Carbonated water was added to produce a drink that was at once "Delicious and Refreshing," a theme that continues to echo today wherever Coca Cola is enjoyed... Identical to the orange bowl shown here, it was made by Chalet Artistic Glass in Cornwall, Ontario, in business from 1962 to 1975.
Particleboard means you probably have something made in the 1960s or later—the era of “cutting corners,” as Masaschi says.
If you’re lucky, a piece will have a marking on it indicating its origin.
Find resourceful books, magazines and price guides on antiques and collectibles. Theres a fascination with those misshapen, sometimes scary, other times wretched, pitiable creatures that even when theyre afraid of one being under their bed or in their closet, little boys (and girls) still love to watch movies, read books and of course, play with toys based on them.
As hard as it is to believe nowadays, prior to the 1960's there were next to no monster-related toys or collectibles available on the North American market.
Hand dovetails are slightly irregular and the pins are thin and tapered.
Wider, uniform machine-cut dovetails were common in factory-made pieces from 1890 until the modern era.
At this point, you may be asking yourself, What on earth are Bee Hives? Bee Hives are 4 1/4 by 6 3/4 inch black and white photos of hockey players mounted on 5 3/8 by 8 inch coloured mats (red, blue but most often beige).
When the two young, Edwardian ladies pictured in Kathryn Hansuld Lamb's book, The Quiet Hobby, deposited a letter into a King Street, Berlin, Ontario, (now Kitchener), street letter box in 1912 they could not have imagined that the little, red mail box would some day become a sought-after collectible item.
Hand dovetails (pictured below, top piece) are slightly irregular and the pins are thin and tapered.
Wider, uniform machine-cut dovetails (pictured below, bottom piece) were common in factory-made pieces from 1890 until the modern era.
Early pieces that were handcrafted will sometimes bear an inscription from an individual furniture maker, a clue to its value that should be examined by a professional appraiser.