Every type of industry learned to price according to weight.
It took time for the weighing practices to spread from town to town, from North to South and East to West.
Paul MN, aluminum, -We all have memories - some good, some bad.
Events occur all around us every day that impact our lives.
The Made in USA items tend to be newer, less expensive, more common and easier available typically from 1930 to 1950. Once you start finding these treasures in your local shops or on-line, you will see all the varieties and different age/place of origin indicators.
The more you learn about a particular field of antiques, the better shopper you become.
I sell mine at garage sales (and they still dont sell).-Chocolate mold, tin, chick, 3 -- -Cake mold, cast iron, lamb shaped, 2 pcs, 13 -- -Candy container, begging rabbit, brown, compo material, glass eyes, German, 1900- 1930, 5-9 -- to 0 -Candy container, begging rabbit, pulp, base, US, 1950 -- -Candy container, egg, papier-mache, German, 4 -- -Candy container, rabbit with basket in arm, glass, USA -- -Candy container, rabbit with flowers, composition, German, 7 -- 0 -Sitting rabbit with mohair, compo, early 1900s, German, 4-6 -- 0 -Chick or duck, celluloid, 3 to 8, some plain, some ornate -- -0 -Lamp, Morton Pottery, US, about 1945 to1965, Easter Bunny with carrot -- -Ceramic Easter egg and bunny, 2-pc, newer (maybe 1960 to 1980) -- -Sheet music, Easter Parade -- -Post cards, Easter theme, -15 -Toy, windup, rabbit, tin with fur, Japan, 5 -- NOTE: I do not specialize in this area.
Some listings are political, others are monumental - even tragic, others are just popular culture, interesting or silly. You can Google to get several different dictionary definitions. Here are some green thumb ideas on how to DECORATE and USE older items in your gardens.
I display my Easter collectibles for a full month before Easter Day.
I use some Easter-themed serving dishes during the Season also.
I cant describe the depth of the importance of the weight system to our history.
Consider a shopkeeper in 1910, a chemist in 1870, a doctor, a grain farmer, a dairy, the post office, the local bank.
It took time for the weight practices to become standardized and understood in each industry.