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getting a jump on holiday shopping

getting a jump on holiday shopping

Christmas shoppers and visitors from throughout the area mingled with local artists and crafters Nov...

Pay attention during insurance open enrollment

People enrolled in a health insurance program through their employer or one purchased as a self-empl...

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

The Washington & Lee Eagles got off to a slow start in their second-round home 1A East playoff g...

beach health center saved, to stay open

beach health center saved, to stay open

King George clinic owners ready to take over facility
Not so fast.
The planned closure of the Colonial...

Rockfish tournament

Rockfish tournament

Annual event takes on special meaning for several special anglers

Century 21 Battlefield spearheads collection of 1100+ boxes of cereal

Century 21 Battlefield spearheads collection of 1100+ boxes of cereal

The 2014 annual Fredericksburg Assn. of Realtors “Cereal Drive “ was a tremendous success! Locally, ...

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King George

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County workers to get 2% pay raise

Monday, 24 November 2014

King George County employees will receive 2 percent pay raises effective Jan. 1.
The King George Board of Supervisors agreed to increase the planned raises from 1 percent to 2 percent at its Nov. 18 me...

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Colonial Beach

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Beach officials assess housing needs

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Beach officials assess housing needs

Eight residents are counting on the town winning a housing-needs grant to see improved living conditions in Colonial Beach.
However, Northern Neck Planning District Commission Director Jerry Davis said...

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Westmoreland

SETTING

Sports

SETTING

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

The Washington & Lee Eagles got off to a slow start in their second-round home 1A East playoff game against undefeated Parry McCleur of Buena Vista, and it cost them.

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Area Deaths

SETTING

Ex-mayor Rummage dies at 83

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Ex-mayor Rummage dies at 83

Whether one supported his political beliefs or not, one thing most people agreed upon is that former Mayor Fred Rummage stuck to his guns and stood up for what he believed.

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Columnists

SETTING

Is the fracking boom in Virginia in for a bust?

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

There is no business quite as boom and bust as the oil and gas industry.  A trend develops, high prices seem to be the wave of the future, massive investments are made, and then oops, things chan...

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Antiques Considered - September 25, 2013

Last week’s column on the McCoy vase has elicited an inquiry about this comparable piece of art pottery, a Roseville ashtray.  Roseville was one of McCoy’s principal competitors, both firms having originated in central Ohio. Roseville began as a manufacturer of functional pottery housewares, but in the 1890s entered into the art pottery market.

The firm moved to Zanesville, Ohio in 1898, and remained in business until 1954. Once having moved into the art pottery arena, Roseville, which kept the name after the move to Zanesville, began producing great quantities of items, most of which have blue, pink or brown, as in this case, backgrounds.

The pattern list was extensive. Today the most valuable pieces are in the Cremo pattern. This ashtray is in the magnolia pattern. Cremo pieces bring high prices, but all Roseville commands the market’s attention. Rarely will one find any piece, regardless of how simple, for under $50.

The high point for Roseville came in the interwar years from 1920 to 1940. In that era Roseville was one of the most desirable potteries in America. Production centered on the American market where the demand was consistently strong. After the factory closed in 1954 interest in Roseville declined, and by the 1970s it was virtually non-existent.

About 30 years ago the process reversed itself. Collectors’ societies were formed; books were written, and Roseville was re-discovered. Today it is one of the most collectible forms of American art pottery, with good values maintaining themselves across the board. Unlike the fate of some collectibles, for Roseville the internet has been a boon, not an impediment to good prices. This ashtray is worth $75, and at a competitive auction it might bring significantly more. Our firm has sold pitchers for upwards of $400. In the case of Roseville even restored pieces bring sound prices. Today it is one of the most popular genres on the market.
Happy Antiquing!

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