Several items such as old postcards, photos, and other items, depicting the early days of Marietta and Parkersburg recently sold at auction on eBay. Here is a list of those items and the prices realized:
A document signed by Marietta Civil War General Adoniram J. Warner in 1867, agreeing to purchase land in Washington County for the purpose of constructing the Marietta and Pittsburgh railroad line across property owned by John Broyhton, received three bids totaling $12.50 for a Cincinnati seller.
A 1908 Marietta Norwood football team postcard, owned by a Marietta native, brought one bid of $19.99.
A 1907 Marietta flood disaster postcard sold for $17.55.
Marietta Land Office postcard sold for $14.99.
A book titled "Marietta Images of America" with 200 photos of Marietta past brought one bid for a Canada seller for $16.95.
A round glass thermometer advertising Vanguard Paints, Marietta, received three bids for a Canton seller totaling $68.
An 11 3/4-inch tall A.P. Donagho stoneware crock brought 14 bids for a Maryland seller totaling $249.59. also selling was another A.P Donagho jar that brought two bids totaling $430 for a Pennsboro, W.Va., seller.
Six dining room chairs manufactured by the Marietta Chair Company in the 1940s that was way overpriced with a starting bid of $1,495 failed to receive any bids for a Reynoldsburg, Ohio, seller.
A Radeker Lumber Co., Parkersburg, paperweight received one bid of $39.
A Marietta -Parkersburg 1930s Coca Cola bottle with a paper label received three bids of $26.
A vintage wooden crate advertising: "Samco" of Parkersburg received one bid of $9.99.
Selling for $105 was a cast iron tea kettle made by A. T. Nye Stove Company in Marietta in 1867.
A Marietta "Steamboat" 10-inch souvenir plate brought $32 for a seller in Punta Gordon, Fla.
Three flat Marietta wooden nickels 1788-1938 brought 18 bids for a Blairstown, N.J., seller totaling $12.50.
A 1907 early Front Street, Marietta, postcard brought three bids totaling $7.49 for a Little Hocking seller.
A postcard of "Pioneer Hikers," Marietta to Columbus, brought four bids totaling $11.30 for a Strosberg, Ohio, seller.
A 1947 Marietta High School yearbook received one bid for $7.99.
A aluminum token good for one quart of milk from B.S. Cicler Dairy in Marietta brought two bids totaling $13.27.
I was able to buy a large B&W negative of the Marietta Chair Co. and its factory workers for $6.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears every Monday on Life. Send letters to Treasure in the Attic, c/o The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta 45750; or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. When writing, send a complete description of the item, along with size, color, any markings on the item along with condition the item is in, and how the item was obtained, and any other information.
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