern as well!"
"Hello again Patty, Welcome to the silver group! We are happy to have you! The thing is, I think what you have here is cast aluminum - c. 1920. Very popular at the time. The pics were a bit too close up to really see what the object is though."
"Patty, I went to AbeBooks.com (great book site by the way) and found some info for you--I just seached for the title and "Book League of America" and found 24 listings, many of which, like yours, are not dated.
Hope this link works:…"
"need more info than that....usually first few pages have print date,,,what is the binding? Your library will have several books on old books and their values...Hunchback has been printed and reprinted for decades...american book sounds like a club…"
"If it's ivory it's worth more. If it's ivory the needle WILL NOT penetrate it and you won't see any damage. Even so it's on the bottom. On ivory lookalikes you will often see test holes. If it penetrates, then you know…"
Hi Patty could you take another picture of the snuff bottle bottom side? I saw it on WhadijaFind? and I can't seem to save the picture in order to flip it lol. I thought I would post what it translates to but I need to be able to read it. It is upside down. Just thought I would offer help. Tanya
ps sorry I am new here and don't know how to email you here.
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