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  • Sep 26 2011
  • 26 Sep 2011

Guaranteed to Fail: Running an Antique Shop without Common Sense, Basic Business Skills

Last week I was asked to “check up on” a building owned by some friends of mine who are in South Africa. Interestingly, the building […]

  • Sep 21 2011
  • 21 Sep 2011

Charting the Art and History of Antique Maps

People buy antique maps for many reasons. Some buy for the art or decorative value of the maps and others buy for the history, whether […]

  • Sep 13 2011
  • 13 Sep 2011

When Antique Shopping is about More than the Goods

Ever since I was a little girl I have marveled at the architecture and grandeur of Antebellum and Victorian era homes. Being from the South […]

  • Aug 25 2011
  • 25 Aug 2011

Interview with Maureen Stanton, Author of ‘Killer Stuff and Tons of Money’

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with author Maureen Stanton and discussing her new book, “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History […]

  • Aug 22 2011
  • 22 Aug 2011

Red Wing’s Short-Lived Run of Charles Murphy’s Chromoline Hand-Painted Pottery

Red Wing designer Charles Murphy worked during the post-World War II period from around 1948 to 1964 often described as the Eames Era of Modern […]

  • Jul 28 2011
  • 28 Jul 2011

Turn Your Antique Shop into a Profitable Business – Part 2

In Part 1 of Turn Your Antique Shop into a Profitable Business, I laid out some basic suggestions to jump-start your antiques business. If you […]

  • Jul 21 2011
  • 21 Jul 2011

From Salt to Zinc: Red Wing Pottery’s Transition between Stoneware Glazes

When it comes to the period between 1895 and 1900, when the Red Wing and Minnesota Stoneware companies moved away from making salt glaze stoneware, […]

  • Jul 19 2011
  • 19 Jul 2011

Novice’s Nice Find Makes a Fan of Brimfield Antique Show

Baseball, apple pie, Elvis . . . add the Brimfield Antiques Show to the list of classic Americana—it doesn’t get any more red, white and […]

  • Jul 12 2011
  • 12 Jul 2011

How to Turn Your Antique Shop into a Profitable Business – Part 1

Whether you sell antiques, collectibles and memorabilia online, rent space in a mall or are the owner of a brick-and-mortar antique shop, the sputtering economy […]

  • Jul 11 2011
  • 11 Jul 2011

Brimfield Antique Shows: Diary of a First Timer

I’m going to Brimfield. I’ve never been there before so really have no idea what to expect. I’ve heard stories from a lot of dealers […]