Antique Iron Headboard

Antique Iron Headboard

Antique Iron Headboard

Antique Iron Headboards like these are collectible still. Today however, you’re just as likely to find them in a garden as in a bedroom.

The trend toward household furniture is turning away from the Victorian style and to the mid-century danish design. This is true for inside furnishing.

But these have been popping up for years in gardens as gates and trellises. They may be painted, but they look great when rusted too! The only thing that hasn’t transferred very well, is the value.

A nice antique iron twin sized bed may have been worth $200-$300 back in the day. Today these old headboards are plentiful in antique shops and flea markets throughout the country.

Circa 1910-20s.

Retail value: $50

Wholesale value: $20

Erik Buck Teak Bar Stools

Erik Buck Teak Bar Stools

Erik Buck Teak Bar Stools

These Erik Buck teak bar stools are in an increasing value trend.  They have an awful lot going for them. First, the condition of this set is near mint. They are a strong 9.9 out of 10.

Lets looks at what kind of furniture millenials are collecting. The ones who appreciate quality and value are going for mid-century, Danish design and industrial pieces.

A body can sit in one of these for a long time and still be comfortable.  They’re clean and attractive. Each has the Moebler, label to verify authenticity.

These are circa mid 20th century.

Retail value: $1,800

Wholesale value: $1,300.


Hanley’s Peerless Ale Tray

Hanley’s Peerless Ale Tray

Hanley's Peerless Ale Tray

This Hanley’s Peerless Ale Tray from Providence Rhode Island is a collectible which on an increased value trend. There are several reasons for this.

First, millenials are collecting beer trays. The tray is a piece of Americana, therefore the spectrum of collectors is wide. Antiques & collectibles, like everything else in the marketplace, are fix to the law of “supply & demand”.

This tray is 12″ in diameter and on a scale from 1-10 I’d say it’s a strong 6. It has great graphics, and crossover potential because of the bull-dog. At least three possible types of collectors could be interested. Those would be, collectors of things with dogs on them, breweriana collectors and people who collect advertising items.

This tray is circa 1940s.

Retail value: $100

Wholesale: $60

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