148 Of The Most Interesting And Beautiful Old Things That These People Have The Pleasure Of Owning (New Pics)

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With so much consumerism everywhere, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of plastic, spontaneous purchases that don’t last long.

Not only do they pollute our world (and our homes!), they give us little if any extra value. They don’t have any memories attached to them. They don’t keep any stories to tell about them.

Unlike antiques. These beautiful pieces of art, furniture, kitchenware, you name it, have been touched by history in ways that no modern thing will ever be. And if you, like me, are a fan of antiques, we’ve got a real treat for you!

Welcome to the Reddit community known as “Antiques” that is home to a buzzing community of, like people say, “old stuff” lovers. Created in 2009, the group has proven to be as relevant as ever, sharing some of the most beautiful and most interesting examples. Scroll down for our selection of the best ones shared here and be sure to check out part 1 right here.

#1 Was Clearing Out My Late Grandad's House And Came Across This

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#2 Chinese Wedding Bed. Teak. Hand Carved. No Nails. Red And Gold Finish. All Parts Complete And Functional

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#3 Unearthed My Grandmother’s Perfume Bottle Collection…these Are Stunning

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#4 Winnie The Pooh, 1926. First Edition, First Printing. I Don't Dabble In 20th Century Acquisitions That Often, But I Do Make Exceptions

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#5 Same Bike, Same House, Same Tree, And Same Woman, Only 71 Years Later

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#6 I Bought An Antique Table At A Yard Sale And Found A Note Stapled Inside One Of The Drawers

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#7 For The 007 In All Of Us... Antique Spy Camera Ring Ca. 1940

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#8 Turn Of The Century Toilet Paper

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#9 My Antique Medicinal Opium Jar

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#10 This Is My Toastrite Blue Willow Toaster Circa ~1927

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#11 Vintage Lamp. House Was Built In 1910

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#12 This Ashtray Lady Moves Her Leg When A Hot Cigarette Is Present

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#13 Native American Portraits With Names. Passed Down From My Grandmother. Would Love To Know More About Them

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#14 Today I Found These Pair Of Cool Rings In A Local Forest, In Romania, Using A Metal Detector

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#15 A Selection Of 19th Century French Cartonnage Bindings I've Recently Put Together. They've Often Been Referred To As Candy Boxes For Their Extremely Decorative Covers

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#16 Tiny Karl Wiedmann Art Deco Iridescent Myra Glass Vase, Found Recently At The Local Thrift For 99 Cents. I’m In The Us

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#17 My Demented Grandmother Gave Me This Metal Duck Serving Dish And Said It Was Precious

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#18 ~ They Were Roommates ~ My Absolute Favorite Thing I've Found Amongst My Late Mother's Jewelry Collection

A very detailed locket inscribed with "Clara to Laura 21 Aug, 1839". I know in my heart it is a lesbian lovers locket but my dad thinks it was probably mother/daughter or friends

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#19 1940s Ww2 British Propaganda Poster. I Love It So Very Much!

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#20 I Was Left Some Antiques And Keepsakes When My Grandmother Passed. One Item Is The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Ribbon

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#21 Old Bible At My Small Church

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#22 This Stove In My New House

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#23 1931 Model A Ford Woody. It’s Been In Our Family For Decades!

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#24 This One’s Not For The Faint Of Heart, But I Love It! French Sentimental Ring, Woven From The Hair Of A Loved One

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#25 Suitcase I Found In The Wall

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#26 1859 Heinisch Tailor’s Shears. 15” In Length

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#27 My Grandfather (B.1890s) Was Rocked In This Cradle As An Infant

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#28 A Small Portion Of My Mom's Uranium Glass Collection

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#29 Old Train Station Clock (Beer For Reference)

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#30 Snagged This For $30

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#31 Finally Have My Oil Rain Lamp Working!

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#32 It Belonged To My Great Grandfather

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#33 I Finally Have A Victorian Bathroom To Put My Victorian Toilet Roll Holder In!

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#34 Just Picked Up This Gorgeous Singer Folding Table Sewing Machine At Goodwill For ~$100

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#35 I Got This Printing Plate From A Nursing Home

The same organization that ran the nursing home also ran a "home for girls" in the early 1900s. This is the printing plate for the now long gone home for girls. Today I was able to find the newspaper article with the exact image. Circa early 1920s

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#36 Please Help Id This For Our Charity Thrift Shop!

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#37 Found This Guy In The Dirt For Trash Pickup In A Residential Area. Took It Home, Deep Cleaned, And Oiled. Here’s The Progress So Far. (Feet Were Mangled Beyond Repair…) Before And After

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#38 Any Antique Sewing Machine Fans Out There?

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#39 My 1930s Maytag Washing Machine. It’s The Only One I Have!

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#40 Emerald Bracelet Passed Down From A Late Boyfriend Of My Moms. Worn By A Famous Vogue Model, Jean Patchett. An Icon In Fashion From The Late 40s To Early 60s

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#41 Frog Desk Seal, Fabergé, 1903-17

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#42 My Great-Grandmother's Leather Purse. I Need To Replace Some Of The Leather Stitching On The Handle But It's Otherwise In Impeccable Shape And I Use It Often!

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#43 Why You Buy An Old Book (1866) About The Civil War And It Contains Pressed Flowers. I Wonder What Story They'd Tell?

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#44 Jar Of Unopened Green Beans From 1958 That I Found In An Abandoned Country House

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#45 Part Of My Antique Microscope Collection - I Could Do With More Display Room (Couldn’t We All??)

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#46 Grandfather's Ww2 Flight Jacket

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#47 I Restored This Antique Lamp And Made A Bohemian Crescent Moon Mica Shade With Antique Chandelier Crystal Pendants

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#48 Great Grandpas Pocket Watch, Still Going Strong After 97 Years. Bonus Pic Of Gramps At The End

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#49 Went To My Grandmas Friends Home Today, She’s Quite The Collector

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#50 Just Picked This Up At A Yard Sale, Any Idea If It’s A Good Deal Or Not? Paid $200

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#51 1920’s Prosthesis. Leather Hand. This Belonged To A Local House Painter Who As A Teen Fled Europe During Ww2. (USA)

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#52 Found This Antique Stove At An Estate Sale

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#53 (USA) Antique Boiler Door I Converted To A Fireplace

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#54 1928 - 1932 Crayola Crayons

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#55 1930s Clark Jewel Gas Oven

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#56 I Found These Birthday Invitations Behind My Parents Fireplace Mantel. Their Home Was Built In 1883

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#57 Engagement Ring.i Love It And My New Fiance Very Much. Amethyst And Rough Cut Diamonds. 10k Gold Ring. Estimated To Be Made 1910-1920 Or Perhaps Earlier, Purchased In New Orleans

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#58 My Great Great Great Grandfathers Top Hat, The Design Of The Hat Tells Me It Was Probably Made In 1870-1880s

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#59 We Just Purchased This Guy

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#60 I Opened The Old Boxes From The Fam Farm In Maine

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#61 Worth Too Much To Repaint?

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#62 I Wanted To Share Some Pics Of This Authentic Mid-1920s Art Deco Maiden Figurine Lamp Base I Restored With A Custom Leaping Gazelle Alternating Amber, Silver Mica Shade That I Made... And Our Cat, King-G

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#63 Found A Pile Of Paystubs From 1940, From Barnum & Bailey. We Had No Idea My Wife’s Grandfather Once Worked For The Circus As A Cook

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#64 An Apostle Clock With Some Of Its Original Apostles - Which Spent A Lot Of Time Traveling Around The Us Through The 19th And 20th Centuries. It Is Over 15 Feet Tall When The Top Is On It

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#65 My Great-Grandmother’s Sterling Silver Ladies Pocket Knife. Probably Late 1800’s?

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#66 $450 Find! Rosewood Table With Inlaid Mother Of Pearl! How’d I Do!?

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#67 My Great Grandmothers Bedroom Set

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#68 My Collection Of Mourning & Sentimental Jewelry

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#69 Information Please. Bought In Wa State Over 15 Years Ago

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#70 Found An Interesting Antique Photograph Negative At A Flea Market This Morning

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#71 New To Me Dresser

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#72 Need Help Dating These Ceramic Tiles I Found Hidden

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#73 A Mourning Ring For Two Sisters, Who Sadly Died Just Months Apart Back In 1811

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#74 I Found An Old Note Hidden Inside This 19th Century Bronze Ewer. No Idea What It Says

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#75 My Great Grandmother Visited The St Louis Worlds Fair 117 Years Ago And Picked Up At Least One Souvenir, A Personalized Cup With Her Name On It

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#76 Found This Today For $25 At A Thrift Store. Signed And Dated 1881

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#77 So Obsessed Towards Collecting Antiques And The History Behind Them. Collecting Since 2011

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#78 Found This In The Garage Of My Old House Almost 40 Years Ago. Hung On To It Because It’s A Touching Story And I Love Dogs

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#79 Scored This Beautiful Antique Corner Cabinet From A Job (I Work In Estate Sales) For $350 Including Movers- I’m Obsessed

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#80 My Friends Inherited This From His Grandfather Who Lived On The East Coast

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#81 My Nan Bought This Fan To Keep Her Baby (My Dad) Cool During A Heat Wave In 1961 And She’s Still Using It 61 Years Later!

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#82 Found An Antique Photo Album From The 1870s Full Of Amazing Pictures… I Am Trying To Learn More About The People In The Photos— Can Anyone Help Me Identify The Soldier’s Uniform In The Last Photo?

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#83 A Medieval Book Of Hours, Circa 1440, From The Low Countries/Southern Netherlands. A Substantial Fragment Of Slightly Over 100 Leaves, With 12 Miniatures By At Least Two Artists. An Exciting Arrival To The Office

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#84 My Great-Grandpa Made This Christmas Ornament During Ww2 When He Was Stationed On Tarawa

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#85 Since You Guys Seemed To Like Antique Ouija, Here’s My 1911 Ouija Board And Original 1920 Ouija Cover Saturday Evening Post

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#86 Found At An Estate Sale For $400! I Believe It's An Oak Side By Side Secretary Built Around 1900

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#87 My Nana’s (Great-Grandmother) Radi

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#88 My Dad Bought This A While Back And Wanted To Know If This Is Worth Something

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#89 Pick This Up At Estate Sale. I Was Wondering What Year It Is

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#90 My Great-Grandmother’s Antique Searing Scissors. Still In Amazing Shape And Sharp As Ever!

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#91 What The Hell Did I Just Grab From The Side Of The Road?

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#92 Fully Sealed Bottle Of 120 Year Old, Pre-Ban Absinthe Pernod Fils, Recently Discovered Near Nice

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#93 Our Favorite Antique We Have 1870s

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#94 This Is A Real Union Staff Officer Jacket From The Civil War. I Saw It In An Antique Shop, And Saw It Was Only $500... Now I Regret Not Buying It

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#95 Okay So I Know This Is Probably Nothing Special But My Mom Won’t Shut Up Till I Ask You Guys

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#96 My Almost-Antique Wristwatch (C. 1929)

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#97 My Grandmother Was An Antique Collector And My Grandfather Made Reproductions. They Passed 11ish Years Ago And We Just Realized One Of The Dining Chairs (That We Use Frequently) They Left Is 200 Years Old! Amos Hagget Made Chairs In Ma Back Between 1803-10

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#98 Absolute Grail Of A Curb Find. Art Deco Or Earlier? Whatever, It's My New Bar

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#99 My 1920’s Tree Topper

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#100 Opened Up My Deceased Uncle’s Shed Today

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#101 My 200 Yo American Revolution Book

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#102 My Girlfriends Parents Found These Dolls In Their Attic, Anyone Have Any Knowledge I Can Share With Them?

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#103 100 Year Old Clamshell Buttons From A Local Pearl Button Factory That Operated In The Late 1900s. I Found Them While Digging A New Garden Bed

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#104 Picked Up This Free Rocking Chair Yesterday. Has Anyone Ever Seen One Like It? Curious About Time Period And Style

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#105 Just Got This Cabinet Which Comes With 2 Glass Shelves (Not Pictured). How Old Do You Think This Is? Couldn't Find Any Markings To Help Date It

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#106 My Leather Book Collection, My Oldest As Of Today Is 1697. I Started This Collection A Few Months Ago

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#107 Does Anyone Know Anything About This Amazing Bag?

I was gifted this bag by a family member, but sadly I don't know much about it. I've been storing inside a pillow case, inside a sturdy box to prevent any light from reaching it. I would love to know what era it is from, how to best store it, etc. I haven't seen any like it online...

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#108 Any Idea What This Is And If It’s Worth It To Reupholster It?

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#109 Getting Ready To Sell But Before They’re Gone Thought The Group Would Like! My Great Aunts, Unknown Origin. Lampshade Feels Like Skin ?

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#110 I Was Told This Sub Might Enjoy This. The Ornithology Of Francis Willughby (1678) With 78 Plates Of Birds, Including The Dodo

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#111 I'm Obsessed With My New Lamp, It Gives Off Goth Vibes

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#112 1926 Vv 8-30 Phonograph

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#113 My Cell Phone Is Approaching Retirement Age, But I Don't Like Buying New Things. Luckily, I Found Myself An Old Ericsson

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#114 Found Some Really Interesting Antique Photos Tonight Dumpster Diving

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#115 Old Bench At My Local Antique Mall. Dated 1753

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#116 When I Saw It At Goodwill, I Ran To The Register. 1913 Rookwood Pottery Bowl. $2.99!!!

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#117 Found This Hand Carved Turquoise Teapot With Remains In It At An Antique Store

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#118 What Are These Old Bottles Found In The Walls Of My House Built In The 1800s? Westchester, NY

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#119 1891 18k Engraved Buckle Ring Found Metal Detecting. Any Idea What It’s Worth?

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#120 Can Anyone Tell Me Anything About This Stuff? I Love Vintage Medical Bottles And This Had Some Stuff Still In It

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#121 My New Typewriter Display. All Machines Except One Are Pre 20s

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#122 A Framed Picture I Found In A ‘Free’ Pile Outside Of My Apartment Building

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#123 Likely French, Blue Opaline Glass, Believed To Be 1840-1860

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#124 Saw Some Victorian Settees Lately, Here Is Mine [germany]

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#125 Marble Collection (~1900) Belonged To One Of My Ancestors

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#126 H.m Ship Centurion 1744. I Found This Cleaning Out Mil's House. How Do I Know If It's Real Or A Replica?

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#127 Mourning Brooch To A Phebe Hawson, D. 1845 Aged 10 Years

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#128 Just Acquired From A Garage Sale

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#129 Dug Up Some Old Doll In My Front Yard Bk NYC. Anyone Know What It Is Supposed To Be

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#130 I Think These Are Just Awful Enough That They Might Sell. What Do You Guys Think?

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#131 Any Info On This Very Old, Unopened Bottle Of Guinness I Found Stashed In My Chimney?

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#132 Old Book / Unknown Language

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#133 Found This Ivory Puzzle Ball At An Estate Sale For $0.50. I Saw A Similar Ball With This Motif Listed As 19th Century. Any Ideas?

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#134 Need Help Iding This $3 Flea Market Find. Purchased In Pennsylvania In The U.S. No Markings That I Can Find. It’s A Little Beat Up And Quite Weird, But I Love It

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#135 Got This Bible As A Gift For My Birthday. Never Seen Anything Like It. Anyone Know Anything?

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#136 My Most Prized Possession [antique Scrimshaw]

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#137 Book From 1738

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#138 Any Idea What These May Be?

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#139 I Found An Over 60 Piece Set Of Federal Amber Glass At A Thrift Store That Sells For 69¢ Per Pound Today!

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#140 A Few Antique Mardi Gras Favor Pins I’ve Picked Up Over The Years—1904 Krewe Of Mithras, 1906 Krewe Of Comus, And 1912 Elves Of Oberon. The Face Is In 14k Gold And The Others Are Sterling. The Quality And Imagery Amaze Me

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#141 My Mom Got This From Her Mom; A Very Old Rotella Tagliapasta With A "New" Coin That We Have For More Than 300 Years. (Not For Sale)

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#142 1919 Ouija Planchette With Original Box

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#143 Bought In The 1920s, Now Inherited From My Great Grandmother. Has Anyone Seen Anything Similar? Ontario, Canada

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#144 From My Collection. Two Original World War Two Decals Commentating The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor. They Are Still In The Original Packages With Instruction Cards

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#145 My Heart Says I Want This@$150...but Do I Really? Any Input Welcome!

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#146 Update! I Cleaned Up The Antique Lamp I Found In My Basement!

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#147 1930s Spatula Is Super Cool. Can’t Wait To Make Some Cheeseburgers With It

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#148 Picked This Up For $25! 1889 Clay Bird Thrower

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