- A vintage shaving brush and a razor bank combined. was recently found at a Marietta thrift shop marked American Pottery Marietta and marked "Old Pals" made exclusive for old, used "Pal razor blades" for a company thats still in business today, went for 2 bids of $11.88. Good price for an item that originally cost 39 cents wholesale through American Pottery retail catalogs.
- A Jan. 24, 1908 postcard advertising L. Gruber & Sons Company, 157 Front St., Marietta, inviting everyone in Marietta to come and see the smallest people in the world went for six bids of $16.50 for a Piqua, Ohio, couple. The postcard went on to read all are welcome, bring the children, come see the midgets. Postcard shows the man was 41 years old, 36 inches in height, and weighed 42 pounds. The woman was described as 32 years old 35 inches in height.
- Don't throw away those old grocery store receipts. In years to come, they will be worth more. A couple from Little Hocking auctioned off three receipts for $2.99 - one from Pimrose & Simpson Company and two from the C.L. Bailey Grocery
More items sold at auction
- Billhead dated Oct. 22, 1885, for parlor chairs.
- Marietta Chair Company, one bid, $4.50.
- Photo, Lafayette park, $5.
- Photo of March 16, 1907 flood of Marietta, YMCA and Washington County Courthouse.
- 1907 postcard of Marietta downtown flood scene of Singer Sewing Machine Company, one bid, $10.
- 1905 postcard of flood scene of Pouch Schimmel shoes under flood, one bid, $10.
- 1918 book, volume 3 220 pages "Ohio Company Confederation, two bids, $30.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears every Monday on Life. Send letters to Treasure in the Attic, c/o The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta 45750; or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org, When writing, send a complete description of the item, along with size, color, any markings on the item along with condition the item is in, and how the item was obtained, and any other information. If possible, send a photograph. Letters will be answered through this column.