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Published December 15, 2011, 12:00 AM

A jeweled rake and sickle

A jeweled rake and sickle are applied to this 19th-century picture frame. The unmarked mixed-metal frame is 11 inches high. It was made in about 1875, and sold recently for $225 at Jackson’s Auction in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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