Celebrating the Holiday Glow: Antiques from Yenke Peddler


CLEVELAND, Ohio – The weekend before Thanksgiving, light up the Luminaria of Medina during the city’s annual candlelight walk. From tomorrow to Sunday, the city will be full of celebration.

Speaking of candles, a short drive (or walk) from Place de la Medina is the AI ​​Root store and warehouse at 623 W. Liberty St.

Amos Ives Root was born in Ohio in 1839 and as a teenager he showed great interest in several fields of science. He opened his first store as a jeweler and watch repairer.

The bees, however, softened his interest with their work ethic, and he became the leader of an apiary. By 1869, AI Root Co. owned beehives and equipment featuring Airline Bee Products. Amos has written on the gleanings of bee culture and has published a monthly magazine. He even did the Smithsonian writing about the Wright Brothers’ successful flight!

In the 1920s, he sold the business to his sons. Beeswax has become their specialty. In the 1960s, they introduced the scented candle. Today they are still known for the purest beeswax candles supplied to many churches.

Still operating in the fifth generation, this American-made candle continues to shine. Check out their awesome offers for your Christmas list!

Hello Brenda,

The internet is full of photos of the Henneberg brothers’ candlesticks, but nothing to do with our set. The marking corresponds to the period 1874-1883. Please review and let me know your thoughts.



Hi Hardy,

Your silver plated dragon candle holders are definitely antiques. They could also cover the period 1883-1897. This famous Warsaw silversmith began his work in 1856. Longevity was their story until WWII. The galvanic process (silver layer) has been imprinted within the GALW brand. With an Asian flair, this work demands an audience at the table. It looks like brass can shine through. One of the most reliable varnishes is Flitz, made in the USA. The value in this original condition would be $ 150 and up.

If you have an item to review, send a clear image with the history to Yenke Peddler, Brenda Yenke, PO Box 361633, Strongsville, Ohio, 44136. You can also send photos and information requests for Brenda to review To [email protected].


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