The birds are worth up to $30; the lamp can be found at auction
Q: I am sending photos of some bird figurines I have. These first three are all by Goebel. The robin has “1969” on the bottom, the Spurling sparrow has “3562207” and the two little birds are about 2 by 3 inches. The Greater Song Thrush is ‘CV 115’ and is 7 inches long and 6 inches tall.
The two largest birds are about 3 inches tall. The wren is approximately 2 by 3 inches. The troglodyte is from Zaunkonig, the cardinal from Andrea with the number 6350, and the blue bird has the symbol and “44/346”.
These last two birds have no markings that I can read as they are both very blurry. The goose is approximately 7 inches long. —JK, Internet
A: Goebel bird figurines like the ones you have can be found for sale for $5-$20 and large ones for $20-$50. The white porcelain goose and bird with markings that are often difficult to read are Lladro porcelain. Three brothers founded the company in 1953 in Spain. They are widely recognized for their high quality porcelain figurines and high end lighting and accessories. The goose and the bird would probably sell for $15 to $30.
Q: I read and enjoy your column in The Gainesville Sun every week. Thank you! I was intrigued by a recent letter about a Bradley and Hubbard lamp. In addition to its attractive appearance, I was interested in the fact that it was made in Meriden, Connecticut. My husband’s job took us from Jupiter, Florida to Connecticut in 1999, and I worked for the city of Meriden for 10 years. I have many fond memories of Meriden, and this lamp sounds like a Meriden keepsake I wish I had.
If possible, could you please forward my details to G. and CK in Gainesville and let them know I am interested? Thank you so much. —SC, Internet
A: Thanks for the kind words. We have always protected the privacy of those who write and ask questions. A suggestion would be to place a want to buy ad near this column in the newspaper. The other suggestion is to contact an auction company that sells similar things. The lamp you love has been made in quantity, and in time you will find another. David Rago Auctions is one possibility. The website is ragoarts.com. Tell them what you’re looking for and they’ll let you know when a product goes on sale. Good luck.
— John Sikorski, with over 35 years of experience, is an Ocala-based antiques advisor, consultant and broker. Send your questions to Sikorski’s Attic, c/o The Ocala Star-Banner, 2121 SW 19th Ave. Road, Ocala, FL 34471-7752, or email [email protected]