Novelties and Miniatures in Carnival Glass, page 2
Another piece that I photographed while in the collection of the late John Britt. It was a favorite piece of his wife, Lucile. She called it Jalopy and it likely held candy. A Rexford child's butter dish made by Higbee. Could there have been a complete set? Owned by the late Jack and Eleanor Hamilton. Sold in 2008 for $95. When matches were common, these items, called Penny Match Holders, were easily found. Now very rare in carnival. Prices range from $900 to $1,400.
Necklaces are found with single or multiple strands and the beads vary in size. This one is typical and sold for $30 in 1996. They range in price from about $10 to $60. Beaded purses vary widely in size style and condition. This one, with it's complex closure, sold for $305 in 1999. Prices for purses and handbags vary widely but most sell in the $50 to $100 range. Perfumes are found in either the atomizer version as shown here or with a dauber. The shorter on brought $40, the larger $125--which are typical prices for such items. Some, in unusual colors or desirable patterns, can sell for up to $300.
Banks come in a variety of patterns and sizes. I suspect most were made in the '40s and '50s. A globe bank like this one sold for $120 in 1998. Be Wise Owl banks sell in the $25 to $40 range; Liberty Bell banks $5 to $10; and Lucky Barrel banks $30 to $60. Piggy banks are relatively easily found. There are two sizes, the smaller about 4 inches long. Either is worth between $10 and $20. Rabbit banks are quite rare. There are two sizes, one about 7 inches long, one 4 1/2 inches. They are currently selling in the $35 to $60 range.
Picture Frame. Few objects could be more appropriate for holding matches than this miniature pipe--although they're sometimes called toothpick holders. They sell for between $50 and $90. These miniature glass shoes, usually marigold, are very desirable. They are known in several varities and by several names (Lady Slipper, High Heeled Shoe, Wooden Shoe, etc.). They are valued at $60 to $100 with some selling up to $150.
This Sphinx paperweight is 4 3/4 inches long and in light amber. It sold for $850 in 2002. It looks surprisingly like a contemporary sandal, doesn't it? I photographed it while in the collection of the late John Britt. This white Carnival telephone is 4 1/4 inches tall and is from the collection of Carl and Eunice Booker.
Made with a metal holder in the shape of a ship, this whiskey set is from the collection of Eldred Winter. There are only three known of these 7 1/4 inch novelty hatchets in blue. Note the Indian head on the blade. This one sold for $3,000 at a 1999 auction. Known as Votive Lights, these 4-inch tall candle holders were made in Mexico. There is a cross on one side, a heart with wreath of thorns on the other. They sell at auction for between $400 and $800.
A Grand Piano candy container sold for $650 in 2014. This covered turtle sold in 2014 for $2,000. This A & W Root Beer mug in marigold sold in 2016 for $375.
This Scottie dog candy container sold for $525 in 2016.
Novelties and Miniatures, page 1

7/12/2016