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  • Apr 6 2016
  • 6 Apr 2016

North American Hooked Rugs: The Indigenous Folk Art

Since the middle of the 19th century, the practice of making hooked rugs have come in and out of fashion several times. Each time hooked […]

  • Apr 5 2016
  • 5 Apr 2016

Even if you Can’t Hit ’Em Straight, You Can Still Find ’Em and Collect ’Em

Creating a logo golf ball collection is easy. Adding to it takes a little ingenuity. Ask me. I know from where I speak. Starting out, […]

  • Mar 8 2016
  • 8 Mar 2016

Kutani Ceramics: Warmth with Technical Complexity

Kutani ceramics didn’t appeal to me at first. They seemed a little gaudy, ornate, the opposite of the type of work I like. Until I […]

  • Dec 23 2015
  • 23 Dec 2015

Circus Christmas Cards — A Colorful Big Top Collectible

During the Christmas season, circuses are typically at winter quarters preparing for another year on the road. Circus owners have always been alert to use […]

  • Nov 19 2015
  • 19 Nov 2015

Polishing Your Antique Silver: Tips for a Tedious Holiday Chore

Thanksgiving Day is less than a week away, and if you are tempted to get out your antique silver to make your holiday table sparkle, […]

  • Sep 21 2015
  • 21 Sep 2015

Papal Games: If You Can’t be the Pope, at Least You can Play one at Home

This week we will get an up-close-and-personal look at Pope Francis. I often wonder what it would be like to be the Pope, the Bishop […]

  • Jul 6 2015
  • 6 Jul 2015

What Makes Antique Furniture Valuable? The Four-Part Test

How many times have you read the report of an auction somewhere and the price quoted on some article just didn’t seem reasonable; either way […]

  • Jun 8 2015
  • 8 Jun 2015

Brand of Brothers – The Stickley Furniture Family

Anyone who dabbles in older and antique furniture knows that the name “Stickley” is an important one in American antique furniture. And everybody knows that […]

  • Jun 1 2015
  • 1 Jun 2015

Saving the World: How to Restore Antique and Vintage Globes

Globes were initially engraved or painted directly on spherical shells. In the late 16th century, globe-makers began printing maps and pasting them onto round shells […]

  • Apr 1 2015
  • 1 Apr 2015

The Origin of the Chocolate Easter Bunny – Collecting Antique Chocolate Molds

How can we think of Easter without a chocolate bunny? Today, the foil-wrapped confections are mass-produced by the hundreds of thousands. But there was a […]