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06/20/18



 Dear Donna,

I have several of these hooks. Not sure if they were for a fireplace or shutters. Thought you might be able to help.
Claire from Ctoncord
 
Dear Claire,
When I first saw your picture, I couldn’t remember what they were, so I had to think deep. Not because I hadn’t seen them before, but you don’t see them often. And if you do, they are not not necessarily being used for the purpose they were made for.
Your hooks are actually gutter hangers from the 1800s. If you do research you will see there is an interesting story of how gutters started. Gutters were made from anything like clay, wood, metal, etc. Hooks are all different and there are many styles up to present time.
Your hooks, now that they are not used for gutters, could easily be used for other things within a home. Value on them is for just the shape and condition so it’s tough to give an exact number, but I would say in the $50 range for the ones you have sent a picture of. 
If you want or need some ideas on what to use them for now, let me know.
 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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