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  • Dec 11 2015
  • 11 Dec 2015

Christmas Memories of My Mom, the Antique Collector, Dealer and Family Historian

Around this time every year, I get a bit melancholy. It is difficult to think about the upcoming holiday season with any sense of true […]

  • Dec 7 2015
  • 7 Dec 2015

Rare and Elegant—George Hoenig’s Rotary Round Action

By Ron Spomer Many premier side-by-side shotguns are sold as round actions, but rounded is the more accurate description. The sharp edges of the flat-sided […]

  • Nov 6 2015
  • 6 Nov 2015

True Blue: Knowing the True Value of Turquoise

What’s in a name? When it comes to buying jewelry, this can be a very important question. And when it comes to gemstones, finding out […]

  • Oct 26 2015
  • 26 Oct 2015

Haunted Antiques: Do Some Items Retain Ghostly Emotions of Original Owners?

I hope that the title has piqued your interest in this article and I am fairly certain that a few of you are thinking “Okay, […]

  • Oct 21 2015
  • 21 Oct 2015

Halloween Collectibles – The Prices are nothing to Boo at

I think that most of us, at least those of us of a certain age, have very fond memories of Halloween. The costumes, the parties, […]

  • Sep 21 2015
  • 21 Sep 2015

Papal Games: If You Can’t be the Pope, at Least You can Play one at Home

This week we will get an up-close-and-personal look at Pope Francis. I often wonder what it would be like to be the Pope, the Bishop […]

  • Jul 6 2015
  • 6 Jul 2015

What Makes Antique Furniture Valuable? The Four-Part Test

How many times have you read the report of an auction somewhere and the price quoted on some article just didn’t seem reasonable; either way […]

  • Jun 8 2015
  • 8 Jun 2015

Brand of Brothers – The Stickley Furniture Family

Anyone who dabbles in older and antique furniture knows that the name “Stickley” is an important one in American antique furniture. And everybody knows that […]

  • Jun 1 2015
  • 1 Jun 2015

Saving the World: How to Restore Antique and Vintage Globes

Globes were initially engraved or painted directly on spherical shells. In the late 16th century, globe-makers began printing maps and pasting them onto round shells […]

  • Apr 1 2015
  • 1 Apr 2015

The Origin of the Chocolate Easter Bunny – Collecting Antique Chocolate Molds

How can we think of Easter without a chocolate bunny? Today, the foil-wrapped confections are mass-produced by the hundreds of thousands. But there was a […]