Still searching for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? It's out there. Here are just a couple of examples:
Rare piece of pottery found in area home
A one-of-a-kind rare piece of pottery, specialty made by A.P Donagho Pottery Parkersburg, for a Parkersburg couple's wedding in the 1800s was discovered recently in the attic of a 80-year-old woman's home in Parkersburg.
This rare valuable piece of pottery depicting a Parkersburg church with a round clock in the center of it, where the woman's stepmother and stepfather originally married in, says there's not enough money in the world to buy it and plans on leaving it to her granddaughter.
When I asked about the 3-piece rattan wicker rocking chairs sitting on her sun porch that had been sitting there since the home was built, she stated her granddaughter would also inherit them, too.
carnival glass found
Several thousand dollars worth of rare Karnak red and other carnival glass wrapped in 1930s-'40s newspapers was recently discovered in the attic and in the basement of a deceased woman's home in Williamstown.
Executors of the woman's estate discovered the glass in June while cleaning out the contents of the home.
Family members tell me the woman lived alone in the home for several years after her husband passed away in 1993. The woman had suffered Alzheimer's up to her death and was unaware of the many pieces of Fenton that her husband brought home every day while working at Fenton Glass for more than 35 years.
The Fenton glass valued at around $20,000 or more will be sold at a Fenton auction in September. I will keep you up to date what the glass brings at auction.
Auction prices realized
Readers, photo postcards of early Marietta and the 1913 flood are selling for high prices on eBay from $10 on up. Many of these photo postcards can be found in older homes around Washington County taken by several local photographers. One postcard showing 14 people standing on the balcony of the Bellevue Hotel during the March 1913 flood in Marietta sold for $53 alone. Another 1913 flood postcard sold for $74. Young boys swimming in the river during the flood brought $17, others are out there.
Milk bottle (pint) advertising O.C. Henry Restaurant, Beverly, $48.
Parkersburg Coke bottle, $7.
Two Belpre postcards showing early Blennerhassett Avenue and one of early Walnut Street, Belpre, $32.
Thomas brothers, Sohio Rockland, Belpre, key chain, $6.50.
George Edward Smith reunion cookbook, Marietta, 86 pages, $3.25.
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. If possible, send a photograph. Letters will be answered through this column.