Dear John: I am adhering a photo, advanced and back, of a 12-inch-round woodburning applique that was a allowance handmade for me by my parents’ acquaintance in 1954.
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My name, birthdate and a bright angel of a little babe were all categorical into the board applique and again handpainted. This applique was afraid in my bedchamber as a little babe as able-bodied as in our homes throughout the years.
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I accept no ambition of anytime selling, but was apprehensive if you are accustomed with agnate plaques created in the 1950s. Thank you. Love account your cavalcade in the Citrus County Chronicle. – L.B., internet
Dear L.B.: Yes, I am accustomed and bethink as able-bodied the ability of bearing pictures with the woodburning technique. It was so popular, a advanced array of copse afire kits were accessible through mail adjustment catalogs and retail stores.
The kits had abundant instructions and assorted tissue corrective and arrangement patterns that could be activated to a copse apparent and again austere into the copse with an electric handheld hot-tipped aciculate device.
It was accepted with boys and girls. All the assorted banana and television appearance images were produced for woodburning kits.
The annular copse applique you accept is appropriate because it was not produced from a woodburning kit pattern. As you say, it was duke done and again handpainted.
What a nice arena assuming a candied little babe adhering her little teddy buck with a red bridle affairs abaft a toy doggie on a belvedere with red wheels. What a abundant Bethink Back allotment for you and approaching generations.
Dear John: My bedmate has four aged swords that he accustomed from a abroad relative. There was paperwork answer the agent and age of the swords, but it got absent back we confused up actuality from Miami.
Each brand is in a wall-mounted affectation cabinet. We would like to accept them acquainted by an able in the acreage of aged swords. Could you acclaim a acceptable adjudicator or addition who knows the subject?
These swords are 400 years old or older. Thank you for any advice you can accord us. We accept enjoyed your accessories in the Chronicle for years. – A.P., internet
Dear A.P.: As I generally say, I ambition you had included photographs. Aged swords are not a accountable I accept abundant acquaintance with. However, I consistently adore the photographs of admirable things.
I advance you acquaintance Fagan Accoutrements in Detroit, Michigan. They specialize in aged swords, accoutrements and armor and accept been in business buying, affairs and appraising back 1965. The website is www.faganarms.com.
John Sikorski has been a able in the antiques business for added than 30 years. Send questions to Sikorski’s Attic, P.O. Box 2513, Ocala, FL 34478 or [email protected]