Any information about vintage brass fly

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Lostltu, May 29, 2019.

  1. Lostltu

    Lostltu New Member

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  2. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    I was once at an auction where over 100 of these were sold. Most were made in the early to mid 20th century. The wings lift up, right? If I remember correctly most were made of brass - as is yours - and sold for $20 to $30 each for the most part, although that could have been because there were so many of them.
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    They usually open, usually have a rough area - match holders with a striker.
  4. Lostltu

    Lostltu New Member

    This one does not open, does not have a rough area
  5. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Some have places to rest cigarettes tucked under the wings and were used as ashtrays - but I guess yours is just a decorative piece. And maybe represents a Bee
  6. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    Can we see the underside?
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  8. Lostltu

    Lostltu New Member

  9. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    I sold a similar one a few summers ago. An exterminating co bought it. LOL
    True story. Lots of people like buggy stuff to decorate.
  10. Lostltu

    Lostltu New Member

    How much did you ask for it?
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  11. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    $20.00.. but that was a few years ago and mine was an ashtray too.
    Bugs sell.
    I also sold a brass spider, not an ashtray for $34.00
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