Figural stopper collection handmade by Italian carvers
The 5-inch bottle stoppers are whimsical and detailed woodcarvings depicting humans and animals that are set atop corks ... Through the years, carvings were attached to other household items such as corkscrews, nutcrackers and toothpick holders.
Collectors Corner: Souvenir Spoons
There had been collectible spoons before - historical evidence supports ... The upwardly mobile took advantage of technological advancements in transportation to tour Europe or other foreign locals, while the middle-class stayed at seaside resorts or ...