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Baby Carriage Strolls along with Some Value


Q: The pictured baby carriage is in good condition. The words "Strollo-Chair — Jumel Place — New York City — 10032 — NY" are marked on the handle's metal tag. The word "Rex" is located on the side of the carriage.

I would like to know its maker, age and value. Any other information will be appreciated.

A: Rex Manufacturers, operating from 1949 to 1979 in New York, created your carriage. "Strollo-Chair" was the name of their carriages. They converted from a carriage to multiple baby equipment — a stroller, high chair and bassinet.

Your baby carriage was made around 1960 and would probably be worth $150 to $200.

Q: This mark is on the back of my six plates, which I inherited from my aunt. Each plate is decorated with a cobalt blue and red border, multicolored flowers in the center and a white background; the name "The Ogontz" is placed near the mark. The plates are in excellent condition.

I hope you can tell me something about the maker, vintage and value of my plates.

A: Woods and Sons created your plates. Enoch and Ralph Woods founded their pottery in Burslem, England, in 1865 — they still produce earthenware and ironstone. "The Ogontz" is the name of the pattern.

Your plates were made around 1916 and each would probably be worth $20 to $30.

Q: Could you please tell me more information about my cut glass bowl? It measures approximately 11 inches by 7 inches and is 4 inches tall. The saw-tooth border as well as the sharp edges of the floral and geometric pattern appear to be cut glass, rather than pressed glass. I found no manufacturer's mark; it was a gift my mother received in 1920.

A: Most cut glass is not signed by the maker. Even if marked, it is still hard to find the signature. Closely examine the pattern for a trademark. Nevertheless, marked or unmarked, cut glass is collectible.

The value of your bowl would probably be $200 to $250.

Q: I have a 1946 Bonnie Book that is titled "Favorite Nursery Rhymes." It has a green hard cover, an orange spine, and measures 8 inches by 6 inches.

Illustrated by Valerie Patterson, the cover contains the image of a little girl with blond hair reading a story. Behind her, a large daffodil with green leaves sheds a beam of light on her story. Although the book is in good condition, the corners and edges show some wear.

Is my book collectible? Does it have any value?

A: Children's Bonnie Books were published by Samuel Lowe in Kenosha, Wis., and they are collectible.

Your book would probably be worth $50 to $100.

Q: I received a set of Paragon Fine Bone China from my mother. It is a service for 12 and decorated with gold flowers and gold rims. A pedestal cake plate and covered soup tureen are included in the set. On the back of each piece are the words: "By Appointment — China Manufrs. to HM Queen Elizabeth — The Queen Mother — Made in England."

Could you please help me identify the maker and possible value of my china?

A: Paragon China has been made in England from 1919 to 1960. It has been a British tradition for centuries to grant Royal Warrants to recognize companies or individuals who have produced goods for members of the Royal Family. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was the mother of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the warrant was granted in 1938.

Your set of dishes would probably be worth $1,500.

Address your questions to Anne McCollam, P.O. Box 247, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Items of a general interest will be answered in this column. Due to the volume of inquiries, she cannot answer individual letters. To find out more about Anne McCollam and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at



9 Comments | Post Comment
This Stollo-Chair as pictured is listed on my local Craigslist but it seems to have an erroneous email reply address. I live in the same area as the person who has the buggy for sale and would love to present it to my daughter-in-law for our expected new one. Can anyone help?
Comment: #1
Posted by: Lynn Sullivan
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:05 PM
Re: Lynn Sullivan
Hi I don't know if your daughter in law was early on in her pregnancy when you posted this or not, but if you still would like one I have one for sale for 150.00. It is in near mint ocndition. email if ineterested in pictures. Mine is blue. thanks , Ruth
Comment: #2
Posted by: Ruth Magin
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:03 PM
I have most of a strollo-chair carriage, but it is missing the peice that connects the wheel base to the bed part. Does anyone have any ideas on where to find, or how to create something that might work to hold these 2 parts together?! thanks for any help, Dawn
Comment: #3
Posted by: Dawn Reitz
Sun Aug 1, 2010 6:07 PM
i have a Rex Stroll o Chair it is in gret shape how do i find out the age and the value of it.
Comment: #4
Posted by: stephen
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:34 PM
I have a Rex Stroll o Chair and it has a license number on it of 14675 how do I find out the value of this
Comment: #5
Posted by: Cris
Tue Oct 5, 2010 9:36 AM
I have a stroll o chair my son is 53 and i have the buggy, high chair seat, carriage has pink and blue mattress, good condition, also base to make a cradle. has a canopy for the buggy and signature plate on side. used but still in good shape. lillian rogers would like value
Comment: #6
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:02 PM
Re: Dawn Reitz
Just saw this post - albeit 3 years after... I have two Rex Stroll o Chairs with various parts and pieces.
Contact me if you are interested in that piece that holds the buggy bed to the wheels.
Comment: #7
Posted by: PJMcDaniel
Fri May 17, 2013 4:25 PM
Re: PJMcDanie

Do you still have parts?. I am looking for the Handle and wheels with the converter for the bassinet part of the carriage. I purchased one at a flea market .l
Comment: #8
Posted by: Crystal Condon
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:01 AM
Looking for an approximate value for a stroll o chair the pat. numbers on it r 2,322,931-0-167,331. Thank you
Comment: #9
Posted by: Raeanne
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:11 PM
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