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.
Other local items selling on eBay was a small metal thermometer, advertising the Hadley Funeral Home in Marietta, that went for $26.50.
- A pre-1950 photo of Jacob Schimmel standing in front of his boot shop at 224 Front St. in Marietta brought $20 for a Brecksville, Ohio, seller.
- A vintage advertising brochure of the Lafayette Motor Hotel listing air conditioned rooms for only $7.50 per night, with free radio, brought one bid of $5 for a Parkersburg seller.
- A postcard titled, "Mrs. Krimpston's Home" in Beverly dated July 31, 1907, brought one bid of $15 for a Belpre seller.
- A vintage photo of A. M. Jordan, of Beverly, brought one bid of $7 for a Parkersburg seller.
- A postcard of the American Viscose Corporation, world's largest producer of Rayon yarn, brought $20 for a San Francisco seller.
- A Marietta Register Leader newspaper headlining the April 1913 flood in Marietta received one bid of $5.
- An 8-inch Fenton red carnival glass plate, depicting the First Congregational Church, also called "the two-horned church," in Marietta, sold for a low price of $10.
- A sterling silver spoon engraved Oct. 13, 1906, of the Marietta Courthouse brought $27 for a seller in Minnesota.
- A 1912 Murad Tobacco card, depicting canoeing and Marietta College, brought a low bid of $10.
- A Zippo lighter, advertising the Union Slag Corporation of Marietta, brought three bids totaling $10.50 for a South Point, Ohio, seller.
- A postcard of the Marietta locks and dam brought one bid of $6.
- A 1929 $20 national currency Parkersburg banknote brought seven bids totaling $102.59 for an Evansville, Ind., seller.
- A 1936 color letterhead of "Little Crow Pancakes," Parkersburg, brought one bid totaling $10.
- A Parkersburg National "barrel advertising coin bank" sold for $18.95.
- An 1878 copy of the Temperance Daily Parkersburg newspaper brought five bids totaling $22.50 for a Hockingport seller.
- A postcard of the interior lobby of the Monroe Hotel Parkersburg sold for one bid of $12.
- A 1914 Parkersburg Masonic metal mason badge went for $22.
- A 1900s postcard of the Parkersburg city building sold for $14.
- A 1939 linen postcard of the Royal Furniture Company of Parkersburg sold for $9.50.
- A 1980 Parkersburg City Directory sold for $12.
- A 1926 Parkersburg High School yearbook sold for $38.
- An ashtray advertising Citizens Bank, Beverly, sold for $3.
- Twenty issues of the lower Muskingum River Historical Society, Waterford, Lowell and Beverly, sold for $10.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears every Monday on Life.
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