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Egg timer not a bad value
6/26/2013

‘Collecting' by Larry Cox
King Features Syndicate

Q: I have a ceramic egg timer featuring a design of a Dutch girl. It is in fairly good condition and probably from the 1950s. I bought it for $3 at a garage sale. - Betty, Lawrence, Kan.

A: According to the Antique Trader Kitchen Collectibles Price Guide edited by Kyle Husfloen, your egg timer is probably worth about $35.

Q: My dad was quite a marbles player when he was a child, and I recently found a small bag of his special sulfides, tiger-eyes and swirls stashed away in a little leather pouch. Any value other than sentimental? - Carl, Durango, Colo.

A: Bill Blair - owner of Blair Collectibles, a company that buys, sells and appraises marbles - is especially interested in machine marbles made since the 1930s and handmade ones that date prior to 1915. He cautions that values have declined in recent years. 

Q: My grandparents recently gave me a set of china, the Brittany pattern, made by Homer Laughlin and Company. I would like to know about when it was made. -Barbara, Wheatridge, Colo.

A: The Brittany pattern was issued during the spring of 1936. According to information from "The Collector's Encyclopedia of Homer Laughlin China: Reference and Value Guide" by Joanne Jasper and published by Collector Books, this pattern was popular and continued to be issued until the early 1950s. 

Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail.

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