Researching and Valuing an Antique – Unpuzzling the Past…
I’m a romantic. I love stories and love wondering about the past and the objects that were there to witness it. Though I’m not a true antique collector, it’s hard to resist saving a quaint old treasure to find it’s story.
So I’m researching a fold-up antique table I found at Goodwill for $3.99. I could tell it was antique, maybe mahogany, I don’t know. Old craftsmanship for sure. Part of the furniture sticker was missing, so I could not see the whole company name. I finally figured out from someone’s newspaper ad the missing parts:
*Date stamp 1939 *Sticker on back says- Bridge Table & Novelties inc Lowell mass Topper Products “Limited-never duplicated” …
And then found another reference to this furniture company through this website and it’s service feature of helping you find out how much something is worth, here…:
Kind of neat site and service! For $4.99 you can send them a photo of your item and they will research it for you and give you the background. I think that’s cool. I have a couple items I’d like to know more about. They had valued a table kind of like mine by the same company at $50.
Anyway, thought ya’ll might find this interesting!
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