The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 124
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 124

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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 3H Unusual shapes define Victorian furniture COTTAGES "' ' if The first time a chest of drawers wasn't shaped like a simple box was in the late 19th century. The ratio of interior space to the amount of wood needed to enclose it is best if it is a cube. But chests of drawers usually were placed against a wall, and a deep chest took up too much space in the center of the room. So designers altered the proportions to the shape most often seen today. The art nouveau designers felt economy was not important, and they favored strange, rounded shapes for chests and desks. nT r " hi mini 1"" 4. jj ' B3 Antiques & collectibles This maple chest of drawers with attached mirror was made in the late 19th century. It sold recently for more than $600. England." Are there other dishes like this one? A: Carlton Ware Ltd. of Stoke-on-Trent, England, made a whole set of footed dishes, called "Walking Ware," during the 1970s and '80s. Each piece has brightly colored shoes and socks that either stand up to form a base or protrude from the side as a decoration. Other pieces include a coffee pot, teapot, pitcher, plate, cookie jar, soup bowl and eggcup. Walking Ware pieces are beginning to show up at flea markets and house sales, but they are not easy to find, even in England. Q: Mow long have juicers been around? I recently bought a mechanical, three-piece metal juicer marked "Dazey Super Juicer, Da-zey Churn & Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo." The base and cone are stainless steel. The strainer is aluminum, and there's a wooden knob on the crank arm. A: Tabletop mechanical juicers with hand cranks were first designed in the late 1880s. They were made to squeeze juice out of lemons. Larger juicers for oranges and grapefruits date from the 1930s, when citrus fruits grown in Florida and California were first shipped across the country. The Dazey Churn & Manufacturing. Co., acquired Central States Manufacturing Co. in the '30s and renamed Central's "Speedo Super Juicer" the "Dazey Super Juicer." Dazey Corp., now based in Osage City, Kan., still makes small household appliances. Juicers from the late '30s such as yours sell for $25 to $40. Q: My box of Coca-Cola playing cards says, "Airplane Spotter Playing Cards." Each card in the deck pictures a U.S. or foreign fighter plane. The card backs picture an Army nurse drinking a The Victorian designers were even more eager to create a chest that did not look like earlier pieces. They often used a mirror on one side, a small group of drawers or shelves on the other. Because of the unusual shapes, it is easy to recognize late Victorian furniture. By the early 1900s, use and simplicity had returned to favor, and the rectangular chest was back in style. Question: My toy Corner Grocery is metal and comes with a wall of shelves that hold removable miniature boxes of food and cleaning products. There's a separate counter top with a phone, scale, meat-wrapper and cash register. A nswer: Your toy grocery store was made in the 1940s and sells for about $150. Q: I feel lucky with my recent flea-market find a cute ceramic teacup sitting on a pair of green shoes and checkered socks. It's marked "Lustre, Carlton Ware, U X BRIDGE ROAO GOLFCUJ9 beach Af HOBE SOUNplVJ, I SES U 1 jonathaA w 6 95( athomSoum) DICKINSON i STATE PARK Wi VV ieSesiVV bottle of Coke. When were these cards made? What are they worth? A: Your playing cards picturing fighter planes from World War II were made in 1943. The deck was meant to help the public identify U.S. and foreign fighter planes. The full deck, with the box, is worth about $75. Q: What is a "door push"? In a recent column, you listed a Pepsi Cola door push from the 1930s at $1,100. A: A door push is a rectangular piece of glass, porcelain or metal that is screwed into the opening side of a swinging door. The door push protects the door from fingerprints. Old and rare advertising door pushes are worth a lot of money. Q: I found several of my childhood paper dolls in a cedar chest. They're all from the 1950s. I have Roy Rogers, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day and other movie stars. They're cut, but in excellent condition. A: Paper-doll collectors would pay more than $100 for a complete 1955 set of cut Doris Day paper dolls produced by the Whitman Publishing Co., a major paper-doll publisher. The other sets you name would sell for $25 to $50. The paper dolls would be worth more if they were uncut and in their original books. Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. Winchester No. 4705 3A socket chisel: $45. Westmoreland glass candy dish, seashell and dolphin pattern, green mist: $55. Fold-out travel jewelry case with mirror, 1940s, Luxor, Fifth Ave., N.Y.: $80. ABC child's plate, stag and two hounds, 1860, 6 inches: $95. Holt Howard stacking sugar and creamer, white cat, cover: $160. Lorgnette opera glasses, mother-of-pearl, gilt and brass, signed "Le Fils," Paris: $225. Chanel silk scarf, mocha colored ground, jewelry design, 50 by 50 inches: $250. Thonet Bistro chairs, No. 56, bentwood back and frame, embossed seat, original label, circa 1886, 34'2 inches: $370. Cheerleader girl doll and Soccer boy doll by Lend, 1920s, 18 inches, pair: $475. American Pontiac Indian head trade sign, iron, black-painted surface, circa 1930, 43 by 52V2 inches: $825. Write to the Kovels, in care of the King Features Syndicate, 235 E. 45th St., New York, N.Y. 10017- 3305. Ht'i3 Jej$j3ioi.DK iMt mmmu .-r , m . t m ZA I ' rt l Is. Lake Worth sponsors home fair f EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PUBLISHER'S NOTICE: All rental and real estate advertising in the Palm Beach Post is subject to the Federal Fair Housing law which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." , , , The fair is sponsored by Project Lake Worth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving life in Lake Worth and the surrounding communities through projects that educate residents, encourage redevelopment and promote a safe environment. Admission is free. Call 533-6302 (Kathy) or 652-1739 (Wendy). The sixth annual Home Improvement Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Lake Worth High School gymnasium, 1701 Lake Worth Road. Local contractors, vendors and lenders will be on hand to answer questions, show new products and offer financing options to help you improve the appearance and condition (and the value) of your home. In addition, the Palm Beach County Fair Housing Ordinance prohibits discrimina tion based on age, marital status or sexual orienianon. ine raim Beach Post will not knowingly accept any advertisinq which is in uiUtinn fka Inw All nArcrn nro hArphv infi-trmed mnt nil dwell- !tr ings are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call MUD toll-tree at i-ow-ooy-y. ine roii-rree EQUAL HOUSING . OPPORTUNITY " number for the hearing impaired is 1 -800-543-8294. in TM Mm LfU March 15-April 5 In the market for a new home? Now is the time to visit model homes and communities throughout Broward, Palm Beach AfrWI- -vnt-ifJno Caa fVio Infect mrvct &vrtncr rpi linmpc on the market and register to win exciting trips and prizes! JV; Cy; N ? 1 998 Parade of Homes issues are available at American New Home Galleries at : 3922 Northlake Boulevard, Lake Park in the Crossroads Plaza, or at the Palm Beach Post located at 2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Inside you'll find floorplans and pictures of dozens of new homes and communities from South Florida's top builders and developers. Inside is a handy locator map to guide you to models and sales centers. Call the toll-free Palm Beach Parade Information Line at 820-451 1 ext. 5100 for more information. Throughout the Parade, look for more information about this exciting annual event on billboards and the March issue of New Homes Map Guide. Listen for updates on Sunny 104.3 and watch for more information on WPBF channel 25. Drawings worth more than s25,000 in prizes and giveaways will be awarded - simply complete the prize J v T , 1 ' drawing forms at model homes during the 3-week Parade to qualify. Prizes include: Two round trip tickets t'4)C ' Rpnrh aimorts to Atlantis. Paradise Island Sonv vi Jll l iU UUlOW IX 11 illlO 11 WJ 11 4 l. LAIUUVIUUlVt iTUUllU Vl , f ' - t j maximum Home Theatre TV System with a 53" XBR projection TV, s5,000 gift certificates at Carl's Furniture, a 3 day2 night getaway for two to the Big Apple... New York City! Trip includes roundtrip airfare between Palm Beach International Airport and New York City, as well as luxury hotel accommodations for two nights, Washer and Dryer for a lucky homeow ner, Four sets of plans from the Florida Collection of Homes. , 4 h. i For more information call 888-6854222. - 4 1 i 4 fTLANT PARADISE ISLAND V Paradise island Airlines

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