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Pottery story spans generations

January 16, 2012 Question: My future daughter-in-law was recently informed that she is the great-great-granddaughter of Dan Mercer, who was a potter in Parkersburg around the turn of the 20th century. more »»

Treasure in the attic:

January 9, 2012 A New York Times newspaper dated April 16, 1912, picturing the Titanic and her captain on the front page, owned by a Lowell man will soon sell at auction, along with more than 5,000 other artifacts... more »»

Treasures in the attic

January 2, 2012 2011 was an exciting year in the world of antiques. Many world’s records were set all around the country and here locally. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Early postcards worth big bucks

December 26, 2011 When we purchased a home on Franklin Street in Marietta in the late 1970s, we not only bought the home, we bought the entire contents, with food still in the refrigerator and the kitchen cupboards. more »»

A weighty issue:

December 19, 2011 One holiday down, another to go. This time of year has to be the most difficult time span to try to eat properly, yet have fun (without having a celery stick in your hand constantly). more »»

Treasures in the attic:

December 19, 2011 A 1909 Marietta postcard, owned by a Richardson, Texas, man, showing the inside interior walls of the Marietta Phonograph Company on Front Street lined with Victor Talking Machines, sold Dec. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Marietta items cash in all over

December 12, 2011 - An Ohio Company land document, owned by a Sacramento, Calif., man, and signed by Nathan Ward in Marietta in 1836, sold recently on the auction block for $26. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Antique stove at The Castle

November 28, 2011 Question?: Read your article, “Marietta was once home to two stove Manufacturers.” Thank you for sharing your knowledge with your readers. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Pottery plant’s creations prized

November 21, 2011 The American Bisque Co. started out in Williamstown in 1919, making kewpie doll heads. The company was sold in 1922 to B.E. more »»

A Weighty Issue: So many issues! Holiday season tough to navigate

November 21, 2011 Can you believe how this year has seemingly flown by? The holidays are once again fast approaching with opportunities for family get-togethers, buffets, parties and so on ... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Several auction results

November 14, 2011 - A early 19th century Marietta hotel key, along with a brass label reading, “If found please return to F.C. Uhlman, 901 Greene St., Marietta, Ohio,” sold recently on eBay for $22.36. more »»

Treasures in the attic: On the auction block

October 24, 2011 ¯ A Broughton Dairy 13x24 tall metal milk can owned by a Wooster, Ohio, man brought $56 recently on the eBay auction block. ¯ Selling for $200 for a Pennsboro, W.Va., seller was an A.P. more »»

A weighty issue: Support can come in many ways

October 24, 2011 This month’s article is special. It is a tribute to the memory of a very special friend, Errol Lee Roush. She passed away Sept. 30, leaving a legacy to those who loved her very much. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old tintype turns out to be a copy

October 17, 2011 Richard Schaffer an antiques collector from Harpers Ferry, W.Va. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Amazing sales

October 10, 2011 - A bird’s-eye view photo of Lowell taken in 1910 and owned by a north Ohio man sold recently for $137.50 on eBay. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Shipping costs can ruin online shopping

October 3, 2011 I have come to believe it doesn’t pay to throw anything away these days, not even old, outdated telephone directories in any condition. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Henderson Hall full of historic furnishings

September 26, 2011 Henderson Hall in Williamstown, once a slave- owned plantation that today operates as a museum, contains most everything the Henderson family ever used from 200 years of generations living there,... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Sell gold, silver to someone you know and trust

September 19, 2011 Received several e-mails last week from readers wanting to know more on how to go about selling their gold and silver for meltdown, with gold being an all time high. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Getting back on track can be a challenge

September 19, 2011 Yes, there has been no article in the newspaper these past couple of months. No, I didn’t quit writing the column. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Artist spent early years in Marietta

September 12, 2011 Received an email last week from an art gallery in California wanting to purchase any artwork by famous local Marietta artist Gina Knee. Received a letter from them also in 2010. more »»

 
 

 

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