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  • Feb 18 2010
  • 18 Feb 2010

Minor Book Repairs – Sprucing Up Your Old Friends

Favorite old books are like friends. But they can start to show wear with handling and age. While restoration of very valuable books should always […]

  • Feb 11 2010
  • 11 Feb 2010

Bid Up – Auction Terminology

Buying goods at auction is one of the most common ways dealers acquire inventory for their shops. It is one of the few places where […]

  • Feb 11 2010
  • 11 Feb 2010

Find of the Week: Steiff Foxy Fox Terrier

There is nothing more thrilling to most collectors than to find a dream item in a most unexpected place. As a Steiff enthusiast, I am […]

  • Feb 8 2010
  • 8 Feb 2010

Buyer Beware: Recognizing the Different Types of New ‘Antiques’

The popularity of antiques and collectibles has naturally resulted in the creation of copies. It’s a sad fact that almost anything of value from the […]

  • Feb 2 2010
  • 2 Feb 2010

Elastic Storage: Multi-Section Stacking Bookcases

Almost every antiques auction sooner or later has one. And almost every mall has at least one filled with “dustables” and breakables. If you ask […]

  • Feb 2 2010
  • 2 Feb 2010

Memories of a Life in the Circus – Odds and Ends from the Big Top

In two previous articles, I shared experiences in the life of Charlotte (Shive) Maxwell, who spent 20 years performing with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & […]

  • Feb 1 2010
  • 1 Feb 2010

Chatelaines: The Lady of the House’s Tool Belt

A chatelaine is a brooch or clasp, worn at the waist, from which trinkets keys, and useful items are suspended. The chatelaine served the useful […]

  • Jan 27 2010
  • 27 Jan 2010

The Circus Fraternity: My Friend Charlotte and the Ubangis

In an earlier article, I told the story of a dear friend, Charlotte (Shive) Maxwell, who ran away and joined the circus. You can read […]

  • Jan 27 2010
  • 27 Jan 2010

Shelley Pottery – Post-War Shapes and Designs

Shelley pottery during the 1920s and 30s was held in high esteem, not only by the retailers in the United Kingdom, but also by the […]

  • Jan 20 2010
  • 20 Jan 2010

Proper Fabrics for Dolls’ Clothes: Dressed in Only the Best

One of the many tragedies of modern life is the switchover from natural fibers to those composed of synthetic substances. Although synthetics are less costly […]