An early silver spoon marked Elisha Pratt, Marietta, Ohio, 1825, sold for $32.60 at auction. According to a Kovel's Silversmith Reference Guide, Elisha Pratt worked as a silversmith from 1825 to 1829. Owner of the silver spoon lived in Morgantown, West Virginia.
A Marietta eagle brass saloon token good for 5 cents at the Eagle Saloon at 111 Greene St., Marietta, sold at auction Aug. 22 for 16 bids of $130. It was owned by an Egdewood, Kentucky, seller.
A cast iron still bank advertising Marietta, Ohio, Farm Silo Phallec Co., received one bid of $500.
A great union Eagle Breast Plate marked Marietta, Ohio, was found recently at an estate sale in Marietta. The seller from southeast Ohio received four bids of $158.
1913 rare issues of The Register Leader were recently sold at auction during the 1913 flood in Marietta. The Register Leader presses were under water for at least a four-day period they put out a typed written newspaper on 9 1/2 x 12 newspaper. Each of these were four to five pages. March 30, 1913, April 1, 2 and on April 3, a pieced together type of paper sold for $25.
Local auction prices
1. Bottle - aqua embossed Buell & Brothers, Marietta, sold for $10.
2. 1893 Marietta Chair Factory catalog - one bid, $45, scarce.
3. 1942 photo of workers working at Marietta Chair Company failed to reach minimum bid of $25. For more information on this item, write me in care of The Marietta Times.
4. 1937 Ohio High School state basketball tournament program, including Marietta High School in tournament, published in 1937, 12 pages, $62.99.
5. Leader Restaurant, Marietta, old walking metal woodpecker toothpick server, $11.
6. Knife - old Hammer brand advertising Knife Hopkins Pontiac Reo, Marietta, $11.50.
7. $1,000 stock certificate dated 1902 from Merchants and Traders Oil Company of Marietta, hand signed by the president and treasurer of the company, Treasurer D.H. Buell and D. Davis, president, value $15.
8. 1904 Marietta, 5-cent bimetal token from the Senate Saloon, Charles Bailey Proprietor, sold $41.
9. Jersey Queen dairy quart milk bottle from the early 1900s, dug in Marietta, marked T. MFG. Company South 71, patented Sept. 17, 1889, listed on base Thatcher Glass House, sold for $59.99.
10. A CDV photograph of a Civil War soldier holding his sword and identified as William Bishop of Marietta, Photographer W.P Bennit, Marietta, located near the Marietta Post Office, value $35.
11. Receipts dated from 1907 to 1920 from the Strecker Brothers Horse Harness Company, Marietta, one bid of $9.99 for a central Kentucky seller.
Have you sold items on the auction block? Write and tell me all about it.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears Mondays. Send letters to Treasure in the Attic, c/o The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta 45750; or e-mail him at email@example.com. 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.
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