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    Last year my mom bought a super old farm house. The house has always stayed in the family that built it. A doctor lived there and practiced in the home. One of my sisters room was a room he did this in (it still has a sink in there).
    This past weekend they went on a scavenger hunt in the attic. They found a Hayner Rye (private stock) bottle from 11/30/1897, a crank telephone, a baby doll carriage from 1910 era, 100 year old gold leaf picture frames, old medical journals, a literary digest from 1911, a copy of 'The Night Before Christmas' from @ 1910, a Cosmopolitan magazine from May 1911, old newspapers (one celebrating the 300 year anniversary of the King James Bible), old comic strips, Paper dolls, a paperback book called 'The All-Story" published March 1911 with different stories in it, just tons of stuff. Everything they found is from 1910-1911. Really cool stuff.
    She found old dress patterns and now she want's to lets try out making one. This should be fun, LOL!! :D
    She wants to know how to go about selling some of these things. Any suggestions?
     
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    Get em appraised by a reputable antiques dealer first...and I mean reputable!
    Either that or wiat until the Antiques Road Show comes around!
     
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    Thanks CSM! I'll pass on the info!
    I love watching ARS! I don't think they've ever come here though, that would be cool!
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    i like ARS too. Lots of neat stuff on there even though not all of it is going to make the owner wealthy overnite.
     
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    Hahahaha! I like when the people are totally caught of gaurd. They think it's worth so much and it's worth like $25, LOL!! Too funny!
     
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    Yep, and then there's those who spend 50 cents at a yard sale and end up with something worth thousands. Almost makes me want to clean out my attic...almost!
     
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    I like the almost part.
    Don't start something!!!!:D
     
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    Oh I know! Talking about things like that gives people ideas and the next thing you know you are in the middle of a giant cleaning operation where everything of yours is "junk" and everything of hers is a "keepsake". Then you have a yard sale followed immediately by a run to the town dump.
     
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    Yep...and I always plead..."I can't toss this I may need it".
    She's caught on though.
     
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    Shhh!! There is nothing to catch on to! Nothing to see here!

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