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  • 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 […]

  • Jan 13 2010
  • 13 Jan 2010

Fascinating Story behind Antique Sunburst Circus Wagon Wheel

Finding antique and odd circus equipment is difficult, but such items are highly treasured by circus collectors. Sometimes the provenance of these items is more […]

  • Jan 12 2010
  • 12 Jan 2010

Caring for Old Books: Top 10 Dos and Don’ts

A vintage book’s value can vary tremendously based simply on its condition. For a particularly rare and collectible book, the difference could easily translate into […]

  • Jan 5 2010
  • 5 Jan 2010

Circus Toys Delight Collectors as well as Children

The circus has always been a popular theme for children’s toys, but these toys are seldom sought after by circus collectors. The exceptions are toys […]

  • Jan 5 2010
  • 5 Jan 2010

The Qings’ Little Masterpieces: Snuff Bottles

Contact with the West greatly influenced Chinese applied arts, none more so than the culture pertaining to tobacco-related habits. But while smoking was officially castigated, […]

  • Dec 27 2009
  • 27 Dec 2009

Horology in the Movies: ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’

Time, horology and the looming presence of an enormous tower clock take center stage in the classic 1994 romantic comedy “The Hudsucker Proxy.” Directed by […]

  • Dec 21 2009
  • 21 Dec 2009

Dillinger Connection Sets $41,000 Price for $150 Hamilton Watch

It’s not often that the belongings of someone as infamous as John Dillinger come up for sale. This month Heritage Auctions listed 11 items attributed […]

  • Dec 21 2009
  • 21 Dec 2009

Barkcloth: The Quintessential Mid-Century Modern Fabric

For many of us, it doesn’t seem that long ago that we couldn’t wait to get rid of those heavy floral drapes that our parents […]

  • Dec 15 2009
  • 15 Dec 2009

All Knotted Up – Tatting Laces All Sorts of Antique Linens

Tatting is a unique type of knotted lace that was popular from the 19th century through the middle of the 20th century. It is now […]

  • Dec 15 2009
  • 15 Dec 2009

Familiar But Obscure Furniture Forms – A Primer

This entry deals with furniture forms which are probably familiar visually but whose original appellations may escape you at the moment. Instead of resorting to […]