Collectors sometimes find an unusual "go-with" for their collection. They buy a standard one-sheet movie poster (27 inches by 41 inches), a three-sheet (40 inches by 81 inches), a half-sheet (22 inches by 28 inches) or lobby cards (usually 11 inches by 14?i nches).
Collectors sometimes find an unusual go-with for their collection.
They buy a standard one-sheet movie poster (27 inches by 41 inches), a three-sheet (40 inches by 81 inches), a half-sheet (22 inches by 28 inches) or lobby cards (usually 11 inches by 14?i nches).
Sometimes a full set of lobby cards seven scene cards and one title card is found. There are also cardboard window cards, autographs, promotional items, jewelry, T-shirts, toys and games all related to a movie.
A lucky find for movie buffs this year was a jigsaw puzzle made with a photo of Susan Hayward (1917-75), a movie star and leading lady from 1937 to 1972. There are many movie-star paper dolls but few jigsaw puzzles.
Q: My 85-year-old mother-in-law gave my wife and me a six-sided large glass Planters Peanuts jar she has had for years. She told us her aunt worked in a bar a long time ago and the jar was on the counter for patrons to reach in and grab peanuts. There are fired-on yellow Mr. Peanut images around the outside of the jar, which has its original glass lid with a peanut finial. Are these old jars collectible?
A: Planters Peanuts have been around since 1906, and Mr. Peanut became the company's logo in 1916. Jars like yours have been made in many shapes and styles, but yours probably is the six-sided jar made in 1936. If it is in excellent condition, it could be worth $50 to $100.Current prices
Prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions nationwide.
Mail Pouch advertising thermometer, porcelain, red, blue, yellow, 1900s, 39 inches by
8 inches, $125.
Odd Fellows pottery jug, hexagonal, symbols, text, Staffordshire, circa 1850, 71/2 inches by
2 inches, $430.
Barbie doll, No. 3, brunette ponytail, striped swimsuit, Mattel, circa 1960, $435.
Snuff bottle, agate, amber, carved peanuts design, coral stopper, oval, 1800s, 2 inches, $920.
Tall case clock, mahogany, convex glass, engraved brass dial, alarm wheel, brass weight driven, Massachusetts, circa 1810,
38 inches, $3,900.
Terry and Kim Kovel, authorities on collectibles, write for King Features Syndicate. Write to them in care of The Dispatch, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. Or visit www.kovels.com.