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Have you ever cleaned out your attic and found objects from the past that are - well, you just don't know what they are? Or perhaps you've been hanging on to an old family heirloom for years, and now you're wondering if you're sitting on a fortune. And what's the story behind your family's personal treasures? Submit photos of your antiques and heirlooms and, with the help of experts and our readers, we'll get digging to find as much information about them as we can.
Old Birdhouses (6238 views) When an 82-year-old man was selling his home in Enterprise, ON (built in 1825), I went to his yard sale to view the contents up for sale. He sold me these two birdhouses for $5 total. He said the one on the ... click to read moreWhen an 82-year-old man was selling his home in Enterprise, ON (built in 1825), I went to his yard sale to view the contents up for sale. He sold me these two birdhouses for $5 total. He said the one on the left was made in 1830 on Fogo Island and the other one was made in 1876 in New Brunswick. His grandfather travelled a lot, & this is how he came to own these pieces. I took them to "The Antiques Roadshow" & an appraiser told me a collector might pay $250-$500 each for them. ... Hide full submission
Ken Barry Kingston, ON
What's This? (1 comments)
I found this item back in the early '70s while walking the shoreline on the south side of Renews harbour. No one I have asked knows what is was used for. Anyone out there have an idea?
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The White Hills Foundry
What can you tell me about this brass casting? It's marked "White Hills Foundry Newfoundland." How old is this? Have another almost the same marked from Nova Scotia but much newer with a lot less wear. This one looks well used but not sure of its intended use.
Marconi Radio (1 comments)
Found this old radio in a friend's basement in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He was kind enough to give it to me. I brought it home and put a speaker in it, and it worked. Many a fisherman's brodcast have been heard on old radios like this one around Newfoundland over the years.
Does Anyone Know What These Weights Were Used For? (10 comments)
These weights were found in my grandfather Maddigan's shed, and had been there for a very long time. I am wondering if anyone can tell me how old they may be and what they could have been used for. Thank you.
No Antique room would be complete without the old fashioned scrub board and wringer. The cabinet was owned by my husband's great-grandfather. The sewing machine was used by my great-great-great grandfather Abel Winsor's second wife Ellen Winsor.