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Displaying Your Collections: Thinking Beyond the Shelf (12/22/09)
A collection of vintage rug beaters are displayed on the walls of the staircase. Don’t constrict where you display your collections by sticking to shelves.You’ve spent years compiling your collection, finding one-of-a-kind pieces at auctions and estate sales, driving across the country to attend … More >>


Collecting Classic Horror Books—Tales that Scared Our Great-Great-Grandparents (10/26/09)
Illustration by Christina Rossetti’s brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, for the first edition of “Goblin Market and Other Poem,” 1862.  “Morning and evening Maids heard the goblins cry ‘Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy’ ” Thus begins Christina Rossetti’s 1859 … More >>


The King of the Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe Offers Various Avenues of Collectibles (10/26/09)
Edgar Allen Poe offers various avenues of collectibles.As the undisputed father of terror and the grotesque, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) wrote more than 150 poems, essays and … More >>


Starting a Vintage Halloween Collection Not A Scary Proposition (10/19/09)
The earliest versions of commercial jack-o-lanterns were painted glass globes from Germany and date to around 1905Halloween, as we know it today, became popular in the United States in the late 19th century when a flood … More >>


What Did You Read As a Child? Collecting Memories (8/19/09)
1962’s “A Wrinkle in Time”Avid readers and book collectors all have one thing in common—they were inspired by their childhood favorites. We learned to … More >>


Collecting Juvenile Book Series: Our Little Cousins (7/7/09)
Our Little French CousinMany people like to collect vintage juvenile series books. Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys and The Bobbsey Twins … More >>


Dating Your Vintage Photographs (1840 – 1900) Part 2: Women’s Clothing Styles (6/8/09)
1840s fashion with side ringlets, full bonnets, bare shoulders, tight forearm sleeves and long pointed bodices. “Graham’s Magazine,” 1841Many people inherit photographs of ancestors from generations past and often struggle with the frustrations of identifying the age of … More >>


Dating Your Vintage Photographs (1840 – 1900) Part 1: Image Formats (6/2/09)
photo1Many people inherit photographs of generations of ancestors and struggle with frustrations of identifying exactly who is in each photo. … More >>


Get Cracking on Collecting Eggs (4/6/09)
Hand-etched Polish ostrich egg with four panelsThe egg has always been a universal symbol of renewal and rebirth—a perfect symbol for the celebration of Easter. And … More >>


Collectible Book Terminology Part 6 – Recognizing First Editions (3/23/09)
The first illustrated edition of Frankenstein did not appear until 1831. This is the first artist interpretation of the monster.Vintage books offered for sale by individuals are very often misidentified as first editions. In fact, online auction sites are … More >>


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