Antique Cast Iron Viking or Pirate Ship Door Stop/Book End

Antique Cast Iron Viking or Pirate Ship Door Stop/Book End
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I thoroughly enjoy walking through antique malls and looking at all of the amazing treasures people have found! It’s so much fun just to browse! But if you’re buying treasures to resell yourself, you have to search for a long time in this type of venue because most of the things are priced very high and don’t leave room for you to make a profit. If you look closely enough, though, you can find some great deals! Remember, no one can know everything about everything so it is possible to find a treasure worth much more than the person has priced it at!

• Found At: Antique Store in Georgia

• Purchased For: $5

• Value: Sold for $30 (July, 2012)

See item listing here.

• A Little History Lesson: Bookends emerged as household objects in the 1870s, when books became cheap enough to be bought by the emerging middle class. Decorative bookends had became especially fashionable in the 1930s, when the Brisbane Courier reported these had taken over from toast racks as the most popular wedding gifts. (Source: smh.com.au)

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