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Published May 06, 2011, 12:00 AM

Kovels Antiques: Old carousel figures coveted by collectors

Carousel figures, made mostly in the early 1900s, sell for high prices today. Carousels probably were first made in the 1700s to train spear-throwers, not as enjoyable rides for children. A horseback rider would ride toward a hanging ring and try to put the spear through it.

By: Terry Kovel, INFORUM

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