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Collectibles: Let's go antiquing! 1. HENS ON NESTS: WHAT ARE THEY? Colorfully painted hens on nests topped many tables in 19th-century England. People were drawn to their decorative outsides (and the hard-cooked eggs often kept inside). Some of these pieces of Staffordshire pottery (made in Staffordshire, England) were painted to represent actual breeds of hens. HOW MUCH? You’ll pay anywhere from $300 to $3,000, with big, colorful hens more expensive than small, plain ones, says Dennis Be...