Found 283 articles matching Feature Articles category.
  • 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 […]

  • Mar 29 2015
  • 29 Mar 2015

Find of the Week: Steiff Easter Rabbit

As the season has turn from winter to spring, it’s time to start thinking about Easter and all of the wonderful traditions that come along with […]

  • Jan 14 2015
  • 14 Jan 2015

1973 Hot Wheels Promotion Leads to Collectible Toy Treasure Trove

What do you do when presented with 40 cases of collectible toys? Why, you sell about 25 percent of them for a down payment on […]

  • Nov 19 2013
  • 19 Nov 2013

Video: Making the Most of Your Holiday Thrifting Buys

Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith of Thrifting with the Boys—who offer tips on buying low at thrift shops and reselling for profit on eBay—talk with […]

  • Nov 12 2013
  • 12 Nov 2013

From America to Estonia: Finding the Hidden/True/Lost Value of Antiques

I bought my first antique in 1977; the year my son was born. It was a late 19th-century oak sideboard with a beveled mirror. I […]

  • Nov 12 2013
  • 12 Nov 2013

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Reminds Us to Protect What We Collect

A little more than a year ago, on Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy pounded the entire U.S. eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine, with particularly severe […]