Female Spirits Running HighThis is the second of an occasional feature on This Old Thing where we revisit items submitted for appraisal some years ago, and see how their values have changed. This week we look at a car mascot, an Art Nouveau vase and an exquisite set of French Empire furniture – all previously valued in 2007.
Denham Jolly begins his book with a story: three or four years ago he was driving up Parliament Street (he lives in Cabbagetown) and was involved in a fender bender. He and the driver of the other car were exchanging insurance information when a police officer intervened and said a tow truck should be called. Jolly said the damage was minor enough that he could take the car to a repair shop. The officer repeated his demand to call a tow truck, and again Jolly said it was not needed.
Bottoms Up With This SteinQ. Can you tell me anything about this Kuntz beer stein my parents had tucked away in a cupboard. It is colourfully decorated with a grain and hops, and reads ‘Bohemian Special Brew, L. Kuntz’s Park Brewery, Waterloo, Ont.’ The bottom is like a fine-bone china but has a picture that is visible with light. This stein must have been made for a “lady” drinker as it is only 14 cm tall (5.5 inches) and has ‘1/3L’ around the lip.
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