Clock collectors covet rare, special models
Made in the 1860s, the Seth Thomas calendar clock No. 3 was popular in its day. The top dial shows time. The lower dial indicates day, month, and date. (Fontainesauctions.com / March 29, 2013)
Cruise the Internet and you'll find owners trying to recoup original investment when they sell a Moore print. We found sellers asking for up to $950.
Our reader may find it worthwhile to pay for short-term use of the online database http://www.worthpoint.com. There, we found pages of Moore sports prints that recently sold on eBay for $19.95 to $275. The prints do have fans.
Dating from 1988, this print is vintage and may interest a collector.
Q: Vintage California art pottery is a popular collecting genre. What El Monte pottery started in 1951 had its origins in Tudor Pottery, founded in 1927? The company made whimsical pottery miniatures plus a decorative line. It became famous especially for animal sculptures.
Kay Finch Designs
A: Freeman-McFarlin bought Kay Finch's molds, but it was celebrated on its own. Source: "Freeman-McFarlin Pottery 1951-1980" by Nancy Kelly (Schiffer, $29.99).
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