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  • "Vaseline glass" a Steuben favorite

    Q: What is my vase worth? It belonged to my deceased mother-in-law who, for some reason, always called it Vaseline glass. It's inscribed Steuben on the bottom rim of the vase. A: The vase seen in an image sent is a familiar shape from the Steuben Glass...
  • In the world of vintage watches, even 'Swiss fakes' are collected

    Q: Have you ever Googled something and got zero hits? I've been looking for info on my grandfather's pocket watch made by Cook County Watch Co. for years, but when I Google or research, nothing comes up. A: The reader sent photos of the case, face,...
  • Better copies can sell well

    Q: Over 30 years ago, I rescued a beautiful plaster bust from the trash at a public library branch. The name "Barthe" is scratched into the back of the base. From my research, I am assuming that it might have been created by Richmond Bartha. I don't...
  • Toy train prices ride on specific makers, models, and gauges

    Q: We inherited several boxes of antique trains, accessories and tracks. I think they are from the late 1930s or early '40s. I have no idea of their value or whom to contact for any more information. Can you help? A: I assume the goal is to sell, but...
  • Halloween TV programming 2013

     
    As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are...
  • Bubbles, little green army men among finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame

    Bubbles, little green army men among finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame
    We all remember the toys that kept us entertained as kids. Some toys, like Stretch Armstrong and Teddy Ruxpin have faded into toy purgatory -- kept alive only by enthusiasts and collectors. Others, like Furby, the Rubik Cube, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Mr....
  • Retailers, Brands Take Sides in PlayStation 4, Xbox One Launches

    Retailers are rallying around the launch of Sony and Microsoft's next-generation videogame consoles, both launching in November -- and some are ready to take sides as the release of the systems heat up a new console war. ■ Microsoft got the jump in...
  • Letters: Toy guns shouldn't be toys

    Re "When toys are too real," Nov. 5 Whether it shoots BBs or pellets — or whether it just looks like a real handgun or rifle — parents, educators and legislators should understand one thing: A guns is not a toy. "Toy" guns are...
  • TV Picks: 'Toy Story of Terror,' '56 Up,' 'Reign,' 'Burton & Taylor'

    TV Picks: 'Toy Story of Terror,' '56 Up,' 'Reign,' 'Burton & Taylor'
    "Toy Story of Terror" (ABC, Wednesday). And so the three-headed holiday season begins, with a Halloween special wrought from the "Toy Story" franchise -- a franchise, it hurts my brain to realize, that is nearly 20 years old. No expense, horses or...
  • Desirable elements drive doll prices far more than age

    Q: What is today's value on my doll? She's in good shape; there are no chips on her bisque head and there has been very little restoration. She has only a petticoat, but I have old material that could be used for clothing. A: Along with color photos, the...
  • Artwork inspired by Barbie dolls to be exhibited in Leesburg

    LEESBURG — People don't usually think of art when they think of the Barbie doll, but Amy Griffin did. When Griffin, executive director of the Leesburg Center for the Arts, had a collection of the pert and popular dolls donated for use in an...