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Treasure in the Attic: Going once, twice ... sold!

November 12, 2012 A mourning card dated March 23, 1914, announcing the death of Mary Brand, wife of Jacob Brand, 811 Second St., Marietta, won a bid of $. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old trade tokens gain in value

November 5, 2012 An aluminum trade token a man in Parkersburg dug up years ago that read good for $1 on a tire at Louis M. Pickens Tire Shop at 240 Court Square in Parkersburg brought him $55 at auction recently. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Please don't smoke

October 29, 2012 It’s been over 10 months now that I was first diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, including two spots on my brain, and cancer in my left hip that has already spread to the bone. more »»

Treasures in the attic

October 22, 2012 Marietta was home to several people who went on to become very famous. ? James Warren, movie actor, was born James Wittleg in Marietta on Feb. more »»

A weighty issue

October 22, 2012 There I was, one recent Friday evening, at a local lounge/restaurant. My friend, Donna, had come in for the weekend from out of town. It was also payday so we decided to go out and enjoy ourselve. more »»

Treasure in the attic: 1897: A murder mystery in Ripley

October 15, 2012 Growing up in Ripley, W.Va., my mother used to sit and tell me about things that had happened in Ripley over the years. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Some classic tunes, artists on obscure record labels

October 8, 2012 If you grew up in the late 1950s, ’60’s, ’70s, I’m sure you have heard of some of the following big name artists of that era. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Man turns down $2,000 for locally made stove

October 1, 2012 An 1873 “Black Hills Cannonball” coal stove made by the A.T. Nye stove company was recently discovered in excellent condition. In the basement of a home on Greene Street in Marietta. more »»

Marietta native honored for WWII work liberating Dachau

October 1, 2012 Dan Baker, a member of Desert Palms, in Sun city West, Ariz., since 1991, wais honored in Amsterdam, Holland, on April 29. On that date in 1945, 1st L. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Some local items sold at auction

September 24, 2012 ¯ An early silver spoon marked Elisha Pratt, Marietta, Ohio, 1825, sold for $32.60 at auction. more »»

A Weighty Issue: More determined than ever to meet weight loss goal

August 27, 2012 Well, it has been an interesting month thus far. I’ve had some appointments in general; ranging from orthopedic to dietitian to physical therapy and family doctor. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: The hunt is on for painter’s creations, old glass

August 20, 2012 A vintage painting of a portrait in cubism style was found recently in a home in Parkersburg. The painting was signed by K.T. Burnside who once lived at 922 Juliana St. in Parkersburg. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Getting back on track (in more ways than one)?after surgery

July 30, 2012 In a land far, far away (even further than Elba, Ohio), there was a princess who sat on her throne. This particular throne happened to be a wheelchair with a nice, comfy cushion. more »»

Reminiscing: My parents, from the farm to heaven

July 16, 2012 For many years I have said that I was going to write a book about two very special people. Well, this is not a book, but I need to tell the story. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Trolling for buys on a trip

June 18, 2012 A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting my sister in Lancaster and came across several sales along the way. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Valuable dolls are found in local attic

June 11, 2012 A pair of American Bisque Kewpie Dolls were recently found in an attic of a home on Front Street in Marietta. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: The story of Roycroft Furniture

June 4, 2012 In 2004, I wrote a book titled, “Price Guide To Roycroft Furniture,” for Schroeder Publishing Co. of Paducah, Ky. The book today is out of print except for used copies that sometimes show up on eBay. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Value of Kinkade’s art may not hold

May 21, 2012 Many have asked me these past few weeks what a Thomas Kinkade painting is worth today, since he recently passed away. I will try to answer this question. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Antiques with local ties sell on eBay

May 7, 2012 Two sterling silver “Kitty Cat” figurines, weighing 294 grams, and marked Baker & Baker Jewelers Certified Gemologists, sold for $284.99 on eBay recently with 23 buyers bidding on them. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Dick Clark dance show a treasure

April 30, 2012 Remember hurrying home from school in the ’50s and ’60s and turning on that old black-and-white TV at 4 o’clock to watch all those kids dance live on “American Bandstand” live from Philadelphia. more »»

 
 

 

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