Found 282 articles matching Feature Articles category.
  • 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 […]

  • Dec 14 2009
  • 14 Dec 2009

Preserving Holiday Decorations: Proper Storage is the Key

Many of us have antique Christmas ornaments and decorations that were passed down by mothers and grandmothers. Hopefully, yours are in good condition, considering their […]

  • Dec 7 2009
  • 7 Dec 2009

Unhappy Trails: Cowboy Heroes Fade Away as Fans Head to that Great Corral in the Sky

“My heroes have always been cowboys, And, they still are, it seems. Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of, Themselves and their […]

  • Dec 7 2009
  • 7 Dec 2009

The Collector’s Minute: That Old Piece of Pottery is Not as Old as it Looks

One of the interesting things about the antique business is the stories that develop around some items, either from their owners or dealers. Cases in […]

  • Nov 30 2009
  • 30 Nov 2009

The Ringling Name Sells Products and Expands the World of Circus Collectibles

In a previous article I wrote a little about the history of The Greatest Show On Earth. Over the years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & […]

  • Nov 30 2009
  • 30 Nov 2009

History of the Breitling Navitimer Watch is Shrouded in Mystery

The story of the first Navitimer is shrouded in mystery and even some controversy. Quite simply, no-one knows for certain the full story, or if […]

  • Nov 30 2009
  • 30 Nov 2009

The Collector’s Minute: An Antoine Louis Barye Sculpture

One class of items that causes great confusion among novice collectors is “bronze sculptures,” which is understandable due to the wide variance in values for […]

  • Nov 23 2009
  • 23 Nov 2009

Wild West Show Memorabilia Features Great Names of the American West

Collecting wild west show memorabilia is as important to circus collectors as collecting circus memorabilia. The history of the wild west show brings to mind […]

  • Nov 23 2009
  • 23 Nov 2009

Aging with Style – Appearance Isn’t Always the Best Indicator of Age

Aging with style is almost everyone’s ultimate objective, immediately behind not aging at all. But in this context the word “aging” is being used as […]

  • Nov 23 2009
  • 23 Nov 2009

History of Thanksgiving Day

As a fans of antiques and collectibles, whose interest in history is peaked by the things we collect, we thought it would be interesting to […]