Question: I'm sending photos of two heating stoves that are in my daughters home in Marietta. We think the stoves were put in the home when the home was built between 1910 and 1912. My husband was the second owner of the home so we know the original owner had the stoves installed. As you can see they are identical except for the emblem on the front reading number 14 B Economy. Would they have been made by the Nye Stove Co. of Marietta, and what are they worth? - J.W., Whipple.
Answer: Your heating stoves were made by The Economy Stove Co. in Cleveland. The company was in business from 1870 up to 1920. Your heating stoves are called parlor stoves. Many older homes throughout Washington County relied on these type of stoves for heat. The meca glass panels in the doors allowed a view of the flames within, and the scrolling nickel "wings" increased the reflection of light and heat. Your stoves are worth $250 to $300 each in unrestored state.
Q.: Can you tell me anything about my clarinet? I've done some research online but can't seem to find anything on it. All I know is that it is marked H.N. White American Standard. It belonged to my sister who obtained it from her husband's family. We think it may have belonged to his grandfather. There are no family members left to ask. - M.J.B., Marietta.
A.: American Standard musical instruments were marketed and massed produced to marching bands and schools around the country by the H.N. White Company of Cleveland, from 1893 up to 1965. The most sought after instruments today are the White coronets and trombones that have a "lion head" by the serial number and are engraved "The King." Your American Standard instrument is worth $50 to $75 on eBay,
Q.: I have a "Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar that was made by Mccoy Pottery. Can you tell me what it's worth? - H.W., Little Hocking.
A.: Sorry to tell you, Mccoy never made a Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar. The original Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar was made by Hull Pottery in Crooksville, Ohio. You own what is called a fake, worth very little.
Auction prices realized
1940 knife (2 blade) advertising Red Star Filling Station, 301 Greene St., Marietta, $17.50.
Postcard photo of W.L. Daugherty Sohio Service Station, gas 18 cents gallon, $24.
Book, 1953, hardback, titled "Parkersburg W.Va. Story" Nancy Marsh author, first edition, one of 2,000 copies printed, $10.
Swan, Dan Mercer Pottery, Parkersburg, $85.
Wooden nickels, 150th anniversary of Marietta, 1788-1938, $6.
1913 photo postcard, "Disaster Train Related," at 12th & Skirvin, Parkersburg, $14.
Readers, a lady in Marietta today says she owns a Lily Martin Spencer piece of art. Is it real or is it a print? Tell you all about it in next week's column.
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.
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