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Treasure in the Attic: Examples of valuable finds in local homes

July 11, 2011 Still searching for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? It’s out there. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Local artist makes a mark

June 13, 2011 Marietta was home to several famous artists who made it big in the art world, who I have mentioned many times throughout my columns. more »»

Treasures int he Attic:

June 6, 2011 ¯ A rare 6¢-inch tall Hutchinson soda bottle, made by the “West VA” Bottling Works/Parkersburg, brought $310 last week at auction on eBay. ¯ Selling for $152. more »»

Early Lee Middleton doll found

May 30, 2011 Question: I purchased a 13-inch doll from McLeish Auction Service in Marietta for $4. The doll’s back is stamped, “An original Kingdom Doll,” No. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: There’s money in re-selling used books

May 23, 2011 Was out to a few sales last weekend and just happened to run into this lady at the Porter Building in South Parkersburg who was out buying up every book, record, CD, DVD, she could get her hands . more »»

Treasure in the Attic: American Bisque cookie jars remain valuable

May 16, 2011 A couple from New Hampshire recently auctioned off three cookie jars on eBay that were manufactured by American Bisque in Williamstown: ¯ Selling for $88. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old pocket watch sells for $1,000

May 9, 2011 A Marietta woman who wrote me a couple of weeks ago about an old pocket watch that once belonged to her grandfather is $1,000 richer today after taking my advice and shipping the watch insured to... more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Many good reasons to plant an herb garden

May 9, 2011 Why plant an herb garden? There are many good reasons to plant an herb garden that include using them fresh to enhance the natural flavor of foods, to beautify the landscape, and to add fragrance to... more »»

Valuable book was in attic

May 2, 2011 A 500-year-old book published soon after Johannes Guttenberg invented the printing press turned up at an auction in Sandy, Utah, a few weeks ago. more »»

Marietta tie to old frames

April 18, 2011 Question: I purchased a box of art frames at a Marietta auction along with a print that was signed in pencil by an artist with only the last name of Sturgill, and from what I’ve read, it may have... more »»

I’m working hard, and my DAD lost how much??!!!!!

April 18, 2011 Does anyone have as much difficulty as I do when trying to order something somewhat healthy at a restaurant? For me, this topic is especially difficult because when I arrive at the restaurant with... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: H.P Fischer’s photos and postcards

April 11, 2011 Does the name Harry Fischer ring a bell? Harry Fischer was born in Marietta in 1879, and graduated from Marietta Academy with the Class of 189. more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Backyard composting is getting hot!

April 11, 2011 My last article discussed vermicomposting, the process using earthworms, beneficial bacteria and other organisms to replicate nature’s breaking down of vegetation and other organics. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Checking prices on a watch, coin bank

April 4, 2011 Q.: Would like information on an old pocket watch, when it was made and its value. more »»

A Weighty Issue: The numbers don’t lie, thank goodness

April 4, 2011 Well, come to think of it, I do believe I have not included a current weight in these past couple of columns. I think it has been a month that my weight was not registered in it. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old poster was used to generate salve's sales

March 28, 2011 Question: My mother received a poster from her mother around 1910. It’s entitled, “The Afternoon Caller,” by artist J.L.G. Ferris. more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Earthworms are hard-working creatures

March 28, 2011 Vermicomposting replicates nature’s process of breaking down vegetation and other organics such as kitchen scraps and leftovers using earthworms, beneficial bacteria and other organisms. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Comic books can be valuable

March 21, 2011 Have any old comic books you would like to turn into cash? Comiclink Auctions are now accepting consignments of comic books for their April-May auctions. more »»

A Weighy Issue: I really do want to achieve my goal

March 21, 2011 Has anyone ever heard of the phrase, “practice what you preach”? I have, and it is ringing loud and clear in my ears. About a week and a half ago, I went to a community luncheon. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Beer keg ignites curiosity

March 14, 2011 Last week, I told you about a Marietta Brewery Company 5-gallon wooden beer keg selling for $228.50 at auction, The anonymous seller was only described as being from Southeastern Ohi. more »»



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