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Getting into the spring of things, our expert shares interesting tidbits about some cute country collectibles, including chalkware sheep, children’s shoes, a bunny-themed dish and more.
QUESTION: Made in the USA by ELPCO,this bunny child dish is too cute. What is the name Bright Eyes referring to, and are there similar designs? What is its current value, and is it particularly collectible?
ANSWER: ELPCOisan acronym for East Liverpool Potteries Company, a conglomerate formed in 1900 in East Liverpool, Ohio. The group split up in 1903, leaving only the United States Pottery Company and Globe Pottery.They parted ways in 1907, ending East Liverpool Potteries. Yet U.S. Pottery continued using the East Liverpool Potteries marks until closing circa 1930.The markon your plate was used in the 1920s. Although the company produced sets of children’s dishes, the baby plates are most often found. They were transfer decorated with a variety of animals as well as images of children and the face of a baby. Many have Baby’s Plate printed on the rim, while others have Bright Eyes. Used but undamaged plates usually sell for $50 to S60 each.
QUESTION: I can just picture someone wearing this lovely hat to church service on Easter Sunday decades ago.
The ribbon is a little tattered, but the hat itself is fairly clean and not misshapen. How old is this hat, and what is it worth?
ANSWER: It may be hard to imagine that millinery shops specializing in women’s hats and trims once dotted Main Street, USA. Hats and bonnets were a vital part of the fashion industry into the mid-20th century. Women without the means to purchase original designs from Paris could buy copies for a few dollars from mail-order houses in the early 1900s.This lightweight hat of natural-colored straw is similar in style to sportsters worn by active young women in the 1930s. A hands-on examination by a person versed in vintage hats is recommended to confirm this evaluation. If the hat does date to the 1930s or 1940s, its value would range from $75 to $125. If it is a copy from the 1960s or 1970s, it is worth about $20 to $30.
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