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Music Happy hunting to the ears? Shows & such ... page 10 ... page 13 ... Lotsa pages FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 26 No. 9 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • September 2016 An afternoon’s worth of entertainment by Linda Simpkins sale find. What is an The author of 27 afternoon with Mark books on antiques, Moran worth? A lot, Moran fielded a wide particularly if you are range of objects, from into collecting stories clocks to clippers, and like a good giving each participant performance. Moran, and item his individual an appraiser for hire, attention, complete travels in circuits. In with a peek at May, he hit ten Great liveauctioneers.com to River Regional Libraries determine how much in five days, and he is an exact replica or slated to appear at six similar item has been more in September. He selling for recently. A landed at Sauk Centre, big computer screen Minnesota’s Bryant faced the audience, Library on a Thursday enabling everybody to from 3 to 6 p.m., join in the search as a attracting a fluid crowd parade of vases or toys of fans who had seen or paintings marched him on Antiques up the monitor in rows. Roadshow and wanted him to appraise a family Mark Moran Mark Moran, appraiser, has been traveling the Midwest putting on appraisal events since 2011. (Photo heirloom or a garage Cont. on page 3 by Sharon Cekada, Appleton Post Crescent) Jim Kazlaukas brought in a childhood favorite book, The Animal World, copyright 1886, boasting “500 Illustrations,” given and signed by Miss Mae Vivian Buck, a neighbor in Little Falls, Minn., who was related to author Pearl S. Buck. Moran noted: “It is full of black and white illustrations. Some are rather chilling, showing animals killing and eating each other. This was intended for a young boy to read through and dream about going on safari.” Moran recom- mended researching the current price of books Doris Scott brought in a pair of clippers. “My dad on the free website used to cut my hair with one of these. ‘Sit still!’” abebooks.com Although Moran said, remembering, “What is most he feels prices there are important about this is the protective tin cover. a bit high, detailed The fact that it is still with the shears is amazing. descriptions of each book’s condition make its information accurate and valuable. He found a similar This is a farmer’s clipping machine. I think the book from the same era and by the same author titled The Kingdom of Nature listed for $75. “Yours is cover is worth more than the clipper. The cover is much better--the cover is better, the condition better, the toning of the pages, the spine. I think it is just worth $10, but the clipper is worth $2.” a fabulous book in really good shape.” (Photos by Linda Simpkins unless otherwise noted) 2 Fabulous All Shows... BISMARCK, WEST FARGO, Quality Dealers from 4 States Showing NORTH DAKOTA Saturday 9am - 5pm NORTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA Pottery, Jewelry, Furniture, Western Americana, Burleigh County 4H Building The Ag Building Primitives, Sterling, Sunday 9am - 4pm ANTIQUES SHOWS Admission: 3715 E Bismarck Expressway Red River Valley Fairgrounds 1805 West Main Ave Depression and Elegant Saturday $3; Glass, Postcards, and CRYING HILL ANTIQUES, LLC Bismarck, ND 58501 West Fargo, ND 58078 Scandinavian artifacts. PO Box 483, Mandan, ND 58554 Sunday FREE OCTOBER 1ST & 2ND • 2016 OCTOBER 22ND & 23RD • 2016 ND COLLECTIBLES A 701-226-8122 • daleks@earthlink.net SPECIALTY! AKOTA S SHOWS 2 The Old Times September 2016 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Leather Wrapped Wood Box $275.00 1961 Yankees Yearbook $50.00 Brass English Telescope in Case $395.00 Inlaid Semainier $695.00 Pre War Lionel Train Set $195.00 Red Owl Store Sign $950.00 Unique Art Cyclist $178.00 Iittala Glass Bird $300.00 Wood Plane $154.00 Carnival Art Glass Vase Coca Cola Round Mexican $116.00 Tray $70.00 Early Spinning Wheel $139.00 Mary Gregory Vase Navajo Sterling Bracelet $89.00 Fenton Hand Painted Basket $47.00 $85.00 Inlaid Side Table $309.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM September 2016 The Old Times 3 In 1976, Christa Johnson’s second grade teacher gave her this yarn doll, which Moran identified as an example of late 20th century folk art. “Of all the dolls that have come into my program, yarn dolls are rare,” he said, adding that knitting magazines used to carry patterns for them. Despite its rarity, Moran said, “I think it has more sentimental Clara Post brought in a picture that had been her value than anything. If you saw it in an antique father-in-law’s. The “very famous, very copied shop, I think it would be about $10.” image,” Moran said, “was an allegorical picture to say, ‘Come to Jesus for safety and salvation.’” The Mark Moran with a print of a painting theme is the lost sheep, and in the background Cont. from page 1 Moran iden-tified as stands a crucifix and the faint figure of a woma “this wonder-fully reaching toward it. Although Moran said it would Moran brought his romantic image” done look lovely reframed, it is a tough sell today Kim Finken and Barb Anderson each brought knowledge of antiques, in the style of Maxwell “because of its religious association.” Christian works of art that turned out to be photomechani- respect for every item themes simply do not sell as well today as they cal prints. Moran called Finken’s a good quality and individual, and his Mark Moran once did. Framed, it might bring $100. But un- Maxwell Parrish knock-off that might bring $100 Cont. on page 4 framed, $20 might be the best she could hope for. retail. Barb Anderson said her husband’s aunt beneficent sense of had bought the floral print in the early 1940s. humor, and the partici- pants brought stories; ANTIQUES EXCELSIOR “She might have bought it in 1941, but it might have been framed in 1961,” Moran said. “These fabric spacers were all the rage in the 1960s.” He intogether, they made for priceless entertainment. valued it at $50. Kim Finken arrived Elkhorn ANTIQUES IN EXCELSIOR Antique Consignment Household Furnishings • Art and Antiques Flea Market LEIPOLD’S of Exceptional Quality • Estate Sales Conducted 221 Water St., Excelsior, MN 55331 • 952-470-0205 SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADES --PRESS RELEASE Located in the Excelsior Mill Glass & Fabric • Prints &310Plains ELKHORN, WIS.- Water Street -N.L. 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The sets quickly became strictly decorative “because they can’t take the heat of a real cup of coffee.” He found a set exactly like it online that sold for $70 in 2014. Its loss of function accounted for its “My mother gave it to me when she was 84,” said low value, he said. “That is what happens when Arlene Welle of this pitcher decorated with something goes from being utilitarian to being a Moran doesn’t see these every day. “Pennyslots monkeys mounted in high profile, “and she got it decorative object.” like this are not very common,” he said. The 1920s from an aunt who was 84.” Moran said the style, cigarette dispenser, which had belonged to Barb sumida gawa, comes from Japan and goes back Anderson’s grandfather-in-law, is in good though Mark Moran and had wanted to not excellent, original condition. “Nickleslots, thousands of years; the piece itself dates to the throw it out, but his early 20th century. Enlisting the help of Cont. from page 3 dimeslots, and quarterslots came in later,” Moran wife vetoed the idea. said. He found a machine with the same lady logo liveauctioneers.com to determine the current value, Moran found a set with five mugs online Parrish. Back in the 20th After Finken’s mom online that sold for $325. Given the wear and tear that sold in January for $400. A lidded single century, Finken’s died, she and her dad on the cast aluminum machine, by comparison entry went for $500. father had owned struck a deal. “I asked Moran placed this one at $225. Diamond Point, a dad if I could have it. popular restaurant ten He said I’d have to tion recently sold for what Moran called a Over 65 YEARS miles outside of Sauk clean his house for a $850,000. (Moran “photomechanical of Lighting Centre on Birch Lake. year for it.” advised Kim to go back print,” evidenced by all LAMPSHADES Expertise! When he first bought As it turns out, Kim to the storeroom to see the tiny dots making up Complete Selection the place, he had come and her mom can be if she could find one of the image that can be All Styles • LAMPS upon this image of a given credit for their those.) • LAMPSHADES Finken’s painting, Enhancing Your Lighting Heritage young woman lounging appreciation of art. An • FIXTURES under a tree against a original Maxwell it turns out, is not an Mark Moran 952-881-2636 VINTAGE & REPRODUCTION SALES big sky in a storeroom Parrish in good condi- original anything but Cont. on page 5 Zurko’s targets Civil War 9911 Lyndale Ave S SERVICE East & South of 35W at 98th St. TWIN CITIES The Gold Mine, Inc. Open Five Days (CLOSED SUN. & MON.) BEST REPAIR www.lampmender.com • lampmender@msn.com buffs & general crowd continues to conduct --PRESS RELEASE one for military buffs. H H Estate & Household Sales... Appraisals. WHEATON, ILL. 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Other Times $25 to get in an hour (At the corner of NE California St. & NE Lowry Ave.) by Chance or Appointment early at 8 a.m. September 2016 The Old Times 5 Moran thought this knitting bear given to Leah Vornbrock by her aunt was either Japanese or German in origin. “She’s got hard plastic hands,” he noted. “It is a wonderful little toy.” Online, Moran found four toys of similar material and size Helen Miller handed Moran a little feast for the selling for $200 as a set. “That makes that a $50 eyes. He summarized, noting “a wonderful footed knitting bear,” he concluded. bowl with gilt trim on the edge, a little crown there; it says ‘Austria,’ has an iridescent finish, Mark Moran together,” bring the and is solid.” Moran said it had been sold with smaller bowls as part of a set about 1910. “You Cont. from page 4 value to $10 at Good Will; an children’s Paid $7 for it. I think if you wanted to sell it today, book with pictures of you could double your money,” he said with a seen with a magnifying touch of gentle humor. glass. However, Moran wild animals hunting said, “It is a REALLY and eating each other; a knits; an elaborate Mark Moran has Moran said he sees a slag glass lamp--named for GOOD Maxfield Parish copy of Louisa Mae regimental pipe; a scheduled six appraisal the swirl of color in the glass, hugely popular early knockoff, so it is still Alcott, Life Letters & violin deceptively events in Minnesota in in the 20th century--at almost every event he does, worth about a hundred Journals with a fake marked “Antonius September, all at but that did not dampen his enthusiasm for this signature inside; a slot Stadivarius 1721,” a branches of the Great piece. He called it “a beautiful lamp in beautiful bucks.” River Regional Library condition.” Tiffany did not make slag glass lamps, And the items kept machine and a floral ploy for marketing unless otherwise noted. but the shade has fragile curved panels that are coming. Many among painting—or was it a hundreds of them to They are: impossible to replace. Swirls of ivory, carmel, the many: A photomechanical school children; a small yellow, and brown are most common. Its heavy grandfather’s kitchen print?—; a coffee table walnut organ marked St. Michael, Minn., bronze base has a tulip motif. The Art Deco lamp clock, inherited from a of mixed styles so well Mason and Hamlin Tuesday, September 27, with a Renaissance revival form shade was grandfather; a pair of used and well loved it commonly used in 1 p.m. produced sometime in the 1920s. Because the glass elephant salt-and-pepper had no value left; a small country churches; cannot stand much heat, Moran recommended shakers marked, “Made farmer’s clippers; a and a wooden scabard Mark Moran using no higher than a 40-watt light bulb. After in occupied Japan”; a lava lamp purchased at given by a Native Cont. on page 6 comparing online, he sited $300 as a fair price. handwritten, firsthand a going-out-of-business American to publisher account of a train rob- sale from Turk’s Inn, a Paul Post’s father; STORE CLOSING bery; a lamp Moran Wisconsin supper club Everybody came said “looks really good supposedly visited by with a story and went from a distance,” but Al Capone and Frank home with a smile. “has 14 styles thrown Sinatra; a toy bear that ...EVERYTHING MUST GO! The F Mall of St. Paul F John is RETIRING after 49 YEARS! ever- % O 1817 Selby Ave 60 refreshing (Corner of Selby & Fairview) St. Paul, MN • 651-647-6163 Hamm’s www.MallOfStPaul.com Club Fall Antiques • Clothing • Vintage • Furniture BUSINESS Classic Retro • Collectibles • Jewelry • Vinyl FOR SALE! returns Tuesday-Sunday • 11am - 7pm to St. Paul --PRESS RELEASE 50 DEALERS FEATURING ST. PAUL, MINN.- -The Hamm’s Club is Furniture, Textiles, Paintings, Jewelry, Folk Art, holding its annual Fall Architectural, Pottery and Decorative Accessories Classic Brewery Show featuring breweriana, 651-642-1938 soda, advertising, and 1750 Selby Ave., St. Paul fun on Saturday, Tue-Fri 11-5 • Sat 10-5 • Sun 11-5 September 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wescott Station Hamm’s Brewery, located northeast of John’s Antiques downtown St. Paul, Antiques • Collectibles • Furniture Minn., three blocks east 7 ROOMS FULL! of Payne Avenue at 681 YES! • 1,000’s of Items Minnehaha Ave. E. We’re • Stained Glass Windows Admission, $4; $3 Buying! • Reasonable Prices HOURS: with this press release. Other Shops Nearby John Remackel • (651) 222-6131 MON - FRI: Open Daily 9:30am-6pm • Closed Sunday For show and dealer 261 Fort Road (West 7th) • St. Paul, MN 55102 10AM - 5:30PM information, call 763- 226 West 7th Street • St. Paul, MN Chandelier SAT: 252-0114 or visit www. (1 Block West of Xcel and River Centers) Cleaning Specializing in 10AM - 2:30PM HammsClub.com (651) 227-2469 • Wally & Kurt Wescott available Lamps & Lamp Repair (CLOSED WEDNESDAYS) 6 The Old Times September 2016 Barron County sale --PRESS RELEASE Saturday, September RICE LAKE, WIS.-- 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sixth annual and Sunday, September Barron County Fair- 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The most important thing when it comes to grounds Flea Market, Admission, $3, costume jewelry is the mark. Miriam Haskell is Antique & Crafts Show good for both days
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