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BallenIsles has come to pay tribute to those BallenIsles residents who are Veterans of World War II. Channel 63 has filmed a tribute featuring nineteen World War II Veterans, residents of BallenIsles, with comments depicting snapshots of events they encountered during World War II. To paraphrase Tom Brokow from his book, The Greatest Generation, they tell a story of a generation of American heroes united by both common purpose and values, for love of family, and of Country, displaying duty, honor and courage.
Our nation owes to all of them, as well as to their families, and to those Veterans of which the wars that followed, a deep gratitude for the often very difficult, unselfish nature of a war weary nation, bounded by a common purpose of love of family, of God, and of Country.
Here is a film I did on the gallant efforts of our veterans, whose sacrifice and service will be honored and remembered.
Question: Hello, can you describe anything about the date and
worth of the first piece, which is bone with (I believe), a copper base
and carved on both sides. For the second, a Chinese family name seal,
could you tell me a possible date, worth, and translation of the Chinese
characters? Neither have signatures. Thank you! Kyera
RD Langer answers: Kyera, the first piece, whether it is bone or ivory, must be examined for an accurate appraisal. The stones on the lower portion of the piece may be authentic or fake turquoise, or coral. I cannot give an evaluation unless I examine it.
The second piece is modern day chinese soapstone, made to look old. It is worth about $50.
Question: Hi, I would love any info you can give me on my vase. When it was made,
what's it worth, etc. I have tried looking it up on ebay and all over the
internet and I can't find anything. All I know is that it has the name
Walter Tozzini on the bottom which is how I tried searching for it. I
would appreciate anything you can tell me about it. Thank you, April
RD Langer answers: April, this is 20th c porcelain. Probably tourist stuff. Worth $75-100.