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  • Nov 29 2011
  • 29 Nov 2011

The Retrophile Files: Billy’s Antiques & Props Defends New York’s Old, Odd

Billy’s Antiques & Props has staying power, and in NYC, that is no easy feat. Big-box stores and over-inflated real estate prices have made small, […]

  • Nov 15 2011
  • 15 Nov 2011

The Retrophile Files: Establishing the New Cool at Brooklyn’s Sunday Love

While a good number of my fellow New Yorkers are still entranced by the “Ikea effect,” I am happy to report that a growing number […]

  • Oct 10 2011
  • 10 Oct 2011

Red Wing Stoneware Spittoons: Too Pretty to Spit In

How could it be that German spittoons are some of the most beautiful pieces of stoneware made by the Red Wing and Minnesota stoneware companies, […]

  • Oct 3 2011
  • 3 Oct 2011

The Adventures of Prop Girl: Supplying Vintage Items for ‘Men in Black III’

I think my new name should be Prop Girl. I could be like an antique/memorabilia superhero in Movie Land. Recently, my team and I wrapped […]

  • 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 […]