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King George sets tax rates; hearing on budget draws three comments

The King George Board of Supervisors heard from three speakers at last week’s public hearing on its ...

King George Fracking info session scheduled for June 12

The King George Board of Supervisors has scheduled a fracking information session for the community ...

Going Outdoors? Beware of the Ticks!

Anyone who ventures outdoors, or anyone who lives with someone that does should read this article. I...

Col. Beach Sewer usage rate increase recommended

In Colonial Beach, the town’s sewer fund is currently losing money. The town council has been warned...

“Blast and cast” fun to try

“Blast and cast” fun to try

Years ago, I was friends with a Marine stationed at Quantico, and he had access to a property in Wes...

Drifters overpower W&L Eagles

Drifters overpower W&L Eagles

On Thursday, the Drifters won the first round of the annual Northern Neck war between the Beach and ...


 

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King George sets tax rates; hearing on budget draws three comments

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The King George Board of Supervisors heard from three speakers at last week’s public hearing on its proposed budget for next fiscal year, 2014-15, with no one speaking during the hearing on tax rates ...

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Colonial Beach

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Col. Beach Sewer usage rate increase recommended

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

In Colonial Beach, the town’s sewer fund is currently losing money. The town council has been warned since 2012, but so far, the council has not taken action to rectify the problem. The 2012 council w...

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Westmoreland Treasurer Retires

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Westmoreland Treasurer Retires

On May 30, Elizabeth “Liz” Nash will retire as Treasurer of Westmoreland County after 28 years of service – 11 years as Treasurer.  Twenty eight years ago, the Treasurer, Margaret Nash, hired Liz...

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Sports

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Win 4 Wesley Golf Tournament returns to Cameron Hills

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Win 4 Wesley Golf Tournament returns to Cameron Hills

Friday, on the grounds of Cameron Hills Golf Course, it was a celebration of courage. For the Berry Family, and over a hundred golfers, and the staff at Cameron Hills, the annual benefit is more than ...

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Jack W. France, Sr.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Jack W. France, Sr., 64, who resided in Stratford Harbour, in Montross, VA., left this earthly life on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a courageous and hard fought battle with lung cancer.

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Antiques Considered - April 23, 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Antiques Considered - April 23, 2014

This Chinese ginger jar comes from an old Northern Neck family. The base is in excellent condition, but the lid has been broken and repaired crudely. The owners are thinking of making it into a lamp, ...

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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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