Found 281 articles matching Feature Articles category.
  • Nov 16 2009
  • 16 Nov 2009

The Collector’s Minute: Porcelain and Pottery Markings Reference Points

You might wonder when watching the appraisers at “Antiques Roadshow” just how they can determine so much information about a teacup or platter simply by […]

  • Nov 16 2009
  • 16 Nov 2009

Recording the Treasure: Photographing Your Antique Furniture

If you really enjoy researching, discovering and acquiring pieces of older and antique furniture, not to mention repairing, restoring and maintaining your functional links to […]

  • Nov 11 2009
  • 11 Nov 2009

Blue and White Oriental Porcelain: A Guide to Changes and Styles

“Of a strong build, suitable for export and of good material, with a clear white body often left unglazed on a flat base. The glaze […]

  • Nov 10 2009
  • 10 Nov 2009

Older Circus Photos Bring Higher Prices

In a previous article Circus Photos I wrote about circus photographs and their values. Another article on Side Show collectibles highlighted pitch cards and photos […]

  • Oct 20 2009
  • 20 Oct 2009

Before Use in Home Décor, Model Boats Battled for Supremacy on the Ponds

Pond boats have been used extensively in home decorating for 20 plus years. They have a simplicity and beauty of line that complements interior décor […]

  • Oct 20 2009
  • 20 Oct 2009

‘Come See the Strange, the Unusual . . . the Circus Side Show Collectibles’

The circus side show dominated the midway. The flashy banner line and the talker (not a barker) shouted about the wonders to be seen on […]

  • Oct 13 2009
  • 13 Oct 2009

Everyman’s Desk – The History of the Larkin Desk

The term “Larkin Desk” is a familiar one to most collectors and buyers of older and antique furniture, especially to those who favor furniture from […]

  • Oct 13 2009
  • 13 Oct 2009

Collector’s Minute: An Art and Architecture Glossary

Art and architecture, like all other fields of interest, have interesting words and terms. Here is a quick guide to some of the styles and […]

  • Oct 13 2009
  • 13 Oct 2009

Anatomy of an Auction – The Auctioneer’s Percentage

QUESTION: If I sell some of my collectibles at auction, what percentage should I expect to pay an auctioneer? – Marti, via email ANSWER: The […]

  • Oct 7 2009
  • 7 Oct 2009

Some Circus Photos are Worth a Thousand Bucks

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. When it’s a circus photo, it can sometimes be worth a thousand dollars . . . […]