The Mystery Antique of the Week series has been fun to do over the past few years, and many antiques have been easy to guess. But there are a few that have been real stumpers.
Here are a few of the most challenging pieces yet.
1. October 2010
I loved doing this piece in October and for good reason!
2. September 2009
This particular piece was shown as part of the Mystery Antique Series in September 2009 with no correct guesses. It's use has always intrigued me. It's wooden, all one piece and was offered for sale for almost $300. And one of these days I'm going to buy one with the express purpose of trying to use it.
3. June 2009
It took two different times as the Mystery Antique to get a correct guess on this piece and the guesses were as much fun to read as the actual item. It now sits in my son-in-law's office. It was pretty hard to give up, but he might actually have a use for it.
4. September 2010
Related to another item in this list, another piece that I would really like to try out.
5. February 2010
This is almost worth the price, just for the conversational value. Not a tool and not really completely useful, except in teaching circumstances.
6. August 2009
And this??? I had no idea something like this existed or that there was a need for it. Hint -- it's food related.
7. July 2010
Such a cool piece, as soon as I saw it I wanted it. I even bid on it, alas I did not win, but still wish I had added another few bucks to my bid.
8. March 2010
It's a pretty old gadget and one that certainly is not in use today. Or at least it better not be!
9. July 2010
This is another case of -- it's so great to have smart readers. This particular piece was a stumper and had numerous folks scratching their heads.
10. Still a Mystery
Feel free to add your comments and guess on this one. I've held the tool and am sure of what it is NOT, just don't know what it is. It's a very heavy industrial tool. Heavy and oily smelling. But what on earth was it used for?