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Mar 08

On the Block: Treasures found at Auction

Porcelain Advertising Sign
Better Patch Porcelain Advertising Sign Circa 1940-50’s Sold for over $200 at Saxon Auctions

From the 1880’s until the 1950’s the most dominant and durable forms of outdoor advertising was porcelain. This method of fusing layers of powdered glass, color by color, onto heavy iron which could be diecut into different shapes originated in Germany and came to the United States in the 1880’s. In the early 20th Century, America traded iron for steel and stencils for silk-screens, but then in WWII signs were melted down for their metal making them scarce and highly collectible.

 

Large Hammered Copper Kettles
19th Century Hammered Copper Pots Sold for $20-$40 at West Side Auction

Light hammer marks on rivets that attach handles are a good way of telling modern and antique kitchenware apart.

 

 

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