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An OLD bright red tea pot made in LA
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Posted on 01/25/2007 7:23:11 PM PST by Chong

Can anyone guestimate the value of an old tea pot? It's bright red (chinese red?) and made by Hall in LA. It's in good condition - no chips. Photo coming soon.

On the bottom, there is a square stamp that says, "Hall's superior quality kitchenware" and it has a (low) number to the right of it.

Curious as to the value of it to help me decide whether to sell it or not to an antique dealer. I ran across this while going through my stuff getting ready for garage sale.

If you know something about this, I'd appreciate your opinion. If you are one of those "vanity police" people, I ask you kindly to refrain from condemning me for posting a vanity thread and "eating up the bandwidth, etc." and I will extend the same courtesy to you as well. Thanks!


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1 posted on 01/25/2007 7:23:16 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong
It's worth at least a Zot .
2 posted on 01/25/2007 7:24:20 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi

Maybe a Zot and a half.


3 posted on 01/25/2007 7:25:26 PM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: RedRover
Maybe, I wouldn't go to 2 yet without pics.
4 posted on 01/25/2007 7:26:19 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Chong

Are you logged in?


5 posted on 01/25/2007 7:26:24 PM PST by day10 (Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense.)
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To: Chong

I think the Tampa Trib has an antiques guy who writes articles every week ... people send him pictures and info on their item and he tells them what he knows about it including an estimated value. I think you may have better luck with them than with the kitties.


6 posted on 01/25/2007 7:27:11 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Chong

I'll guess $60


7 posted on 01/25/2007 7:27:17 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: kinoxi

Check your freepmail...don't think this thread will last very long.


8 posted on 01/25/2007 7:27:21 PM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: Chong
"(low)"

How low?


9 posted on 01/25/2007 7:27:29 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: RedRover

I'll see that zot and a half and raise you one.


10 posted on 01/25/2007 7:28:22 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Chong
Google
11 posted on 01/25/2007 7:28:36 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Chong

This thread is worthless without pictures.


12 posted on 01/25/2007 7:29:03 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Chong

Try looking on e-bay for one similar.


13 posted on 01/25/2007 7:29:20 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Chong

ibtz


14 posted on 01/25/2007 7:29:23 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: Chong

How about this: http://www.goantiques.com/detail,hall-china-red,1318719.html?source=VYZ4474


15 posted on 01/25/2007 7:29:40 PM PST by stayathomemom
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To: Chong

Go to Ebay, put in Hall China and you'll see what things are going for. Also, check your freepmail.


16 posted on 01/25/2007 7:29:40 PM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: Chong

Free Republic and Antiques Roadshow have the same number of syllables, but the similarity ends there.


17 posted on 01/25/2007 7:30:07 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: neodad
Here's one:


18 posted on 01/25/2007 7:30:38 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: Chong

Um, I think you are confusing FreeRepublic with a Saturday morning radio swap-meet in Bug Tussle, Arkansas. It's actually more like a Zot-meet, and I think you're going to be meeting a few tonight.


19 posted on 01/25/2007 7:31:36 PM PST by Harpo Speaks (Honk! Honk! Honk! Either it's foggy out, or make that a dozen hard boiled eggs.)
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To: neodad

20 posted on 01/25/2007 7:31:57 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: Chong
Chong
Since Jun 8, 2001

Have you mistaken Free Republic for

Antiques Road Show?
21 posted on 01/25/2007 7:32:08 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Free Republic and Antiques Roadshow have the same number of syllables

I'll be darned. You're right. I never noticed that before.

22 posted on 01/25/2007 7:33:00 PM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: Chong
"Made in LA" Does that mean it was made in Los Angeles or Louisiana?
23 posted on 01/25/2007 7:33:40 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Chong

http://www.antiquesroadshow-lcs.com/


24 posted on 01/25/2007 7:34:18 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: jazusamo; kinoxi; Slings and Arrows

I'm out! This is too rich for my blood.


25 posted on 01/25/2007 7:34:39 PM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: Chong

26 posted on 01/25/2007 7:34:42 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong

freepmail


27 posted on 01/25/2007 7:34:45 PM PST by A message (We who care, Can Not Fail)
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To: nmh; Chong

Hey, this is in Chat -- a perfectly proper place for it.

There have been lots of these kind of threads, and they're usually pretty interesting.


28 posted on 01/25/2007 7:34:48 PM PST by JennysCool (Blink 182 isn't just a band, it's Nancy Pelosi's per-minute average.)
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To: Ditter

could be Lower Alabama too.


29 posted on 01/25/2007 7:35:14 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: JennysCool

Right you are!

My apology. I didn't notice that.


30 posted on 01/25/2007 7:36:45 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: kinoxi
I got one at Walmart for my kids to play with. I think I paid $4.99 with the matching cups and soccer's.
31 posted on 01/25/2007 7:36:50 PM PST by JSteff
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To: Chong

I'm a little tea-pot
Short and stout
This is my handle
And this is my spout
And this is Zot
I was talking about.


32 posted on 01/25/2007 7:37:31 PM PST by Harpo Speaks (Honk! Honk! Honk! Either it's foggy out, or make that a dozen hard boiled eggs.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Old, bright, red and pot .... hmmm. Which of these words apply?


33 posted on 01/25/2007 7:38:09 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: JennysCool
Just some fun on a thread that needed pics.
34 posted on 01/25/2007 7:39:03 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: RegulatorCountry

Oh I know this is not an antique show. Just thought I'd see how many out of 2-3 hundred thousand(??) posters could post something helpful other than the VERY OLD Zot comment and the usual boring variation thereof AND to see if anyone could make an educated guess of a sort. Oh well.


35 posted on 01/25/2007 7:39:16 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong

And another!: http://www.goantiques.com/search/search_results.jsp?sitefrom=www.goantiques.com&wareHouseSearch=no&newSearch=yes&searchBox=yes&narrow=Hall+China+Red+Teapot&x=27&y=11


36 posted on 01/25/2007 7:40:43 PM PST by stayathomemom
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To: Chong

You're the one who posted your query in breaking news, lol. Don't get all snippy.


37 posted on 01/25/2007 7:41:10 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Breaking News?? Hmmm, does Breaking News and Your Opinion/General Chat spell the same? WOW...


38 posted on 01/25/2007 7:43:44 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong

It would be easier to identify the teapot if the picture was taken from the side. This website here has a very thorough Hall Teapot Identification section - once you know the name of the pattern & the official color name, then you can do a search on it's value.

http://hallchinacollectors.com/_sgg/m4m7_1.htm


39 posted on 01/25/2007 7:47:17 PM PST by alicewonders
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To: Chong
I think there is one on ebay that looks like yours for a Buy it Now price of $349.00 http://cgi.ebay.com/Hall-Los-Angeles-Chinese-Red-Teapot_W0QQitemZ7420236429QQihZ016QQcategoryZ450QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting
40 posted on 01/25/2007 7:50:00 PM PST by stayathomemom
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To: alicewonders
Thank you kindly for your help.

Thanks to ALL who freepmailed with your helpful links and comments.

However, this thread just reminded me why I have not posted here in a long time.

41 posted on 01/25/2007 7:51:15 PM PST by Chong
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To: stayathomemom

Hey, thanks, stayathomemom. Think I remember "talking" to you many years ago. You Dr. Laura fan too, right?

My teapot looks very similar to the one you linked to. Thanks for your help! I know how to google, but just ain't got time right now to do it myself, ya know, with moving and all. Thanks again for your help!


42 posted on 01/25/2007 7:53:53 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong

No problem.


43 posted on 01/25/2007 7:55:07 PM PST by stayathomemom
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To: Chong

You posted no pictures making your query impossible, then you complain at the humor of it. Grow up.


44 posted on 01/25/2007 7:55:43 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: day10

That is soooo old. Come up with something original.


45 posted on 01/25/2007 7:58:12 PM PST by Chong
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To: piasa

Thanks old timer.


46 posted on 01/25/2007 7:58:58 PM PST by Chong
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To: I see my hands

As low as your IQ?


47 posted on 01/25/2007 7:59:45 PM PST by Chong
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To: kinoxi

Thanks.


48 posted on 01/25/2007 8:00:12 PM PST by Chong
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To: neodad

This thread is worthless without pictures, depending...


49 posted on 01/25/2007 8:00:58 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong

I'll give ya $6.50


50 posted on 01/25/2007 8:01:21 PM PST by woofie
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