Our Valentine's Day Open House will be held on Saturday, February 7th. We will be serving refreshments, giving away door prizes, and you get to draw for a discount of 15% - 25%.
Figural Glass Candy Containers
Figural glass candy containers made their debut in America at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philiadelphia. You could choose between containers shaped like the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall. This novel idea caught on and by the early 1900's glass candy containers were being mass produced in a variety of shapes. And, therein lies the rub for collectors, because some of the shapes were produced more extensively than others.
Animal shapes were the most popular and ar ethe most common and least expensive to be found today. Other shapes that are rated easy to find are the candlestick, telephone and the lantern. Some of the more expensive and harder to find shapes include a cash register and a submarine. However, the holy grail for collectors is the 1920's refrigerator and the Statue of Liberty.
Another category is the painted candy containers. Many of these came in Holiday shapes and are scarce. Condition, of course, affects the value. Examples in very good condition can cost several hundred dollars.
Dating glass candy containers is fairly easy - if the lid is present. Befor ethe Depression they had metal lids. During the Depression production stopped and resumed in the 40's. However, due to shortages during the war years, the lids were switched to cardboard.
There are reproduction glass candy containers on the market. They are usually made of cobalt or pink colored glass, or the swirled slag type glass. They come in some interesting shapes such as pistols, trains, and Boston Terrier Heads and, as long as they are not misrepresented as being old, they make nice collectables.
Meet our Dealers
Linda Nicholson can pinpoint the exact moment that sparked her interest in old things. Back in the 60's her grandmother decided to redo her kitchen. She unceremoniously dumped all of her old kitchen accouterments in the alley. Horrified, linda promptly went out and rescued Grandma's castoffs which sparked a lasting interest in collecting.
Seven years ago, she made the step from collector to dealer when she opened a booth in Northrup Antique in Southport, NC. Having recently moved to Ocala from Willmington, NC, she shopped around for a place to set up another booth. She said that Mossy Oaks was where she felt most at home and we are fortunate to have her. Stop by and see her booth soon. Look for pictures to be posted on Facebook.
Annual Spring Yard Sale
Sat. 3/14 from 9 - 2
New Booths to Shop In
We have some exciting new changes in store for you. There are two new booths in the back, one is shabby chic and the other is kitchen and linens. Coming soon is another booth featuring rustic and industrial. Radio collectors will want to see the showcases filled with working vintage radios. Also, we have two new showcase dealers with collectible memorabilia.
Antiques and Collectibles
Visit us at
Mossy Oaks Antique Mall
6260 SE 118th Place
Belleview, Fl 34420
Edward Scott Appraisals now offers Certified Appraisals for Antique, Classic, Vintage and Collectible Automobiles, Trucks, Golf Carts, Water-Craft, Aircraft, RV's and Mobile Homes.